'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' Beatles Author at CF Tuesday
Jan. 18, 2014
The College of Central Florida will host Dr. Kenneth Womack, author and authority on the Beatles, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. There is no fee to attend.
“Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles” is a multimedia, interactive presentation that will trace the Beatles’ songwriting practices, recording artistry and musicianship from their early, primitive recordings through the aesthetic heights of “Abbey Road” at the twilight of their career. Womack illustrates the group’s artistic growth through a range of musical and filmic illustrations.
Womack, the 2013-2014 Penn State Laureate, is professor of English and Integrative Arts at Penn State University’s Altoona College, where he also serves as senior associate dean for academic affairs. He is the author or editor of numerous works of nonfiction, including “Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles” and “The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles.”
His latest Beatles work, “The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four,” will be released in February in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the group's legendary appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
He is also author of three novels, “John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel,” “The Restaurant at the End of the World,” and “Playing the Angel.”