Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The artistry of the Beatles will be presented Sept. 17

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Penn State Schuylkill is hosting Kenneth A. Womack, professor of English and integrative arts and senior associate dean of academic affairs, arts and humanities at Penn State Altoona. Womack is the 2013-14 Penn State Laureate. In his multimedia, interactive presentation, he traces the band’s emerging 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 wide range of musical and filmic illustrations.

The program will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the R. Michael Fryer Conference Center at Penn State Schuylkill. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Womack is the author of three novels: "John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel" (2010), which earned ForeWord Reviews’ Bronze Award for Literary Fiction; "The Restaurant at the End of the World" (2012), which earned a gold Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Best Regional Fiction; and "Playing the Angel" (forthcoming, 2013). Womack also is the author or editor of numerous works of nonfiction, including "Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles" (2007) and "The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles" (2009), which was named as The Independent’s “Music Book of the Year.” His latest Beatles-oriented work, "The Beatles Encyclopedia:  Everything Fab Four," will be released in February 2014, in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary or the group’s legendary appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

As the 2013-14 Penn State Laureate, Womack is available to provide multimedia presentations for a wide range of academic, community, and civic groups and organizations. He has several other presentations on the Beatles and on other topics.

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Last Updated September 10, 2013