America's Music Lecture: Jim DeRogatis & Val, Music Criticism in the Digital Age
Jim DeRogatis, host of "Sound Opinions" on WBEZ Public Radio in Chicago, and Val Camilletti of Val's Halla in Oak Park, will discuss "Who Needs Gatekeepers? Music Criticism in the Digital Age."
DeRogatis spent 15 years as the rock critic at The Chicago Sun-Times and is the author of several books about music. Together with Greg Kot of The Chicago Tribune, Jim co-hosts "Sound Opinions," the world's only rock'n'roll talk show, originating at WBEZ and distributed nationally on public radio.
In 2012, local legend Val Camilletti celebrated 40 years of owning Val's Halla, "A Collector's Paradise since 1972."
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