Many Beatles authors and scholars have cited John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963, as the cause of the Beatles' sudden popularity in the U.S. in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy's death made America sad, and the Beatles made America happy again. But this answer is overly simplistic. America has suffered numerous tragedies and has rebounded each time, but the popularity and staying power of the Beatles remains unmatched in American history. The real answer is that Kennedy's life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles' arrival and success.
Learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of a career searching strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes; creating engaging cover letters; building data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences; and preparing for interviews and interactions through research. Presenter: Nancy Spidle, ReferenceUSA. Register now.
Looking for a job has changed dramatically over the past few years; however, many still follow the rules of yesterday. Find out how best to modernize your search in a way that works best with your own personal style. Presenter: Richard Williams, Career Services, Triton College. Register now.
See and discuss Gypsy, the sixth and final film in a series celebrating Rosalind Russell. This 1962 movie musical, directed by Mervyn Leroy, is based on the Broadway hit about burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
About the "Funny Lady: A Celebration of Rosalind Russell" Film Series
See My Sister Eileen, the third in a film series celebrating Rosalind Russell. In this 1942 film directed by Alexander Hall, two sisters--one smart, the other pretty--move to Greenwich Village from Ohio to build their careers. (96 minutes)
See and discuss Paths of Glory, the fifth in a film series celebrating Kirk Douglas. In this 1957 antiwar film directed by Stanley Kubrick, a military lawyer comes to question the status quo when he defends three men accused of cowardice in World War I. (88 minutes)
About the "Kirk Douglas: Midcentury Movie Idol" Film Series
Learn important tips from three authors who have self-published books:
- E. C. Diskin self-published her first mystery, The Green Line, in 2014. Her second novel, Broken Grace, was published in 2015 by Thomas & Mercer.
- Jeremy Falcon self-published his novel, The Book of Wisdom, the first in a planned series titled The Harmony of the Spheres.
- Indya Mcgrone illustrated and wrote her children's book, Zoey and Cloey's Big Fruit Juice Adventure, and self-published it via Amazon.
Join Oak Park author Gerald Butters and hear about his book, From Sweetback to Super Fly: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago's Loop. Local film historian Doug Deuchler will have a conversation with Gerald Butters about the racial politics and capitalism that were the foundation of an entertainment boom that sought to attract African-American audiences.
What's food got to do with it? Everything, according to Dr. Michelle Levan. Your food choices can affect your emotional, physical, and mental health. As part of Celebrating Seniors Week, join Dr. Levan to learn what foods you should be eating to stay healthy, plus homeopathy practices recommended for better health for seniors.
Do you Zumba? Join us for this heart-healthy and fun workout led by instructors from BFit Fitness Center in Oak Park. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere using African beats. The natural body is a healthy body! Register starting February 1.