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Pressnews.biz (Press Release) Oct 1, 2014
-- New York, New York – Music video historian Stephen Pitalo will bring his acclaimed talk “The History of Music Video, Part One” to the heart of Manhattan when New York Super Week presents this multimedia show in Dave & Buster’s Empire Room in Times Square on Monday, October 6th at 8pm.
Pitalo’s interviews with over 100 music video directors and artists of the era inform this highly entertaining event, complete with classic music videos and interview excerpts as Pitalo explains how the music video began as a standard performance clip and evolved into the most influential phenomenon in music marketing history. Music videos fueled the careers of artists from Michael Jackson to David Bowie to Madonna to Prince to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; these artists flourished during an era when pioneering and revolutionary filmmakers embraced the creative opportunities that the medium afforded them, and created the iconic music video images we still talk about today.
The event includes not only the full multimedia presentation, but a Q&A with the audience, moderated by Lori Majewski, co-author of “Mad World: An Oral History of the New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined The 80s.” The event concludes with a two-hour music video party, curated by Pitalo himself, full of big retro hits and lost gems from the 70s, 80s and 90s projected onto the big screen.
Attendees also receive free food, unlimited sodas, and a $10 game card for fun inside Dave & Buster’s huge arcade. Tickets are available through the New York Super Week website or directly at the link http://bit.ly/HOMV-NYSW
Stephen Pitalo is the founder and sole content provider for the blog The Golden Age of Music Video ( http://goldenageofmusicvideo.com ). He currently curates VEVO’s 80s YouTube page and VEVO.com’s Throwback Thursday playlist, serves as VJ/host for the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club’s monthly “Classic Music Video Shuffle” event in Brooklyn, and is a music correspondent for NTN24’s Planeta Gente program. He is a veteran rock journalist who is currently completing his first book on the history of music video, an oral history as seen through the eyes of the directors of the era.
Stephen Pitalo (twitter @stephenpitalo) is available for interviews through October 6th, please contact him at 917-217-0923 or [email protected]