Grammy and Oscar Winning Composer, Lyricist Paul Williams “In Conversation” at Southwestern
Paul Williams, one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world today, will be the next guest for the¬†“Conversation With…” series, presented by Southwestern’s Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, and Professor Jay Gendron will conduct the discussion on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern.
A lyricist and composer, Williams won an Oscar Award, two Grammy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, and earned induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs, from “We’ve Only Just Begun,” to “The Rainbow Connection,” have touched millions of people for generations. As President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), he is also a leading spokesman for music creators in the digital age. Earlier this year, he received a Grammy Award for his collaboration as a vocalist and composer with Daft Punk on the band’s Album of the Year, “Random Access Memories.”
“Jay and I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to explore art, life and the music business with Paul,” Professor Krone said. “We’re both enormous fans of his work and his humanity.”
Williams’ standards have been recorded by diverse musical icons that include: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, The Carpenters, Luther Vandross, Willie Nelson, REM, Anne Murray, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Diana Krall, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah McLachlan, Jason Mraz, The Dixie Chicks, Gonzo and Kermit The Frog. Continue reading…
The free event will offer one hour of CLE credit and be held in the law school’s Bullocks Wilshire Building. Reservations are requested and can be made through the Institute Office. Parking is available on campus for $9. Click here for a map and directions to campus.
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