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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to launch 'Sounds of Black History' events throughout the month of February

The events will honor Black History Month and its connections to music.

CLEVELAND — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is kicking off Black History Month by honoring Black musicians and artists with virtual and in-person events open to the public. 

The museum, which is currently also hosting an exhibit called "It's Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope, and Empowerment," will also host several online events throughout the month. 

On Wednesday, the museum said that the programs will "highlight stories, provides opportunities for dialogue, and reflects on the contributions and legacies of African American artists."

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Every Friday throughout the month of February the museum will release Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction podcast episodes, featuring famous voices like Gladys Knight and the Pips, Public Enemy, The Miracles, and Buddy Guy. 

Today at noon, the first virtual event kicked off with a "Politics of Sound" dialogue featuring Nwaka Onwusa, Rock Hall’s Chief Curator, and Andrew Cappetta, Manager of Collection & Exhibition Programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Next week, on Feb. 8, the Rock Hall will partner with the Cleveland Cavaliers Diversity and Inclusion Department for a design competition featuring sneakers. The winning design will be featured in the Rock's current exhibition.

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For a full list of events throughout the month honoring and celebrating Black artists and voices, click here

The museum is currently open in-person from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 

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