Platicas Musicales Celebrates Its Rock and Roll Roots

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In the 50s and 60s, rock and roll was more than a fad. It was a cultural phenomenon. Its dramatic influence on the development of South Texas musicians is the focus of this month’s Platicas Musicales (Music Talks) Library Series on Wednesday, September 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ben F. McDonald Public Library located at 4044 Greenwood Drive.

Local music historian Manuel Ayala, curator of the Music of South Texas Photo Gallery, will lead a fascinating discussion about how American rock and roll inspired the creativity of many of the area’s singers, songwriters, and performers.

Live music will follow Mr. Ayala’s presentation. Henry Vasquez, Jr. will appear as Elvis Presley and the Motif Band will play favorites from the 50s and 60s. The discussion and musical performances are free and open to the public.

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call 361-826-(2356) at least 48 hours in advance.

For more information, contact Managing Librarian Dorothea Castanon at the Ben F. McDonald Public Library at (361) 826-2356 or