The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host an evening of music by Bob Dylan Saturday, Apr. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. to honor the singer-songwriter and artist’s upcoming 75th birthday. Admission will be $10 at the door.
Chicago author and musician Bob Shiel will present his multi-media creation of live music, audience participation and discussion. It will include a rotating slide show of Dylan-related images and one song from each Dylan album in chronological order to demonstrate how his music evolved over the past decades.
Shiel, a retired English professor, wrote the book “61 Highways Revisited: The Albums of Bob Dylan” and created a two-CD album of Dylan covers. He uses both as educational tools to deliver presentations on Dylan’s body of work. They will be on sale at the concert.
“For any true fan, ‘61 Highways Revisited’ provides a rollicking, kaleidoscopic ride through the labyrinths of Bob Dylan’s half-century musical recording career,” said book critic and author Patrick T. Reardon.
Shiel’s website is www.BobShiel.com.
Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday will be May 24, 2016.