Pattie Boyd and George Harrison.
Even before the rock video era started in the 1980s, the visual element has often been as important as sound in popular music. In the multi-media presentation Behind the Lens, two architects of this blend through the 1960s and 1970s, Pattie Boyd and Henry Diltz, share their stories and images in a tell-all slide show.
Boyd inspired husbands Eric Clapton to write “Layla” and George Harrison to write “Something,” and will present her photographs of both musicians and beyond in a live setting for the first time. The award-winning Diltz took the cover shots for the Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Doors’ Morrison Hotel albums, along with more than 400 others. See Behind the Lens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Helen K. Persson Hall at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach ($35-$45, 800-572-8471).
Susana Behar, Reza Filsoofi and Jose Luis Rodriguez.
Norton plans Holocaust Memorial Day observance
The Norton Museum of Art plans a multimedia observance May 5 of Holocaust Remembrance Day, featuring during its Art After Dark program that evening.
Sephardic and Ladino singer Susana Behar will be joined by flamenco guitarist José Luis Rodríguez, and Iranian-born multi-instrumentalist Reza Filsoofi, who plays instruments such as the santoor, setar, tombak, and daf. The trio’s presentation, A Tapestry of Jewish Songs, features songs sung in Ladino, Hebrew, and Yiddish from Spain, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Poland, and Israel.
The evening also includes a talk by Rosanna Gatens, former director of the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education in the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University, titled “Holocaust Genesis: The Little-Known Story of One Million Murdered in the USSR.” Her presentation focuses on the one million Jews the Nazis exterminated in the Baltics, Belarus, and Ukraine before establishing their death camp system.
Docents also will present brief “Spotlight Talks” in various galleries about Jewish artists represented in the Museum Collection, including Chaim Soutine, Max Weber, Florine Stettheimer, and Camille Pissarro. Call 832-5196 for more information.