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Bill Doggett is a multifaceted award winning Exhibitions Curator-Archivist, Diversity in The Arts strategic marketing/sales consultant and a passionate Teacher specialized in using multi media lectures which connect and integrate themes in history, music, media and pop culture.
Doggett uses this creative blended paradigm which contextualizes history, music and current events as an inter generational bridge to create dialogue and engage individuals within and across diverse communities.
Doggett was commissioned in 2015 by The Recorded Sound and Motion Picture division of The Library of Congress to produce a Pilot Series focused on Race, Music, Film and Message at the dawn of The 20th Century. Doggett's Archive of Early Sound recordings and rare Performing Arts ephemera and background in Silent Film from UCLA formed the source material for this engaging Pilot Series.
With great expertise in Diversity in The Performing Arts strategic marketing, new business development and community engagement, Bill Doggett has a long history of Artist-Composer-Community
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You are cordially invited
March 31st, 2017
The Closing Reception
Bill Doggett's Photo Essay Series
San Francisco Bayview Opera House
"History Interactions" is an extended visceral Photo Essay of 40 images of the interaction of individuals experiencing history created during the opening
weekend of the new Washington DC Smithsonian National Museum of African American
History and Culture
To learn more about my history as a photographer/painter view
Celebrating my uncle, the iconic 1950s Jazz Organ Pioneer,
Feature articles I have written recently published in February-March 2017
San Francisco History Days 2017
The Old Mint, one of the few pre 1906 SF Earthquake buildings to survive the earthquake and fire
Bill Doggett, "News-eum" Archive Exhibition
World War 2 San Francisco Newsprint Yellow Journalism and Fake News- A Commemoration Exhibit for the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 re: Japanese Internment after Pearl Harbor
5th, 2017 Panel presented by
Japanese Historical Society on
Hysteria and Newsprint Yellow Journalism
For two years 2017 and 2016, Doggett was honored by The Friends of The San Francisco Public Library as a Talk Series Lecturer for the annual San Francisco Public Library city wide Black History Month Events .
With very competitive speaking/lecture fee rates,you can book Bill Doggett and inquiry directly by using the link here
Samples of his strategic marketing work in different markets can be viewed in the links below.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE........
Bill Doggett's powerful independently owned Performing Arts Archive does not receive large institutional or foundation underwriting like museums that you have been reading about
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MINSTRELSY, EARLY SOUND RECORDINGS,
An Imitation of Life
An Introduction to The Bill Doggett Performing Arts Archive
Bill Doggett is a business and social entrepreneur passionate about Arts advocacy for communities of color.
Beginning in 2012, Doggett worked with renowned composer, Anthony Davis, gifted emerging Black/Scottish composer, Richard Thompson through 2014 and Harlem's Abbyssinian Baptist Church former Music Director, composer, Roy Jennings during 2015.
Doggett has also provided consultation to new generation composers profiled on his Contemporary Black Composers Resource
Doggett's Black Composers Resource is unique on the web: it is the only web based destination showcasing 50+ music samples contextualized by genres, by historical contextualization and also providing composer biographical resources. The three portals of The Black Composers Resource are supported widely by the Composers represented as a critical destination for their individual and collective voices.
The Composers: Anthony Davis, Alvin Singleton, Olly Wilson, Adolphus Hailstork, Roy Jennings, Richard Thompson, Tania Leon, Valerie Capers,
T.J. Anderson,Trevor Weston, Dominque Le Gendre, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Anthony Green, Shawn Okpebholo, Jeffrey Mumford, TonyTixier, Renee Baker, Bill Banfield, Herbie Hancock, John Wineglass, Kerwin Young, Billy Childs, Kevin Scott, James Newton,Alicia Hall Moran, Julius Williams
Read and Listen
ICAMus, The International Center for American Music presents
Productions' short documentary educational film that honored the 150th anniversary Dec
6th 2015 of Congress' ratification of The 13th Amendment that outlawed SLAVERY.
Emancipation Proclamation:The Journey To Freedom: The Civil War@150 Years
classic settings by Moses Hogan and dynamic new settings by
Shawn E Okpebholo.
The visual filmography is stunning and engaging.
The Director of Photography is multi media filmographer,
Part 1 (0:01-8:32) of the film is a
great showcase of the many rare premiere recordings of Negro Spirituals in my
archive and classic settings of Negro Spirituals by Moses Hogan with soprano Barbara Hendricks.
Part 2 (8:33-15:25) showcases a sample of the rare Abolitionist and Civil War newspapers in my
Archive accompanied by dynamic new settings of two Spirituals by the
contemporary American composer, Shawn Okpebholo performed by baritone, Will Liverman.
Emancipation Proclamation: San Francisco and African American Concert Singers: In Paradisum 1880-2000
Published in The Argonaut , the Journal of The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
This excellent 16 page Feature work filled with rare archival material is available in its digital and hard copy formats
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Rave Review of Journal Feature by former San Francisco Opera Chorus member, Ken Malucelli
" I am continually impressed by the excellent feature articles in The Argonaut, the quarterly published by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, but Bill Doggett’s outstanding piece on African American concert and opera artists struck so close to home, I had to comment.
Being a native San Franciscan growing up in the Excelsior district during the ‘40s-‘50s, I also had the privilege of being one of the first members of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, right off the bat an ethnically diverse group. In addition, my Italian father and his brothers owned and operated a grocery store in the heart of the then-predominately-black Fillmore district. And last, I was a Professional Chorister with San Francisco Opera from 1972-1989, and became friendlly with several singers mentioned in Mr. Doggett’s article.
The photos of Leontyne Price reminded me of being on stage with her during one of her last performances of Aïda; the photo of Leona Mitchell brought to mind her lovely Micaela (Carmen) and Liù (Turandot), and the mention of Reri Grist reminded me of the photo I have of her and me posing in costume (Manon, 1981) for a magazine article.
Bill Doggett’s piece should be reprinted in SF Opera’s season programs as well as in other arts magazines and publications. It is a vital link to the histories, both political and cultural, of African American artists."
Bill Doggett Productions,As Exhibitions Curator/Archivist was featured for the second year in a row in The 5th Annual San Francisco History Expo- February 28-March 1st 2015 at the historic 1906 Earthquake surviving Old Mint.
The 2015 Expo celebrated The Centennial of the 1915 San Francisco Pan Pacific International Exposition that announced the rebirth of the city after The Great 1906 Earthquake View the Slide Show
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