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A Special Evening with Kal Rudman

May 18, 2012 —

Nearly ten years ago Kal Rudman, a longtime legend in the music business and founder of one of the most important trade journals in the industry, The Friday Morning Quarterback, along with his wife Lucille, made a generous gift to the Westphal College, creating the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies. Since then, our Rudman Institute has produced nearly 100 events featuring some of the media and entertainment industry’s most influential figures including Jane Pauley, former NBC-Universal CEO Jeff Zucker, legendary concert promoter Larry Magid, President of Lifetime and A&E Nancy Dubuc, and Showtime CEO Matt Blank. Beyond presenting events, the Rudman Institute has supported our student-produced, award-winning sitcom Off Campus, our student produced news magazine show DNEWS, and the activities of MAD Dragon Records.

Kal is famously known as the Man with the Golden Ears. He got Cyndi Lauper to train a WWF wrestling champion and helped Bruce Springsteen figure out how to write his first smash hit. Some of the biggest artists in the world have credited Kal for their chart-topping successes. On Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30 PM in the Bossone Research Center, Mitchell Auditorium (3140 Market St.), Kal will sit down with Karen Curry, the Executive Director of the Rudman Institute and Paul Gluck, General Manager of TUTV/The Kal & Lucille Rudman Media Production Center at Temple University. He’ll share the secrets and stories of his “record-breaking” career as an incomparable music industry trailblazer and tastemaker. A VIP reception with Kal will follow the talk, which also includes a performance by Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy Choir of Camden. Kal’s philanthropy is not limited to Drexel University, he and his wife generously support Temple University, University of the Arts and the Community College of Philadelphia; the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments, Camden’s Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy Choir and dozens of other deserving groups.

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