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Berklee lets women songwriters step forward and take centerstage
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Since the explosion of the rock era, there is no question that female songwriters have had a bigger seat at the pop music table. While many of their contributions have been behind the scene, women in the rock era had a huge hand in penning not just girl-group songs, but some of the biggest hits of the day. On Sunday evening, Berklee College of Music celebrates the achievements of some of these celebrated names and more, as it continues its Great American Songbook series with the program Great Women Songwriters — featuring the music of Aretha Franklin, Dorothy Fields, Bessie Smith, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Billie Holiday, Laura Nyro, Lillian Armstrong, Dianne Warren, Brenda Russell, a Dolly Parton medley, a blues medley, and more. More