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The grand opening of the Bertram and Judith Kohl Building on the Oberlin College campus generated tremendous media coverage. A two-day celebration held April 30 and May 1 featured special guests Bill and Camille Cosby, and Stevie Wonder, plus musical performances by alumni, faculty, and students. To date, more than 240 stories have been posted online related to this new $24 million building.

Coverage included the following in print and broadcast media organizations:

Broadcast Media

April 30, 2010
Oberlin College Celebrates the Grand Opening of its New Jazz Music Building
WEWS-TV 5 (ABC affiliate)
Legendary Stevie Wonder kicks off weekend celebration
WKYC-TV3 (NBC affiliate)
Big Event: Stevie Wonder, Bill Cosby visit Oberlin College
Fox8 News Cleveland

Story also appeared in the following newspapers:

  • The Baltimore Sun
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • Hartford Courant

April 29, 2010
Jazz at Oberlin Graduates from a Decrepit Gymnasium to a $24 Million Building
89.7 WKSU

April 28, 2010
Oberlin Jazz Center: The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building
90.3 WCPN


May 1, 2010
Isn’t Stevie ‘Wonder’ful
The Morning Journal

Print Media

Associated Press (AP)

May 1, 2010
Wonder, Cosby receive honorary degrees at Oberlin
Huffington Post

The AP story also appeared in these and other online publications:

  • Access Hollywood
  • The Boston Herald
  • The Charlotte Observer
  • The Chronicle-Telegram
  • Dayton Daily News
  • Forbes.com
  • Hartford Courant
  • Jamaica Observer
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Miami Herald
  • Salon.com
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Seattle Times
  • Taiwan News

The Plain Dealer

June 6, 2010
Oberlin College Scores Big Time With its New Bertram and Judith Kohl Building for Jazz, Designed by Westlake Reed Leskosky

May 31, 2010
Oberlin Conservatory of Music's Wendell Logan Builds a Foundation for Jazz

May 2, 2010
New music building continues Oberlin College's devotion to jazz education

May 1, 2010
Stevie Wonder performs in rare small concert at Oberlin College

April 30, 2010
Oberlin College honors Bill Cosby, Stevie Wonder as it celebrates new jazz music building
At Oberlin College dedication, Bill Cosby adapts his familiar material

April 25, 2010
Jazz students get stunning new home in Kohl Building at Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Local News

The Morning Journal

May 3, 2010
OUR VIEW EDITORIAL: Music world to benefit greatly from Oberlin’s unique gift to jazz

May 2, 2010
'Wonder'ful night

May 1, 2010
Comedian keeps ’em laughing

April 30, 2010
Wonder, Cosby set for jazz building opening

The Chronicle-Telegram

May 2, 2010
Building dedication day culminates in jazz concert

May 1, 2010
Oberlin College gives Cosbys, Stevie Wonder honorary doctorates

Special Media

April 14, 2010
Stevie Wonder and Bill Cosby to Appear at Jazz Themed Celebration at Oberlin JazzTimes

Editor's Note - Effective April 22, 2010: Since these articles originally appeared, the Litoff Building has been renamed. Oberlin's new home for jazz studies, music history, and music theory is now the Bertram and Judith Kohl Building.

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