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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Aaron Cohen / Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace

Last Thursday Aaron Cohen and Amanda Petrusich had a reading at Barbes in Brooklyn. Amanda kicked things off by reading from her work-in-progress on collectors of 78 rpm records due in 2013 or 2014 from Scribner. I'm really looking forward to that. Very good stuff.

Aaron finished off the evening by talking about Aretha background in both the church and gospel music as well as the soul and jazz parts of her career that led up to the recording of Amazing Grace, and even played some video footage from the recording that is available on youtube. (it's a treat.)

Aaron has a couple other gigs coming up that we haven't yet announced here, so do yourself a favor and check him out if you're in Louisville or Cleveland:

Thursday, November 3rd, 4:30pm
University of Chicago in Goodspeed Hall
Chicago, Illinois

Friday, November 4th, 7pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40206

Saturday, November 5th, 1:30pm-2:15pm
(though really you should check out the whole day of programming if you have the means)
A reflection on the career of Aretha Franklin and her impact on rock and roll music
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foster Theater
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Wednesday, November 16th, Chicago
4736 N. Lincoln
Chicago, Illinois

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