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Pencil This In: Author Steve Almond at Skylight Books, Herbie Hancock at the Grammy Museum

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Rock and roll saved Steve Almond's life.


Rock and roll saved Steve Almond's life.
BOOKS
Author Steve Almond reads from and discusses his latest book Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life tonight at Skylight Books at 7:30 pm. The book is a memoir from the perspective of a writer/critic who lives, breathes and obsesses over music, and whose life milestones are marked by a soundtrack. Almond is the author of the essay collection (Not that You Asked), the story collections My Life in Heavy Metal and The Evil B.B. Chow, the nonfiction book Candyfreak, and the novel Which Brings Me to You, co-written with Julianna Baggott. Free. MUSIC
Music great Herbie Hancock takes to the Grammy Museum Soundstage tonight to be interviewed tonight by the Museum’s Executive Director Robert Santelli. They’ll discuss the Hancock’s career, “genre-transcending catalogue, and newest music, the hotly-anticipated CD and documentary, The Imagine Project.” After the interview, Hancock will take questions from the audience. The event starts at 8 pm with doors at 7:30 pm, Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in-person at the Museum Box Office, online or by calling 1.800.745.3000.

FILM
Kids in the Hall fans need to head to Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater for a screening of 1997’s The Wrong Guy starring Dave Foley and Jennifer Tilly. Foley plays a guy on the run who’s thinks he’s framed for the murder of his boss, and Tilly does a funny turn as a narcoleptic. Foley will be in attendance and answer questions after the screening. 8 pm. Tickets: $12.

ART

The Ford Amphitheater continues its J.A.M. Sessions tonight at 7 pm with the program
Self Portrait a la Frida Kahlo. Find out how Frida created her powerful self-portraits, learn more about her painting style and then draw a self-portrait of yourself (bushy eyebrows not mandatory). Free, but reservations recommended.

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