Last night, I was over at Magers & Quinn (my favorite local book store that is not aimed specifically at children) for a book signing. But not just *any* book signing — this book was written by my dear friend, Andrea. And I couldn’t be more proud of her.
Not only for spending 4 years researching and writing a book (!!!), but also for tackling sensitive issues like race and our city’s not-so-great history with black musicians. She is bringing it all to the forefront in a time where we are (inexplicably) still be struggling with race in our nation.
She read several (wonderful!) excerpts from the book, and then answered a bunch of questions from the audience. One important point was that she spent so much time interviewing subjects for the book because black history just isn’t documented as well as white history, and she needed to get these very important interviews in while she could. Again, I am so dang proud of her.
If you are a music fan, you should read this book. If you are a Prince fan, this is the backstory about how he came to be. I cannot wait to dive in and read it all myself. You can buy your own copy here.
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+ A reminder on how to build an amazing cheese plate. Relevant with holiday parties about to start up!