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Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

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A book signing, conversation, and music performance with Robin D.G. Kelley (University of Southern California) and composer/pianist Randy Weston.

Prize-winning historian Robin Kelley will discuss his most recent book, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (Simon and Schuster, 2009), the first book on the pianist and composer based on exclusive access to the Monk family papers and private recordings. In addition, Professor Kelley will explore Monk's music and legacy in words and sounds with pianist and composer Randy Weston.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 7:30 pm:
Location: Dwyer Cultural Center,258 St. Nicholas Ave at 123rd Street
Free and open to the public

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