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GOT TO BE SOMETHING HERE event at Mill City Museum with Andrea Swensson

When Mar 22, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Swensson_Got coverAndrea Swensson will be at Mill City Museum on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her new book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound. This event is hosted by Preserve Minneapolis, and she will be joined by Davu Seru, author of Sights, Sounds, Soul: The Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis. They will discuss their respective books and there will be an audience Q&A.


About Got to Be Something Here:

Beginning in the year of Prince’s birth, 1958, with the recording of Minnesota’s first R&B record by a North Minneapolis band called the Big Ms, Got to Be Something Here traces the rise of that distinctive sound through two generations of political upheaval, rebellion, and artistic passion.


"Got to Be Something Here nails the atmosphere that I grew up in. Clubs, policies, and things that didn’t make sense back then, after reading this book make all the sense in the world. I think anyone who wants to understand musicians who hailed from North Minneapolis needs to read it. There are answers in these pages." —André Cymone


"Prince didn't come from nowhere (though Chanhassen is pretty close!). In Got to Be Something Here, Andrea Swensson explains the roots and context of a musician who changed the world. The book is scholarly and supremely well-researched, but as cool, gripping, and fun as any of his Purple Majesty's finest grooves." —Jim DeRogatis, author and co-host of Public Radio’s Sound Opinions

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