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GOT TO BE SOMETHING HERE event at the East Side Freedom Library with Andrea Swensson

When Jan 13, 2018
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul, MN 55106
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Swensson_Got coverAndrea Swensson will be at the East Side Freedom Library on Saturday, January 13 at 3:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her new book, Got to Be Something Here. At 4:00 p.m., the event will move to co-sponsor A Greener Read Bookstore (506 Kenny Rd., St. Paul) for an extended social hour with Swensson, which will include listening to vinyl selections she will bring that highlight the local history. 

 

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

 

"An illuminating slice of Twin Cities cultural and political history." —Star Tribune

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