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Music & Movements: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound

January 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The East Side Freedom Library and A Greener Read Bookstore invite you to our second exploration of Music & Movements: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound on Saturday, January 13 @ 3:00PM.

Come hear local author Andrea Swensson discuss her new book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound, just published by the University of Minnesota Press.

3pm @ East Side Freedom Library — Andrea will discuss the turbulent social history — the destruction of St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood by the construction of I-94, on the one hand, and the social unrest in North Minneapolis in 1966-67 — out of which new expressions of funk and rhythm and blues emerged, music which became called “the Minneapolis Sound.”  (1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul)

4pm @ A Greener Read — Join Andrea for an extended social hour including listening to vinyl selections that she will bring. This a great chance to get to know an author, a new book, and our local history, with music at its heart.​  (506 Kenny Rd., St. Paul, corner of Payne Avenue)

Pictured above is the historic Grand Central Band in Minneapolis in the 1970s. Learn more here: http://www.startribune.com/writer-for-89-3-the-current-traces-rise-of-minneapolis-sound-in-new-book/453374003/

Free and Open to All. info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org   and   651-230-3294 


January 13, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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East Side Freedom Library


East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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