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Saturday, December 15

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Hershey Felder at the Harold Washington Library Center

Hershey Felder, the man behind George Gershwin, Alone, will speak at the Harold Washington Library Center about creating his impersonation of pianist and composer Frederic Chopin for his new one-man show Finding Chopin. This free presentation starts at 6 PM and will be followed by audience Q&A. 400 S. State Street. For more information, check the website or call (312) 747-4050.

Fondling Your Muse @ Barbara's

Fans of McSweeney's Internet Tendency will recognize John Warner's name, but if you've never heard of the site's editor, that's okay. He's got a book out, called Fondling Your Muse, in which he uses that McSweeney's special brand of humor to instruct writers in the art of writing. I haven't read the book, but it sounds like a refreshing, and satisfyingly sarcastic, take on all those write-from-the-heart type guides. Come hear the author speak at Barbara's Bookstore UIC, 1218 S. Halsted St., 7:30pm. Call 312-413-2665.

Candace Bushnell @ Borders

If you're not spending your lunch hour shoe shopping, you can check out Candace Bushnell and her latest book at Borders, State Street. The author of Sex in the City (yes, it was a book first) will be pimping her latest tome, Lipstick Jungle at 12:30pm at 150 North State St. Call (312) 606-0750 for more information.

Glasscuts: Philip Glass Remixed

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presents the record release performance for Glasscuts: Philip Glass Remixed featuring DJs Kate Simko (featured previously in our own Transmission section), Woody McBride and Marcos Romero Monday, September 26 at 7pm in the Claudia Cassidy Theater of the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St. The three DJs will perform their interpretations of Philip Glass' music as featured on the new record Glasscuts, a compilation of remixes by young producers/musicians that were originally sent unsolicited to Orange Mountain Music. DJs will continue the evening with sets of their original music. Admission is free. For more information, call (312) 744-6630 or visit the Chicago Cultural Center.

 

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