Studs at W&CF on Thursday!!!
By Anonymous in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 15, 2005 3:10PM
Please excuse us; we can't help but be exclamatory: stop by the Chicagoist Happy Hour on Thursday, and this will be your one good excuse to leave early. Author, radio personality, and all-around legendary Chicagoan Studs Terkel will be at Women and Children First Thursday at 7:30 to talk about his new book: And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey.
This is your chance to see a man who could easily fill an auditorium of paying admirers in a much more intimate setting, and for free--though we do recommend picking up a copy of And They All Sang while you're at it. A collection of conversations with musicians from Terkel's long-running radio show, it's a book for music fans, radio fans, history fans, and Studs fans alike. And if none of those immediately strikes your fancy--just take a listen to this man, and you'll find yourself immediately in the last category.
Dude is 93 years old, and has an entire Flashy-fancy Chicago Historical Society site dedicated to him. And he's sprightly enough to hit the book tour circuit (not an easy task, as we know), though we can't help but imagine that, in his case, it's more for fun than promotional purposes. But who knows--maybe The New Press secretly cracks the whip on its elderly authors?
Studs Terkel: And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey
Women and Children First
5233 N. Clark
Thursday, 11/17, 7:30
Image via npr.org.