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Updated info on Daphne Brooks’ reading next week

Here’s the information, from Daphne Carr, who is very kindly setting up this reading for Daphne Brooks:

A Reading of Jeff Buckley’s Grace with author Daphne Brooks. Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Cake Shop,152 LudlowLES, NYC(between Stanton and Rivington) www.cake-shop.com

The power and influence of Jeff Buckley’s Grace increases with each passing year. Here, Daphne Brooks traces Buckley’s fascinating musicaldevelopment through the earliest stages of his career, up to the release of the album. With access to rare archival material, Brooks illustrates Buckley’s passion for life and hunger for musical knowledge, and shows just why he was such a crucial figure in the American music scene of the 1990s. Jeff Buckley’s Grace is the latest in the 33 1/3 music series published by Continuum Books.

Daphne A. Brooks is an assistant professor of English at PrincetonUniversity where she teaches courses on African-American literature andculture, performance studies, critical gender studies, and popularmusic culture. She is the author of two books, Jeff Buckley’s Grace (2005) and Bodies in Dissent: Performing Race, Gender, and Nation inthe Trans-Atlantic Imaginary (Duke University Press, 2006).

The Girl Group is a forum for women music writers to talk about thechallenges of writing, editing and general career advancement as awoman working in the arts media. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/girlgroup/

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