Thursday, May 1, 2014

Book event for Exploring Chicago Blues June 12th 6:30 PM



Rosalind Cummins-Yeates will be at After-Words books on June 12th from 6:30 p.m.  There will be a short talk and then the author will be signing copies of her book Exploring Chicago Blues. Wine reception to follow.

Blues history is steeped in Chicago’s sidewalks; it floats out of its restaurants, airport lounges and department stores. It is a fundamental part of the city’s heritage that every resident should know and every visitor should be afraid to miss. Allow Rosalind Cummings-Yeates to take you inside the Checkerboard and Gerri’s Palm Tavern, where folks like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon and Ma Rainey transformed Chicago into the blues mecca. Continue on to explore the contemporary blues scene and discover the best spots to hear the purest sounds of Sweet Home Chicago.

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates is a journalist and arts critic with the same Chicago and Mississippi roots that helped create the Chicago blues. She holds a BS in mass communications from Illinois State University and an MS in journalism from Roosevelt University. She writes a monthly blues column, “Sweet Home,” for the Illinois Entertainer. Her other publication credits include Hemispheres, MSN, Salon, Woman’s Day, Brides, Go Magazine, Yoga Journal, Relish, Home & Away, Chicago Reader, Allmusic.com, Chicago Sun Times and Mojo (where she interviewed Buddy Guy about his influence on Jimi Hendrix). She has also been an adjunct professor at Columbia College–Chicago for over ten years. Rosalind is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Society of American Travel Writers.

After-Words Books is located at 23 East Illinois Street in Chicago, IL.
For more information, please contact: Beverly Dvorkin, After-Words Books 312-464-1110

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