Book Club

This Month's Selection

 

 

The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music


by Steve Lopez


Summary:

 "When Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' Skid Row, he finds it impossible to walk away. At first, he is drawn by the opportunity to crank out another column for the Los Angeles Times, just one more item on an ever-growing to-do list: "Violin Man."

But what Lopez begins to unearth about the mysterious street musician leaves an indelible impression." "More than thirty years earlier, Ayers had been a promising classical bass student at Juilliard - ambitious, charming, and one of the few African-Americans - until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by a mental breakdown. When Lopez finds him, Ayers is alone, suspicious of everyone, and deeply troubled, but glimmers of that brilliance are still there."

From an impromptu concert of Beethoven's Eighth in the Second Street tunnel to a performance of Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites on Skid Row, the two men learn to communicate through Ayers's music.

The Soloist is a story about unwavering commitment, artistic devotion, and the transformative magic of music. 

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More things to do

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Trunk or Treat at Barth Storage

Join GFWC-Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club and other local businesses for the 14th Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 19, 2019 hosted by Barth Storage. Bring the kids in their costumes to trick or treat around the storage facility. Don’t miss out on the free carnival games, prizes, free popcorn and drinks, candy, and treats!


This is a free event, but you can help others by bringing a canned food donation to support area shelters or a pet food or toy donation to support the Kenosha Humane Society. 


 Barth Storage
7803 60th Ave.
Kenosha WI 53142-4010

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Thank you to Anita Potts  (Mrs. Potts), Kim Hemphill (Princess Poppy), Vickie Richardson (Eeyore), Michelle Rundle (Red Crayola) & Sue Samer (Scooby Doo) for bearing the cold wind and helping at Trunk or Treat.

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Bra Party

Are you a hard to fit size or just looking for something pretty? Please join the Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club for their annual Bra Party.  Wine and  hors d'oeuvres  will be served and you will receive a $10 off coupon to use that day.  Monday September 23rd at 5:00 P.M. at Bisou Lingerie, 635 58th Street (Downtown).  

Please RSVP to Kathy Edwards (262)344-4846.