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**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at Symphony Center
The Book Cellar, Saturday, November 1 at 10am
Legendary rock ’n’ roller. Punk poetess. Conjurer of the dead. This year’s Chicago Tribune Literary Award pays tribute to Patti Smith, a galvanizing artistic force for four decades. At the heart of New York’s downtown scene with the likes of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Sam Shepard, and Allen Ginsberg, Smith—all shaggy hair and hollow cheeks—mesmerized the avant-garde. Her debut album, Horses, was electrifying. Its raw energy changed music and poetry for good. Just kids, her gorgeous, stirring memoir of the era and her relationship with the late Robert Mapplethorpe, made people fall in love with Smith all over again. Spend an unforgettable hour at Symphony Center with this American icon. This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row series. The Book Cellar will be providing books for this event. Tickets are required---please visit the Chicago Humanities Foundation website for more information.

Location: Street: 220 S Michigan Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60604 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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18
Patti Smith
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Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter and poet. She was influential in the birth of punk rock with her 1975 debut album "Horses". Called "Godmother of Punk" she integrated the beat poetry performance style with garage rock. Her allusions introduced American teens to 19th century French poetry, while her "unladylike" language defied the disco era. Smith is most widely known for the song "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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