with Michele Carlo, John Asante, Sharon Spell & Jia Jung
Thu March 27th, 2014
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:30PM
Show Time: 8:30PM
Event Ticket: $5
free for members
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
The Soundtrack Series: “In Defense of Unpopular Musical Taste”
Stories about songs–the soundtrack to our lives. Dana Rossi hosts this monthly dose of music inspired nostalgia where guest writers and performers tell the hilarious or heart wrenching stories and memories they forever tie to certain songs. The Soundtrack Series has been called “the best rock and roll storytelling event in New York” by Flavorpill, and has been featured in the New York Times, BUST, NY1, “Above and Beyond” in the New Yorker, a Critic’s Pick in Time Out New York, and included among the “Best Events and Things to Do in NYC” by CBS News New York.
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Michele Carlo is the author of the memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My Life on Neither Side of the (Subway) Tracks. As a storyteller, she’s appeared across the U.S., including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage in NYC, and on NPR with Latino USA. Tonight’s story is an excerpt from the stage adaptation of Fish Out Of Agua—full show to come soon!
John Asante is an Associate Producer at WNYC, where he creates engaging audio pieces for The Takeaway — a daily national news program — and There Goes The Neighborhood, a podcast about gentrification in Brooklyn. Previously, he crafted stories on tech, health, race, culture, music, and politics for NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Ask Me Another, and the network’s 2010 Midterm Election. John has also reported for NPR’s Morning Edition and Tell Me More. He’s told stories about his Ghanaian heritage and wild college days for The Moth and The Soundtrack Series; co-hosts Play It Back, a podcast about music discovery; and co-runs a mixtape trading collective.