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An Afternoon with Jamie Ford

An Afternoon with Jamie Ford

Mar 23, 4:00pm - Mar 23, 6:00pm

Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA  92648 Map

Tickets: $50/person ($60/person on or after March 1, 2017)

Central Library, Rooms C & D

Mingle with the author, city and county dignitaries, local business leaders, and supporters of HBReads and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

7 interested  ·  3 going
An Evening with Jamie Ford

An Evening with Jamie Ford

Mar 23, 7:00pm - Mar 23, 9:00pm

Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA  92648 Map

Come hear the author speak about his book "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet". This event is free and open to the public.

20 interested  ·  12 going
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Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Mar 19, 12:00am - Mar 25, 11:59pm

Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave, # 110
Huntington Beach, CA  92647 Map

Use Bookfair ID 11981768 or mention "HBReads" at checkout and HBReads will received up to 15% of all net sales.

3 interested
Jazz on Seattles Jackson Street: The World War II Era

Jazz on Seattle's Jackson Street: The World War II Era

Mar 16, 6:30pm - Mar 16, 7:30pm

Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA  92648 Map

Jazz has often been dubbed “America’s Classical Music” and celebrated for its widespread presence throughout the nation and around the world. However, little is known about the many thriving regional scenes outside of the canonical few, such as New Orleans, Chicago, New York, Kansas City and Los Angeles. By using the novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (2009) as a springboard into the subject, this presentation highlights the Seattle jazz scene during the WWII years. Particular emphasis will be placed on the prominence of Jackson Street in the Central District, including the most popular clubs and venues, significant local musicians and the rise of such internationally-known musicians as Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, and Ernestine Anderson.

Dr. Ray Briggs is an Associate Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at California State University, Long Beach where he has taught since 2003. Trained as an ethnomusicologist, he is also a professional jazz saxophonist. Dr. Briggs is currently completing a book-length manuscript on the history of jazz in Memphis (forthcoming via University of Michigan Press).

1 interested  ·  1 going
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

Mar 9, 7:00pm - Mar 9, 8:30pm

Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave, # 110
Huntington Beach, CA  92647 Map

Huntington Beach Reads One Book, in honor of their 2017 book selection, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, will be holding a panel discussion featuring Yoshio Nakamura and his wife of 66 years, Grace Shinoda Nakamura.

The Nakamuras will share their experiences as Japanese Americans interned during WWII. Mr. Nakamura served in the Armed Forces during WWII and was recently awarded the French Foreign Legion Medal of Honor recognizing his service and contributions during the war.

24 interested  ·  7 going
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