Kurt Andersen, author of True Believers (Random House, July 10) and Angela McCluskey, whose latest album is Lambeth Palace (Bernadette Records, April 9), join Katherine Lanpher to discuss and perform their work. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.
Kurt Andersen (www.kurtandersen.com) is the author of Turn of the Century and Heyday. He is host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360. He was co-founder of Spy magazine, editor of and a columnist for New York, and has been a columnist and critic for The New Yorker and Time. True Believers is a novel that captures the impact of the 1960s on the way we live now, and has been called “a great American novel” (Vanity Fair), “ambitious and remarkable” (Booklist), and “fascinating and wisely observant” (O magazine).
Glasgow-born Angela McCluskey (www.angelamccluskey.com) burst on the scene in the ‘90s as the singer of the Los Angeles-based band, Wild Colonials. She led Telepopmusik to the Grammys with a nomination for Best Dance Recording for “Breathe,” in 2004. That same year, her solo album, The Things We Do, was released, and included the single “It’s Been Done,” which won fans such as Russell Brand. Her songs have been heard in commercials for Mitsubishi, American Express and Schick Quattro, and among her recent projects is a collaboration with Morgan Page and BT on “In The Air,” which went to #1 on the USA Billboard Dance Chart. Her newest offering, Lambeth Palace, is inspired by a return to Los Angeles for a stretch in Los Feliz last year. Described by the Wall Street Journal as “all measured passion and complex melody,” and “the Vanessa Bell character” in a profile of her own Bloomsbury-like salon, it’s clear that McCluskey has an impact that leaves an imprint on all who cross her path.