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The Detroit Public Library Hosts Book Signing for Two-Time Blues Music Award Winner, Bettye LaVette

Detroit Soul Singer Discusses Autobiography “A Woman Like Me” Thursday, February 21st, 6pm – Main Library

Detroit, MI, February 10, 2013 --( The Detroit Public Library will host, “An Evening with Bettye LaVette: A Woman Like Me,” an author presentation and book signing featuring Detroit soul singer and Grammy Awards nominee, Bettye LaVette! A Woman Like Me is an engrossing, riveting, ‘grown-folks’ autobiography, co-written with David Ritz, author of books on R&B legends Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. This event will be held at the Main Library on Thursday, February 21, 2013 starting at 6:00pm.

Bettye LaVette is currently nominated for "Best Female Contemporary Blues Artist 2013," her 5th Blues Music Awards nomination. Bettye won this category in 2010, and also in 2004 for "Best Comeback Blues Album" for her album "A Woman Like Me".

Released late 2012, Bettye LaVette's life story is nothing short of miraculous. "I've been wanting to tell this story for years," says LaVette. "But now I realize I had to live more of that life before it was time to write it down.”

Who: Bettye LaVette: The Great Lady of Soul
What: Author Presentation & Book-Signing, A Woman Like Me (Free & Open to public)
Where: Detroit Public Library – Main Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
When: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6pm (Parking available in Employee Lot off Putnam/Cass
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Detroit Public Library
Atiim Funchess

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