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Long Beach Reads One Book 'The Soloist' by Steve Lopez
Date:2/1/2010

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ --The Long Beach Library Foundation announces the 9th Annual Long Beach Reads One Book. This year's selection is "The Soloist – A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music" by Steve Lopez. A variety of events, for all ages, are scheduled throughout Long Beach from Wednesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 14.

The OPENING PUBLIC EVENT - An Evening With Steve Lopez – will take place on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. 3rd Street and Cedar Avenue.  Cost is $30 – tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/93181

Steve Lopez, will talk with Press-Telegram Executive Editor, Rich Archbold about the significant issues his book raises:  music, mental health, homelessness, journalism and the power of friendship.  The Long Beach Polytechnic High School Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Andy Osman, will open the evening with a Beethoven-inspired musical program.  Mr. Lopez will sign books following the program. Special guest will be Nancy Foster, Long Beach First Lady and mental health advocate.

Attendees, at this opening event as well as others throughout the eleven days, are encouraged to bring assorted books for collecti
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