Chan Poling, formerly with the band The Suburbs and now 1/3 of the groundbreaking jazz trio The New Standards, talks about his new musical called Venus, a Jekyll and Hyde story with several twists, which is premiering May 7th at the Ritz Theater in northeast Minneapolis. More information is available at www.venusmusical.com:http://www.venusmusical.com.
In the second half of the show, Steve McEllistrem talks with Patrick Somerville about his debut novel The Cradle, a quest story that reveals unexpected connections between strangers. Patrick Somerville was recently chosen as the recipient of the 2009 21st Century Award by the Chicago Public Library.
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