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Peoria Reads Kickoff Event with Chris Vallillo

02/24/19 02:00PM - 04:00PM

Peoria Reads Kickoff Event with Chris Vallillo – North Branch

Based on the book Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast, Illinois songwriter and folklorist Chris Vallillo has created a musical program that reflects the book’s touching themes and the life changes they represent; the new roles of adult children becoming parents to their parents; the stress of aging parents leaving a family home for an institution; the hiring of strangers to provide the most personal care. As someone who recently had the privilege of walking both of his parents down the final path, as it were, Vallillo has a deep connection to this theme. Like the book itself, Vallillo approaches this delicate subject lightly featuring a combination of contemporary songs such as Micheal Smith’s masterpiece, “The Dutchman” as well as more commonly known songs designed to stir the memory and swell the heart.

Location: Peoria Public Library - Peoria, Illinois
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