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Janis F. Kearney

Only On Sundays: Mahalia Jackson's Long Journey

Janis F. Kearney writes memoir, biography, and fiction. She was publisher of the Arkansas State Press newspaper founded by civil rights legends Daisy and L. C. Bates and was personal diarist to President Bill Clinton. Kearney founded the Celebrate! Maya Project, which serves youth throughout Arkansas. She was inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame and received the University of Arkansas Lemke Journalism Award. 

Only on Sundays: Mahalia Jackson's Long Journey is a re-examination of Mahalia Jackson’s hard journey from living as the young Halie who loved to dance, sing, and play baseball to leaving New Orleans at age sixteen to become America’s Queen of Gospel, healing with her songs and her stories. 

Sponsored by Rebsamen Fund

October 29, 2:30 - 3:30pm, Saturday

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James Gavin + Janis F. Kearney

George Michael: A Life is the most comprehensive and probing telling to date of the story of the Greek-British pop superstar whose worldwide hits—“Careless Whisper,” “Faith,” “Freedom ‘90,” “One More Time,” and others—established him as a hyper-macho sex god whose work was both pained and smolderingly erotic. Michael’s long-hidden homosexuality was a ticking time bomb, and as one of the industry’s most privileged yet tortured men began to self-destruct, the industry showed little sympathy.

Only on Sundays: Mahalia Jackson's Long Journey is a re-examination of Mahalia Jackson’s hard journey from living as the young Halie who loved to dance, sing, and play baseball to leaving New Orleans at age sixteen to become America’s Queen of Gospel, healing with her songs and her stories.

Sponsored by Rebsamen Fund.

Main Library, Darragh Center, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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