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MILES AND ME
September 20th. 7:00pm (Cancelled)
UNFORTUNETELY DUE TO TRAVEL ISSUES RELATED TO WEATHER, MR TROUPE WILL NOT BE COMING TO ASHEVILLE.
If you've purchased tickets online, we'll be in touch about a refund. If you purchased tickets at the theatre, please email Neal Reed at email@example.com for help with your refund. We'll try to re-schedule the show. Apologies for any inconveniences.
MILES AND ME film with Special Guest Quincy Troupe
The Fine Arts Theatre will host Quincy Troupe on September 20th at 7:30 pm for a screening of the film MILES AND ME, featuring the only interview of Miles Davis in front of a live audience.
About the film-
(1989, running time: 79 mins.)
One of the only filmed interviews with jazz superstar Miles Davis, conducted by his friend and collaborator, Quincy Troupe, in front of a live audience at the Studio Museum of Harlem. This astonishing document shows Miles Davis as he really was, fierce and without pretense, speaking intimately about his ground-breaking music career, his life and upbringing, his relationships with women, reminiscences about Gil Evans, James Brown, Michael Jackson and others in the music business. He speaks candidly with the audience and remarks about his long-term frienship with his editor Quincy Troupe, the award-winning author of 20 books, including Miles and Me, reissued in AUG. 2018 from Seven Stories Press. Troupe will be present at the film's showing and available to answer questions from the audience afterward.
Quincy Troupe is the author of 20 books, including 10 volumes of poetry and three children’s books. His awards include the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, the Milt Kessler Poetry Award, three American Book Awards, the 2014 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Furious Flower and the 2018 Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Award, Detroit Michigan. His writings have been translated into over 30 languages. He has two new books of poems: Seduction, and a book-length poem, Ghost voices, forthcoming in fall 2018 from Tri-Quarterly Northwestern University Press. His most recent book of poems was Errançities (Coffee House Press, 2012). Currently, he is writing a novel, The Legacy of Charlie Footman, working on his memoir, The Accordion Years, and an untitled book of non-fiction prose.
Mr. Troupe is co-author with Miles Davis of Miles: the Autobiography; Earl the Pearl with Earl Monroe; and The Pursuit of Happyness, with Chris Gardner. He is the editor of James Baldwin: The legacy and co-editor (with Rainer Schulte) of Giant Talk: An Anthology of Third World Literature. Troupe is also the author of the miles and me, a chronicle of his friendship with Miles Davis that will be published by Seven Stories Press in September 2018. A major motion picture based on miles and me for which Troupe wrote the screenplay is scheduled for release in 2019. Quincy Troupe is Professor Emeritus from the University of California, San Diego. He edits Black Renaissance Noire, a literary and culture journal published by the Institute of African American Affairs at New York University. He lives in Harlem (New York) with his wife, Margaret Porter Troupe.