Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Underground Railroad, which in 2016 won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and the National Book Award and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Other books by Whitehead include The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York. He is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships.
Book signing to follow the author's presentation.
Brian Owens first came to worldwide attention as the lead singer with the U.S. Air Force Band Sidewinder, whose YouTube videos garnered more than 2.5 million views and led to the band's appearances on Entertainment Tonight and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and at the White House and the World Series. While the pandemic and recent racial tensions weighed on our nation, Brian put his heart and soul into the development of new projects with his collaborators from Life Creative Group. Brian's performance will span a variety of artists, including Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael McDonald, Johnny Cash, and Sam Cooke. Brian takes all of these influences and delivers his own interpretation of the classic R&B sound.