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Lit: Steve Lopez

By Steve Rosen · February 3rd, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends
Steve Lopez, a busy human-interest columnist for The Los Angeles Times, was walking back to his downtown office some years ago when he spotted a homeless man on a street corner who was dressed in rags and playing Beethoven on a battered violin. He started learning about the man and writing about him.

So popular were his columns that he wrote a book last year, The Soloist, about the relationship.

It has been adapted into a movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx that will be released in April.

The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County has chosen Lopez's The Soloist for this year’s On the Same Page Community-Wide Reading Program. Lopez will be present for a launch and reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday at downtown’s Main Branch. He’ll also appear 6 p.m. Sunday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and 7 p.m. Monday at UC’s Great Hall.

Read Steve Rosen's interview with Lopez here.



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