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A Conversation with Kathy Valentine, hosted by Anthony DeCurtis
October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Kathy Valentine has been a working musician and songwriter for over 40 years, ever since she started her first band, at age 16, in her hometown of Austin, Texas. After moving to Los Angeles at 19, Valentine joined a band that would go on to make music history: The Go-Go’s. In this group, Valentine wrote or co-wrote some of the band’s most renowned tunes, including the hits “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.” She returned to Austin in 2006, and began finding new opportunities as an actor, public speaker, spokesperson, music director, and producer — and the chance to write her first book for the University of Texas Press: All I Ever Wanted: A RocknRoll Memoir. After completing the book, Valentine took things in a direction only a songwriter and musician could conceive of, writing an accompanying original soundtrack to the memoir.