Groundbreaking musician-poet Patti Smith lived in St. Clair Shores from 1980-96, and she's returning to Michigan for some special events to promote her recently published memoir, "Just Kids" (Ecco, $27).
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer starts the visit at 12:20 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 18) at Borders Books & Music, 612 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, where she'll sign copies of the book and perform some songs. The latter is scheduled to be broadcast live on Ann Arbor's WQKL-FM (107.1) and via its web site, annarbors107one.com. On Friday (Feb. 19), Smith will perform one of only two concerts currently on her itinerary -- the other is Saturday (Feb. 20) in Chicago -- at Detroit's Saint Andrew's Hall, but tickets sold out immediately.
Smith's 21-year-old daughter Jesse, meanwhile, will not only join her mother at Saint Andrew's but also play a show of her own with musical partner Michael Campbell on Thursday night at the Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. the Great Lakes Myth Society and "a very special guest" (wonder who that could be) will also perform.
More information on "Just Kids" is available at www.eccobooks.com.