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Ava Cherry presents: All That Glitters: The Ava Cherry Story

An Evening of Conversation and Book Reading with Ava Cherry in debut of her new book, All That Glitters: The Ava Cherry Story * Hosted by Aaron Cohen

Thursday, Aug 18

7pm Doors //

7:30pm Show

$30 Seated (Includes signed book)

21+

RESCHEDULED DATE / ALL TICKETS WILL BE HONORED 

Thursday, August 18
Ava Cherry presents: All That Glitters: The Ava Cherry Story
An Evening of Conversation and Book Reading with Ava Cherry in debut of her new book, All That Glitters: The Ava Cherry Story * Hosted by Aaron Cohen
$30 Seated (includes signed copy of All That Glitters: The Ava Cherry Story) / 21+ / Doors: 7pm / Event: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

 

Former fashion model, charismatic vocalist and devoted lover of David Bowie during his 1970s golden era, Ava Cherry waited for just the right moment to tell her story, and that moment is now.

All That Glitters begins with Ava’s musical inspirations, family allegiances, Catholic education and reaction to living on Chicago’s South Side. Donning faded denim and “lots of fringe” during her early teen years, she frequents the all-black, opulent Regal Theater, where she dreams about performing live after watching Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson. The free-spirited Ava finds an early path into the world of fashion and entertainment as a young model.

Fast forward to a New York after-party, where Ava’s then-manager introduces her to flame-haired David Bowie; he’s instantly attracted to Ava’s short-cropped, dyed hair and down-to-earth persona. What he doesn’t suspect is that Ava has spent hours staring at the rock star’s image on the Ziggy Stardust cover while dropping the needle on each track and memorizing all the lyrics.

Bowie notices something else: When entering the club Genesis, Ava, along with A-lister celebrities, had broken into song, so it was only natural that the still-rising star would ask her, “Can you sing?” While singing wasn’t exactly Ava’s major career goal, she instinctively nods yes.

Ultimately, Ava and Bowie have a multi-year affair during which time Ava influences Bowie’s own career vis a vis trips to New York’s Apollo Theater, thereby setting the stage for the award-winning Young Americans project.

Throughout this memoir, Ava recounts fascinating tales of memorable times spent in the orbit of a multitude of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon and Yoko Ono and Bob Marley, among many others. She also has a heartwarming moment with Frank Sinatra and a humorous encounter in England with the Queen Mother.

What will quickly become apparent to the reader is Ava’s resilience, as she branches out into rap and contemporary dance music. Ava’s appearances at major Bowie fests and museum exhibits around the world keep her name front and center in the post-Bowie/Vandross years.

 

 


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