Florida Humanities Speaker Series: Florida Soul with John Capouya


"On March 8, at 6 pm, Bay Arts Alliance will host its second Florida Humanities Council speaker of the year—John Capouya—at the Panama City Center for the Arts. Capouya, known for writing about the lesser-known pop culture histories of Florida, will be presenting research from his latest book, Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets cost $5 for members ($10 for non-members) and are for sale on the Panama City Center for the Arts website HERE

A little more about the author:

John Capouya teaches journalism and nonfiction narrative in the undergraduate and graduate writing programs at the University of Tampa. He also works with private writing clients. During his journalism career he was an editor at Newsweek and SmartMoney magazines, as well as New York Newsdayand The New York Times. He is the author of three nonfiction books including Gorgeous George, a biography of the flamboyant wrestler and pop culture figure that is being adapted into a feature film. His most recent book, Florida Soul, traces the evolution of R&B and funk in that state, from Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band. The Wall Street Journal called that book "compelling,'' adding that "Mr. Capouya is to be commended.

Find out more about Mr. Capouya and his new book on March 8th.''


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