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Hooks Book Events and UDC Host Live Telecast of Jay-Z in Conversation with Cornel West

Posted on November 8, 2010 in In the News

Grammy Award-Winning Artist talks about his new book, DECODED Monday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Washington, DC, November 8, 2010 – Hooks Book Events, the University of the District of Columbia, Division of Student Affairs and UDC David A. Clarke School of Law announced today that they are hosting a live telecast of the “LIVE from the New York Public Library,” event featuring 10-time Grammy Award-Winning artist, entrepreneur and icon, Jay-Z in conversation with Princeton professor of African American studies, Dr. Cornel West, about his new book, DECODED, on Monday, November 15 at 7:00 pm. The free public event will be held at the UDC Auditorium, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Building 46 East, Washington, DC. Doors open at 6:15 pm.

DECODED is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. Featuring an image of Andy Warhol’s Rorschach on the cover, the beautifully designed, fully-illustrated book decodes 36 songs from Jay-Z’s extensive catalog. By telling the stories behind some of Jay-Z’s most famous and provocative lyrics, DECODED offers an intimate, first-hand account of an artist, his work, and the culture that so powerfully shaped him. A limited number of signed books will be available for sale at the event.

For more information, go to Hooks Book Events’ website.

About Hooks Book Events
Hooks Book Events, a minority women-owned business based in Washington, DC, infuses innovative thinking into organizations through interactive book and author programs. We provide enriching professional development and client events for corporations, U.S. government agencies, and non-profit associations. Engage your employees and constituents by bringing our authors to your office — thought leaders and New York Times bestselling writers who have penned books about current events and trends such as work/life balance, leadership, economics, coaching, management, and more. Hooks Book Events also specializes in producing large-scale public events with renowned non-fiction authors. Visit, follow on Facebook or on Twitter, @hooksbookevents.

About UDC
As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia ( supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College of the District of Columbia, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, the College Arts & Sciences, the School of Business and Public Administration, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the David A. Clarke School of Law.

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