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Benny Moré is widely thought of as Cuba's finest singer. Ever the cultural archaeologist, author John Radanovich signs at Book Soup Wildman of Rhythm, the singer's first English-language biography that finally exposes to this corner of the Earth to the genius that was Benny Moré. Not only will you get a firm handshake from the author when you buy the book, as well as the knowledge that you’re launching yourself on a great cultural quest in the reading, but Radanovich will also give you a hand-rolled cigar featuring Benny Moré's face on the band, along with rum and a healthy earful of Moré music. Are those Cuban cigars? Better not tell TSA.

Thu., Jan. 21, 7 p.m., 2010