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Project Humanities 'So Excited' to host Ruth Pointer
A Conversation with Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters kicks off spring campaign
By: MT Productions
Well, Grammy artist and singer Ruth Pointer is going to give it the old college try and explain it in her own words, and in person.
ASU’s Project Humanities is hosting “A Conversation with Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters” as part of its spring 2016 kickoff for its campaign, “Humanity 101: Creating a Movement.” The event starts at 6 p.m., Feb. 11 at the First Institutional Baptist Church, 1141 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Admission is free and open to the public. A limited amount of VIP tickets will also be sold, which includes a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m., a signed copy of Pointer’s new memoir, Still So Excited!, and a reserved seat for the main event.
With their stratospheric success the sisters enjoyed may have served as an introduction to the good life, it was also the introduction to the ‘high life’ of limos, champagne, white glove treatment and addictive habits that were the norm in the high flying ‘70s and ‘80s.
Pointer says she eventually found recovery through a pair of 12-step programs, embracing a sobriety through structure and measure that she has stuck to for more than three decades.
“Today my life is filled with both blessings and heartaches, but the blessings far outweigh the other,” Pointer said. “I’m so excited … and I just can’t hide it.”
For more information, call 480-727-7030.