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Patti Smith Holds Benefit For Brontë Home

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Musician Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids was a National Book Award Winner in 2010 (and a sequel is apparently in the works,) but maybe you didn't know that she has a deep admiration for a writer of another era: the Brontë sisters.

And so in April, she is giving a special performance in Haworth, the village where the Brontës grew up and lived, to support the upkeep of their former house.

According to the Brontë Blog, "Her performance in Haworth will raise profile and funds for the Brontë Parsonage Museum, and will take place as part of the Museum’s contemporary arts programme."

The Telegraph and Argus reports that "the gig came about after Smith, a huge fan of the Bronte sisters, visited Haworth last year, and offered to play to raise funds for the museum Bronte Parsonage Museum."

Of course, this isn't the first musician to feel an affinity with the nineteenth-century writers. In 1978, Kate Bush released her chart-topping song Wuthering Heights, based on Emily Brontë's famous book.

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