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Talking Heads Drummer Chris Frantz '70 Publishes Memoir
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Shady Side Academy alumnus Chris Frantz '70, drummer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, recently published Remain in Love, a memoir about the beginnings of Talking Heads and life on tour.

A July 15 article in the Pittsburgh City Paper describes the book as "a love letter: To his parents, for allowing him to pursue his dreams, first of becoming an artist and then a musician. To his teachers, especially David Miller at Shady Side Academy, who 'opened my eyes to the idea that anyone can be an artist,' he writes. And most of all, to [his wife, Tina] Weymouth. " The article also notes that Frantz "seems to remember every class, teacher, and fellow student at Shady Side Academy."

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Frantz said, "You know, when I was thinking of doing this, I think a lot of people assumed I would use a ghost writer, but my choice was to do it myself because I had a very good Shady Side Academy education!"

On July 23, Frantz participated in a virtual conversation as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures "New & Noted" series.