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RUN DMC's iconic rapper Joseph "Reverend Run" Simmons and his wife and co-store from the hit MTV series "Run's House," Justine Simmons, share their secrets to lasting love and the guiding principles that have kept them together for more than twenty years.
The Simmons join WAOK Program Director and host of V-103's "The Quiet Storm," Joyce Littel, to discuss their new book, "Old School Love," at SCADshow on Monday, February 3, at 7 PM.
The authors will sign books and take photos with the audience after the conversation.
A note on the types of tickets available for the event:
-Each ADMIT 1 TICKET includes ONE signed copy of the book.
-Each ADMIT 2 TICKET includes ONE signed copy of the book. Couples or friends who are attending this event together should purchase an ADMIT 1 TICKET if each person would like to receive a copy of "Old School Love."
Seating is general admission at SCADshow.
About the Book:
"Old School Love" is a book to help you find the kind of soul-filling love you desire, written by a couple who has built a strong and joyful relationship amid the pressures, pitfalls, and temptations of the entertainment industry. Rev Run and his wife, Justine, have been blessed with a devoted partnership that has inspired others. In this homage to classic courtship, Rev and Justine reveal the secrets to their marriage's longevity and happiness.
Each chapter of "Old School Love" offers stories, anecdotes, and memories of Rev and Justine's marriage, their family, their experiences, their passion, and their deep faith and belief in God. Some will make you laugh, some will make you think, and some will make you cry. Yet all will make you wiser—more beautiful for the wear—and encourage you to be a kinder, more generous, and better human. Their reflections are bookended by a verse or line from scripture, a saying, or a favorite quote and a sampling of personal wisdom.
Over two decades strong, Rev and Justine's partnership is an inspiration. With "Old School Love," they are spreading their message of positivity and creating a legacy for all of us to embrace and share. Powerful and life-changing, this little gem of a book is about magic and miracles, and yes, the irrefutable power of love.
Written with Amy Ferris, "Old School Love" includes eight pages of photos from Rev and Justine's personal collection.
About the Authors:
Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons, the frontman of the seminal hip-hop group RUN DMC, has sold tens of millions of records around the world and is widely credited for ushering rap music into mainstream culture. Recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the group was also the first rap act to earn a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Rev Run remains a dynamic figure in entertainment today, and with his wife of more than twenty-five years, Justine, he has starred on shows including "Run's House," "All About the Washingtons," and "Rev Run's Sunday Suppers." Through their television endeavors and their book "Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America's Parents," Rev Run and Justine strive to make their family values, humor, and spirituality as visible as possible. Family remains their biggest focus, and their playful, loving relationship is an inspiration for many.
Justine Simmons is the costar of the blockbuster MTV show "Run's House." She and her husband, Reverend Run, aka Joseph Simmons—one of the pioneering founders of Run DMC—live in New Jersey with their children.