Maya Angelou talks about her life

Maya Angelou
Noted poet Maya Angelou speaks in the Twin Cities Friday night.
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One of the most influential voices in contemporary literature is appearing this weekend with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Maya Angelou will narrate Steve Heitzeg's setting of the children's book "On the Day You Were Born."

Angelou's appearance is part of the Target Free Family concerts series on Saturday and Sunday.

Angelou is a best-selling author, poet, Emmy nominated actress and three time Grammy winner.

Her latest accolade came earlier this month when she received the first "Voice of Peace Award" from the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas.

She is also speaking this evening at Orchestra Hall in what's being called "An Evening with Maya Angelou."

Maya Angelou joined Steven John to discuss her career and more.

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