1. Anne Waldman at the Rene Ricard Memorial

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    The Rene Ricard memorial was held at the Eldridge Street Synagogue on May 22, 2014. Speakers included Penny Arcade, Rita Barros, Stefan Bondell, Gretchen Carlson, Francesco Clemente, Patrick Fox,…

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    • Leee Black Childers, 28 minute biography from The Lower East Side Biography Project

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      Leee Black Childers was a rock 'n' roll photographer, raconteur and documentarian of the punk movement. R-I-P beautiful boy! express.co.uk/news/showbiz/469103/Punk-snapper-Leee-Black-Childers-dead “I…

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      • At Home With The Majoun Traveler, excerpt of a film with Ira Cohen by Flame Schon

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        In 2008, Flame Schon came to New York to visit her old friend Ira Cohen, a fellow traveler and collaborator. Ira Cohen, the great poet, photographer, filmmaker & publisher, who called himself "the…

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        • Sister Elizabeth Kelliher, excerpt from the Lower East Biography Project

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          Sister Elizabeth Kelliher, an 89-year-old Catholic social activist, passed away on Friday (August 16) at Lurana Health Care Residence of St. Francis Convent in Garrison, New York. Kelliher operated…

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          • "Steps in the Street" by Martha Graham, rehearsal with New School students and Martha Graham soloist YURIKO KIKUCHI

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            In 2006, a group of Lang students were given a remarkable opportunity: to dance under the direction of Yuriko Kikuchi, former soloist and rehearsal director for Martha Graham. In this rehearsal, Yuriko…

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            • Frogie Congas, The Lower East Side Biography Project, excerpt from biography

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              Frogie Congas is a gifted percussionist and recording artist. Growing up in the Lower East Side drug trade, Frogie spent most of his life between ages 16 - 43 in and out of penal institutions. …

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              • Harold Stevenson, 28 minute biography from The Lower East Side Biography Project

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                Harold Stevenson was born in 1929 in Idabel, Oklahoma. Over the past six decades, the male figure—often nude and always sumptuously rendered—has dominated the oeuvre of the self-taught painter. Stevenson…

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                • Chris Rael's Church of Betty, "Joy" from 10th Anniversary Concert

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                  "Joy" performed by Church of Betty with dancers Sharihan, Julie Arenson, Christine Holt and Kelly Webb Chris Rael's Church of Betty was part of the first wave of progressive acts through the original…

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                  • Al Orensanz, The Lower East Side Biography Project, excerpt from biography

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                    Al Orensanz is the director of the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts. The Foundation is name after Al's brother, Spanish sculptor Angel Orensanz, who rescued the former Ansche Chesed Synagogue…

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                    • Robert Beers, 28 minute biography from The Lower East Side Biography Project

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                      Writer, painter, performer and wit, Robert G. Beers II, was one of the downtown New York's most eclectic denizens. Anyone who ever met him would not soon forget him, neither his elegance of word and…

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