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BEATITUDE – THE BEAT FESTIVAL DAY 1 of 3
November 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Admision for everyone all three days
Donations are appreciated; anyone making a donation will be invited to our private after party on the last night of the festival
11:30 – Project creation – Dolores Lusitana, Beatitude project director and exhibition co-curator
- Introduction to the Beatitude Project and guest artists followed by an exhibition walk-through with Dr. Anthony Bannon, co-curator and author of Beatitude: The Beat Attitude. Signings of books, prints, CDs, and other ephemera made by guest artists.
- Walk through of exhibition with Bannon and Lusitana. Comments and conversation. Hospitality provided by PBPC.
4:00 – Jeff Simon, culture critic; Buffalo News Book Editor and four-time Pulitzer finalist: Who Is the Greatest Beat Poet of Them All? An Open Classroom.
7:30 – Live Concert – Bufflux: Tub Bunny Suite and Stuff, with Don Metz, concert guitarist and former director, North American Music Festival, and Mchael Basinski, Sound Poet and former director, SUNY Buffalo Poetry Collection. Performing works by Jackson Mac Low; Michael McClure, Basinski and Metz.
John Kruth, New York composer whom David Amram called “a high octane real thing, musician and writer,” performing O Yeah with Anthony Bannon, a conversation, with readings and instrumentals.