October 28, 2019
Janis: Holly-George Warren and Anthony DeCurtis
Book reading Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due. FREE 4 Fulton Street.
William Bernheim: Survival Story And Artist’s Journey
Museum of Jewish Heritage
William Bernheim was born in Lodz, Poland and lived alone in the Lodz Ghetto from 1941 until 1942, after the Nazis separated him from his mother. Mr Bernheim will share his story. His artwork and story can be seen in his book My Story: From Hell to Rebirth. FREE 36 Battery Place.
Wildlife in Lower Manhattan
The dogwalking and jogging crowd on the esplanade yesterday morning had quite a show, when an unidentified Buteo (Buzzard Hawk) lazily flapped past a few heads and landed on a branch to enjoy his breakfast: a tasty pigeon.
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