[sixties-l] Kesey Celebration

From: Allen Cohen (SFORACLE@prodigy.net)
Date: Fri Nov 30 2001 - 14:21:23 EST

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    For those of you who are in Bay Area. You are invited to atttend this SF
    Celebration in memory of Ken Kesey. If uou want to speake contact Gerry

    Contact -- Gerry Nicosia

    A Celebration in Memory of Ken Kesey:
    Visionary Artist and Literary Radical

    Wednesday, December 5, 2001, 6-8PM
    Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library,
    100 Larkin Street at Grove, Civic Center
    Downtown San Francisco

    Free and open to the public

    Hosted by Gerald Nicosia and Neeli Cherkovski

    The celebration will give family and friends from all areas of Ken Kesey's
    many-faceted life-art, music, political and social activism-a chance to
    remember and pay tribute to this human giant. Kesey wrote two novels that
    will live forever-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great
    Notion-and profoundly altered the social currents of America through the
    street theater of his Merry Pranksters. But, from his graduate student days
    at Stanford through the celebrated Sixties acid tests to his later literary
    and theatrical appearances, up through the recent performances of his play
    Twister, Kesey has played an especially key role in the both the literary
    and activist traditions of the San Francisco Bay Area, where his influence
    on writers, actors, artists, and musicians has been immense. It is thus
    fitting that a tribute should be held for him here, in the heart of San

    Confirmed so far are Allen Cohen, founder and publisher of the SAN
    FRANCISCO ORACLE; Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead; Mountain Girl and her
    daughter with Ken, Sunshine Kesey; Country Joe McDonald; Prankster Julius
    Karpen; Stewart Brand of the WHOLE EARTH CATALOGUE; songwriter John Perry
    Barlow; sculptor Joe Lysowski; Freddy Hahn, who orchestrated the
    Grandfurther Tour in England; Roseanna Lourdeaux; Kush; Anne Murphy Maxwell,
    Neal Cassady's partner and a resident of the La Honda commune; Pranksters
    Roy Sebern, Candace Lambrecht and Ann Lembrecht; and Kesey's Perry Lane
    neighbors Jim Wolpman, and Jim and Dorothy Fadiman (from his Stanford days).

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