Friday, November 22, 2013

Tonight 11/22: Grant Hart, Exene Cervenka, Charles Plymell, Legs McNeil headline JFK/NYC/OMG Conspiracy Event

JFK/NYC/OMG feat Charles Plymell, Grant Hart, Exene Cervenka, Legs McNeil

On the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of JFK, Three Rooms Press presents "JFK/NYC/OMG," an examination of conspiracies on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. Speakers include musician-philosopher Grant Hart, poet-novelist-publisher Charles Plymell, musician-writer-conspiracy therapist Exene Cervenka, Allen Ginsberg archivist Peter Hale, writer and Punk magazine co-founder Legs McNeil, and actor-writer Peter Carlaftes (channeling the spirit of Lenny Bruce). The event will take place Friday, November 22, 6 pm at Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, between Bleecker and W. 4th), in the West Village. Tickets are $20, available at the door (arrive early to ensure admission). Additional information: About the performers: Grant Hart s best known for his work as drummer and songwriter in the seminal punk band Hüsker Dü, as well as an extended career as a solo singer/songwriter, who recently released The Argument, a concept album based on John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Hart will speak and sing about how the assassination shaped the lives of his generation. Charles Plymell is a poet, novelist and publisher, best known for his underground magazines, including Zap Comix and The Last Times, and collaborations with beat authors Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Herbert Huncke and Neal Cassady. His most recent book is Benzedrine Highway (Kicks Books). Plymell, will talk about reaction of the Beats to the assassination and the conspiratorial extension against the Kennedy clan. Exene Cervenka is lead vocalist for the LA-based bands X and The Knitters. In addition to her musical career, she has written several books, and has recently developed an online video series using the persona Christine Notmyrealname - Conspiracy Therapist. She will unearth the facts behind the conspiracies. Legs McNeil is a writer and rock music historian. He is the co-founder and a writer for Punk magazine, and a former senior editor at Spin, as well as the author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, and the forthcoming Tomorrow Is Cancelled: The Oral History of the JFK Assassination. Peter Hale is a poet, archivist and protégé of Allen Ginsberg. He looks after the late Ginsberg’s Estate, helping to preserve the truth and history of the Beat movement. He will read Ginsberg’s poem “Nov 23, 1963: Alone.” Peter Carlaftes is a writer, actor and co-director of Three Rooms Press. The author of four books and eight plays, he recently developed a one-man show, Lenny Bruce: Dead and Well, in which he portrays a reincarnated Lenny Bruce, examining the madness of current world from his unique inspired perspective.
JFK/NYC/OMG Examining Conspiracies on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of JFK Friday, November 22, 6 pm Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.) Admission: $20 (one drink minimum) information: For those not in the NYC area, the performance will be streamed live at

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