At Last, Philly Gets A Public Statue Of An African-American

“Next month, … educator, activist, and ballplayer Octavius V. Catto will be honored by the city where he was murdered with a full-blown sculptural commemoration in bronze and granite on the southern apron of City Hall. Amazing to say, Catto will then become the first named African-American to be memorialized on public land in [Philadelphia’s] history.”

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Michael Moore Puts His Broadway Audience On Buses And Takes Them To Protest At Trump Tower

“Like any Broadway spectacle, the excursion was a splice of authentic emotion and fabrication. It seemed equal part an earnest bid to get people off the sidelines and into a picket line and equal part showbiz hoopla aimed at bolstering a show that opened last week to mixed reviews and that has not yet caught fire with ticket buyers.”

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Unknown Bootlegs From Bob Dylan’s 1965 Tour Surface – And They Were Made By Allen Ginsberg

“With some interruptions, they document two Dylan shows from 1965, near the beginning of that fateful tour: one in San Francisco on September 11, 1965, and the other in San Jose from the following evening. As you might expect, the performances are enough to knock you out, but the sound quality is up and down.” (Alas, they’ve been removed from YouTube.) Andy Cush tells the story.

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‘Newfields’: Indianapolis Museum Of Art Rebrands Its Grounds And The Many Things On Them (Because People Don’t Know They’re With The Museum)

“During springtime, the Indianapolis Museum of Art welcomed you to friendlier weather with thousands of color-drenched blooms on its outdoor campus. A beer garden and, later on, 18 holes of mini-golf designed by artists kept you coming back. Starting in mid-November, … the museum’s gardens will be illuminated by millions of lights that dance along to the music of the Nutcracker Suite. You’ll have your choice of drinks and firepits to roast s’mores. These are the type of cultural experiences Indy residents are drawn to. It’s just that when it comes to perception, market research shows people don’t necessarily connect them to the IMA.”

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