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The Jamies 45rpm Summertime    Summer in the City cvr

The Jamies’ 1958 & 1962 hit  |||  The Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ ‘Summer in the City’ (1966)

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Kent & Cindy's Tomatoes 2013  Kent Crockett

Summer offerings from Kent and Cindy Crockett’s California foothills garden.



Some are simply summer-blessed.


Library of Congress
Washington DC
June 27, 2013

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Holly & Al @LOC 2 Caitlin Rizzo

Holly Bass and Al Young in post-presentation mode at the Library of Congress celebration of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar’s birthday.


California Poets in the Schools Video Shoot
June 20, 2013

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CPITS Video Crew Berkeley Marina  Al Young

California Poets in the Schools video crew at the Berkeley Marina to shoot a promo with Al Young for its 50th anniversary fundraising campaign.  |  L-R > Nick Pasquinzo, Jamie Jordan, Kennedy Pasquinzo, Maddie Rinn, John Drexler, Tina Pasquinzo


Robert Chrisman: A Celebration of the Life
June 16, 2013

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Poet Robert Chrisman (1937-2013), co-founder with
Nathan Hare of The Black Scholar Journal

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Teacher-photographer Ray Black hosted the Robert Chrisman Celebration at San Francisco’s Jazz Heritage Center. Former Pacifica Radio Executive Director Patricia Scott, like many others, expressed her love for Robert Chrisman, co-founder and publisher of The Black Scholar, along with her exasperation with his mercurial side.

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Laura Chrisman — Robert Chrisman’s daughter who has taken over as editor-publisher of The Black Scholar — with veteran writers Adam David Miller and Al Young.


Cuban Poet Nancy MorejĂłn
La Peña Cultural Center
in conversation with Al Young
and translator Kathleen Weaver
June 13, 2013

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Cuban poet Nancy MorejĂłn in a post-luncheon shot with Al Young on the day of her June 13, 2013 reading, a KPFA Event, at Berkeley’s popular La Peña Cultural Center. Joining author-translator-editor Kathleen Weaver onstage, they sat in conversation before a packed, lively house.



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