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Out Here & Beyond - Sun Ra Sun-tennial

05/20/2014 09:00
05/20/2014 12:00

 

Out Here & Beyond host Chuck Obuchowski writes:

Hey Kids, it's time for the Sun-tennial!

Join me on Tuesday, May 20 from 9 a.m. - noon during Out Here & Beyond for a salute to the Saturnian sounds of Sun Ra, who arrived on Planet Earth May 22, 1914... and brought with him a galaxy of unique musical adventures.

Thanks to John Rinaldi for the Sun-tennial verbiage - listen to his OhBoy 3 a.m. Sun Ra celebration from May 16 on our program archive while you still can (or tune it in from elsewhere in the cosmos after May 29).

Did any of you intrepid space travelers hear/see Sun Ra's Arkestra at Mad Murphy's in Hartford on July 1, 1984? I was there, sweating and swaying with the other humans who crammed themselves into that small space when the threat of rain forced the concert indoors... it was to have taken place in Bushnell Park as the free kick-off for New Music America, a week-long festival celebrating cutting-edge sounds from all genres.

See you in the Sun-shine on May 20, ladies & gents...