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CDA: Ferlinghetti and Pacheco

My mom alerted me to the deaths of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Johnny Pacheco. Ferlinghetti was a seminal figure of the Beat generation, the owner of City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, the publisher of Kerouac and Ginsberg, and a prolific and respected poet and painter. Here's what my Howard said in texts the other night (Howard has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years):

"we are alll in mourning here, def my coolest neighbor. i went to his 100th bday party. also wrote him in the 80s to see if he would carry The Howling Mantra poetry zine at City Lights that I made with a friend...and he did! H E R O"

Here's an interesting recent piece from PBS on him:

And salsa giant Johnny Pacheco. Here he is with la gran diva, Celia Cruz. Pacheco is the dude playing the flute.

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