Beat poet and original member of the Fugs ... Tuli [Kupferberg], who has recently turned 86, has had two strokes over the last year, which have left him blind, and the tickets for this benefit concert will help pay for his medical expenses.Sounds like quite an event for a one-of-a-kind character.
Produced by Hal Willner; Lou Reed, Philip Glass, John Zorn, Sonic Youth, Gary Lucas, and others will play at a special benefit for Tuli to be held at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn on Jan. 22. Among the other performers are Ed Sanders, Tuli's fellow Fug, Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders (who also played on early Fugs albums), and others who will be announced.
Tickets are $75 to $125 and are available at http://www.stannswarehouse.org/ or (718) 254-8779
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Posted by Matt Winters at 7:26 PM
Norman Savitt posted the following on the New York Bluegrass and Old-Time e-mail list: