On the 30th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon, WNYC’s John Schaefer hosts an evening at the Jerome L. Greene Space of discussion and music about how the musician and activist imprinted everything from popular culture to politics.
Details from WNYC:
Our tribute begins with a conversation with New York Times bestselling author, Keith Elliot Greenberg; Dr. Stephan Lynn, Head of ER at Roosevelt Hospital, who pronounced Lennon dead to Yoko Ono and the media; a neighbor to Lennon, Anthony Rudel, and Michael Epstein, Director of LennonNYC. The evening will include vignettes of actors reading the reflections of everyday New Yorkers--Lennon was know for walking the streets of NYC. The evening includes musical tributes by Meshell Ndegeocello, Larry Kirwan of Black47 and Jason Reischel, lead vocalist from the Brooklyn-based band My Cousin the Emperor with a look at how today's musicians are inspired by Lennon's work. Lennon and Legacy will present live video from Central Park's Strawberry Field.
Also, see WNYC’s roundup of Lennon-themed events taking place around town today and tonight.