MAYOR PROCLAIMS FEBRUARY 1, 2013 AS “NEAL CASSADY DAY” IN DENVER
4th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash At Mercury Cafe
Mayor Michael Hancock has proclaimed February 1, 2013 as “Neal Cassady Day.” In his proclamation the Mayor cited Cassady’s, “major impact on American literature as an author and as the muse of literary figures including; Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey and Thom Wolfe.”
The Fourth Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash will take place on February 1st, 7-9 pm at the Mercury Café located at 2199 California in Denver. The “Bash” is free and open to the public of all ages and features members of the Cassady family, readings, music, poetry, and a special performance by noted musician and Kerouac and Cassady collaborator David Amram. Denver’s “unnatural son” Neal Cassady would have been 87 years old on February 8th.
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