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Gil Scott-Heron, 1949-2011

In the summer of 1976 (Bicentennial Fever Grips Hub – even Little Stevie’s House of Pizza redecorated in red white and blue), I saw two of Gil Scott-Heron’s three performances at Paul’s Mall during Fourth of July week. He delivered … Continue reading

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The Redemption Unit, VI

(See I, II, III, IV and V) It was something to be in Boston that summer. The spirit of ’76 was everywhere, from the massive fireworks displays on the Esplanade to the stately procession of Tall Ships into Boston harbor to the red-white-and-blue redecoration … Continue reading

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