john r. lucas: a celebration

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JOHN R. LUCAS:
A CELEBRATION
Sunday, November 15
2pm-4pm
City College of New York
Compton-Goethals Hall
Studio-Theatre 318
DearFriendsofJohnfromCollegeLightOperaCompanyandBrownUniversity,
HereissomeinformationabouttheupcomingCelebrationofthelifeofJohnLucas.
(Youmayalreadyhavereceivedinfoviae-mailorontheFacebookeventpage.
We’resendingthise-mailtocontinuetheefforttogetnewsofthiseventthewidest
audiencepossible.)
It’sironicinthismediaagethatIshouldbeinahubpositioninorganizingthisevent
becausemymediasavvyisalmostnil.Nonetheless,hopefullybetweenusallsharing
informationandreachingoutinanywaywecangettonearlyallofJohn’sfriends,
formerstudentsandcolleagueswillhearaboutourtributeintimetocomeorsend
somethingiftheywish.Atleastthatismyhope!
ACelebrationofthelifeandcareerofJohnLucaswillbeheldonSunday,November
15,2:00-4:00P.M.atCityCollegeinNewYorkCity.Theexactaddressofthe
locationisCompton-GoethalsHall,Studio318,atthecornerofWest140thStreetand
AmsterdamAvenue.Thecollegecampus/streetaddressis160ConventAvenue.
Here’saCCNYcampusmapforadditionalguidance.
Streetparkingisavailableinandaroundthecampus.Off-street/garageparking
options:526West134thStreet;$10cashonly.673St.NicholasAvenue;cash/credit.
Greatwebsiteforadditionalparkingoptions:www.nyc.bestparking.com(they
alsohaveaveryusefulsmartphoneapp).
Subway:#1to137thStreet/CityCollegestation.Ifyoutakethe#2or#3from
pointssouth,you’llneedtotransfertothe#1at96thStreet.Alternate:A,B,CorD
trainto145thStreet.(GreatsmartphonesubwaymapappiscalledKickMap.)
Compton-Goethalsisbetween139th&140thStreets.Enterthebuildingthroughthe
entrancecloserto140thStreet,whereyouwillprobablyhavetoshowsomeIDtothe
SecurityGuard.Keepwalkingdownthehallway,andonyourleftwillbeanelevator,
whichyoucantaketothethirdfloor.
Pre-andPost-Celebrationdiningoptions…herearefourgoodplaceswithintwo
blocks:TheGrange,1635Amsterdam;Coccola,1600Amsterdam;CloveIndian
Restaurant1592Amsterdam;GrillOnTheHillSportsBar,1624Amsterdam.
Therewillbeaprogramtobegintheevent.Severalpeoplewillbeinvitedtospeak
andtherewillbesomesongsmostlyprovidedbyformerCLOCperformers.We
knowthatEVERYONEwouldliketosharesomestoriesandsomememoriesofJohn.
Weassumethatoncethe“formal”programisovertherewillbeanopenmicfor
extendedsharing.BUT,tobesurethatweallhaveachancetoexpresswhatJohn
meanttousandsothataLOTofourstoriesdogetshared,wearerequestingthat
peoplewritethesethingsdownandsendthemintous.Wewillcollectallyour
anecdotes,stories,tributes,andremembrancesandprintthemuptobedistributed
asasortofmementooftheday.I’msuretheywillallenduponsomesocialmedia
siteforeveryonetoseeandenjoy.Pleasedosendinyourthoughtsandstories.Here
isthedrillforthat:
[email protected];
nomorethan500wordsplease,andNOPHOTOGRAPHStothisaddress.Hewill
edit,collate,order,reproduce,etc.,thememorialtributes/recollections/annotations
forthebenefitofusall.
ManyofushavephotographsofJohn.Wewanttomakeadigitalloopingslideshow
thatwillplayalldayattheCelebrationandthatcanbesharedwithallonline
afterwards.Tosendphotosforthateffort:
ErikHaslunfromCLOCwillassemblearetrospectiveslideshowofJohn’sworkat
CLOC.ErikishappytoreceiveBrownphotostoo,buthewon’thavethehistoryashe
doeswithCLOCsopleaseprovidecontext,timeperiod,etc.withthosesohe’llknow
howtointegratethemintotheshow.PleasesendphotostohimatErikHaslun
16WalnutDrive,WestHartford,Connecticut06107(iforiginals,hewillscan
andreturntoyou).Digitalphotosshouldbesenttohimat
[email protected]
Ifyouhaveeitheranenormouscollectionofdigitalphotosorversionsthataretoo
largetosendviae-mail,justcontactErikattheaddressaboveandhewillworkout
analternativecloudstorageorfiletransfertechniquewithyou.PleasenotethatErik
willprobablyonlybeabletouseaportionofthephotossubmittedifwegetthekind
ofinterestthatweareanticipating.
DonotbesurprisedifwepassthehatonthedayoftheCelebrationaskingfor,
perhaps,$5fromeachattendeetohelpcoverthecostofrefreshmentsandjanitorial
services.
Pleasecontinuetospreadthewordtoallinyourrespectivecommunities,Brown
andCLOC.Theresponsethusfarhasbeenenthusiastic.PleaseRSVPonthe
Facebookpagelinkedaboveasthatwillhelpusbeadequatelypreparedforthe
event.Thanksforyourresponseandyoursupport!Ifyouhaveanyquestions,you
[email protected]
Sincerely,Woody
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