Still an energy source of undimmed voltage, David Amram at 77 makes you wonder whatever made the Beats feel beat-down. He’s irrepressible�and he’s a featured attraction at the wild annual event that allows the Lower East Side to show off the creative types it has spawned. For 13 years, Theater for the New City has opened its doors to the public, free of charge, and brought together hundreds of talented performers for the LES Festival of the Arts. The three-day event includes film screenings (Jim Jarmusch, Kriota Wilberg), multimedia, poetry (hosted by Lissa Moria), puppetry, music (Amram!), readings, theater pieces, art installations, and much more. Composer and satirist Richard West will host the day-long block party on Saturday, which includes an arts fair with food and vendors

May 23-25, 2008

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 20, 2008

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