July 8-10, L.A.: Evening talks with "Fela: This Bitch of a Life" author Dr. Carlos Moore


We were hipped to this by Sandra Izsadore. Not much more info than the above poster—sorry. Dr. Carlos Moore’s official website is here. His 1982 book, Fela: This Bitch of a Life, a semi-biography of the great man and his retinue, is finally back in print, and available from Amazon here.

Also, Sandra is the first to inform us of this genuinely huge news: FELA! A New Musical, the sensational off-Broadway production that Arthur reviewers C & D had double conniptions for for last year (Arthur No. 31/Oct 2008), is moving up to to Broadway this fall at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. October 19, to be precise. Hot damn! Here’s the trailer:

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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