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Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Sun Ra

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May 22-- SUN RA
Ark-Angel, musician from Saturn, via Birmingham.

ALSO ON MAY 22 IN HISTORY…
1805 — Esoteric poet, proto-surrealist Gérard de Nerval born in Paris, France.
1845 — American Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt born.
1885 — French novelist Victor Hugo dies, Paris, France.
1887 — Surrealist, pugilist Arthur Cravan born, Lausanne, Switzerland.
1895 — Indian religious leader Jiddu Krishnamurti born.
1914 — Ark-Angel, composer Herman “Sunny” Blount born, Birmingham, Alabama.
1925 — Indeterminate painter, sculptor Jean Tinguely born.
1948 — Jamaican-American writer Claude McKay dies, Chicago, Illinois.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — MAYA DEREN

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April 29 — Maya Deren
Visionary filmmaker, convert to Haitian voudoun.

APRIL 29, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Feast of the Secret Masters.

ALSO ON APRIL 29 IN HISTORY…
1894 — Jacob Coxey’s protest Army of the Poor reaches Washington, D.C.
1917 — Visionary filmmaker, ethnologist Maya Deren born, Kiev, Ukraine.
1945 — Italian partisans turn Ezra Pound, traitor, over to American army.
1951 — Viennese philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein dies, Cambridge, England.
1980 — Suspense film director Alfred Hitchcock dies, Los Angeles, California

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Written by editor@arthurmag.com

April 29th, 2009 at 1:15 am

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