Pub lecture with William Kennedy at Midtown Tap and Tea Room

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A still from William Kennedy's Prohibition Story.

This has a high probability of being interesting/entertaining: William Kennedy is giving a "pub" lecture at the Midtown Tap and Tea Room in Albany March 11. The topic: Albany during Prohibition.

It's part of an ongoing series organized by the Historic Albany Foundation. Blurbage:

The Albany During Prohibition program will include a screening of Mr. Kennedy's short (30 min) film, William Kennedy's Prohibition Story, followed by a Q & A from the audience. Come sip a cocktail and listen to legendary storyteller Mr. Kennedy discuss Albany's most notorious gangster, Jack 'Legs' Diamond - a man who embodied the essence of public sentiment on Prohibition, and who may have provoked Albany's most powerful politician to blur the lines between the criminals and the authorities.

Tickets are $15 and reservations are required: call 518-465-0876, ext. 10. The event starts at 5:30 pm.

Earlier on AOA: William Kennedy's Prohibition Story

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