"I see it as a literary meeting place, not only for North Beach but for the whole city, where poets and writers can get together and sound off," [Lawrence Ferlinghetti] added, noting that such a space could serve as a toehold for the written and tangible word in a world increasingly obsessed with the digital.
However, the driving force behind the Piazza St. Francis, the Poets’ Plaza, neighborhood icon Angela Alioto, a former city supervisor, says that funds can be found.
The money is on its way, she says, and with it, colored marble from Italy to replace the concrete and gravel.
"I am very optimistic that the piazza will be done by 2015," Alioto told The Examiner from Italy, where she was last month marble shopping before returning to The City to begin a round of fundraising that will continue through the fall.
9/22 The Raveonettes (Bimbo’s)
9/26 Hercules & Love Affair (Mezzanine)
9/26 Andre Nickatina (Slim’s)
10/4 DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist (Mezzanine)
10/5 Minibosses (Bottom of the Hill)
10/8 The King Khan & BBQ Show (Great American)
10/15 Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (Bimbo’s)
10/25 Charli XCX (Slim’s)
11/3 Courtney Barnett with some other people (Fillmore)
11/17 Death From Above 1979 (The Independent)
11/21 Seu Jorge (Bimbo’s)
12/14+15 Johnny Marr (The Independent)
12/29 A John Waters Christmas (Great American)
12/31 Cut Copy New Year’s Eve Party (Mezzanine)
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Taken from the Billboard.com article:
Interpol – El Pintor (out now)
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – Cheek to Cheek (Sept. 23)
Prince – ART OFFICIAL AGE (Sept. 30)
Charlie XCX – Sucker (Oct. 21)
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways (Oct. 21)
Dillon Francis – Money Sucks, Friends Rule (Oct. 28)
She & Him – Classics (Oct. 28)