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Pekar Park, Mark Russo & It's a Beautiful Day

American Splendor #1 (1976). Art by R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, Greg Budgett, and Brian Bram. Written and published by Harvey Pekar.

Dan Polletta helps christen the new Pekar Park prior to the dedication this weekend for the late Harvey Pekar with his widow Joyce Brabner and the owner of Big Fun, Steve Presser.  Plus, Dan introduces us to a young local lion of jazz - Mark Russo - who plays the Bop Stop this weekend.  And Jim Goldurs shares his interview with David LaFlamme about reuniting his band It's a Beautiful Day for concerts tonight and tomorrow night at Nighttown.

Joyce Brabner, writer

Steve Presser, Big Fun

Mark Russo, musician

David LaFlamme, musician

Dave DeOreo is coordinating producer for Ideastream Public Media’s arts and culture team.