Hurl yourself through the beatific doorway that leads to the next 50 years of Beyond Baroque greatness with The Beyond Salon. Beyond Baroque’s 9th Annual Awards Dinner sees executive director emeritus Richard Modiano getting the nod for decades of tireless devotion, while poet Harryette Mullen receives ample recompense for her services to the grace of the written word. Also: Re/Search publisher V. Vale holds forth with Devo founder and Beyond Baroque supporter Gerald Casale, and UCLA professor Johanna Drucker is fêted for her paeans to posterity — namely, sensibly organizing over 50,000 items in the archives of Beyond Baroque itself.

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