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David Amram to do tribute to Doris Diether at The Village Trip kickoff concert

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | David Amram, who is headlining The Village Trip festival’s “kickoff concert” this Saturday afternoon will do a special tribute to Greenwich Village icon Doris Diether.

Diether, 92, died Thursday at her Waverly Place home of more than 60 years after a two-week stay at Mt. Sinai West Hospital.

An ally of Jane Jacobs, she was part of the great generation of Village activists who defeated “Powerbroker” Robert Moses and his “urban renewal” plans for the community. Moses’ schemes would have demolished a large swath of the historic, low-scale neighborhood, rebuilding it in the monolithic “towers in the park” style of Stuyvesant Town and similar developments that was then in vogue.

The Village Trip concert this Saturday will be at Eighth and MacDougal Sts. from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Amram, 90, will do his tribute to Diether starting at 3:15 p.m.


  1. John Penley John Penley September 17, 2021

    How about a tribute to Bob Fass, who was a legendary late-night radio host who both knew everyone and had them on his show at WBAI ? Bob died not too long ago.

    • Barbara Ruether Barbara Ruether September 18, 2021

      Yes. Bob Fass used to live on MacDougal at one time. But you can’t nail him to one spot — he was a meta-Villager. His radio program hosted many just ordinary folk all the way to great icons. David Amram could speak about Bob Fass very easily.

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