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2002 Vision Festival Update

Even though the lineup isn’t finalized yet, the current list of musicians playing at New York City’s Seventh Annual Vision Festival this June is more than just an indication that the event will be every avant-garde jazz fan’s dream come true.

The usual suspects-Matthew Shipp (pictured left), Fred Anderson, Mat Maneri, David S. Ware-and others will play concerts at three venues over the course of about two-and-a-half weeks, from May 23 to June 9, but, as always, there will be other attractions: dance and spoken word performances, film screenings, visual art displays, and a special Memorial Day celebration for Don Cherry. The theme to this year’s festival is “A Vision Without Violence,” a response to events of Sept. 11.

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