THANK YOU ALL
for all your generosity! Yesterday's beautiful backers Mitria DiGiacomo and Carole and Bob Kavanagh got us to the top, and this morning, glorious, the one and only couple -- LuLu LoLo and Dan Evans -- get the distinction of having put us over the top -- with their contributing at the reward level "I will come to your house with microphones, guitars, PA system, guitar, the works and we will create music together..." Fantastic! I can't wait!
You may have read about LuLu LoLo and Dan in this Sunday's NY Times Real Estate section: Habitats column, ”Caretakers of a Vanishing Little Italy." Or you may have seen one of their shows over the years. (clip attached of LuLu performing as a Triangle Shirtwaist maker). Or you may have seen LuLu win big bucks on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" wowing Meredith Viera with her pizzazz and red feathery capello. LuLu LoLo is quite an institution, and her family has been invigorating the lives of East Harlem residents since the pushcart days. She lives on a street named after her father, "Pete Pascale Place." Her mother Rose and father Pete, worked to unite all Harlem: east, central, west, Italian, Puerto Rican, Black, -- this was their life's work, and it continues today with basketball programs and a childrens' center in their legacy.
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Lulu LoLo's husband Dan Evans, is interviewed as saying "I've followed the path of the renegade, the spiritual renegade. If you follow what's deep inside your heart, things work out." He was speaking of his life, his marriage and homemaking in East Harlem, and his Saint Francis chapel in their backyard.
Here are links into their world:
Below our photos from my pilgrimage to Crabapple Chapel with my Mom and Aunt Lucy, 2010.
Mom (Rachel Lanzillotto) and Dan in the chapel
Saint Francis, with Mom's holy bracelet
Mom, Aunt Lucy, LuLu
Lulu LoLo in her racecar outfit for her performance in France