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Art Museum Honors a Beat Legend 

When: Sun., March 6 2011

Founding a cultural movement ain't for sissies. Just look what wild man William S. Burroughs (1914 to 1997) had to go through on his way to becoming a legend: government censorship, drug addiction, a murder charge, and the price to be paid for his homosexuality. Yet the author of Naked Lunch is now widely regarded as the godfather of the Beat generation, influencing artists all the way from Jack Kerouac and Andy Warhol to Kurt Cobain and Patti Smith. You can learn more about the guy who, in the words of John Waters, "was the first person to become famous for doing things you were supposed to hide," this afternoon at 1:30 p.m., as William S. Burroughs: A Man Within makes its Cleveland debut at the Museum of Art. Admission is $9 at the door, with discounts for seniors, students, and museum members. For more information, call 216-421-7350 or go to clevelandart.org. The Cleveland Museum of Art is at 11150 East Blvd. in University Circle. — Cicora

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