Dec. 20 - Rock singer and poet Patti Smith makes a surprise appearance at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to pay tribute to French novelist, playwright and poet Jean Genet. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
Patti Smith made a surprise appearance at New York's Museum of Modern Art. The legendary singer-songwriter celebrated French writer and political activist Jean Genet's birthday with a 40-minute performance. Genet was born on December 19, 1910 and died in 1986 in a Paris hotel. Smith says she was saluting the Frenchman because he was not appropriately acknowledged during his lifetime. (UPSOUND: Patti Smith, saying "Happy birthday Jean Genet".) This is the second year that Smith has paid tribute to Genet at the MoMA. Kilmeny Duchardt, Reuters.