John Lennon Tribute Coming to Scranton

Frank Dubas, President & CEO of Knarf Sabud Productions LLC recently announced that a tribute to John Lennon will take place in Scranton, PA from mid-October through December 8, 2020.  “In June of 1967 I purchased my first LP album – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles.  I loved it.  I still have it,” said Dubas.  “John Lennon remains my favorite musical artist.”

The tribute will take the form of a large mural to be installed on the east wall of 518 Lackawanna Avenue facing Renaissance Plaza.  Frank Dubas invited art students, faculty and staff of Marywood University to create original portraits of John Lennon as well as a type design, to be used as input for the mural.  The mural will be installed by a mural artist.

Two $500 scholarships/grants will be awarded to the students, faculty or staff who provide the art works chosen for the mural.  Submissions are due by October 9 (John Lennon’s birthday).  The mural will be installed soon thereafter, and will remain in place until December 8, the 40th anniversary of Lennon’s death.  Shortly afterwards it will be removed.

“John Lennon was 40 years old when he was murdered at the entrance to the Dakota in New York City on December 8, 1980.  I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news.  It’s now almost 40 years since that tragic event,” Dubas said.  “A meaningful tribute to the life, music, wit and times of John Lennon is planned.”