Elmont

Elmont

Prominent for many years in the Washington, D.C. homeless community, Elmont is best known as the band leader and sax player for Elmont and the Dumpster Divers, whose performance is usually the highlight of the Thanksgiving Day feast in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House. Elmont delivers innovative lectures on the state of the nation at various venues, and is often taken for a raving lunatic. Evidence of his sanity, however, was his l985 marriage to Alice P. Schwartzman, with whom he currently resides in a duplex purchased with Alice's inheritance from the late Lacey Davenport. He has been interviewed on NPR's Urban Home Companion, and served as their floor reporter at the 1996 Democratic National Convention. He is proud of the fact that he refused to participate in the l990 national census. His tattoo: "Music is my life." His eddress: lunatic@streetlevel.org.

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