One of the South End's longtime characters, "Peace," passed away in August, and the South End branch will host a celebration of his life on Thursday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. According to Alison Barnet, local lore chronicler who has a fine eye and ear for detail of South End's history, Peace was a self-taught collage artist who was once written up in the New York Times for the dashiki shop he and his wife ran in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. Peace claimed to have met Jimi Hendrix five times, and could be described as Hendrix's alter ego. "I, for one, am going to miss his good humor, his wacky fixation on masonic symbols and numerology, and his interest in my writing," reports Barnet in a commemorative article about Peace in the August 16 issue of the South End News. The event will be held downstairs at the branch and is open to the public. Donations of food and beverages are welcome.