With the 10th anniversary of the Station nightclub fire approaching, the Phoenix invited four Rhode Islanders who have written books about the tragedy to participate in a roundtable discussion.
And on a chilly Monday night, they all came to our offices: Gina Russo, a Station survivor who wrote From the Ashes: Surviving the Station Nightclub Fire, A personal story of tragedy and Triumph, her co-author Paul Lonardo, Marilyn Bellemore, who wrote about the Station pre-fire in The Night the Music Ended, and John Barylick, a lawyer who represented Station victims and wrote the definitive account, Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America's Deadliest Rock Concert
The Providence Journal's 10-day series on The Station nightclub fire - in the run-up to the 10th anniversary - continues today with a fine piece by Tracy Breton on the Derderian brothers, who owned the club.
The story follows a strong and beautifully written overview of the fire by G. Wayne Miller, Tom Mooney, and Karen Lee Ziner that appeared on Sunday.
With the 10th anniversary of the Station nightclub fire approaching, I've been reading Providence lawyer John Barylick's definitive account of the tragedy, Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America's Deadliest Rock Concert.
Barylick, one of the lead attorneys for the victims, is unsparing in his lawyerly prosecution of the club owners and local officials.