Roy Zimmerman has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. Zimmerman’s YouTube videos have amassed over seven million views. He’s been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. The world is full of funny songs, but Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive originals are also incisive calls to action, smart, savvy and undeniable. Show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 (includes a glass of wine). I have limited tickets available which is why signup has 16 slots (plus 1 okay). I may be able to open up more seats so I've included a waitlist. SOLD OUT! No longer taking payments through PayPal. Thank you :) This evening is sponsored by Kern Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Thanks, Kathleen Rush
Sebastien Betbeder’s 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2 Automnes 3 Hivers) follows the travails of three 30-something Parisians suffering through the usual love squabbles and existential crises, not to mention some major medical malfunctions. We become involved in their path to adulthood as they narrate their thinking to the camera and directly to us. In French with English subtitles. Dir,: Sebastien Betbeder, 2013, France, 87 min, Not Rated
We will be gathering together Saturday December 7th to watch a Christmas/Holiday concert by Sting and guest musicians as they perform Christmas melodies, mostly from the Middle Ages, from England’s most famous cathedral in Durham. I first saw this concert in 2009 on PBS and have watched it every year during the Christmas Holiday season. It is a very unique concert and is one of my all time favorite concerts. Snacks and beverages such as hot chocolate will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own beverages if hot chocolate is not your cup of tea. Below is a synopsis of the concert and a link to one of the songs that you can see on Youtube. I hope you can join us for what promises to be a great night of entertainment and fun during the holiday season. Since seating at my house is limited I am going to limit the number of people who attend to the first 15 people who sign up but will create a waiting list…so…if you change your mind and cannot attend please change your RSVP status so those who are on the waiting list may attend. Composer, singer, actor, activist – Sting has won universal acclaim in all of these roles, but he defies easy labeling. He’s best described as an adventurer and risk-taker. As he himself has said, “I love to put myself in new situations. I’m not afraid to be a beginner.” Recorded on location at the magnificent Durham Cathedral near his hometown of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northern England, “Sting: A Winter’s Night…” conjures the moods and spirits of the season with a diverse collection of songs, carols and lullabies spanning the centuries “Sting: A Winter’s Night…” captures the artist in the evocative setting of one of England’s most famous cathedrals. Standing on a peninsula overlooking the River Wear in County Durham is the 1,000 year-old famous landmark of Northern England. Inside, the cathedral the atmosphere is equally as inspiring, and it is in this setting that Sting is joined by guest musicians, including local Newcastle artists Kathryn Tickell (Northumbrian pipes and fiddle), Peter Tickell (fiddle) and Julian Sutton (Melodeon). Esteemed performers from around the world also include Dominic Miller (guitar), Vincent Ségal (cello), Scottish harpist Mary MacMaster, Ira Coleman (bass), Chris Gecker (trumpet), and David Mansfield (violin and mandolin). Featuring traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point, Sting and guest musicians interpret stirring, folk-based melodies including “The Snow it Melts the Soonest” (traditional Newcastle ballad), “Soul Cake” (traditional English “begging” song), “Christmas at Sea” (traditional Scottish song), “Gabriel’s Message” (14th century carol), “Balulalow” (lullaby by Peter Warlock) and “Now Winter Comes Slowly” (Henry Purcell). Two of Sting’s own compositions are also featured: “Lullaby for an Anxious Child” and “The Hounds of Winter,” which originally appeared on his previous release Mercury Falling. “Winter is a season I’ve always had an affinity for,” says Sting. “It’s certainly rich in terms of inspiration and materials.” Youtube Link to one of the concert performances http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxZNTZhloiQ
August 14th, 2013 by Darrell Muhammad
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