Sonomusette at the Occidental Center for the Arts (Aired: September 18, 2019)

Occidental Center for the Arts
Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Occidental Center for the Arts is pleased to bring back to our stage the talented musicians of SonoMusette! Led by Parisian born singer Mimi Pirard, this exciting Sonoma County-based ensemble authentically recreates the moody, evocative sound of the Paris cafe scene of the mid 1900s, music made famous by Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet, Django Reinhardt and other iconic performers of the era.

This music has retained it’s power to enchant and transport audiences, and SonoMusette taps into that nostalgia with artistry in both vocals and instrumentation.

SonoMusette’s renditions of these timeless French classics provide a freshness and excitement that is contemporary, yet faithful to the spirit and tradition of the original versions. Few singers are capable of doing justice to Piaf and Brel, and even fewer can match Mimi Pirard’s mesmerizing interpretation and delivery. The band features: Mimi Pirard – vocals; Robert Lunceford – accordion; Jan Martinelli – piano & bass; Isaac Vandeveer – guitar & bass, and Richard Andrews – drums.

SonoMusette will charm and transport you as they expertly recapture the moody and melancholic sound and spirit of mid twentieth-century Paris in OCA’s acoustic sweet spot with cabaret and concert seating.

Fine refreshments including wine and beer available.

OCA is accessible to people with disabilities.

$20 Advance General/$23 at the door

Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Ct.
Occidental, CA 95465
(707) 874-9392

River Choir: Serenades at the Blue Door Gallery (Aired: September 17, 2019)

River Choir: Serenades
Blue Door Gallery
Sunday, September 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Interesting art and melodious music. That’s what the River Choir and Blue Door Gallery have in store for you Sunday, September 22.

Our 10-member choir will perform the celestial motets of Palestrina and Pitoni, madrigals and rounds from the European Renaissance, rousing early American music by Billings, an Appalachian-inspired tune by Moira Smiley, and more.

Sit comfortably and just listen or wander around and explore the unique art of gallery owner Douglas DeVivo. Then enjoy some light refreshments provided by the members of the choir.

Admission is free
(Donations are gratefully accepted)

Blue Door Gallery
16359 Main Street
Guerneville, CA  95446
(707) 869-3273

Task Force on the Americas Annual Dinner (Aired: September 16, 2019)

Task Force on the Americas Annual Dinner
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
Saturday September 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Karen Spring and Edwin Espinal in Honduras

Our guest speaker Karen Spring is a human rights defender, researcher, and, currently, the Honduras-based Coordinator for the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN). Karen works to educate North Americans about US and Canadian foreign policy in Honduras and Central America, with particular emphasis on the impacts privatization of public sector services and the effects of militarization on human rights.

Karen has written several articles and reports about human rights issues including Mining in impunity: Coerced negotiations and forced displacement by Aura Minerals in Western Honduras. Karen has testified before Canadian Parliamentary committees about human rights violations in Honduras and blogs at Karen has been living in Honduras since July 2009. She has a BSc in international relations and human biology from the University of Toronto, a BSW from Lakehead University, and a Master of Public Health from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada.

We are a grassroots human rights organization dedicated to supporting the social justice movements in Latin America and the Caribbean, along with educating North Americans about the realities of the Americas and the role the US plays there. Founded in 1985, we are also known as the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas (MITF).

5:30: Social Hour
6:30: Dinner

$50 – $100 per person

Low-income solidarity price available upon request.

Make reservations online.

Seating is limited.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
240 Channing Way
San Rafael, CA  94903

Raven Players Present SCRIPTEASE: Betty and Edith and Sue (Aired: September 13, 2019)

SCRIPTEASE: Betty and Edith and Sue
Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Raven Players ScripTease – New Works Nurtured to Life

The Raven Players encourage new works by offering free public readings of original plays. We thank the Healdsburg Center for the Arts for hosting these readings. Please join us and share your thoughts afterward with the playwright and cast.

This month’s new play reading is Betty and Edith and Sue, by Tony Sciullo.

Betty, Edith and Sue are lifelong friends who share the same Godmother. When they decide to surprise her with a 90th birthday party, memories are dredged up that shaped and tested their relationships and continue to challenge their friendship today.

Admission is FREE.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
130 Plaza St
Healdsburg, CA 95448
 (707) 431-1970

Arsenic And Old Lace at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg (Aired: September 11, 2019)

Arsenic And Old Lace
Raven Players in Healdsburg
September 13 – 29, 2019

Mortimer Brewster’s ordinary world is turned upside down when he discovers that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan returns on the night the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity.

By Joseph Kesselring
Direction by Joe Gellura

$28 Adults
$25 Senior 65+
$5 Student w/ID
Thursday Value Night: Adults & Seniors, 2 for 1 tix
Tickets available at Copperfield’s in Healdsburg & Santa Rosa, or online.

Opening Night Bubbly & Sunday Post-Show Discussions

Raven Performing Arts Theater
115 North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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(Photo: Courtesy Ray Mabry Photography featuring cast members Michael Hunter, Steve Cannon, Michael Romero)

The National Heirloom Expo (Aired: September 10, 2019)

The National Heirloom Expo
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
September 10 – 12, 2019

What began in 2011 as a celebration of pure food and sustainable living has developed into an impressive event that annually draws upwards of 20,000 participants. Featuring the largest display of heritage produce, the Expo now focuses on the preservation of heirloom foods without genetic modification. Many individual and commercial growers supply an abundance of fruits and vegetables for exhibiting and tasting. Located at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa on September 10, 11 & 12, the event has become known as the “World’s Fair of Pure Food.”

The fairground streets and pavilion aisles are filled with pure food enthusiasts, talented home gardeners, farmers, garden artists, school groups, and leaders in the food industry throughout this magnificent event.

More than 100 renowned garden and food speakers fill three presentation halls with back-to-back talks. An impressive lineup of nationally and internationally recognized speakers have included Vandana Shiva, Jeffrey Smith, Carlo Petrini, Ronnie Cummins, Dave Murphy, Percy Schmeiser, Joseph Mercola, Rachel Parent, and many more.

The National Heirloom Exposition continues to grow and attract interest around the world as like-minded people come together to share information about pure foods, sustainable living, organic growing, and so many other topics relevant to adults, children, and future generations.

Take Part!

Be an attendee, exhibitor, vendor, speaker or volunteer!

Join seed savers, farmers and gardeners from across the planet!

$15 One day pass
$30 Three day pass

Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Book Launch of Living On The Fringe: A Memoir by Abraham Enti at the Occidental Center for the Arts (Aired: September 9, 2019)

Book Launch: Living On The Fringe: A Memoir by Abraham Enti
Occidental Center for the Arts
Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

When Ed Entin decided to torch his draft card, everything about his life changed. He had his whole life mapped out. It was 1966 and Eddie had just been accepted into Yale Law School — his ticket out of the Army and Vietnam and into a life of secure prosperity. It only took one day, one decision to change the course of his life. What follows is a sometimes harrowing, often hilarious, and always illuminating ten-year journey through the social, political, and spiritual turmoil of the era.

For anyone wondering how it was back then — or how to get through right now— Living on the Fringe provides a look at how one person who waded into the turbulent waters of his time came out whole, dry, and ready to face the future. And with a new name to match the person he had become.

About the Author: After the events described in this memoir, Abraham and his wife Rachael Flug went on to create Diaperaps Ltd., a business that helped revitalize cloth diapering for the benefit of babies and the environment. He founded the Sonoma County affiliate of Move to Amend and has written extensively about corporate personhood, money and debt. He is very proud to have received a certificate of appreciation from Occupy Santa Rosa for his “tireless support of the Occupy Movement and his work to end corporate greed and corruption”.

At seventy-four, Abraham Entin is still out rousing the rabble.

Abraham is a singer, a songwriter and a storyteller, and dances at every opportunity. He is a long-time student of Rudolf Steiner’s social ideas and is particularly interested in how spiritual perspectives influence and help bring about positive social change.

Join us for music and song, selected readings, Q&A, book sales and signing.

Refreshments are available by donation, beer and wine for sale.

Admission is free, but all donations happily accepted!

Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Ct.
Occidental, CA 95465
(707) 874-9392

The Musers & Late for the Train at the Occidental Center for the Arts (Aired: September 6, 2019)

The Musers – Courtesy of the OCA

The Musers & Late for the Train
Occidental Center for the Arts
Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Occidental Center for the Arts presents an evening of acoustic joy with The Musers and Late for the Train!

The Musers are Tom Kuhn on vocals/bass/percussion, plus singer/songwriters Megan Mclaughlin and Anita Bear Sandwina. Together, they make up this high energy multi-instrumental trio who can make you laugh, cry or stomp your feet with pure joy.

Late for the Train is a San Francisco-based 4-piece modern string band that weaves folk, funk, and bluegrass into powerful arrangements of original/traditional music that feels both fresh and familiar.

Fine refreshments available plus ample dance space.
OCA is wheelchair accessible.

$15 Advance
$19 at door

3850 Doris Murphy Ct.
Occidental, CA 95465
(707) 874-9392

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Start your membership at just $5 a month, or maybe a little more, like $10 or $20 a month as an ongoing sustaining member. Your contribution keeps the music, news, and other programs you love on your radio, and in your life.

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Tapas 13th New Short Play Festival (Aired: September 5, 2019)

Tapas 13th New Short Play Festival
Pegasus Theater Company
September 13 – 28, 2019

Six dynamite plays performed by six terrific actresses. That’s what the 13th annual Tapas New Short Play Festival has in store for you this year at Guerneville’s Masonic Lodge September 13 through 28.

What happens when Lady Macbeth decides to remove her “damned spot” permanently, or a dangerous executive order falls into the hands of a lowly White House Intern? Or two quarreling sisters find themselves out of gas in the middle of the Mojave Desert? Come to Tapas and see.

The plays include:
“Grilled” by H. L. Grant, directed by Darlene Kersnar,
“Solar Flares” by Stanley Rutherford, directed by Ed Brown
“Heroes” by Susan Jackson, directed by Scott Kersnar
“Lady M. Visits the Dermatologist” by Margy Kahn, directed by Lois Pearlman
“Stuff” by Darlene Kersnar, directed by Lauri Lippin
“Executive Order” by H. L. Grant, directed by Darlene Kersnar

From our beginning in 2006 we have featured plays by northern California playwrights exclusively because we want to showcase homegrown talent. And this year we have an all-female cast of wonderful local actresses.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sunday afternoons at 5 pm

$18 General
$15 Students & seniors
First two Friday performances, Sept. 13 and 20, are pay-what-you-can (no reservations accepted)

Mt. Jackson Masonic Lodge
14040 Church Street
Guerneville, CA 95446

Billie Holiday Project at the Mystic Theater (Aired: September 4, 2019)

Billie Holiday Project
Mystic Theater
Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

The Billie Holiday Project, led by Stella Heath, celebrates the music of Lady Day! Shrouded in mystery, as she was draped in furs, Billie was quintessentially multi-faceted, possessing the sensitivity and ability to make the songs she sang as personal as if she was singing them softly in your own very ear. Featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest Jazz musicians, The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing Lady Day live in a 1930s Jazz Club. Drawing from some of Billie’s most recorded tunes, such as Blue Moon, Billie’s Blues, God Bless the Child, and Strange Fruit, to name but a few, the band also revives some of the earlier and lesser-known tunes that Billie interpreted. In performance, interspersed with the music are stories of Billie’s life and musical artistry. The Band features Stella Heath, invoking the vocal stylings of Billie Holiday; Neil Fontano, piano virtuoso from Sonoma County; Jason Bellenkes, rich and inventive on tenor saxophone and clarinet; Trevor Kinsel, interchanging between upright bass and cornet.

This show is for 21 & over.

$18 General ($23 at the door)

Mystic Theatre
23 Petaluma Blvd. No.
Petaluma, CA 94952