Gospel Brunch! Sunday Jan. 29th, 2017

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COME JOIN US AT THE ARTS BLOCK ON SUNDAY JAN. 29, 2017 FOR A GOSPEL BRUNCH. BRUNCH STARTS AT 11 A.M. WE SING FROM 12 – 2 P.M.

FEATURING MOONLIGHT DAVIS, VOCALS

MORNING STAR, VOCALS; BENNY KOHN, PIANO; CHARLES NEVILLE, SAX ; DAVE CHRISTOPOLIS, BASS; LOU LEELYN AND LAURIE DIDONATO, BACK UP VOCALS.

GO TO THE ARTS BLOCK WEBSITE TO GET TICKETS:                           theartsblock.com

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MLK Day Musical Service

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Sunday January 15th – we’ll celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King at the Unitarian Society of Northampton.  10 a.m. service – of music and spoken word. “Visions of Peace and Justice – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” 

Location: 220 Main St. Northampton, Ma.

Join this community in song and celebration and commitment to our future generations. All are welcome!!

 

Love Trumps Hate

Dear Friends and Family,

        How beautiful it was to gather with all of you yesterday in Greenfield for our “Love Trumps Hate” event.

        People came with their wounded hearts, their angry hearts, their hope and their despair – and found comfort in being with friends and neighbors. The artists, musicians, poets, speakers who gave expression to their feelings were the voices of all of us. We are so grateful to them for sharing themselves.

     And we are so grateful to all of you for being present, listening, dancing, giving all that you gave.

      The Arts Block generously donated the space to us – and we cannot thank them enough for preparing for us, hosting us, providing drink and food – and a welcoming atmosphere for all.

     Special thanks  go to: Derrik Jordan for the multiple musical roles he played; John Sprague for his willingness to come in and help us raise the energy; David Allen for his help in setting up and taking down and to all of you who came from near and far! and contributed to the success of the event.

     We are thinking of taking this show on the road – bringing ourselves to other communities, where we can invite local artists to contribute to an event that will bring people together. If you have connections to other communities or spaces/places that you think would welcome such an event – we would very much appreciate that information.

        As people left yesterday, they thanked us, saying that they really needed to not feel alone at this time. They left with some hope.

      That is food for our souls!

             “Love Trumps Hate!”

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Dance New England

We had a beautiful time at Dance New England Camp. We taught a Gospel Workshop, played for a dance with a great band and enjoyed the tribe of dancers, musicians, parents, grandparents, young adults, creative people from many places and spaces. Thank you DNE!free-vector-colorful-background-dance_015419_colorful_background_dance