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Rhythms with a cause

Eddie Tuduri | Credit: Courtesy

Files that are hard to believe, TRAP celebrates its 25th birthday, with a view to semi-retirement. Part of a long-standing tradition, Saturday, September 24’s All-Star Fundraiser Party at the Lobero Theater will serve as both a post-pandemic celebration and a moving swan song for one of music therapy’s most worthy of the region.

A little story is needed, of course, for those who have not followed the saga. The story begins over a quarter century ago on a beach in Carpinteria, when a body surfing accident left the session drummer Eddie Tuduri in a paralyzed state. Frustrated with his inability to live his musical life as he had for decades, and with a desire to be of service to those in need, Tuduri started TRAP (The Rhythmic Arts Project). Its central concept is to reach people with disabilities, using percussion and collective music as an expressive and therapeutic tool. Since then, TRAP has expanded to several countries.

Part of the fundraising strategy was the logical decision to engage with the community by presenting concerts, often with well-established musicians in and beyond the drumming-percussion circles in which Tuduri was rooted. Lobero shows, also including auctions and other special features, have been notable highlights in Santa Barbara’s music calendar for years, though they disappeared during the COVID era.

Tuduri with TRAP students Dion (left) and Karen. | Credit: Courtesy

Tuduri, now 75, proclaimed Saturday’s event would be the last major eruption, although he noted that smaller events could be possible in the future. “I’ll always want to get together and jam with my friends, he says.

Among the many memorable moments of the TRAP Lobero Benefit Memory Banks were appearances by Bill Champlin and Michael McDonald on the microphone/keyboards, and a contagious duo between master Brazilian percussionist Air to Moreira and the talented student TRAP Dion.

Joining founding drummer and creator of musical connections Tuduri on stage will be musicians from the malleable band known as Pocketsincluding Luis Conte, Kenny Lewis and Diane Steinberg (of the band Steve Miller), guitarist Derol Caracokeyboardist Jimmy Clairebass player Steve Nelsonsingers Leslie Lembo and Shawn Thies…and not least, star TRAP students like Dion, Karen, Zayde, Ryan and Well. Massive grooves – with a cause – are on the menu.



Blues Surf Report

Byl Carruthers | 1 credit

On Sunday afternoon (September 25) at the Community Arts Workshop, the blues pays a serious visit to town, in terms of livewire sounds and respects to local flame keepers. This will be the first post-pandemic event organized by the intrepid and venerable Santa Barbara Blues Societycoming off mothballs after almost three years.

At the heart of the show is a memorial tribute to two important blues-related guitarists who sadly passed away this year: slide guitar master Tom Murray (of Stiff Pickle Orchestra and other entities) and R&B powerhouse Byl Carruthers (from Café R&B, with soul singer Roach co-starring) are gone, but hardly forgotten. To pay tribute to them and raise funds for their families, the Blues Society has rallied groups kings of paradise, East Valley Roadand the Rent Party Blues Band to stir up a ruckus of blues for the occasion. See SBBlues.org.

Tom Murray | Credit: Ted Rhodes

Speaking of onstage blues, one of the fiery, hot, and cool gigs in town recently took place on Louisiana Night Tab Benoit fueled his blues-rock-swampy trio at the Lobero Theatre. A slew of scorching guitar playing, more blues-rock and spectrum southern rock than deep blues, culminated in a triple-threat guitar jam at the end of the show, when Benoit brought up his friend Alastair Green — Santa Barbara’s excellent blues-rock hero who made himself known throughout the world — and concert opener JD Simo for a riff-swapping bonanza. “Just when you thought you had enough guitar in your life…” joked the charismatic Benoit, with a smirk.

Personally, my favorite of the three that night was Simo, whose slick, clever slide guitar work – falling beautifully into the thrilling post-Derek Trucks camp – dabbles in jazz and other influences, as does his fretwork. and his musical voice. There’s a restless sense of adventure to his playing, unlike the more hubris riffing of much of lead guitar culture. Simo reminds us that the blues, like all good genres, is open to new ideas and conceptual nudges.


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Make way for a weekend of art, music https://tadasei.com/make-way-for-a-weekend-of-art-music/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 16:34:34 +0000 https://tadasei.com/make-way-for-a-weekend-of-art-music/





The first full weekend of fall will feature more than the beautiful colors of the turning leaves. In the capital, art will be in full bloom as beautiful handicrafts will be displayed amid exciting live music on the streets of downtown Concord.

Capital Arts Fest 2022 brings together artisans, performance artists and musicians on September 24-25. Visitors and vendors will line the streets for the annual weekend event, co-sponsored by the League of NH Craftsmen, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, Intown Concord, and the Capitol Center for the Arts, with state support of New Hampshire and the city of Concord.

The League of NH Craftsmen will present a fine arts and crafts fair on South Main Street, showcasing the craftsmanship of jury members and guest artists. Items include metal, jewelry, wood, glass, engraving, fiber and more. Artist tents line the downtown street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Additionally, live music will play on the main stage until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and until 4 p.m. on Sunday. These outdoor concerts are coordinated by the Capitol Center for the Arts

and presented free of charge. This year’s headliners include the band Firefall and the chart-topping ’70s Screaming Orphans, a genre-blending Irish sister group. Firefall enjoyed a career spanning over forty years, with three gold albums, two platinum albums and eleven chart-topping singles, including “You are the Woman”. The Screaming Orphans are known for both their original pop songs and their unique approach to traditional Irish music.

“We are always thrilled to celebrate the arts here in the capital,” said Miriam Carter, executive director of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. “This year, we encourage guests from around the area and state to attend these great downtown Concord events and see what makes New Hampshire arts so special.”

Visitors can also enjoy the opening weekend of the New Hampshire Potters’ Guild Exhibit, “Storied in Clay,” held at the League’s headquarters, and special activities and performances, including a tour historic walk from downtown Concord, Music Mix, Symphony NH Jazz Quartet, singer/songwriter Addison Chase, dance with Sindy Chown, Andrew North and the Rangers, the Concord Coachmen Chorus, NH SCOT pipe band and ensembles jazz and folk from the Concord Community Music School.

Customers can satisfy their hunger by visiting participating food vendors including Chubba Wubba, Holy Moly Snacks, Col’s Kitchen and Batulo’s Kitchen.

The performing and visual arts communities in the Capital Region have grown exponentially over the past few decades. Concord has six spaces dedicated to the performing arts, including New Hampshire’s largest theater, the Capitol Center for the Arts. Concord is also home to the headquarters of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, a nationally recognized artists’ organization that has been around for over 90 years.

“We look forward to welcoming art lovers as well as those with an interest in crafts to this walkable urban event in the heart of the state, Carter said.

Find the detailed schedule of events for the Capital Arts Fest weekend at: visitconcord-nh.com/capital-arts-fest.




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Tribute to Freddie Mercury, a pumpkin festival and 10 other events in the Houston area https://tadasei.com/tribute-to-freddie-mercury-a-pumpkin-festival-and-10-other-events-in-the-houston-area/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 16:04:14 +0000 https://tadasei.com/tribute-to-freddie-mercury-a-pumpkin-festival-and-10-other-events-in-the-houston-area/

September 21

Security controle: The Spring Fire Department will be offering free child car seat safety checks at Spring Fire Station 77 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 21. Security checks are by appointment only.

To make an appointment, call 832-824-3481 or email lmdelgad@texaschildrens.org. The event is a partnership between Spring Fire Department and Safe Kids Greater Houston led by Texas Children’s Hospital.

IT’S THE SEASON : 5 Best Music Festivals, Markets and Parades This Fall in Magnolia and Tomball

Spring Fire Station 77 is located at 2900 Cypresswood in Spring. Learn more at www.springfd.org.

The Spring Fire Department offers free child car seat safety checks in partnership with Safe Kids Greater Houston run by Texas Children’s Hospital.

Courtesy of the Spring Fire Department

September 22

Networking lunch: The Cy-Fair Express Network presents an 11 a.m. luncheon on September 22 at the Springhill Suites by Marriott on the Northwest Freeway. Advance tickets are $30 or $35 at the door.

This month’s speaker is Jess DeFeo, co-owner of JNC Creative Branding and web designer and brand strategist. DeFeo’s topic for lunch will be “Story Telling Through Your Website”.

The Springhill Suites by Marriott is located at 20350 Northwest Freeway in Houston. Learn more at www.cyfen.org.

The Springhill Suites by Marriott is located at 20350 Northwest Freeway in Houston.

The Springhill Suites by Marriott is located at 20350 Northwest Freeway in Houston.

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September 24

Fall festival: The Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce presents the Fall Fest 2022 Crafters & Artisans Market from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. September 24 at the Magnolia Event Center. Admission is $1 or a can or corn, peas or sweet potato donation for the Samaritan Society.

The event features over 75 artisans and artisans and face painting and craft activities for children. A pumpkin patch for family photos will also be available.

Magnolia Event Center is located at 11659 FM 1488 in Magnolia. Learn more at www.greatermagnoliaparkwaycc.org or call 281-356-1488.

The Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce's Fall Fest 2022 Crafters & Artisans Market will offer pumpkin patch photo opportunities.  This photo shows pumpkins at Old MacDonald's Farm near Humble.

The Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Fest 2022 Crafters & Artisans Market will offer pumpkin patch photo opportunities. This photo shows pumpkins at Old MacDonald’s Farm near Humble.

Jason Fochtman / The Observer

Spyro Gira: 70s jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra will perform at 8:30 p.m. on September 24 at Dosey Doe The Big Barn in the spring. Tickets start at $98.

Their latest, 2019’s Vinyl Tap, is a cover disc of works by other artists from the 1970s, including the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Kenny Loggins and Stephen Stills.

Dosey Doe The Big Barn is located at 25911 I-45 North in The Woodlands. Learn more at www.doseydoe.com or call 281-367-3774.

Spyro Gyra, American jazz fusion band, originally formed in the mid-1970s in Buffalo, New York.
Spyro Gyra, American jazz fusion band, originally formed in the mid-1970s in Buffalo, New York.Amherst Records

The Queen’s Legacy: Houston-based Queen Legacy pays tribute to Freddie Mercury with two shows at Main Street Crossing on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45.

THE TASTE OF TOMBALL: The gastronomic festival returns with a new name, same mission

The lookalike band performs all of Queen’s hits across the state and has upcoming gigs in Fort Worth, Amarillo, Plantersville, Katy and Houston.

Main Street Crossing is located at 111 W. Main Street in Tomball. Learn more at www.mainstreetcrossing.com or call 281-290-0431.

Main Street Crossing is located at 111 W. Main Street in Tomball.

Main Street Crossing is located at 111 W. Main Street in Tomball.

Jennifer Bell / Potpourri

September 25

High ZZ: The other members of Texas blues band ZZ Top will perform with special guests Jeff Beck and Ann Wilson at 6 p.m. on September 25 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $30.

ZZ Top hit out on their Raw Whiskey Tour this summer, even though bassist Dusty Hill died last year at age 72. Bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard continue the band’s unique sound with a little help from Beck and Wilson. The band released a new album ‘Raw’ this year which was recorded live at Gruene Hall in 2019 as the band took part in a Netflix documentary called ‘That Little Ol’ Band From Texas’.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Lodge is located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. Learn more at www.woodlandscenter.org or call 281-210-1125.

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons performs during their Tonnage Tour at the Smart Financial Center in Sugarland on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Dave Rossman Photo)

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons performs during their Tonnage Tour at the Smart Financial Center in Sugarland on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Dave Rossman Photo)

Dave Rossman, Independent / For the Chronicle

September 26

Autumn coffee: The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Volunteer Guild presents a fall coffee for those interested in becoming new volunteers at 9:30 a.m. on September 26.

Guild members will explain how they support the museum and offer prizes and refreshments. For more information, contact Sue Ann Lurcott at slurcott@flash.net.

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is located at 6815 Cypresswood Drive in the spring. Learn more at www.pearlmfa.org.

A fall cafe will be held at the Pearl Fincher Museum for those interested in becoming new volunteers.

A fall cafe will be held at the Pearl Fincher Museum for those interested in becoming new volunteers.

Jerry Baker/Contributor

September 27

Reading Club: For ages 6-8, Magnolia’s Malcolm Purvis Library presents an in-person Kid’s Book Club event from 11-11:30 a.m. on September 27. Admission is free but online registration is required.

The event includes a discussion, read-aloud, and activity related to the book the club is reading. Guests are asked to arrive 10 minutes before the start time of the event and entry will not be granted five minutes after the start.

The Malcolm Purvis Library is located at 510 Melton Street in Magnolia. Learn more and register at www.countylibrary.org.

The Malcolm Purvis Library is located at 510 Melton Street in Magnolia.

The Malcolm Purvis Library is located at 510 Melton Street in Magnolia.

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September 30

Felix Luna: Local classic rock and pop cover artist Felix Luna will perform from 6-9 p.m. on September 30 at City Place.

An accomplished Latin jazz bassist who performs locally with several bands, Luna will perform solo for an evening of laid-back music outdoors. City Place is home to corporate campuses for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, CHI St Luke’s Health and ExxonMobil.

City Place is located at 1250 Lake Plaza Drive in the spring. Learn more at www.cityplacenow.com.

Felix Luna will perform at City Place.

Felix Luna will perform at City Place.

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Mixology workshop: The Magnolia Meadows event venue presents an Oktoberfest mixology workshop from 7-9 p.m. on September 30. Tickets are $75.

The event will include specialty cocktails, German beer flights and authentic German cuisine. The wedding venue at Magnolia is under new ownership at the end of 2021.

Magnolia Meadows is located at 32745 Dobbin-Huffsmith Road in Magnolia. Learn more at https://magnolia-meadows.com.

The Magnolia Meadows event venue will feature an Oktoberfest mixology workshop that will include specialty cocktails, German beer flights and authentic German cuisine.  This photo shows glasses of beer at Oktoberfest 2016 in the cellar of the Oktoberfest and Beer Museum in Munich, Germany.

The Magnolia Meadows event venue will feature an Oktoberfest mixology workshop that will include specialty cocktails, German beer flights and authentic German cuisine. This photo shows glasses of beer at Oktoberfest 2016 in the cellar of the Oktoberfest and Beer Museum in Munich, Germany.

Alexander Hassenstein/Getty

October 1st

Pumpkin Festival: Local Cornelius Nursery locations offer fall-themed family fun starting at 10 a.m. on October 1.

Over 100,000 pumpkins, gourds, gourds, chrysanthemums… are for sale and children can decorate the pumpkins at 10 a.m. during a demonstration. The event also includes a chalk garden, gift cards and more.

The Cornelius Nursery is located at 7311 N. Grand Parkway in the spring. To find out more, visit www.calloways.com.

Cornelius Nursery locations offer fall-themed family fun on October 1.

Cornelius Nursery locations offer fall-themed family fun on October 1.

Cornelius nursery

Taste of Cy-Fair: More than 40 local Cy-Fair and Houston restaurants will participate in A Taste of Cy-Fair from 5-8 p.m. on October 1 at the Bridgeland Village Center. Tickets start at $15.

The event features free samples, live music, local and craft wine and beer. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets, with free parking available at Cy-Ranch High School.

Lakeland Village Center in Bridgeland is located at 10615 Fry Road in Cypress. Learn more at www.atasteofcyfair.com.

A Taste of Cy-Fair was last held in 2019, raising over $50,000 for Cy-Hope, a local nonprofit to benefit low-income Cy-Fair ISD students.  Participants sample food and drink from local businesses and browse a market of local vendors.

A Taste of Cy-Fair was last held in 2019, raising over $50,000 for Cy-Hope, a local nonprofit to benefit low-income Cy-Fair ISD students. Participants sample food and drink from local businesses and browse a market of local vendors.

A taste of Cy-Fair

Entertainment Roundup is a weekly article compiled by freelance writer Brandon Moeller. Send your entertainment proposals to Brandon at mollerbrandon@gmail.com.

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The Korean Cultural Center in Egypt celebrates the end of “2022 Overseas Korean Traditional Music School” https://tadasei.com/the-korean-cultural-center-in-egypt-celebrates-the-end-of-2022-overseas-korean-traditional-music-school/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 08:07:00 +0000 https://tadasei.com/the-korean-cultural-center-in-egypt-celebrates-the-end-of-2022-overseas-korean-traditional-music-school/

Feature: As part of the Korean Cultural Center celebrations.

CAIRO – September 19, 2022: The Korean Cultural Center in Egypt held a work presentation to celebrate the end of “Overseas Korean Traditional Music School 2022″ at the Egyptian National Academy of Arts on September 15 .

This course has been prepared to promote excellence in traditional Korean music in Egypt, where K-pop is the main focus of Hallyu fans, and to foster self-reliance.

As part of the National Gugak Center’s National Gugak Globalization Project, the Overseas Gugak Culture School invited Lim Yong-nam, a member of the National Gugak Center Folk Orchestra Yeonhui Club, as a speaker.

The conference was held for two weeks from September 4 by selecting a total of 40 people interested in Korean culture and specialties of Korean traditional music and Arabic music.

At the closing ceremony, all graduates wore traditional performance clothing and generously demonstrated the skills they had learned so far.

Along with thrilling performances from Seoljanggu and Samulnori, Lim Yongnam and Eo Bowon performed Seoljanggu and folk songs to show the beauty of Korean traditional music.

In addition, Arabic music teachers and majors, who graduated from this course, presented Arabic traditional music and presented a special stage where Korean and Egyptian traditional music were harmonized.

Rahma Mohammed (22 years old, living in Cairo), a graduate of the Korean language department of Ein Shams University (Cairo) who took this course, said: “For two weeks, I have been listening to Janggu lessons directly taught by experts. and making sounds with the students over time was an amazing experience. At this ceremony, she took over as the head of Seol Jang-gu’s performance team, and it was a lot of pressure, but I’m happy and happy that the performance ended well.

Seong-Ho Oh, director of the Cultural Center, mentioned that after the course at the Gugak Culture School ends, the plan is to promote the regularization of Samulnori gatherings so that the Korean wave can be self-sufficient in Egypt. In addition, the Korean Cultural Center said it will provide Egyptian people with opportunities to experience various cultures by opening cultural conferences that intersect both modernity and tradition.

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🌱 “Dangerous” poles on bike path + rain forecast + harvest parties https://tadasei.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-dangerous-poles-on-bike-path-rain-forecast-harvest-parties/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 18:58:25 +0000 https://tadasei.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-dangerous-poles-on-bike-path-rain-forecast-harvest-parties/

Hi there. Simone here with your new weekend edition of the Healdsburg Daily! Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about what’s happening in town, including updates on…

  • A proposal to remove security posts on our premises bike bath
  • ggetting mad for Healdsburg events likely to attract tourists
  • People running for municipal Council
  • Every kind of harvest festivals This weekend

But first, your weekend weather:

  • Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud, with some strong winds. High: 77 Low: 55.
  • Sunday: Rainy, windy and cool. Possible thunderstorms. High: 63 Low: 55.
  • Monday: More rain and thunderstorms possible. High: 71 Low: 52.

Also: These rains, which are expected to last through Tuesday, could “dump enough rain on the region to temporarily reduce the likelihood of forest fires“, reports the Press Democrat. Up to an inch and a half is expected for the highest parts of Sonoma County like the hills of Healdsburg, and up to an inch in the city. You can read more about this “enough decent rainy event” in the PD. (Press Democrat; paywall)


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  • Have you stopped at Amy’s Wicked Slush near Memorial Bridge lately? Amy’s has Slush in glorious flavors like Root Beer, Mango & Orange Custard and Soft Cream in flavors like Cupcake, Blueberry & Brown Sugar Cinnamon. Can’t make up your mind? Get the Split – half-slush, half-soft layered serve like a parfait! Do yourself a favor and stop as soon as possible.

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Air over Healdsburg:

This is what the air looks like over Healdsburg today. (Photo courtesy of Holly Wilson)

Here are the top 3 stories from today in Healdsburg:

  1. Foss Creek The path through the city could see its security poles – or “bollards” – removed in the near future, if Healdsburg City Council member Ariel Kelley is successful. She “submitted a proposal to remove the safety posts from the city’s Foss Creek Trail,” the PD reports, “in response to the Death of Rob Reyes, a Santa Rosa chief who died Aug. 23 after hitting a safety post while riding his bike on a West County trail. cyclists who often ride tightly in groups and cannot easily avoid them. She said she rides the Healdsburg bike path every day, often with her son and daughter, ages 6 and 8. “I think they (the bollards) are generally really hard to navigate, she said. ‘I definitely hit a couple, usually just by bumping into them. My children meet them all the time. “”The full city council plans to discuss Kelley’s proposal at its regular Monday night meeting – and “if a majority of members agree the matter needs to be addressed, the policy will be introduced at a future meeting, likely in about a month, Kelley said.” (Press Democrat; paywall)
  2. Healdsburg Tourism Improvement District expects $200,000 in grants for anyone who wants to organize “arts, culture and education” that will inspire people to come and stay in Healdsburg. Grant applications will be accepted from now until September 30 for projects taking place between November 2022 and April 2023. “Priority is given to events or projects that encourage visits during the generally slow season (November-March) and mid-week,” said a tourist district representative. “Over the past few years, grants have been awarded to Corazon Healdsburg, the Alexander Valley Film Festival, the Jazz Festival of Healdsburg, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Tuesday Concerts in the Plaza, Healdsburg Museum, Dia De Los Muertos Events, 4th of July Parade and Duck Dash, and much more.” This year’s winners will be announced on October 20. Here’s how to request some of the money. (SurveyMonkey and Healdsburg patch)
  3. If you missed the Healdsburg City Council Candidates Forum earlier this week in Coyote Sonoma — or just want to know more about who’s on the ballot this fall — the Healdsburg Tribune just unfolded a bit Q&A with the four candidates vying for two term seats on the board. Health coach Linda Cade, local businesswoman Susan Graf, sales manager Chris Herrod and incumbent Evelyn Mitchell answer the following questions: “What are the main reasons you are running for a city council seat? ” ; “What specific experience or qualifications will you bring to the city council? » ; “How do you think the council can better represent its constituents?” »; and “What do you think visitors should know about Healdsburg?”. The Tribune says they will publish similar questions and answers from the other three candidates, vying for the midterm seat, in next week’s issue. (Tribune of Healdsburg)

Healdsburg pic of the day:

On Monday, Lambert Bridge Winery in Healdsburg shared this photo of their harvest. “Happy Sauvignon Blanc day from the Bevill vineyard!” they wrote. “Today we bring about 10 tons of this beautiful fruit to the winery. Hailing from the far south of the Dry Creek Valley, near the fog-laden Russian River Valley, longtime friend Duff Bevill and Vineyard Manager, has over 45 years of experience growing and meticulously cultivating this fruit with unparalleled attention to detail – a perfect fit with our philosophy of precision in the vineyard.Aromatic, bright and fresh, we look forward to bring you another fantastic vintage of this wine next June – cheers!” You can schedule a tasting or picnic at their property at 4085 West Dry Creek Road on the winery’s website. (Photo courtesy of Lambert Bridge Winery)

Note from Simone: Want to see a photo of yours in the Healdsburg Daily? You can send it to me here. Just confirm in your email that you took the photo and that Patch has permission to repost it! 📸


This weekend in Healdsburg:

Saturday September 17

  • botanical bus in Corazón Healdsburg (all day)
  • Alexander Valley Vineyards Harvest festival (All day)
  • Bella Winery Backyard Harvest Jamboree (All day, September 17-18)
  • To harvest Wellness weekend at Montage Healdsburg (all day, September 17-18)
  • Healdsburg Saturday farmers market (8h30-12h)
  • Russian river Watershed cleaning Day at Memorial Beach (9am-11am)
  • Healdsburg Museum Features Matheson Street Historic District Architectural walking tour (10:00 a.m.)
  • Pinot, Puppies & Pizza at Bacchus Landing (10am-5pm)
  • read to a dog at the Healdsburg Library (11 a.m.)
  • Buddy Wines Harvest festival (11am-4pm)
  • Year of opening: “Cloverfest” Oktoberfest at Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds (12pm-4pm)
  • DJ Yuka Yu Rotating vinyls at BloodRoot Wines (3pm-7pm)
  • Harvest of Sutro Wine Company pickup party at Hoot Owl Picnic Ground (5pm-8:30pm)
  • Robb Fisher Live Threesome at the Healdsburg Hotel (6-9pm)
  • Sonoma County Wine auction at Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery (7:00 PM)
  • 46th edition of San Francisco humor contest Semi-finals at Luther Burbank Center (8 p.m.)
  • The Living rootstocks at Coyote Sonoma (8pm-11pm)
  • Junior Toots & The Fyah Squad Band live at the Elephant in the Room (8pm-11pm)

Sunday September 18

  • Winemaker Harvest Stroll & Tasting at West Wines (9.45am-11am)
  • 13th edition Independence Day at the Luther Burbank Center (1 p.m.)
  • Summit Session: Library Immersion in wine at MacRostie Estate House (2pm-4pm)

monday september 19

  • Sonoma County Economic Development Board Workshop: How to stabilize Your business in uncertain times (12pm-1pm)
  • Healdsburg garden club September monthly meeting at the Villa Chanticleer (12:30 p.m.)
  • Healdsburg municipal Council Meeting (6 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • I’ve seen a bunch of questions in my inbox and on social media this week about the helicopters buzzing over Healdsburg. City officials had warned that PG&E would “fly helicopters to survey our power lines in Healdsburg and Fitch Mountain” between Monday and Thursday – “equipped with LiDAR technology” and “flying at an altitude of approximately 500 feet “. The purpose of the investigations would have been to “collect more PG&E data power lines, poles and their surrounding environment in high fire risk areas”. You can call 1-877-295-4949 or email wildfiresafety@pge.com for more information. (City of Healdsburg via Facebook & Nextdoor & Facebook Groups)
  • After a few difficult first matches, the Healdsburg High School Football Team came close to picking up a win last night at Rec Park against Lower Lake, but ended up losing 30-36. “Great night at Rec Park!” City Council candidate Chris Herrod said on Facebook. “The Hounds held the lead for most of the game, but it escaped at the end for a heartbreaking loss! They looked awesome though. Oh, and the band looked amazing!” (Facebook and MaxPreps groups)
  • Healdsburg resident Lea Donosky emailed me to say “someone has left that skateboard in front of 210 Piper St in Healdsburg.” See photo below. Does anyone recognize him?
(Photo courtesy of Léa Donosky)

You are now in the loop and ready to face the weekend! Enjoy this summer rain, until we meet again…

Simone Wilson

About me: I was born and raised in Healdsburg, California, where I was the editor of Healdsburg High School Hound’s Bark. Since then, I’ve worked as a local reporter for publications in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, and the Middle East. I am currently Senior Product Manager for Patch.

Got a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Healdsburg Daily? Contact me at simone.wilson@patch.com

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AthFest Educates Receives Arts Council Grants | Arts & Culture https://tadasei.com/athfest-educates-receives-arts-council-grants-arts-culture/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://tadasei.com/athfest-educates-receives-arts-council-grants-arts-culture/

The Georgia Council for the Arts awarded AthFest Educates, a local nonprofit, two grants to help fund the organization’s community arts and education programs, according to a news release. Together, the grants are worth more than $10,000.

AthFest Educates is a nonprofit music and arts education organization that serves K-12 youth in Athens-Clarke County by providing grants to local education programs. They hold two annual fundraisers, the AthFest Music & Arts Festival and the AthHalf Half Marathon & 5K.

The organization received a $6,000 arts project grant for the 2023 AthFest music and arts festival, which features local musicians, artists and vendors each summer. According to the press release, GCA funds will be used for the production costs of the festival.

In addition to this grant, the organization received an arts education grant of $4,860 for the Stroud Elementary Afterschool Violin Program. AthFest Educates provided the grant to form the extracurricular orchestra program in 2021, funding the cost of instruments, instructors, and student transportation.

The program, in partnership with the University of Georgia Community Music School, offers a limited number of students in grades three through five at Howard B. Stroud Elementary two lessons per week for 20 weeks.

The GCA is part of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and its grants are funded by the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“The arts sector has proven its resilience over the past two years, and it has played a major role in restarting the economy by attracting tourism, bringing communities together and facilitating classroom learning as we let’s inspire the workforce of the future,” said GCA. executive director Tina Lilly in the press release.

The GCA has awarded 253 grants that provide more than $3.1 million in funding to arts organizations in Georgia.

AthFest Educates has awarded more than $532,000 in grants to community arts and music organizations, according to their website. Their funds go to educators for programming costs, equipment, and professional development.

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“Honey, Listen to Me”: A Radical Buddhist Nun Explains How to Be Happy in a Crazy World | Buddhism https://tadasei.com/honey-listen-to-me-a-radical-buddhist-nun-explains-how-to-be-happy-in-a-crazy-world-buddhism/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 23:54:00 +0000 https://tadasei.com/honey-listen-to-me-a-radical-buddhist-nun-explains-how-to-be-happy-in-a-crazy-world-buddhism/

IIt’s a Tuesday evening in the small country town of Milton on the New South Wales south coast, and the smell of freshly made chai and homemade soup about to be served wafts through the drafts from the room of the Country Women’s Association as the discussion veers between death, murder, war, abortion, prison and suffering.

About 50 people, some longtime members of the local Buddhist group, other curious newcomers, sit cross-legged on the wooden floor or in plastic chairs, a portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II looking down, listening a Buddhist nun. The topic of the evening: “How to stay positive in a negative environment.”

“Our problem is that we think the outside world is the main cause of our suffering – and our happiness, says Venerable Robina Courtin, a 77-year-old Australian ordained in the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the late 1970s. .

“We understand that when it comes to becoming a musician, you program yourself and that you you are the main cause of becoming a musician – the work is in your mind, you need precision and clarity and perfect theories, then you practice and practice. We know we are creating ourselves in that sense,” she says.

“But when it comes to becoming a happy person, we don’t believe we have that ability. But the Buddhist approach is that we perform, whether it’s a musician or a happy person. We’re the boss.

Robina Courtin speaks in the Milton NSW Country Women’s Association room, at a conference organized by the Manjushri Buddhist Centre. Photograph: Dean Dampney/The Guardian

But what about all the extra suffering in recent years, asks one woman, citing Covid, floods and the war in Ukraine. Courtin relates the story of two imprisoned Tibetan women who were tortured and sexually assaulted, but who were able to “interpret this experience” in a way that “enabled them to bear it”.

The questioning woman seems dissatisfied. “What is that?” Courtin asks. “Come on, say it, it’s important. Courtin can be both warm and direct. When someone interrupted her mid-sentence at the previous day’s event, she replied, “You don’t hear me trying to answer your question!” — and it takes the woman a moment to reveal what she’s thinking. “It just doesn’t seem practical,” she finally said.

“It’s handy when you’re sexually abused in prison,” Courtin says. “We have the power to change the way we interpret our lives, and they were able to do that. And they were even able to have compassion for their torturers. The result of this? They haven’t lost their minds. It’s not preachy; it’s really practical.

“The problem is that we confuse seeing a bad thing with being angry,” explains Robina Courtin. Photograph: Dean Dampney/The Guardian

“Honey, listen to me,” said Courtin, softening. “Our problem is that we can’t deal with our own suffering or the suffering that’s out there, so we just want to make it all go away. We can’t. All we can do is do the best we can. in this crazy lunatic asylum we call planet Earth.

From convent school to death row

Earlier in the day, over lunch, Courtin explained, “I’ve always been involved in the world. I love the world and I love crazy humans. She is a “newspaper and news junkie”; his favorite publications include the Financial Times, the Economist and the Washington Post.

Courtin grew up in Melbourne, one of seven children in an exuberant and impoverished Catholic family. “The naughtiest in the family”, she was sent to a boarding school at the age of 12 in a convent. “I was in heaven, it was bliss,” she says. Not only did she finally have her own bed, but “there was no chaos around me, I had discipline. I went to mass every day. I was in love with God, Our Lady and the saints. It was perfect for me.”

At the end of her adolescence, she discovered boys. Realizing that she “couldn’t have God and the boys at the same time”, she “very consciously” decided “goodbye God, hello boys”. A second-hand record, bought for sixpence, led her to jazz. “I had this seven-inch LP that said ‘Billie Holiday’. I had no idea, I wondered who he has been! It opened me up. It just blew me away because it opened me up to this black American experience, of suffering human beings.

Robina Courtin, right, with her sister Jan in London in 1970.
Robina Courtin (right) with her sister Jan in London in 1970

In the late 1960s, Courtin traveled to London, “raw and ready for revolution”. There she joined “radical left” protests and supported the Black Panther movement. In 1971, she began working full time for Friends of Soledad, a group of British political activists supporting three black American prisoners charged with the murder of a white prison guard. Then she moved on to the radical feminist movement. Shedding her taste for men, she became a “radical lesbian feminist”, learned martial arts, and moved to the United States to a lesbian-run dojo in New York City.

In 1976, back in Australia, in Queensland, with a broken foot that stopped his practice of martial arts, Courtin, 31, spotted a poster advertising a conference of two Tibetan Buddhists – Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche – and decided to accompany him. “That’s where I found my calling,” she says. “I have always looked for a way to see the world, why is there suffering, what are the causes? And I think I had exhausted all options for who to blame for the suffering in the world.

Robina Courtin with Lama Yeshe in 1983.
Robina Courtin with Lama Yeshe in 1983

Since being ordained 44 years ago, Courtin has worked as the editor of Buddhist magazines and books. In 1996, after receiving a letter from a young former Mexican American gangster serving three life sentences in a maximum-security prison in California, she founded the Liberation Prison Project, a nonprofit organization that offers Buddhist teachings and support for prisoners.

Courtin ran the program for 14 years, helping thousands of inmates, and still keeps in touch with his “friends from prison.” Recently she visited a death row inmate in Kentucky since 1983. monster, and he’s a happy guy,” she says. A practicing Buddhist, “he is fulfilled and happy. He worked on his mind, accepted responsibility for his actions, and although he would like to be released from prison, he accepts his reality. “I’m ready for that electric jolt,” he told me.

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I ask Courtin if she feels anger at the fate of this man. ” No I do not know. I try to help him where he is. That’s it,” she said. “I remember when I was a radical political activist in London in the early 1970s, that was when I was angry. It was when I was angry. Racism, sexism, injustice are just as bad now, if not worse – the American prison system is outrageous – but I work differently now.

“The problem is that we confuse seeing a bad thing with being angry. We think that if we give up on anger, we’re throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Courtin says she’s “always an activist “, but holding anger is like stabbing yourself with a knife – “it just paralyzes you”. Instead, she practices what she calls courageous compassion. “There’s a saying in Buddhism, a bird needs two wings, wisdom and compassion. Wisdom is internal, pulling itself together. Compassion is when you put your money where your mouth is and help the world.

Live in this world without losing your mind

Since the late 2000s, Courtin has lived out of a suitcase, teaching at Buddhist centers around the world, only stopping in March 2020 in Sante Fe when the pandemic hit. She started teaching on Zoom – “I love Zoom” – and a friend created and manages her social networks. His TikTok account, which has 85,600 followers, offers short videos, sometimes responding to current events, with titles like “How to live in this world without losing your mind”.

“There’s a way to use the world to grow your practice,” she says. Take former US President Donald Trump, for example. “I was looking at Mr. Trump and instead of fuming and raving about how bad he is, I was like, ‘Well, those are lies, I admit it. It’s anger, I admit it. It’s vanity, I admit. It’s arrogance, I admit it. There’s not a single fucking illusion Mr. Trump has that I don’t too. The Buddhist view is that we have all of these states of mind; we are all in the same boat. So I say, “Thank you for showing me how not to be.”

Recently, Courtin shared on social media that her sister, Jan, died following an accident at home. She says the huge response to her post “really touched me, because the people were so nice”. She took a flight from the United States as soon as she heard about the accident. Alongside her siblings in a hospital room in Melbourne as Jan’s life support was removed, Courtin whispered the Buddhist mantras that accompany death as the rest of the family loudly sang the song of the Sydney Swans team.

Robina Courtin is a Buddhist nun from the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist tradition and from the lineage of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Robina Courtin is a Buddhist nun from the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist tradition and from the lineage of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Photograph: Dean Dampney/The Guardian

Once Courtin completes her teaching tour of Australia, she will move to New York, where she plans to settle “for the last years of my life.” She plans to write and edit, continue her personal study and Buddhist practice, and teach via Zoom. Maybe “I’ll go out to a jazz club at night,” she says, before adding, “Just kidding, I probably won’t go to the jazz club.

“I will try not to waste my life. Try to stay useful. Be useful before I die.

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What We Know About Kanye West’s Donda Doves School Basketball Team https://tadasei.com/what-we-know-about-kanye-wests-donda-doves-school-basketball-team/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:47:54 +0000 https://tadasei.com/what-we-know-about-kanye-wests-donda-doves-school-basketball-team/

Kanye West’s private school, which opened in 2021, is home to Adidas-backed Donda Doves basketball team, according to an article published by rolling stone.

Based in Simi Valley, Calif., Christian preparatory school Donda Academy — named after West’s late mother, Professor Donda West — says on its website that its mission is “to prepare students to become the next generation of leaders”.

Kanye West is pictured on May 22, 2022 in New York City. Inset, a file photo of a basketball. His school, Donda Academy, which opened in 2021, is the subject of a new investigation by “Rolling Stone” magazine.
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In the 2018-2019 school year, according to data from the National Federation of State High School Associations, the sport with the most participation for boys in the United States was 11-a-side football with slightly more participation. a million attendees. Basketball was third, with 540,769, just behind athletics in popularity.

According to Donda consultant Tamar Andrews, there are just under 100 students enrolled at the $15,000-a-year school, which employs 16 full-time teachers.

andrews said rolling stone that the school is not yet accredited, although it has applied to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The institution’s Donda Doves basketball team was launched in the 2021-2022 school year, according to the California Department of Education.

West, 45, who has legally changed his name to Ye, wants the team to compete against the best players at the prestigious Sierra Canyon school, attended by NBA star LeBron James’ 17-year-old son, Bronny.

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Bronny James, left, of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers is greeted by his father, Los Angeles Lakers player LeBron James, during the Hoophall West Tournament at the Footprint Center on December 11, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Kanye West hopes to elevate his school’s team to compete with the Trailblazers.
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West’s children with ex-wife Kim Kardashian also attend Sierra Canyon, but in shared text messages on West’s Instagram account he allegedly sent her, the musician wrote that he wanted their children to attend Donda Academy. .

Given the school founder‘s celebrity status, it’s reported that NBA stars such as Boston Celtics player Jaylen Brown and Utah Jazz Jordan Clarkson will be on hand to help students at Donda Academy. .

According rolling stonesome of the best high school basketball players in the United States have been recruited from Donda Academy, including ESPN’s No. 8 pick Robert Dillingham and No. 25 pick AJ Johnson.

The team appeared on the cover of Slam Magazine in January, posing alongside former presidential candidate West in gray Balenciaga uniforms.

Players hailing from all over the United States, sports students were housed in a luxury building with chaperones, according to the report.

Another draw to the school is the choir, with up to seven children from that program having successfully auditioned to sing as part of West’s invitation-only Sunday services.

Few other details are known about Donda Academy, which reportedly requires parents of prospective students to sign nondisclosure agreements. Consultant Andrews said in the report that the parents were asked to sign an “informal agreement”.

The school’s principal and executive director, Brianne Campbell – who also runs Donda Academy’s choir program – is 28, has never held a formal teaching position and is enrolled in a Masters of Education program at Pepperdine University in California.

West producer and collaborator Malik Yusef, who told rolling stone he helped shape the concept of the school, said the rapper and fashion designer was serious about Donda Academy.

West’s five-year plan, according to Yusef, is to open multiple campuses across the United States, copying Donda Academy’s tuition for K-12 students.

“I want to emphasize that there was never a time when Kanye West didn’t want to do this,” Yusef said. “I think people don’t understand the seriousness of this.

“This man always wanted to start a school in his mum’s name…Look at what we’re doing with the choir and fashion at school – I don’t think there’s a venture capitalist or who anyone who had such a clear vision of what education can look like for you.”

Yusef and Andrews also talked about the programs the school offers, including fashion classes, Japanese language classes, restorative justice education classes, and STEM classes.

“With Donda Academy, the program has been built for a lifetime, Yusef said. “Education is kind of a group effort. It takes a village to raise the child, these conceptualizations.

“We talked at length about how we want people to be educated and how the education system fails the majority of people, not just some.”

Newsweek has contacted representatives of West and Donda Academy for comment.

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Clover Park School District August 2022 Board Review – The Suburban Times https://tadasei.com/clover-park-school-district-august-2022-board-review-the-suburban-times/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 20:38:00 +0000 https://tadasei.com/clover-park-school-district-august-2022-board-review-the-suburban-times/

Clover Park School District Announcement.

Regular meeting of August 8

At its August 8 meeting, the Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board of Trustees heard a report from Superintendent Ron Banner.

Superintendent’s report

In his report, Banner introduced the new Deputy Superintendent of Secondary Schools, Dr. Gloria Henderson, and discussed student success and community engagement.

Student Success

  • The summer school sessions ended on August 5th.
  • Clover Park High School (CPHS) held its Leaders of Change presentation on August 4. Leaders of Change is a partnership between CPHS staff and communities in Lakewood schools.
    • Students participated in a summer of community building, analyzing needs for change, and planning to implement strategies to support the climate at CPHS.
  • Transition activities for middle and high school students began the week of August 8.

Community involvement

  • Banner attended the City of Lakewood’s SummerFEST, the National Night Out event at American Lake Park, and the Lakewood Multicultural Coalition board meeting.
  • Banner noted that three events are taking place on August 13: the Caring for Kids Ready to Learn Fair, JBLM Beach Bash, and the Town of Lakewood Jazz Festival.
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As part of the individual action plan, the Board of Directors:

  • The superintendent authorized to enter into a consultant agreement with Helping Hands to provide special education services for the 2022-23 school year.
  • Superintendent authorized to enter into a consultant agreement with Pioneer Healthcare to provide special education services for the 2022-23 school year.
  • Grant accepted from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to support the district’s and Clover Park High School’s efforts to change and replace its mascot.
  • Project approved and budget increase for Lochburn Middle School toilet improvement project.
  • Approval of contract award to Thompson Electrical Contractors for the Clover Park High School High Voltage Service Overhaul and Power Line Repair.

August 22 regular meeting/workshop

The school board held a regular meeting/workshop on August 22. He heard a report on redistricting and discussed school board reports during the 2022-23 school year.

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Redistricting Director

Executive Director of Capital Projects and Risk Management John Boatman reported on redistricting options for principal districts and timelines for adoption. Due to 2020 census data and the recent transfer of territory from the Bethel School District, CPSD must update its principal districts to comply with state law (outlined in RCW 28A.343.040 and RCW 29A .76.010).

The report included a presentation by Parker Howell of the law firm Porter Foster Rorick LLP. He discussed legal requirements, criteria for determining districts, and a timeline for adopting updated director districts. The initial schedule includes public comment in September and sets the October 10 board meeting as the date for adopting the final plan.

Chris Melendez of Davis Demographics presented the district’s demographics, current district populations, and three redistricting options for the council to consider.

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School Board Reports

The school board reviewed and provided feedback on the format used for monthly school board reports provided by district schools. The board also reviewed the schedule of board meetings in the 2022-23 school year and discussed increasing the number of school board reports written each year.

The next regular school board meeting/workshop will be on Monday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m.

August 29 special meeting

The school board held a special meeting Aug. 29 to discuss the redistricting of principals due to 2020 census data and the recent transfer of territory from the Bethel School District. At its previous meeting, the district was presented with three options from outside organization Davis Demographics to consider for redistricting.

State law and district policy and procedure require that the redistricting plan result in the population of each internal director district being as equal as possible, among other criteria. Based on updated federal census data, CPSD has a total population of 90,811, which means that each director district would contain approximately 18,162 people if all director districts had an equal population. Currently, Master District 5 has a significantly larger total population than the other four Master Districts (27.1% above the target population).

College Funding Project

At the August 29 meeting, the board approved a draft redistricting plan. At its next meeting, the council will consider the third option, which would reduce the total population gap between the governing districts from 35.2% to 7.8%. The council directed the superintendent to take all necessary steps to satisfy the law by providing full and reasonable notice of the proposed redistricting plan, which includes publishing the plan and arranging a meeting for comment. public. Information on the third option is available on the district’s website.

The school board will vote on the final redistricting plan at its October 10 meeting.

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The coffee season should open on Sunday | New https://tadasei.com/the-coffee-season-should-open-on-sunday-new/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 16:28:00 +0000 https://tadasei.com/the-coffee-season-should-open-on-sunday-new/

WALTON — The Whispering Tree, a duo, will open Music on the Delaware’s 2022-23 Coffeehouse season on Sunday, Sept. 18, with an in-person performance and livestream from 6-8 p.m.

According to a press release, named “one of the most talented duos to hit the stage in New York” by Deli Magazine, The Whispering Tree includes singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Bangbour. Together they create rich, immersive folk-rock brimming with evocative lyrics and sweeping musicality.

The popular couple have appeared twice in the coffeehouse series, once live on stage at the Walton Theater Coffeehouse and in the summer of 2020, in a live streaming concert.

The duo met at music school in London. At the time, Kleiner was a singer-songwriter looking to collaborate, and Bangbour had a reputation as one of the most gifted musicians in the institution. At first, the duo had a group mindset, but slowly found the freedom to create as a duo, working together to blossom Eleanor’s song seedlings with a full range of harmonic, instrumental and arrangement possibilities. . The duo has since recorded several albums, including “Invisible Forces” and “Go Call the Captain.” Their recordings are available at www.thewhisperingtree.com.

Coffee concerts on the second floor of the Walton Theater are free, with coffee/tea and desserts provided. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Visit www.musiconthedelaware.org for more information and Zoom access.

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