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The Red Hot Chachkas, a Klezmer fusion band, released its new CD, “Beats without Borders”, on January 5th, 2010. All tracks are original melodies written by members of the band. The music is fun, spontaneous and exciting, and it fuses klezmer with many musical genres, including old time, jazz, latin, and calypso. CD’s are available on our web site, www.redhotchachkas.com, at CD Baby, and at ITunes. The members of the band are Julie Egger: violin, Barbara Speed: clarinet, Tony Phillips: mandolin, Aaron Seeman: accordion, Michael Arrow: drums and Breck Diebel: bass. The band will be performing at Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Ave. (near Ashby BART), Berkeley on March 13th. Show at 8pm. Donation is $10
Julie Egger Founder, manager and violinist
Red Hot Chachkas
Lagunitas, CA 94938
A step back in time.......
A unique exhibit of vintage photographs by Sixties photographer and journalist William Haigwood will open February 7 at the Berkeley Art House Gallery and Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley CA 94705 510-472-3170
Haigwood’s images, made between 1966 and 1978, are formatted as Tarot cards and use the Fool’s Journey to extend a new reading of the era’s crucial touchpoints, including the changing nature of personal relationships, the sexual revolution, the emergence of the New Left, feminism, civil rights, cultural and artistic developments, as well as social, economic, and intellectual achievements that advanced the Counterculture. The exhibit’s more than 90 photos are part of a larger work by Haigwood entitled Journeying the Sixties: A Counterculture Tarot, a 130,000 word history that uses the Tarot to conceptualize and describe the period’s critical cycles of experience.
Haigwood began his career in journalism as a reporter and photographer for the Berkeley Gazette in the 1960s while earning a degree in history from the University of California. He covered student protests and the emergence of the Counterculture in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and the Pacific Northwest well into the 1970s, writing hundreds of articles and making thousands of photographs. He has been an editor and publisher of newspapers in the Bay Area and Northern California for more than 25 years. The author’s inspiration for this work came from revisiting thousands of his Sixties photographs and discovering, in a synchronous surprise, the emergence of a 40-year-old Tarot that offered novel signposts for a new and comprehensive survey of the Counterculture. Some of Haigwood’s images were recently published in People’s Park: Still Blooming, a history of Berkeley’s People’s Park edited by Teri Compost.
A reception for the Artist will be held Sunday, Feb. 7, from 1-5 p.m. at the Art House Gallery and Cultural Center. For more information, contact Harold Adler at 510-482-3336.
Admission Free:. Donations to Art House Galley & Cultural Center accepted Thank you.
Do you know who I am? I'm a big fan of radio control and a bigger fan of the California Theater. What a gas..
PERFECT SHOW TO START THE YEAR!
A not to miss event will be held on Saturday January 23 at The Art House Gallery 2905 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley with Tara Tinsley headlining the show with her acoustic music that falls along the lines of Jewel. It will be Tinsley's first show in the bay area since competing in the Miss California USA competition last November. Ryan Toth will also grace the stage with his Dave Matthews sounding tunes right after Chris Farris who will start the show out at 7pm. This event will feature art by Kyle Thaw, an amazing artist with unique vision from Tracy, CA. The event is all ages with a $7+ suggested donation.
Awsome photos of the Beats in San Francisco in 1971. Amazing!
berkeley's art house gallery and cultural center* presents:
'ava bird and friends'
A SHAKTI SOULSTICE CELEBRATION!
sunday december 6th
2905 shattuck av
A SHAKTI SOULSTICE CELEBRATION is an enchanting evening honoring the goddess cosmos energies of birth, deliverance, creation, manisfestation, giving, origination, existence and the creative spirit inherent in all women. Please come out and celebrate local women poets, writers, musicians, and artists and support Berkeley’s newest and coolest and most psychedelic art gallery, which gives space and preference to local artists.
A SHAKTI SOULSTICE features the bay’s finest female voices that ring out pleasure and pain, love and lust, the wicked and wise, ecstasy and energy, jump for joy and join an enthusiastic audience to celebrate the birth of another mother earth new beginning, smiling at the arrival of 2010. Come celebrate originality, re-birth and co-creation with us!
SHAKTI SOULSTICE is:
ava bird: poet, rhymes the radical!
akasa: shamanic enchantress
kayla sussell: funny, serious, sometimes sour at 77!
jeanne lupton: poet performer
laura riggs: architect, writer
La Tigresa: author, activist, performer
steffysue on the yuke: ukulele strummer songstress
may garsson: sassy, serious yet funny
420 special: honoring the sacred prayer time
A GREAT PLACE TO CELEBRATE THE ARTS. Spoken Word ,Poetry ,Singer Songwriters, Acoustic Unpluged, and Great Parties
I love Swarm
LIVE AT ART HOUSE GALLERY
JIM PAGE, HALI HAMMER & CLARA BELLINO
WHO: Jim Page www.jimpage.net
Hali Hammer www.halihammer.com
Clara Bellino www.clarabellino.com
WHAT: Concert (suggested donation $7-12)
WHERE: Art House, 2905 Shattuck Avenue,
Berkeley (north of Ashby)
WHEN: Sunday, November 22nd
Doors open 6:30, Clara Bellino at 7:00,
Hali Hammer at 7:30
WHY: Jim Page, incredible Seattle singer-songwriter, is in the Bay Area. Art House is honored to host.
About Jim Page: After seeing him perform at the High Sierra Music Festival in the summer of 97, Rob Bleetstein of Gavin wrote: Jim Page is a lyrical genius with a guitar. This man personifies the word free-flow. Page takes to the mic and the song invents itself on the spot; his talent is a natural wonder. And in any of the many countries, from the countless tours and stages he has played people say the same. A truly amazing man...one of the great originals. Ignore him at your peril. - Hot Press, Dublin
Jim has been on the scene for more than twenty years and his reputation continues to grow. He has shared the stage with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Dan Bern, Michelle Shocked, Leftover Salmon, Mickey Hart, J.J. Cale, Robert Hunter, Chuck Brodsky, and John Hammond. His songs have been performed by Christy Moore, Michael Hedges, John Trudell, The Doobie Brothers, Joanne Rand, Casey Neill, and (yes) David Soul.
Often cited for his biting political pieces he is in constant demand by the social movements of the day.
Jim's been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I'm a longtime admirer. - Bonnie Raitt
If Jim Page aint the bastard son of Woody Guthrie Im T-Bone Walker
- Robert Hunter
Jim Pages songs get right to the point. He looks at the world clearly and reports what he sees with compassion, humor and a biting sense of irony. And boy! can he sing and play. If youre ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from. - U. Utah Phillips
Hali Hammer is an award winning singer-songwriter who has sung and played for peace and political causes for over three decades. She worked on the Heritage Tree Initiative, and was a primary organizer for Citizens to Save Minnewaska in upstate New York, which is now Minnewaska Lake State Park instead of a Marriott property. Aside from writing and performing her own music, she is a member of Freedom Song Network and plays bass with the Jump-In band, which plays folk-rock oldies. She was the coordinator of the 2003 Berkeley Free Folk Festival and is an SF Folk Club board member. Hali was a member of the chorus that sang onstage behind Nelson Mandela at the Oakland Coliseum. Her feet are tired from too many years of marching against war.
Gotta say: The recordings of your music which you sent me a month or so ago: The Best of
and Gypsy-O are just DYNAMITE!! You write greeeat topical songs, Hali! Right up there with Malvina. Must be something about the Bay Area water
No, really: I can hardly wait to play some of your stuff on Womens Voices!--and Ill play LOTS of it, believe me! Please keep me in mind when you put out anything else!!
With a big smile on my face I thank you once again for your music and your sensibility--not to mention the gift of your voice
Gerrie Blake, Womens Voices KUNV 91.5fm, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hailing from Paris, France, and growing up in a small village of the French Alps, Clara Bellino blends heartfelt rhythms, magical lyrics, and unimaginable emotions into a rare mixture of solid American songs with an unfettered sense of humor and a European sense of what is amusing. Clara spent the majority of the 1990's entertaining live audiences at The Great American Music Hall, The Paradise, and more recently at Café Du Nord in San Francisco. She's also played benefits for Code Pink,Music in Schools Today, Guitars Not Guns, Beyond the Hoop, Katrina, Food Not Bombs, Toys for Tots, and the Monterey Pop Festival 40TH Anniversary with "Musicians for Peace."
For More Info: Harold Adler 510-472-3170
Live @ Art House Gallery "SIMPLE ENSEMBLE" ALL STAR JAZZ
Friday Nov. 6th
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley CA 94705 (near Ashby Bart stn).
7pm door 8pm Show
$5.00- $10.00 Donation
Pat Fahey mandolin gigged w/Dave Grisman, Mike Marshall, Daryl Anger (Great American Music Hall), Noel Redding (House Of Blues, Maritime Hall), John Lee Hooker (BoomBoom Room), B.J. Pappa, Regina Carter
Randy Craig piano founding member of Pickle Family Circus, faculty member @ Contra Costa College, artist-in-residence at School Of The Arts, Circu de Solei, one of Bay Areas greatest jazz pianists
Richard Saunders bass played with Randy for decades, on faculty at CMC in The Mission, one of the Bay Area's finest bass players for a generation, he and Randy housed and performed with pianist Jessica Williams!
Leanna Stark vocals newly minted music degree at SF State, a fresh voice in jazz ensemble
plus special guests.
We will perform radical arrangements of traditional jazz tunes off the upcoming CD "Trouble In Paradise". Randy, Richard and I have gigged together at St. Martin De Porres for homeless folks every Xmas and Thanksgiving for decades.
This gig is dedicated to:
Benjamin Linder, clown partner and civil engineer and payaso who brought electricity and juggling to El Cua in the war zones
of Nicaragua--and was murdered for doing so by the Contras on orders from CIA station in Tegulsagapa, Honduras on April 28, 1987;
Michael Smith, guitarist, songwriter and leader singer for the British rock group The Softies, who produced my first CD "The Nuclear Free Orchestra",
who died too young in May, 2007.
Abe Osheroff, building contractor who I met in Nicaragua with his crew when I was doing carpentry in the war zone, discovering later that he had been part of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain. I was Abe's favorite mandolinist!
Jessica Williams, who gave me TWO solos in one of her jazz workshops I attended in 1980, and was so encouraging. She called me over, whispering to me to "keep doing what you're doing. I like where you're going with this..."
what the hell?! I guess the Critic's writing is not fact-checked, either. This drivel would never have gotten past a review from someone wearing handmade socks or a prayer shawl made with skill from someone who loves them.....or anyone comforted by a blanket hand made and donated to the Linus Project for distribution in a hospital....or wanting a chemo cap custom made to help them deal with the loss of hair during cancer treatement....or.....or.....or.....or....(the list goes on and on showing the merits of knitting and crocheting). Do some actual research and then some useful writing and lay off the "humor" (leave that to actual knitting humorists like Stephanie Pearl-McPhee or Franklin Habit.
Excuse me. I didn't start knitting in 2001 as a response to a crisis. I began to knit when my grandmother taught me at the age of 9 - that would be in 1961. It doesn't take a "collective sense of doom", espresso, TV, or keeping up with social trends to make me enjoy the complexities of skills, textures and colors of yarns, challenges of a new pattern, peacefulness of soul, and rewards of a job well done when I finish a project. These lovely benefits just happen as I sit quietly and enjoy a skill and a craft that has been handed down for generations.
Rachel Swan. Knitters know how to read as well as knit! It's uh-oh time for you :)
Rachel Swan, you need to get over yourself, honey. You do not know what the hell you are talking about.
This is so outrageously out of touch an dismissive, I can only assume the author has completely missed her attempt at humor. So knitting doesn't take "time, patience, or dexterity". Let's see her try knitting a sock using FIVE needles, or knitting a lace table cloth using yarn the size of sewing thread and needles barely larger than a regular sewing needle. If the "East Bay Express" is actually paying for this kind of uninformed nonsense, they should probably invest in a paper shredder - it will give a much more valuable return.
Funny, I don't see a date on this article saying when it was posted. Not that it really matters as it's so misguided and uninformed. Perhaps next time Ms. Swan will get all her facts and information before writing anything? One can only hope...
Wow! You just dismissed thousands of knitters in one article.
I knit for enjoyment, relaxation and the companionship of other knitters. I also love the ability to supply friends and family with warming gifts.
I grew up on Dwight Way and was sure I would miss the Bay Area terribly when we moved to Oregon. I do miss CA but the coffee shop and a grocery store where I knit with groups of like-minded knitters welcome us and certainly don't look down their noses at us like the author of this article does. Maybe she was poked by a needle once?
By the way, we are able to pay our bills on time and eat regularly but are not "well-heeled. It's not necessary to have lots of money to knit.
I note with interest the comment that this posting is 3 years old, as I found it when searching for events taking place between the 26th of November, and the 4th of December, 2009. However, its age does not detract from its offensiveness.
I invite you to try learning to knit before making asinine comparisons. Flower arranging? Really? Even the simplest scarf is a heck of a lot more work than shoving some flowers in a vase. And who the heck spackles a roof?
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