Free jazz festival – KM Jazz http://kmjazz.com/ Wed, 05 Oct 2022 09:43:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://kmjazz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-53-120x120.png Free jazz festival – KM Jazz http://kmjazz.com/ 32 32 BITS & BYTES: scary stories; pumpkin festival; Timeless projection; World Mental Health Day; Grace Kelly Jazz; learn to brew https://kmjazz.com/bits-pumpkin-festival-timeless-projection-world-mental-health-day-grace-kelly-jazz-learn-to-brew/ Wed, 05 Oct 2022 04:01:21 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/bits-pumpkin-festival-timeless-projection-world-mental-health-day-grace-kelly-jazz-learn-to-brew/ Hillsdale Pumpkin Festival 2021, courtesy of Toby Butterfield. Bidwell House Museum in Autumn Scary Stories Around the Fire Celebrates Scary Season Monterey – On Saturday 8 October, at 7 p.m. the Bidwell House Museum presents Scary Stories Around The Fire. Visitors will sit around the fire with Robert Oakes, author of the book Ghosts of […]]]>

Hillsdale Pumpkin Festival 2021, courtesy of Toby Butterfield.

Bidwell House Museum in Autumn

Scary Stories Around the Fire Celebrates Scary Season

Monterey – On Saturday 8 October, at 7 p.m. the Bidwell House Museum presents Scary Stories Around The Fire.

Visitors will sit around the fire with Robert Oakes, author of the book Ghosts of the Berkshires, and listen as he shares readings about Berkshire’s colonial-era history and ghost lore and tells the story of “The Ghost of Green River”. After the outdoor fireside presentation, Robert will lead a candlelit ghost walk through the house.

This event will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 with a rain date from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. There will be spooky elements, so the program is most suitable for ages 12 and up. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Cider and donuts will be available after the outdoor portion of the program.

Admission is $15-$20: reserve tickets here. The entertainment program can be viewed on the museum’s website: www.bidwellhousemuseum.org/events.

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Hillsdale Pumpkin Festival 2021, courtesy of Toby Butterfield.

12th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Hillsdale – The Hillsdale Pumpkin Festival returns this fall on Saturday October 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.bringing music, food, children’s events, an unusual scarecrow contest and other activities to the city.

The festival will include a concert by the acclaimed Ghent Band and other live musical artists in Hillsdale’s Hamlet Park. Meanwhile, the Roe Jan Community Library, located one mile south of the hamlet on Route 22, will host the children’s pumpkin painting from 1-2 p.m. – register by email at youth@roejanlibrary.org. Hillsdale businesses are expected to join in the festivities while the Hillsdale Fire Department will serve a chicken barbecue dinner.

Also featured will be the annual Scarecrow Gathering competition, in which residents and businesses design creative scarecrows for display. The theme for this year’s Scarecrow Contest is “Rockstars and Sports Legends”.

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‘Timeless’ makes its US debut

Williamstown – On Saturday October 8 at 6 p.m.the screens of the Clark Art Institute Timeless, a new film by poetic research unit Shanzhai Lyric, filmmaker Solveig Qu Suess and artist Yi Xin Tong. It explores “shanzhai”, the Chinese term for counterfeit, which also means “mountain hamlet”. The film traces insurgent movements, considering locations ranging from the reclusive scholars of Mount Lu in China to the contraband markets of Canal Street in New York.

On the occasion of the exhibition Tauba Auerbach and Yuji Agematsu: Meander, which talks about the perception of the oscillating flows of matter and energy that surround us. The filmmakers join Meander exhibition curator Robert Wiesenberger in a conversation after the screening.

Free; no registration is required. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events.

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Live Well Lenox: Making mental well-being a priority

Lenox – Join the Lenox Library on Saturday October 8 for a day dedicated to mental well-being in honor of World Mental Health Day. All events are free and open to the public.

Programming begins with Mindful Moments Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for a special storytime that incorporates mindful moments. In addition to stories and songs, children will learn a few different breathing and yoga exercises. For children of preschool and primary school age.

11:30 a.m. Yoga for Mental Wellness with Aimee Marshall of Berkshire Fitness and Wellness outside Roche Reading Park (weather permitting). Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Crafting Calm for tweens and teens will take place at 2:30 p.m. We’ll make mindfulness jars, cover newspapers with washi tape, and concoct scented anti-stress putty. For students in grades 5 and up.

All day, receive a free self-care kit (while supplies last); explore book displays and receive lists of resources that support mental health; and meet the folks at NAMI County Berkshire, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy; as well as the Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention, a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to providing suicide prevention resources, loss and healing programs, skills training, advocacy efforts, and hope to our local community.

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“An Evening of Big Band Jazz”

Dalton – On October 9 at 7 p.m. Alto saxophonist and vocalist Grace Kelly will perform as a guest artist with the University of Connecticut Jazz Ensemble at The Stationery Factory.

“An Evening of Big Band Jazz” features a wide variety of selections from the UConn band as well as several big band arrangements of Kelly’s original vocal and instrumental compositions.

Kelly’s honors include multiple ASCAP Composer Awards, the 2018 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Song of the Year, and she was named nine consecutive years in Downbeat magazine’s annual critics’ poll, “Rising Star Alto Saxophone “. She was the youngest ever named in Downbeat Critics’ poll in 2009.

There are two levels for sitting; Premium at $55 (which includes a cocktail table) and general admission ($35). Bar service will be available. Tickets are available here.

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Learn to brew during the day!

richmond – On October 8 at Hilltop Orchards from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you’re interested in how to brew beer or how to make hard cider, join the Berkshire Homebrew Association and Hilltop Orchards as they fill a day with expert beer-brewing demonstrations. You will learn the basics of making beer or hard cider, such as sanitation, ingredients, fermentation, and carbonation.

Expect fresh cider donuts, wine and cider tasting, and the soft launch of the new collaborative project from “Hopped Ciderhouse.”

Admission is free and open to the public.

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The Victorian Seniors Festival kicks off today https://kmjazz.com/the-victorian-seniors-festival-kicks-off-today/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 20:12:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/the-victorian-seniors-festival-kicks-off-today/ The Andrews Labor Government Seniors Festival kicks off today, marking its 40th year, celebrating more than one million Victorians over the age of 60 who are making a profound contribution to our state. Disability, Aging and Care Minister Colin Brooks officially launched the festival in Federation Square today, with seven hours of live music from […]]]>

The Andrews Labor Government Seniors Festival kicks off today, marking its 40th year, celebrating more than one million Victorians over the age of 60 who are making a profound contribution to our state.

Disability, Aging and Care Minister Colin Brooks officially launched the festival in Federation Square today, with seven hours of live music from the Orlando Combo Jazz Band, Makepisi Acapella Choir, Dave Arden Band, Sally Ford and the Idiomatics, Spectrum as well as traveling artists, dances and activities.

The Labor Government has donated $400,000 to support the festival and enable older Victorians to connect, socialize and improve their wellbeing, with nearly 3,000 activities taking place across the state in October to so that older Victorians can enjoy it with family and friends.

Seventy-nine local councils, businesses, and community and cultural organizations will help organize festival activities in all corners of the state, including concerts, dances, sports, arts, talks, and tours. history, as well as a film festival showcasing classic and digitally restored films. movies.

This year’s theme ‘Takin’ it easy’ focuses on presenting accessible and comfortable spaces, both live and online, to ensure our seniors feel relaxed to easily participate and resume events.

Building on the success of previous festivals, this year’s events will include online and radio programming, as well as First Nations performances and entertainment from multicultural artists.

The Country Concert Series will take the festival fun on the road to 26 regional cities and the Aged Care Tour will entertain residents of aged care with music and magicians from September through December.

To ensure that older Victorians can make the most of the Festival, Victorian Seniors Card holders can access public transport for free from October 2-9, including on V/Line.

For V/Line trips that require a reservation, more information is available on Seniors Online: seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/free-travelExternal Link.

Information programs can be found at Coles stores, local councils, libraries and community organisations, or check the online schedule at seniorsonline vic.gov.au/festival.

As Minister for Disability, Aging and Carers Colin Brooks said

“We have a great lineup for this year’s festival – it’s just a way of saying thank you to seniors for all they do.

“The month-long Seniors’ Festival offers Victorian seniors the opportunity to get involved, meet new people, learn new skills or just enjoy the entertainment, whether online or online. nobody.”

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Lafayette’s first music festival ‘a long-awaited idea’ puts dozens of bands on local stages – Boulder Daily Camera https://kmjazz.com/lafayettes-first-music-festival-a-long-awaited-idea-puts-dozens-of-bands-on-local-stages-boulder-daily-camera/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 22:05:57 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/lafayettes-first-music-festival-a-long-awaited-idea-puts-dozens-of-bands-on-local-stages-boulder-daily-camera/ Bringing the music festival experience out of a wide open field and into different venues – some unconventional – has grown in popularity over the years. Card Catalog members from left to right, Rob Spears, Brooke Holman, Jenn Tatro and Kevin Kirkpatrick. Card Catalog will perform at the new venue The End on October 8 […]]]>

Bringing the music festival experience out of a wide open field and into different venues – some unconventional – has grown in popularity over the years.

Card Catalog members from left to right, Rob Spears, Brooke Holman, Jenn Tatro and Kevin Kirkpatrick. Card Catalog will perform at the new venue The End on October 8 at 5 p.m. during the premier Lafayette Music Festival. (Gary Sheer/courtesy photo)

South by Southwest (SXSW)—Austin’s music, film, and tech juggernaut—allows attendees to travel to different locations throughout the event to catch a slew of diverse acts.

Longmont’s winter and spring rides followed a similar pattern, with bands plugging into breweries and even a record store.

On October 8, the first annual report La Fayette Music Festival will present more than 25 numbers in five main rooms, including The enda space that opened its doors last week — owned by Kenny Vasko, founder of the Lafayette Music Festival.

Ms. Amy & The Jet Set will perform Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. at The Muse during the inaugural Lafayette Music Festival.  (Ms. Amy & The Jet Set/Courtesy Photo)
Ms. Amy & The Jet Set will perform Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. at Muse Performance Space during the inaugural Lafayette Music Festival. (Ms. Amy & The Jet Set/Courtesy Photo)

“We definitely see this as an annual event,” Vasko said. “It was last year that we realized that with the grand reopening of Nissi’s, the capacity of the Lafayette concert hall would be over 1,000 people in total.”

In addition to Nissi’s and The End, other Lafayette music festival venues include The Arts Hub, Tier Two Live and Muse Performance Space.

Performances will also be on the program at The District, a community-inspired shopping and gathering spot in Lafayette. District shows are free during the festival.

“Most of the venues are places that go under the radar, which is crazy because it’s not uncommon to see a Grammy winner or an up-and-coming band from Denver or Fort Collins playing Lafayette at each of the five venues” , Vasko said.

From a nine-piece soul outfit to bluegrass, blues and indie pop, all the artists at the festival truly offer something for everyone.

Electro-pop artist Neoma will perform at 8:30 p.m. on October 8 at the Arts Hub as part of the first Lafayette Music Festival.  (Juli Williams/courtesy photo)
Electro-pop artist Neoma will perform at 8:30 p.m. on October 8 at the Arts Hub as part of the first Lafayette Music Festival. (Juli Williams/courtesy photo)

The list was a combination of the five sites bringing our heads together and coming up with a style that would help each site shine,” Vasko said. “One hundred percent of the bands that play are from Colorado, and we’re extremely proud of that. I’m especially thrilled to have The Burroughs headlining the festival, because the event is all about fun, and that’s what they bring to every stage. It’s also exciting to see bands like 2MX2 and Neoma on the Arts Hub stage.

Wristbands, which have one at all festival locations, are on sale now. Advanced general admission is $45 per person. There will also be an option to purchase tickets on the day of the festival on October 8 for a walk-in price.

Currently, shoppers can also choose to purchase two wristbands at the “Buddy System” price of $40 each or four wristbands at the “Fabulous Four” price of $37.50 each.

Going on stage at Nissi from 2:30 p.m. will be the blues band Cass Clayton and friends.

Cass Clayton and Friends will perform at Nissi's at 2:30 p.m. on October 8 as part of the inaugural Lafayette Music Festival.  (Cass Clayton/Courtesy photo)
Cass Clayton and Friends will perform at Nissi’s at 2:30 p.m. on October 8 as part of the inaugural Lafayette Music Festival. (Cass Clayton/Courtesy photo)

“Lafayette has been my hometown for 17 years, and it’s a great place for me and my family,” Clayton said. “You’d think we’d play a lot in Boulder County, but most of our shows are in other parts of Colorado. When we’re in our backyard playing music for our friends and family, it’s great and it’s very special.

Clayton is thrilled to see this new musical offering taking place near his home.

“Lafayette has a strong arts culture with galleries, Art Night Out events and music venues, and that’s part of what makes it a cool place,” Clayton said. “At the same time, there’s nothing that puts a city on the map like a big music festival. People will definitely cross state lines to hear their favorite bands, so I think it’s good for Lafayette.

Clayton enlisted a handful of local creatives to bring the heat to the band’s afternoon slot.

“We have a bunch of special guests, so it’s going to be awesome,” Clayton said. “The whole band is invited – Cody Qualls from Face Vocal Band, Jessica Rogalski from Mojomama, Caton Sollenberger from The Jauntee and the list goes on. We’ll be playing new music, crowd favorites and mixing it up. Can’t wait .

The Cass Clayton Band poses for a photo.  Cass Clayton and Friends, a group of guest artists Cody Qualls Jessica Rogalski, Caton Sollenberger and others will perform at Nissi's on October 8 at 2:30 p.m. as part of the inaugural Lafayette Music Festival.  (Cass Clayton/Courtesy photo)
The Cass Clayton Band poses for a photo. Cass Clayton and Friends, a band featuring guest artists Cody Qualls, Jessica Rogalski, Caton Sollenberger and others will perform at Nissi’s on October 8 at 2:30 p.m. as part of the inaugural Lafayette Music Festival. (Cass Clayton/Courtesy photo)

When she’s not singing with the group, she looks forward to reveling in performances from her peers.

“As far as artists I want to check out, there are so many and a lot of my friends are playing — The Burroughs, Pamlico Sound, Gabe Mervine,” Clayton said.

Mad Dog Blues, led by Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman.

“I believe live music brings people together, so I would love to see more of these community-wide festivals everywhere,” Friedman said. “With all the venues cooperating and local businesses helping to sponsor the events, this is not only a long overdue idea, it’s especially suited to a community like Lafayette where local art and music is enjoyed by so many. of people.”

Kenny Vasko and his wife Liz Vasko run Dog House Music Studios in Lafayette, a location they purchased in 2019 that has allowed musicians to create tracks in a fun and professional environment. The End – the couple’s final location – is actually located inside Dog House Music Studios.

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Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman, center, performs with his band The Mad Dog Blues Experience at Moe’s Original BBQ, Englewood, in March 2022. (Charla Harvey/Court Photo)

“We recorded our epic pandemic double album, ‘Family Reunion 2020,’ at Dog House Music and we love practicing there regularly,” Friedman said.

On October 8, attendees can expect to hear a variety of tracks from Friedman and his team.

“Audiences will hear our signature acoustic-country-blues-jam-grass fusion sound,” Friedman said. “Like all of our shows, we will be offering something new for fans. Since this is more of a concert, we’ll be leaning heavily on original tunes and primarily featuring songs from our latest album, “Gratitude,” as well as fan favorites from our previous four albums. We’re also likely to spend a lot of our time jamming, because our fans love the music of jam bands as much as we do.

Like Clayton, Friedman is thrilled to discover must-see programming.

“I will definitely be using my wristband to see some of my favorite blues, funk and jazz bands including Cass Clayton, Karen Finch, Pamlico Sound, The Burroughs and Lewis & Church,” Friedman said.

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Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman performs with his band The Mad Dog Blues Experience at Moe’s Original BBQ in Englewood in March 2022. The band will play The District on October 8 at 5 p.m. during the inaugural Lafayette Music Festival. (Charla Harvey/Courtesy photo)

Vasko is thrilled to bring Lafayette its first official music festival, but he acknowledges that it couldn’t have been done without the help of many members of the community.

“I thank Dave Heinrich of Tier Two Live for carrying the torch and fully believing that we can put on this event,” Vasko said. “We were the two dogs pulling the sled, so to speak. But we were overwhelmed by the support we received from the community, local businesses and volunteers. Every time we say a music festival is happening in town, people are gobsmacked, usually can’t believe it, and then once they believe it, they want to help make it a reality.

Providing memorable live musical experiences and helping artists shine is something Vasko is truly passionate about, and it’s something he hopes to continue for the foreseeable future.

Last week, The End hosted Fort Collins funk band Hand Turkey and Denver soul rockers Bear and the Beasts when it opened to nearly sold-out crowds.

“Opening The End Lafayette as a liquor-licensed venue has truly been a labor of love,” Vasko said. “The atmosphere of the space is one of comfort. We have a beautiful chandelier and purple sofas, and the walls are adorned with velvet. We want to give local music fans a real VIP performance. Since it is a 75 cap, it will be one of the most intimate musical experiences you can have in the Front Range.

Jessica Rogalski of Mojomama sings a song during the Spring Walkabout in Longmont in April 2022. (Dona Laurita/Courtesy Photo)
Jessica Rogalski, of Mojomama, sings a song during the Spring Walkabout, in Longmont, in April 2022. She will join Cass Clayton and Friends for the first Lafayette Music Festival. (Dona Laurita/Courtesy photo)

Following the end of the Lafayette Music Festival, The End will hold a pop-punk concert with Dayshaper on October 28.

“The most rewarding part of doing all of this is that we’re making it all possible for the burgeoning music community here in Boulder County,” Vasko said. Liz (Vasko) and I used to have corporate jobs, but we found that being a vessel for the artistic community here was our true calling. I believe Lafayette is the best town in Colorado to try your luck. We did, and are forever grateful for how the community welcomed us.

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Check Out Shelby Festival Slated for Oct. 1 – Shelby County Reporter https://kmjazz.com/check-out-shelby-festival-slated-for-oct-1-shelby-county-reporter/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 20:40:31 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/check-out-shelby-festival-slated-for-oct-1-shelby-county-reporter/ Check out the Shelby Festival scheduled for October 1 Posted 3:37 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022 By SASHA JOHNS | Special for the journalist COLOMBIAN – Discover Shelby Fest is a music and wine festival taking place at the Shelby County Arts Council on Saturday, October 1 at Old Mill Square in Columbiana from […]]]>

Check out the Shelby Festival scheduled for October 1

Posted 3:37 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022

By SASHA JOHNS | Special for the journalist

COLOMBIAN – Discover Shelby Fest is a music and wine festival taking place at the Shelby County Arts Council on Saturday, October 1 at Old Mill Square in Columbiana from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Festival attendees can expect to hear four regional musical numbers and will have the opportunity to taste wines from local wine producers in the region.

Admission to the event will be free for all, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, but no coolers. Food trucks will be available and wine tasting armbands can be purchased for $15, and the price will include a commemorative cup to be used for wine sampling from local vineyards and wineries. Lewis Lakes, Corbin Farms, Hidden Meadows and Morgan Creek will all be represented at the festival.

With help from the city, organizers were able to acquire a special one-day liquor license that only allows vineyards and wineries to taste and sell their wares at such an event.

“We know that October is full of events vying for the attention of our people, especially when it comes to football and arts events,” said the executive director of the Shelby County Arts Council. , Bruce Andrews. “We wanted to bring something that would complement these events more than compete with them, and wine and music was a great opportunity. We’re starting with four local winemakers, and hopefully we’ll have more next year.

Andrews said he hopes to make the festival an evolving event, possibly spanning two days.

“We hope people will come to Columbiana and enjoy the day in our beautiful city,” Mayor David Mitchell said, after explaining the rarity of the opportunity to host such an event.

Andrews said whether locals are interested in wine or not, he hopes they will manage to listen to the free music.

“We have great headliners, and it’s a beautiful venue,” Andrews said. “There will be food trucks and the gallery will be open so people can come in and experience the Sound and Color exhibit in the EBSCO Fine Art Gallery.”

Four bands are scheduled to play at the festival. The Wildflowers are a Tom Petty cover band that has gained popularity in the Southeast. Rolling in the Hay are an alternative bluegrass band from Birmingham, best known for the “Pickin’ On” series where the band take popular music and produce bluegrass covers of their work.

Early James is the stage name of artist Frederick James Mullis Jr., who is an Alabama-based singer-songwriter whose music is a mix of blues, country, folk, and jazz. Finally, Liz and the Grand Tour is a band that covers the iconic music of country and western legends like Hank Williams, George Jones, Patsy Cline and many more.

The Discover Shelby Fest is a fundraiser for the Shelby County Arts Council, and this will be its first year. It is sponsored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Discover Shelby, Sweet Home Alabama Tourism, and the City of Columbiana.

Net proceeds will benefit the Canada Council. To find festival information, visit Shelbycountyartscouncil.com and click on “Happenings.”

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Blumenthal Performing Arts launches the Charlotte International Arts Festival https://kmjazz.com/blumenthal-performing-arts-launches-the-charlotte-international-arts-festival/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:52:08 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/blumenthal-performing-arts-launches-the-charlotte-international-arts-festival/ CHARLOTTE, NC — The lineup has been announced for Blumenthal’s new Charlotte International Arts Festival. The annual festival will celebrate local and international arts across various genres, mediums and cultures from September 16 to October 2 in and around Charlotte. Officials say the Uptown venues in Ballantyne will transform into a sensory playground for all […]]]>

CHARLOTTE, NC — The lineup has been announced for Blumenthal’s new Charlotte International Arts Festival.

The annual festival will celebrate local and international arts across various genres, mediums and cultures from September 16 to October 2 in and around Charlotte.

Officials say the Uptown venues in Ballantyne will transform into a sensory playground for all ages with exceptional performers and entertainment from more than 10 countries, as well as a showcase of local international cultures and traditions.

With many events free and open to the public, officials say paid events and shows will cost $5 and up.

The festival lineup was announced alongside the launch of a new website at charlotteartsfest.com.

“Blumenthal has been building capacity for a festival of this scale for some time, from the Charlotte Jazz Festival to Charlotte Shout!” said Blumenthal CEO Tom Gabbard. “Charlotte is a top 25 metropolitan city. Our community is ready for a festival on the scale of other major art festivals around the world. We are excited to bring fascinating art and entertainment from around the world, as well as showcasing rich international cultures right here in town. In addition to paid events, we are also delighted to offer discovery opportunities; maybe you’re walking down the street or going out to dinner and discovering a new work of art you’ve never seen before or experiencing something new. That’s what we bring during this 17-day festival: moments of joy, discovery and play for all ages.

While the festival will be centered in Uptown, officials say Blumenthal is excited to partner with several other campuses that will host events and facilities throughout the city, including Ballantyne’s Backyard.

“We are honored to partner with Blumenthal Performing Arts and bring these captivating exhibits to the backyard of Ballantyne,” said Hailey Rorie, director of community relations at the Northwood office. “Northwood is committed to supporting the local arts community, and we invite the greater Charlotte area to discover and enjoy more inspiring installations through CREATE Ballantyne this fall.”

Officials say the Queen City will be teeming with live performances, immersive art installations and an abundance of inspired creations focused on the visual and performing arts, all to celebrate creativity, innovation and community.

Keep an eye on charlotteartsfest.com and @cltartsfest for the latest information.

Officials say some featured festival acts include:

  • Architects of the Air Luminarium, from Nottingham, UK, an immersive experience that invites visitors into a world outside the normal and everyday through labyrinthine tunnels and cavernous domes of saturated colors accompanied by a soft sensory soundscape. The exhibit runs for the duration of the festival, September 16 through October 2 in Ballantyne’s backyard. Tickets are $5.
  • Light Lapis Blue returns to transform the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center on East 4th Street into an inspired work of art, creating beauty that transcends space to connect us with a sense of wonder, possibility and hope. Family performances will feature aerial dancers swinging from the 12-story building, floor dancers and larger-than-life projected images. Performances at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. between September 30 and October 2. Free entry.
  • Man, a large-scale contemporary version of Rodin’s “The Thinker”. The man holds his head in search of answers and invites visitors to do the same. The man will set up camp in Ballantyne’s garden; it is free and open to the public for the duration of the festival, from September 16 to October 2.
  • Flowering of SWAY, a colorful and spirited spectacle presented by aerial acrobats atop 15-foot swinging masts. Originally commissioned for Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival, the performance is inspired by the beautiful flowers of the Smoky Mountains in a celebration of the natural world. The performances will take place from September 16 to 18; September 22 to 25; and from September 29 to October 2.

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Free art, sound and music festival returns to Great Yarmouth https://kmjazz.com/free-art-sound-and-music-festival-returns-to-great-yarmouth/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:03:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/free-art-sound-and-music-festival-returns-to-great-yarmouth/ Published: 16:03 September 22, 2022 Great Yarmouth will be immersed in sound as a music festival returns this weekend. The Yarmonics Sound and Music Festival will take place at multiple venues around the town until Sunday, celebrating the sounds, people and places of Great Yarmouth This year’s free festival revolves around the theme of human […]]]>

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Great Yarmouth will be immersed in sound as a music festival returns this weekend.

The Yarmonics Sound and Music Festival will take place at multiple venues around the town until Sunday, celebrating the sounds, people and places of Great Yarmouth

This year’s free festival revolves around the theme of human and planetary health, with performances by regional and international artists taking place in St George’s Park, Primeyarc Art Gallery and Market Square.

Over the weekend, visitors can view an installation by Dutch artist Gijs Gieskes on Great Yarmouth beach, join a wild choir and soak up the vibes of a gong bath.

On Fridays at 6 p.m., musicians are encouraged to join the Hard Edges improv collaboration, which will be held at Market Place.

A wild choir workshop, led by jazz trumpeter Phil Minton, will take place at the Colossal Youth art studio on King Street from 2pm on Saturday.

Sunday, the Minster will be the scene of a gong bath with sacred sounds from 11 a.m., composter Charlotte Keeffe will perform on the pier at noon, and Japanese artist Ryoko Akama will perform at the Primeyarc art gallery in from 4 p.m.

For more information visit www.yarmonics.com/2022

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The JAZZ AT NAZ festival returns to Soraya at CSUN https://kmjazz.com/the-jazz-at-naz-festival-returns-to-soraya-at-csun/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 23:52:19 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/the-jazz-at-naz-festival-returns-to-soraya-at-csun/ he Jazz at Naz festival in Soraya returns for a second year with five nights of top jazz performances kicking off Feb. 2 with Christian McBride’s “The Movement Revisited,” celebrating the heroes of the civil rights movement during History Month. blacks. Four more performances in February follow, two in Soraya’s great hall, with its pristine […]]]>

he Jazz at Naz festival in Soraya returns for a second year with five nights of top jazz performances kicking off Feb. 2 with Christian McBride’s “The Movement Revisited,” celebrating the heroes of the civil rights movement during History Month. blacks. Four more performances in February follow, two in Soraya’s great hall, with its pristine acoustics, and two nights of performances in the intimate Jazz Club on stage.

Jazz at Naz tickets will go on sale to the general public when The Soraya’s 2022-23 season kicks off on Thursday, September 22 with another quartet of jazz legends – Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade for ” At MoodSwing Reunion”.

Building on the success of last year’s Discover Jazz Virtual Pass – 3,0003 hours of streaming! – The Soraya will once again expand the Jazz at Naz experience with live streams of every concert and behind-the-scenes content via our virtual pass.

Accomplished jazz musician and educator Reggie Quinerly returns as host of The Soraya’s Jazz at Naz virtual experience, a 13-camera operation, conducting candid interviews with the musicians, engaging in banter with the executive director and artist of The Soraya, Thor Steingraber, and shedding light on performances during each live stream.

“CSUN has been an important training ground for jazz musicians for decades,” Steingraber said. “When The Soraya opened in 2011, the commitment to jazz in Northridge was further heightened. Now, with the addition of the Jazz Festival, we can safely say that Northridge is the epicenter of jazz in the south of California.”

“The 2022 festival premiere was an auspicious occasion with many highlights including memorable performances from Wynton Marsalis and Gregory Porter. Because it just happened

as the Omicron variant was booming, we offered the streaming version of the festival if audiences preferred to stay at home. What we found instead was that in-person numbers and streaming numbers were both at an all-time high since the pandemic. That says a lot about the thirst for great jazz in Los Angeles.”

Individual Jazz at Naz ticket prices start at $36 for concerts on the Grand Hall stage and $49 for the Jazz Club. Jazz Pass and membership tickets are available for all five concerts.

The Discover Jazz Virtual Pass is offered in addition to any purchase for $10, or for $49 to attend the festival entirely virtually.

For more information, visit www.thesoraya.org or call the box office at (818) 677-3000. For ticket reservations and interview requests, please contact Soraya’s communications associate Marie Estrada or public relations consultant Gary Murphy.

Jazz at the Naz Festival Shows

Thu Feb 2 | 8 p.m. | The big room

The movement revisited by Christian McBride

A musical portrait of four icons

Fueled by relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, eight-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride leads a Big Band and Gospel Choir in an exuberant and powerful musical tribute to Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr. ., Muhammad Ali and Barack. Obama-hero of the civil rights movement celebrated at Soraya during Black History Month.

Sat 4 Feb | 8 p.m. | The big room

Vince Giordano and the nightjars

I’d rather be leading a band

with Loudon Wainwright III

Travel back in time with Loudon Wainwright, Vince Giordano and his band The Nighthawks with rousing arrangements highlighted by “muted horns, creamy winds and lots of hi-hats” (Associated Press). Everything moves in this collaboration with songs from the 1920s about love, forgiveness and “the consequences of a kiss”.

Wed 8 Feb | 8 p.m. | Jazz Club Stage Sessions

Melissa Aldana Quartet

Melodic and haunting, Melissa Aldana evokes stories of longing, connection and rebirth through music rooted in jazz traditions and open experimentation. Find out for yourself why critics regularly claim Aldana could be “the world’s next great tenor” with a tone oddly capable of breaking free from tradition (Jazzwise). The first of our Jazz Club performances at the Jaz at Naz festival!

Fri 10 Feb | 8 p.m. | Jazz Club Stage Sessions

Octet “Parables” by Joel Ross

The poet’s parable

Acclaimed vibraphonist and composer Joel Ross’s playing erupts through lush arrangements like “constant currents of electricity” (Downbeat) in our second Jazz Club performance. Join his octet on stage for an intimate experience through the seven movements of Ross’ album, The Parable of The Poet, described by many as an “absolute triumph”.

Sat 11 Feb | 8 p.m. | Jazz Club Stage Sessions

The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

With Samara Joy

Hailing from the Bronx, new talent Samara Joy joins forces with Los Angeles favourite, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra – who’ve been swinging for over 36 years! Joy, a deeply emotional singer, exploded onto the scene in 2019 at the age of 21, often surprising audiences with the power she has and her “lighter-than-air rhythm” and “understated and swing” (Kevin Whitehead, NPR).

About the Jazz Pass

Passes to all five concerts are available and include a Bronze Membership ($120 value) at The Soraya. Jazz Pass gives you access to the full festival of 5 concerts plus:

• 15% discount on tickets

• Guaranteed seats in our Jazz Club

• 25% discount on food in our jazz club

• access to the Jazz lounge after each concert on the main stage

• Meeting with the artists of the Jazz Lounge

• Additional discounts for purchasing our opening concert on September 22 and Charles Lloyd’s 85th birthday celebration on March 18.

For all ticket information, visit www.thesoraya.org or call the box office at (818) 677-3000.

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Events like the Farm-to-Fork Festival celebrate our Northern California community https://kmjazz.com/events-like-the-farm-to-fork-festival-celebrate-our-northern-california-community/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 19:29:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/events-like-the-farm-to-fork-festival-celebrate-our-northern-california-community/ Here in the Central Valley, we are blessed with one of the most incredibly diverse agricultural industries in the world. Our valley feeds the world because we can grow almost anything. The Farm-to-Fork Festival brings us a free event at the Capitol Mall next weekend and gives us all the perfect way to celebrate our […]]]>

Here in the Central Valley, we are blessed with one of the most incredibly diverse agricultural industries in the world. Our valley feeds the world because we can grow almost anything. The Farm-to-Fork Festival brings us a free event at the Capitol Mall next weekend and gives us all the perfect way to celebrate our region together as a community. I love good food – and when food is grown here – it tastes better and has a huge impact on our region. Food is also an inviting access point to different cultures and provides a rich perspective on the diversity of our region. This year’s new West End Revival celebrates Sacramento’s historic West End neighborhood, with the enclave that was once home to renowned jazz clubs, the nation’s largest Japantown and 70% of the area’s non-white residents. Eating farm-to-fork and buying local supports a vibrant local economy and helps fund the American Dream. As we begin Hispanic Heritage Month, it recognizes those working towards that same dream by buying local produce and meat and hosting events like the Tower Bridge Dinner which funded 60 college scholarships for children of migrant workers . Eating from farm to fork isn’t just a healthy perk of living here, it’s a way to support those who have helped make this city what it is today and, more simply, to NorCal way. Ariel Roblin is the President and CEO of KCRA 3 and My58. See more of his editorials here.

Here in the Central Valley, we are blessed with one of the most incredibly diverse agricultural industries in the world. Our valley feeds the world because we can grow almost anything. The Farm-to-Fork Festival brings us a free event at the Capitol Mall next weekend and gives us all the perfect way to celebrate our region together as a community.

I love good food – and when food is grown here – it tastes better and has a huge impact on our region. Food is also an inviting access point to different cultures and provides a rich perspective on the diversity of our region. This year’s new West End Revival celebrates Sacramento’s historic West End neighborhood, with the enclave that was once home to renowned jazz clubs, the nation’s largest Japantown and 70% of the area’s non-white residents.

Eating farm-to-fork and buying local supports a vibrant local economy and helps fund the American Dream. As we begin Hispanic Heritage Month, it recognizes those working towards that same dream by buying local produce and meat and hosting events like the Tower Bridge Dinner which funded 60 college scholarships for children of migrant workers .

Eating from farm to fork isn’t just a healthy perk of living here, it’s a way to support those who have helped make this city what it is today and, more simply, to NorCal way.



Ariel Roblin is President and CEO of KCRA 3 and My58. See more of his editorials here.

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A music and film festival plus back-to-school giveaways planned for Saturday at Empire Outlets https://kmjazz.com/a-music-and-film-festival-plus-back-to-school-giveaways-planned-for-saturday-at-empire-outlets/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 15:40:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/a-music-and-film-festival-plus-back-to-school-giveaways-planned-for-saturday-at-empire-outlets/ STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Roc-A-Natural Cultural Foundation, Inc. and Secta 5 Prod LLC will present “Taking It To The Streets Back to School Film & Festival” at Empire Outlets on Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 8 a.m. . pm The event will feature back-to-school giveaways, a DJ, live bands and performances by […]]]>

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Roc-A-Natural Cultural Foundation, Inc. and Secta 5 Prod LLC will present “Taking It To The Streets Back to School Film & Festival” at Empire Outlets on Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 8 a.m. . pm

The event will feature back-to-school giveaways, a DJ, live bands and performances by the Brighton Heights Youth Orchestra, the Financial Literacy for Youth Workshop with Northfield Bank, a Chess Workshop and a Chess Tournament unrated led by Kills. Boro Chess Club – before the featured Disney movie, Queen of Katwe screens at 5 p.m.

Community organizations, churches and local businesses will participate in a back-to-school event filled with supplies, book bags, toiletries and gift cards to help students through the school year.

A free t-shirt giveaway from Daddylizard will be provided while supplies last, while they share cryptocurrency and investing insights.

Organizers ask attendees to reserve their space on Eventbrite or contact Dorcas Meyers, President, Roc-A-Natural Cultural Foundation, Inc. Founder and CEORoc-A-Natural at 917 406-7736 or by visiting https://linktr.ee/rocanatural

“Taking it to the Streets Back to Schoo music & Film Festival” scheduled for Saturday at the Empire Outlets. (Courtesy of Dorcas Meyers)Staten Island Advance

Meyers, who has championed several other cultural and educational events and projects on Staten Island, acknowledged donors and sponsors such as Body Sculpt NYC, Daddylizard Cryptocurrency, Families On the Move of NYC, Kills Boro Brewing Company, National Jazz Museum in Harlem , UFT, Uncle Chase Foundation and the Universal Temple of the Arts.

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‘Raymond & Ray’ Review – Toronto Film Festival – Deadline https://kmjazz.com/raymond-ray-review-toronto-film-festival-deadline/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 16:24:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/raymond-ray-review-toronto-film-festival-deadline/ The charming two-handed game of Rodrigo García Raymond and Ray is the double act we didn’t know we needed, an unlikely couple – Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor – in an equally unexpected comedy from a director best known for his sweet girlish dramas. Truth be told, Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall was a little big […]]]>

The charming two-handed game of Rodrigo García Raymond and Ray is the double act we didn’t know we needed, an unlikely couple – Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor – in an equally unexpected comedy from a director best known for his sweet girlish dramas. Truth be told, Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall was a little big for it (Sundance might have been a better platform), but this Apple Original Films TIFF gala presentation went well and might just be this year’s independent sleeper, with awards potential for its ensemble cast, and Hawke in particular.

The setting doesn’t suggest a barrel of laughs – uptight Ray (McGregor) shows up at his half-brother, laid-back jazz musician Raymond (Hawke), with sad news: their father is dead. It soon becomes clear that neither has any affection for the old man – he was, after all, “a bitter son of a bitch”, says Ray – but Raymond insists that they attend the funeral, if only “to see what it’s like to put him underground. Ray relents and the two embark on a journey of self-discovery that takes many surprising and fun twists, despite the seeming gravity of the situation.

Their dad, called Harris by the brothers, is the third wheel in this odd couple scenario, and the pain he’s caused them in life (he’s kind of a dad who gave his two sons the same name just to play with them) is matched by the trouble he makes in death. To receive their inheritance, the couple must dig their graves at sunset, but they must first go to the funeral home, where Harris bought the cheapest coffin of them all – a literal wooden box – in which he buried. asked to be buried naked and face down, a bizarre custom that has something to do with his “Tongan roots” (Harris is found to have reinvented himself a lot later in life, converting to Judaism from Buddhism). Next, they visit his house to pick up a motley selection of heirlooms, where they meet Lucia (Maribel Verdú), his free-spirited lover, and finally they head to the Chapel of Rest, where Ray meets Kiera ( Sophie Okonedo), Harris’ nurse in her final days.

The two brothers have some nice sad bag chemistry together — as Ray puts it, they’re “a couple of grown men whose lives just didn’t pan out” — but their individual identities are distinct. Raymond, nervous and restless, is at the end of his third failed marriage, having suffered the indignity of being cuckolded by his own father, while Ray, a swaggering womanizer, is on the rebound from a serious addiction to the heroine. Over the course of the film, each meets a woman who proves sympathetic to their needs, a somewhat sketchy plot device that nonetheless works thanks to the caliber of the cast.

Although the two have the same amount of screen time, things might work out a bit better for Hawke than for McGregor. McGregor is the comedic foil here, and his timing is wonderful, his startled bunny face doing the heavy lifting whenever the dry existential humor threatens to veer from Beckett into Monty Python territory (wait for the goblets to appear). McGregor also fires a gun, a very amusing twist on the Chekhovian convention that has been raging in Toronto.

Hawke, however, has more of an arc, and his relationship with Harris will prove to be the more conflicted and mysterious of the two. While it’s wonderful to see Verdú and Okonedo, talented and charismatic performers, their roles don’t go as far as those of the two guys, and there comes a point around the 80-minute mark where Raymond and Ray seems to run out of road, leaving the remaining time to match the two couples, with more or less success.

Still, there’s a lot to like here, and with the fall festival season failing quite dramatically to deliver the awards season juggernauts they promised in principle, García’s film might slip up on voters. with a sweet-sweet campaign based on its powerful acting credentials and poignant exploration of secrets and family ties. As Coda shown earlier in the year, Apple has some form on this.

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