Business Book Prize Deadlines

The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company invite submissions for the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and the 2015 Bracken Bower Prize.
The Business Book of the Year Award is designed to highlight the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. Eligible for consideration are business books in the English language that are first published between 16th November 2014 and 15th November 2015. The deadline for entries is 30th June 2015 and the entry form is available online at Continue reading Business Book Prize Deadlines

GOTTA DANCE! A Symphonic Night at the Movies

“Gotta Dance!” at Davies Hall recently was another demonstration of the virtuosity of the San Francisco Symphony, bringing together well-loved film scenes with the music performed live by symphony musicians.

This was not an easy concept to execute, although the musicians and symphony conductor Joshua Gersen made it seem effortless. The original soundtracks of My Fair Lady, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Brigadoon, Singin’ in the Rain, Madame Bovary, and An American in Paris had to be uncoupled from film footage, and then a musical score written which would accompany each scene live.

The evening began with an overture, naturally, the Lerner and Loewe overture to a 1964 film, My Fair Lady. Then a different kind of dance was presented, the beautiful “space ballet” from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, along with one other  sequence. Music was composed by Johann Strauss Jr. and Richard Strauss.

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Teri Parker Lewis One Woman Show


The Old & the New, 3 Monologues performed by

Teri Parker Lewis

7:00 pm April 10, Fine Arts Center102 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC  29609  864.355.3550 Admission $15

You’re invited to join the Fine Arts Center’s very own Teri Parker Lewis for a 40th Anniversary Event, The Old & the New – 3 Monologues, on Friday, April 10th at 7:00 pm. Come see Teri doing what she asks her students to do every day. Continue reading Teri Parker Lewis One Woman Show

Martha Cinader appears at Joe’s Place in Greenville

Martha Cinader will appear in her adopted hometown of Greenville, SC at Joe's Place on May 29.
Martha Cinader will appear in her adopted hometown of Greenville, SC at Joe’s Place on May 29.

Friday May 29, 7-9pm

To celebrate the release of the second edition of Dreamscape in both print and e-book formats, Martha Cinader will kick things off at the hippest bookstore in Greenville, right near Fall’s Park in downtown.

Joe’s Place has books, wine, gourmet coffee and art. What better way to unwind for the weekend?

Joe’s Place is located at 640 South Main Street Suite 101B, Greenville, SC 29601 phone: 864 558-0828

brochure-inside_800wide-300x232-1Martha will be there from 7-9pm to share some poetry and a story from the book, and to sign your copy.


Poetry & Jazz A Mashup Concert

Al Young, California Poet Laureate Emeritus, with John Wiitala on bass, and three more sets of notable poets and musicians present the words and music of poetry: Avotcja with Val Serrant on steel drums, Phavia Kujichagulia with Ron Williams on guitar, The Word-Music Continuum with Kirk Lumpkin and musicians, Paul Mills, Mark Wieder, and special guest, Q.R. Hand. The show takes place on Saturday, April 18th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St., in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room.

Al Young was named Poet Laureate of California in 2005. “Like jazz, Al Young is an original American voice.” — Muriel Johnson, former Director of the California Arts Council. Young is the award-winning author of several screenplays and more than 22 books of poetry and non-fiction. His work has appeared in Paris Review, Ploughshares, Essence, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone. Continue reading Poetry & Jazz A Mashup Concert

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