HONDURA, a film and a performance

Hondura_4-125x190Filmmaker Eve A. Ma will screen her feature-length drama, Domino: Caught in the Crisis (Dominó: agarrado por la crisis), and renowned flamenco dancer “la Tania” will perform in “HONDURA, a film and a performance” starting at 7:30pm on Saturday, Aug. 22, in Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco. Tickets are $15 general, $12 students/seniors. For advance purchase go HERE. http://www.palominopro.com

Domino: Caught in the Crisis, Ma’s first drama, tells the story of Luis, a middle-aged family man who is caught up in Spain’s economic crisis, the most severe that country has undergone in decades. Besides putting a human face on the crisis, Domino reminds us of the emotional cost of falling out of the middle class, and some of the current economic and social problems in the United States such as homelessness, economic disparity, and the dangerously high cost of education.

We have joined the screening with a performance by award-winning flamenco dancer, “la Tania,” since the core of flamenco is so closely aligned with the film’s theme: tragedy, and the harshness of life. In addition, Antonio de la Malena, the movie’s star, is himself a world-touring professional flamenco singer, and there is plenty of flamenco as background music. Continue reading HONDURA, a film and a performance

Rolling Waterwheel Gospel Review (August 15th)

The wheel will be turning and the hills resounding in song at Hagood Mill on Saturday, August 15th, as “Music in the Mountains 2015” presents an old time camp style sing-along.  Bring your lawn chair or blanket to Hagood Mill and be prepared to sing all the familiar old gospel songs with heritage singers.

At 11:00 am the songs will be led by the  gospel renderings of Lib Porter and Heartstrings

Beginning around noon, Last Road will take the stage performing an old-style gospel set. 

At 1:00 pm we will enjoy the mellow renderings of Roosevelt Baker and the Gospel True Tones African-American Gospel group from Easley. 

Following the Gospel True Tones there will be  a second set by Last Road. Continue reading Rolling Waterwheel Gospel Review (August 15th)

Ziggy Marley And Trombone Shorty Co-Headline

Basejam Summer Outdoor Concert Series

0_w200_h294_s1_PR15_PCfcca6dGrammy-award winning singer, songwriter and reggae giant, Ziggy Marley returns to Tahoe, along with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop band, for a co-headlining performance that promises to heat up the BaseJam Summer 2015 Outdoor Concert Series, July 30, at the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe outdoor arena. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $75 for VIP and go on sale Friday, May 1.

The seven-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner and world humanitarian, Marley returns to Tahoe after his 2013 sold-out show.  Following in the musical footsteps of his legendary father, Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley has released 12 albums to critical acclaim. His band, Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, has eight best-selling albums to their name; three of which earned Grammy’s and such chart-topping hits as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and Tumbling Down.”

As a solo artist, Marley as been equally prolific releasing his first solo album, “Dragonfly,” in 2003, followed by his second solo album, “Love is My Religion,” which won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2006.  Marley’s third solo album, “Family Time,” earned the singer a fifth Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album, and his fourth album, “Wild And Free,” nabbed Marley a Grammy nomination.  Marley scored his sixth Grammy for Best Reggae Album with the release of his 2012 live album “Ziggy Marley In Concert.”  His latest release, “Fly Rasta” earned this music man his seventh Grammy Award, which coincided with the debut of his children’s book, “I Love You Too.”  

6_w200_h200_s1_PR15_PCfcca6dNew Orleans native, Trombone Shorty has been performing since the young age of six and has been touring internationally with brass bands throughout New Orleans and worldwide with Lenny Kravitz.  As  front man to the wildly talented Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the band has released three albums, including the Grammy-nominated “Backatown,” in 2010, followed by “For True” in 2011 and the latest release, “Say That to This,” in 2013 featuring Trombone Shorty’s New Orleans funk and jazz roots. Continue reading Ziggy Marley And Trombone Shorty Co-Headline

The Busquitos Tour Update !!!



16-07 – Jazz Lev – Leverkussen (D)
17-07 – Swing In The Wind Festival – Estravayer Le Lac (CH)
18-07 – Swing In The Wind Festival – Estravayer Le Lac (CH)
23-07 – Krabbefour Festival – Bergen Op Zoom (NL)
01-08 – Circus Festival – Spiekeroog (D)
06-08 – Crown Plaza Hotel – Amsterdam (NL)
Continue reading The Busquitos Tour Update !!!



The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (LHT) in San Francisco is presenting THURGOOD, a witty and powerful one-man play celebrating the life and times of Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908 – 1993), directed by Margo Hall.

Justice Marshall’s amazing career coincided with a tumultuous period in American life. He was a lawyer and civil rights activist who became Solicitor General of the United States and then a Justice of the Supreme Court, breaking rules and making history along the way. Continue reading THURGOOD

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