Trinity Arts - LIVE!
A fun evening of excellent music, top notch poetry and friends.
LAST MONTH: If our switching to Wednesday nights resulted in you missing this show...oh my... please don't let it happen again. It was fantastic. Faint Image (Richard & Vicki Blackwell) mesmerized us with still more, new creations. Breaking Light actually converted the entire facility into a polyphonic, cosmo-stratic, psychadelamorphic experience. Really. Darryl Ratcliff absolutely SPOILED us with a straight 15 minute set of poetry readings that moved the room from laughter to tears with the skill only a Master Poet can manage. David Hooten and Friends effortlessly kept our attention with some of his new works. Gary Brown offered more new songs accompanied by his very unorthodox method of playing the classical guitar and this time... also introduced the place to an intriguing, alternative style of playing the dulcimer. Three wonderfully produced Videopoems and fascinating "photos from the web " filled the Electronic Gallery all night. Our CAUSE for March was Shirts=Awesome, the new venture of Justin Nygren who filled us in on what work they have done to raise awareness and funds for the Haiti Relief effort (wwww.ShirtsEqualsAwesome.com). Again, I have to say it: Hard to imagine such a monthly venue... for FREE, isn't it?
Thank YOU. It takes so much work from a lot of people to make each show possible. Your attendance makes it all worthwhile. Thank you to everyone for coming out to support these artists with your presence.
THIS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14:
In our unique non-stop performance style you can again expect to see our entertaining Host, Justin Nygren introducing these performers:
Faint Image (Richard & Vicki Blackwell) with Gary Adlong (percussion) and Justin Dunn (bass) will gloriously break the show open with some absolutely astounding music via an opening mini-concert -- and playing in varying capacities throughout the show.
Tackleboxx: Ruben Venntello (vocals, guitar), Gary Adlong (percussion) and Justin Dunn (bass) will flat out make your soul grin with their style and expertise. Beautiful.
David Hooten, Singer, Songwriter and Poet
Gary Brown, Singer, Songwriter and Poet
Featured Author/Poet: Charlynn Johns. Get ready for this: Among other things she is a Professional Clown (CAREEE), a poet, the founder of Sunshine After Rain Ministries (which also makes a her a continuous world traveler and earth angel to orphans and the poorest of children around the globe) and author of the newly published, "A Good Reason To Go" which chronicles some of her amazing trek around this planet over the last 13 years. And YES! Her book will be available there and YES she will sign it for you
Electric Poetry: Another selection of Videopoetry will be screened.
Electronic Gallery: Get ready -- This month we will have continuously running, silent, vintage turn-of-the-century videos (Yes, that's 1899 thru early 1900's! Non-stop, rare videos of every imaginable type and subject matter from this era projected onto the large screen next to the stage all night long!)
AND OUR FEATURE PERFORMER... Zachary Scott Pohl and Friend(?) Zach is no stranger to this here territory. As media reviews will attest, we're talking "growing legend material". Whether he occupies the stage alone, with a partner or the whole blazing band... Zach is always the COMPLETE PACKAGE! Telling compelling stories through his music, his songs with a message will make you think, something we need a whole lot more of these days.
This month's "Cause for Awareness and Support" is SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN Ministries, founded by our Feature Author/Poet, Charlynn Johns. Learn about this amazingly powerful work that is actively changing and transforming the lives of children around the planet. In fact, you can probably even join this effort on their global adventures of love. Ask her how!
Oh. If that weren't enough: At each show we are also conducting a drawing for a Gift Card for FREE COFFEE courtesy of the Backbeat Cafe & Listening Room . :-)
Whew. And again, as usual... can you believe all of this is FREE??!!! Great artists. Great art. A fantastic community of instant friends and much FUN. Please do yourself a big treat and support these artists simply by your presence.
Street parking in downtown Dallas after 6pm is also FREE!!!
This entire night is our gift to you. PLEASE: Tell your friends (and bring your cameras!) and they will love you forever and so will our artists. NOTE: Please email us your photos so we can share them with our growing online community. We hope to soon begin posting them here and on our Facebook page.
NOW... The Facts:
The Door Opens at 6:15pm.
The SHOW starts at 7:00pm and goes "non-stop"until around 10 - 10:15pm. Hey, it's a week night so we won't go too late.
WHERE : The Backbeat Cafe and Listening Room,
300 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75202 (click HERE for directions)
WHEN : Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Why Do We Do This?
This is a wonderful, fun-filled event designed to accomplish a few things. First: We love to bring great artist related efforts and causes to the public's attention. You really do need to know of these efforts and causes and the ways you can personally support them. Originally, we promoted and raised support for the Trinity Arts Conference ( http://www.trinityartsconference.com/ ). They are perhaps the most unique arts community you will ever encounter however, they have recently determined to take the year of 2010 off; call it a Year of Jubilee. So, each month we are now promoting and educating folks regarding a different, worthwhile effort, cause or project, typically involving one or more artists within our own community. (What a great idea, eh?) In coming months, be prepared to learn of the some of the most interesting and "support worthy" things happening within and around our arts community!
Second: We are all about building and growing community. When you arrive... you become family. We offer amazing and very diverse artists an excellent venue where they can share their creations with a very diverse, constantly expanding, attentive and appreciative audience; often one they would not typically find on their own. What a great combination.
And... we offer you the most fast-paced and diverse monthly venue for stimulating arts entertainment that you will find in the metroplex. Constantly changing, every show is designed to hopefully introduce you to something new. It is the PERFECT mid-week complement to your week-end arts schedules.
What a deal. Bring a date, spouse, family, friend or total stranger. If you desire, please feel free to just drop whatever you may want into the "Mailbox at the Door" for the monthly Causes you want to support (a tip jar for the house band will also be available). Please come out and support these artists who are volunteering their time and talents for this most excellent event.
Just your being there... makes our night!
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