MAIN ROOM IS SOLD OUT! A FEW TICKETS REMAIN IN OVERFLOW ROOM WITH VIDEO/AUDIO FEED. During this 2016 election season, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, David Goodman and Denis Moynihan are on a North American speaking tour to mark the 20th anniversary of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour. Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. Goodman takes the reader along as she goes to where the silence is, bringing out voices from the streets of Ferguson, to Staten Island, Wall Street, South Carolina to East Timor—and other places where people are rising up to demand justice. Democracy Now! is the modern day underground railroad of information, bringing stories from the grassroots to a global audience.This event is co-sponsored by WSLR-LP and WMNF. THIS IS NOT A BENEFIT PASS SHOW!!!
SOLD OUT EVENT!!
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force.
The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco.
Jeffery Broussard "Accordionist of the Year" - Zydeco Music & Creole Heritage Awards 2007
INDOORS IS SOLD OUT! TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE. Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is a comic genius, gifted pianist and American musicologist who defies easy classification. Playing his own brand of Americana "Rock-a-Billy Blues," Ronny Elliott has been called "a cult artist in the best sense of the word." Both are singer-songwriters, raconteurs and rock ’n’ roll historians but while Rev. Billy C. Wirtz pounds the keyboard and specializes in humorous ditties, Ronny Elliott strums the guitar and mostly delivers tales of a more somber tone. In other words, the two men are a perfect match. Every Friday they can be heard from 3-5 p.m. on Tampa's WMNF (88.5FM) presenting the music that led to Elvis and beyond.....
http://revbillycwirtz.com/ for the low down on the Rev.'s credentials, Look up Ronny on Facebook, his blog/wall is a good read.
FILM SCREENING: BUDRUS. Sunday, May 15, 6pm
Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites Palestinian political factions and invites Israeli supporters to join an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. While this film is about one Palestinian village, it tells a much bigger story about what is possible in the Middle East. Ayed succeeded in doing what many people believe to be impossible: he united feuding Palestinian political groups, including Fatah and Hamas; he brought women to the heart of the struggle by encouraging his daughter Iltezam's leadership; and welcoming hundreds of Israelis to cross into Palestinian territory for the first time and join this nonviolent effort.
David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
Sponsored by Florida Veterans for Common Sense and the Peace Education and Action Center.
Do you wonder...
Have I lived before?
Do my dreams have meaning?
Are spiritual experiences real?
Unlock the mysteries of your Past Lives, Dreams and Spiritual Experiences using the creative power of soul. Learn spiritual expercises and creative techniques. Share experiences and questions. Attendance is free. Complimentary gift book with CD offered to all attendees.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!!! A great Cuban pianist, Gabriel Hernandez began his musical studies on piano at the age of seven years at the Conservatory of Music in Camagüey “Luis Casas Romero”, Cuba. At the age of 15, he won the CRME (Company Recordings and Musical Editions) Award for Best Musical Orchestration. He has performed in international jazz festivals where he has shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Michel Camilo, Danilo Perez, Phil Woods, James Carter, Chucho Valdez, Tito Puente, Leon Thomas, Dizzy Gillespie, among others. He toured internationally as the pianist of the band “Crisol”, directed by the North American trumpeter Roy Hargrove.
Sarasota County Health and Human Services is recruiting a team of volunteers to manage and run Volunteer Reception Centers (VRCs) during a time of disaster. The VRCs are community locations where people who step forward to help during a time of disaster register and get their volunteer duty assignments. This is part of Sarasota County’s effort to ramp up for the upcoming hurricane season which begins on June 1 and continues through the end of November.
Those interested in volunteering can attend a VRC Recruitment and Training Workshop on May 23, 2016 at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Rd., Sarasota from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The next training is schedule for July 29, 2016 at the Morgan Family Community Center, 6207 W. Price Bld., in North Port
The trainings include an interactive volunteer reception center exercise where participants experience the VRC model and practice managing spontaneous volunteers.
Click here to reserve your space: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VRC-Training. Those who are unable to attend these training sessions can register to become a HS-Disaster Recovery Team member through www.scgov.net/Volunteer/Pages/ or visit the Welcome Center at Sarasota County Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota.
Folk blues sensation Lesa Silvermore (Sarasota, FL) and Rue Snider (Brooklyn, NY) are heading out for 2 weeks in Florida in May. Come out for an evening of melodic, original folk blues, Americana, and folk punk!
Fans of Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes, R.E.M, Social Distortion
Fans of Beth Orton, Courtney Barnett, St. Vincent, Lana Del Rey