Monday, September 16
The Beacon Theatre
New York, NY
Tickets: $55 - $95
Rooted in country folklore, the music video for “Take Me To The Fire” was directed by Jesse Fleece, a childhood friend of Jenkins. In his own powerful interpretation, Fleece tells the story of a mother and daughter pulled apart in a stunning but harsh western landscape. Though the video is brutal at times, keep watching until the end; a thrilling twist reveals power within an unexpected hero.
|Della Mae at The Rockshop, 5/28 & Pianos, 5/29|
|Sara Nelms at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1 on 5/21|
|Kopecky Family Band at Mercury Lounge, 5/16|
Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the Coney Island community. It also destroyed our historical museum and performance space at 1208 Surf Avenue. We rely on the income from our popular side-show and gift shop, along with registration fees, to pay for the Mermaid Parade. With our building severely damaged and donations slowing to a trickle, our not-for-profit has had virtually no income. In many ways we’re still underwater. What this all means is that the 31st Mermaid Parade now has a budget shortfall of $100,000. This is an impossible gap for a tiny not-for-profit arts organization like ours.
THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day.
These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today a new breed of gifted young women is taking their rightful place in the world of jazz which can no longer deny their talents.
|L.A. Guns at The Bowery Electric, 5/7|
Apollo Theater presents Geri Allen & Friends Celebrate the Great Jazz Women of the Apollo featuring Geri Allen & Timeline Tap Quartet, Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lizz Wright, Tia Fuller, Karen Malina White, Marvin Sewell, Dormeshia and Afro Blue. Staged by S. Epatha Merkerson, narrative by Farah Jasmin Griffin with Deejay Val Jeanty.