Monday, August 26, 2013

Radio Broadcast Postponed. August 27th, 2013

Dr.G., Northbay UpRising morningshow host, is expecting his first born today or tomorrow! And, therefore, the radio broadcast for this week's program has been postponed!
Thank you for tuning in, and rise-up next week for the positive vibe you've grown to expect from the Northbay UpRising!

Monday, August 19, 2013

News & Info for August 20th, 2013

Headlines* "Pearl finds wisdom in 'nude' trees" by Rich Freedman from "Vallejo Times-Herald" [link]: Vallejo artist Pearl Jones Tranter talks about the uncooperative nature of the two prints behind her, part of her Mostly Nude Trees exhibit at the St. Vinnie's Social Club on Marin Street in Vallejo. (Mike Jory/Times-Herald, Vallejo)
 
* "American Canyon girl raises money to establish nonprofit" by Irma Widjojo from "Vallejo Times-Herald"  [link]

* "Vallejo Admirals rally in 9th to spoil Maui pitching gem" from "Vallejo Times-Herald" [link]
*
"DINNER, CIRCA 1846: Harvest celebration helps keep Bale Grist Mill turning" from "St. Helena Star"  [link]
* "Leader of Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition seeks peace and safety on two wheels" [link]
* "Hotel wage agreement could set Wine Country standard" from "Sonoma Valley Sun" [link]
* "The consumption spiral" from "Sonoma Valley Sun" [link]
*
"FLUORIDE: Simple Solution to a Complex Problem?" from "Sonoma County Gazette" [link]
* "Plan Bay Area Transportation and Land-Use Adopted" from "Sonoma County Gazette" [link]

 

Calender of notable events

The Solano Land Trust will offer outdoor activities for the public Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer and learn about phenology, the study of seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year, in various locations. No experience is necessary. Registration is required by contacting pcauffield@gmail.com or (530) 514-1773.
For more information about each event and location, visit solanolandtrust.org. Unless otherwise state, events are free, but parking at Lynch Canyon is $5. Donations are accepted.




2013-08-25 Artistic Wonder Society presents... Dr. Erasmus P. Kitty's
Wunderkammer, featuring
The Great Sonoma County Handcar Races 

plus Art, Music, Science, Luther Burbank Food Fair, N. Tesla's Electric Circus & Midway of Marvels!


[www.wunderkammerfestival.com]
Historic Railroad Square in Santa Rosa
Sunday, 11am to 6pm
"Steam is Dead... LONG LIVE ELECTRICITY!" - Dr. Erasmus P. Kitty
Be Social! Follow our Progress on the Facebooks!



The Empress Theater Presents
Diablo Valley College’s “Rock Rhythm & Blues Revue”

Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 2pm
Doors open 1:30pm
Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
All Ages Venue
$7/advance and $9/door General Admission
707.552.2400 tickets and information
empresstheatre.org
Diablo Valley College's "Rock, Rhythm & Blues Revue", featuring over 20 bands playing a range of blues, rock, soul, country, oldies and pop, returns to the Empress for their newly established monthly shows at the historic downtown theatre.
The bands are made up of over 80 students taking DVC music instructor’s Steve Sage’s class in the theory and performance of blues, rock & roll, country, funk, soul and R&B. The instrumentals - including guitar, bass, horns and piano – and vocalist form small ensembles to study, examine, rehearse and perform music from these contemporary American musical genres.
Music instructor and guitarist Steve Sage says each band will perform in a rapid fire show of spirited music. The teacher and creator of the revue says "The bands are ecstatic to play on the Empress stage. It fits right in with our commitment to keeping American roots music alive for the next generation.”
Facebook Gallery of Diablo Valley College Rock Rhythm & Blues Revue @ Empress on May 19, 2013:
https://www.facebook.com/rhondalucile/media_set?set=a.10200616637553092.1073741841.1074372920&type=1


Canterbury on Capitol
Lords and Ladies, friends of Puppetry and Pageantry, please forward this missive! Canterbury on Capitol celebrates Knight’s Day!
Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM
In the historic home and gardens of Judith Hilburg, 728 Capitol St., Vallejo CA
Donations: $35.00 to 100.00 (advance tickets required, limited to the first 100 respondents)
Knight's Day falls on a Sunday this year, and to celebrate it we will bring together, in effigy, two of history's most celebrated knights in an unparalleled tournament match. King Arthur's Sir Lancelot of the Round Table will ride against Charlemagne's palladin, Roland, AKA Orlando Furioso. There is no favorite in this match; Ladies, come choose your hero and lend your ribbon to your champion. Lords, it's even odds and anything goes in this miniature match of magnificent proportions! Of course music, dance, food, drink, and general revelry will accompany.
Fundraiser for Paper Pilgrimage, from Page to Stage, the McCune Canterbury Paper Puppet Project.
In addition to Judith Hilburg’s lovely gardens and Julia Morgan Arts and Crafts home, Ms. Hilburg will give tours of the house and private art collection, with creations by Picasso, Matisse, William Morris, Tiffany, Architenko, Grotz, Pascin, and others. There will be a selection of medieval delicacies prepared by celebrity chef Bill Briwa (Great Courses “Everyday Gourmet” host/instructor, Culinary Institute of America teaching-chef), medieval ales and meads by brewmaster Michael Nelson along with a selection of fine wines. Internationally acclaimed Magical Moonshine Theatre will present a miniature medieval joust in the gardens. Join us for Canterbury on Capitol, a celebration of art, food, drink, live music, literature, publishing, and drama. Medieval costume optional.
Advance Tickets Required. Limited to 100 (the last Canterbury event sold out and had a waiting list)
Online tickets, Event and project webpage: [http://magicalmoonshine.org/kelmscott.htm]
Info phone number: 707-363-4573



Sunday, August 11, 2013

News & Info for August 13th, 2013

Special performance by
QR Hand
[qrhand@gmail.com]

QR was born in Brooklyn new York 1937 and moved to san Francisco 1969, and retired from his employment as a community mental health worker, currently living in Vallejo since 2003. Publishing poetry since late 60s in various journals and anthologies, he is a member of the wordwind chorus a performing poetry music group since the mid 80s in the bay area. Most recently, Taurean Horn Press published a collection "Whose really blues", and 2 poems were included in recent anthologies of Bird & Beckett Books Amerarcana 2011, and of the Revolutionary Poetry Brigade Heartfire 2013. Was honored by Pen Oakland 2012 with a lifetime achievement award in poetry. Most recently was co-featured reader with avotcja at Moe's Books in Berkeley, and is scheduled to read with Wordwind Chorus and fellow poet Bill Vartnaw laureate poet of Sonoma county at Bird&Beckett books in San Francisco's Glen Park on September 22nd.


2013-08-11 "Unity Day looking for a few good artists, nonprofits"
by Rich Freedman from "Vallejo Times-Herald" [www.timesheraldonline.com/sundayoutlook/ci_23839229/unity-day-looking-few-good-artists-nonprofits]:
With the event about a month away, the Unity Day committee put the call out for artists, nonprofits, and local employee-seeking  companies.  There are 13 slots open for artists who want to display their work in the artist arena. Unity Day is open to creativity, Co-director Maria Guevara said.
Nonprofits are still being accepted, Guevara, said with commitments already from St. Vinnie's Garden, The Mad Hatter Festival, Youth and Family Services, CCRC, Vallejo Main Street, Fighting Back Partnership, Vallejo Daffodil Project, and Loma Vista Farms.
Guevara, expecting about  2,000 visitors at the event, said it's "very hard, but in the end, it always works out."


2013-08-11 "Magic Moonshine back for medieval madness"
by Rich Freedman from "Vallejo Times-Herald" [www.timesheraldonline.com/sundayoutlook/ci_23839226/magic-moonshine-back-medieval-madness]


Calender of notable events
Red Dragonfly Productions Calendar of Events [northbaymorningshow.blogspot.com/2013/08/red-dragonfly-productions-calendar-of.html]

The Solano Land Trust will offer outdoor activities for the public in August.
For more information about each event and location, visit solanolandtrust.org. Unless otherwise state, events are free, but parking at Lynch Canyon is $5. Donations are accepted.
Info originally posted at "Vallejo Times-Herald" [www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_23752014/solano-land-trust-hosts-score-outdoor-activities-august]:

Aug. 16
* 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteer on Citizen Science Friday at various locations. No experience is necessary, but registration is required by contacting sue@solanolandtrust.org, or calling 432-0150, extension 207.

Aug. 17
* 8:30 a.m. Third annual Aim for Ag & Open Space: Sporting Clay Shoot and Luncheon at the Birds Landing. Free beginner's clinic, and $75 for 50 targets and $110 for 100 targets, excluding shotgun rental and ammo. Lunch only without the shoot is $15. Registration is required through the "Events Calendar" at solanolandtrust.org or 432-0150, extension 0.
* 8:30 a.m. to noon. Mid-summer hike at Rockville Trails Preserve with docents Richard and Cathy Christo. Registration is require through the "Events Calendar" at solanolandtrust.org or call Cathy Christo at 745-1913.
* 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get the Rush at Rush Ranch offers a series of free activities designed for all ages, including a guided walk, blacksmith demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides.

Aug. 24
* 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer and learn about phenology, the study of seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year, in various locations. No experience is necessary. Registration is required by contacting pcauffield@gmail.com or (530) 514-1773.


Soulshine
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 7pm-10pm
Empress Theatre [330 Virginia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590]
An All Ages Venue
Cover $7/advance and $9/door
Beer-Wine-Martini bar
tickets and information [707.552.2400] [empresstheatre.org]
Houseband: Groovemasters
Special Guest: Steve Freund

Guitarist Bring Classic Chicago Blues to Historic Downtown Vallejo Stage -
Soulshine, the newest Empress experience, turns up the heat in a pro-jam style concert focused on funk, soul, blues and R&B music. The house band for this series is Timm Walker's Groovemasters featuring Charles Spikes, Wilson Brooks and Lorenzo Hawkins. The house band will welcome special guest blues guitarist Steve Freund to the latest musical offering of the historical Vallejo Theatre.
Guitarist, producer and bandleader Steve Freund, praised by Rolling Stone for his "masterful, no-nonsense guitar work" relocated to the West Coast following 18 years as one of Chicago's most respected musicians and currently lives in Vallejo.
Freund moved to Chicago from New York City in 1976 and began his education in blues playing the role of second guitar behind Hubert Sumlin, Lee Jackson, Homesick James, Louis Myers and many others. He spent two years working with Big Walter Horton and Floyd Jones.
In 1978, he became Sunnyland Slim's main guitarist, playing just about every gig with the piano legend until the time of his death. Freund became the consummate piano accompanist working with Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Walker, Henry Gray, Erwin Helfer, David Maxwell and many more.

Friday, August 9, 2013

News & Info for August 6th, 2013

8am conversation with and a performance by
Stephen Pitters
, host of Ozcat Radio's "Poetry Rising", Saturdays at 5:30pm


Headlines

"New Additions to a Devil’s Dictionary: Vox populi, et populi"
by Richard Lubin [beniciaherald.me/2013/08/05/lubin/]

2013-08-02 "CEQA-lite: The kinda-sorta review of Valero’s crude-by-rail project"
by Marilyn Bardet [beniciaherald.me/2013/08/02/marilyn-bardet-ceqa-lite the-kinda-sorta-review-of-valeros-crude-by-rail-project/]

2013-08-05 "New ‘resident’ at Suisun Wildlife Center: Huge owl"
by Donna Beth Weilenman [beniciaherald.me/2013/08/05/new-resident-at-suisun-wildlife-center-huge-owl/]

"Mystery flamingo (not plastic) turns up in San Francisco Bay"
by Paul Rogers from "San Jose Mercury News" [www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-living/ci_23745177/mystery-flamingo-not-plastic-turns-up-san-francisco?]


Calender of notable events




The Solano Land Trust will offer outdoor activities for the public in August.
For more information about each event and location, visit solanolandtrust.org. Unless otherwise state, events are free, but parking at Lynch Canyon is $5. Donations are accepted.
Info originally posted at "Vallejo Times-Herald" [www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_23752014/solano-land-trust-hosts-score-outdoor-activities-august]:


Aug. 9
* 7:30 p.m. Astronomy Night at Rush Ranch, including a short presentation and outdoor viewing. Telescopes provided.

Aug. 11
* Noon to 4 p.m. Volunteer and learn about phenology, the study of seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year, in various locations. No experience is necessary. Registration is required by contacting pcauffield@gmail.com or (530) 514-1773.

Aug. 16
* 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteer on Citizen Science Friday at various locations. No experience is necessary, but registration is required by contacting sue@solanolandtrust.org, or calling 432-0150, extension 207.

Aug. 17
* 8:30 a.m. Third annual Aim for Ag & Open Space: Sporting Clay Shoot and Luncheon at the Birds Landing. Free beginner's clinic, and $75 for 50 targets and $110 for 100 targets, excluding shotgun rental and ammo. Lunch only without the shoot is $15. Registration is required through the "Events Calendar" at solanolandtrust.org or 432-0150, extension 0.
* 8:30 a.m. to noon. Mid-summer hike at Rockville Trails Preserve with docents Richard and Cathy Christo. Registration is require through the "Events Calendar" at solanolandtrust.org or call Cathy Christo at 745-1913.
* 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get the Rush at Rush Ranch offers a series of free activities designed for all ages, including a guided walk, blacksmith demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides.

Aug. 24
* 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer and learn about phenology, the study of seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year, in various locations. No experience is necessary. Registration is required by contacting pcauffield@gmail.com or (530) 514-1773.



Celebrate the Transformation of Virginia St. & Temple Art Lofts
Wednesday August 7th, 4:00pm – Ribbon Cutting & Celebration
Live music, VCAF Children’s Art Display, Food & Fun. Continue the celebration at the Wednesday Night Ramble to follow at the Empress Theatre with guest performer, Lady Bianca’s Birthday Bash. The downtown Arts & Entertainment District. Support a new vibrant downtown.
Here's the link on the Empress Theatre website [empresstheatre.org/events-calendar-detail.aspx?evt_id=489].

COMMUNITY ART MOSAIC PROJECT
To coincide with the grand opening of the Temple Art Lofts, Sophia Othman will host a Community Art Mosaic Project. Participate in this fun mosaic in progress at her studio -- Noor Creations Mosaic Studio, 723 Marin Street, Vallejo. This is an impromptu opportunity to place a few tiles onto a group mosaic art piece, no prior experience needed, all welcome.
Monday August 5th from 2pm-7pm and...
This group mosaic project event will continue on Wednesday August 7th during the Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the renovation of Virginia and Marin Streets in historic downtown Vallejo, from 4pm-8pm.


2013-08-08 "Poetry By The Bay's Five Year Anniversary!!!!" 
[facebook.com/PoetryByTheBay], hosted by Lyrical Profet [profeticlyrics@gmail.com] [lyricalprofet@gmail.com] [kyrahayers.com] [profeticlyrics.com].
Thursday, 7:30 to 9:30pm
at Panama Red Coffee Company [289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo]
In August 2013 Poetry By The Bay will be celebrating our five year anniversary! Please mark your calendars and spread the word! This is a perfect time to say the famous catch phrase "time flies when you're having fun". We aim to make our five year anniversary celebration a memorable one to thank you for being a part of our growth and for your constant support. We've grown so much as artists and as a community over the past five years. We've seen several of you develop, improve and shine by just being yourselves. We want Poetry By The Bay to grow with you. Stay posted for upcoming changes that will offer you the opportunity to grow even more!!
In the meantime, keep writing, keep sharing your work and keep believing that your voice matters, because it truly does. For those on Facebook, click LIKE on our Poetry By The Bay event page to stay informed on our upcoming events as well as other local opportunities to share your work!