Monthly Archives: September 2015

Scott Archer Jones Author- THE BIG WHEEL

THE BIG WHEEL

by Scott Archer Jones

Robko Zlata is sprinting across America, on the run with a call girl-his ex-wife-on a hot red motorcycle. Robko is a thief, and he has stolen the wrong thing, a device that can guarantee immortality. His wrathful target, a corrupt billionaire politician, wants the world’s greatest piece of technology back. Robko’s new worst enemy unleashes his fortune and corporate security in unrelenting pursuit. “Golden Boy” Thomas Steward is asked to follow the money and uncover the thief with massive illegal surveillance. Thomas, morphing into his prey, becomes the most dangerous of hunters. But Thomas could die too. A gang of ex-mercenaries, good at killing, torture, and rape, are hot on the heels of Robko and Thomas. The thugs are ready to murder anyone who knows about the immortality device. Throw in the underground world of thieves and billionaires, drugs and punk clubs, five-star hotels and cheap motels, and Robko and Thomas are in for one hell of a crash. As in the best of plots, nothing

The Big Wheel is a finalist for the NM – Arizona Book Awards as a drama/action novel. There are 5 other great books up, so we won’t hold our breath, but surely a book in a SW contest that has scenes in an illegal L.A. bar will win?

Available at: syppublishing.com   Amazon.com   Barnes&Noble.com

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Bob Boze Bell Author- TRUE WEST MOMENTS

TRUE WEST MOMENTS

by Bob Boze Bell

Arizona’s Most Outrageous Historian

History with some bark!

Where Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Bob Boze Bell tells it like it is, true history, warts and all, with a pinch of outrageousness thrown in.  Go to bobozebell.net for contact info and book signings.

Some history you can chuckle at!

“I always look forward to Bob Boze Bell’s TRUE WEST MOMENTS.  These fascinating and colorful little nuggets of information keep the history of the Old West alive and lively.”- Marshall Trimble, Official Arizona State Historian

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Inner Traditions Bear & Company- Author Carole Guyett Reading of SACRED PLANT INITIATIONS

 

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Mattie Lennon Irish Author- THE HILLS ABOVE THE VALLEY

THE HILLS ABOVE THE VALLEY.

By Mattie Lennon.

   Some years ago I was producing a DVD Sunrise on the Wicklow Hills” and it was a struggle to get fourteen or fifteen Wicklow songs. It would appear that there was a dearth of songwriters in the Garden County.  All that has changed. Wicklow singer/songwriter Barry Kinane is bringing out an album, “The Hills above the Valley.”

    All are Wicklow songs which, in the true ballad tradition, tell tales of love, hardship, tragedy, hope and humour.

The Hills Above the Valley.

Where Brook waters Flow.

Biddy Mulvey and the Landgrabber.

Mrs O’s Delight.

Mary.

Cockahoof.

The Ballyknockan Band.

Ballinahown.

A Stonecutter’s Journey.

Madonna and Lion.

 All tracks are composed by Barry.

  Barry, who grew up in Ballyknockan is married with two children and lives in Carrigacurra, overlooking the beautiful Blessington Lakes.   He has been a songwriter and composer of music most of his life and I started playing in bands as a teenager.

     In the past decade he has released eight albums, five with critical acclaimed band Glyder, a solo album, a project album with “Maggie Simpson” and an album with The Whole Hog Band. His music has been played on BBC, RTE and their equivalent stations in Sweden, Germany and Norway as well as rock shows all over the world. A track was played on the legendary “Nights with Alice Cooper” show which was syndicated all over the world. While in Glyder he toured all over Europe and opened for international acts like Metallica, Slash, Thin Lizzy and many more. Glyder were a well-respected band in the rock scene in UK and Europe and the albums were released internationally on SPV (Steamhammer) for Europe and USA and JVC Victor for Asia. In 2010 I released a solo album, “A lifetime to Kill” described as “folk prog” by Hot Press magazine. It featured Johnny Cash’s bass player Dave Rorick as well as top Irish musicians Rob Strong and Pat McManus. It got favourable press and some airplay in Ireland on RTE and regional shows.

   He recently released a country and Bluegrass album, which he recorded and produced in his own studio with The Whole Hog Band album called “Ordinary Days”. It features some of Ireland’s finest bluegrass musicians. It received the award of best debut album at the Leinster Entertainment Awards.

Barry has  been finalist in many song writing competitions and in 2014  won the prestigious  Sean McCarthy Ballad writing competition in Listowel, Co. Kerry, says “ I have written in many styles ranging from rock, folk, country, metal, pop and soul.”

   The CD is due for release in Mid-November and will be available from Barry at; bat.kinane@gmail.comBarry

Mattie Lennon

mattielennon@gmail.com

 

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PM Press- UNDERSTANDING JIM CROW


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the discourse and actions of radical writers, filmmakers, and artists
Help us publish Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice by Dr. David Pilgrim
Learn about the book and tax-deductible rewards HERE
“One of the most important contributions to the study of American history that I have ever experienced.” —-Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African American Research and contributor to Understanding Jim Crow

We launched a Kickstarter campaign to print 5,000 copies of Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice by David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia.

This book is an essential resource and teaching tool to understand the historical and current climate of race relations and systemic racism in America. The book is finished and ready to print. We just need your support to help get the book into as many hands as possible. The more pre-orders we get, the more copies we can make (and the less expensive it will be per copy to print). Please donate generously and share widely. Donations from U.S. citizens will be tax deductible. Thanks very much in advance for the support!

See images and sample text and pre-order your copy of the book HERE.

About the book:

For many people, especially those who came of age after landmark civil rights legislation was passed, it is difficult to understand what it was like to be an African American living under Jim Crow segregation in the United States. Most young Americans have little or no knowledge about restrictive covenants, literacy tests, poll taxes, lynchings, and other oppressive features of the Jim Crow racial hierarchy. Even those who have some familiarity with the period may initially view racist segregation and injustices as relics of a distant, shameful past. A proper understanding of race relations in this country must include a solid knowledge of Jim Crow—-how it emerged, what it was like, how it ended, and its impact on the culture.

Understanding Jim Crow introduces readers to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, a collection of more than ten thousand contemptible collectibles that are used to engage visitors in intense and intelligent discussions about race, race relations, and racism. The items are offensive. They were meant to be offensive. The items in the Jim Crow Museum served to dehumanize blacks and legitimized patterns of prejudice, discrimination, and segregation.

Using racist objects as teaching tools seems counterintuitive—-and, quite frankly, needlessly risky. Many Americans are already apprehensive discussing race relations, especially in settings where their ideas are challenged. The museum and this book exist to help overcome our collective trepidation and reluctance to talk about race.

Featuring hundreds of images on 208 oversized pages in full color, and with context provided by the museum’s founder and director David Pilgrim, Understanding Jim Crowis both a grisly tour through America’s past and an auspicious starting point for racial understanding and healing.

Printing thousands of books with full-color images is expensive, especially since we choose to print in the USA with employee-owned printer Thomson-Shore. We want to keep printing costs down so the book can be as accessible as possible. The more pre-orders we receive, the more books we can print! Further, all royalties will go to the Jim Crow Museum.

Copublished by Friends of PM Press and Between the Lines in Canada.


About the author:

Dr. David Pilgrim is a professor, orator, human rights activist, and one of this country’s leading experts on issues relating to multiculturalism, diversity, and race relations. He is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum, the largest, publicly accessible collection of racist artifacts in the country with over 10,000 pieces located at Ferris State University. He has been interviewed by NPR, Time magazine, BBC, and dozens of newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe,Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. His award-winning films and writings are used by scholars, students, and civil rights workers to better understand historical and contemporary expressions of racism.
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Abingdon Theatre Companyt- 2015 Gala: REFLECTIONS OF STARLIGHT A BENEFIT DINNER PARTY

We invite you to attend.

Please join us Monday, October 26 to honor
JANE GREENWOOD, HEATHER HENDERSON
& MARK D. SENDROFF
ABINGDON’S 2015 GALA:
REFLECTIONS OF STARLIGHT
A BENEFIT DINNER PARTY

ESPACE


635 West 42nd Street
, NYCSpecial Appearances by
Lucie Arnaz, Walter Bobbie, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka,
Frank Langella, Linda Lavin, Roberta Maxwell, Marilyn Maye,
Billy Stritch, Holland Taylor and others to be announced.

Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander

Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction – 6:00pm
Dinner, Entertainment & Live Auction – 7:00pmIndividual tickets start at $500.

Call 866-811-4111 or Click HERE to Buy Tickets.

Or RSVP to Barbara Toy
at 212-868-2055 or btoy@abingdontheatre.org
by Monday, October 12, 2015.

 

 
Proceeds benefit Abingdon Theatre Company and its mission to develop and produce new plays. Your generous support of Abingdon and our 2015-2016 Season is greatly appreciated. Click HERE to donate, or visit http://www.abingdontheatre.org for information about all our mainstage productions, including JB Reich’s Cut Throat, directed by Mark Waldrop, with performances running October 2-25 in the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre.
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Odyssey Storytelling- Presents HOME October 1, 2015

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Odyssey Storytelling Presents!

Home

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Home. Is it where we’re from? Someplace we’re seeking? Or the road in between? What makes a house a home? What makes a community a home? And what doesn’t? Come listen to the stories about how and where, at the end of the day, we finally rest our heads and hang our hats..

Storytellers: Marge Pellegrino, Martha Retallick, Monica Bauer, Beth Surdut, Israel Gonzalez, and Brad Lancaster!

For storyteller bios, visit our website.

This show is curated by Jennifer Nowicki Clark. 

Buy tickets here!

Show @ 7pm, Doors open at 6:30
The Screening Room: 127 E. Congress St.

Tickets $8
Students $6!! (with valid ID at door)

Have you visited The Screening Room’s fabulous concession stand? There’s beer, wine, and excellent snacks. They’ll even place an order for you with Empire Pizza and have it delivered to your seat. Who knew?!

*Advance ticketing is now open seating (not a specific seat). Be sure to PRINT YOUR TICKETS at home and show them at the door.

Where do I park downtown?

Got Stories? We want them.

To submit your story for consideration, send us a one-paragraph synopsis of your story and a brief bio about you.

Don’t be shy-we have a rehearsal and offer lots of guidance. 

Need more info?

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Call: 520-730-4112

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