Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy 25th Anniversary to Jack Straw! 25 Hours of Literary and Musical Events


That's me in the purple sweater happily writing at Hedgebrook a few years ago...

Jack Straw's 50th Anniversary
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Jack Straw's 50th Anniversary Performance Celebration 
Friday, June 15, 7pm - Saturday,  June 16, 8pm Jack Straw Productions/ Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 98105
Free and open to the public!
In celebration of our 50th birthday, Jack Straw Productions will present 25 straight hours of music, literary, and other performance from alumni of our artist residencies. Performances and readings will occur concurrently in Jack Straw's studio and gallery spaces, resulting in 50 hours of artists reflecting Jack Straw's deep and diverse commitment to the arts. This event will be free and open to the public at all hours. Hollow Earth Radio will broadcast continuously from Jack Straw for the duration of the event as well.
Musical and sound performers include Kofi AnangAntone BrothersAnzanga Marimba Ensemble, members of Aono Jikken EnsemblePhillip ArnautoffTom Baker Quartet with special guests William O. Smith and Fran├žois HouleRandal Bays, Robert Blatt, Samantha Boshnack and Chris CreditHank Bradley and Cathie Whitesides, NF Chase and Robin LorentzAugust DenhardDromenoEye Music, Amber FlameBeth FleenorLori Goldston,Jay HamiltonSrivani JadeJessika Kenney and Eyvind KangSusie KozawaTiffany Lin and Paul KikuchiRachel MatthewsRobert MillisMonktail Creative Music ConcernDean MooreRoger NelsonMelanie Noel (performing a new piece by Gust Burns), Victor Noriega,William Chapman NyahoOne World TaikoSean OsbornMichael Owcharuk and Paul KemmishJim PageJovino Santos-NetoSeattle Baroque SoloistsSeattle Historical Arts for KidsSeattle Percussion CollectiveChristian SwensonJohn TeskeUrtnasanTom Varner and Eric Barber, and Matt Weiner and Del Rey.

Curators and alumni from the Jack Straw Writers Program reading include Kathleen Alcala,Elizabeth AustenAnna BalintJanee BaugherLaurie BlaunerMatt BriggsJohn Burgess,Wendy CallBill CartyKent ChadwickMartha ClarksonKevin CraftRachel Dilworth,Waverly FitzgeraldKathleen FlennikenGabriela Frank, Noel FranklinFelicia GonzalezKip GreenthalEsther Altshul HelfgottLaura HirschfieldPaul HunterStephanie Kallos, Anne Liu KellorDon KentopBharti Kirchner, Larry LaurenceJared LeisingCarol Light,Rebecca LoudonMarjorie ManwaringCarlos MartinezMaliha MasoodAnne McDuffieTed McMahonRebecca MeredithJohn MifsudDonna MiscoltaPaul NelsonDoug NuferPeter PereiraBelle RandalSusan RichJudith RocheRiz RollinsClaudia RoweDavid SchmaderJudith SkillmanJT StewartPeggy SturdivantMitsu SundvallMichael Dylan Welch, Diane WestergardKatharine WhitcombCarletta Carrington Wilson, and Deborah Woodard.

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