Saturday, November 28, 2009

One Hour With Leslie Fineberg: Lily Moon Henna

 


 

One Hour With Leslie Fineberg: Euphraxia and Lily Moon Henna - we speak of the history, culture of dance and mehndi: (Leslie is Certified in Henna and Dance) thank you Leslie I learned so much about the beaty of dance and mehndi and how we apply that in our lives daily inherently:

http://www.thinktwiceradio.com/sue-marie/sue-marie.html

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give Local: WNY Artists & The Buffalo City Mission

On Friday December 11th, at 7pm, Nomad Magazine, in conjunction with Salvatore's Italian Gardens, The Buffalo Downtowner, Starlight Gallery and Sweetness_7 Cafe are combing forces to support The Buffalo City Mission during the holidays.  Along with the second release of Buffalo's newest Art and Literary Magazine (Nomad), ”Give Local" is an incentive to support art, music, business and organizations of Buffalo and Western New York. 

This event, free and open to all public, combines donated artwork from area artists, local music and holiday gift buying.  Sweetness_7 Cafe is providing coffee, tea, and desserts; while Salvatore's Italian Gardens is providing food for those in attendance on December 11th at Starlight Gallery.  Music provided by:  Mike DiSanto:  7:10 - 7:50, Mel Latimer:  7:55 - 8:50, and Bob Buckley  8:55 - 9:55.

Those who make a $20 donation to The Buffalo City Mission on December 11th will be given a raffle ticket.  After dinner and beverages, ticket numbers will be called and ticket-holders will be invited to select a piece of original Buffalo art on a first-come, first-serve basis. Raffle ticket sales (donations) begin at 7:00 pm.

The Buffalo City Mission founded in 1917, is a not-for-profit organization that provides preventative, emergency and long-term recovery services to thousands of men, women and children who are homeless or impoverished. The Mission includes the Women and Children’s Shelter (Cornerstone Manor), Men’s Community Center, Mission Motor Vehicle Donation Program, and two thrift store locations to better serve our community. Contact:   www.buffalocitymission.org or 854-8181.

Starlight Studio & Art Gallery provides an open art studio environment with individual guidance for the cultivation of artistic expression for people with disabilities.  Created by Learning Disabilities Association of WNY, artists at Starlight have the opportunity to work with a variety of mediums and artists.  Contact:  starlight@starlightstudios.org
,  716-842-1525, www.starlightstudio.org.

Salvatore's Italian Gardens, has earned the coveted Triple A 3 Diamond Award and the “Millennium International Award of Excellence” in Las Vegas as one of America’s top 100 restaurants of the 20th century.  Contact:  Joseph/Russell Salvatore, salvatores@salvatores.net
, 716 - 683-7990, www.Salvatores.net.

The Buffalo Downtowner is a monthly newspaper published in Buffalo and directed to the people, events of the City of Buffalo and its suburban environs.  The Buffalo Downtowner is distributed monthly to venues throughout Downtown Buffalo and its suburbs as well as Allentown & Elmwood Villages, the Hertel and Chippewa strips, the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport and the Duty Free Shop in Canada.  Contact:   PaulMcQuillen@TheBuffaloDowntowner.com, www.TheBuffaloDowntowner.com, 716-771-9450.


Nomad Magazine is an art and literary magazine functioning as a portable gallery focusing on local talents since 2008.  Nomad Magazine, created by Editor Erica Eichelkraut, gathers, packages and shares art and literary works with the public distributed for free around Buffalo. Contact:  Erica Eichelkraut, NomadBuffalo@gmail.com, www.NomadBuffalo.com.  

Sweetness_7 Cafe/Grant Street Gallery, located at 216-220 Grant Street, is a cheerful, comfortable neighborhood cafe and local artist community.  Prish Moran, owner, provides a fine coffeehouse for the people while continually providing support for the communities of Buffalo that are less fortunate.  Contact:  716- 883- 1783, www.GrantStreetGallery.net
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For event information, view/download flier HERE, and donate artwork to this cause:   Erica Eichelkraut, www.NomadBuffalo.com
, NomadBuffalo@gmail.com

Come on down to Starlight Studio & Art Gallery 340 Delaware Avenue Buffalo NY 716.842.1525 on Dec 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm to support our city, enjoy fine food and beverages, listen to great local talent and purchase a Christmas gift for a loved one, all while supporting The Buffalo City Mission. $20 dollars feeds 10 people.  Keep the money in our city.  Support local art, music, business and organizations.  



WNY Artists are giving tiny gifts to make a big difference.  Be a part of the art. 


Give Local. 




Susan Marie Public Relations
www.susanmarie.info
www.thinktwiceradio.com
New York USA 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sweetness_7 Cafe: Share the Love, Share the Holidays


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(Buffalo, NY) - Beginning Thursday December 3rd, Sweetness_ 7 Cafe and The Christmas spirit present a series of holiday themed events entitled, "Share the Love, Share the Holidays", to raise money for less fortunate families on the West Side of Buffalo. Sweetness_ 7 Café is located at 216-220 Grant Street (at Lafayette) Buffalo NY 14213 (716) 883-1783.  Prish Moran, proprietor, maintains a cheerful, comfortable neighborhood café  within the local artists’ community. 

Schedule of events:

  • Thursday, December 3rd: MAMA MIA NIGHT - For the mamas in da’ house! Let your man stay home and watch that blasted game. The real fun will be here! Dine, drink and dance your dupa off! Bell-bottoms and glitter ARE mandatory!

  • Thursday, December 10th: HOLIDAYS WITH THE HEROES - They protect your neighborhood, they rescue your cat from a tree. Now watch ‘em cook! And cook they will in their Village People themed outfits! Ring the bell, watch ‘em dance! BBQ and beer will be the order of the evening – feathered headdresses optional.

  • Tuesday, December 15th: POTLUCK AND PRESENT NIGHT - Bring a dish, bring a toy, sing your heart out to Christmas Carol Karaoke. Rub elbows and dangle mistletoe with your favorite local actors, artists and musicians. Come on, let’s see how really talented these folks are!

  • Thursday, December 17th: A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS - Nothin’ warms you up on a cold December eve like Marvin Gaye and Martha and the Vandellas. And there ain’t nothin’ like a Motown Christmas! And there ain’t nothin’ better for the soul than soul food and helping those that need it! So, there ain’t nothin’ to keep you away!

  • December Sunday TBD: BRUNCH WITH BACH AND THE BIG GUY - No black tie. No pearls. Just good music and a wonderful brunch for you and your family. And, if we’re lucky, ol’ Saint Nick may just drop in for a nip and to hear some Christmas wishes!

The Thursday events are only $50, all inclusive (food, alcohol and band-aids for the dance induced blisters), the Brunch and the Potluck are price TBD. (If you have a family in mind, please submit their story to the website or post to the Sweetness_7 Facebook page). All proceeds will be anonymously donated to West Side families in need. 


Starting Dec 3, get to Sweetness_7 (by Grant Street Gallery) and help families in need while supporting one of many local businesses crucial to the staple and economy of this city. Check out the website and make sure you drop a line on the website and visit the facebook page.   Moran states, ""One of the fine characteristics of this coffee house is our people. We do our best to provide enjoyment in the workplace. We take pride in our people and continue to encourage innovation and excitement."     

Share the Love, Share the Holidays and give forward, it comes right back to you.

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Susan Marie Public Relations
http://www.susanmarie.info
http://www.thinktwiceradio.com
New York USA 2009

Free Henry! Summers on Neptune in All About Jazz

Free Henry!:  Summers on Neptune


All About Jazz

By Susan Marie

"Sometimes, everybody's getting in my mind / Oh Lord, I can't break through this time / sometimes, there can be no reason or rhyme / for the things I cannot rewind."

"Smoke," the first tune on Free Henry's! new release, "Summers On Neptune," embodies everything currently void in the music industry. Poetically, artistically, and lyrically, "Smoke" is radio ready. "When you're there you know / you gotta swim towards the waterline / scrape for the waterline / swing on a vine to a canopy / it cannot be these senses around." Press play and listen to "Smoke" when defining perfection.

"Summers on Neptune," produced and arranged by Free Henry!, is an 10 track masterpiece recorded at Introspec Studios. Featuring the finest Visual Art Design of Michael LaDuca, (The Corporate Jesters, Inc), mastering by Audio Magic Studios (Mike Rorick) in Buffalo, NY, and guest saxophonist, Nate Feder. The entire CD is 100% USA made down to the recycled paper and plastic. Photography credits include: Matthew Buckley and Ryan Richards, (Richards also engineered and mixed), causing this entire release to be created by Buffalo based business and artists.



summers on neptune.jpg

Free Henry! Is made up of Bob Buckley: vocals, lyrics, acoustic guitar, piano / Derek Presti: bass guitar, piano / Alex Foote: electric/acoustic guitars, piano and Pat Mannella: drums and percussion. Free Henry! has begun a revolutionary intensity redefining rock and roll, jazz, blues and pop. They take what was, create what needs to be, melding that into their own sound.

"Sailboat Senses" is intuitive and cohesive. "Spirits are so high, and we're walking through the next day / we're searching for a brighter way to get a little bit more sunshine / and all of these good people have an open invitation to this happy conversation." Bob soars with a spectral vocal range while Pat is driven with his military-neo rock percussion. Alex just makes his Fender wail with a groovy wah wah rock pop retro that compliments Derek on his jazzy back beat bass lines that bring them all full circle.

Listen to a live one-hour interview with the band on Think Twice Radio. The 2009 Buffalo Music Awards has nominated Free Henry! for Best Original Rock Band and Alexander Gavin Foote for Best Original Guitarist, vote here. Summers On Neptune", the 2009 release by Free Henry!, is available now available here. And go here for a free mp3 download of "Sailboat Senses". Free Henry is in constant flux.

They have performed with The Guess Who, Rusted Root and most recently in NYC. They are positive, uplifting, raw honest energy and continuously seek new places, cities and musicians to perform with and at. Every tune on "Summers On Neptune" is fantastic. Like every single song on this CD, each member of Free Henry! holds a gift, a surprise, insight and God given talent. Free Henry! may stand side by side, but each of them, like their songs, are complete, a work of art, divine.

Free Henry! recently won a Buffalo Music Award for Best Original Rock Band 2009.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

One Hour With The BloodThirsty Vegans




Check out this awesome clip on the BTV website  


One hour interview with The BloodThirsty Vegans: Alex Mead, (My Rap Name Is Alex), Janna Willoughby, (MC Vendetta), Dave Harter, Bryan (Brrrn) Lohr and Kim. A rotating musical family based on having fun, making music, creating peace and speaking the truth through music.

Their new CD, "Let The Feast Begin" is fantastic and due for release December 2009. Please listen as we talk about how they came about, storytelling, Nickel City, Dave's drum set, Brrn's anti Christmas and spectacular versions of "Do You Even Know", "Class War", and "Buffalove."

Thank you Alex, Janna, Brrrn, Dave, Kim and Ben (who is off creating his own world peace.) I had so much fun and you are raising consciousness with your music. Keep going, don't look back, laugh, and keep dancing.

Listen HERE



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ken Rutkowski: Response To Love Center: the ThanksgivingGIVING

Eight years ago, the owner of Outer Limit Recording Studio, Ken Rutkowski, recalled a story told by his mentor of a Thanksgiving tradition of giving that he started years before, based on his poor childhood. Despite his own financial struggles, the power of the story inspired Ken to start his own tradition, now called the Thanksgiving GIVING.”

Following his mentor’s advice Ken contacted Sister Johnice and The Response To Love Center, an organization in an impoverished area. Ken asked if a meal could be taken to an individual or a family in need. He literally scraped together enough money to deliver a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, yams, corn, pies, whipped cream, juice, coffee, milk, etc. - everything one could possibly need for a bountiful Thanksgiving meal. This began an annual tradition between Outer Limit Recording Studio and Sister Johnice.

In 1985, the The Response to Love Center was founded to begin a ministry to the East Side of Buffalo. Sr. Mary Johnice, CSSF, a core of Felician Sisters and countless volunteers transformed the first and second floors of a former parish school building into a compassionate haven for the poor. The Center is dedicated to helping poverty-stricken individuals and families. We empower people to take responsibility for their lives and encourage self-sufficiency through dignity and compassion. We develop relationships with individuals and introduce them to people and programs that will assist with their individual problems and needs.

Since Ken began this in 2002, donations have doubled each year. It has become a moving experience for so many people who depend on it now for nourishment, holiday spirit, and most of all a renewed sense of goodwill. It is Ken’s deepest desire not to have to turn anyone away. Last year his commitment doubled to 64 meals amounting to over $3,200, much of it coming out of his own pocket. Close friends and family, a large number of Outer Limit Recording Studio clients, and corporate sponsors also made contributions to help reach that goal. Keeping with that tradition, Ken is committed to giving 128 Thanksgiving meals for 2009, requiring roughly $6,400.

This year, Ken is asking for help from anyone willing to join in and participate through a donation. Outer Limit Recording Studio is offering a recording incentive for anyone willing to help. If interested, you can contact Ken at the studio at 886-0554 for more details. Please join Ken and Outer Limit Recording Studio in this year’s donation and share in capturing the wonderful feeling of a “Thanksgiving GIVING!”

Families provided with Thanksgiving Dinners: 2002: 1 Family 2003: 2 Families 2004: 4 Families 2005: 8 Families 2006: 16 Families 2007: 32 Families 2008: 64 Families.

How you can help:
Food and drink list to fulfill the goal: 128 turkeys (28 - 20lbs. or more, 100 - 20lbs.), 128 cans of cranberry sauce, 128 small boxes of stuffing, 128 cans of corn/carrots, 128 large cans of yams, 128 boxes of instant mashed potatoes, 128 half-gallon milk containers, 128 half-gallon juice containers, 128 desserts, 128 tubs of whipped topping, 768 servings of coffee (6 per family), 768 servings of tea (6 per family), 128 packages of dinner rolls, 128 packages of butter, Some susbstitutions are fine. If money can be saved, then more families can get what they need. Generic/store brand/name brand products are all fine.

Contact: Outer Limit Recording Studio 1313 Walden Avenue Buffalo NY 14211. To catch Ken and his volunteers in action before Thanksgiving or during delivery, please call him at: 716.886.0554.

Help a small local business with a very big heart spread goodwill this Holiday Season.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Texas Homos: Buffalo United Artists: Premiere Nov 13


(Buffalo, NY) - On Friday, November 13, Buffalo United Artists (The BUA Theatre) located at 119 W. Chippewa Street Downtown Buffalo, premieres "Texas Homos" by Jan Buttran. This production runs from November 13 - December 5, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Directed by Javier Bustillos, the cast features: Eric Rawski, Chris Kelly, Kurt Erb, Darryl Hart, and Caitlin Coleman.

The production:
Cecil and Jim Bob have been caught engaging in gay sex in a police sting at a public restroom in Tyler, Texas. Since one is the town doctor and the other a preacher, and since both have wives, and children, this creates more than a few problems. A third man caught in the sting complicates matter further: he thinks they should all enter a guilty plea and become gay heroes. Comic and compelling!

Tickets: $23.00 general admission, $20.00 for seniors, $18.00 for members, $15.00 for students. Group rates are available. Cash only please, no credit cards. Check accepted from BUA Angels only. Check out the BUA's 24 hr reservation line at: 716- 886-9239 and visit them online. Directions.

Buffalo United Artists is a self-supporting collective of professional theater artists working constantly to create accessible, professional-quality theater consistent with the great passion we feel for our art. We do not shy away from controversy, nor do we direct our production choices towards mass appeal or popular opinion. We believe one of the greatest endeavors we can pursue is to use our craft to play an active and visible role in the service of our community. We aspire to present theater that entertains, enlightens, and captures the imagination.

The BUA (1992-2009) has produced more than 120 diverse shows in theatres all over the area. They are very proud to have brought some of the most challenging theater to Buffalo, and to be able to claim a number of firsts for our area. Some highlights include: The Boys in the Band , Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove , Ten Percent Revue , The Baltimore Waltz, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love , Poor Super Man , Jeffrey , and Love! Valour! Compassion! BUA is committed more than ever to uniting the finest performers in the city to bring you a provocative array of plays.

BUA does not produce plays for the goal of making money. They produce theater they feel has a message that needs to be heard in our community. BUA uses theater as a vehicle for social change, outreach, and a means of communicating important aspects of the human experience that Buffalo audience members might not otherwise view and explore. They do so with attention to artistic excellence, an eye on what is current and pertinent in today's world of theater, a passion for achieving and maintaining the highest possible standard of artistry and integrity, while constantly challenging themselves to strive for even greater goals.

BUA is a proud member of The Theater Alliance of Buffalo. They are also recipients of Artie Awards in numerous varied genres. To support BUA (as a Buffalo Angel for $25): Buffalo United Artists P.O. Box 687 Buffalo, New York 14205 (716) 886-9239. Angels will receive production announcements and discounted ticket prices for almost all BUA productions (fund-raisers, special presentations and co-productions may not be included). Angels are also entitled to two tickets for the price of one for the first weekend of most of our productions with a listing in programs as a BUA Angel. Join their mailing list here: feedback form.

Support our local theatre, actors, artists, organizations. It is an integral part of Western New York.


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http://www.susanmarie.info
http://www.thinktwiceradio.com
New York USA 2009

© 2009 Buffalo United Artists, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Buffalo, New York U.S.A.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Give Local: WNY Artists & The Buffalo City Mission

On Friday December 11th, 2009, at 7pm, NOMAD Art & Lit Magazine will be hosting a "Give Local" holiday fundraiser for Buffalo City Mission, in conjunction with Salvatore's Italian Gardens, The Buffalo Downtowner, Starlight Gallery and Sweetness 7 Cafe. "Give Local" is an incentive to support art, music, business and organizations of Buffalo and Western New York.

This event, free and open to all public, combines donated artwork from area artists, (including photographs, paintings, drawings, small poetry books, jewelry, sculptures), local music and holiday gift buying on December 11 at Starlight Gallery. Food and beverage provided by Sweetness 7 Cafe and Salvatore's Italian Gardens. Music and sound donated by by WAM (a group of local writers/artists/musicians that hold monthly events, showcasing new talent and connecting the Buffalo creative community.

Those who make a $20 donation to The Buffalo City Mission on December 11, will be given a ticket upon donation. At 8:30pm, after dinner and beverages, ticket numbers will be called and ticket-holders will be invited to select a piece of original Buffalo art, on a first-come-first-serve basis, ticket sale (donation) begins at 7pm.

The Buffalo City Mission
founded in 1917, is a not-for-profit organization that provides preventative, emergency and long-term recovery services to thousands of men, women and children who are homeless or impoverished. The Mission includes: Women and Children’s Shelter (Cornerstone Manor); the Men’s Community Center; the Mission Motors Vehicle Donation Program; and two thrift store locations to better serve our community.
Contact: 854-8181.

NOMAD Magazine is an art and literary magazine functioning as a portable gallery focusing on local talents and will be celebrating the release of their second issue at this event. NOMAD Magazine, created by Editor Erica Eichelkraut, gathers, packages and shares art and literary works with the public distributed for free around Buffalo. Contact: Erica Eichelkraut, nomadBuffalo@gmail.com.

Starlight Studio & Art Gallery
, (across from Babeville and Hallwalls) 340 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202, provides an open art studio environment with individual guidance for the cultivation of artistic expression for people who have disabilities. Created by Learning Disabilities Association of WNY, artists at Starlight have the opportunity to work with a variety of mediums and artists. Contact: starlight@starlightstudios.org, 716-842-1525.

Salvatore's Italian Gardens, open since 1967, earned the coveted Triple A 3 Diamond Award and the “Millennium International Award of Excellence” in Las Vegas Nevada as one of America’s top 100 restaurants of the 20th century. Located at 6461 Transit Rd, Depew NY 14043, Joseph and Russell Salvatore are responsible for one of the most beautiful restaurants in the world. Contact: Joseph/Russell Salvatore, salvatores@salvatores.net, 716 - 683-7990.

The Buffalo Downtowner is a monthly newspaper published in Buffalo, NY directed to the people, events and the city of Buffalo and its environs. Distributed monthly to over 100 venues in Downtown, Allentown & Elmwood Villages and Duty Free Canada. Contact: TheDowntowner@TheBuffaloDowntowner.com., 716-771-9450.

Sweetness_ 7 Cafe/Grant Street Gallery, located at 216-220 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213, is cheerful, comfortable neighborhood cafe and local artists community. Prish Moran, owner, provides a fine coffeehouse for the people while continually providing support for the communities of Buffalo that are less fortunate. Contact: 716- 883- 1783.

For event information, view/download flier, and donate artwork to this cause, contact : Erica Eichelkraut, NomadBuffalo@gmail.com. The donated artwork is due Dec 1st, a gallery preview will be on display Dec 4 at Starlight and the event is on Dec. 11 at 7pm.

Come on down to Starlight Gallery on Dec 11, 2009 at 7pm to support our city, enjoy fine food and beverages, listen to great local talent and purchase a holiday gift for a loved one while supporting The Buffalo City Mission. $20 dollars feeds 10 people. Make a difference. Keep the money in our city. Support local art, music, business and organizations. WNY Artists are giving tiny gifts to make a big difference. Be a part of the art. Give Local.


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Susan Marie Public Relations
716-783-7067
www.SusanMarie.Info
Susan.Marie.1971@gmail.com
New York USA 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Nomad Magazine Winter Submissions/Starlight Gallery


A message from The Editor of Nomad Magazine, Erica Eickelkraut:

Thank you again for another wonderful round of submissions to NOMAD! Don't miss our release party, 12/11 at Starlight Gallery! Free food, live music and a chance to walk with a piece of original, local art for a donation to The Buffalo City Mission. More details to follow but please save the date!

Also, there are still a few advertising spots available for this issue, rates start at just $55! Reach a creative/interested audience with a full-color ad in a booklet they will hold on to. More info: www.nomadbuffalo.com/advertise

As always, you can follow us at www.nomadbuffalo.com to keep up with events and updates.

Please find the list of accepted artists/writers below:

Alexander Brunner

Ashley Smith

Christine Serchia

Chuck Tingley

David Pierro

Geraldine Liquidano

Kaitlin Friscaro

Len Kagelmacher

Luke Copping

Lukia Costello

Mark Donnelly

Matt Buckley

Megan Szeliga

Patrick Willett

Peter Vullo

Roberta Schwartz

Ryan McGhee

Salvatore Scrivo

Sean Madden

David Kowalczyk

Oliver Morse

Rebecca Wilcox

Lynn Ciesielski

Raymond A Sherry

Matthew Crane

Susan Marie

Daniel Dorociak

Kyle Natoli

Susan M. Hutton

Peter Vullo

Charles D. J. Case.

Josh Smith

Michele Rose


There were several artists/writers who had multiple pieces that are a great fit for the style of the magazine, therefore a specific list of accepted works/titles will be released after layout is complete and final selections are made.

Thank you & continue to spread the word!

--

Erica Eichelkraut, Editor
NOMAD Magazine
Art + Word from the Buffalo Herd
www.nomadbuffalo.com

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

ARTISTS: Call for Work: Give Local

We’re seeking tiny gifts, to make a big impact
Donate your art to make a difference in our community

"GIVE LOCAL" EVENT:

Every winter, thousands of people face the Buffalo weather without adequate shelter, food or clothing. NOMAD Art & Lit Mag is determined to help. During our winter release party on 12/11, guests who donate $20 to City Mission, an organization housing, helping and feeding Buffalo’s homeless, will be invited to select a piece of local, original artwork to take home.
A gift for a gift!

ARTISTS : HOW TO CONTRIBUTE:

Simply, donate a small piece of your art. Photographs, paintings, drawings, small poetry books, jewelry, small sculptures... anything sized 6x6” or less. All work will be suspended and should be mounted or ready to hang for window display, as part of a large collection of small works. Will be on display at Starlight Gallery, 340 Delaware Avenue.
Public preview beginning 12/04.

Think fundraiser. But a fun, up-for-grabs, exciting holiday fundraiser with live music & great food, celebrating local talent for an incredible cause, keeping money in Buffalo...
Be a part of the ART!

WORK DROP OFF:

Starlight Gallery
340 Delaware Avenue
Monday 12/01, 12pm-5pm


SHOW PREVIEW:
Opens Friday 12/04


EVENT & SALE OF WORKS:
Friday 12/11, 7pm


Sponsored by: NOMAD Art & Lit Publication, Susan Marie Public Relations. Food graciously provided by Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant

Erica Eichelkraut, Editor

NOMAD Magazine
Art + Word from the Buffalo Herd


Free Henry!: Summers on Neptune In Buffalo Rising

Free Henry!:  Summers on Neptune


Buffalo Rising

By Susan Marie

"Sometimes, everybody's getting in my mind / Oh Lord, I can't break through this time / sometimes, there can be no reason or rhyme / for the things I cannot rewind."

"Smoke," the first tune on Free Henry's! new release, "Summers On Neptune," embodies everything currently void in the music industry. Poetically, artistically, and lyrically, "Smoke" is radio ready. "When you're there you know / you gotta swim towards the waterline / scrape for the waterline / swing on a vine to a canopy / it cannot be these senses around." Press play and listen to "Smoke" when defining perfection.

"Summers on Neptune," produced and arranged by Free Henry!, is an 1o track masterpiece recorded at Introspec Studios. Featuring the finest Visual Art Design of Michael LaDuca, (The Corporate Jesters, Inc), mastering by Audio Magic Studios (Mike Rorick) in Buffalo, NY, and guest saxophonist, Nate Feder. The entire CD is 100% USA made down to the recycled paper and plastic. Photography credits include: Matthew Buckley and Ryan Richards, (Richards also engineered and mixed), causing this entire release to be created by Buffalo based business and artists.



summers on neptune.jpg

Free Henry! Is made up of Bob Buckley: vocals, lyrics, acoustic guitar, piano / Derek Presti: bass guitar, piano / Alex Foote: electric/acoustic guitars, piano and Pat Mannella: drums and percussion. Free Henry! has begun a revolutionary intensity redefining rock and roll, jazz, blues and pop. They take what was, create what needs to be, melding that into their own sound.

"Sailboat Senses" is intuitive and cohesive. "Spirits are so high, and we're walking through the next day / we're searching for a brighter way to get a little bit more sunshine / and all of these good people have an open invitation to this happy conversation." Bob soars with a spectral vocal range while Pat is driven with his military-neo rock percussion. Alex just makes his Fender wail with a groovy wah wah rock pop retro that compliments Derek on his jazzy back beat bass lines that bring them all full circle.

Listen to a live one-hour interview with the band on Think Twice Radio. The 2009 Buffalo Music Awards has nominated Free Henry! for Best Original Rock Band and Alexander Gavin Foote for Best Original Guitarist, vote here. Summers On Neptune", the 2009 release by Free Henry!, is available now available here. And go here for a free mp3 download of "Sailboat Senses". Free Henry is in constant flux.

They have performed with The Guess Who, Rusted Root and most recently in NYC. They are positive, uplifting, raw honest energy and continuously seek new places, cities and musicians to perform with and at. Every tune on "Summers On Neptune" is fantastic. Like every single song on this CD, each member of Free Henry! holds a gift, a surprise, insight and God given talent. Free Henry! may stand side by side, but each of them, like their songs, are complete, a work of art, divine.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Zen, Art, and the Spiritual Path with Joel Lesses & Sue Marie

Joel Lesses: Unraveling Religion: Mysticism, Spirituality, and Awakening

For anyone who has a serious interest in the root of spirituality and religion, our own root, and human beings who have delved into the Great Matter, this is a work in progress for exploring our rich inner life. I am hopeful that it will deepen our understanding of Sutras, religious texts, poems, their relation to both Eastern and Western psychology, and the Self and all questions fundamental to our human existence.

11/1/09 Zen, Art, and the Spiritual Path with Sue Marie Horvatits
In this episode, Sue Marie and Joel Lesses dialogue about her writings, Zen, life, and the spiritual path. Sue Marie reads from her new work of prose, a stream of consciousness, beginning with "Awake" and ending with "Realization." Past lives, the gift of awareness and its relationship to psychology were mentioned. Please listen as these two friends search for meaning and the purpose of existence.

http://www.thinktwiceradio.com/joel-lesses/joel-lesses.html

Artists United For Human Rights On Think Twice Radio


Artists United For Human Rights

A global initiative beginning in Buffalo, NY where musicians, artists, business and community donated their time at Pearl Street Grill to educate and create awareness on all human rights focusing on the prevention of child abuse, violence and trafficking during Violence Awareness Month. This event supported two organizations: Prevent Child Abuse NY and Maiti Nepal with a focus on The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Click below to see press, pictures and PSA videos of the event with live audio.

http://www.thinktwiceradio.com/sue-marie/sue-marie.html


From my heart I wish to thank WNY's finest musicians, WNY's finest artisans, Natalie DeSilva (Pearl Street Grill), Colonel Patrick Cunningham (Buffalo Naval Park), Charles, Darryl Hopkins, Lemuel Bryant (sound & stage), Van Taylor Production, Richard Wicka (Think Twice Radio), Nomad Magazine, Poet Tree Magazine, Noa Bursie (this was her idea), and ALL people subject to defamation of human rights. May they one day be legal and binding.

Musicians:

Noa Bursie, Emile Latimer
Joni Russ
Lenny Revell, Tim Webb, Zuri Appleby
Buffalo Select Chorus & Linda Appleby
Gruvology
Derek McKeith & The Exoutics (Ron Walker)
Van Taylor Project (Tim Webb, Van Taylor, Jery Livingston)
Joyce Wilson Nixon Band
Lance Diamond
Sons of The King
Rob Falgiano
Free Henry!
The BloodThirsty Vegans

Artists:

Eco-Scents
Nomad Magazine
Poet Tree Magazine
Memorable Creations
Hyatts
Bass Reeves
Tara Nova
Allen Street Connection
MB Originals
Max Cruz
Artfully Aware
Egg Art
ee Photography
Friends of Maiti Nepal
Marti Gorman
Dr. Mark Donnelly


Peace,

Sue