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Carmen Lundy is in town Thurs.-Fri., June 16-17, 2011, with her trio featuring Anthony Wonsey on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, and Jamison Ross on drums. I have tickets for her 10 PM show at Yoshi's Jack London Square. If you are interested drop me a line at wanda@wandaspicks.com
Here's the plan, but as with all things, stay loose just in case something changes (smile):Carmen Lundy, composer/singer, "Solamente," 8 AM, Ms. Lundy will be performing at the Culver City Club, lobby, Radisson Hotel, 6161 W.Centinela Avenue, Culver City, August 22, 7 PM. The cover is $15, (310) 649-1776 x4137. Visit www.carmenlundy.com Next in the studio is Mary Monroe, author of God Ain't Blind. She will be at Marcus Books in Oakland, 3900 MLK Jr. Way, (510) 652-2344, Aug. 21, at 6:30 PM. and Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, 12:30 PM, at the Alexander Book Company, 50 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, (415) 495-2992.Visit www.marymonroe.org and email her at authorauthor5409@aol.com. She answers all mail. Black August honors the memory of Comrade George Jackson, so this morning his friends, comrades, and admirers, Sundiata Tate, Kiilu Nyasha, Shaka AtThinin, and Nadra Foster, will talk about his legacy and work. Walter Rodney's tribute, piece written 30 years ago sheds light on what happened and puts into then current political and social context: http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/rodneyjackson.html We close with director Jennifer Grausman, "Pressurer Cooker," the story of a wonderful teacher who cares, Mrs. Stephenson, Culinary Arts faculty, a program she started in 1999, at Frankford High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she has been teaching this and other courses, like the current cheerleading, for the past 40 years. The film director's father founded the C-CAP awards program. Visit http://www.ccapinc.org