Hoffman Center for the Arts
Saturday, May 27, 2017 |7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Brazilian Violin Trio joins three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene. Ted Falcon and Andrew Finn Magill are both multi-genre American violinists who after years of living in Brazil have become ambassadors of the growing Brazilian violin movement. Rounding out the trio is Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte, a giant of the contemporary Brazilian music scene and an award-winning composer and arranger.
Ted Falcon has released seven CDs, performed with many Brazilian legends including Hermeto Pascoal, Hamilton de Holanda and Dominguinhos and regularly with his various musical projects including 3 Violinos, 3 Continentes, Gypsy Jazz Club and the duo Ted and Pablo, a partnership with harmonica player Pablo Fagundes. Their CD, Ted & Pablo, Transcontinental Music Express, was pre-nominated for best instrumental record of the year in Brazil. Ted has written and published several books about Brazilian choro, forró, and frevo and is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Whittier College and a music teacher at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.
Multi-genre fiddler/violinist Andrew Finn Magill has toured four continents playing traditional Irish, bluegrass, jazz and choro and has performed with everyone from his own choro conjunto to Mike Marshall. He is a two-time All- Ireland fiddle finalist, Fulbright-MtvU fellow, and bandleader, leading O Finno and co-leading Violino no Choro. In 2014 he moved to Rio and began studying choro with Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik and Pedro Paes. In less than two years he had formed O Finno which has been featured in Rio performance series Viva o Talento, on MEC 98.1FM and twice in the prestigious Casa do Choro. His 2016 double-release Roots & Branches debuted at #47 on the folk DJ charts and he is regularly featured on NPR.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, 7-string guitarist Nando Duarte, has become one of the leaders of Brazil’s popular music re-awakening with Dino 7 cordas as his mentor and Luiz Otávio Braga and Hélio Delmiro among his professors. His career as a seven-string guitarist led him to play, arrange, and produce some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Elza Soares, Gal Costa, João Bosco, Zeca Pagodinho, Marisa Monte, and Ney Matogrosso. His musical “Sambra” (2015) with Diogo Nogueira was the first Musical ever to be presented on stage at Rio de Janeiro’s New Year’s Eve party on Copacabana beach with over 2 million people and is now competing for a Cannes Golden Lion. He was also the musical director for the “One Year to Go” Olympic show, the only pre-show for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.
To learn more about the music and the artists visit Finn McGill’s web site here
In the intimate setting of
Hoffman Center for the Arts
Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Indalo Wind is a Portland based acoustic ensemble led by father and son, Eric and Jacob Walter. Specializing in eclectic instrumental music, Indalo Wind offers up a unique blend of folk, blues, classical, and jazz, with melodic seasonings from around the world. With a repertoire that includes traditional songs from Italy, Ireland, and the Americas – as well as gypsy swing, Renaissance dance, flamenco, Japanese pop, and a host of unique originals – Indalo Wind plays music that is dramatically diverse, poetic, energetic, and thoughtfully entertaining.
For a third consecutive year, Indalo Wind will present a concert of acoustic world music at the lovely Hoffman Center for the Arts in the beautiful seaside town of Manzanita, Oregon. For this engagement, Indalo Wind founding members, Eric and Jacob Walter, will be joined by accordionist, Steve Cleveland.
ERIC WALTER is a poet, performer, and musician whose interests span diverse artistic worlds. He received a BA in Theater from Reed College in 1983 and worked for many years as an actor, director, and producer in Oregon, North Carolina and Colorado. He began writing poetry in 1992 and has since authored six books. He has played in numerous bands and performance ensembles, and created soundtracks for theater, dance, video, and spoken word projects.
JACOB WALTER is a senior pursuing the International Baccalaureate Diploma at Tigard Senior High School in Tigard, Oregon. He is a prize-winning guitarist and composer, and a dedicated volunteer at his school and in his community. He is employed part-time as an intern at Youth Music Project in West Linn, Oregon. Jacob released his debut solo album, Surfing in the Rain, in 2015
STEVE CLEVELAND is a musician, poet, and playwright currently living in Portland. He plays piano and accordion with various groups, including The Sportin’ Lifers, Johnnie Ward and the Sharkskin Revue, and The Hot Club Time Machine. He is also church musician at Mt. Carmel Lutheran. His book of poetry, The Gold That Falls onto the Table, is available from StringTown Press.
Liz Cole will again perform readings at the Hoffman Center on Wednesday, April 5 at 7p.m. In “You’ll Understand When You’re Older”, she will share stories from our childhoods–both traditional and unfamiliar – to see what we take away from these “simple” tales all these years later. Children’s stories aren’t just for children!
Audience members can look forward to an evening of beautiful readings followed by thoughtful conversation.
Liz Cole has had a long acting career on the professional stage, and has also made TV guest-star appearances on Seinfeld, ER, Star Trek, The Practice, Judging Amy, Las Vegas, and many others.
She originated the leading role in Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Wit in 1995, for which she received the L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Performance. She also tours with “The Wisdom of Wit,” her solo version of the play.
Liz has performed locally for various benefit events (Lower Nehalem Land Trust, Rinehart Clinic, Nehalem Valley Historical Society). She appeared in the original solo play Lost Pioneer, which she developed with Mark Beach and Portland playwright Ellen West. The play, presented seven times in this area, is based on the lives of three women who homesteaded in Tillamook County in the 1890s, and blends biographical data with historical imagination.
To find out more about Liz Cole’s career and watch a demo reel of selected TV appearances go to megancole.net.
There is a suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds will go to support the Hoffman Center’s programs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come early, seating is limited. Refreshments will be served.
The event will be held at the Hoffman Center for the Arts (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) (Further information is available at hoffmanblog.org <http://hoffmanblog.org> online or email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
CLASS IS FULL
The Manzanita Writers’ Series presents a workshop “Publishing Your Chapbook: for poetry chapbooks, books of short stories/essays” on April 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
We are currently enjoying a small press renaissance, with countless publishing options for emerging authors. From submitting to reputable chapbook publishers to creating handmade, locally printed, limited editions of your work, the world has never been more open to an author’s specific vision.
Join award-winning poet and literary agent John Sibley Williams for this hands-on workshop exploring the ins-and-outs of organizing and publishing your chapbook. For writers of both poetry and prose, “Publishing your Chapbook” will guide you all the way from inspiration to publication.
John Sibley Williams serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as both a literary agent and Marketing Director of Portland-based Inkwater Press. He is the editor of two Northwest literary anthologies and the author of nine poetry collections, including Disinheritance and Controlled Hallucinations. A five-time Pushcart nominee and winner of the Philip Booth Award, American Literary Review Poetry Contest, Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize, Confrontation Poetry Prize, and Vallum Award for Poetry, John has an MA in Creative Writing from Rivier College and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University.
The workshop will be held at the Hoffman Center for the Arts and tuition is $40
Register online by using the Add to Cart button below.
Coastal Soul presents “A Soulful Christmas”
Featuring LaNicia Williams and Gwendolyn Phillips Coates
Tis the season of holly and jolly! Come join LaNicia and her mom Gwendolyn as they share the joy of the holiday spirit through music on Friday, December 23rd from 7 – 9 pm at the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130. $15 at the door ages 12 and older and $5 ages 11 and younger. Light refreshments will be served.
LaNicia Williams grew up singing in her grandfather’s church. She remembers doing her first solo concert for her seventh birthday. Since moving to the coast in September of 2014, LaNicia has been sharing her love through food as owner of Coastal Soul and her love of music singing Motown favorites with local bands. LaNicia was raised in Redondo Beach, CA and comes from generations of singers and ministers.
Our guest vocalist is Gwendolyn Phillips Coates from Long Beach, CA. It is a special treat to have her on the north Coast singing with her daughter LaNicia. Gwendolyn is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her Christmas CD, “It’s Christmas, Rejoice!” The CD will be available for purchase for $10 at the concert and can also be purchased on amazon.com. She also has a contemporary gospel jazz CD, “Grateful”. Gwendolyn is an author (Waiting on My Lunch Date: A journey Through Grief and a Path to Joy), pastor, actress, mother of three (Faundsworth, LaNicia and Philip) and grandmother of 4.
Submit your one-act play! The Hoffman Center for the Arts is hosting a new one-act play competition. Submissions are due January 14, 2017. Each entry will be randomly assigned to one of three judges. All submissions will be blind submissions for judging (guidelines below). The top three submissions will be performed in a Reader’s Theater event at the HCA on Friday, June 9, 2017.
Anyone interested in participating in the Reader’s Theater contact Suzanne Jelineo at email@example.com.
Anne Osborne Coopersmith of Nehalem is an accomplished local actor with the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts, The Coaster and Riverbend Players. She has adapted material for and directed and read in readers theater as well as acted in multi-act plays.
George Dzundza of Tillamook is well known as a character actor for his roles on stage and in front of the camera, including among others “The Deer Hunter” and “Basic Instinct,” and performances on “Law & Order” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Dzunda has been involved in productions on Broadway, national tours, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, regional theater, dinner theater and community theater. He is founding member of the coastal nonprofit Rising Tide Productions and recently directed the play “I am My Own Wife” at NCRD in Nehalem.
Gail Balden is the author of The Coaster Theatre—A Dream Realized, a twenty-year history of the Coaster Theatre in Cannon Beach, and A Place to Play, a humorous tale of backstage life at the Coaster Theater that appeared in Oregon 150, a collection of stories by Oregon State University on the state’s 150 birthday in 2009. After adapting Charles Dicken’s, A Christmas Carol for the Coaster stage in the 1990’s, she went on to direct and star in numerous stage plays at the Coaster for fifteen years.
She is director of Creative Journeys, a writing institute originated on the Oregon Coast, and teaches writing classes and retreats in Oregon, Arizona, and Michigan.
Guidelines for submission of One-Act Play for Competition:
Note: if you’d like a detailed handout on One-Act Play writing please send a request to Suzanne Jelineo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Format: Microsoft Word document. Play title only on document; do not include your name. One act plays should be 30 minutes or less which equates to a script of 30 pages or fewer.
Play description should begin with brief description of setting and a list of characters, including any important characteristics (age, gender, etc.) Note: as these will be performed as Readers’ Theater, use stage directions sparingly if at all.
Character name should be in caps followed by dialog. Use one blank line after each character’s dialog, for readability.
- Send as an attachment by email to Sue Jelineo at Suzanne Jelineo <email@example.com> . Include in email message: Title of Play; your full name; Short writer’s bio, max 50 words.
- Deadline for submission: January 14, 2017.
- Judges choices of top 3 plays will be made by March 1. Plays will be performed as Readers’ Theater on Friday, June 9 at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.
Musicians who would like to get on a waiting list to perform should contact Michael Maginnis firstname.lastname@example.org
|June 5||Joe Wrabek|
|June 19||Peter Hinsbeeck and Scott Warren: Jazz Standards|
|June 26||Stay Tuned|
|July 3||Fred Lackaff|
|July 10||Frank and the Ferrets|
|July 17||Dona Miller CANCELLED|
|July 24||Manzanita Music Festival (various artists)|
|July 31||Rhythm Method|
|August 7||Sherrie Wolf and Sarah Wolf|
|August 14||Tsunami Drummers|
|August 21||Stay Tuned|
|August 28||Sedona Fire Band|
|September 4||Trillium Blue|