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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> . 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 email@example.com
|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|
If you’re in town on July 23rd-24th, be sure to stop by the Hoffman Gardens. We’re one of three venues for the inaugural Manzanita Music Festival. Just about every style of music will be on offer, along with . And it’s FREE!
Here’s the schedule for two of the Stages. There will also be activities in the Cascade Sotheby’s parking lot (where the Farmer’s Market is held on Fridays).
Saturday, July 23rd
|Time||Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens||Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda|
|1 pm||The Thomasian Trio w/ Maggie Kitson
(Jazz and Blues)
|Kate Morrison, Solo|
|2 pm||Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
|3 pm||The Junebugs
|4 pm||Maggie and the Kats
|5 pm||Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories
|Jenny Don’t and the Spurs|
|6 pm||Terry Robb
|7 pm- 9 pm||Kate and the Crocodiles
(“Eclectic, Eccentric” Jazz/Pop)
Sunday, July 24th
|Time||Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens||Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda|
|1 pm||The Sextones
|2 pm||Boomer and the Millennials
|3 pm||Sol Seed
(Reggae & Fusion)
|4 pm||Sol Seed||Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories|
We’re happy to announce that we surpassed our goal for the “Amplify the Hoff” Campaign, raising $3,200. We kicked off the campaign with Liz Cole’s Story Time for Grown-ups in May, which generated $500 in proceeds. Thank you to Werner Wildauer who pledged the $3,000 matching grant to help us raise funds from our community. We will now be able to purchase and install a new, reliable, and easier-to-use audio-visual system. We anticipate the new system will be in place in early August.
A huge thank you for all the generous donors who made this possible!
Dale Cramer Burr
Mike and Linda Cook
David and Lori Dillon
Greg and Kathie Hightower
Emily Ransdell and Steve Jones
Lyle and Jan Remington
Gary and Melinda Seelig
Dick and Kris Sinner
Tela Skinner and Michael Maginnis
Bruce and Judith Thompson
Dr. Reed and Christina Wilson
Mickey Wagner and Vera Wildauer
We’re launching our ‘Amplify the Hoff’ fundraising campaign today. You may have noticed our new stage lights, funded by the Tillamook PUD. Now we want to complement that new lighting with upgraded audio-visual equipment.
Our current audio system is a hodge-podge of used and donated equipment: the sound board has several channels missing, the small speakers we use for author presentations crackle, the large JBLs we use for our film and musical events are extremely unwieldy for our volunteers to set up.
This year’s Community Talent Showcase provided the initial funds for that project, as will the proceeds from Liz Cole’s Story-Time for Grown-ups on May 5th (Thank you Liz!!).
We’re delighted to report that if we raise $3,000 by June 18th, a generous donor will match that amount, and we’ll be able to buy and install a new audio-visual system that can meet our needs for years to come.
It’s easy to donate online here: http://hoffmanblog.org/donate using either your Paypal account or a credit card. If you prefer, simply mail a check to PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130 and write “amplify” in the memo line.
Do it soon, we only have until June 18th to raise $3,000. Thank you in advance for helping us bring the arts to life!
Liz Cole will again perform readings at the Hoffman Center on Thursday, May 5th at 7 p.m. Called “One Never Knows, Do One?”, she will share stories and poems about surprise, wonder and the unexpected. As always, the material will be rich in both humor and poignancy. Audience members can look forward to an evening of beautiful readings followed by thoughtful conversation.
The Hoffman Center has presented Liz Cole’s Story Time for Grown Ups three times before to enthusiastic audiences.
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.
Vortex Productions will present “Beyond the Sea,” an evening of live jazz/swing, dancing and cocktails, Saturday, May 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita. The event will be a benefit the first Manzanita Music Festival, which will be held July 23-24 at three local venues.
Performing that evening will be Kate Morrison of Kate and the Crocodiles, Gavin Bondy of Pink Martini and Kate and the Crocodiles, plus Michael Correy, of Michael’s Music in Cannon Beach, Chris Freesman, Peter Hinsbeeck, and Josh Correy.
Tickets are $20 each or $35 per couple, and are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound and staging will be provided by Full Spectrum Media. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available.
The Manzanita Music Festival will be an annual celebration that presents a multi genre — Americana, Folk, Pop, Reggae, Bluegrass — collection of local, regional, and national musicians.
The festival will take place Saturday, Jul. 23 and Sunday Jul. 24. It will kick off at the beach immediately after the 26th Annual Manzanita Beach Walk and Run. The second venue will be at the corner of 3rd and Laneda Ave. The main stage will be set up at the Hoffman Gardens next to the library. Local and regional craft brews, plus wine, and food will be available at the various venues.
“The Manzanita Music Festival is partnering with the Hoffman Center for the Arts and the North County Recreation District. These partners promote the educational, recreational, social, and physical well being of residents of Tillamook County,” said festival co-organizer Beth Carter-Boyer. “Proceeds from the event will support other like-minded organizations in the community.”
Kathryn Claire will return to the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita Sunday, Apr. 17 at 7 p.m., accompanied by “The Lasses” — Sophie ter Shure and Margo Limburg. Admission will be $12-15 at the door.
Claire, ter Shure and Limburg appeared at the Hoffman Center in early 2015, shortly after they teamed up for concerts in The Netherlands and Germany.
They share a love for harmony singing and telling stories through music, and deliver heartfelt ballads and foot-stomping songs on stage.
Claire has a popular following as a violinist, guitar player, singer, and songwriter around the Pacific Northwest. She has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Japan, India, Holland, Belgium, and France.
The Lasses met in 2011 while performing during open mic sessions at an Irish pub in Amsterdam. They quickly combined their talents. Their first tour of the U.S. included Manzanita.
More information about the performers is available sat www.kathrynclairemusic.com, and www.thelasses.wordpress.com.