Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sept 5, 2010 (Labor Day Weekend)

Oakland Is Set to Get Its Pride Back This Year

After a six-year absence, the East Bay Pride festival will return to
downtown Oakland Sunday, September 5 during Labor Day weekend. It will
be renamed Oakland Pride.

Welcome to Oakland Pride 2010!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Defying Gravity...

This past Thursday evening I got a chance to see one of my all time favorite singing groups, "Sweet Honey In The Rock". I've posted many times about them and their music so I won't go into too much detail, but just know I think they are the ultimate when it comes to performing music with a message as well as being entertaining.

On yesterday Friday I got to be a vocal workshop with one of the founding members Louise Robinson.

She had performed a full concert the night before and the group also had performed for school children on the morning of the workshop. Admittedly tired she gave so much of herself as a teacher and person in our workshop we all left floating, yes defying gravity.

It was a group of about 40 people. I was only one of the two men there but it didn't matter it was all about connecting to the "Beingness" of the experience. I met some amazing people and look forward to sharing with them in the future.

We used our bodies, our voices, and creativity to share ourselves as people and artists. The group consisted of singers of all levels and backgrounds but everyone shared in the experience.

After leaving I realized how much I love art, performing, and sharing. She really inspired me to continue on. I can't say I was having doubts but it's always great to get a nudge of inspiration and some confirmation that you are on the right path!