BLAINESWORLD #789, Section 12B (PA/NJ)


The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mt. Airy
6900 Stenton Avenue (at Gorgas Lane)
Philadelphia, PA 19150
SUNDAY, November 20, 2011

The Bridge-Building Concert!

Flood Relief Benefit Concert for Magpie and Kim & Reggie Harris

Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie (Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino) have adjoining homes with a shared driveway in rural Middleburgh, NY. The bridge from the main road to their driveway washed out during Hurricane Irene, and will cost $25,000 to replace (FEMA only covered $5000). A group of their friends have put this benefit concert together to help them out, in the spirit of a community barn-raising, in appreciation of all their work over the years building community and bridges between people through their music and other good work in the world.

In addition to Magpie and Kim & Reggie themselves, the following friends will also be performing at this concert:

• Jay Ansill is a Celtic harpist, fiddler and composer whose work has been performed by folk groups, classical chamber ensembles and full orchestras. He has written music for Off Broadway productions and his settings of poetry by Robert Graves have been played across the US and Europe. The Folk Harp Journal says Jay has “created a new language for the Celtic harp”.

• Rolly Brown has been a National Fingerpicking Champion (1980), a Philadelphia Music Award nominee, a solo performer, sideman, and teacher. Folk, blues, ragtime, bluegrass, country, & jazz have each, over the past 45 years, been his passions. Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls Rolly’s guitar sound “an exceptionally melodic, articulate playing style that takes full advantage of the acoustic guitar’s beautiful tone.”

• David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans perform for children as Two of a Kind and for grownups as part of the quartet called Acoustic Blender. Their music has won John Lennon Songwriting Competition, International Songwriting Competition, Parents’ Choice, Children’s Music Web, and Kids Radio Mania awards. Their repertoire is eclectic, with themes ranging from the personal to the political, the ridiculous to the sublime. They will be joined onstage by the beautiful, ethereal voice of Hope Wesley Harrison, also a member of Acoustic Blender.

• Tom Gala, Philadelphia’s most poetic singer/songwriter, is one of the few artists capable of totally enrapturing an audience without benefit of instrumental accompaniment. Here’s what folk music DJ Gene Shay has to say about him: “This man Tom Gala is magic. Through his music and
his own special way he reveals the beauty and humanity that’s hidden beneath the dusty grit of the city. He conjures up images and experiences that are
familiar and makes them glow even brighter than memory allows.”

• Folksinger, songwriter, and producer Dan Schatz combines a deep respect for tradition with a poetic creativity and a strong sense of social justice and community. Dan conceived and produced a Utah Phillips tribute CD, which features Dan along with Pete Seeger, Emmylou Harris, Tom Paxton and many others, and earned him a GRAMMY nomination. A Unitarian Universalist Minister, Dan serves the BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Warrington, PA.

Sign Language
on Request

STARTS at 7:00
DOORS OPEN at 6:30 pm
DONATION (Sliding Scale) $20-100*


All of our concerts are now wheelchair accessible! Unfortunately our bathrooms aren’t yet…

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mt. Airy
6900 Stenton Avenue (at Gorgas Lane)
Philadelphia, PA 19150 215-848-6246


Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm
Eric Kramer: Active Interviewing: Branding, Selling and Presenting Yourself to Win Your Next Job
Imagine walking into your next job interview thoroughly prepared, relaxed, confident and ready to present yourself as the best candidate. Join us to meet Eric Kramer as he shares ways to create a “hire me” plan for your next job interview. * Priority seating with book purchase.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
MarketFair Mall
3535 US Route 1 South
Princeton, NJ 08540

tel: (609) 716-1570


Susan Apollon will be doing a presentation (regarding true stories of healing miracles) at Barnes & Noble in Fairless Halls, PA this Saturday, Nov. 12th at 2:00 – along with a book signing for Touched by the Extraordinary (Book One) and Book Two:Healing Stories of Love, Loss and Hope. Hopefully, the talk will help those attending to recognize that they have what they need to create miracles in their lives. She’ll also be doing a book signing on December 10. Details on that to follow.



MORRISVILLE, PA –A staid middle aged minister fights for his wife’s affection
when a dashing young poet takes aim at her heart in George Bernard Shaw’s classic
comedy, Candida.

Presented weekends Oct. 28 – Nov. 13 by the Actors’ NET of Bucks County,
Candida “explores love and marriage in Edwardian England, with Shaw’s insights and
wisdom proving as relevant today as any contemporary tale,” according to Cheryl Doyle,
the Actors’ NET artistic director and producer of the production.

Mort Paterson of Philadelphia directs Carol Thompson of New Hope and her real
life actor husband George Hartpence as Candida and the Reverend James Mavor
Morrell. The cleric is a popular figure in the outskirts of London and his attractive
outgoing wife enhances his reputation. When she returns from a brief trip with a
love struck young poet in tow, the stage is set – literally – for comic complications.

Ray Fallon of Hamilton, NJ also stars as poet Eugene Marchbanks, who worships
Candida and believes she deserves more in life than a complacent husband who
demands she perform menial household chores.

“Candida is a captivating comedy,” Ms. Doyle said. “Many writers have explored
love triangles, but few can match Shaw for his sheer artistry in using language to dissect
the foibles of self-important characters. He wields his wit like a scalpel in the hands of
a wise and benevolent surgeon.”

Costarring in The NET production of Candida are David Swartz of Ambler; Susan
Blair of Philadelphia; and Fred Halperin of Morristown, NJ.

Candida runs weekends Oct. 28 – Nov. 13 at the Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr
Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville – near the Calhoun Street Bridge. It performs Fridays
and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for
seniors (age 62 and older) and $10 for children (age 12 and under).

To reserve, call the nonprofit theatre company at 215-295-3694 or email The NET website is Tickets may also be
purchased on-line at





Seen on Tonight Show and his own HBO & Comedy Central SPECIALS
(known for some x-rated material)

Finals of the NEW Comic Contest this Friday Night
(bring this e-mail and YOU and every member in your party GET IN FOR $10 this show – this Friday night, again just bring this e-mail)
in Northeast


The Snowman returns to the stage at
Bucks County Community College!
December 9, 2011 (School Matinee-SOLD OUT!)
December 10, 2011 – 1 & 2:30 p.m. (Tickets Still Available!)
Proceeds benefit the BCCC Foundation’s student scholarship endowment fund.
This magical tale of friendship comes to life again on the Gateway Stage at BCCC’s Newtown Campus. Book by Raymond Briggs and score by Howard Blake featuring the children’s classic “Walking in the Air”. Full stage production featuring live orchestration and original choreography. A beautiful and enchanting production for all ages. Run time is approximately 55 minutes.
Buy Tickets via TicketWeb:

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