BLAINESWORLD #960 (Please send any comments to: bginbc@aol.com.)

Section 2, part 2

(1) Ken G. in GA: On Netflix: Like father, like son. Quite an excellent movie.

(2) The Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual Dog Show (33 photos)
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/the-westminster-kennel-club-139th-annual-dog-show-1424113183-slideshow/

Also:

Behind the Scenes at Westminster Show, the Dogs Can Be Dogs
To see pictures from the show and a fun feature that has you guess what dogs belong to their owners, please click:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/18/sports/westminster-dog-show-2015-behind-the-scenes-the-dogs-can-be-dogs.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
(3) Annemarie B. in NC: The perfect crime: What’s killing all the bees?
(4) Natalie K. in PA:  We saw “Murder on the Orient Express” (the 1974 film). I was enthralled.  Loved it–every part of it.  Even enjoyed the special features about the making of the film.  It was extraordinary.
(5) Edie Weinstein: To The One I Have Not Yet Met
(6) Danielle S. in DC: 35 Things No One Tells You About Leaving Philadelphia
(7) Jess P. in VA: Have you liked our New Painters Point FB Page?
We are very excited about this adventure!


And we have set up a GoFundMe page and are trying to raise money to help with the set design, could you visit this and see if you could help with this and maybe share the page and help get the word out! The T.V. show we are planning will make it national wide, which means everyone in the USA will see it! Visit this link, http://www.gofundme.com/thepainterspoint

plus here you can see updates that I will post and if you go to our website www.ThePaintersPoint.com

You will see more information there and will be able to join our newsletters!

The Painters Point

Response: Yes, I’ve liked the page. And even made a donation to help your efforts. Very cool!

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Section 12A, NC events

(1) Upcoming Events – Richard Shulman performances:

February 2015

I’ve been asked by Lois “Lytingale” Henrickson to cover for her as music director at Unity Center of Mills River for three months while she takes a sabbatical. Lyte has been supportive of my music for many years and I’ll be happy to play for her on Sundays starting Feb. 1st.

Sun. Feb. 15th 10:30 am providing music for Unity Center of Mills River 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759
(828) 891-8700

Fri. Feb. 20th 11:30 pm – 2:00 am Olive or Twist playing keyboard with Los Lobos Latinos Latin band featuring vocalist Liley Arauz
81 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 254-0555

Sun. Feb. 22nd 10:30 am providing music for Unity Center of Mills River 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759
(828) 891-8700

Thurs. Feb. 26th 10:00 – Midnight Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues playing keyboard with Los Lobos Latinos Latin band featuring vocalist Liley Arauz 28 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-7072

Fri. Feb. 27th, 8:00 – 11:00 pm playing for Swing Dancing at the Weaverville Twisted Laurel 10-A South Main Street in Weaverville NC. The band is Echoes in Rhythm and I will be joined by Sidney Barnes – vocals, Bill Fouty – bass and Rick Dilling – drums.

Sat. Feb. 28th 10:00 pm – 1:00 am, Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues playing keyboard with Los Lobos Latinos Latin band featuring vocalist Liley Arauz 28 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-7072

March 2015

Sun. March 1st 10:30 am providing music for Unity Center of Mills River 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759
(828) 891-8700

Sat. March 7th 8:00 pm playing piano with the Asheville Jazz Orchestra (big band) at White Horse Black Mountain 105 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711 (828) 669-0816

Sun. March 8th 10:30 am providing music for Unity Center of Mills River 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759
(828) 891-8700

Sun. March 8th 2:00 – 5:00 pm UR Light Center “Recognizing and Expressing the Divine through Music and in Communication: Bringing the consciousness behind healing music into day-to-day interactions” – an interactive workshop facilitated by Richard Shulman
Anyone can learn to recognize the Divine in another person and reflect that Divinity back to them. This reflection can be expressed through music or any means of communication. In this experiential workshop, we will focus on recognizing and expressing Soul qualities in each other through the practice of discernment, conscious intent, surrender and Divine expression.
Topics include the ability to shift one’s own consciousness quickly and easily, and the ability to resonate with and support the highest ideals present in a group. This teaching was developed from Richard’s twenty-eight years of creating Musical Soul Portraits for individuals, couples, and groups.
United Research Light Center, 2196 NC Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711 Phone: 828-669-6845;
E-mail: dome@urlight.org; Web: http://www.URLight.org

Fri. – Sun. March 13 – 15 vending healing CDs at the State Convention of the AMTA – NC Chapter in Statesville, NC.

Sun. March 15th 10:30 am providing music for Unity Center of Mills River 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759
(828) 891-8700

Fri. March 20th, 7:30 – 10:30 pm Solo Keyboard at the Twisted Laurel 10-A South Main Street in Weaverville.

Sat. March 21st 8:45 Solo Piano Meditative Concert in the Chapel of the Transfiguration, Kanuga Conference Center as part of the Appalachian Dowsers Spring Conference in Hendersonville, NC

Sun. March 22nd 10:30 am providing music for Unity Center of Mills River 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759
(828) 891-8700

Sat. March. 28th 10:00 pm – 1:00 am, Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues playing keyboard with Los Lobos Latinos Latin band featuring vocalist Liley Arauz 28 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-7072

Sun. March 29th 10:30 am providing music for Unity Center of Mills River 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759
(828) 891-8700

Sun. March 29th, 6:00 – 8:00 at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall playing piano in the upstairs lounge with the Heather Masterton Quartet. 743 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 · (828) 575-2737 ($10)

(2) Ellen Pappas in NC: Ok friends and family, time to boost my own show! Come see Reader’s Theatre perform Any Wednesday at 35below. Friday, Feb 27 and Saturday, Feb 28th at 2:30 (afternoon) and Sunday, March 1st, at 2:30 at the Reuters Center at UNCA. Comedy! I am the mistress and I promise, I look just like Jane Fonda in the role.

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Section 12B. PA/NJ events

(1)

(2) Rock & Roll Revue to Perform 1971 “Concert for Bangladesh” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre March 7 and 8

West Windsor, N.J. – It’s 1971 and a humanitarian crisis is overwhelming Bangladesh. Enter George Harrison and Friends with the groundbreaking “Concert for Bangladesh.” Reock & Roll Revue, led by keyboard player Tom Reock, returns to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre to recreate that golden moment in rock history with a new stage presentation of the classic album.  The group will perform two shows only: Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m.  Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Reock notes that though not a traditional classic rock album, the concert was truly historic as the very first benefit event of its kind. “It was the springboard and blueprint for many benefit concerts over the next 50 years,” he said.  “The enormity of this show has faded somewhat, but it is not forgotten.  It is one of the most legendary shows in rock and roll history,” Reock maintains.

The concert will feature music from a lineup of superstars including Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan, as well as some newcomers at the time such as Billy Preston and Leon Russell, whose performances propelled them to stardom.  Much of the material hails from George Harrison’s first post-Beatles album, “All Things Must Pass,” along with selections from Ringo Starr and a very rare acoustic set from Bob Dylan.

This Reock & Roll Revue concert will bring together 12 performers including Mario DiBartolo and Jerry Steele on electric guitars, Michael White  and Marty Paglione on drums and percussion, Brian T. Leahy, Tom Reock and Bud Belviso on keyboards, Lisa Bouchelle and Sandy Zio on backup vocals, Hal Jordan Ketofsky on bass guitar, and Joe Grillo and Eddie Mendez on horns.  An opening set of Indian music will feature Sitar music from Raghu Rao.

The performance will be augmented with historical details and short video clips about the original concert and those who made it happen.

Reock & Roll Revue has been presenting classic album performances at Kelsey Theatre since 2008, including The Beatles’ “White Album,” The Who’s “Quadrophenia,” Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “Déjà vu,” The Allman Brothers’ “Eat a Peach,” The Band’s “Music from Big Pink,” and Eric Clapton’s “Journeyman.”  The concerts have been well received, with sellout crowds typical and several encores standard.  DVDs of previous concerts can be purchased in the Kelsey Theatre lobby.

Tickets are $25 for all and are available online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333.  Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.

(3) Magical World of “CATS” Comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre March 13 to 29

West Windsor, N.J. — “Cats,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s magical musical homage to the feline world, comes to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre in March.  Playful Theatre Productions will present nine performances over three weekends, including four matinees. Dates and show times for evening performances are: Fridays, March 13 and 27 at 8 p.m., and Saturdays, March 14, 21 and 28 at 8 p.m. Matinees will be presented on Sunday, March 15, Saturday, March 21, Sunday, March 22 and Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.  Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  An opening night reception with the cast and crew follows the March 13 performance.

Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score, “Cats” ran on Broadway for 18 years, totaling 7,485 performances.  Playful Theatre Productions has gathered a talented, spirited cast of actors for this extraordinarily popular show, which is based on T.S. Eliot’s collection of whimsical poems, Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats (1939).

The Kelsey stage will be transformed into a trash-strewn alley populated by the “Jellicle” tribe – the narrator Munkustrap, the wise leader Old Deuteronomy, the playful prankster Rum Tum Tugger, the shunned Grizabella, The Glamour Cat, the hefty Bustopher Jones, and many more.   Expressing themselves in imaginative dance and magnificent music, the cats will croon their way into fans’ hearts with unforgettable songs, most famously the blockbuster hit “Memory.”

The cast includes Kaitlyn Anthony of Bordentown as Victoria; Noah Barson of Richboro, Pa., as Macavity/Rumpus Cat; Kyle Blocker of New Brunswick as Rum Tum Tugger; John Boccanfuso of Yardville as Alonzo; Reise Bridgers of Hamilton as Victor; Tia Brown of Lawrenceville as Bombalurina; Emily Cobb of Ivyland, Pa., as Coricopat; Jaci D’Ulisse of Trenton as Electra; Devyn Fox of Yardley, Pa., as Rumpleteazer; Shannon Garahan of East Brunswick as Jellylorum; Wyatt Kim of Yardley, Pa., as Carbucketty; Jaimie McMillin of Bordentown as Grizabella; Michael O’Hara of Yardley, Pa., as Bill Bailey; Emily Christine O’Sullivan of Hamilton as Cassandra; Trina Mar of Croydon, Pa., as Admetus; Kate Skelly of Bordentown as Jemima; Nicholas Pecht of Hamilton as Bustopher Jones/Gus; James Petro of Hamilton as Munkustrap; Sasha Saco of Philadelphia, Pa., as Jennyanydots; Tom Sawyer of Yardley, Pa., as Tom Skimbleshanks; Colleen McMahon Skillman of West Windsor as Demeter; Matthew Snyder of Levittown, Pa., as Matthew Mungojerrie Roman Sohor as Parlin as Deuteronomy; Rachel Tovar of Trenton as Tantomile; and Michael Zweig of Philadelphia, Pa., as Mr. Mistoffelees.  Pit singers include Heather Corson, Vianna Fagel, Sally Page, Amanda Ramus, Michelle Rittmann, and Michelle Whitescarver.

The production staff includes Producer Suzanne Smith, Assistant Producer Hilary Leboff, Director/Choreographer Dani Tucci-Juraga, Music Director Laurie Gougher, Master Builder James Petro, Lighting Designer Robert Terrano, Associate Lighting Designer Star McCloud, Sound Designer Evan Paine, Assistant Lighting Designer Eric Collin, Light Board Operator Chris Neilsen, Wigs by Donna Reed, Makeup Designer Koren Zander, Costumers Kate Pinner and Michelle Rittmann, and Stage Managers Nancy Russell and Ruth Kresge.

Tickets for “Cats” are $20 for all. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

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