Section 2, part 2
(3) Jason Istvan: Wonderful reading as always! Definitely a highlight of my day when the new BLAINESWORLD comes in. I hope the radio show is seeing similar success and reactions!
(4) Mike Yow: Savage Kingdoms: Reforged
A full-color re-imagining of the popular indie sword-and-sorcery tabletop RPG, Savage Kingdoms, set in a dark and gritty fantasy world.
Note: To join me in supporting Mike’s latest effort, please click:
(7) 50 Side Jobs to Help You Make an Extra $500 or More This Month
Section 12A, NC events
(1) Ash Devine: Blues Legend Andy Cohen with Ash Devine in Concert at the Flood
Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
2160 U.S. 70, Swannanoa, NC
Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
Join us for a special and rare evening with the legendary Blues Guitarist and Folk Lorist Andy Cohen and americana folk singer Ash Devine and Andy Cohen. The two will play in collaboration and solo a variety of folk songs, old country blues, original music and lively stories.
Andy Cohen grew up in a house with a piano and a lot of Dixieland Jazz records, amplified after a while by a cornet that his dad got him. At about fifteen, he got bitten by the Folk Music bug, and soon got to hear records by Big Bill Broonzy and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, both of which reminded him of the music he grew up to. At sixteen, he saw Reverend Gary Davis, and his course was set. He knew he had it in him to follow, study, perform and promote the music of the southeast quadrant, America’s great musical fountainhead. Although he’s done other things, a certain amount of writing and physical labor from dishwashing and railroading to archeology, playing the old tunes is what he does best.
Ash Devine’s music is dedicated to healing, connection and singing together. Expect to hear original americana-etherial-folk songs to activate your heart, to learn a few songs for singing and to connect at Asheville’s new epicenter of art, The Flood Gallery.
(2) Ricky Boone: Magic, Mirth & Meaning Show
Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m.
The Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theatre
Town And Country Square 175 Weaverville Hwy, Woodfin, North Carolina
A Variety Fundraiser Show for the Non-Profit The Vanishing Wheelchair INC. For more info about this Non-Profit go to:
Section 12B, PA/NJ event
Journey Under the Sea for Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre May 26 to June 4
West Windsor, N.J. – An underwater spectacular is coming to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre. The Yardley Players present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Fridays, May 26 and June 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 27 and June 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 28 and June 4 at 2 p.m.
Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on May 26.
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, this fishy fairytale features beloved characters including the spirited mermaid Ariel, Prince Eric, Flounder the Fish, Scuttle the Seagull, Sebastian the Crab, and the Evil Sea Witch, Ursula, of course! Ariel makes a scary bargain with the Sea Witch that allows her to visit the land above the sea, but a showdown looms ahead. The show boasts music by Academy Award winner Alan Menken featuring such family favorites as “Under the Sea,” Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”
Starring in “The Little Mermaid” are Rachael Shadle of Hatfield, Pa., as Ariel; Tristan Takacs of Hamilton as Prince Eric; Gabrielle Affleck of Philadelphia, Pa., as Ursula, the Evil Sea Witch; James LeGette of Levittown, Pa., as Sebastian; Nicholas Kianka of Hamilton as Grimsby; Liz Wurtz of Levittown, Pa., as Scuttle; Dylan Katz of West Windsor as Flounder; Pat Parton of Hamilton as King Triton; Fady Zaher of Hamilton as Chef Louis; Vincent Martinez of Toms River as Flotsam; Tylir Brown of Hamilton as Jetsam; and Dan Mucha of Yardville in the dual roles of Pilot and Chef.
Featured as the princess sisters are Stephanie Borcsik of Hamilton, Kristin Kraus of Levittown, Pa., Marina McLaughlin of Columbus, Heather Parton of Hamilton, Rachel Siegel of Robbinsville, and Erin Wurtz of Levittown, Pa.
The ensemble includes Robbie Angarone of Hamilton, Grace Axelson of Princeton, Emma Behrens of East Windsor, Nicholas Benedetti and Zachary Benedetti of Ewing, Hayden Clark of Lawrenceville, Shealyn Davis of Newtown, Pa., Ashley Gafgen and Shannon Gafgen of Newfield, Sydney Gilmore of Yardley, Pa., Makenna Katz of West Windsor, Leslie Kraus of Levittown, Pa., Jillian Lee of Hamilton Square, Connor McDowell of Levittown, Pa., Daniel Montero of Ewing, Peyton Nolan of Yardville, Marysa Pratico of Hamilton, Jeffrey Rosenthal of Dayton, Shreya Savur and Abby Scatena of Robbinsville, Danielle Slaboda of Hamilton, Troy Vallery of Yardville, and Kaitlyn Young of Robbinsville.
The production team includes Producer Kristy Davis, Director Marge Swider, Music Director Pat Masterson, Choreographer Laura Murey Ghaffoor and Stage Manager Jill Katz. The set design is by James Kenna; lighting design is by M. Kitty Getlik; and costumes are by Louisa Murey.
Tickets for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” are $20 for all and are available 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.