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MARSHA BALIAN - solo show - Opening Reception Sunday Sept 14 at ARTSPACE California Pacific Medical Center

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MARSHA BALIAN 'FABRICATIONS 2"  2014 Fabrications and Other Notions solo show
ARTSPACE    California Pacific Medical Center    Women's Health Resource Center    3698 California Street    San Francisco CA 94118
Opening Reception Sunday September 14 2014 3:30pm-5:30pm The show will run from September 8th until the end of the year  Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-1:00pm & 2:00-4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 to 2:00pm

  Other Art Shows for Balian:
 (n) collage: a mixed media collage exhibit                         Petaluma Art Center and Icehouse Gallery                         400 E D Street Petaluma www.icehousegallery.org                         closes September 14
American Folk Art Festival September 6, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm                         Madonna Estate, Napa California www.americanfolkartfestival.com

Alameda Sangha Sunday 7-8:30 pm, Meeting Good & Bad Fortune

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Sunday 7-8:30 pm, Meeting Good & Bad Fortune Alameda SanghaBuena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista, Alameda, CA
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/
7pm
Cost: Donation

Dear Friends,
Some relationships just get off on the wrong foot.The way we meet people and events can depend on so many factors, like how the day has gone or preconceived ideas we have.In turn, those first moments with something new can set the course for our future.
How we meet good or bad fortune is very important.This Sunday, Aug. 31, from 7-8:30 pm, we’ll focus on how we can relate to new developments in a way that will cause us and others the least distress.
Don’t forget there will be no yoga before Sunday’s sangha meeting.Instead, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm this Sunday, Judi will again teach ASL.If you have the sheet she passed out on fingerspelling the alphabet, please bring it with you.She will have extras for those who missed last Sunday’s class.
Looking forward to seeing you again, Rebecca

FivePlay Jazz Quintet at the Sound Room Saturday, September 20th 8PM

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FivePlay Jazz Quintet at the Sound Room
Saturday, September 20th
 8PM
$20/15
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/20370
http://FivePlayJazz.com

The Sound Room
2147 Broadway
Oakland  CA 94612
(415) 994-3501 http://www.soundroom.org/

Laura Klein-piano
Tony Corman-guitar
Dave Tidball-reeds
Alan Hall-drums
Paul Smith-bass

 FivePlay is a Bay Area-based band, performing original, creative jazz compositions that nourish mind and heart. The moods and grooves of FivePlay will reach you, whether you’re an experienced jazz listener or a first-timer.  Their repertoire encompasses a wide range of influences: from tango, samba and Afro-Cuban sounds, to up-tempo modal jazz, poignant waltzes and contemporary jazz/rock tunes.

FivePlay has performed at numerous Bay Area venues, including the JazzSchool, Yoshi's Oakland, the Emerald Tablet, Vallejo Jazz Festival, and many more. They have three CDs which have all received critical acclaim and international radio airplay.

Relaxin’ with The Cava Menzies | Nick Phillips Quartet: A Tribute to Miles Davis Live in Concert at Musically Minded Academy Saturday, October 4, 2014

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Relaxin’ with The Cava Menzies | Nick Phillips Quartet: A Tribute to Miles Davis
Live in Concert at Musically Minded Academy
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Doors: 7:30 PM; Concert 8:00 PM

5776 Broadway, Oakland, CA
(Located in the Residential Rockridge District)
www.musicallyminded.org


Featuring music from their nationally lauded Moment to Moment album—heralded by the East Bay Express as “The Ballads Album Miles Davis Never Recorded”—The Cava Menzies | Nick Phillips Quartet will round out this special evening’s concert program with music in tribute to Miles Davis; in particular the timeless selections from Davis’ classic 1950s Prestige Records albums, including the legendary Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet.

Don’t miss this special concert—Menzies’ and Phillips’ last together for 2014! 

Nick Phillips – trumpet / Cava Menzies – piano / Paul Eastburn – bass / Jake Shandling – drums


Located in a residential area of the Rockridge district of Oakland (just off of Highway 24), Musically Minded Aca…

Thelma Harris Art Gallery 17th Annual White Linen Nights - Collage: Merging Memories, Myths, and Merriment

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Thelma Harris Art Gallery 17th Annual White Linen Nights, ‘Collage: Merging Memories, Myths, and Merriment,’  

Michael Singletary, Alonzo Davis, Bisa Butler, Claudia Gibson-Hunter, and Danny Campbell. 

An Artist Reception will be held Friday, August 29, 2014 from 7-9pm.

‘Collage: Merging Memories, Myths, and Merriment,’ exhibits a layered conversation about the dual perception of ritualized African – American expressions and norms. From Claudia Gibson-Hunter’s ‘Sankofa’ hearkening the viewer to ‘honor the past’ quilted in the majestic earthiness of Bisa Butler’s ‘Afrodite,’ the power of African- American women as cultural custodian and primary keeper of tradition is acknowledged. Whereas Alonzo Davis’s ‘Homage To Kandinsky,’ is a muddled reverence that deconstructs his nod to a modernist master with natural materials such as bamboo sticks. Danny Campbell in contrast uses abandoned tires and other discarded materials in ‘Carbon Bundle Series,’ an energetic explosion of color and nuance.

Historian Nancy Vicknair Writing A History of W.H.Battersby-Undertaker in Philadelphia 1880-1923

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William Battersby knew everything that was going on in Phildadephia from c.1880 until his death in 1923. Of course he did. As a popular undertaker, Battersby saw it all. And, he recorded it in his journal at from his funeral parlor.

While researching the Battersby side of her New England family, historian Nancy Vicknair uncovered copious detailed records of funerals and burials done by her cousin William H. Battersby. Nancy wanted to look at Philadelphia through Battersby's point of view and decided then and there to write about him.

This research is ongoing.

Email Vicknair at nancydesk@yahoo.com for more information or to add to the article that will be published later this year.

Alameda Architectural Preservation Society presents: Woody Walk Gold Coast Glimmers Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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Alameda Architectural Preservation Society presents:

Woody Walk
Gold Coast Glimmers

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join historian Woody Minor on a tour showcasing the architecture of Alameda’s premier historic neighborhood.

Meet at Franklin Park, Morton Street & San Antonio Avenue, Alameda, CA

Free for AAPS members; $5 for non-members

A rich repository of houses dating back to the 1870s, the Gold Coast is Alameda’s most impressive neighborhood—an architectural icon of the era of commuter trains and ferries. The oak groves along the southern shore became the setting for dozens, then hundreds, of fine homes and gardens arrayed along tree-lined streets. This year’s Woody Walk will take in a century’s worth of styles, from Italianate, Stick, and Queen Anne, through Colonial Revival and Craftsman, to Spanish, Ranch, and Modernism.

For more information about AAPS events visit www.alameda-preservation.org or call 510-479-6489.


About House in photograph-

Built in 1909-10 for San Francisco food…