See me on TV on Thursday, the 12th. See me in person Saturday, the 14th. Let your friends know and let’s make this a great night. It came together a little later than usual, so I’d love your support in getting people out. Here’s the link for the Facebook invitation: RSVP on Facebook.
UPDATE: We’ll be starting as close to 9:30 as possible. Good news: we’ll have the rest of the evening to ourselves. I just got word of the possible delay, it’s been changed on the Genghis calendar to 9:45.
Looking forward to being back at Genghis to close out the summer. Oh yes, the suit was from a sidelining gig I did for the TV show Scandal this month. I’m playing “Summer Soft” from Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life at a White House party. The whole company were super nice people. It was a great surprise to get the call, especially because I’m a fan of the show. It’ll show in episode 2 of the new season. Getting to play a Stevie song really got me inspired. His musical freedom is just audacious! It makes me really excited to share some newer stuff with you all!
See you on the 9th!
And you can share the event and RSVP on Facebook, too.
Meet the sixteen artists of The Dream is the Truth: Art Inspired by Frida Kahlo exhibition at the opening reception on Friday, September 15, 6-8 p.m. at City Hall Council Chamber, 6650 Beach Blvd.
Guests will have the chance to meet the artists and view their artwork, inspired by Frida Kahlo in many ways, while enjoying live music and poetry. The event is free and open to the public.
Frida Kahlo’s life and work has served as inspiration to artists of many identities for decades. The title for this show comes from Zora Neale Hurston’s seminal novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Although Kahlo’s work has often been described as Surrealist, she resisted the label, asserting, “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”
The Dream is the Truth will be on display at Buena Park City Hall Council Chamber September 12 – November 2, 2017. The Exhibiting Artist Program nurtures partnerships between artists, presenters, art organizations and the greater Buena Park Community.
For more information or to confirm viewing availability, please contact the Fine Arts Division at (714) 562-3868.
Supporting Imani Tolliver on her book launch. Read more about the event here.
Yes, from the pool scene in La La Land! That’s me!
A rare early and all ages show at my home base, Genghis Cohen. Hope to see you there! Spread the word by forwarding this page or RSVP and share on Facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/events/166368313896029/)
Incredible to think that it’s been 25 years since the verdict in the Rodney King trial set things off in Los Angeles. This was my response then, my attempt to understand. This dance was not meant for escape, but for confrontation of reality and for healing.
And in the struggle it’s good to laugh as we come together to fight oppression.