Notes:Scheduled to appear are:
Alan Boyd, Allison McLoed, Andras Jones, Anny Celsi, Art Nordoff, Bobby “Sparkle” Juarez, Brandon Jay, Carolyn Soyars, Chris Price, Cynthia Carle, Danette Christine, Dave Soyars, Evie Sands, Graham Norwood, J. Elvis Weinstein, Jason Berk, Jason Luckett, Kaitlin Wolfberg, Kimm Rogers, Lyn Bertles, Mark Fletcher, Marky Lennon, Michael Culhane, Milo Binder, Morty Coyle, Neil Rosengarden, Nick Guzman, Nick Vincent, Noel Wells,
Paul Zollo, Rick Hromadka, Sondre Lerche, Stephen Kalinich, Steve Stanley, Teresa Cowles, The Walker Brigade, Tom Kenny, Triumph of the Egg, Willie Aron, Zak Nilsson and more!
Notes: My friend, Claire Partin, is starting a new series in NoHo. I performed for her storytelling show last year. The theme was “pool” and I was invited for being in the pool scene band for “La La Land!” So it’s fitting that this show is at the home of her new venture, New Musicals, Inc. which supports writers creating…well, yes, it’s in the name. The theme for this night is “new” so it’s encouraging me to get it together and share something new with you! (My get out of jail card is that it’s anything unpublished, and it’s been a bit since my last record!)
I will be leading off this event in Buena Park Friday! Thanks to Imani Tolliver for inviting me to share a couple of songs. I’ll be performing “Come By Here” from my album MMIX and “All You Need is Love” celebrating the memory of John Lennon. I hope to see you there!
5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Toy Drive
Friday, December 8 at 6 p.m
Buena Park City Hall, 6650 Beach Blvd.
Gather around the tree at this free event to enjoy the sights and sounds of holiday cheer in the company of family, friends and community.
The festivities kick off with the lighting of the tree by City Council followed by special performances and entertainment from Dickens Holiday Carolers, storytellers, vocalists and musicians! Santa and Mrs. Claus make their grand entrance on an Orange County Fire Authority truck. The little ones can share their holiday wishes with Santa while also saying hello to Snoopy and some friendly knights, pirates and princesses.
In honor of this season of giving, the event is also host to a Toy Drive benefiting local charities. We encourage attendees to bring a new, unwrapped gift for children.
Seasonal treats and warm refreshments will be available for purchase. You don’t want to miss out on the photo opportunities, sing-a-long fun, treats and more.
For more information, please call (714) 562-3860 or visit us at BuenaPark.com
I’m so excited to be joined by Thee Holy Brothers (Marvin Etzioni and Willie Aron); Circe Link & Christian Nesmith; Joselyn & Don; Celsi, Bragg & Ivan; and The Hardship Letters (from Kansas City) for my annual holiday show at Genghis Cohen.
My mother is visiting from New Hampshire, so I wanted to put on a show. It became a celebration! And we’re going to donate proceeds to Hillsides Youth Moving On in Pasadena.
Hillsides in Pasadena is an organization that works with foster kids, emancipated kids, and families in crisis. I decided to donate to them this holiday season for a number of reasons. I edit a podcast for All Saints Church in Pasadena and was listening to an interview with an amazing young woman who talked about wanting to give back to her community who came out of Hillsides, she seemed so self-aware and positive as she detailed a schedule of school and multiple jobs, including graveyard bicycle security shifts that would certainly put me in a sour mood. When she mentioned Hillsides, I remembered that I’d just done one of my children’s shows there a couple weeks ago, and had met really lovely, challenged kids. One was an eager, dutiful participant in our show, then came back later to visit while we were breaking down. Then he acted out in a way to draw negative attention. But that boy could be the girl who so inspired me in her interview in a few years. I’d like to help facilitate that. Also, they bring in artists monthly (with compensation) to present to the kids, (one of which was me!), so I think it would be great to give back after I’ve been doubly inspired and supported by the organization. And, lastly, kids in the system really need our help. The more love and resources we can share the stronger our investment in a future for all of us.
Here’s the basic running order:
Joselyn & Don
Celsi, Bragg & Ivan
Circe Link & Christian Nesmith
The Hardship Letters (from Kansas City)
Thee Holy Brothers (Marvin Etzioni and Willie Aron)
Notes: The Holiday Show! This is a reboot of the old holiday show I used to hold annually at Genghis, but this time I’ll host a bunch of other artists doing shorter sets or collaborating with others including Marvin Etzioni, The Hardship Letters, Les Bohem, Anny Celsi, Emile Porée, Joselyn & Don. Final lineup to be determined soon!