Monday, September 26, 2016

The Last love-in: Celebrating John Sinclair's 75th Birthday




THE LAST LOVE-IN


Celebrating John Sinclair's 75th Birthday

A group of southeastern Michigan music professionals are throwing a 75th birthday bash for our beloved John Sinclair. The celebration will be held at a private home outside Ann Arbor. The date is October 1st, 2016. (John's actual birthday is October 2nd.) The goal is to be able to give John a check for a minimum of $75,000.

Perhaps no one has had more of an impact on Michigan's music scene than John Sinclair, from the Detroit Artists Workshop, the Grande Ballroom, managing The MC-5, producing and recording the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festivals and all those he is still influencing today.

John has been dealing with rigors of diabetes for some time. The disease has cost him physically and making a living has been difficult. He’s very excited at the prospect of this event and would like the proceeds to go to his own John Sinclair Foundation which currently pays his living expenses in Amsterdam. 100% of the event’s proceeds will go to John Sinclair. There will be a strict accounting and a tax consultant may be employed.

Organizers involved are: Robert Jr. Whitall, Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine; John Carver of Second Chance and the Nectarine Ballroom; Dennis Hayes, Attorney At Law; Mike Griffin of Brainstorm Graphics, IDOZ, and Garden Fresh; Steve Wild of Grace & Wild Studios and Ringside Productions; Third Coast Compassion Center of Ypsilanti; and Depot Town Dispensary. All event promoters are donating their services.


FLYING IN FROM BOTH COASTS TO CELEBRATE OUR "BIG CHIEF'S" MILESTONE

BIG CITY RHYTHM & BLUES MAGAZINE PRESENTS


An intimate House Party for John Sinclair's 75th Birthday


6200 Geddes Road

Saturday, October 1st

VIP refreshments/party favors: 4-6PM

Music: 7:00 pm-Midnight

Musical Director Don Was with the Detroit Blues Scholars featuring Tino Gross, Jeff "Baby" Grand, Johnny Evans, and Phil Hale plus special guests Harmonica Shah, Larry McCray, Laith Al Saadi, Mary Ramirez, and 
very special guests Bettye LaVette & her band
plus DJ Linda Lexy


“It’s Time For Us To Take Care Of John"

$75 for the musical event & poster
$175 food, music & signed poster& 1 VIP passes
$275 food, music & signed poster & 2 VIP passes
$750 food, music, & signed poster, book, CD & 4 VIP passes

Net proceeds go to the John Sinclair Foundation

Tickets Available In Advance—Reserve Yours Now!

or Cash Only at the Gate

BYOB and lawn chair

For More Information; www.bigcitybluesmag.com

 
248-582-1544

Contact: Robert Jr Whitall-248-761-7284




John Sinclair at 75: A Birthday Celebration - October 2nd.



The Detroit Artists Workshop and friends present a public recital on the occasion of John Sinclair’s seventy-fifth birthday celebration. The event will be held at the Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth Street in Detroit on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-5 pm. Suggested donation of $10 at the door. 


This 75th celebration of Detroit poet John Sinclair will feature music and poetry under the direction of Ron English and RJ Spangler. The Detroit Artists Workshop Band will include bandleader Ron English on guitar, John Dana on double bass, RJ Spangler & Alan Colding on drums and Issa Abramaleem on percussion with special guest Wendell Harrison on tenor saxophone.

Poets will include John Sinclair, Bill Harris, Ron English, George Tysh, Robin Eichele, ML Liebler, and Melba Joyce Boyd. Most of these poets and musicians have shared stages in Detroit together for more than 50 years, starting at the Detroit Artists Workshop at 1252 West Forest in 1964.

For questions please call Cary Loren 248-968-1190

Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202 Phone: 313.831.1250

http://scarabclub.org/
http://www.detroitartistsworkshop.com/


https://allevents.in/detroit/dawsinclair-75/1825638541002338

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The John Sinclair Foundation - Indiegogo Crowd-Fund Campaign



Coming soon on September 23rd - 2016.

The John Sinclair Foundation:

"The purpose of the John Sinclair Foundation is to insure the preservation of the creative works of John Sinclair, to make them available to the public and for posterity, and to support the artistic and cultural projects of John Sinclair including www.RadioFreeAmsterdam.com and the Bohemian Embassy in Amsterdam."
Please share the 'coming soon' link and nudge the others to sign up for the newsletter, for full of details and previews of his latest albums, books, posters, gigs, interviews and radio shows.




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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Interview with Marshall Allen


Sun Ra Commander Marshall Allen


Marshall Allen is 92 years young and remains as sharp as the notes that explode from his alto saxophone. The Kentucky native joined the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra in 1958 and has been steering the ship ever since his mentor (and the band’s namesake) died in 1993. Sun Ra, of course, remains one of the most innovative and enigmatic artists who ever lived.
While Duke Ellington and Count Basie became global royalty, Sun Ra – born Herman Poole Blount in Alabama, 1914 (or on Saturn during an unspecified millennium, take your pick) – cloaked himself in the name and imagery of the Egyptian god of rays. Endless albums such as The Nubians of Plutonia (1966),Space is the Place (1972), and Celestial Love (1982) outline an astro and Afrocentric philosophy inextricably linking the black experience to the spaceways.


The Arkestra touches down locally this Saturday for RAS Day, the third annual festival lovingly reared by married hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm. The family-friendly day celebrates the vibrant, diverse, and creative community that the pair of Chaka and Qi Dada have cultivated since arriving locally in 2010. Allen and the Arkestra constitute an intergalactic get for Riders, RAS Day, and Austin itself.


Read the interview here:
http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2016-08-24/sun-ra-commander-marshall-allen/



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Friday, August 19, 2016

Radio Free Amsterdam - Latest shows August 2016


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Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family

Directed by 

Morley Markson

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Morley Markson

Cast  

Don Cox...
Himself
R. Buckminster Fuller...
Himself
Allen Ginsberg...
Himself
Fred Hampton...
Himself
Abbie Hoffman...
Himself
William Kunstler...
Himself
Timothy Leary...
Himself
John Lennon...
Himself
Jerry Rubin...
Himself
John Sinclair...
Himself

Produced by 

Morley Markson...producer

Cinematography by 

Morley Markson

Film Editing by 

Morley Markson
John N. Smith


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