Did I ever tell you of my experience with an evil apparition, a specter, a demon, a ghost?
A many decades have gone by, yet it is as if it happened the night before last.
A young son I was, no more then ten. Such a strong child I was, fearful of nothing, as long as I was by my mother’s hand.
We lived in the country, on a road all by ourselves.
Vacant of life, void of expression.
Nothing to watch from my crooked porch, but for the Osage posts disappearing into the… Continue
Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on April 29, 2009 at 8:00am —
VITA, a comprehensive show and sale of art works in a variety of media by Elizabeth "Betty" Asche Douglas
will be presented by Inspirosity Art Gallery
, 594 3rd St., Beaver, PA, with a gala opening reception on May 16, 8 pm. You are cordially invited to make this premiere event the centerpiece of that weekend.
Added by Elizabeth "Betty" Asche Douglas on April 27, 2009 at 11:14pm —
Pittsburgh Jazz Society Accepting Applications for
2009-2010 PJS / BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship
Applications are being accepted through Monday, June 1 for the 2009 Pittsburgh Jazz Society/BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship. The recipient of the one-year, $5,000 award will be selected by a panel of nationally recognized jazz musicians and educators on the basis of musical interest and ability as demonstrated by an application and audition tape that includes samplings of various… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on April 25, 2009 at 1:57pm —
I have written and produced a song which honors Mothers Day. It is my hope that all Pittsburgh Jazz Network members will take the time to download this song to your pages, and share it with your children, families and friends. There is no charge; it is my gift to you regarding this important day.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL,
Added by Kennard Roosevelt Williams on April 24, 2009 at 9:00pm —
PIONEERING BOOKING AGENT RUTH BOWEN PASSES
Entertainment Business Leader Broke Race and Gender BarriersRepresenting Music Legends Including Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis, Jr. andOthers
Press Release For Immediate Release
(New York, NY - April 23, 2009) - Ruth Bowen, founder of The BowenAgency Ltd., passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in New York Cityafter battling a brain tumor. Bowen was the first black female booking agent and… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on April 24, 2009 at 2:36am —
On April 18, 2009, William, age 57, of Pittsburgh. Beloved husband of Judith A. Baronio-Gay; father of Adora C. Gay; grandfather of Doricka D., Tyrone R., Mahogany E., Chanelle M. and Jemel A.; brother of Pastor Gary R. Gay and Gerald Gay; nephew of Nelda Stokes and Florence Nelson; also survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Thursday 4-8 pm at the New Hope Baptist Church, Sixth St., Braddock, where the funeral service will be… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 23, 2009 at 5:28am —
Elizabeth "Betty" Asche Douglas, Thomas Brunger and Shannon Kuhns will discuss their work, sculptures made from discarded parts of musical instruments, on Saturday, April 25 at 4 pm. Would love to see anyone who has the time and inclination to participate in bringing this month-long show to a great close. MoxieDada is located in the Old Fire House at 1416 Arch St., NorthSide Pittsburgh
Added by Elizabeth "Betty" Asche Douglas on April 21, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Added by Eduard Jolmes on April 20, 2009 at 2:40pm —
And actually folks that is a blunt as I can make it without naming names. Many musicians and fans ALWAYS come to me to complain about who did what to them, the lack of respect of them , the lack of gigs for them, the absence of people at the gig, why we don't see certain artists come to town, seeing the same old faces playing around, no music in a certain part of town, etc, etc, and double etc.
Aren't you surprised I haven't lost my mind after all these years?
Added by Kevin Amos on April 18, 2009 at 6:27pm —
Printed from the Pittsburgh City Paper website: http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws
POSTED ON APRIL 16, 2009:
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By Mike Shanley
"Caravan" is the kind of song that can start a fire at a jam session. Over the years, drummers have played the Duke Ellington tune with a pile-driving rhythm, the… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 17, 2009 at 6:22am —
I'm forming a new limitless jazz fusion group. The current line up consists of myself on drums, a bass and a guitar.
We're seeking a strong piano/key player with an aptitude for both writing and improvisation.
And.. A female vocalist
Many many influences: Christian McBride, The Bad Plus, Matthew Garrison, Stefon Harris, Roger Humphries/RH Factor....etc...as well as other genres.
This project could and probably will head in any and all directions... jazz, nu/jazz,… Continue
Added by Adam Henderson on April 17, 2009 at 12:17am —
Since clairvoyancy is not one of my talents, I would appreciate if when there is an event to rememb er me, I sing, play keys and key bass and ain't bad looking to boot
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on April 10, 2009 at 4:11am —
Please check out this newsong and artist on the Casino Bros. record label.Produced by Leo and I played the saxella .
Added by DR. LEO CASINO on April 10, 2009 at 3:46am —
One of the most popular and fastest growing methods of communication on the Internet is social networking. Simply, social networking sites are online communities of people from all over the world who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Many of these sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, have a very wide target audience, while others, such as LinkedIn, are tailored to a specific audience segment. To this end,… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 9, 2009 at 12:30am —
Hello my new PJN friends!!
I don't know if this is 'where' I would post a shameful plug or not. I'm new to these sites. I hope it's okay...and sorry it's not music oriented, but ....
If you haven't seen this award winning film, "CHAIN LINK" starring Mark Irvingsen, Jody Jaress
, Jim Storm, and many other amazing actors, now you can!!
Our theatrical run in LA, NY, Philly, Arizona, Florida, etc. is over and now "CHAIN LINK" will be available on DVD!! Rent,… Continue
Added by Jody Jaress on April 8, 2009 at 8:13am —
In an era of world music, it is imperative that America's most important cultural contribution to the world… Jazz music… be preserved, taught, expounded, developed and commemorated. We have dedicated ourselves toward to recreating a physical and virtual context within which the above purpose can be fulfilled in Pittsburgh, one of the most fertile breeding grounds for icons of the culture. A state-of-the-art space of… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 8, 2009 at 3:00am —
'Betto Debuts at IAJE Convention Trombonist Nelson Harrison Unveils His Icon At
Web/Tech News Posted: 2007-01-11
San Francisco Bay design firm, imajinnWEST and Pittsburgh native, Dr. Nelson Harrison have given 'birth' and the coming out party is the International Association of Jazz Educators' Convention in NY this week. 'Betto is the alter ego designed by Principle Djinn Carl Lewis and spawned by the veteran trombonist of the Count… Continue
Added by Bettoman on April 7, 2009 at 12:40am —
Dwayne Dolphin, Howie Alexander and Sean Jones -- three jazz artists tending the Pittsburgh flame
Sunday, April 05, 2009
By Steve Hallock
The house band at CJ's in the Strip District had just finished off a rousing "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" to whoops from the packed room at a recent Thursday night jam session. Roger Humphries turned over his drum set to a reedy kid named Joey Sailor as the musicians launched Miles Davis' "So… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 5, 2009 at 8:39pm —
Henry "Bel" Belcher - "Cotton Picker & Dancin' Demon"
Obituary by Evan Frazier, nephew
Henry Louis Belcher, the son of the late Louis Belcher and Ethel Belcher.(Frazier), passed quietly on April 1, 2009. He was born on January 15, 1915 on "Old Man William's Plantation in Pendelton, South Carolina. Henry and his family migrated to the Hill District area of Pittsburgh,… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 4, 2009 at 9:00pm —
ALL THAT JAZZ
Network keeps Pittsburgh’s music legacy alive
By ERIC SLAGLE Daily News Staff Writer
Now that April is here, the question is what to do for Jazz Appreciation Month.
You could travel to the Smithsonian Institution, (which designated the month-long observance), in Washington, D.C., or any city that comes to mind when thinking of jazz, such as New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, L.A. or New York.
That would be sort of silly,… Continue
Added by Slaglerock on April 4, 2009 at 7:29pm —