Tuesday, April 12, 2011
GreenPiece: Eco-Activism in Poetry, Music, & Prose w/Host John Fugelsang - Thursday, April 21
In honor of Earth Day,The Inspired Word presents GreenPiece: Eco-Activism in Poetry, Music, & Prose - a star-studded fundraiser for the non-profit organization Rock 'n Renew http://www.rocknrenew.com/10/
Hosted by the wonderful actor/comedian/TV personality John Fugelsang.
Featured artists: Performance poet/multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter Ngoma Hill, musician Roderick Romero, Jarabe del Sol of The ReadNex Poetry Squad, the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, singer/songwriter/ pianist Justin Baron, actress/performance poet/climate change activist/filmmaker Shetal Shah, husband-and-wife duo Lythion Music, The Glazzies band, musician Sean Lynam, and spoken word poets Caroline Rothstein, Ceez Liive, Nathan P., Alysia Harris, Natalagé Davis, and Jonathan Walton!
100% of the proceeds go to Rock 'n Renew.
Rock n' Renew will be providing green door prizes and green trivia winner give-a-ways throughout the night.
Did you know that each gallon of fuel releases 20 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air?
Did you know that approximately 5 million tons of oil produced in the world each Year ends up in the ocean?
Did you know that the amount of wood and paper we throw away is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years?
Did you know that over 40% of all tropical forests have been destroyed and another acre is lost each second.
Did you know that more than 100 million Americans live in urban areas where the air is officially classified by the EPA as unsafe to breathe?
Please join us on this special night and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
When: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Phone: (212) 598-9126
Doors Open: 6:00pm
Minimum Donation: $20 (though you're certainly welcome to give more).
He received the award for “Outstanding NYC Monologist” at Lincoln Center from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs. He’s been a contributor to CNN, FOX News, CNBC, NPR, Air America Radio, and FOX News radio, and has performed for American Troops on their humanitarian mission to Haiti.
He is currently developing a screenplay about Black Site Prisons for Inventure Films, writing a book about Christianity and Politics, and recently wrapped roles in the independent features “The Whole Truth” opposite Elizabeth Rohm and Eric Roberts and "Price Check" opposite Parker Posey. He is the son of an ex-Nun and a former Franciscan Brother/history teacher. He lives in New York City and Hollywood, CA.
Roderick Romero’s latest work is a collaboration with musician Laurie Anderson for the Novartis Campus in Basel Switzerland. He has designed and built over 30 Treehouses on four continents. Clients include- Sting, Donna Karan, Julianne Moore, and Val Kilmer. His band (with wife Anisa), Sky Cries Mary, has recorded over 12 albums and has toured throughout North America and Asia. In 1994 Sky Cries Mary was the first band to broadcast live on the World Wide Web. They then went on to play the Conan Obrian Show and the John Stewart Show.
Singer/songwriter/ pianist Justin Baron is a Pennsylvania native. A blend of soul, rock, jazz, pop, indie and classical define Baron’s music. As a child, he casually accomplished prodigious renditions of Debussy, Bach and Beethoven. Using his uncanny ability to seamlessly fuse different genres, Baron quickly joined the Philadelphia singer-songwriter scene.
Sean Lynam got his start fronting Chicago ska band A Girl Named Craig and, years later, formed alt. rock band, Speak Her Language. Following impressive releases from both bands, Sean has since emerged as multi-talented and well-rounded solo artist. Influences from Elvis Costello and Jackson Browne help in defining a sound that's uniquely his own; Lynam has made appearances on Mancow's Morning Madhouse and Q101 (chicago's #1 Rock station), executed a number of successful Midwestern tours, and opened for bands such as Nas, Motion City Soundtrack, Allister, The Toasters, Matt Nathanson, and Punchline.
Jonathan Walton is a spoken word performer raised in the rural town of Brodnax, Virginia, who attended Columbia University and was mentored in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. The publishing of his second book (The Second Verse) prompted him to go on tour raising money for children in Northern Uganda and soon after he became a member of Poetic People Power and justice and poetry were fused together forever. Since 2006, Jonathan has been a member of World Vision's Speaker's Bureau and an Sponsored artists advocating for children around the corner and around the world. Now as the New York City Urban Project Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship he aims to create catalytic programs that will develop volunteers and students with the character and capacity that can change the world.
Natalagé Davis, a member of the 2010 Urban Word Poetry Team. She has frequently competed locally, and over the summer, participated in the 2010 Brave New Voices Festival in Los Angeles, where her team clenched the title due to her perfect score on her poem "Colors" in the final round, becoming the National Teen Poetry Team Champions. In her poem "Colors" she recreates a plea to an absent mother whose favorite color she has never known. Davis beseeches her mother, who loved “on a grayscale,” to allow Davis to be “the color that makes you smile. There is Technicolor lin- ing the inside of my elbows,” she continued. “So hug me, mom.” She was recently featured on the HBO special presentation, “Brave New Voices 2010,” a seven part series chronicling the teams journey through the festival and the final slam.
Made up of members Peter Landi on lead vocals and guitar, along with Gabe Burford on bass, The Glazzies are a band that tries to make every performance and recording of themselves as energetic and raw as possible. With some of Peter's main influences being Dinosaur Jr., The Vines, and Nirvana, The Glazzies sound as if their music would fit more in the decade that Peter and Gabe were born in. "Remember the name The Glazzies. A& R executives will soon be fighting to sign the band." - Page Six, New York Post
Artistic Director/Associate Producer