• COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    March-April 2019

    HOPE AND HISTORY

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Marian Rosa and Eleanor“History says, Don’t hope

    On this side of the grave,

    But then, once in a lifetime

    The longed-for tidal wave

    Of justice can rise up,

    And hope and history rhyme”

    --Seamus Heaney

    For March, 2019, Women’s History Month, here is a celebration of three great American women whose lives intertwine—two at the beginning and one at the end: Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mrs. Rosa Parks.

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    SPOTLIGHTS

    ZAKIR HUSSAIN & MASTERS OF PERCUSSION

    ZAKIR HUSSAIN MASTERS OF PERCUSSION

    THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019
    8:00PM

    CAP UCLA
    UCLA Campus, Royce Hall, Westwood, CA 90095

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    RICHIE AND ROSIE
    (Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton)

    Richie and Rosie

    SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019 - 4:00PM

    Deep End Sessions
    Santa Paula, CA 93060

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    SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019 - 6:30PM

    Kalabash School of Music
    5725 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037

    Presented by the Southern Pacific Sessions

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    FEATURE ARTICLE

    GATEKEEPERS OF FREEDOM 2018:

    TWENTY-FIVE REVIEWED CONCERTS, CDS, THEATRE PERFORMANCES AND A VERY SPECIAL GRAMMY MUSEUM EXHIBIT

    VOICES THAT STOOD UP FOR A BETTER AMERICA IN 2018

    Exclusive to FolkWorks

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Ross AltmanHere are the Gatekeepers of Freedom for 2018—those performing and performance artists who travel, sing and record the music that keeps us sane in a mad world—who carry the torch of Woody Guthrie and Joe Hill, Pete Seeger and Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, Billie Holiday and Phil Ochs, Utah Phillips and Rosalie Sorrels, Malvina Reynolds, Victor Jara and John Lennon. We turn to them in times of need, for inspiration, for their long memory, for satire and protest, above all, for truth.

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    CONCERT REVIEW

    GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR

    AT THE SABAN THEATRE IN BEVERLY HILLS - MARCH 9. 2019, 8pm

    A PAINTER PASSING THROUGH

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Gordon Lightfoot“The folk revival lasted from 1960,” said Gordon Lightfoot in a whimsical moment,

    “to 1963—from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez to Phil Ochs to Ramblin’ Jack Elliot.” And here we are, forty-five years later, and we’re still playing their songs—Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and Ribbon of Darkness. But we’re not playing them all—more like a Reader’s Digest Version. Gone is the epic Canadian Railroad Trilogy—gone is the second set from two years ago—it’s now a lean, clean, well-oiled 90 minute machine, with a few pauses for emphasis, but you’d never know it from the rousing reception Lightfoot receives from beginning to end. It turns out that less is more—and small is Beautiful.

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    everything but ...

    Featured at the Folk/Roots Festival

    Willy Souly will be leading an African Dance Workshop

    and featured in the Evening Concert

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    FULL CALENDAR

    MUSIC       DANCE

    TODAY'S CALENDAR 3/26/19


    MUSIC


    NO EVENTS TODAY



    DANCE


    NO EVENTS TODAY


    RECURRING EVENTS


    MUSIC


    3:30pm - 6:30pm PORT HUENEME SONG CIRCLE (SONGMAKERS)

    second & fourth Tuesday

    Hueneme Bay Clubhouse

    2600 Lido Blvd, Port Hueneme, CA

    Marty Capsuto 818-321-2118 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    5:30pm - 8:30pm DOWNEY FOLK MUSIC JAM

    fourth Tuesday

    Barbara J. Riley Community & Senior Center

    7810 Quill Drive, Downey, CA 90242

    562-904-7223

    Bea & Jim Romano 562-861-7049 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    6:30pm - 9:00pm SDBS OPEN MIC, PICKUP BANDS, FEATURED BAND

    fourth Tuesday

    Boll Weevil Restaurant (Clairemont Mesa)

    9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA

    858-571-6225

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    7:00pm - 11:00pm OULD SOD TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION

    every Tuesday

    The Ould Sod

    3373 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

    Michael Eskin 619-284-6594 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    DANCE


    8:30am - 11:00am LEISURE WORLD FOLK DANCERS

    every Saturday

    Club House 1

    Leisure World, Laguna Hills, CA

    Florence Kanderer 949-425-8456


    10:00am - 12:00pm ISRAELI & INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING

    every Tuesday

    La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center

    8450 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA

    Rina Dalyot 619-462-8155 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    10:30am - 12:00pm UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

    every Tuesday

    UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

    5600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA

    Natalie Stern 818-343-8009


    11:15am - 12:35pm SANTA MONICA CITY COLLEGE ISRAELI DANCING

    every Thursday

    Santa Monica College Clocktower

    1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA


    6:00pm - 8:45pm CERRITOS FOLK DANCERS

    every Tuesday

    Cerritos Senior Center

    12340 South St., Cerritos, CA

    Wen Chiang 626-303-2761 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    6:30pm - 8:30pm TROUPE MOSAIC

    every Tuesday

    Gottlieb Dance Studio

    9743 Noble Ave, North Hills, CA

    Mara Johnson 818-831-1854


    7:00pm - 9:30pm CABRILLO INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS

    every Tuesday

    Balboa Park Club

    2150 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA

    Georgina Sham 858-459-1336 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:30pm - 11:00pm CALTECH FOLK DANCERS

    every Tuesday

    Caltech Dabney Lounge

    1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA

    Nancy Milligan 626-797-5157 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:30pm - 10:30pm TUESDAY GYPSIES - INTERNATIONAL

    every Tuesday

    Culver City Masonic Lodge

    9635 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA

    Marian and Jim Fogle This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


HOUSE CONCERTS

CONCERT VENUES COFFEE HOUSES CLUBS AND RESTAURANTS

These are informal, intimate special events that people hold in their homes.

Call your local hosts for scheduled artists!

LOS ANGELES

GELENCSER HOUSE CONCERTS

Claremont, CA 91711

909-596-1266 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOBLE HOUSE CONCERTS

5705 Noble Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91411

818-780-5979 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SETH AND TONY'S HOUSE CONCERTS

4773 Baltimore St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

YVONNE FLEURY HOUSE CONCERT

Santa Monica, CA

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VENTURA COUNTY

RUSS & JULIE’S HOUSE CONCERTS

Oak Park (Agoura Hills/Westlake Village area)

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SAN DIEGO

CASA TORTOOGA HOUSE CONCERT

Bonita, CA

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DARK THIRTYHOUSE CONCERTS

1132 Pinehurst Dr., Lakeside, CA 92040

619-443-9622

FROGSTOP HOUSE CONCERT

1210 White Sands Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078

LIVE AT ROCK VALLEY

7170 Rock Valley Court, San Diego, CA 92122

858-452-1539 Carol Branch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OASIS HOUSE CONCERTS

Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121

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