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

ROBERTO FONSECA & FATOUMATA DIAWARA

Roberto Fonseca Fatoumata Diaware

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 - 8:00PM

Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Presented by CAP UCLA

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CAMBALACHE

Cambalache

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 - 11:00AM

Pasadena Public Library
285 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101

Presented by Pasadena Folk Music Society

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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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FULL CALENDAR

MUSIC       DANCE

RECURRING EVENTS


MUSIC


7:00pm - 10:00pm VENTURA BELL ARTS HOOT (SONGMAKERS)

fourth Friday

Bell Arts Factory

432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001

TJ Zeiler 805-910-7565 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


8:00pm - 10:00pm KATTYWOMPUS CONCERT / JAM

every Friday

Dollmakers Kattywompus

412 S. Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

626-357-1091

Jennifer Ranger 626-357-1091


DANCE


9:30am - 12:00pm KAYSO FOLK DANCERS

every Friday

Casa del Prado, Rm. 206, Balboa Park

1800 El Prado, San Diego, CA

Jerry Waddell 619-479-8015 `


7:15pm - 10:00pm WEST VALLEY FOLK DANCERS

every Friday

Canoga Park Senior Center

7326 Jordan Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Jay Michtom 818-368-1957 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


7:45pm - 11:00pm PASADENA FOLK DANCE CO-OP

every Friday

Throop Unitarian Church

300 S. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA

Jan Rayman 818-790-8523 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


7:45pm - 10:45pm WEST LOS ANGELES FOLK DANCERS

every Friday

Brockton School

1309 Armacost Ave., West Los Angeles, CA

Beverly Barr 310-202-6166 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


8:00pm - 11:00pm L.I.F.E.BALKAN DANCE

every Friday

LA DanceFit Studio

10936 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Sherrie Cochran 626-293-8523 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


8:30pm - 11:30pm KYPSELI GREEK DANCE CENTER

every Friday

The Tango Room

4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA

Louise Bilman 323-660-1030 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


9:00pm - 11:00pm BEVERLY HILLS ISRAELI DANCING

every Friday

Temple Emanuel

8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA

James Zimmer 310-284-3638 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.