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Earthwise free concerts at Mitchell Park Bowl with La Doña, Vetiver/David James   Vetiver joined the show when David James‘ project was moved from the cozy interior of the Palo Alto Art Center to Mitchell Park, at the suggestion of his agent, who is also the agent for a Laura Veirs … Continue reading

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New SF landmarks

I caught up with Cecilia Peña Govea, performer known as La Doña at her mural, at Mission and 26th in San Francisco. The Giants commissioned the mural to thank their fans for their support.La Doña plays an Earthwise Productions free … Continue reading

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Phillip Greenlief’s 30:30 sax solo at 1st Earthwise concert in nearly 16 months

Phillip Greenlief, alto sax, Motoko Honda Yamaha P-175, Mitchell Park Bowl, Saturday, July 31, 2021 presented by Earthwise of Palo Alto after a hiatus:

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Requiem for Eusebio (for H.A.)

This morning I have a list of three chapters I want to read from the book “a little devil in America” by Hanif Abdurraqib. The first would be “I would like to give Merry Clayton her roses” which for me … Continue reading

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Hung Liu at DeYoung

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Two hyphy bits for Earthwise and La Doña

One: Karla Kane, for the Palo Alto Weekly, who is also a musician and records under the name The Corner Laughers, published online and maybe in Friday’s paper a brief preview of my three-part concert series at the art center. … Continue reading

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Earthwise three-part series at Palo Alto Art Center, July-August 2021 VS Woodstock 99 documentary on HBO in NYT

I am a little self-conscious putting on a concert or a concert series for the first time in 15 months. So when I watch this documentary discussed by Elisabeth Vincentelli in today’s Times– her headline is “three days of violence, … Continue reading

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‘m hereby announcing a Mac McCaughan tribute band called SuperMo that features Mark Weiss on not quite tuneful vocals, Steve Rothblatt on congas, and an assorted and rotating and non-repeating cast of other not quite melodic or rhythmic side peoples, … Continue reading

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New arts center in East Palo Alto

Just as a skateboarder sees a new plaza with benches and steps and thinks its a skatepark, when I hear tell of a new arts center in East Palo Alto, EPACenter at 1950 Bay Road, I think concert series in … Continue reading

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Dos Palos

This is an idea I had at the art center the first is Queene Amirian 1908 1988 she was a founder of the Art Center, Palo Alto citizens for a cultural center which opened in 1971. The second is a … Continue reading

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