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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

08:37 min | 1 year ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"The scene that it's sort of timeless we don't know if this is in the future in the past. Did she succeed in saving the world. We don't know and so it just causes all of these questions to happen right before the show even starts so it's exciting starts off. You could most powerful. Yes you know yes. Yeah and it's maybe the the one piece of choreography in the show that I'm most proud of so that's exciting to be able to start off with a bang. It isn't. It's the one thing that I really haven't changed just at all since year. One and then I'll tell you a little bit about the other piece. That is brand new. That I'm also really really excited about to but so it starts with that and then it goes through the ball like the the normal Nutcracker does and then it cuts for intermission just as. She's going to sleep for the night and she has all of these wonderful wonderful steam punk dreams. With all of these crazy characters like the time keeping rabbits and the aviators and the paratroopers and one fun thing is we have a father time I'm instead of a mother ginger. So that's cool and he. He appears it's like a drag kind of a scene for him. And he's shirtless and buff and wonderful wonderful and then all of these little paratroopers out from underneath his dress so much fun so and run all over the stage super cool. How many kids can fit into the thing? I Keep pushing it. Kids would tell you that about five stuff man. Let's get twenty under their old. Yeah right so The p the new piece that I was telling you about is the waltz of the flowers which in our show is the three Ravens and I. They had no intentions of ever putting male dancers into this piece until auditions this year. And everybody's auditioning at the same time. We don't split male versus female and the boys are doing this material better than the girls and I looked at the judges and I said I think I just made a change so we have four male dancers and it changed the entire scene. Thank God because this is the one thing that I've had to change every single year because it just isn't right one of them breeding parade. And yes they yeah yeah so we have. TJ Nichols who are Lawton Enron white who is also the Latin understudy in Tony Jordan. Who are all our students which is just total bragging rights that we have all these male dancers? Oh yes go boys soon so cool so I'm really excited to show that for the first time where we're dropping names. Tell us about some of your other principal dancers here. We're going to be the key rose. Yes so anya. Walls is our sons of this year and also Rachel Kurland is playing her under study and Rachel has been one of my students for one hundred six point five years or so. She's still and she's still dancing sing and she always she never wanted to place on. Says she was always really scared of the acting portion of it and I pushed her. I said you're you're doing it so get over it. Let's do it so she's doing it I think she's really happy about it. Let's see yeah I'm the seer. No Yeah have you always you page. Yeah so I did Let's see I was the seer in steamed and then I did the first two years of nutcracker without an understudy and then the third and fourth year ahead an understudy this year do not pay changer. coriolis actor the character of the year has changed a lot so oh some of the choreography has had to which doesn't make my stress level. Go Up at all you know trying to perform in I. I don't know I'm I'm that crazy person who craig graphs it and produces it and directs it and also dances interesting. Yeah Oh interesting yeah. Let's go with that word. Interesting keeps keeps it interesting. No no no. It is interesting but I would say the word positive word on a nuisance. Yeah right and the other dancers yes a Meta is played by Elliott. Kantor and her under study is Amelia. Lippert art let's see. I think that's all the lease them. Breed in Lynam is Bran Ramel and Tony. Jordan is under study so yeah forty seven dancers answers this year. Yeah cool once again steam. Nutcracker your five that we're calling it yes sear five steam nutcracker your five takes place eh thirty. PM and seven thirty PM this Saturday medicine. Two o'clock in seven thirty three lied o'clock. PM and seventy Saturday at the Mental Center Lake Michigan College. Eleven seven hundred Your Avenue Ben Harper. If you don't know where the metal centers now come on tickets range for only twenty dollars up to thirty dollars for each performance Available at the medicine or box office online at the Mental Center Dot Com. Anything else. There any true tea in between or something no but I am doing a post concert discussion after the matinee. This here to answer people's questions because is it is an original story and a lot of people finished watching it go Okay wait hold on you evil. What one of my board members asked me that the other day I loved it only to you only in private lorry once again? Thanks for being here. Happy holidays. Thank thank you Dr Sister thanks guys thanks. Well there's a few other a holiday theme things we should probably talk about. You love it so love the hobby. The more Mary. That's right so this Friday. The New Territory Arts Association is doing their holiday hop takes place from six to nine. PM MM Friday throughout the Benton Harbor District Of course that's going to be heiress gallery. There's going to be three pillars. This going to be stuff's going on here at the thus lie Abilene Water Street glassworks livery always has stuff. So there's going to be you know events going on a free holiday concert here. I think it might be like sold out. What are all spoken for from the sounds? Good Choir here at seven. PM on Friday but that same concerts also going to be Sunday the fifteenth at two PM. Both of the ghost light the free. They're free concerts big choirs group of regional folk singing choir so yes he can take that out and there's going to be There's always free food and drinks around town and libation mation holiday stuff in. Why destroys? Does these great glass ornaments that you could purchase and So so a lot of fun in again must've as our free so for more the details on the holiday art hop you can visit new territory arts dot org one of our sponsors the irs gallery. I'm just looking at this on facebook. FACEBOOK featuring polyps test new exhibition of paintings with Scott. Elliot Live Music From Gentlemen mean the day after our vet yeah as well as festive S. two punching holiday cookies so definitely check out air gallery. Also twin see players enters its final weekend of its performances of Chris. cringle the musical sold sold out this past weekend. I think seven thirty PM Thursday and Friday two and seven thirty pm Saturday and two PM Sunday at the twin city. Playhouse Glenn Lord Road Saint Joseph Tickets only fifteen dollars for adults seven dollars children aged twelve and younger than on December nineteenth twentieth seven thirty. PM and two o'clock on and seven thirty thirty on December twenty first checkout TCP special stage reading of how the grinch stole Christmas right of Germany's helmet alley and more at the players playhouse. Tickets only six dollars. The Special Event Again December nineteen twenty and twenty one for more details or to purchase tickets for two nine zero four hundred or visit twin city players Dot Org then the Elf on the shelf. A Christmas musical takes place. Wednesday December Eighteenth at seven PM over at the mental center. Her Lake Michigan College. The beloved beloved tradition of the You know the up on the show that does all kinds of antics on the shelf often always doing something wacky Elf. Well musical Mr Musical chess night there you go that continue the tradition that continues the capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever tickets. There are twenty nine fifty nine dollars again. You can purchase tickets at the mental center dot Com in case you missed the opening reception our friends at the Chrysler Center seven or seven Lake Boulevard. Hard Saint Joseph continued the theme of Resiliency into its annual member show which is on view through January twenty twenty twenty each year members are invited to submit one new our.

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

08:45 min | 1 year ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Never let me sing it. I know right here. Can I sing a holy holy night. He Goes No. That's my song. People expect my mother would turn over her not existing grave if anything that I know so so so there is now I do have like a small show. Maybe that's just for you. Probably not. Yeah well let's down. Thanks for all your support our wild over here for the event. What's again is Thursday night right? Five thirty five thirty. Five thirty Thursday deck are halls holiday benefit concert at the theater or one. Oh One Hinckley street right right here. In the Benton Harbor district tickets thirty five per person includes food provided once again the missing dark cafe and the cheese lady Saint. Joe I should add that there are three or four for fun auction items in the mail. You know not not like sit here for two hours but just three or four four league. There's an arts district sampler where you can get a dinner in Houndstooth a night at the be airbnb above it and then Mason Jar cafe There's a picnic with the symphony during the summer summer musical which I can't announce yet And little things like that just just to kind of push some some donations that night so bring Christmas brunch with me too cheery. Oh if you want to get all the holiday cheer. We will put extra two thousand dollars after. Pay Jeremy Seventeen fifty the key. Jeremy a Santa suit or not thousand seven hundred fifty dollars. You do it so funny on evening but again it's designed on a Thursday night. They have cocktails and food and well. At least there's going to be a cash bar that's all you care about the winds coming in the door right now just for you. All the purchase tickets visit guess like H DOT COM or call us nine to five to five to two or just look on facebook where I'll be posting every single day if you have on followed me yet yes thank you awesome for part of our podcast. Things are in Germany. Thank you for your never ending support. Of course this year four now al joining us in the studio is our longtime friend. And artistic neighbor Larry Lawrence skinniest. WHO's here to tell us all about not allow this it is it Larry? She said memories man. That's a long time back see right so the US she is a longtime friend that says we interrupted you. Jeremy Lawrence guesses here to tell us all about the central music centers esteemed nutcracker year. I five taking place at both two. PM and seven thirty PM this Saturday at the Medical Center and you see the worst. Have you ever heard of Misty Copeland. Oh okay all right all right well thanks here so tell us about year five. And how's the show this year. I know like we talk every year. It sounds hosing evolution. Yes yes and it's I'm so grateful to be able able to continue to work on this. which is so crazy because I am not that kind of artists? Where if I set something I'm usually done with the next thing but certainly in this? Oh Gosh very heavily. But it's been really wonderful and I'm very proud of the work that I've been able to put in every year to further further develop characters and to push the story line a little bit and it all began as an adaptation of the classical nutcracker which it's not anymore our It's it's a complete standalone. It's its own unique hybrid anymore. Now not really there are nods to the original. Of course obviously the score will not change but I have changed the order on the score school so that it fits the story a little bit. that's cool. Yeah so it's yeah and it's a lot of dancer inspired changes which is really cool that I can have dancers the caliber of artists to rely on them to develop these characters and to push the envelope in that way So yeah it's just been a joy to work on for five and a half years well for for people who have been living in a cave and not about this right so awesome things. Living in New York Medicaid Satire Cave. So he'll tell us a little bit about this original story and in the genesis of it and a little bit about you know just the plotline shirt so six years ago or almost seven years ago now I entered the steam punk world world with the ballet was writing at the time called steamed. Yeah and so when the call came in from Mike Nidal Ski Right around June. Whatever it was that year they had a date still available in December? Did I want it and I just without thinking about it. I was on the phone with them and I was running around. I said Yeah. Sign me up. We'll be there. I'll do something and I hung up the phone and I said I agreed to do. But I'm in steam punk world. What if I wrote a steam Peng Nutcracker yeah so I used the characters characters and the storyline from steamed and jumped off as like the next chapter So the main character SANSA is the heroine ruin of steamed where a seer comes and tells her that the world is going to end in. It's up to her to save the world. Basically because of the damage that the industrial revolution Russian caused on planet earth and if she could go forward in time and get the proof and bring it back and show everybody before it's too late then she can save the world so she does career. Sore is a seer magical. Is that a real person she is. Yeah she's magical your it nope. She's a real person and she okay so this is really interesting. It's really interesting because a lot of people ask me. If she's evil she is not evil is yeah well. She seemed punk. She's a steam punk mysterious areas preacher but she is Sort of tormented by this gift. She can't turn it off so she has to see the future. And but the basic point of steamed nutcracker is that she has to decide whether she wants to continue to try and protect Sansa in the end or let her go. Oh and so she is it. Just you just see at the very end of the show. The torment that she goes through with this gift so to speak is human and she is human and so so kind of mixing around a little bit to answer all of your questions It took me becoming a mother two years ago to kind of finally get this character and understand The maternal instinct's that she has to try and protect right and then to have to make that gut wrenching decision at the end of the show. It's just you know last year I actually cried on stage so it really got to me and I'm looking forward to doing it again this year so I don't know if I went way off line there awesome and then you mentioned just a changing the order of the music around a little bit about that and we should also mention the fact. This is live music. Yes ask you have a thirty piece orchestra. Yup Yup professional musicians so I just this year made a bunch launch of order changes and I sat down with Steve and Susan Reed and I said so. I want to open this show with the wall to the snowflakes and I was expecting getting them to go. What are you talking about? That's one of the hardest things and we can't do that and that's ridiculous and they were just both kind of went. Oh yeah that's great. That'll be wonderful. Well a couple of weeks later later they both had time to think about it and they went back to So you know how hard that is right and I said Yeah. That's why I was a little a little nervous to tell you but so we start with the walls of the snowflakes. Because it's the cyborg character which I will tell you something that I won't tell anybody else all right inside information here. Only you're on the breaking Breaking news everyone. The cyborgs beginning. This show is sort of a carryover from the end of steamed aimed. which again was now? Six years ago so not very many people will have seen that show. So there's a lot of little connections that you have to really be in the know to understand which I think is kind of cool because a lot of my dancers know these things and it just makes them feel like they know something then so I'd trust nobody else can no So it starts with that to kind of set.

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

07:37 min | 1 year ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"At this point. I am Jeremy Lamb. Paul we both have a passion for the visual and Performing Arts and share that is slightly different ways. I'm a recovering print journalist commercializing everything for music. And I'm an operatic. Tenor eater director producer. Who came home to help? Nurture the next generation of local talent right here in South West Michigan. This show that not only gives you behind the scenes look in the south. West Michigan's are sitting. Entertainment scene. Invites you into the conversations. Welcome to breaking error territory breaking characters brought you by Lake Michigan. College go Slight Theatre Center Heiress Gallery Arts and Culture Centre. The the twin city players hands a Mason Jar cafe special Christmas episode Kosei Holly Jolly Character recorded from the in the Benton Harbor District Jeremy I'm Paul Santa Claus Mao. How's it going? Oh man the most wonderful time of the year Jeremy First of all Jerry does not have to write one thousand nine different articles disturbance anymore. It's first time void Loyd with our special holiday around them so half third we are on hiatus but we are excited to bring you a few things that are happening in the neighborhood here. And what are we got. I I say you know because you always make fun of me because I'm a little jaded Christmas right. You love of the helmet. Bring me this year the Sun. I'll have the sun already like that. What is it like smarts seasonal? Jesus ages man. I'm telling you I mean it's like there's a reason like read of has a light bulb furnace because we see this Marnie son son when you have such a sunny disposition. That's right it's fine. Happy Holidays Jeremy. We Love You happy holidays to you all right anyhow any who. Oh for those who enjoy this time of year. They'll be happy to everyone. That's listening with smile that Mr Pov Myanmar My partner in crime here is gathered some festive performers to do good slate holiday benefit. Concert Right here is called decker halls falsely easier halls with a dollar sign. But I thought that might be to tack. We'll put an excavation dow how he put a hat with money commands a joy. I had the studio to talk about. This is our very Dan. Alison snobby her scenario. How come home thank you? Well Paul Start with you before tells us all the cool stuff off this gone in her life which she doesn't watch which she doesn't really WanNa talk about how happy she beholds. That's right of Paul tells a little bit about this jeff out what people can expect to you know we. We are looking back and looking forward at the same time. We're very very excited for this to be our our end of year benefit concerts of but also to talk about what happened this year and how excited we are to turn the page second year. We we've spent the past eighteen months. It's just a inaugural this time. This and We have a lot of donors to celebrate into thank into applaud. And we hope to do that with them. In the room on Thursday I am. I have invited a couple of my incredible friends. In addition to Alison Singer friends that I don't get form with very often because there are usually performing themselves. Michael Cook Doc and gentlemen who have performed with before she's been on our podcast times and Karoly and then a couple of fantastic performers matthew freeze From Western Michigan University jazz pianist and Mark Churchill on Percussion So they're all going to be performing at this event it's five thirty meant to be Thursday night right cocktail our doors open cocktails and the concert begins at six thirty surveys home in time for normal Thursday night. You know it's a school night So that's this Thursday and food is going to be provided by the Mason Jar cafe and the cheese ladies Saint Joe so that's included in the ticket price. It is a fundraiser. It's thirty five dollar ticket price. Plus it will be a cash bar. We have liquor license that night. Proceeds will keep our blackbox theatre cozy and entertaining through our twenty twenty season. which we already have planned? And we're excited to reveal to say because you guys are revealing that night rate with the twenty nine and we've already approved a budget but we need to raise a lot of money for us so with this push is is all about so please come decker halls at the go slate well Alison. Let's turn our attention to you. Tell a little bit about some of the songs that you're going to be singing. Yeah so I'm super excited. This Thursday Thursday. I'M GONNA sing a little duet with Paul called fall on me from Akron. Nobody knows it. I know there was a movie last year. Super Cute on Super Contemporary. If you will off nutcracker hello employer their him everybody say. Hey Larry Lawrence Taylor Larry so yeah yeah and then some man with a bag which is a great up so she gets home with with matthew and Mark Churchill. And then I'M GONNA kick it off. Jenas gotTA set. Deroy got a couple of songs Mike Cook and our special gas drum. Roll please just about this a week or two ago our old friend Lauren Concord flying home just to perform on this concert as well so we just launched that out I see if she still has some fans in the in the whole family moved to Boulder Colorado but her parents are very big supporters of the ghost light and so she her mother both flying in for the for the evening so it's very very exciting very sold like fifty tickets but please get your tickets as soon as possible because we have limited seating in the room Once again five thirty doors open with cocktail hour and food and then six thirty concerts six thirty thirty nice and then so you know the event as a whole is meant to be a fundraiser. But also you know you've always attend some kind of holiday events. I'm also doing delivery event so this is a great chance to like. Do One thing here and one thing. They're the Delivery every event will be the following Saturday. The twenty first which is usually. That's the pattern. We've been Saturday before Smith's and that's Kinda my only real recital. My voice students. I've got five or six new students that are like eleven to sixteen. It'll be their first performance and Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and things like that and for them to get up and a the family comes. It's such a eleven years in a row or something ridiculous So get this year to catch us so the one this week is a little bit a a little bit higher professional cow with Gina and Mike Allison And so in the ticket price reflects that as well just a fundraiser. Is there and then. We'll have a bigger band at at delivery on the twenty first. So I'm singing my face off Jeremy whether you're there or not support with your Gung Ho holiday spirit I'll I'll try to make it just put a cut out of you in the corner of the room. Do with your arms produce yet in the Bible hitter shake my head and I just kinda hit it every time. There's a a new song somebody they don't like us. You just gotTa be one bombeck. And that's fine. Yeah right now I do. You know I do have dude man like what. You're good to holiday song. Oh holy night is my favorite song..

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

10:14 min | 1 year ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"By Lake Michigan College Go Slight Theatre Center Heiress Gallery Arts and Culture Center the twin city players and the Mason Jar cafe this weeks pregnant carefully quarterback dose late in the Benton Harbor district. I'm Jeremy Bonfigli and I'm Paula what's going on Jimmy Bonfigli oh well I'm sick man I got sickness everybody's leaning a little bit of anybody until the show stars and all started on his lap and now we're like walling away but thanks to our friends at Web MD have narrated under three hundred M D C their ability to self diagnose that's right either the Bolo virus cancer Hantavirus wait what was that one the hunter virus you know the Hanta Yeah Yeah from Star Wars now set in the weaned the amount west you have to be a bit by mouth or something I think that that's plausible yeah or third the dreaded man food is the worst of the three those also implausible as long as you wear your sunglasses you don't get them make sure that she didn't get them or maybe making sure she has a face just for a podcast that's ABC's can read I we have somebody in the studio already give a shit to digress get into it all right well welcome to the studio director Peggy Hair actor season Menez you are here talk about the twin city players production of Marjorie prime which opens this Friday for a nine date run at the playhouse in Saint Joe thanks you both for being here well thank you fast and I'm not offended you scooted over to the other sons so now I have to admit a non vaccine so yes that's it now not at all I mean give me all the shots and please now I have to admit when I did I saw this on the TCP schedule I never heard of this play by Jordan Harrison even that was a two thousand fifteen pills prize finalists for drama in twenty an in So so peggy what can you tell us about the premise behind the show this is a small intimate cast right very small for people and they're they're all related essentially Marjorie eighty something eighty six year old woman Getting heading into the end of her life Alzheimer's is sitting in she lives with her daughter tests and son-in-law John and the prime in the title is actually an artificial intelligence is character so the prime is for lack of a better word Hologram and her husband margery husband Walter has been brought back as a prime at approximately thirty years old and the initial part of the play is Marjorie interacting with Walter and with Tessin John the central premise is first of all what would you do to try to regain something your lose thing or get something back that you've lost and how would you distort painful memories to make them less painful it is really interesting I think from just what I know about it just the fact that it really kind of dives into just the whole premise in mystery of human identity and do you know the limits of consciousness is really kind of deep subjects here so so we like to make you think that's yes exactly so says Susan Toss a little bit about stepping into the role of Marjorie and how and that sounds like a really meaty refund ready to play it is a really fun role to play I love her to pieces I'm sure I'll not unlike that in twenty years she's really spunky she knows what's going on and she knows that Walter is not her husband but she chooses to enjoy his company anyway uh-huh and when you think about if there are going to be a lot of US older people in the future how are we going to take care of them all and who's going to keep them company and maybe we this will actually be a solution I think you have to look at the future and know that it's coming it's so I love this part it's she's an awesome woman to play and and humor in it it's not all drama contemporary piece was written recently yeah yeah it was I believe wrote it in two thousand twelve and then in twenty fifteen it was a finalist for Pulitzer Prize for yes it was made into a movie but the movie is not at all like the play it's nothing like it yeah it's it's play the Amazon Amazon prime it had a pretty heavy duty all sarcastic but I like my cast better talk about the rest of your cast into also the rest of the rest of your crew who's who's GonNa help you on this production well my assistant director is a is TCP veteran and phenomenal lady Joanne Schmitt she really is shout she she's really helping me with characterization Shen I'm more into the technical side of things my stage manager is Erin Rennick and other TCP veteran who's done a lot my set designer is a lovely lady by the name of Cassandra horror who would love to be able to be hired yes it's an amazing said and my my chief builder was a gentleman by the name of Bruce Bang Heart who prior to building set did in his spare time he actually does habitat builds okay so he does that every day and so then my cast Susan is is doc plays Marjorie and a young man who came down here from manesty by the name of Michael Bond Plays Walter he's a commute well he me listen he lives here now but he's originally from manesty where he did a lot of theater with his parents and then another TCP veteran Craig Kirk Door for Plays John and a newcomer to us but not a newcomer to the theater Liz Benjamin Elizabeth Benjamin and who was also in Urinetown for briefly But she had to do some personal reasons had to step out and then I wound up stepping into her partners yeah and she plays tests great and you're seeing quite a smaller cast compared to the last one you directly Oh yes well between thirty four and four thirty eight enforce thirty four plates spend release Yes oh my God why are there seven people here right a little easier to keep track of very much sorry yes I am enjoying it immensely yes on a great time terrific yeah and players is such a great environment very supportive everybody's there you know where the lights are and if you don't have the lights are you know who to ask right it'd been doing it for so long that there is a great supportive group of people out there that yes they ought to pick up the pieces of someone having a meltdown and we're still learning how to do those things and you saw this summer we showed our ass from time to time and we're now so twinsies players been a great Remodel for everybody not yeah show us do theater so hey wish you guys the best walk anything we forgot sponsor yes I would love to give a shout out to my sponsors we have season sponsors which is is the Boulevard in and Bistro the Herald Palladium Meyer Lake Michigan Chiropractic Llc T. P. Technologies and Indiana Michigan power nuclear plant in addition we have a show sponsor Donnie German Ph D. licensed psychologist or which kind of plays into it it's fantastic so once again the twin CD players stage production of Marjorie prime at seven thirty pm Friday and Saturday and two PM Sunday at the TC player six hundred West Glenn Lord Road in Saint Joseph with additional performances seven thirty PM November one two eight nine and two PM on November third and ten tickets are only fifteen dollars twelve dollars for seniors group rates are also available and all seats are reserved purchase tickets online at twin CD players dot org or through the TC box office at four two nine zero four hundred with that two six nine in front and remember on opening night patrons are invited to join the cast and crew after the show for an afterglow reception featuring refreshments provided by partners Lemon Creek winery and bits pastry shop thank you both for being here and have a great ron thank you of course Halloween is just around the corner our friends at the coastline children's film festival have teamed up with the Ghost Light Theater for special spooky events coming and Saturday it's called a flick or treat in features screening of the nineteen thirty-three version of the invisible man as well as three short films haunted spooks in the scarecrow both from nineteen twenty as well as Tom Allen who does oh like the brochures in technical stuff and helps us out over it has sometimes with the remote sometimes not that's right thank you guys so you know I was thinking about this.

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

06:42 min | 1 year ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Commercializing in everything from music and I'm an operatic tenor Peter Director producer who came home to help nurture the next generation of local talent right here in southwest Michigan this show that not only gives you behind the scenes look in the South West Michigan's are sitting entertainment scene and invites you into the conversations welcome to breaking territory breaking characters brought you by Lake Michigan College Go Slight Theatre Center Heiress Gallery Arts and Culture Center the twin city players and the Mason Jar cafe look into this week's upset of breaking reported from the coast late in the Benton Harbor district I'm Jeremy Bonfigli and I'm Paul Mao liven well here in October tuber I know feel nightfall Dude I love this one I know it's great best putting some to bed got married on Halloween I made my New York City Opera debut on Halloween I think actually about Halloween but the sector over great I had my My Bachelor Party in Vegas on Halloween yes and Baseba- baseball cardinals cards oh cards awfully hopefully that'll be relevant when this comes out Atlanta so well hey I'm you know an addition to the cardinals I'm also pretty excited about that. One of my favorite Michigan girlfriend singer songwriters what a many him is performing in town weekend of course I'm talking about traverse city's own may Irwin he plays delivery on Saturday night what makes this particular concert even more special is that it is a release concert for her brand new album titled Second Site it's an album filled with songs reflection about the Times that we we're living in and very pertinent to what's been going on in our country right now Earlier this week I had a chance to speak with may about the ooh out for a new record is taking a long time to finish took a schedule for a chance to it's been a long time coming and I'm really really take to finish it and it's the fans are all written host selection of the current president and so a lot of it is how it means to be living in this country right now and talking about the origins of our flagon and this country in general and and the hope is to try to help reconnect people look what it means to them to be be living here and it means to continue to create positive change in our communities and making adapting are sort of American dreaming and creating a new one that is more inclusive of everyone who calls this place home and while also asking you know those the powers that be to be more responsible and respectful of all the people that live here as well so that's what the album is about and the shows are sort of a piece kind of taking people on a journey through reflecting on those ideas we'll tell me a little bit mad about the title second site tell me a little bit about the idea behind in and like maybe a shift yeah that the title game instead of the you know the talk coming from the title but it's really when it boils down to feel like right now reconnecting to intuitive fellas really important part of healing and so the second site is sort of the part of us that knows what to do beyond any sort of like external knowing so sort of being quiet enough to reflect inside ourselves and and have our intuition guiding US instead of being led by happening around us especially right now there's so much to be distracted by and also there's a lot of things on the political world that are really taking out of energy and distracting us from what we know and what we want to see so check and say is sort of your what the intuitive higher self and and reconnecting to that and with these shoes I know that you can these this this little of released tour tell me year what are the songs that have just kind of uh they resonated for you and starting to resonate with audiences as well when you're you're playing these live in pretty amazing it was a little bit scary to Matt Really Know How people would receive the material having it being kind of your content matters unusual my my voice in a way is an activist and so I wasn't sure but people have really been receiving the message really well and connecting in the songs that we've done like there's a few that are extremely just relevant to a happening right now one is whole again one and Sach my home and then on his called how can I return and those three are pretty heavy pieces and they're kind of the flag suite of the album and so they're reflecting on different parts of the flag and and what it means to live here now and they've just been received so well and and it's been really powerful to be supported by the band who's willing to go very deep and Ashley with me into this message to deliver right with a lot of thought and heart and then to have received has just then a really really beautiful sharing and given given me a lot of faith in our work at the community people really we are ready for a different way forward you know the to carry ons of tooth we had and fitted to the five it took pain that Novacaine office live burn into history legacy.

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

09:40 min | 1 year ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Week's episode of Breaking character go slight in Benton Harbor district I'm Jeremy Bonfigli I'm Paul Mao Episode One Hundred Fifteen Yeah we've done this for that long shit announced where Holy Shit that's right we can't our hair cast brand please that's right here in silently a nod my head at earmuffs all right well let's let's talk about let's get serious let's talk about a subject that we we all know a little something about I think in this room and that's resiliency Hick and F. Data rate allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back at least as strong as before well resiliency is also the title of a new exhibition devoted to the process but in the face of adversity trauma tragedy threats and stressed opening in this Friday at the art center here to tell us all about it is deputy director and curator Tammy Miller and Tasha Turner whose victim for us for the first time here drama that's right the program director for trauma informed initiatives at spectrum Lakeland Healthy you both for being here today thank you hear touch think heard I'm GonNa do it now list just talking about the idea for this exhibition because it came out came about as a conversation between Brazil and Lakeland told me a little bit about how you that conversation developed in how between mental health initiatives and the power of art and how those conversations led to this collaboration in the exhibition cure thing Tasha meet nealer and do it I'll take a stab at so you know at Spectrum Health Lakeland we've really been talking a lot about mental health because our community is consistently telling us it's one of their priority health needs no that's the term that we use we found that in two thousand sixteen we find it again in two thousand nineteen and so we thought it was really important to do some very intentionally around that work but with that you know as important as it is to talk about like adversity and the challenges that people face it's also equally and even more important to talk about the things that help us get through and the strength that we have right and not just focusing on the bad and the ugly and so we have those conversations internally and in kind of thinking you know who are our partners in the community that we could work with and going beyond like just all the mental health professionals right like making this something that's truly community effort and that ripples even beyond just the work that I do and so then we started talking about the crisis role in how just healing therapeutic we know are to be just generally right like the arts are incredibly healing and what kind of national a partnership could we start to form and you know people talked and they talked about talking and now here yeah timmy like free because I know that's the the mission statement craigslist you know strengthening the community through art so tell me how this kind of in with the crowds was missing statement of version yeah so in the last couple of years we changed our mission statement to in to read that we would that we want to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community the visual arts and as part of that process you know we've always had community based input in our exhibition programming but we decided that we really wanted to start building a couple exhibitions each year that started with the community first and then sat out the artwork so so this is our first tip of this kind and and it's great so we through these natural conversations that were happening between the castle and Spectrum Lakeland health we had defied this need and the community and this need for awareness and and we do you know we also know the great benefits and the wellness benefits of art art can be very therapeutic and has lots of great tangential benefits to it so it was just a perfect fit and a great way to start in this project together and how did you end on on the subject of resilience see as being kind of a topic to explore and seek out artists for an in tell me just a little bit about that process of of finding artists kind of fit into that category sure so which are very good at we've known Oh thank you so the theme of resiliency was developed through dialogue with Lakeland Spectrum House so we had gotten together and had a couple of group conversations with staff and the team from spectrum and talked about these different needs an and the links between our wellness and we landed on the term resiliency because it's because we believe it's positive it's proactive and it's it's a need right so she can speak better to that but I will for the artist process once we don't determine this was our theme we actually put out a nationwide call for artists and ask them to respond to it and we gave them just a very brief definition of resiliency and let them respond to it with their artworks and we received several proposals that we're addressing that theme really different and wide ranging ways whether the process builds resiliency for the artists themselves whether the artwork was addressing the issue of resiliency some of them very directly some of them very abstractly and so it was a fascinating process so we so we captured all these proposals and then again we sat down with the team from spectrum and we reviewed them together we had a shared rubric that everybody was filling out scoring the artworks and I had to tell you this is actually the part that I loved was that I'm thinking okay how's how's this GonNa win oh you know everybody has different responses to artworks and even the spectrum Lakeland health individuals their team was not scoring cohesively I mean they were you're vastly different from one another like the castle staff were vastly different from one another in their responses to these artworks and so we gather those responses and from there we call down a list of artworks artists to include in the show that school and before we dive and fully to the art I wanted to to go back to Tasha and spoke to you guys over there yeah you know it depending on where you look there's lots of different definitions for resilience and what it means to be resilient you know kind of like the most basic is that ability to bounce back right you the imagery of like a rubber band comes to mind and there's all different kinds of rubber bands you have some that are super-duper flexible you have those that if they haven't been used that great they can become brittle so they might have a little bit of a stretch but they could break really easy right the ones that are like huge already well it it takes some effort to even stretch them and so just like we were very varied in our responses to art I think that also speaks to the fact that has people we are vastly different and so the things that strengthen us can be very different the things that we see as our strengths and supports can be very different and different doesn't mean wrong right and it in this work really just honors that individuality in that people know what's best for them you are your your best expert I tell people all the time as a counselor I'm not an expert in you I'm an expert in helping you find the you that you want right I don't give you the answer there's I just hope you to see the answers you already have and so with this resilience piece it's helping people kind of turn inward look for what are my internal supports I already have how can I use those external things around me what might be missing that we really want some more of we want to do some more of and that all of those things are very valid yeah and now tell me I know you've been covering the Artan boxing and getting things set for the opening this Friday also the artwork in the artist just to give us a cross section of how this theme does speak in different ways to artists in you went through a rough patch in her own life and she took out a period of time and did a whole series of artworks that she calls herself care series so she illustrated what self-care means to her whether that's taking a nap with her dog whether it's taking a bath whether it's reading a book or or planting it lovely illustrations and so so she's one of the artists in the show and really just delightful and I would almost even a little trendy looking you know you know and then you know Allie Farkas is Michigan artist who does he's Really Beautiful.

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

04:10 min | 1 year ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"At these Jeremy Lamb Paul we both have a passion for the visual and Performing Arts and share that is slightly different ways. I'm a recovering print journalist commercializing everything from music and I'm an operatic tenor eater director and producer who came home to help nurture the next generation of local talent right here in southwest Michigan this show that not only gives you behind the scenes look in the South West. Michigan's are sitting entertainment scene invites you into the conversations welcome to breaking error territory breaking characters brought you by Lake Michigan College Go Slight Theater Press Center Heiress Gallery Arts and Culture Centre the the twin city players and the Mason Jar cafe splashing into this week's upset over breaking care fair recorded from the dust lay in the Benton harbor district. I'm Jeremy Buffalo and I'm Paul Mao what's up. Gb Man how you doing. I'm awesome the first week of fall yeah the music finally meet ears by things following. Take temperatures beautiful leaves me asleep. Yeah exactly that's right. Sorry all things things before. We have interesting and you know what else happens. In the fall is the mental main stage season kicks off the walls on and there's a great falls fire nine balls of fire yeah that doesn't quite where we have another great great mental show coming up insulin suckle history in December fourth nineteen fifty six at the Son Record Studios in Memphis Tennessee Carl Perkins came in to record some songs with his band and the labels latest acquisition position. Some new kid named Jerry Lewis. You're sitting in on piano. It just so happened since it. Was You know sun records. Johnny cash happened to come into the studio that morning. You're listening and then sometime in the early afternoon twenty one year old Elvis Presley standby for a casual visit an impromptu museum session followed who wish for with off or members Jerry Lee Carl Perkins Johnny cash and Elvis Presley. This jam session was record quartered and is the basis for the hit musical million dollar. Quartet kicks off its tenth anniversary national tour on Tuesday. Take a tuber I at the mental center at Lake Michigan College. This will be the first show of the tour so we're excited about that. I recently had a chance is to catch up with trevor. Dorner portrays Jerry Lee Lewis in the show to talk about that seminal moment in rock history and his portrayal of the great balls of fire singer. Yeah so the show itself all revolves around this one night in Memphis Tennessee son record where I they had Jerry Lee Lewis Johnny Cash Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley all happened to be there together and they had kind of an impromptu jam session so musicals was kind of a dramatization of that night which like we play some of the songs that they played that night because there is like an actual recording straight through like everything that happened I think and yeah so that's like kind of the whole show is that I've been doing Jerry Lee for a while now I actually I was on and the national tour before this. I'm about two years ago. and I was the under study for that tour and then since then I've done a couple of other productions regionally and now the tour has put me back to daily this time around for the Serie Super Cool. I'm super excited. This'll be you know I'm in and like I'm close to two hundred shows doing million dollar quartet so far one hundred that'd be under study now getting close to a hundred actually playing Jerry Lee the cool kind of growth over the last two years of doing this show and Kinda. Let me here to opening the tenth bursary tour.

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

12:30 min | 1 year ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Flow welcome to this week's episode breaking character recorded from the ghost light in the Benton Harbor district. I'm Jeremy Bonfiglio. I'm Paul Mao. We are here with episode one. Oh eight we know eight. That's a lot of episode two and more than two years worth of episodes in sitting here looking at my face. I'm hiding sitting here with you. It seems at least like four years not even breaking character totally in care. We have a couple of characters in studio today yes but before before we do that. I just wanted yeah because everybody who's who I've run into that. We do this podcast and know that we're friends has come up to me and said how wonderful <hes>. West side story was and and <hes> I know that you you were really really really pleased with it so I wanted to say it is to you and Kudos to the entire production team. I mean all the way down I mean in the people in this room is well to support me and all the people that work hard on all these things all year long it takes a huge village to pull off something like west side story a symphony any company to theater companies like we all are working twenty four seven three sixty five to make these things happen so to be able to be out there and let the heavens opened up and be kind to us for two nights in a row and have an evening like that. I mean is there beautiful time to be alive on Civil English terrific this Saturday. I mean just amazing to have whether how did you write. I don't know we got right now last year in high so he got oldest one is what I'd like to take some of the credit for with that but I can speak him. No rest for the wicked theater continues inaugural Hummer run this week with birth burst nurses Pulitzer Prize winning play Clyborn Park razor-sharp Satire Takes Jab at race in real estate in the fictional Chicago neighborhood of clyborn park. The play begins in Nineteen fifty-nine as a black family moves into a white enclave then act two lifts the script up to quite literally taking us back to the same house in two thousand nine as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed joining us in the talk about the show you you just heard a sneak peek of our actors. Bill Klein and Carol Siser. Thank you both for being here. Thank you hear well. Bill Bill I wanted I wanted to start off by asking the two of you this and and commenting on it because I think most theater goes especially in this community. We know you both from all the work that you've done across the river at twin city players and I think it's important fact mentioned that because you know what this really shows I think at the theater community here is in fact just that a community so before we dive into the play. Tell me what made you both went to be a part of the inaugural season here here at the coastline into to show that just that fact that this isn't a competition. This is just more more more good theater that people can have opportunity to come see well ladies first well. I I was noticing when I was writing my bio bill for this show and I was listening the last few things that I'd been in that I'd been at the symphony. I'd been like Michigan College. I'd been at twin city players and now I'm here I do you really think is a universal community. We love each other we share. I hope people don't think that if you if you're one you can't be the other because I don't see it that way at all and I am thrilled to be part of something this new and this fresh and this wonderful. That's going to be here long after I'm gone and have just a little tiny part to play in it. It's just exciting and quite frankly a little inspiring yeah. This must have been belfry you the same thing I've been involved with twin city players for over thirty years but I've also worked with a lake shore. Beckwith <hes> Michigan Dunes of lists the our town players Weiji. I you know I've done a lot of different theatre groups in one one of the consistent things is always to me a family yeah you get involved in the inner production with a production company and and you become family because you spend so much time mm together and in this case and I've advocated the family -ness of when city players for years and this one's even a double dose because it's not only my family but it's my actual that's right Marion daughter for through my wife this director funny other little thing we were pulling costumes and in my perfect character wears an apron <music>. An out of the pile is an apron. That was my mother's wearing in the play. It's been twenty five thirty years ago. I don't eat it a couple of smocks two twin city players and now here. I am where one of her smock may play. That's you know I'm not so mad genius but sometimes things fall into place so I think you know two things. I thought why you asked that question. I didn't know you were GONNA. Ask which is great though thank you. Jeremy always after is that people come come up to me or even some people on my board and say Paul. We want to want you to realize your dream well. It's not something that I caught into. I it's it's been a natural progression. It's been my work at S._M._C. at C.. Three years on the border twin CD players to understand how all those things work well and don't work well so right and so that coupled with the idea that just coincidentally a piece of this magnitude of this kind of importance to be able to have you to and some other veterans at Wednesday players be a part of this production of of this important level of understanding conversation and actually just hit me like a ton of bricks to talk about the word twin and what twin city players is and has not been and we're talking about gentrification and what we're trying to do in both places so it was designed but here we are l. and the actors are twincities players veterans and here we are talking about what is and is not twin about Ben Harboring Saint Joe Right Hander clyborn park and nine hundred fifty s versus and I I think there's a lot of comparisons between that play in this and just go back to Jeremy said a while ago you know th th the competition level competitions not always bad. I mean it's always good because that brings both of you to a higher level and I don't. I don't look at go slater the DOJ EAC or anybody else as competition I look at it is is basically expanding banning the audience absolutely our people that we can bring into live theater and show them. What a great entertainment value that is it benefits. It's everyone because then people will come to see every all the shows everywhere no matter where you're at because no matter what the ater you're in if you I wanna see that show you can see the show twin city players you can see and still see the show at the ghost light and still see the show a dodger. If that's that's live theater here is what you enjoy it and to me. I mean I would pick live theater over any movie television show that I've ever seen except for. Maybe deadwood sporting event. I mean you strip away from that. You know now. There's a second theater or whatever it's office. Michigan are in in Ben Entertainers a were right around the lake from a very successful city named Chicago. Oh my goodness the theater city for two hundred storefront theaters. They all figured. got a way to get along to rise up and I go up to be credible theater to really dedicated theater fans coming to see Li- borne part okay and we better be fortunate. Wait no it's Sunday. It's our first Sunday Sunday the fourth uh-huh riddick well. Let's let's time into this show a little bit and Paul. You alluded to it a little bit. <hes> you know this show has themes about an explorers <hes> the idea <hes> gentrification and you know it's interesting and I'm sure there's thought that went into this. When you're you're building this this building and thinking about this season of you know there has been some criticism about the arts district <hes> you know and building joining us that you know that it is gentrification and in that you know white people from Saint Joe or coming in and so so you know wrap my head around that and just asking the question you know what what kind of thoughts went in for you. When you know you were building this theater season and thinking about doing a show like this we talk about even on our mission statement. We're interested in theater that <hes> that <hes> purports or continues news conversation and I think nothing continues a conversation about gentrification more than a play designed to do just that <hes> as some people might shy away from controversy. I think think a piece of eater puts the onus on us. When we lift the curtain or or or turn on the house lights to say what did you think about that and so we're going to have a chance to do that eight times with this piece but also you know people like to say the gentrification of dirty word while it's what's happening and so for us to say. It's a dirty dirty word. Doesn't you know that someone classify it doesn't have to be we can talk about how it's happened before us. I it's happening now. Why it's going to happen in the future is that what is happening or are we trying mind to work within the confines of the Arts district or been harbored to do something better for the community as a whole. Is it <hes> is. Is it community improvement for all be competing community improvement for instead of you know somebody pushing somebody else aside as you know way. oftentimes uh-huh these conversations are center right and you know those the twenty dollar price tag keep people away. They can't afford this piece of theater. It's something we're talking about something the newness at this theater. Could we have one night at least that is a pay what you can pay what you want type of eating because I do think some families is to make that bryce ticket yeah so <hes> I did want to mention that this Sunday we have officially landed a guest panel of folks to have a talkback session <hes> how we are going to have at least four guests. Shar Mae Sanders Char may works with students at Lake Michigan College. There's on the race relations. Council is the CO chair of AL packed the community community police relations effort and Ben Harper and has interesting perspective on as an African American woman herself who grew up in Saint Joe was mainly Yarborough who we all know in Love County Commissioner President of Ben Harper Library Board Lord wife of the former mayor lover of the arts and she's been in the thick of things for decades and as well as two of the the white men in this own some of the land down here Mr Kennedy who's on our board board and Mr Peter Clovis. They're both going to join us so it's going to be lively discussion. We invite people to come this Sunday with or without having tickets. We'd like people to see the show. I it's a two o'clock. Matinee A. and the post show talk Michael Taste or four thirty see that's awesome and then well. Let's let's talk a little bit about the show because I is an interesting concept you know <hes> <hes> two different time periods different characters bill and Carol Tulsa a little bit about the Carol character she you play and you know how they they fit into this story. Well it's nineteen fifty nine and in the first act today in the first nineteen fifty nine and bill and I play husband and wife and we have just sold our home as it turns out to the first black couple to becoming into the neighborhood which sets up a whole domino effect right between the neighbors and what's happening in our lives and I don't want to give the whole story away but there's tension mentioned. There's my character I one of the things that really drew me her is she is trying to deal with so many different things in this play and she she she travels. She isn't just a constant. The second character is not so much so but this I beck one..

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

15:26 min | 1 year ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Splashing welcome to this week's episode of breaking character reported from the Gus Light and the Benton Harbor District Jeremy Bonfiglio. I'm I'm Paul Mile Mambo so this is a big weekend obviously for you because it's summer musical time for those who have followed us in any capacity. It's really no secret that Paul has been directing big summer. Musicals is with the South West Michigan Symphony Orchestra in fact this year marks is at ten. Yes anterior our tenth year to get looking each other each other face to face. That's right amazing but of course is there are few things that make this year extra special. One West side story amazing to the partnership is now in conjunction with a ghost light and they S._M._S. though as three there will be not one but two performance the shadowland pavilion on Silver Beach. That's right they estimate so in conjunction with it goes eight or percents west side story at seven thirty pm both Friday and Saturday night at addition to Paul who's once again directing joining us in the studio to talk about it is S._M._S. missile music director and conductor Mr Robin Walton doing pianist in the company US <hes> Mr Joshua Goings Ali who's been working with focus behind the scenes as well as actors Leo Carney who returns home to Blake Tony and Deni Lamont who is making taking his Michigan Theatrical debut Bernarda very excited to be here all right well. Thanks everyone for being here so Paul Paul Robin. Let's let's start off by talking about the probably the biggest news two nights. I know we've talked about about the one night only event in the past and just really seem with discipline daunting to do anymore. So how did you guys find a way to make this happen this year. Well we needed a big vehicle and we found one yeah <hes> and also last year we we pretty much sold out right. We got rained out for the first time I went to <hes> the mental center and we sold even more taken he's building. It was just a tremendously successful event and when you have that kind of success it gives you the courage urge to to go for two nights and it makes it so much more satisfying because it's an awful lot of work to do overnight. The budget certainly goes up for these symphonies players you know when they have an extra service like that but the bigger issue for kept saying Paul. You're not gonNA increase your budget. I'm like no I've been asking for nine years for these beautiful actors to work for six seven weeks on this stuff and only do it once has been the heartbreak because in the summer so many people are busy like oh I missed stood and you're like why didn't miss it and <hes> so this time you have two chances to not miss it right weekend but ones on a Friday ones on a Saturday and <hes> we're really really excited to be out there and the weather looks good knock on wood it but it's such a glorious happening every year that we do get to go to the beach and <hes> this is unfortunately we robin is last one together but he couldn't be any better than west side story. Let's talk about that a little bit Robin you have the the announcement Smith is this is GONNA be. You're their last summer last summer and then last full season. It's my last full season with the S._M._S. will be this coming season add trombone. I know we'll Robert Tulsa a you know we talked about it a little bit before the show that tell us a little bit about that decision I know it was kind of a narrowing the focus a little bit right. I mean for all the fourteen years that I've been here in working with the S._I._M._S. which have been such a a pleasure and an honor <hes> but I've also been a professor of conducting at Vanderbilt University and my activities there and outside of here outside of those two jobs have only increased with time and <hes> as you're probably aware with sort of longevity comes come come university wide committees and stuff from the Orion meeting before the meeting in the end just the combination of the the ever increasing demands on the travel involved. I just felt that it would be it would be appropriate. It for me to concentrate on one one one fulltime to harass and so so I made that determination after fourteen seasons and it was it was a really difficult decision but I'm certain it was the right one and also I think the right one for the Esso because they they now Ford Fourteen seasons is a lot of seasons and we we the orchestra's now you a completely different entity and <hes> it so it would be really great for <hes> for a new person to take it from there and and you know it's like a year a little bit of a relay race and and <hes> and go on and you know one of my my heroes Laura Mozelle he he he talked about this a little bit and he set a a symphony orchestra is like one of those old-fashioned candles and in the ones you create by dipping it in wax over and over again and he said that the different colors of wax that you dip it and give it give is what gives it this really fascinating many many colored Hue in the end and he won't that with with Your Symphony Orchestra. You won't different influences in different people to bring out different things in the orchestra and <hes> in in the end. It's a good idea to to to have some <hes> rotation of leadership for any organization it really it really does improve the organization over time and and and give both the audience and the orchestra a valuable and the administration valuable new perspective leaving. They're better than you found it. Thank you last night in myriad ways but I hope you're leaving behind a playbook on how you've done that or process completely in the lurch here is that how to build a fantastic group of players. I mean I told you yesterday where there was Yulia or your percussion section alone last year. In in the heights I was mesmerized by the level of professionalism and excitement for them to play and I know we're certainly not paying hang in San Francisco symphony levels but these people come in engaged ready to go and they're they're inspired by you and your leadership but also the vehicle in the heights was great west side stories me the same thing we can't wait to hear percussion absolutely in an to Tokyo percussionists <hes> two of the percussionist that we've had in the last <hes> six years <hes> one went on to become principal timpanist at the met and another one went onto join the Israel Philharmonic so a I think my turnovers real problem with actors I mean we then they go off the Cincinnati Conservatory Broadway and it's like I can't afford them anymore. GotTa get them when they're young. You talk about being MSRP. Try Sitting in those auditions editions and hearing what comes in just the level is just staggering great. We'll let's dive into the show a little bit west side story <hes> when you guys were looking at a musical to do this year for tenth even before maybe maybe we knew that Robin was going to be leaving the hitting that that ten year mark for this was a big milestone so so <hes> tell me just a little bit about the thought process of what made west side story the the show to do well and I thought it'd before we started and I'm thinking today we have a couple of the stars of the show in studio today but it's such an incredible ensembles from start to finish the textures the number two number ereck the recognizable but the thickness of the texture about with the Orchestra and the ensemble never fails like it keeps going like we were working on officer Kripke last night I work on the quintet this show Bernstein his orchestration Sondheim the shows the star and it's such a juggernaut of a piece to learn to perform but also in the market but like the the audience isn't it for such a treat with this professional orchestra that that Robin spent fourteen years getting to the level it is that I've spent ten years to to get these players. I mean I'm just over the moon excited and well. We wanted to choose a vehicle to answer your question. I mean I mean the short answer was we. We were ready. Yeah I mean there are certain pieces is of classical music. You just don't don't do until the orchestra is ready to do and and west side story is a show I think you just don't do until you're ready to do and I think we especially after the success of in the heights and and several of our previous shows does we we we thought we were ready and and and could do could do this incredible music justice. I also feel this is this is the perfect the perfect moment <hes> with with its its message of Ricans Reconciliation Asia and <hes> you know this is the moment yeah for sure well. Let's let's talk to some of the people who are going to be singing the songs on stage <hes> first of all. Let's was sucked. Leo Leo you're Stevensville Stevensville native and coming home. You've in Cincinnati entering your sophomore year right yeah. We'll tell me what it's like for you to be able to come home and do one of these again. 'cause you've been in almost all of them all out onto yeah I had an incredible year. There's lots of hard work and it was just like very craziest colleges and go to school for B._F._A.. So it was nice not only come home and have a breather but then again have the opportunity to do this show because I think in the musical theater world everybody wants to get their hands on this piece at some point in time whether or not you're like a jet or if you're even backstage us like the apart of the magic. I took the story that is so timeless. I was like I just had to come say yes to that so he had so nice to be back into Robin again because they kind of have a family now at this except for so long and we raised you sure he's like a younger we'll and then obviously playing Tony. That's one of the iconic roles in musical theatre told me just about being able to step into those shoes and and just seeing your take on the role in your take on him. Yeah I'll tell you until probably like I went to school and had I mean Paul's helped my voice so much for so long until I saw a new teacher. I don't know if I ever saw Bo Klay could sing. The role of Tony always been a dream role but it's just so demanding and I'm a baritone. It's like one of the iconic tenor roles and whisk theater so I don't really think I never thought that I could play and also to play this song. I think makes it more real in more in your face and just more heartbreaking in the end but I think he's a great character who is like in his time and I think he was more of an activist and he was smarter than everybody else in the sense that he never judged face on anything other than his ability to love and I think that that's still so needed a necessary and people today so it's so fun to play that on stage and then Danny. Let's talk talk to you a little bit about playing Bernardo now first of all. How did you find us because you hear from Jersey Right? Yes it's actually a crazy story so yeah. I'm I'm a South Florida native but I moved out to get my B._F._A.. Out Up North <hes> go to school like ten twelve miles outside of Manhattan the northern.

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Breaking Character

05:33 min | 2 years ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"And Saturday on Sundays are cast consists of two professional opera singer colleagues of mine coming into sing the lead roles of Francesca and her lover Robert Kincaid in British Ghani, soprano, Elizabeth paycheck arose. From Winston Salem, North Carolina and branch fields playing Robertson Cade. He's a bass baritone from Williamsburg Virginia. So they'll be coming in for the last three weeks nationally out the to lead roles both fantastic performers beautiful voices beautiful faces. In addition that are local and interns round show. Dan, Maxon who lot of people know us singing, the cuckold husband, but Johnson, Abby Meriva, Sean from Shawarka singing Marian interns, Zachary Myers is playing Mike. Title the sun, another fantastic young performer from central high school Elissa Hiscox playing Caroline Allison Wenzel was playing the state fair singer and Kiara Megan penalty the role of Marge fame. Blair, Charlie Casey, Mercer as Ginny with in there on some will also consist of office Schafer, Casey, Mercer Kansas Ricky to more Meghan pokey Tessa Harris was the Hiscock. Zach myers. Shane blair. Martell? Burton Mike Brooks and stage manager Hans tells Vic so and Joshua goings, not without as music director and Julia my as costume designer but also Carly Lenz and Jaden weren is our a custom customers on the show and direct one show. That's one show and you're directing the under some insure. And you're obviously the Arctic director as well. Larry Underwood directing our next offering of no exit was going to be pretty insane dential in well, Larry, so Larry. So you just have to say Leary, and I'm saying saying Sunday, we love him. And then I'm wrecking the Westside story on the beach for the tenth year in a row for the symphony. Yeah, that's another huge huge huge show. We're very excited to nights only instead of one nine it's yes. And then page smileys coming onto direct clyborn park. Nice third show ethica slate, and then rounding out the ghost shows, August Tano is going to direct Urinetown the musical eight areas to stop in farce. I can't wait to see what August pretty complete. So I'll be announcing that soon to all right? We'll keep listening to breaking character. And you'll be able to hear more cast updates in them and pitch is our big two week camp two separate weeks in June. Our taking all locations go to the summer camps tag are button on our website ghost Lybia dot com. If you wanna sign your student or kit from ages six to sixteen checkout circus team, Michigan the first time ever come into. Michigan. We're getting a lot of kids interested in boys and Girls Club. It's going to be fantastic camp. So we hope to see lots of kids are. Yes. If your kid is ever hinted at wanting to run away with the circus. This is the camp for this training them to to understand what it's like if they find themselves one day with a contract to the right? I'm not saying area runaway and during the circus cherry domas understand. But you know, if they threaten you could just drop them off the light there. Sure what I'm hearing. That cares. That's right. Get out. Call their bluff now, I like the way you're thinking. That's right. That's a father over there. Not at all. I wouldn't want to do that. At all. Well, let's do it for this week's episode of breaking character. Remember, you can listen to and dalit current and past episodes and even subscribe to breaking character on our website, WWW dot breaking character, podcasts dot com. You also find breaking character on Spotify. I T N Stitcher. Tune in apple podcasts, or whatever your favorite podcast app might be confined. Current news. Updates and pudding whole bunch of events from our sponsors on our Facebook page, breaking character, the podcast rate and character is made possible. Thanks to our awesome sponsors, including Lake Michigan college the ghost life theater. Chrysler's thinner heiress, gallery, our culture center, twin city players and a Mason jar. Cafe. Thanks to our technical crew sounded near Brian Thomas website manager, Karen Lewis for the work behind the scenes Academy Award winning songwriter. Andrew wife from the band snow for these black and blue what you're hearing. Right now is a theme song in the folks. Here. The federal building for letting us squad here for the past several months of really use them. I recording space right here in the Benton harbor district interested in supporting breaking character. Just click the donate button on our website to make your security nation via pay foul in any amount gives us buff. Yes. Fine is hurting more about Paul and myself or myriad other projects which are growing every day. Involve me on Twitter at JD on or on my Facebook page under Jeremy D, period. Live. You can follow me on Twitter. PM tenor. Facebook at foam productions our latest venture that ghost light theater. Go slate V H dot com. Check out our new Instagram or go slight as well. Be h thanks get everybody for listening who breaking character.

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

06:43 min | 2 years ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Has been Shelby. X rays. Jeremy lamb, Paul. We both have a passion for the vigilant forming art share that it's slightly different ways, I'm recovering print journalists. Specializing in everything music fists, and I'm an operatic. Tenor. Eater director producer came home to help nurture the next generation of local talent right here in southwest. Michigan this show that not only gives you behind the scenes look in the south west. Michigan's are sitting team it seen invites you into the conversations. Welcome to breaking care. Breaking character. Brought you by Lake Michigan college to go slight theater pres- center, heiress gallery, arts and culture centre, the twin city players and the Mason jar cafe this. This. Hello. And welcome to episode ninety seven breaking character recorded from the federal building and the Benton harbor district. Jerem rebound, fig Leo, and I'm Paul Mao episode seven nine two seven you better watch out better hold my beer 'cause I'm gonna take you to the old town road and be the rest iris and got her Susan's. Plaque. I don't think we have the rights for that song play along. That's the mood. I'm in. Let's take in the bag while we're talking about it. We got some blues barbecue bluegrass. Right right into it. It's right. Of course. So ninety seven wouldn't be complete without some Amy's APL plug gray. Exactly as of course last week. You heard our friend ABC APL exactly as the executive director of St. Joe today. Talk about the seventh annual barbecue blues and bluegrass all day music borough and feed event. Well, it takes place this weekend, the Saturday noon to eight pm at whirlpools intending park. So this week we turn to seven the musical acts themselves this year's lineup. Features the special consensus, Nora Jane Struthers in the party line shea, Apache patch Appalachia at bow cheese them. Yeah. Like Appalachian, go back and episode and see way Appalachian. Yeah. To make it and headliner JD McPherson. Erased are sorry for that dupe. I'm not trying to. Yeah. I just caught up with my friend or Jane Struthers, Nashville based musician. Who has long made southwest? Michigan a regular tour. Stop to talk about playing her very first barbecue blues and bluegrass events and newest in decidedly youngest member of the party line crew. Her new daughter, really great Paul that we had her. She this week little girl. Her name is Annabel. Jane? She's be shied Naito next weekend. She's I think we should. Are your mental? But but yeah, we're not as. Ever have before. And just feel really really good now. She's good baby. Are you breaking her in these? It's definitely a learning process for everybody involved. But but yeah, she actually pretty well. It's really like flying. That's favorite hang on in time. But working out the car thing. Three till you're you are coming up for barbecue believes bluegrass, obviously the plant this area lot for. But this is the first time at this festival. Tell me tell me. Taking part in this ending up doing mcchrystal's. So. How does that kind of change the set list, and and and then being able to do with here in in the area? That's really responded to you guys as well. Yeah. In tortured, I'm psyched, we definitely want the best parts of the job. And if you know kill job all so badly, and yeah, I'm up there in summer. I feel to me like but harbor summer yet, it's still spring, but he asked me up here a lot in the fall and winter for some reading grows here getting signed experience the region, and the I mean how do these for half there yet down here along the spring? But you know, we were just up in Arbor with toxic. And it was not a string. It depends on the day here in Michigan some days, it feels like spring some days, you know, like impossible to bring a little bit of everything pilot. So. You hasn't been working on new album? Tell me Comey would've been about about that. And when we might expect it to be released. Have done recorded it in November when I was eight months pregnant, and I was like only a little worried of reduced lung capacity. Went into the studio turned out turn out fine. They're really well. The band kind of farewell album to our Qatar player. Josh who has been with us for five years, and he is taking stock to focus on full-time anti pipeline activist community in Virginia. So you know, I wanted to read playing my knee songs together for several months, and I was looking I don't want. I don't want not capture this. You know, everything that we have always. Out to special. So we went in. I don't know in a lot of ways that we've ever done. And I think other you know. You know, my manager has heard it, and she's she's on that on that page we've ever done. So you know, it's got to have. Have full perspective of. But I will say I think the ban sounds are gonna ever on it, and that's awesome. So hopefully the next next year. I don't know let's see of the new commit to offer that much. Some.

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Breaking Character

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Has been Shelby. This rays. Jeremy Paul we both have a passion for the vigilant forming art share that slightly different ways, I'm recovering print journalists. Specializing in everything music fists, and I'm an operatic. Tenor eater director producer came home to help nurture the next generation of local talent right here in southwest. Michigan this show that not only gives you behind the scenes look in the south west. Michigan's are sitting team had seen invites you into the conversations. Welcome to breaking care. Breaking character is brought to you by the present art center heiress gallery, arts and culture centre the twin city players in the Mason jar cafe. This plan. Episode ninety four of breaking character recorded from the federal building and the Benton harbor district. Jeremy Bonfiglio, I'm Paul now. Hello, hello. Hello. Hello works ending very comfortable new chair. What do you think? I like them. Slide. Shares niece got one hundred and fifty of them. I borrowed a couple for our podcast. Did you hear and they're sturdy lightweight whose name time that they're comfy and don't have any arms on them? So they're easy to get up off of. I think they have good back support. What do you think? I like it a lie in by, you know, I should mention it for people who don't know some person either one of us are very small people know, we are large mammals. We've got some hips so fitting into tiny theater chairs anybody's exciting, right and ocean, wonderful financy. That's right. These you don't have to wonder these are nice nice fit. They haven't clapsed on me. So that's that's always the first sign, and then, you know, but collapsed but made of steel to happen. They're still so they're all right now. But they're comfortable. They're really comfortable shares for entire half hour, right? People really care about the last thing. I want to say. We still do have seventy five or so chairs that we're trying to get dedicated and named at the ghost light. Yeah. For only two hundred and fifty dollar donation you can name in memory of or name a chair if yourself so check out beach dot com for that share claim your Chas. But onto the stories of the day stories of the Mary fall who people might remember got her start as the lead vocalist for the chamber pop group October project in the mid nineteen ninety s. I'd always been part of a band, but as an indie solo artist traveling with a full backing band was a little cost prohibitive can be that's when her husband who has another. I mean talk about a cool couple. Her husband is a deep sea Chicago for and marine biologist. I want to be their friend. Yeah. Exactly. It's really cool. His name is Richard lutts and. Richard finally convinced Mary to perform Selo Mitchell talk a little bit about that. And since this. She now says playing Salo has made her not only been a performer, but she's having the time of her life. And we'll prove just that on Saturday when she returns the acorn theater down in three oaks in a show Representative of her collected career. I recently caught up with Mary to talk about that career in the show, it here's what she had to say show. Jeremy is really quick. So obviously, I always do some of my old tragic material because you know, that's right. I really got my start in the music industry, and you know, especially, you know, the most popular songs from that whole period. And I do some songs for my Sony classical days and and little bit dark side of the moon, which I did for two records and. Couple of interesting covers here, and there sometimes I even take suggestion. So I like to take people on a real. Turn

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

06:01 min | 2 years ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Is pleased to welcome their favorite father-son duo Hayden. Bill snow who call themselves the foxy rose string band, the Foxborough string band made up a Bill aimed show been playing jams and other veggies for quite some time from those to quote people off join us onstage we often join others onstage. So we we call ourselves a band. Songs and tunes about life in the folk old time bluegrass indie ways community is important to us in our name reflects to the characters in the little prince well him to realize the community starts with two in grows with love our instruments are nature. Friendly reminder of the mother earth, whom we need to nurture and care for. So that we all may live in the freedom to care in grow and quote Bill Bill in Aden or good friends of mine as a student of mine and Agnes's killing it vocally. So I'm really pleased. Once again, the April twenty show will open with cabinet fifty two before the FOX string band, Texas age. So make your plans now and join them and then next Tuesday seven o'clock, Tuesday, April twenty third. The Lake Michigan college vocal choir and they're chamber ensemble sound waves are going to be presenting comedy and tragedy of oh. Choir concert, seven o'clock Tuesday in Hanson theater at Lake Michigan colleges Benton harbor campus right there on Napier. In Michigan is free. There is five dollars suggestion donation that goes to Michigan's water conservation and quality efforts. So you know, that's a good cause. And, you know, come seeing here's some great songs. A lot of fun fun songs are going to be there. A lot of there's some musical theater stuff. There's some good heavy songs, but I think baby shirkers maybe sure it's going to be in their appearance. I think that's been that is the rumor so so, you know, if you if you don't want that stuck in your head. I think I think it was last. So he ruin it. I'm sorry. No, totally spoiler. Spoiler alert. Well, you have some time just before that who's day at five o'clock and also again Wednesday and Thursday at my new theatre venture the ghost life theater. We were going to be having open auditions for our. Tire season. We're very very excited. We talked about a little bit earlier in the show the season will run June, July and August to not compete directly with our friends. It's been see players, but augment and add to the fun around here. Twelve months of the year. We'll have additionally the entire season again five to eight PM April twenty third twenty twenty fifth locations actually going to be here just on the street from the ghost. They one seven five territorial. We'll have signs block and a half down the street come through the main door of the federal building the lobby and we'll get you ready for your audition. We are dishing for five shows total the bridges Madison County music Jason Robert Brown to play June thirteenth twenty-third, no exit exit central play by John Paul Sartre, directed by Larry Underwood, directing the first one and no exit again is eleven th through twenty one west side story giant musical with the symphony that I'm directing producing. A musical by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, two nights only on silver beach, line twenty six and twenty seventh. What to highlight to be able to be a part of that show and clyborn park a play by Bruce Norris Pulitzer prize winning play about region vacation race relations August first through eleventh. We're having a guest director, Tyrone Phillips, come in from stuff, we'll have to direct that. And then finally ending our season gear in town, the musical the dystopia in crazy Batty called Welby clad will who makes everybody pay to p and that is August twenty seconds, I which will round us right into Labor Day weekend. So if you want to be part of any of these musicals or plays, please come next week. Tuesday was Thursday prepare thirty to sixty second monologue as well as one to two thirty two our selections, a musical theater. We may ask you to also cold read some sides or may hold may hold callback later this spring for some of the other shows, I hope we get a lot of interest and. April twenty third twenty four twenty five. Yeah. What are the hours? To eight PM. Right here in the federal building in the lobby will maybe live Facebook live isn't getting people come on down. And check us out now for purely personal reasons. I have to ask is there. The dream room Hooker number two, and that what you wanna do. Could number two. In nineteen sixty five Iowa corn meal. Some people may leave calling. But I don't think in bridges. I'm pretty sure we can have one in no exit. All right. That's like purgatory. I'm sure there's plenty of hookers, Tori. When you're interested in when you're we'll make it happen. Do it for this week's episode of breaking character. Remember, you can listen to you in Dan lead per Ian, pass episodes, even subscribed to breaking character on our website, WWW breaking character, podcasts dot com. He also find breaking character on Spotify. Tune stitcher. Tune in or whatever your favorite podcast app might be in fine. Current news updates on our Facebook page working character, the podcast breaking characters made possible many sponsors center, heiress coury arts culture, center, twenty players and the Mason jar cafe also likes. Thank our technical. Bruce on engineer, Brian Thomas, what a pri- website manager. Karen Lewis, caring brawler, work behind the scenes, and our friend Academy Award winning songwriter from the band. Mike snow these of lack of Louis theme song federal building for the use of recording space right here in the Benton harbor district. 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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"In the night-time. Well, let's do it for this week's upset of breaking character. Remember, you can listen to and Dan, but current and past episodes, even subscribe, you're breaking character on our website, WWW dot breaking character, podcasts dot com. It also find Britain character on Spotify. I tune Stitcher tune-in or your favorite podcast app and find current news and updates on our Facebook page or the Facebook as Paul says. Breaking our Facebook page, break character and the podcast XP. I have my voice back on like froggy from the little rascals valley. Breaking we'd Basel. Sponsored the Chrysler center. Ours. A R s are the pirates Alary arts culture center and Orissa's gallery players in the Mason jar cafe also like thank our technical crews on your brand Thomas. He's the boss and web say manager. Karen Lewis, bumping real. She's the real boss for all the work scenes Academy Award winning songwriter. And my former friend ender why he's payments for me from the ban may snow for these black and blue theme song. The folks were here that federal building for the use of our reporting space in the Benton harbor district where individuals interested in supporting breaking character. We now have a donate button on our website. We've been given any amount. Simply click the donate button and make your secure donation via pay pound forced to find out. More about us or our myriad other projects. You can follow me on Twitter at JD Bonfiglio or on my Facebook page, Jeremy D period on big Lil. You can follow me on Twitter. PM tenor. Facebook productions or you might. Not heard. I'm trying to open eater little theater. Yeah. It's called the ghost light. And boy, do we need money, so donate. There's well if you're get fifty bucks to break here. Just ahead zero five hundred cross away. Give it a nonprofit. That is the goes played theater. Thanks once again, everyone for listening to froggy and breaking character.

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"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

05:49 min | 2 years ago

"benton harbor district" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Has been Shelby. X rays. Jeremy lamb, Paul. We both have a passion for the vigilant forming art share that it's slightly different ways, I'm recovering print journalists specializing in everything from using fists, and I'm an operatic. Tenor. Eater director producer came home to help nurture the next generation of local talent right here in southwest. Michigan this show that not only gives you behind the scenes look in the south west. Michigan's are sitting team at seen invites you into the conversations. Welcome to breaking character. Breaking character is brought to you by the present art center heiress gallery, arts and culture centre the twin city players in the Mason jar cafe. Neb sued east of breaking character recorded from the federal building right here in the Benton harbor are strict on Jeremy Bonfigli, I'm Paul Mao eighty eight eight that was the year. I graduated from high school really you're older than me. I am some good gladman eight eight eighty eight that's global attack. Anyway. Yeah. Anyway, global what are we doing the dishes us, you know, kicking off the show up up back breaking characters. Unofficial third-heaviest, Nathan Margoni. Jeremy? Missile. I keep I keep showing up. So he's like Cam. Nathan's here, obviously talk about new territory arts association, spring are up takes place from six to nine PM Friday right here in the Benton harbor district. Welcome back. Nathan it's an honor to be here. I know it is the to back in missed this. You know? And I get to be part of it. Just answer to you know, pretty things up here. Offensive to beautiful in his own way. Is I shower just I'd say, no. Oh, yeah. Is our hero in more ways than one in a receiver air, scour arson cultures. Sponsor. We're proud to here. Our newest so our hop. Let's let's go right to it in spring. It's starting of rain. Wrong today. Forty six degrees, man, if this is being broadcast in the future is going to be even warmer, right? Because it's Wednesday sixty today. Yeah. Right. Yeah. That's awesome. Hop into surround getting there. So, you know, putting together this this event for people note. What do you how many or seasonal helps year? Right. That's right. We like say quarterly events. All right. Sometimes we don't. To. All right. We'll tell us tosa a little bit about just this event. This time in some of the things going on. Yeah. And then we'll highlight some of that and Paul have gone on to. Okay. Well, art, hops are always great. And ta puts them on four times a year also known as quarterly and all of the truth. You know, places get involved, and they put on a lot of live music this time. There's a lot of new artists showing in the galleries in in the coffee shop and library. We even have some fairly new locations. And I don't know there's things happening. Into all that you can actually walk around if nice winter hop. Yes. Chatter chatter teeth hard. We got through it that hopefully going to be nice to be nice. And then over speaking of nice heiress gallery. Let's let's talk about the nice all you need is love a faculty X exhibition. Tell us a little bit about. That's right. You're your own faculty. Yeah. The title there mazing teaching artists, you know, they come. They give they teach there really on board, and you want to show, you know, some respect and show their their artwork. So we have this this great cast of teaching artists and their work as we have married at Schmidt and Kim would and many Hello use me turn. All right. Not at all. We have Susan Henshaw. Josh mason. We all know, John. Abstract experimental. You know artist we are into for the last year, we've been spending a record the appropriate term retirement. All that. And that's what we do. We do live music a lot too. Been in the record we spend records. Yeah. And we have our own coffee. So we are going to serve out maybe some Irish coffee coffee. We are on constant. Street. So. Technically, it's coffee by uncommon grounds. So guy that owns uncommon grounds. He created the special for us. It is really nice. Bag during the tenure. Are so many reasons, but anyway, if you ask for an Irish coffee, we might hook you up with a little, you know.

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