Wanda's Picks November 4-5, 2011
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, 8:30 AM
As a singer, RACHELLE FERRELL is a quintuple threat: Besides having success as a jazz singer, she is also well respected in the R&B, pop, gospel, and classical music genres as well. Known for her six octave range, Ferrell is also an accomplished pianist who has worked with Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams, and George Duke. For tickets call (800) 380-3095 or www.TheRrazzRoom.com
David Mamet's RACE at ACT-SF through Nov. 13, 2011 features SUSAN HEYWARD as "Susan," whose credits include: in New York: Ruined (Manhattan Theatre Club), Nathan the Wise and The Oedipus Cycle (The Pearl Theatre Company), I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda (The Phoenix Ensemble), and The Snow Queen (Urban Stages), as well as readings at The Public Theater and Red Bull Theater. Regional credits include Sabrina Fair (Ford’s Theatre), The Master Builder (Yale Repertory Theatre), You Can’t Take It with You (Peterborough Players), and numerous plays with the American Shakespeare Center, including, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Othello, Hamlet, Pericles, and As You Like It. Film and television credits include Ma’George, The Big Date, Oedipus, Revelations, 30 Rock, Law & Order, and Michael and Michael Have Issues. She received her training at Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre School of Acting.
Special Broadcast, Nov. 5, 2011 9:00 AM PT
On Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, I was unable to broadcast these two interviews, with Banker White, director or WeOwnTV, debuting at Cinema by the Bay, 2 PM, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 or the interview with Naima and Fanta, who speak about the fundraiser, HAITI RISING, A benefit for Ayiti Resurrect, Sunday November 6, 2011, 4-9:00 p.m. @ The NeXus @ United Earth Networks, 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite #1010, Marina Bay, Richmond, CA 94804.
WeOwnTV: Freetown in the Bay, Dir. Banker White, Black Nature, Saturday, November 5, 2:00 pm, SF Film Society | New People Cinema on Post Street in San Francisco. When San Francisco-based filmmaker Banker White made Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (2005), a documentary about six musicians who form a band while living in a refugee camp in Guinea, he made the extraordinary decision to try to help others in Freetown by developing a collaborative media project with other Sierra Leoneans. This program will present a series of the considerable array of styles, such as newscasts, art films and traditional tales now being produced by WeOwnTV in Sierra Leone.
On Fete Gede, the night of Festival of the Ancestors (Haitian Day of the Dead), we will gather to honor those who passed in the earthquake and all celebrate the resilience, survival and self-determination of our Haitian family.
An inspiring array of artists from coast to coast with bloodlines in the Haitian Diaspora across the globe are coming together at HAITI RISING to being a powerful offering to Spirit, and to support the collaborative healing work Ayiti Ressurect is engaged in Leogane, Comier, Haiti. Get over any hesitation about going to Richmond on Sunday night, to this post-industrial temple filled with magical sculptures and creative sanctuary. We will be drunk on the synergy of poetry choreographed to movement, medicine distilled from song, music carved from the hollow spaces transformation creates in our lives.
A benefit for Ayiti Resurrect
Sunday November 6, 2011, 4-9:00 p.m.
The NeXus @ United Earth Networks
1414 Harbour Way South, Suite #1010
Marina Bay, Richmond, CA 94804