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  • 6:00 PMOnline! Free Workshop - Taxes for Artists, pres. by Vision Driven
  • Thumb vdcjan2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Facilitated by Tim White!Topics to be covered include:- The Anatomy of the Tax Return and the basics of 1099s- COVID changes- Ins and outs of Grants (which ones are taxable, and how to report them) and- Expenses (what to write off and tips on trackingMeet your facilitator:Tim White is the owner of the tax preparation service Tim's Taxes, and the Senior Accountant at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Tim has been in taxes and accounting for 14 years, specializing in non-profit accounting and tax issues for artists. Tim lives in Prospect Park with his wife LaNeshe and daughter Sage.This event will take place on Zoom. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Please register at https://vdataxesforartists.eventbrite.com
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  • 7:00 PMOnline! Shekhinah B. & ensemble live from ElectricLatteLand!
  • Thumb shekhinahb2website 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Shekhinah B. & ensemble live from ElectricLatteLand!This performance will stream live on YouTube for free. Direct link: https://youtu.be/4IUrJ7OeJAkShekhinah B. is an award-winning dynamic recording artist, engaging international performer, and event producer. She has performed in multiple professional bands in the city, including private affairs, festivals and club appearances. Her vocal genres include Jazz, Blues, Pop, Funk, House, and R&B. She worked as an independent contractor for several units for both background and lead vocals. A recipient of the Encore Music Award and Image Award, Shekhinah has over 15 years of performance experience, a former member of the local R&B sensation Suite 215 a credited co-writer on her first collaborative LP 4 Love Affairs, Honest Intentions (2009). She re-released her single Candlelight (2009) worldwide. Shekhinah is the founder of Sistahs Attune, a women’s vocal collective under The Women’s Coalition for Empowerment, Inc. a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, uniting and empowering women. Her philanthropic work in the arts aims to increase workforce development opportunities for emerging artists. She currently performs for various women’s initiatives. For more bookings, please submit inquiries to Info@TheWCE.org.This performance will stream live on YouTube for free. Direct link: https://youtu.be/4IUrJ7OeJAk 
  • 11:00 PMOnline! Liminal States featuring Electronic musician Chaka Benson
  • Thumb untitled design 4 11:00 PM - 11:40 PM Bowerbird is pleased to present Liminal States, a new series of late night, live streamed concerts intended to be listened to as you fall asleep. Aiming to center and calm, the musicians will seek to lead listeners to that magic space between awake and asleep. Tune in and bliss out. Electronic musician Chaka Benson will perform from his home in Philadelphia.

    This event is part of the Liminal States Series

    ABOUT THE ARTISTChaka Benson grew up on a diverse diet of Philly music ranging from Schooly D to Sun Ra.  The Philly streets thrum and echo with improvisation and DIY spirit.  This simple aesthetic informs his music and artistic approach.  He uses modular and video synthesis to execute his take on this vision. His live performances are well known on the local experimental electronic music scene; each having a new patch and an original improvisation.

    Admission to this online event is Free / Pay What You Wish ($20 suggested). REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chaka-benson-tickets-203275571707

    A link will be sent to you the day of the event. The performance will start at 11:00pm Eastern Time and will run approximately 40 mins.

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  • 7:00 PMOnline! TheUnity: Allowing Our Souls to Connect, live from ElectricLatteLand
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    MLK PERFORMANCE ARTS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE presents:

    “TheUnity: We Are ONE Always,” featuring Brother Robb Carter, Kitsi Watterson and Dominic Cartwright.

    7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 

    In “Allowing Our Souls to Connect,” TheUnity will lead you in an experience  that elevates the heart, mind and soul with songs, stories and impromptu realizations. Come join us and allow your soul to connect across all perceived boundaries.

    TheUnity will be streaming live from ElectricLatteLand, and everyone can tune in for FREE! Direct link to the livestream: https://youtu.be/nKmhGnCM2Ro

  • 8:30 PMOnline! Homayoun Ensemble - Vocal Music of Iran
  • Thumb iran1 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    presented by Fire Museum8:30-9pm

    youtube link coming soon!

    Tonight we will premiere a program of vocal music from Iran. We are proud to bring you a performance from the Homayoun Ensemble.

    Homayoun Ensemble:

    Mehran Mehrnia – leader & tar

    Sepideh Jandaghi – vocals

    Ardavan Abedipour – oud, Omid Samari – tonbak, Arash Siahchashm – kamancheh & Homayoun Mehrnia – tarbass.

    Mehran Mehrnia is an Iranian classical musician, tar and setar player and composer. He is the founder and has been the lead performer of Iranian classic music ensemble “Homayoun” since 1994. He is a professor of Iranian music at Art University and Tehran Conservatory of Music. He is a pupil of the famed Iranian music master Mohammadreza Lotfi. Mehrnia has led several Homayoun ensemble performances in Iran and in other countries including Estonia,Lithuania, Germany, Poland,France,Turkey and Vietnam. Mehrnia’s albums include “Tale’e Mehr”, “Naghme-ye Hamrazan”, “Parvaz-e Khakestar” and “Hokmrani-e Baad”.

    Sepideh Jandaghi is a contemporary singer of Iranian traditional music. She was tutored by Parisa on vocals for 15 years, and further boosted that education with an academic degree in singing. In addition to being a singer, she is also a setar instrumentalist.

    Jandaghi has been professionally active since 2015. Her first singles were composed by Arshak Rafiei and released in online media. Since 2018, she has been collaborating with Mehran Mehrnia, a composer and the head of Homayoun band. The duo performed in a concert together, and have been producing singles ever since.

    links: https://firemuseumpresents.com/events/homayoun-ensemble/

  • 9:05 PMAnahita Ramezani - Instrumental Music of Iran
  • Thumb iran2 9:05 PM - 9:30 PM

    Fire Museum Presents

    Anahita Ramezani - Instrumental Music of Iran9:05pm-9:30pm

    youtube link coming soon

    Tonight we premiere a program of Instrumental Music of Iran. We are proud to present a performance by Anahita Ramezani.

    Anahita Ramezani:

    Anahita Ramezani, born in Tehran, Iran, is a Persian Târ player. She embarked on her musical journey in 2001, taking advantage of the experiences of prominent musicians like Dariush Talaei along the way. Ramezani pursued târ playing to an advanced level. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Iranian musicianship with great distinction, she enrolled in a master’s program in Iranian musical instrument playing (specializing in târ) at the University of Tehran and graduated magna cum laude.

    She has given numerous recitals as a soloist. In addition to her compositions and arrangements, she has performed the works of distinguished Iranian musicians in her concerts.

    Apart from the solo performances, she has participated in Iran’s National Orchestra and renowned music ensembles and has attended international music festivals.

    She has also appeared in many competitive festivals, notably the Youth Music Festival in Iran, where she ranked first in târ playing at the country level.

    She engages in other activities, too, such as teaching târ and setâr playing and Iranian music studies in Iran’s top music institutes. She also collaborates with the Hafdâng institute in producing and promoting Iranian works of music.

    event page: https://firemuseumpresents.com/events/anahita-ramezani/

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