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  • 7:00 PMIn-person! Fire Museum Presents: Ian Nagoski: Zabelle Panosian: I Am Servant of Your Voice (talk & listening session)
  • Thumb june22022iannagoski 7:00 PM - 8:40 PM THE CURATORS OF THIS EVENT REQUIRE THAT EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THE DOOR. MASKING AND CONTACT TRACING ENFORCED. SEATING IS LIMITED FOR PURPOSES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Please register HEREIan Nagoski: Zabelle Panosian: I Am Servant of Your Voice (talk & listening session)Fire Museum PresentsMusicologist Ian Nagoski will present his latest project in the form of a talk and listening session.Among the most significant Armenian singers in the early twentieth century, Zabelle Panosian made a small group of recordings in New York City in 1917-’18. Unaccountably, she was then largely neglected as an artist for more than half a century. This volume by three dedicated researchers is the first effort to reconstruct the life and work of a woman who had an exceptional and cultivated voice — who toured the world as a performer and made a significant contribution to the cultural lives of the Armenian diaspora, the elevation of Armenian art song, and the relief of survivors of the Armenian genocide.Panosian’s music is derived from a syncretic experience of the Western Armenian village near the sea of Marmara where she was born and a passion for the coloratura sopranos she encountered in Boston. As an immigrant carrying the traumas of dislocation and the loss of her home, she transformed her grief into action, dedicated her life to an expression of the greatest art she could imagine, both from her former life and her new life in America, and she created a path in her wake for her daughter to become a renowned dancer.Tracing her story from the Ottoman Empire to New England, from the concert halls of Italy, Egypt, and France to California, Florida, and South America through two World Wars, the story of Zabelle Panosian is that of a serious talent recognized and celebrated, dismissed and forgotten, year by year, waiting only to be known and loved again.Ian Nagoski is a music researcher and record producer in Baltimore, Maryland. For more than a decade, he has produced dozens of reissues of early 20th century recordings in languages other than English for labels including Dust-to-Digital, Tompkins Square, his own Canary Records, and others. His enthusiastic talks have been hosted at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens Greece, the University of Chicago, and New York University, and he has presented his work in installation at the Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin Germany, the Wellcome Center in London England, and the Peale Center in Baltimore Maryland. A fragment of his work is included on the MoonkArk, the first object to be permanently installed on the moon, in 2020.“A carefully crafted and detailed, yet succinct biography. Many of us were introduced to Armenian-American singer Zabelle Panosian’s soul-jolting rendition of “Groung” via the 2011 release of To What Strange Place, but here, in Zabelle Panosian: I Am Your Servant, for the first time, we travel with Panosian from her birthplace in Bardizag to her home in New York. We are there in the studio with her at Columbia Records for her historic recordings in lower Manhattan, and we stand with her in the radio studios of WEAF. We become readers of reviews of Panosian’s concerts both celebrated and scathing. We accompany her on performances, minuscule and grand from Waterford to Providence and San Francisco to Fresno, eventually recrossing the Atlantic with her to sing in France, Italy, and Egypt. More than a singer or performer, we learn of Zabelle, the estranged sister, the loving aunt, and the mother who passes the baton to her daughter, Adrina Otero, completing what will be the starting point for future historians or ethnomusicologists wishing to explore Zabelle Panosian and her legacy.”-Richard Breaux, Associate Professor of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Wisconsin-La CrosseZabelle Panosian – I Am Servant of Your Voice book & CDto be published April 7, 2022 by Canary Books & Records, Baltimore MD80 pages. 21 tracks. Over 50 images.by Harout Arakelian, Harry Kezelian, and Ian Nagoskidesigned by John Hubbard. printed by die Keure. distributed in the U.S. by Forced Exposurevenue is wheelchair accessible, please contact us for more informationlinks: https://firemuseumpresents.com/.../ian-nagoski-zabelle.../ THE CURATORS OF THIS EVENT REQUIRE THAT EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THE DOOR. MASKING AND CONTACT TRACING ENFORCED. SEATING IS LIMITED FOR PURPOSES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.Please register at eventbrite.com/e/ian-nagoski-zabelle-panosian-i-am-servant-of-your-voice-book-talk-tickets-323477037527
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  • 7:00 PMIn-person! Fire Museum Presents: Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury & Naren Budhakar w/ Kuhokee Kumari Das
  • Thumb june32022 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM THE CURATORS OF THIS EVENT REQUIRE THAT EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THE DOOR. MASKING AND CONTACT TRACING ENFORCED. SEATING IS LIMITED FOR PURPOSES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Please register HERE.Fire Museum Presents: Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury & Naren Budhakar w/ Kuhokee Kumari DasWe are proud to present an evening of Hindustani music & Bharatanatyam dance.Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury:Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is an exponent of the Rampur Senia Gharana in the venerated lineage of, Pandit Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury and Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury. Primarily trained in the Veen-Kar style of Sitar which draws techniques and idioms of the Veena, Indrajit has been able to carve a niche for himself with his eclecticism and versatility. Indrajit strives for a fine balance of traditionalism coupled with innovation. Indrajit is based out of New York and maintains a rigorous tour schedule across the continents. As an international artist, Indrajit has performed in a range of distinguished venues, notably: Dover Lane Music Conference, Kolkata, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, The Lincoln Center, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Toronto National Convention Center, Berlin Indian Embassy, Concordia Arts Poznan, Poland, Chayanaut Auditorium, Dhaka and Ramakrishna Mission Cultural Centre, Kolkata.Naren Budhakar:Born into the music tradition of India, Naren Budhakar began performing at a young age. A disciple of Tabla Maestro Ustad Shabbir Nisar, Naren has played with prominent instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers including Pandit Birju Maharaj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Jasraj and Shaed Parvez and has performed at prestigious venues in the U.S. and Europe. He has provided Tabla accompaniment for various musical genres and has played with La Monte Young and Bobby Mc Ferrin and recorded with Alicia Keys. Naren is co-director of the East-West School of Music and as a faculty member teaches and performs regularly.Kuhokee Kumari Das:Kuhokee Kumari Das, disciple of Guru Gargi Chattopadhyay, has trained in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi since the age of six. After completing her Bharatanatyam arrangetram and Kuchipudi rangapravesham in 2011, Kuhokee has collaborated and worked with many talented artists across the globe, such as Kalyan Sen Barat and Padma Bhushan Manna Dey. She has performed in prestigious platforms such as the United Nations General Assembly, Lincoln Center, Ellis Island Medals of Honor, amongst other renowned venues. Apart from dance, Kuhokee is completing her Master’s degree in Biology at Queens College, where she also teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer for Anatomy & Physiology. She is also a published clinical researcher at New York Presbyterian-Queens, exploring better treatment options and helping to create a more compassionate approach to treating those who are terminally ill. In 2019, Kuhokee was awarded a New York City Council Citation for her contribution in Indian classical dance.venue is wheelchair accessible, please contact us for more informationlinks: https://firemuseumpresents.com/.../indrajit-roy.../THE CURATORS OF THIS EVENT REQUIRE THAT EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THE DOOR. MASKING AND CONTACT TRACING ENFORCED. SEATING IS LIMITED FOR PURPOSES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Please register HERE.
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  • 3:00 PMOnline! Ask A Survivor play reading + Q&A on Zoom
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    Live virtual performance of the interactive play Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor

    From Children's Advocacy Centers of Pennsylvania: "We hosted a virtual performance of Ask A Survivor and it felt just as dynamic and interactive as an in-person event. This show is as honest as it gets about the hard reality of child sexual abuse. As Michael tastefully recreates through dramatic monologue the most painful scenes of his childhood, we become "witnesses" to the abuse that Michael suffered alone and in silence for so many years. Yet this carefully guided journey does not abandon its audience in those dark places of memory. Michael strikes a "just-right" balance between raw emotional intensity and self-reflective commentary. Each memory-scene is followed by an opportunity for audience engagement—and Michael creates a genuinely safe space for participants to ask questions about this very sensitive topic. The brilliance of Michael's approach comes down to this Q&A—without realizing it, we have been empowered to have a conversation that is still so taboo in our society. We leave the performance feeling compelled to pay greater attention to victims and survivors, to feel their pain more deeply, and to act more decisively to protect children from abuse."

    Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-a-survivor-play-reading-qa-on-zoom-tickets-328996586647

  • 4:00 PMIn-person! Behind the Curtain - a free in-person video-streamed event encompassing curated discussions about the creative sector
  • Thumb behindthecurtain 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Behind the Curtain - a free in-person video-streamed event encompassing curated discussions about the creative sector.A 3-part series of moderated discussions and live performances showcasing local artists, intersecting cultures, spanning generations to celebrate the emerging works they've produced and their experiences in the creative sector.Sundays April 3, 6-8pm + May 1, 4-6pm + June 5, 4-6pmThe event is organized by Shekhinah B. and supported in part by The Women's Coalition for Empowerment, Inc. , the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and The Rotunda.You must register to attend, seating is limited due to COVID restrictions. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behind-the-curtain-tickets-234992307317Free Event| Creative Industry Perspectives | Connecting CommunitiesNO VENDORSCOVID Safety Guidelines & Precautions- Everyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.- Performers/presenters and participants will be asked to stay home if they feel unwell or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with Covid within days of the event.- Participants are required to alert us if they become sick/develop any Covid symptoms after the event so that we can let everyone else know. 
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  • 6:00 PMOnline! Free Workshop - Disability Justice in the Arts
  • Thumb vdajune2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Join us for a workshop offering resources, information, and awareness about disability justice in the arts.Topics will include:barriers people with disabilities encounter while engaging in the art worldpolitical actions taken or put in place to protect the rights of artists with disabilitiesaccessible and inclusive are resources for artists with disabilitiesRegistration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Please register HERE
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  • 8:00 PMIn-person! Fire Museum Presents: Phillip Greenlief/Trevor Dunn/Michael Vatcher Trio
  • Thumb june152022 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    THE CURATORS OF THIS EVENT REQUIRE THAT EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THE DOOR. MASKING AND CONTACT TRACING ENFORCED. SEATING IS LIMITED FOR PURPOSES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Please register HERE

    Phillip Greenlief/Trevor Dunn/Michael Vatcher Trio

    Phillip Greenlief:

    Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief has achieved international acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed with Wadada Leo Smith, Meredith Monk, Rashaun Mitchell and They Might Be Giants. Albums include LANTSKAP LOGIC with Fred Frith and Evelyn Davis, THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT with Joelle Leandre, ALL AT ONCE with FPR (Frank Gratkowski and Jon Raskin), and OH THAT MONSTER with LA punk pioneers Thelonious Monster. Recent residencies have included the Banff Center for Art and Creativity, Neue Muzik Koln, and Headlands Center for the Arts. His critical writing has been published in Artforum, Open Space (SFMOMA), and Signal to Noise.

    “The Bay Area’s do-it-yourself ethos has produced a bevy of dazzlingly creative musicians, but few have put the philosophy to work as effectively as Phillip Greenlief.” – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle

    Trevor Dunn:

    Trevor Dunn was born in 1968 behind the Redwood Curtain in The Emerald Triangle traversing a fine line between hippies and rednecks. His first instrument was the clarinet and he began to focus on the electric bass at age 13. Four years later he co-founded the avant-rock band Mr. Bungle. In 1990 he received a BA in music from Humboldt State where he performed Koussevitsky’s Concerto for Double Bass with the HSO. In 2001 he was commissioned by the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center to write a solo bass piece for Jon Deak. Mr. Deak performed “Depaysemant” for prepared contrabass later that year at Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center. Dunn has lived in Brooklyn, NY since 2000 and can be heard on over 150 recordings including a disc of original film music entitled Four Films (Tzadik) and his original rock band MadLove (Ipecac). He recently finished his String Quartet Nr 1 and Six Nocturnes for Piano which will be released on Tzadik next year. Currently a “singer/songwriter” recording is underway as well as new music for his trio-convulsant (with strings), a duo project with Sannety called SpermChurch and more film music. All of this will happen between tours with Dan Weiss’ Starebaby, Endangered Blood & John Zorn’s bagatelles marathons.

    Michael Vatcher:

    California native Michael Vatcher, now residing in Amsterdam, quickly progressed from hitting household furniture to taking vibraphone and snare drum lessons. In California, he played with reedist Michael Moore, John Handy, and Terry Gibbs.

    After spending two years in New York City, Vatcher moved to Holland in 1979. , there he worked with such groups as the Tristan Honsinger Sextet, the Martin Altena Ensemble, John Zorn, The Ex, Roof (with Phil Minton, Tom Cora, and Luc Ex), and Van Dyke Parks, Available Jelly, “1,000” , the Corkestra, Magpie music and dance improvisation group. Bik Bent Braam, trio Braam/ deJoode/ Vatcher, and various projects with Michael Moore. Vatcher worked as a dance accompanist with the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, and frequently works with improvising dancers.

    this event is wheelchair accessible, please contact us for more information

    links: https://firemuseumpresents.com/.../phillip-greenlief.../ 

    THE CURATORS OF THIS EVENT REQUIRE THAT EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THE DOOR. MASKING AND CONTACT TRACING ENFORCED. SEATING IS LIMITED FOR PURPOSES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Please register HERE. 

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  • 7:00 PMIn-person! The Adidas Ol Skool Party and Fundraiser for the United Block Captains Association Summer Fun Program
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    The Adidas Ol Skool Party and Fundraiser for the United Block Captains Association Summer Fun Program 

    No one will be admitted unless they're wearing some sort of Adidas gear such as a shirt, hat, jacket, etc.

    This event is a fundraiser for the 2022 United Block Captains Association Hospital (UBCAH) Summer Fun Program. The Summer Fun Program was founded in 1974 to provide fun and educational activities for children during the summer. Children ages 7 to 14 are served by UBCAH year round, with this special summer program providing seven weeks (at five days per week) of fun at very little cost to participants.

    Every dollar raised helps to offset the costs of bus rental, water park and amusement park admission, movie tickets, arts and culture instructors and experiences, and more.

    Fashion show! Come learn the new Adidas dance! Prizes awarded! Light refreshments provided but you're welcome to also bring your own food and soft drinks.  No alcohol permitted.

    No one will be admitted without some sort of Adidas gear on.

    We would love to see you here for this event! If you would like to attend, you can purchase a ticket in advance ($10 for youth 16 and under; $20 for people 17 and older) HERE: https://tinyurl.com/AdidasBangBang. Tickets will also be sold at the door, while supplies last. If you would like to donate money without attending the event, you can donate at the same ticketing link but please be sure to choose the Donation ticket type! 

    Masking and contact tracing enforced.  Space is limited. Please purchase a ticket in order to secure your spot! 

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