My Chapel Hill News Column for May 13 2015 can be found here: Menius_ Stories we tell ourselves _ News & Observer News & Observer
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I am looking forward to another busy and rewarding week at the SERFA (South East Regional Folk Alliance) Conference in Montreat, NC on May 13-17. For more information about the conference, go to www.serfa.org.
THURSDAY 3:15pm – 4:30pm • Workshops Sessions • 75 minutes
NETWORKING 101 Art Menius – ROOM 218 Ever wonder how to get the most out of a conference like SERFA or Folk Alliance or any other gathering? Come to this workshop and get practical how to’s on how to effectively prepare before a conference, tips on relationship building and following up. Enjoy SERFA more and attend your next event with confidence that you were well prepared to take advantage of it and get the most from your participation.
FRIDAY 11:00am – 12:15pm / Workshop Sessions / 75 minutes
PRESENTER’S PANEL Steve Johnson – MerleFest; Jennifer Pickering – LEAF Community Arts; Jim Magill – Swannanoa Gathering; Michael Kornfeld – Folk Music Society of Huntington; Art Menius – Arts Centers/Arts Venues – Lakeside Here’s where you can get the skinny on what venues/festivals are looking for in hiring the artists they book, what challenges they face in getting audiences to attend, what you can do to help, various tips for a successful show and much more. Always a popular offering at SERFA and especially with the varied expertise on this panel.
FRIDAY 3:45pm – 4:45pm • Community Hour
WOODSONGS FRONT PORCH ASSOCIATION Michael Johnathon – Lakeside The WFPA is a new association for all folksingers, front porch pickers, songwriters, artists, poets, dreamers, song farmers, fans and families. Get FREE tickets and showcase to the first Gathering Sept 25 and 26 PLUS help send rural, organic music into schools nationwide. Find out more about the WFPA and how you can be part of it.
SATURDAY 9:30am – 10:45am •
Wisdom Of The Elders: THE ROUNDER ROUNDTABLE dedicated to the memory of Guy Carawan
Alice Gerrard, Si Kahn, and the Rounder Founders – Ken Irwin, Marian Leighton Levy, Bill Nowlin – hosted by Art Menius – Convocation Hall
Sonny Ochs created the Wisdom of the Elders interviews at the NERFA conference. In 2013 it spread to both the Folk Alliance International Conference and to SERFA and has rapidly become an essential feature of our Folk Alliance gatherings. At SERFA 2015 we have an exciting and special Wisdom panel called “The Rounder Roundtable.” We’ll bring together the three founders of Rounder Records – Ken Irwin, Marian Leighton Levy, and Bill Nowlin – with “Elder repeater” Alice Gerrard, who recorded for Rounder as half of Hazel and Alice, and Si Kahn, who has released and rereleased recordings on Rounder Select and Rounder’s Philo imprint. All came from outside the South, but became deeply involved in its culture and social issues. Art Menius, the first president of Folk Alliance International, will facilitate our session.
SATURDAY 3:30pm – 5:00pm • Mentor Sessions •
Art Menius – Touring and working with Art Centers and Arts Venues
My friends Sherman Lee Dillon and Dennis Cash will be hosting private showcases in Room 218 Friday and Saturday nights with a festival-strong lineup
Room 218 DILLON CASH ROOM 10:45 Neptune’s Car 11:00 Dennis Cash 11:15 SHERMAN LEE DILLON & DENNIS CASH 11:30 Jon Shain 11:45 Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio 12:00 Sherman Lee Dillon 12:15 SHERMAN LEE DILLON & DENNIS CASH 12:30 Mike Agranoff 12:45 Spook Handy 1:00 Dennis Cash 1:15 SHERMAN LEE DILLON & DENNIS CASH 1:30 Janne Henshaw 1:45 Dennis Cash
Room 218 DILLON CASH ROOM 10:45 Cosy Sheridan 11:00 Sherman Lee Dillon 11:15 SHERMAN LEE DILLON & DENNIS CASH 11:30 Wyatt Easterling 11:45 Natasha Borzilova 12:00 Dennis Cash 12:15 SHERMAN LEE DILLON & DENNIS CASH 12:30 Kaia Kater 12:45 Caroline Cotter 1:00 Sherman Lee Dillon 1:15 SHERMAN LEE DILLON & DENNIS CASH 1:30 David Russell 1:45 Sherman Lee Dillon
Originally posted on Radical Localism: Empowering Communities:
David C. Korten, Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth (Oakland: Berrett-Koehler, 2015)
Reviewed by Art Menius, May 2, 2015
Public intellectual and Yes! Magazine co-founder David Korten as built his reputation on tomes reaching 400 pages or more such as When Corporations Rule the World and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. His latest, Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth, clocks in at a mere 169 pages, but he has filled them with big ideas. Prepared as a “Report to the Club of Rome,” it builds on both his work, especially in The Great Turning, and the Club’s famed The Limits to Growth from 1972.
As such Change the Story, Change the Future provides a handy summary of Korten’s life, work, and thought. Extending the theme from The Great Turning on…
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2015 BALLE Conference | June 10-12 Phoenix, AZ | BALLE – Business Alliance for Local Living Economies http://ow.ly/M5X2m
300-G E. Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
Studio Call-In: 919.246.9639
NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Kill Date May 8, 2015)
Hickory Tavern to Host Fundraiser for WCOM-LP 103.5
CARRBORO, NC: The Hickory Tavern located inside the Hampton Inn at 370 East Main Street in Carrboro will host a fundraiser for community radio station, WCOM-LP 103.5, on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 5PM until 10PM. Ten percent of food sales totals from receipts deposited will be donated to WCOM, a non-profit, all volunteer community radio station serving Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The event will include music by the Far From Done ukulele band and provide the opportunity for listeners to meet show hosts in a fun atmosphere. WCOM, the first station to go on air under the FCC’s Low Power program, celebrated its tenth anniversary of serving the community in 2014. The station, which rents studio space from The ArtsCenter in downtown Carrboro, reaches listeners around the globe through its Internet stream on www.wcomfm.org. It depends on donations and underwriting for its income.
WCOM provides a radio home for dozens of volunteer hosts creating original programming including outstanding talk and current affairs shows and music programs spanning many genres with especial strengths in roots, jazz, and blues. Guests on WCOM over the years have proven as diverse as Congressman David Price, blues star Shemekia Copeland, then State Senator Ellie Kinnaird, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Chris Hillman, the late Elizabeth Edwards, and mentalist The Amazing Kreskin. WCOM has trained and given a first broadcast opportunity to countless area residents.
According to its website, “Our mission at WCOM is to educate, inspire, and entertain the diverse populations of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and nearby areas. We cultivate local music and facilitate the exchange of cultural and intellectual ideas, with particular regard for those who are overlooked or under-represented by other media outlets. We provide a space for media access and education by providing equipment and training to our community.”
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The May issue of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine will include “Camp Springs Today,” a greatly expanded version of my most popular post here ever http://artmenius.com/2014/08/31/a-visit-to-a-lost-bluegrass-music-temple/ with color photographs by Becky Johnson (host of the Bluegrass Breakdown Wednesdays from 2-4PM on WCOM-FM. The new version benefits from interviews with Bob “Quail” White, Tommy Edwards, and Fred Bartenstein and the research of Jordan Laney and Ron Roach.