Saturday, September 27, 2014

This weekend! The Folk Factory & Queer Memoir at William Way!

Dear Friendular-Type units!


Hope you can make one, if not both. See you soon :-)


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 


Split Bill: Cassendre Xavier and Professor Louie 
SAT., SEPT. 27, 7:30 PM 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE FOLK FACTORY PRESENTS: 
Split Bill: Cassendre Xavier and Professor Louie SAT., SEPT. 27, 7:30PM

On Saturday, September 27, at 7:30 PM, the Folk Factory presents a split-bill concert by Cassendre Xavier and Professor Louie. Doors open at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30pm. Admission is by requested donation of $10 to $30 (sliding scale, online or at the door), half price for no or low wage, with children under 12 admitted free. Childcare is available with advance registration; by September 22 if possible by calling (215) 848-6246. The concert is wheelchair accessible (but the bathrooms are not yet). The Folk Factory coffeehouse is located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mount Airy, at 6900 Stenton Avenue (the corner of Stenton Avenue and Gorgas Lane). For directions, advance tickets, or further information, visit www.folkfactory.org or call (215) 848-6246.

Ever since he learned to talk, Professor Louie, (Poet of the Streets, The People's Rapper) has been rapping endless hard-hitting and insightful urban reality street poetries. He was born, bred, and buttered in Brooklyn, NY. His mom testifies that "You never know what's coming out of his mouth next." Louie plays more community rallies, benefits, and demonstrations than he (or anyone else) can remember. He has five recordings out on the Free Brooklyn Now label, and you have got to hurry, there are only a billion left. "Whenever people try to make a better world, count me in."

Cassendre Xavier has co-billed with Tret Fure, Charlie King, Alix Dobkin, Joe Crookston, Lucie Blue Tremblay, Toshi Reagon, Pat Humphries of emma's revolution, Ubaka Hill, and Anne Rabson of Sapphire: Uppity Blues Women. Under her Serious Creature Music label, she released 6 original recordings described as "a cross between Tracy Chapman, Sade, and Enya" (Steven M. Wilson, Borders), and her album "Live at Tin Angel" was honorably mentioned by Philadelphia City Paper's M. J. Fine as the number 9 of "Top 21 Local EPs of 2007". WXPN 88.5's Amazon Country host Debra D'Alessandro has said, "Her stage presence is one part sex kitten serenading in heels, two parts powerhouse kick-ass feminist troubadour poet. In concert with Cassendre Xavier, there is never a dull moment." For more, see www.cassendrexavier.com.

The Folk Factory Coffeehouse is located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mount Airy, at 6900 Stenton Avenue (the corner of Stenton Avenue and Gorgas Lane), Philadelphia, PA 19150. For directions or further information, visit www.folkfactory.org or call (215) 848-6246.

The Folk Factory, based at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mount Airy, is a forum for people interested in music of all kinds and progressive social change. Facilitated announcements of progressive events (marches, boycotts, etc.) can be made before the start of each event. The Folk Factory is an organizational affiliate of the People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle, co-founded by Charlie King and Pete Seeger. Regular concerts are normally around the second weekend of most months, and an Open Stage/Open Circle is held normally on the fourth Thursday of most months. To volunteer or for more information, visit www.folkfactory.org or call (215) 848-6246.


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"Queer Memoir is a rollicking, happy, community building gathering  that is loved and appreciated by its presenters and audience.”   -Sarah Schulman


We’re really looking forward to our matinee showing of Queer Memoir: SECOND THOUGHTS in Philly!  


Sunday September 28 at 3 pm William Way Community Center

1315 Spruce Street Philly, PA


(BTW, you can get last minute updates and RSVP on our facebook event)


Queer Memoir is a storytelling series for all of the LGBT community; giving voice to our collective queer experience and preserving and documenting our complex queer history.


You know how the Moth's motto is "real stories, told live without notes?"  Queer Memoir's motto is "real stories, told live with whatever you need to get your story told." Notes. Ativan. A friend holding your hand. Telling via skype.


At every event, Queer Memoir hosts some of the queer world’s well known performers, and folks who have never been on a stage in their lives, bring them together to celebrate the ritual and community building value of storytelling.


This event’s storytellers:

Robin FM

Cassendre Xavier

Colleen O’Connell & Connie Youkon

R. Eric Thomas

Debra D’Alessandro

Susan DiPronio

Wesley Garis & Kelli Dunham


5-15 bucks sliding scale, no one turned away! If you don’t have the cash, please just show up, no worries, we want you there!


Queer Memoir was founded by comic storyteller Kelli Dunham and playwright Genne Murphy in January 2010. In four years they have created more than 85 Queer Memoir events, drawing in over 7200 audience members and 365 different storytellers. Queer Memoir has collaborated with 13 arts organizations in four states, conducted almost a dozen storytelling workshops and used nearly a hundred venues including the MTA, sharing stories on both the A and Q Trains.


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 

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