Please join us in support of this benefit for the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and West Marin Community Services food bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrances.
George Winston returns to the Dance Palace on Saturday, September 5, a brilliant Grammy Award winning pianist with over 15 albums to his name, George Winston brings his stunning brand of solo piano back to Point Reyes. Enjoy a night of beautiful music as George plays classics spanning his 42 year career
George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with this own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. In 1972, he recorded his first solo piano album, BALLADS AND BLUES 1972, for the late guitarist John Fahey’s Takoma label.
George is presently concentrating mainly on live performances, and this time he is touring playing solo piano concerts of the Summer Show, solo guitar concerts, solo harmonica concerts, and solo piano dances (with R&B and slow dance songs). He is also studying the playing of the great New Orleans pianists Henry Butler, James Booker, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, and Jon Cleary, and he is also working on interpreting pieces on solo piano by his favorite composers, including Vince Guaraldi, Professor Longhair, the Doors, Frank Zappa, Randy Newman, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, Laura Nyro, Al Kooper, Dr. John, Henry Butler, James Booker, Jon Cleary, Ralph Towner, Arthur Lee, Milt Jackson, John Hartford, Oliver Schroer, Taj Mahal, Philip Aaberg, and others, to play at concerts, and at his solo piano dances.
Ayla Nereo is a song weaver and performer who enjoys creating opportunities for us to offer sound and songs into the world to feed the Life that breathes us each moment. Through trusting our ability to listen and create sound, we learn to trust our own intuition and power to be creators of our lives. Each time we sing, we find new edges, and by leaning into them we can see who we are becoming. We sing for the joy of it. And we sing for the need of it, to make offerings of sound that can ripple out and make beauty and good for this planet.
Dance & Yoga Immersion ~ Samba SadaShiva with Rosangela Silvestre, Tika Morgan and Nubia Teixeira.
Three renowned teachers combine their individual strengths and shared passion for embodiment to support you to open your body to the forces of nature with reverence.
Deeply rooted in the traditions of Yoruba, Brazil and India; these teacher will interweave prayer, joy and authentic movement in a seamless flow.
Igniting the element of fire will be the main focus on this Day Long experience.
For questions and registration contact: Nubia@Bhaktinova.com
Visit: silvestretraining.com ~ tikamorgandance.com ~ bhaktinova.com
20 hours 50 min ago.Kelly McRae
Tonight at the Dance Palace at 7 PM Free Event
The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness
Reading & Book-signing
The Oyster War follows the years-long controversy surrounding the Drakes Bay Oyster Company farm, formerly located in Point Reyes National Seashore. West Marin native Summer Brennan paints a full picture of how the Drakes Bay controversy came to be and investigates the complexities of the dispute and its key players, combined with a deep devotion to her native northern California. Brennan is a UN correspondent in New York City and a former reporter for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Point Reyes Light. Presented by Point Reyes Books.
4 weeks 16 hours ago.Ariana Aparicio
Please join us for an evening of good food, community building and storytelling at the popular "La Mesa de Las Abuelas" (Our Grandmother's Table) event, which will take place on August 30th from 5pm to 8pm at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station!
Attached are the flyers in English and Spanish for more information. Feel free to distribute and invite others.
Please make sure to RSVP with Socorro Romo at: (415) 663-8361