Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cronin Tierney to play at Niche

Cover of Cronin Tierney's album

Cronin Tierney plays tonight! Feb 19th at 8 PM

At ten-years-old Cronin Tierney studied classical piano. Outside, the California sunshine made the thought of more piano lessons a tad tiring and at thirteen he picked up a more mobile instrument and taught himself to play the guitar. During high school he gathered friends for a band and showcased some of his original compositions at many famous clubs in Hollywood with band member Curt Piar who he later partnered with to purchase a music studio.

The band released their first single when Tierney was nineteen. It became a local sensation bringing the band gigs at The Troubadour, Wolf and Rissmiller's Country Club, Gazzarri's, and The Whiskey-A-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip, to name just a few.

College, more gigs, travel, relocation to Oregon with music the thread through his life, Cronin Tierney continues to perform and record.

Hear Cronin tonight, February 19 at 8 pm.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Poet Laureate Report: Open Mic Poetry

Open Mic Poetry
Every Second Thursday since 2004!

*While Cover to Cover Books rebuilds after a recent fire, Christopher Luna is taking the open mic series he founded in 2004 on tour to various poetry-friendly locations in or near downtown Vancouver.

This month’s reading will be held in a special location:

Turiya Autry
Anam Brugh Studio
Home of Marcia McReynolds
3512 F Street, Vancouver, WA 98663
Behind the YWCA

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm

The Studio is behind the house. Go down the driveway to the right of the garage. Follow the sidewalk all the back to the colorful door.

Bring a pillow or a low lawn chair, and any food or beverages that you would be willing to share. There is seating for about 25 as is.

This month’s featured reader is Turiya Autry: A firm believer in the power of art to heal, transform and inspire, Turiya works with students of all ages. Full-time faculty at Portland State University, she also works independently through several artist-in-residency programs. Since the late 90‘s, she has provided workshops and performances at over twenty universities and over fifty schools k-12, reaching thousands each year.

Turiya’s shared stages with well known figures like Angela Davis, bell hooks, John Trudell, Nikki Giovanni, Ursula Le Guin, Lyrics Born, Spearhead, Saul Williams, Kevin Garnett and Hillary Clinton. She has toured nationally, performed internationally, and co-hosted a talk radio show.

Whether teaching university courses or youth workshops, rocking the mic or working behind the scenes, Turiya is a positive motivational force. She encourages people to look more critically and lovingly upon the world around them.

Available for sale: the anthology Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, $15.

A special world premier chapbook of love poems Turiya is creating just for this reading, a collection so new that the title is a mystery not to be revealed until Thursday night, $5.

Open Mic is hosted By Christopher Luna and Toni Partington .