Saturday, February 15, 2020

PI News Issue 106


If you gimme your email address, I can send the newsletter as one easy click as opposed to putting it into your individual FB Messengers, which takes cuz there's a lotta you.

Also, anybody else who reads the groovy things we are doing can easily just get it instead of bothering you for it.

PI NEWS Issue 106
Made with Love

PREMIERE: Filmmaker and photographer Toko Shiiki directs Han, described on her events page as "a five movement work which draws upon elements from Buddhism and Korean tradition including pansori, folk songs and percussion".

Premiere: HanFilm.
Stamps Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Friday, March 27, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
26 minutes, with a reception after the film. Free.

Steve Somers leads his jazz class at Biggby's Coffee in Ypsilanti on Monday, February 17. Show begins at 6. Free.

Steve Somers leads WCC Jazz Band

Biggby's Coffee, Washtenaw Blvd, Ypsilanti, Michigan. 

Monday, February 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free.

Noah Starsix Rucker, better known in Ypsilanti, Michigan as Brother Noah, is the recipient of the Rising Phoenix award. Yoga teacher, organic gardener, and activist, Brother Noah shares with local youth the philosophy of his mentor Booker T. Washington, African-American educator and adviser to multiple US presidents.

Brother Noah will be presented with his award at the Rising Phoenix Awards ceremony on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Join Suzy Klaehn as she teaches cake decoration. Tickets are available at the Build Guild site. You must bring your own cake.

Class: Cake Decorating with Suzy Klaehn
The Build Guild

1025 Goshen Avenue, Fort Wayne Indiana
You must bring your own cake.

Comedic actor seen on Portlandia and the voice of the mayor on Word Girl on PBS, Ron's long running Tomorrow! Show hits the mark tonight with special guests including Whitney Chitwood and Jordan Myrick. Check it out--the show starts at 11 p.m., and tickets are $5.00Weekly.
The Lyric Hyperion Theater, 2106 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Pianist Jesse Thomas Morgan's album, Where Love Resides, is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music. Check it out--within the first week, it reached over 1,000 plays and the track "This is All I Know" was played on WCBN radio.

Marion Hayden, bassist, will perform in Sister Strings: Roots, Voice and Drums. Her performance is on Sunday, February 16 at St. Matthews and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church. Tickets are available.

EVENT: Sister Strings: The life and history of string instruments, voice and percussion in the Black community from slavery until present.

Performance: Sunday, February 16, 2020, St. Matthew's and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, 8850 Woodward, Detroit, MI

Ms. Hayden is joined by cellist Akua Dixon, violinist Tia Imani Hanna, violinist Michelle May, and others.

ArtCenter DTLA presents Trailblazer: The Photographs of Barbara Dumetz

Barbara Dumetz is the star of this African-American alumni exhibition, wherein 30 of her photographic works will be showcased. A commercial photographer in the 1970s when female photographers were rare--and African-American ones were rarer still--Ms. Dumetz's photographs of celebrities as well as her commercial clients like Coca Cola and Delta Airlines makes her one of the most sought after photographers of our time.

Exhibition: Trailblazer: The Photographs of Barbara Dumetz

Now until - March 13, 2020
ArtCenter DTLA
114 West 4th Street
Los Angeles, California 90013

Grove Studios and guest artist Will Jones III facilitate the first of many Grove Community Jams. You are welcome to bring your instrument and/or voice. Listeners are also welcome. 

Note from editor: All levels, from beginner to seasoned, are welcome. If you have never done this before and you wish to try out what improvisation means, this would be the place to do it. All are truly welcome.

Grove Studios Community Jam

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. $5.00
Grove Studios
884 Railroad, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Go Fact Yourself is a game show podcast hosted by comedians J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong. Listen for yourself--episodes are available at 

Yes, you can be in the audience. The next live show is February 23 at the Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles, California . Click for more information and for tickets. Free
T shirts are available. Not free.


Quiet female artist seeking roommate in a two bedroom, two bath home in Los Angeles. AC/gas and off-street parking are available. Washer and dryer are on the premises. She already has a dog, grandfathered in. No pets for the new tenant. Proof of steady income is a must. $960/month.


The Piano Instructor
Areas of service: Michigan. We come to you. Contact: Tina L.313.919.2806. Insta: the_piano_instructor

Grace Allasio--Piano Grace Allasio Piano Studio Areas of service: Plymouth, Northville and Novi, Michigan Contact: Grace Allasio

Kwamise Long-Taylor--Piano
Phone: 248.470.2380

Jesse Thomas Morgan--Piano
Contact: Jesse Thomas MorganPhone: 734.355.1501
FB: Jesse Thomas Morgan

Kate Rosen--Voice
Kate Rosen Voice Studio
Studio Location: 355 West Maple Road, Birmingham, Michigan
Contact: Kate Rosen

Brian McCloskey--Composer
FB: Brian McClosey

Learn of the accomplishments of our friends, delight in seeing your own name in print, and share among colleagues and students alike every week. We're doing great things, and it's good to have something like this filled with art, music, activism, science, and love creating bonds.

This is made with Love. Our Love.

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