Join us for this evening of performances, musical trivia, and prizes! Four amazing performers, our Emcee, Johnnie D, and Andy Monath, our pianist extraordinaire will entertain you with song and great good humor.
Tickets online are just $15.00 ($18.00 at the door) and are available by following this link. https://www.artful.ly/store/events/18162
We recommend buying tickets early as this event will sell out due to popularity and limited seating.
Check out these stellar artists!
Jazz organist Akiko Tsuruga arrived in New York from her native Japan in 2001. Soon thereafter she achieved "Rising Star" recognition for her playing from Downbeat magazine. Her resume quickly grew to include many CDs as a leader, and performance work across the U.S. and abroad with a long list of iconic jazz artists. Included are Frank Wess, Houston Person, Grady Tate, Roy Hargrove and Lou Donaldson. Ms.Tsuruga recently won Hot House magazine's 2017 award as "Best Organist" in jazz. She's called "Queen of the Organ" by jazz legend Lou Donaldson, and is currently the organist in his quartet.
Saxophonist Myron Walden's journey toward a jazz career began in the mid-1980s after moving from Florida to New York. Attending schools dedicated to music and art nurtured his love of jazz. That love grew at Manhattan's School of Music. It was finely tuned after graduation with mentoring from jazz legends Yusef Lateef and Donald Byrd. At age 20, Walden received top honors on sax at Lincoln Center's prestigious Charlie Parker Competition. That began his international performing career. Recorded work and composing followed. Wynton Marsalis, Nat Adderly and Freddie Hubbard are among those with whom he's performed.
Guitarist Charlie Sigler, the group's youngest member, is a rising star in jazz circles. Graduating from highly respected William Paterson University's jazz program, his guitar artistry's kept him very busy performing early in his professional career. Baltimore born Sigler's fast-growing resume already includes performance credits with many important jazzmen, including Jimmy Heath, Harold Mabern, Benny Golson, Joe Lovano, Eric Alexander and Winard Harper.
Philly born Byron Landham's been in high-demand as a drummer for more than two decades, with a resume showing extensive credits performing and recording with noted jazzmen. Bobby Hutcherson, Betty Carter, Joey DeFrancesco, Frank Wess, Pat Martino, David Sanborn and Van Morrison are among them. Landham also continues to teach drums privately, and as an adjunct faculty member at Temple University.
General — $20.00
Senior — $10.00
Student — $10.00
Tickets purchased at the door will be an additional $5.00
Come join us for two one-hour sets of beautiful music. Tickets here.
Benito is back! This time with The Benito Gonzalez Trio and we can’t wait! Join us on March 29th at 7 pm.
Tickets here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/17102
Born into a family of Venezuelan folk musicians, jazz pianist Benito Gonzalez has always had a deep-rooted appreciation for pastimes and traditions. Today, as a rising star of one of America’s finest musical traditions, Gonzalez has come to his current status by following in the footsteps of jazz’s ancestral forebears. The fusion of world rhythms and straight-ahead jazz makes this passionate performer an audience favorite all over the world.
Gonzalez has a golden touch on the piano, whether he’s playing a ballad or swinging for the fences.
– the JazzPage
Gonzalez proves he can handle just about
anything thrown his musical way.
Mark your calendars!
March 15, 16, 17
Presenting the first in a series of “Forgotten Musicals” — the comedy, Olympus On My Mind. The show is directed by John DiFirdinando in his Lyceum directorial debut!
This Broadway hit is based on the Amphitryon myth. Jupiter comes to Earth in human form to woo beautiful Alcemene, wife of Amphitryon. He appears to her in the body of her absent husband and quickly wins her love. Things go swimmingly until the real Amphitryon shows up. The chorus consists of Tom, Dick, Horace and the delightfully dizzy Dolores (who is only in the show because she is the wife of its financial backer.)
"A dazzling musical spoof ... bounding music and witty lyrics." - Newsday
March 15, 8pm ~ March 16, 3 pm and 8 pm ~ March 17, 3 pm
Purchase your ticket just here.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The City of Burlington N.J. Presents
"Remembering Our Roots"
A Moment in History
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Everyone is Invited
2:00 - 3:15 pm
South Jersey Women of Color & The U.S. Civil War
with Q & A by James E. Johnson, Phd
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Talkin Jazz! Speakin Jazz! Real Jazz!
Concert $15 Online here or $15 at the door (cash and checks only)
George V Jr Johnson Trio
Bernard Samuel piano, Tyrone Brown bass, Lucky Thompson drums.
The Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts
432 High Street, Burlington N.J. 08016.
BERNARD SAMUEL- Pianist
Bernard Samuel is a Philadelphia-based pianist with a "personal touch." He began playing while attending college, and has at it ever since. Drawing from the influences of R&B vocal groups like The Harptones and The Temptations, as well as the lyrical musical styling’s of great Jazz pianists, the likes of Hank Jones, Red Garland, Tommy Flanagan and Kenny Barron. Bernard Samuel mixes all of these influences to forge a style that's all of his own.
Samuel has performed with such great artists as; Hank Mobley, Little Jimmy Oliver, Philly Joe Jones, Cecil Payne, Carl and Earl Grubbs, Roy Brooks, Jimmy Merritt, Tyrone Brown, Bootsie Barnes, George V. Johnson Jr., and Johnny Lytle. Mr. Samuel currently performs nightly at various hotels, restaurants and Jazz clubs throughout the Mid Atlantic region.
TYRONE BROWN - Bassist
Bassist Tyrone Brown has recorded over 125 CDs to date including six with legendary drummer Max Roach, six with saxophonist Odean Pope, five with Grover Washington, Jr. (two went gold “Live At The Bijou” and “Reed Seed”), four with guitarist Pat Martino, three with Bobby Zankel, and one each with vocalist Rachelle Ferrell and pianist Dave Burrell. An alumnus of the famed Berklee School Of Music, Brown received a fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and won a grant from the Pennsylvania Council On The Arts for Artistic Excellence in Jazz Composition 2001. Tyrone Brown has also garnered the “Best Acoustic Bass” honors in the Jazz Philadelphia Magazine Readers Choice Poll 1993 and 1994. Traveling all over the world, Brown has conducted Master Classes in Barcelona, Spain and Jerusalem, Israel and conducted Improvisation Symposiums at Brigham Young University, Illinois State University, and Temple University. In 1996, his Solo Bass Concert at the 25th Anniversary of the Moers Germany Jazz Festival drew five thousand people. Tyrone Brown has also worked with Lou Rawls, Billy Paul, Trudy Pitts & Mr. C, Freddie Hubbard, Phil Woods, Mulgrew Miller, Clark Terry, Johnny Hartman, Sonny Fortune, Etta Jones, Benny Golson, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Marcus, Kenny Barron, J.J.Johnson, Dave Burrell, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderly, Cecil Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Stanley Turrentine, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Sir Roland Hanna, and many others. Brown has toured and recorded with The Max Roach Quartet since 1984, and the Odean Pope Trio and Saxophone Choir since 1991. Dizzy Gillespie wrote, “Tyrone Brown's playing reminds me of those colorful bouncing balls you see at a carnival.” Drummer Max Roach said, “Tyrone Brown is one of the most creative musicians I have ever worked with. He is a fine composer and arranger and a virtuoso instrumentalist.” Bob Blumenthal of the Boston Globe notes that “Tyrone plays with the passion and flair of a flamenco guitarist.”
Max Roach 4 in East Berlin
Max Roach 4 in East Berlin
Max Roach 4 East Berlin
LUCKY THOMPSON Drums
This South Philly percussionist has been playing drums since the age of 8, when he played at churches and special engagements. In the 1970s, Lucky began traveling and making TV appearances with his group, The Current Survivors. Since that time, he has toured in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, as well as collaborated with Patti LaBelle, Billy Paul, Nina Simone, Sonny Stitt, Val Ray and Big Momma Thorton. Since 1997, Lucky has served as the Musical Director of Natalie’s Lounge, at 40th & Market, where the likes of jazz greats Hank Mobley, Mickey Roker, Shirley Scott, Sam Reed, Grover Washington, Jr., Tony Williams, and even a young John Coltrane have performed. Aside from playing in clubs, and performing at festivals and concerts, Lucky is equally comfortable in the classrooms at University of Pennsylvania where he is a visiting resident, teaching jazz, percussions, and improvisations. This dynamic drummer can be heard on CDs with Umar Raheem, the Arpeggio Ensemble, Denise King, Val-Ray, and as bandleader on PTME’s next release, Lucky Thompson’s DNA.
Lucky Thompson Drum Lesson (Funk)
Lucky Thompson Drum Lesson (Shuffles)
GEORGE V JOHNSON JR - Leader & Vocalist
George V Johnson Jr is a Master of the Art of Jazz Vocalese. This lyricist, actor, playwright, producer, promoter, composer and contributing editor was born in Washington DC on December 20 1950. He graduated from Spingarn Hiigh School in 1968, also attended Prince George's Community College and Howard University School of Fine Arts. George is the CEO and Founder of the Washington DC Jazz Network. www.washingtondcjazznetwork.ning.com
Johnson's career began at the jazz club owned by Bill & Fanny Harris called PIGFOOT. At the workshops he was mentored by John Malachi and later Shirley Horn. His career spas over 45 years. After 3 years of close guidance, mentorship on and off stage in 1977 he was named heir apparent and Next In Line by the Father of Vocalese Eddie Jefferson. He has shared the stage with many jazz griants including James Moody, Lou Donaldson, Dizzy Gillespie, Barry Harris, Harold Mabern, Wallace Roney, Bobby Watson, Benny Golson, Keter Betts, Rodney Whitaker, CD Next In LIne featuring Herman Foster & Arnold Sterling, also Jimmy Heath, Buck Hill, Clifford Jordan, Harold Vick, Marcus Belgrave, Donvonte McCoy
Cliff Monear and more...
George was privileged to make his recording debut with the legendary Pharoah Sanders on the LP "Rejoice" in 1981 featuring original lyrics to John Coltrane's Classic Moments Notice. Since retiring from New Jersey Transit Rail as a train conductor several years ago Johnson's career is on the move. Washington City Paper 2016 Best Vocalist of the Year. His recent tours and performances include 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival "Hank's Symphony", Steinway Jazz Cafe * Chicago Jazz Showcase, Denmark, Israel, Parma Italy, Atlanta, North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, Jazz Mobile New York, Philadelphia, Montenegro with Madeinnyintl Jazz All-Stars performance for President Filip Vujanovic, Charlie Parker Celebration * Blue Room American Jazz Museum and the DC Jazz Festival at the National Gallery of the Art Sculpture Gardens entertaining more than 16,000 fans. He has produced "MONK" starring 5 time Adelco Award winning Actor Rome Neal @ Blair Mansions, Black Angels Over Tuskegee by Layon Gray @ Navy Memorial Museum, TUNISIA by Smokey Stevens and more..
In 2003, George V Johnson Jr. was commissioned by Don Sickler of Second Floor Music to pen lyrics to the music of jazz legend and saxophonist, Hank Mobley. Since taking on the project Johnson has skillfully, completed over 40 of Mobley’s classic compositions and still counting. Some with complete solo’s. Critics are already saying this is one of the most important and extensive projects to be presented to the public from the jazz vocalese realm in many, many years. With Jazz Vocalese, still in a state of infancy.
GEORGE V JOHNSON JR., whose marvelous lyrics and viocal work are truly auspicous! He sngs with James Moody on ocassion and is happily remindflul of the insistent giftness of the late EDDIE JEFFERSON. Johnson’s three stanzars close with ”Relax dig the sounds of Coltrane’s Music. Coltrane fills your heart with love and harmony. Trane played with magic. Listen to the melodies and you will see momently. When you here the message of his song!”. There’s no doubt in my mind that henceforth George V Johnson should and will be sought for his own gift to the music. He sang the song for Sanders at the Village Vanguard, and Sanders “felt that George ought to be heard”.
Thank you, Pharoah Sanders for your spirit of sharing! Wheeeeee....what a dynamite track this is~~~~HERBIE WONG!
Music John Coltrane
Lyrics by GVJ
NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson on the Artistry of George V Johnson Jr.
East of the Village
Music Hank Mobley
Lyrics by George V Johnson Jr
Live @ DC Jazz Festival
February 8 & 9, 2019 at 8 PM
By John Logan
Directed by Dov Tiefenbach
Famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko asks his young assistant, Ken, the loaded questions: What is Art? And, who gets to decide anyway?
It's 1958, and Rothko has just been offered the biggest commission in the history of modern art. He and Ken work feverishly in his New York studio -- until Ken begins to realize his answers to those fundamental questions about art are very different than his mentor's.
Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased just here.
The Feb 8th show coincides with the opening of Jim Watt’s art exhibit — Oil & Water — See art exhibits page for more details on Mr. Watt’s show. We will have a brief “Meet & Greet” followed by RED with an after party reception in our gallery at the end of the performance. Join us!
Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts is producing a cabaret fundraiser to support Lyceum Studio’s arts education programming.
Broadway’s Renee Chambers Liciaga is our MC for the evening and also one of our special guest performing artists.
We’ll also be introducing our Musical Theatre Competition Troupe! Plus, all of our theatre, dance, and instrumental teachers who will all perform for you!
Come out to our theatre on December 7th at 8 pm to enjoy singing and dancing by professionals and locals! This event is a BYO but we will have refreshments on hand to add to the festivities.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the Door. Students can attend for $10 and can be purchase by following this link:
Our first market was a resounding success and we are even bigger this year!
As before, the market is filled with juried handmade crafts. This year we have added some surprises including a Kids’ Corner where for a small fee your kids can get crafty while you shop!
Come out to shop for the holidays in our beautifully renovated historic Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts.
Our favorite guitarist, Bill Corvino, will be here for your listening pleasure!
November 17th from 12 - 5 pm
432 High Street
THERE IS STILL SOME ROOM FOR VENDORS. PLEASE CONTACT DAWN AT LYCEUMHALLINFO@GMAIL.COM FOR AN APPLICATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION.
If you are an artist who is struggling to make a living or an artist who is doing well but wants to be even more successful, this is the seminar for you! Join us on Wednesday, October 10th at 7 pm for this event with artist Gwenn Seemel.
Gwenn Seemel has been doing just that and is happy to share just how it's done! Recipient of multiple grants, from Artists’ Fellowship Inc and the Haven Foundation among other institutions, Gwenn's work has been written about by the art historian Richard Brilliant and featured widely across the Web, including on sites like Scientific American, BoingBoing, and Hyperallergic. In 2014, she created the Kirk Reeves memorial mural in Portland. Gwenn has given TED Talks in Geneva and elsewhere and we are happy and proud to host her here at Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts.
Ticket link below:
August 11, 1 pm - 3 pm
Workshop cost: $20.00 Please make check payable to The City of Burlington.
There is a materials fee of $7.00 (cash)
Embroidery is a truly lovely craft. Become acquainted with this needlework tradition that dates back to the 5th Century BC. Master Teacher, Ylvia Asal, will teach the basic stitches along with some "fancy" stitches including the French Knot and Lazy Daisy. Use your newfound crafting skills to make jewelry or embroider your clothing in the style of Alabama Chainin'.
***This workshop is presented in collaboration with The Burlington County Historical Society and will be held at the Corson-Poly Center. Please use the visitor entrances at either 457 High Street at 454 Lawrence Street.
Friday, July 13 -- 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Workshop cost: $25.00
Interested in experiencing the mystery and sensuous beauty of age-old performance art? Come on over to Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts and teacher, Via, will guide us in this class designed for beginners or for those wishing to brush up basic techniques. Students will learn shoulder and hip shimmies, hip drops and lifts, snake hips, rib circles, and rib drops.
If we find we have interest in this as a class, we will offer a six-week class beginning on September 14th, 7 pm - 8 pm. :)
We are excited to announce this fun event!
Please join us for an unforgettable performance by some of your local favorites. Enjoy many beloved songs from Wicked, A Chorus Line, Annie Get Your Gun, Into The Woods, Sweeney Todd, and more!
This benefit puts a twist on male and female character songs. It's a lot of fun!
*All proceeds go toward programs and classes at Lyceum hall Center for the Arts.
Come to the cabaret!
Tickets can be purchased by following this link:
July 7th, 1-3 PM
Workshop cost: $20.00 Please make checks payable to The City of Burlington
There is a materials fee of $7.00 (cash).
Come learn this century-old technique! Artist/Designer Ylvia Asal will teach the basic crochet stitches so you can create lace projects including earrings and scarves.
***This workshop is presented in collaboration with The Burlington County Historical Society and will be held at the Corson-Poly Center. Please use the visitor entrances at either 457 High Street at 454 Lawrence Street.
AS OF MAY 16, 2018, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! PLEASE LOOK FOR TICKET REFUNDS WITHIN ONE WEEK OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
Jennie Marino, who has worked on 45+ Broadway productions, Off-Broadway, and Television, will present a two-hour storied show & tell lecture and workshop at Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts on May 20th from 1 pm – 3 pm. Using various props and pieces to demo and pass around, Ms. Marino will share tips and tricks for every level of props and SFX theatre production from community and regional to professional theatres. Part of this lecture will include a half hour demo doing a lifecasting on one of the lucky attendees. Q&A session follows. This workshop is a must if you want to hone your craft and meet your design budget while creating extraordinary props and special effects. Tickets available online at TheLyceumHall.com. The cost for the workshop is $30. There are limited student tickets available for $10. Ticket link is below.
Jennie Marino is a multi-disciplined artist with extensive knowledge of materials and techniques. Jennie has worked on such shows as Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, The Lion King, Beauty and The Beast, Miss Saigon, and more. Among her many expert skills, Ms. Marino boasts puppet making, life casting, sculpting, prosthetics, and masks. With 30 years of production experience under her belt, Ms. Marino has a wealth of information to share. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to “connect with the best”.
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February is chock-full of celebratory events and historical information. From a jazz concert to a film screening and an exhibit of panels explaining the role of African Americans in the Revolutionary War, we've got something for all ages and interests.
~ Feb 2nd at 7 PM
"Hometown Jazz: An Evening of Jazz by Young Artists"
$5 general admission tickets will be sold at the door
~ February 11th at 3:00 PM
Storyteller, Alma Day as Harriet Tubman
Color a Kente "Cloth"
~ February 17th at 7 PM
Film Screening: "Our Side: Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City"
~ All Month ~
OH, Freedom! African Americans in the Revolution.
Available by appointment
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Please join us at Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts for this fun family-friendly holiday concert on December 3rd, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults; kids 12 and under are free. This is a benefit concert for Burlington City High School music program and Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts classes.
Follow the link below to purchase tickets.
Get ready for an auditory experience that has to be seen to be believed: a musical instrument that plays without being physically touched. That’s the Theremin, an electronic musical instrument sounded by the performer gesturing in the air to control radio frequencies, and it will be onstage front and center Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., when Mano Divina & The Divine Hand Ensemble perform at Lyceum Hall Theatre, 432 High Street in Burlington. The concert is presented by Arts Guild New Jersey in collaboration with Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts. Tickets are $18 advance, $22 at the door and available online through Eventbrite.
Here's the link!
The Theremin is named after its inventor Léon Theremin, who created the device in the 1920s. Originally conceived as an orchestral instrument, the Theremin’s wavering, eerily haunting sounds quickly became a staple of sci-fi and horror movie soundtracks. The 9-piece Divine Hand Ensemble of Philadelphia has brought the Theremin into the mainstream of 21st-century music and features a string quartet, two harpists, two vocalists, a guitarist and Mr. Mano Divina, virtuoso of the Theremin. Divina, a former rock and jazz drummer with Flag of Democracy and Sun Ra, mastered the instrument’s sonic subtleties and sought to revive the Theremin’s concert legacy with a lively fusion of rock, classical and film music, from Mozart, Queen and Zappa to Harry Potter and Ghostbusters. Mano Divina & The Divine Hand Ensemble is an ADA accessible event.
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In-person registration for Social Ballroom is August 17th 1-3 PM AND September 17th 1-3 PM
Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts ~ 432 High Street ~ Burlington City NJ 08016
CLASSES BEGIN ON FRIDAY, SEPT 22
Come learn classic and Latin-inspired Ballroom dancing -- FoxTrot, Waltz, Rumba, and Hustle! Classes are held on Friday evenings from 7-8 PM.
"Hate Mail" Presented by Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts in Collaboration with The Bridge Players Theatre Company
Hate Mail is an epistolary play something like Love Letters, with two actors reading letters and other correspondence, but it's a little wilder and more hysterically funny. It tells the story of Preston, a spoiled rich kid who meets his match in Dahlia, an angst-filled artist. Their worlds collide when Preston sends a complaint letter that gets Dahlia fired from her job, and then there's no turning back. The play stays with their increasingly crazed correspondence as they move from hate to love, and then right back again.
Come join in the fun!
FIVE SHOWS IN JULY!
Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 @ 8 PM and Sunday, July 16th @ 3 PM
Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 @ 8 PM
Tickets available at Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts~ 432 High Street ~ Burlington City 609-239-0029 LyceumHallinfo@gmail.com
OR by emailing BridgePlayersTheatre@gmail.com
Pictured here: "Mermaid Warrior", a necklace of polymer clay and beads.
How To Submit So Your Plays Get Produced: a workshop talking about best practices in sharing your work, networking, record keeping, and more will be presented by Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 11 from 11 AM to 1 PM. The seminar is free. Lyceum Hall is located at 432 High St, Burlington City, NJ.
This workshop is designed to inspire writers to market their work more effectively. You hear it all the time: the only difference between unproduced playwrights and produced playwrights is that produced playwrights get their work seen by the decision makers. That translates to submissions and networking, a daunting task we'd like to simplify. This workshop covers resources for finding opportunities, tips for easier submission, success stories from cold calls, and remote networking.
After Stephen’s presentation of this workshop at the DG National Conference in La Jolla, and at DG events in Ohio, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore, we are so excited to finally have a chance to offer it here in Burlington City.
Practices Committee for Festivals and Competitions. In addition to their productions, Stephen Kaplan's plays have won the New American Comedy Showcase Award, NJ Playwrights Contest, DezArt Performs' Reading Series, Across the Generations New Jewish Play Festival, and have been finalists for the Woodward-Newman Drama Award, Seven Devils, Landing Theatre New American Voices, Route 66 Development Award, March Forth Salon, and Road Less Traveled National Residency, and semi-finalists for O'Neill, PlayPenn, Ashland New Play Festival, and MTWorks' Newborn Festival. He is the NJ Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild of America and serves on their Best Practices Committee for Festivals and Competitions. www.bystephenkaplan.com
The event is free of charge and is open to both DG members and non-members. Feel free to bring a friend who you feel may benefit from membership in the Dramatists Guild.
RSVP by Thursday, June 8 to Stephen Kaplan at email@example.com
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Please note: Bring a laptop or notebook or pad of paper and get ready to jump into summer with a newfound confidence in sharing your work.
About Stephen: Stephen is an award-winning playwright is the NJ Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild of America and serves on their Best
Did you ever write a haiku? Have you ever thought how haiku poetry could create community? Caley Vickerman, Haiku Mistress from the Guerilla Haiku Movement explains the power of community haiku. In this era of hyperstimulation - people are feeling increasingly isolated, even in the places (cities, neighborhood, communities) where we are supposed to feel connected. Guerilla Haiku uses haiku poetry as a tool (simple, elegant, structured and precise) to empower residents of a neighborhood to reconnect with the spaces around them, the strangers they pass every day and, inevitably themselves. Haiku, because of their brief structure (3 lines with 5 syllables in the 1st line, 7 in the 2nd, 5 in the 3rd) empower people to share stories and surprise participants with their own ability to engage in creative play. The result is a group of people reinvigorated by these new connections to invest more deeply in the communities in which they live and move. Powerful words that emphasize the importance of connection. And in this case, connection through haiku.
Caley will begin with begin her day in Burlington City at Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts, 432 High Street where she will meet with teens and adults, including City Council members and police officers, who form her Haiku Scavenging Team. After an instructional meeting, the team will hit the streets. We’ll break for lunch/snacks at 2 PM (bring a bagged lunch with your name on it!). Then, a 3 PM talkback is scheduled with Caley and open for anyone who would like to learn more about this community building project. Caley will install a temporary art exhibit using the haiku gathered earlier in the day. This exhibit is open to the public On June 3rd at 3pm and again June 6th through June 16th weekdays only from 11 AM until 2 PM.
Have a few hours? From 11am-2pm Join a haiku scavenging team to gather haiku by starting conversations in the neighborhood around the Lyceum. Then share your experiences with other participants.
Have an hour? At 3pm Enjoy a talkback about the Guerilla Haiku experience at the Lyceum led by Caley Vickerman, founder of Guerilla Haiku and hear highlights from the participants.
Have a few minutes? Stop by the Lyceum at any time from 11am-2pm to leave behind a 17-syllable haiku sharing YOUR story. You can leave your haiku in a basket on the table in the hallway.
We welcome Amy Tingle and Maya Stein from The Creativity Caravan who will share their collection of over 100 tiny handmade books. amy and Maya will also offer a three-hour bookmaking workshop. come on out to this free exhibit and workshop to view the collection, learn three binding styles, and take home your own tiny books.
The Burlington Piano Slam! 2017 is a six-concert jazz piano series featuring internationally acclaimed pianists. The series is produced in partnership with the Peabody award-winning Luce Group under the direction of James and Genevieve Luce.
Feb 18 at 7:30pm in our theater: Latin Grammy winner, Edsel Gomez, kicks off the Burlington Piano Slam! Opening for Edsel is Iris Blanco, a cum laude graduate of Temple University who recently played for the Reading Choral Society. http://edsel.brownpapertickets.com
DUE TO ILLNESS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. March 18th at 7:30pm in our theater: Francesca Tanksley, internationally-acclaimed jazz pianist and composer. Francesca has been a featured artist on Marian McPartland’s widely acclaimed NPR series, Piano Jazz. Opening for Ms. Tanksley, is Luis Perdomo. Mr. Perdomo has worked with Ravi Coltrane and Ray Barretto and has six critically-acclaimed recordings as a leader. http://francesca.brownpapertickets.com
April 8 at 7:30pm in our theater: Tadataka Unno with Clifton Anderson. One of Japan’s most gifted jazz musicians, Tadataka Unno was mentored by the great Hank Jones and has played in numerous famous jazz clubs including Village Vanguard, Dizzy’s, and Blue Note and has performed with Jimmy Cobb, Wallace Roney and Clifton Anderson, to name but a few. Clifton Anderson, member of the original “World of Trombones”. Mr. Anderson has played with Stevie Wonder, Dizzy Gillespie and his uncle, Sonny Rollins. http://tadadaka.brownpapertickets.com
April 22 at 7:30pm in our theatre: Aruan Ortiz, avatar of creative and progressive improvisation, Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist. In 2013 Aruan produced and curated several series of concerts. His new critically acclaimed CD has been called a solid and unique new sound in today’s jazz world. http://aruan.brownpapertickets.com
May 6 at 7:30pm in our theater: Frank Kimbrough, jazz pianist, composer. Recognized by his inclusion in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll each year since 2001, Mr. Kimbrough’s recordings are often listed in jazz critic’s year’s end top-ten lists. His 2007 solo concert at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art was named among the best performances of the year by All About Jazz New York. http://fkpiano.brownpapertickets.com
***WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT JOHN BEASLEY IS UNABLE TO PERFORM ON JUNE 1OTH.***
PLEASE JOIN US ON JUNE 10 at 7:30pm TO HELP US WELCOME FRANCESCA TANKSLEY TO OUR THEATER! Francesca Tanksley, internationally-acclaimed jazz pianist and composer. Francesca has been a featured artist on Marian McPartland’s widely acclaimed NPR series, Piano Jazz.
We welcome local modern artist, Alex Carlbon, to our exhibit room for the month of February. Alex paints on old doors and shutters, luan, and canvas. The bold works are at once energizing and hypnotic. Pieces are available for sale.