A Grand Beginning

Over 350 people came to celebrate the opening of Clarion Music Performing Arts Center. Two stages and non-stop performances from 4 to 8 pm. This poem, medical received the following morning of the event, summarizes the evening:

In her voice Chinese is a song

In her song English is a flower
In her house music is a treasure
In this treasure community finds full bloom
Youthful exposition meets operatic expanse
Dead poets intermingle with live wires
Traditional instrumentation meets jazz implementation
Filling the hollows with haunts, chants and chance

by Moe Chi

List of performers and installation artists:

Benedict Lim, composer Symphonic Poem, The Rape of Nanking
http://www.professorlim.org

Lewis Campbell, Cowboy Luigi  “A Very Old American Tale”
http://www.wehavemet.org/lewis.html

Carlos Zialcita, harmonica
http://clarionmusic.com/carlos-zialcita/

Clyde ALWAYS “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert Service
clydealwaysthebard@gmail.com

David Wong, Alan Yip—Tranquil Resonance Studio Chinese music
http://tranquilresonance.com

Clara Hsu, poet Translation of “Poem in Memory of Dead Wife” by Su Shi
clarahsu.com

E.K. Keith, poet Interpretations of Silvia Plath
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ekkeith

Francis Wong, saxophone
http://www.franciswong.net

Genny Lim, poet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genny_Lim

Hal Robins, poet “the Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_S._Robins

Stephen Kent, didjeridu
https://stephenkent.net/

Beth Custer, clarinet
http://bethcuster.com

Jennifer Barone, poet Dead Poets Society host
https://thewordparty.wordpress.com/jennifer-barone/

Laurie Weinstock, jazz vocalist
http://www.paradisebydesign.com

Mario Grillo, bass https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/mariogrillo

Ryanaustin Dennis, poet
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanaustin-dennis-07ba6924

Sarah Vay Kerns, flute
http://www.flutelaboratory.com

Vismaya Lhi, Teatro Mistral
http://vismaya.net

Dan Brady and Wendy Wolters, interpretive dance
Dan Brady http://www.creativeideasforyou.com
Wendy Wolters          wlynw@yahoo.com

Alex & Alice Benedict, 2.5 D gravestone animation
http://www.solarparallax.com/

Kinetech Art, 2.5 D gravestone animation
http://www.kine-tech.org

Brent Benaway, artist silhouettes
https://www.facebook.com/beethree

Julia Benaway, photography
https://www.instagram.com/ooliagoolia/

Georgina Manzo, artist Mexican Grave
https://www.facebook.com/georgina.manzo.3

Lori M Rillera & Kristy O’Brien The Questions Room & Day of the Dead Pillar
slangirl@aol.com

Maria Gonzalez, artist face painting
https://www.facebook.com/maria.gonzalezeggert

Marlene Aron, artist pastel painting on basement wall
https://www.facebook.com/marlene.aron

Virginia Barrettwoman poet altar
http://www.virginiabarrett.com

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