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INSIDE THE PAGES SERIES: Lenelle Moise

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 7:30 pm
$12.00
BUY TICKETS HERE InsideThe Pages is proud to present Lenelle Moïse in the 6th installment of our dynamic author series. Lenelle is an author, award-winning poet, playwright and performer. She creates jazz-infused, hip-hop bred, politicized texts about the intersection of identity, memory and spirit. Moïse recites from hand-made scrolls, with fervor, music and movement. In addition to a multitude of awards and honors, Lenelle was the Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA 2010 - 2012. Her poems and essays are featured in several anthologies, including: Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution and We Don't Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists. Her writing has also been published in the Platte Valley Review, Utne Reader, Make/Shift Magazine, Left Turn, Rethinking Schools, the legendary OurChart.com and Velvetpark Magazine. In 2008, she was a featured writer for The Golden Notebook Project, the Institute for the Future of the Book’s online experiment in collective close-reading. In addition to featured appearances at colleges, theatres, bookstores and conferences across the USA and Canada, she has performed at the Adrienne Arsht Center, the Louisiana Superdome, at the United Nations and Off-Broadway at the Culture Project. For this event, Lenelle will be reading from her recently published, long-awaited first book Haiti Glass with original, all-vocal music. Praise for Haiti Glass: "The year 2014 will be hard pressed to give us a more powerful debut poetry collection than Lenelle Moïse's Haiti Glass...This is the rare book of poetry that makes one pause while reading, look up from the page, whistle low."— Lambda Literary Review "Haiti Glass is a magnificent collection of poetry and prose. Part mantra, part lamentation, part prayer, this incredible book puts us wholly in the presence of an extraordinary and brave talent, whose voice will linger in your heart and mind long after you read the last word of this book." — Edwidge Danticat, author of Claire of the Sea Light CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LENELLE Books for sale provided by Wellfleet Booksmith. Snacks courtesy of the Wellfleet Markeplace. All proceeds from this very special event support year-round programming at the Hall.      We are very grateful to our sponsors:                               

SUNDAY STUDENT SHOWCASE

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 2:00 pm
The Sunday Music Showcase is a series of free monthly performance events featuring students from across the Cape. This series is the result of a fantastic collaboration between the Cape Cod Conservatory, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cultural Center of Cape Cod and Wellfleet Preservation Hall, who have joined forces to present local student talent in inspiring, artistic locations. All are welcome and performances are FREE and open to the public! Recitals begin at 2 PM and last between 1 - 2 hours, unless otherwise indicated. All requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of each performance and will be subject to prior approval by the Cape Cod Conservatory, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Wellfleet Preservation Hall and Cotuit Center for the Arts. We would like to feature as many adult students as we can, but all ages are welcome to submit a request as usual.  If you would like to submit a request to perform, please register by clicking here.

Concert: Catherine Russell

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 7:30 pm
Presented by Payomet Performing Arts Center
Presented by Payomet Performing Arts Center BUY TICKETS HERE   Catherine Russell is "One of the outstanding singers of our time...she continually shows how jazz, blues and the Great American Songbook are all different sides of one three-sided coin.”- Wall Street Journal Presented by Payomet Performing Arts Center. Critically-acclaimed, one-of-a-kind jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell‘s stalwart, soulful voice radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable. Influenced by her talented parents – father Luis Russell was Louis Armstrong’s musical director and mother Carline Ray a veteran jazz bassist and singer – Cat’s exposure to a variety of genres shaped her early eclectic style.  You may have seen her early in her career singing backup for such celebrated artists as Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash, David Bowie, and Madonna, and has taken the jazz world by storm since her solo debut in 2006. A hit at festivals world-wide, she has joined the ranks of the one of the greatest interpreters of American Popular Song.    

Concert: Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 7:30 pm
Presented by Payomet Performing Arts Center
Presented by Payomet Performing Arts Center BUY TICKETS HERE Continuing our excellent programming into the fall, Payomet is excited to bring in Harold Lopez-Nussa and his trio to Preservation Hall in Wellfleet on October 7th! A Cuban national, Lopez-Nussa is internationally known as one of the most accomplished and original jazz pianists and composers alive today! Harold Lopez-Nussa and his band join us in Wellfleet fresh off a tour around the US to some of the country's most prestiguous jazz clubs.  Join us at Preservation Hall on October 7th to experience the Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio's Cuban-influenced Latin Jazz: a brand of music all their own!

Black Women in Jazz Concert

Friday, October 10th, 2014 7:30 pm
with Cerise Bynoe & The Charlie Jamieson Band
$15.00 General Seating, $22.00 Preferred Seating BUY TICKETS HERE Cerise is recognized as one of Cape Cod’s top female jazz vocalists, twice appearing with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Cape Cod Life Magazine's "People to Watch" 2014, and one of the lead vocalists for what has been the best selling show in the history of Cotuit Center for the Arts, "What the World Needs Now" a Musical Tribute to Burt Bacharach. NEjazz.com says, “Cerise is a charming entertainer and immediately captured the audience singing and lithely moving up and down the aisle between the tables. She is an electrifying experience! Remember that name.” Last winter Cerise envisioned a show to pay tribute to the women who have inspired her and so many others like herself. The one-time show sold out twice-over at the Cultural Center in Yarmouth last February to much acclaim. Singing tunes made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughn, Cerise will lend her beautifully passionate and soulful interpretations to the songs many have come to know and love. She will give a short bio on the artists and pay tribute to each individual and their unique style. Cerise will be joined by former White House Navy Band drummer Phil Vitali, former Army Band pianist Chalie Jamieson, future Army Band bassist Nick Rice, and multi-instrumentalist George Machon with flute, trumpet and percussion. Join us for this magical tribute to some of the greatest women in jazz. 

Feed Your Love Open Mic

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 7:00 pm
6:30 sign up for performers
EVERY MONTH...ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 6:30 SIGN UP FOR PERFORMERS/SHOW STARTS AT 7PM The Feed Your Love Open Mic is a tolerant and supportive, diverse, engaging and, most of all, entertaining environment (whew!). We host musicians who sing and play everything from old timey folk to rock-n-roll; acoustic guitar solos to improvisational jazz sets; poets and story-tellers, first-time performers (ages 6 to 86) to retired professional musicians. All are welcome and made to feel at home. If you are not already a member of our musical (and poetic) community, please stop by on the third Wednesday of the month to listen, to play, or just to say hello.  The 'cafe' is open with coffee, tea, beer, wine and snacks. FOR MORE INFO: feedyourloveopenmic.com

Local Lens Series: THE FILMS OF JEFFERSON THOMAS

Friday, October 24th, 2014 7:30 pm
A native Wellfleetian, Jefferson Thomas will be sharing 3 of his short films with us including his most recent work in progress, all works of narrative fiction. Jefferson will be present to discuss the development of his vision and style, the filmmaking process and the challenges of making film as a young artist on the Outer Cape. Program: A Little Suspicion - There is something unusual about Jack and Cindy's dinner guest. Jack's suspicions lead him down a rabbit hole of murder and deception. Hard boiled noir with a comedic edge. (Some frightening images. Some foul language.) The Perilous Fortune - A thief and a spy, unaware of each other, both attempt an inside job under the shadow of a sinister diamond trading company. One is in it for quick cash, the other for justice, but will they live long enough to find either? A comedic action adventure.(Violence. Some foul language.) The Dark Alignment (pictured above)- On a cold gray winter day in the late 1800s, a corpse dangles from skeletal branches in the local cemetery. Two men happen upon it during a morning stroll, for one it will mean doom! Gothic Horror.(Frightening images.) About the Filmmaker: Jefferson has been making films on the Cape for most of his life. An active participant in local theater, he has gradually amassed a collective of creative people who support his cinematic vision. Often using the same actors and crew, he has pieced together several films on a shoestring budget. Jefferson owes much of his success to his ongoing collaboration with Thomas Romme, his cinematographer. Jefferson writes, directs, and edits all his films. He is also an aspiring actor, having appeared in productions at WHAT, The Academy Playhouse, and The Provincetown Theater. Jefferson lives in Wellfleet year-round with his girlfriend Merissa.

Knitting Yarns w/Ann Hood, Taylor Polites, Anne LeClaire, Marianne Leone & Elizabeth Searle

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 2:30 pm
$12.00
BUY TICKETS HERE Inside The Pages Series presents: Knitting Yarns: Writers On Knitting w/Ann Hood, Taylor Polites, Anne LeClaire, Marianne Leone & Elizabeth Searle Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow.  Five of these wonderful authors - including Ann Hood -  will be in the house this afternoon, sharing their stories and their experience contributing to this delightful book. “The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud.”— Ann Hood, from the introduction of Knitting Yarns About the authors: Ann Hood is the author of six works of fiction, including the bestseller The Knitting Circle and, most recently, The Obituary Writer, as well as a memoir, Comfort. She is also the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting. The winner of two Pushcart prizes as well as Best American Food Writing, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing awards, she lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Anne D. LeClaire is a former actress, radio news reporter and op-ed columnist whose work has appeared in Redbook, the Boston Sunday Globe, Yankee and the Sunday New York Times among other publications. She is the best-selling author of eight novels, the latest of which is The Lavender Hour. Three of her novels have been optioned for film and all of them have achieved international sales. She has been published in England, France, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Norway, Brazil, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Finland, Israel, Poland, China, and Sweden. LeClaire’s work has been included in a number of anthologies including A Sense of Place: An Anthology of Cape Women. Marianne Leone is an American film and television actress, screenwriter, and essayist. Her longest-running recurring role was playing Christopher Moltisanti's mother on The Sopranos. Leone has also appeared in films by John Sayles, Nancy Savoca and Martin Scorsese. Her essays and op-ed pieces on a variety of topics have appeared in the Boston Globe. She is married to Chris Cooper, an academy-award winning actor and was Jesse Cooper's mother for seventeen years. After his death in 2005, her essay on grief was published in the Boston Globe ("He Was Our Touchstone".) Her memoir, Jesse, A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace and Everday Bliss, grew out of that essay. Taylor M. Polites’ first novel, The Rebel Wife, was published by Simon & Schuster in February 2012. It was featured as a top ten pick in the February 2012 issue of O Magazine, the Oprah magazine, and was an Okra Pick from the Southern Independent Booksellers Association. His work has appeared in the anthologies Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (W.W. Norton, November 2013) and the upcoming Providence Noir (Akashic Books) as well as in local and regional arts and news publications including Provincetown Arts, artscope, and the Cape Codder. He graduated from the Wilkes University MFA in Creative Writing program in June 2010, where he was awarded the Norris Church Mailer Fellowship. He teaches in the Wilkes University Creative Writing MFA program, at Roger Williams University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Elizabeth Searle is the author of four books of fiction, most recently Girl Held in Home, and the librettist of Tonya & Nancy: the Rock Opera, a show that has drawn national media attention. The rock opera, based on the Harding/Kerrigan skating scandal, was performed this year in sold-out club dates in Hollywood. Elizabeth's previous books include A Four-Sided Bed, now in development as a feature film. Her theater works have been featured on Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, NPR, the AP and more. Elizabeth teaches at Stonecoast MFA.

MARIA MULDAUR IN CONCERT

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 7:30 pm
$25-$38
BUY TICKETS HERE   We are thrilled to welcome Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Blusiana Band to Wellfleet Preservation Hall! 2014 marks 40 years since Maria Muldaur had a monster, world-wide hit with her career-making song ”Midnight at the Oasis”, and she’s made 40 albums since then. She’ll be singing that signature tune and many others from her 50 year career in “Way Past Midnight,” a multi-media retrospective show she has created to celebrate this milestone. In addition to being the queen of American roots music, Maria is one of the great storytellers of her musical generation, and she’ll be peppering her show with priceless anecdotes about her longtime friendships with Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, John Sebastian, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin and many of the greatest names in music. She’s also unearthed previously unseen videos as well as photos from the many stages of her career, including those indelibly sexy shots from Rolling Stone of her on a camel. This is a chance for all of her fans to hear their rarely performed old favorites.

Kami Lyle Sit-A-While

Friday, November 7th, 2014 7:30 pm
DETAILS TBA

Feed Your Love Open Mic

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 7:00 pm
6:30 sign up for performers
EVERY MONTH...ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 6:30 SIGN UP FOR PERFORMERS/SHOW STARTS AT 7PM The Feed Your Love Open Mic is a tolerant and supportive, diverse, engaging and, most of all, entertaining environment (whew!). We host musicians who sing and play everything from old timey folk to rock-n-roll; acoustic guitar solos to improvisational jazz sets; poets and story-tellers, first-time performers (ages 6 to 86) to retired professional musicians. All are welcome and made to feel at home. If you are not already a member of our musical (and poetic) community, please stop by on the third Wednesday of the month to listen, to play, or just to say hello.  The 'cafe' is open with coffee, tea, beer, wine and snacks. FOR MORE INFO: feedyourloveopenmic.com

Bright New Stars Series: Tenzin Chopak

Friday, November 21st, 2014 7:30 pm
w/special guests Grand Public
BUY TICKETS HERE Our Bright New Stars live music series showcases young and/or emerging artrists from the Northeast region. These talented folks might be tough to find out about otherwsie - so consider Prez Hall your source for some of the best new and independent music out there! Tonight's feature is Tenzin Chopak (vocals, guitar, piano), an artist and songwriter based in Ithaca, NY. The son of a minister and an artist, Tenzin learned to love music in his father's church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He studied voice, piano, and guitar throughout his childhood, performing his original music frequently while dreaming of making it a full time profession. In 1999, after some years of a burgeoning devotion to the study of Tibetan language and religion, he traveled to North India. It was during his eight month stay there that he was given the name "Tenzin Chopak". For the following twelve years, while continuing his study of Tibetan in upstate, NY, Tenzin kept music a quiet if not hidden part of his life. In late 2011 he began to write and perform publicly again, and formed the band Rockwood Ferry who has since released 2 albums and performed extensively. Tenzin presents his work beyond genre with something akin to pure theater, evoking the primal feeling and texture of universality that is present in roots traditions, yet with a charged vulnerability and intimacy in both his dynamic musicality and elegant lyricism. Reviewers have referred to his music as "progressive chamber folk", while audiences and critics have praised performances as "incandescent", "mesmerizing", "transcendent", and "stunningly beautiful". LISTEN HERE WATCH HERE Opening the show will be Provincetown and Truro's own Grand Public, a duo featuring Bertrand Boudier (guitar, vocals) and Vanessa Downing (guitar, vocals) with a rotating cast of wildly talented players joining the live mix. Grand Public write and perform their own brand of original folk pop with an indie vibe, sometimes sung in French!

Live Theater: "A Fresh Of Breath Air"

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm
$15
At it's premier in Washington, DC, " A Fresh of Breath Air" recieved two Helen Hayes nominations for Oustanding New Play and Outstanding Lead Actress. Dale Stein portrays five characters at Fifi's Cafe in this unique solo show the Washington Post called "An authentic vision of humanity...Stein is captivating". Dale has performed her original work with Garrison Keillor's radio show and at New York Theatre Workshop. "A Fresh of Breath Air" is a 70 minute comedy 'with olives'; a theatre experience The City Paper said is "Such exhilarating fun...you won't want to leave." 2 shows - 11/22 at 7:00, and 11/23 2pm matinee.

Live Theater: "A Fresh Of Breath Air"

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 2:00 pm
$15
At it's premier in Washington, DC, " A Fresh of Breath Air" recieved two Helen Hayes nominations for Oustanding New Play and Outstanding Lead Actress. Dale Stein portrays five characters at Fifi's Cafe in this unique solo show the Washington Post called "An authentic vision of humanity...Stein is captivating". Dale has performed her original work with Garrison Keillor's radio show and at New York Theatre Workshop. "A Fresh of Breath Air" is a 70 minute comedy 'with olives'; a theatre experience The City Paper said is "Such exhilarating fun...you won't want to leave." 2 shows - 11/22 at 7:00, and 11/23 2pm matinee.

Independent Documentary Series: Hastdans pa Hovdala

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 6:30 pm
Presented by The Equus Projects
We are pleased to present this gorgeous and intriguing film as the kickoff screening for the 3rd season of our Independent Documentary Series, running monthly January - May. Admission is $10 and directly supports both the filmmaker and all year-round programming at the Hall. Tonight's event will be followed on Sunday afternoon with a Phsyical Listening workshop led by Joanna Shaw. HASTDANS PA HOVDALA is a film about a unique creation process. In July 2013, the American dance company, The Equus Projects spent three weeks in a Swedish forest creating an evening length theatre work that brought together four dancers, four horses and a cast of Swedish performers with autism. Filmmaker David Fishel follows the progression of the creation process, the equine training and the deepening connection that developed between the human and equine performers. The film premiered at the Lincoln Center Dance on Film Festival February 1, 2014 to a sold out audience. It has been screened in San Francisco, in Glasgow, Zurich and Malmo, Sweden. Introducing the film and leading a post-screening Q & A will be JoAnna Mendl Shaw, Artistic Director of the NYC-based dance company The Equus Projects. The Equus Projects creates large-scale site specific works with dancers and horses and has toured throughout the States and in Europe, using local horses and riders with each commissioned project. The company been commissioned by The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Myrna Loy Center for the Performing Arts, Saratoga Arts Festival, NYC River to River Festival, Heifetz International Music Festival, Bates Dance Festival and Klinten Kultur, Sweden. JoAnna is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Choreographic Fellowships and numerous other grants and has choreographed for ice dancers, in-line skaters, gymnasts and equestrians. Her works for more traditional dance venues have been presented at numerous venues in New York City and commissioned by dance companies and college dance programs throughout the States and in Europe. Shaw teaches on the faculty of the Ailey /Fordham BFA program and at Marymount Manhattan. READ MORE ABOUT THE EQUUS PROJECTS HERE

Feed Your Love Open Mic

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 7:00 pm
6:30 sign up for performers
EVERY MONTH...ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 6:30 SIGN UP FOR PERFORMERS/SHOW STARTS AT 7PM The Feed Your Love Open Mic is a tolerant and supportive, diverse, engaging and, most of all, entertaining environment (whew!). We host musicians who sing and play everything from old timey folk to rock-n-roll; acoustic guitar solos to improvisational jazz sets; poets and story-tellers, first-time performers (ages 6 to 86) to retired professional musicians. All are welcome and made to feel at home. If you are not already a member of our musical (and poetic) community, please stop by on the third Wednesday of the month to listen, to play, or just to say hello.  The 'cafe' is open with coffee, tea, beer, wine and snacks. FOR MORE INFO: feedyourloveopenmic.com