Charles Curtis Blackwell is a painter and a playwright as well as a poet, heavily influenced by jazz in all of his artistic endeavors. His books include “Is, the Color of Mississipi Mud” and he has produced several spoken-word CDs in collaboration with jazz drummer Billy Toliver. His paintings have been exhibited nationwide.
An open mic follows, hosted by native son Jerry Ferraz, bardic troubadour of Eureka Valley.
Our twice monthly poetry series takes place on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site