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Sunday Double-Header

Sunday, June 26 – events at 2:00 and 4:30/5:30

Sunday Double Header

2:00 pm – The Poems of Richard Hugo
A Staged Reading by PUS Theatre Company

Richard Hugo was the poet of the barroom, the open road, and the river, his work laced through with mystery, sadness and regret.

Hugo (1923-1982) gave us several very fine books of poems (“The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir”, etc.) and memoir (“The Real West Marginal Way”) and taught a generation of writers at the University of Montana.

PUS is the theatre company known as Performers Under Stress, expert interpreters of the work of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, and creators of striking original works… in an upcoming production, they will present a one-man meditation on Hugo’s work by Turk Muller.  This afternoon, Turk will try out some of that material on you, the suspecting audience… it will be a gratifying encounter with theatre in the making, and a crucial American poet…

4:30/5:30 pm (2 sets)
The Jim Grantham Quartet
a which way west? concert

Jim is a towering tenor sax player, often heard at Bird & Beckett in other ensembles and now bringing in his own group to give you an entirely new take on his sound and his conception of the music.  With Spencer Allen on piano; Jeff Neighbor on bass; and Greg German on drums.

He’s taught generations of jazz players, wrote the book on jazz improvisation, and fields a range of combos under the “Nightbird” moniker.  One of the secret gems of the Bay Area jazz scene.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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.

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The Independent Musicians Alliance

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

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