Monday, May 12, 2008

Sam Hill Music Group May 22

Sam Hill will perform on Thursday May 22, 7-9pm at the Rochambeau Library. Free Admission. Kid friendly.

Cathy Clasper-Torch: violin, chinese fiddle
Seth Gruenwald: cello
Catherine Hawkes: harp, recorder, cornemuse
Steve Jobe: viola, hurdy-gurdy, vocals
Ellen Santaniello: vocals, percussion, accordion

Traditional melodies arranged by Steve Jobe, Cathy Clasper-Torch and Will Ayton.
Original music by Steve Jobe,
and introducing the new arrangement of We Sing Hallelujah by Richard Thompson.

Please come if you can. Should be a good time, and we'd love to see you.

The Sam Hill Folk

Friday, May 02, 2008

Manton Avenue Big Top May 19! (Benefit)

BIGTOP! A Three-Ring Musicale

Local Celebrities Bring the Circus To Town in a Performance for The Manton Avenue Project on Monday, May 19th

Providence, R.I., (March 28, 2008) – Come one, come all to The Manton Avenue Project’s circus themed benefit entitled “BIGTOP! A Three-Ring Musicale” on May 19th at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, Citizens Bank Theater, 87 Empire St. in Providence. The evening will begin with a 6:00 PM cocktail hour, followed by the show at 7:00 PM, and refreshments and a chance to talk to the kids at 7:45 PM.

These eight tiny circus themed plays, each with an even tinier song, will be written by project kids in conjunction with special guest writers, Donald W. King, executive artistic director for Providence Black Repertory Company, Michelle Muscatello, WPRI Meteorologist, Lynne McCormack, Director of the Department of Art, Culture and Tourism, Councilman Cliff Wood, Ward 2 (College Hill), City of Providence and performed by professional actors from Trinity Repertory Company, Providence Black Repertory Company, The Gamm, and 2nd Story Theatre.

It will be directed by Peter Sampieri.

About The Manton Avenue Project

The Manton Avenue Project is a non-profit organization that unites children living in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood with local theater professionals to create original theater together. The organization’s mission is to increase the self-esteem and unleash the creative voices of these inner-city children.

Tickets for the performance are $100 and must be purchased in advance, as seating is limited. For information or to be mailed an invitation call (401) 331-7007. For directions to Pell Chafee Performance Center, and for more information about The Manton Avenue Project, go to

The Manton Avenue Project’s BIG TOP! A Three Ring Musicale is sponsored by WPRI, Bank of America, Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman LLP, Cornish Associates, International Marketing Advantages and Verizon.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Art Exhibit-- Sunny von Kriegenbergh

Press Release
April 29, 2008
For Immediate Release
Bob Cooper, 401-447-6474 Days/Evenings

Sunny von Kriegenbergh works to go on Exhibit
Providence Gallery chosen for Kriegenbergh Paintings
(Providence, Rhode Island - Westchester, New York, USA) April 29, 2008 - Artist Sunny von Kriegenbergh will attend an exhibition of her work at the Dead Cat Gallery, 669 Elmwood Avenue in Providence on Saturday, May 3rd.
Kriegenbergh, a well traveled Providence artist will be celebrated at a reception and viewing of her paintings which starts at 7pm. Live music will follow at 9pm featuring noted Vermont composer Tinker Lee Taylor (Diane Horstmyer) and Kip McCloud (Carol DeFeciani) with her band, Lucky 57. Other performers expected include the Chris Monti Band and The Oddkingoes.
The Dead Cat Gallery opened in 2005 at the former Hope Brewery Building as a non-profit art gallery & music venue and has been host to numerous artists including painters, screen printers, sculptors, theatrical productions, comedy and live musical performances of all genres.
The public is welcome. For more information contact the Dead Cat Gallery (401) 206-6608 or the Liberty Elm Diner, 777 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, (401) 467-0777 .