March 23, 2012

Go Live!

Great happenings this weekend with art and music:
Crewel Linen:
Cate's installation is AMAZING, go see it!  Cate is amazing too!


Unfinished Business:

A Panel Discussion on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and Cate Bourke's memorial installation Crewel Linen: Unfinished Business. What does the past still have to teach us about workplace safety, labor organizing and immigrants' rights?

Members of the panel are Jennifer Klein, Professor of History at Yale University,
Megan Fountain of Unidad Latina en Accion, and Cate Bourke.

Moderated by Henry Lowendorf,
Chair, New Haven Peace Commission

Saturday, March 24, 2 until 3 p.m.
People's Center,
37 Howe Street,
New Haven, CT

followed by a reception from 4 until 6 p.m. at the

West Cove Studio,
30 Elm Street,
West Haven, CT

Bourke's centennial/commemorative work in memory of the 146 individual workers who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, is made up of an eight foot length of shirtwaist cloth for every one of the victims, with a name embroidered on each panel.

The installation is now on view through March 25, 2012
Friday and Saturday, 10 until 4
or by appointment, phone 203-500-0268 for directions

And live music in West Hartford:

String Band featuring Sam Moss -
from Sam:

STRING BAND, will be playing in West Hartford, CT tomorrow night at 21 Vanderbilt Rd, the house where I grew up! Music will start around 8 pm, but feel free to come a few minutes early! There will be refreshments. It would be wonderful to see you. Call or email if you have any questions: 860-882-7729.

We will have copies of our debut album available at the show, which you can listen to here. You can also see us in Collinsville in a couple weeks, or head to our website for a complete schedule:

3/23- West Hartford, CT- House Show at 21 Vanderbilt Rd, 8 pm- Free! (donations welcome)

and Balkun Brothers Blues on Sat.:
By DOMENIC FORCELLA at The Middletown Press

BLUES BEAT: Catch the Blue Lights at the Blues Blizzard, Saturday

Get ready for another Blizzard.  Saturday it is the Connecticut Blues Society’s Blues Blizzard.  As in the past it will be held at the Hannon-Hatch VFW Post on 83 South Street in West Hartford.

The doors open at 5 pm, with the music starting at 6 pm.  First up are The Balkun Brothers Blues Band.  The bands start on the hour with Junior Krauss & the Shakes up next.  They are followed by The Walter Lewis Blues Trio, Washboard Slim & the Bluelights, and The John Bailey Band featuring Eric Ducoff closes the show.

The Blizzard has a reputation as one big party.  The bands are excited to play and the people are shaking and dancing off the winter. $10.00 donation at the door.