September 10th, 2006
|flnerd||10:10 am - Upcoming Holly Near Concerts from Alison Degrassi|
We're pleased to announce the following upcoming Holly Near shows this fall to celebrate the release of Holly's latest recording, Show Up!
We'd love to see you Show Up at the show!
September 24 at 4:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Center City
2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Tickets: 215-386-4322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 27 & 28 at 7 pm
425 Lafayette St, New York, NY
Tickets: 212.539.8500 / www.publictheater.org
September 29 at 8 pm
Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street, Northampton, MA
Tickets: 413-584-9032 or www.nccjctwma.org
September 30 at 7:30 pm
Arlington Street Church
351 Boylston St., Boston, MA
Tickets: 617-491-4857 or www.justicewithpeace.org
October 6 at 8 pm
Saint Joseph Hall, College of St. Rose
985 Madison Street, Albany, NY
October 7 at 8 pm
HW Smith Auditorium
1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse NY
October 15th, 2005
|flnerd||12:43 pm - trip to Africa|
Did anyone else know that Holly was going to Africa? She has a link on her website - the photos are amazing!
September 10th, 2005
|emerge||06:50 pm - I Love You, Holly!|
Fantastic quotes from Holly's autobiography, Fire in the Rain: Singer in the Storm
p. 140. These first teachers helped me to forgive myself for not having escaped that which burdens all children, the learning to prejudice. I went back over every encounter with other cultures I could remember; in music, in film, in jokes, in language, in real life. I celebrated that which I had instinctively valued and defended. I meticulously undid that behavior which uncharacteristically hurt me or anyone else, for it is not my nature to destroy intentionally. I learned to sit quiet, to not always know what to do. I began to notice what freedoms of expression and movement I took for granted, avenues that were not open to people of color. And I fought to rid myself of assumptions about how people think, what people want, and where people come from. It was like learning to walk again.
p. 205. The songs I sing are not all about me. They pass through me but they are not me. They are us. I wondered to what degree my personal behavior affected the movements of which I was a part. I struggled with how much I should obstruct my spontaneity with regard to its effect on others. I decided there is thin ice between responsibility and guilt, between arrogance and false humility.
P. 207. Maybe I am trying to tell you about spiritual wandering, a kind of homelessness (different from that horrific condition brought on by Reagonomics). If one is a visionary, enchanted by the possibilities and always repelled by the offenses, then is there a perfect home? I am always looking to discover how it might be if we knew today what we will know tomorrow. And so the song only pauses at the end of a refrain; it is never completed.
p. 281. The new decade seems to be inviting humanity to put its creative potential to work, to discover alternatives to that which has brought us such disarray... not out of guilt or fear but out of curiosity, passion, love, and necessity. Following in the footsteps of political revolution, industrial revolution, and cultural revolution, must there not eventually be a spiritual revolution that is infused with a feminist, pragmatic, scientific, and economic understanding of oppression and nature? Must we not create the solutions we so desperately long for? Is it not a raw and naked time, and if we feel death, is it not a time to miss and grieve, shout and cry out, and then move through the wake to the morning light? Is it not time to dance, stretching our muscles to their finest extension?
And what greater work is there than the art of creation? Life is an immense mural that requires each of us to pick up the brush and paint a bold stroke.
And to those who say, “Yes, but don’t you lose hope?” I must reply that as inexplicable as it may be, I have come to realize that there is always a fire in the rain... and a singer in the storm.
August 3rd, 2005
|jaedanicole||07:29 pm - Hi, I'm new and in desperate need of help!|
I am interviewing Holly at Michfest and the assignment came at such a late date that I haven't been able to get any of her music to listen to beforehand. Would anyone be willing to send me (via email or downloadable link) 2 or 3 mp3's of her music so I can be better prepared? I'm not asking for an entire CD, so please don't think I'm trying to scam mp3's to get out of buying a CD. The entire thing just came up so suddenly that I can't purchase a CD in time and from Sunday morning until Michfest ends, I won't have any access to a computer.
Any help anyone could give would be greatly appreciated!
July 31st, 2005
July 12th, 2005
|flnerd||12:41 pm - Nobel Peace Prize|
Holly Near was nominated as one of 1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize! Nice work, Holly!
July 10th, 2005
|flnerd||02:36 pm - Upcoming Concerts|
Taking a break for the summer. Check back later for fall schedule.
Friday, August 19
Topanga, CA Holly Near
Song Talk--The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum--1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. www.theatricum.com
Hopland CA Holly Near
The SOLAR LIVING INSTITUTE presents SolFest X--tickets: (707)744-2017 http://www.solarliving.org/solfest2005.cfm
Oakland, CA Holly Near - Women of the West: A Keynote with A cappella Music
Mills College and the National Women's History Project--Reception Immediately Following Keynote. The cost of this event is included in the conference registration. Tickets for Thursday evening event for non-conference participants are available from the National Women’s History Project for $25. 707-636-2888 www.nwhp.org/
St. Louis, MO Holly Near
Mildred Bastian Theatre (at St. Louis Community College)
Ketchum, ID Holly Near with Ronnie Gilbert
Workshop. Sun Valley Center For The Arts, 191 5th Street East--tickets: (208) 726-9491
Hailey, ID Holly Near with Ronnie Gilbert
Concert. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main Street--tickets: (208) 726-9491
Note: "Song talk" means Holly will be giving a talk and will integrate some songs into the talk a cappella. Events descrbed as lectures will be, well, use your imagination. Otherwise Holly will be working with a pianist in a concert format.
July 9th, 2005
|flnerd||10:59 am - Welcome!|
Hello, welcome to the new Holly Near livejournal community. I wanted to create a place where fans could express their views about social issues and share their love for Holly's work and music. I'll do my best to keep this updated with Holly's news and events, but please feel free to post anything you may know or want to share as well!