Lots of Isis Storm: A Forecast and Update

15 Jan

Greetings friends and family of Isis Storm,
This post is about great events being organized officially by Isis Storm and by many of the fine women of the Isis Storm Collective.  We’ve also thrown in a couple other community events; consider them as belonging to honorary Isis Storm members.  Much of this information – and this bulletin here – is or will be available for your reference on www.IsisStorm.com (and VenusSings.com). We hope you can make it to some or all of these great events because these people are working hard and creating beautifully.

Hope & Triumph, Sunshine & Laughter,

Kal and Reza

Sunday, Jan 24, 5:30 PM:

ISIS STORM PRESENTS: “2010 “Year of the Woman!” Are you needing your soul and spirit to be moved, awakened, altered for the new year? Then come to the mediator, 50 Rounds Ave, Providence RI. Doors open at 5:30 PM with music by Isis Storm Co-founder “DJ Reza Wreckage.” A potluck dinner starts at 6pm, followed by an open mic and feature performances by Monsurat Ottun, Natasha Clay, Michelle Cruz and other members of the Isis Storm collective. $5 dollar donations (more optional) will be collected at the door. To sign up for the open mic, or to coordinate bringing a dish, email beginthestorm@gmail.com or call 401-497-5246.


TONIGHT, January 15, 2010, 8 PM:
Isis Storm performer and singer-songwriter-guitarist, Michelle Cruz, joins Allysen Williams Callery and Daniel Chase LIVE at the Brooklyn Coffee Tea House, 209 Douglas Ave. Providence, RI 02908. The show goes from 8-11 PM and more info can be found on her Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=235247623143&index=1.

Sunday, Jan 17, and Jan 17-24:
Funda Fest 12, an annual cultural festival organized by the RI Black Storytellers, begins on Sunday, January 17 with “Tales from Black History,” a Family Storytelling Concert. It starts at 1 pm, admission is free, and it happens at The Westerly Armory, 8 Dixon St, Westerly, RI. Funda Fest continues all week, bringing workshops, story swaps, school shows, and public performances of spoken word, love stories, folk tales, and true stories from Westerly to Woonsocket, Providence to Newport. More info at http://www.ribsfest.org.

Monday, Jan, 18 (MLK Day), 10 AM:
Join Isis Storm co-founder, Reza Clifton, and Isis Storm Performer, Michelle Cruz in Woonsocket, RI on the day commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. MLK Day Woonsocket: “Tomorrow is Today: Fulfilling the Purpose” Monday, January 18 from 10 AM – 2:30 PM at the Stadium Theater (28 Monument Square, Woonsocket) and Beacon Charter High School (320 Main St., Woonsocket). Registration begins at 9:30am in the Stadium Lobby. Reza, as a workshop presenter, and Michelle, as a performer, will be part of a day-long experience of community learning and celebration focused on the teachings of Dr. King. The event is free and open to the public and families and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. More info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=253178606602&index=1.

Tuesday, Jan 19, 7:30 PM:
Isis Storm diva, Nataly Garcia, is almost too hot to handle right now, and you know it if you were at the Gurlz Pre-Release Party last night. Catch her on Tuesday, January 19 at Blue State Coffee for “Got Poetry Live!” when she blesses the audience as the night’s feature poet at the weekly open mic. The address is 300 Thayer St. in Providence, and as noted on the Facebook invite page “you will cry, you will laugh, you will be entertained.” More info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=255742626845&index=1.

Friday, Jan 29, 8 PM:
The Return of the Spoken Word to the City by the Sea (NEWPORT Y’A HEARD), presented by W@W (Words At Work) in a groundbreaking collaboration with the powerful Isis Storm movement and Collective Thought Media. Friday, January 29 at 8 PM at Salas Restaurant, 343 Thames Street in Newport. The show will be hosted by Jessica Simes (of the Isis Storm Collective), and it will feature Nataly Garcia (Isis Storm) and Rudy Cabrera of From the RIP, the group in charge of the popular spoken word events at the Poets Place/Mixed Magic Theatre. More info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=255976956244&index=1.


Other News:

Isis Storm Members Make the News:
In case you didn’t see it, Reza Wreckage and Nataly Garcia were featured recently in a Pawtucket Times article after their performances at Mixed Magic Theatre at an event organized by From the RIP. See the article here: http://www.pawtuckettimes.com/content/view/111663/27/.


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