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March 17, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, March 17, 8pm, Sunday, March 18, 2pm, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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On March 17 & 18, Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews poet Norman Finkelstein and medical intuitive Monet Brooks.

To listen to poet Norman Finkelstein, click onto the link:finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein received his B.A. from Binghamton University and his Ph.D. from Emory University. He is a Professor of English at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has lived since 1980. He is the author of eight books of poetry and five books of literary criticism, and has written extensively about modern poetry and Jewish literature. His most recent books are SCRIBE (Dos Madres Press, 2009), On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2010), and INSIDE THE GHOST FACTORY (Marsh Hawk Press, 2010).

INSIDE THE GHOST FACTORY finds Norman Finkelstein returning to his pre-TRACK fascination with the Coleridgean fancy, first delineated in Restless Messengers. Here, however, Samuel Coleridge meets William Gibson and the result is a retro- Blakean myth for the age of Text and Tweet. These transmissions from ‘elsewhere,’ manufactured on the assembly lines of ‘Ghosts, Incorporated. Poetry, Incorporated’ (Limited, I might add), are gleefully dissected by Finkelstein as so much ‘clap-trap.’ Still, there’s no correcting the blur of occultation and occlusion for the poet who believes ‘Books were made for secrets they cannot/keep: this is what it means to be/read'”—Tyrone Williams.

Author City: CINCINNATI, OH USA

INSIDE THE GHOST FACTORY: http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9780984117758/inside-the-ghost-factory.aspx

http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Finkelstein.php

To listen to Monet Brooks’ interview, click onto the link:  monetbrooks
Monet Brooks, Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Visionary, Medical Intuitive and Energy Practitioner
Monet uses her intuition to read the soul spiritual path, help you understand your life purpose, by accessing your Akashic records ( past lives files) answers your personal questions and address your emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
She is able to deliver messages and communicate with your loved one who has passed on for unresolved issues and peace of mind. A spiritual teacher and a gifted healer she assist in releasing energetic patterns old limited beliefs, childhood trauma, and anything that interferes with your joy and happiness; that you may live abundantly.
With her extraordinary sight she is able to scan your organs, tissues, nerves, bones and circulatory system; reading the energy patterns that cause the imbalance.  She receives Divine wisdom from angelic beings of light for your healing, guidance and inspiration.

As a child She was seeking the answers to life purpose and how to heal the ailing. Monet spent the next 18 years as a Respiratory Therapist searching for answers.
“As a medical professional, she had the opportunity to better understand how mental, emotional and physical unease affects ones’ overall well being.”
Studying a variety of natural healing modalities to further strengthen her gifts; Monet chose to leave the medical hallways and offer her Intuitive Counseling and wellness services at a luxury spa resort- The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa located in

Sonoma. She has devoted her life to assist others in transforming their lives, exploring their spiritual gifts and full potential, by teaching self healing workshops, guided meditation, intuitive development and connecting with your angels at her private practice in Petaluma, California.
Monet Brooks, Clairvoyant/Medium,
Energy Healer, Angelic Messenger
www.monetbrooks.com
March 17, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, March 10, 8 pm, Sunday, March 11, 2 pm, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley presents an impromptu jazz session with Roddy Jackson, Cheryl Lockett, and Gloria Coronas.

Click onto the link to listen to Roddy Jackson, Cheryl Lockett, and Gloria Coronas jammin’ arts jam

With his gravel-filled vocals and piano-pounding antics, Roddy Jackson was sort of a West Coast version of Jerry Lee Lewis in the late ’50s.  His legacy is a solid one, and he is one of the last true rockabilly pioneers still out on the circuit. Born as George Roderick Jackson in California around 1940, Jackson fronted the multi-racial Blue Notes out of Merced, CA, beginning in 1956, but once signed to Art Rupe’s Specialty Records imprint, Jackson became essentially a solo act. Specialty released three Jackson singles in 1958 and 1959, all produced by Sonny Bono, “I’ve Got My Sights on Someone New”/”Love at First Sight,” the double-sided classic “Hiccups”/”Moose on the Loose,” and “Any Old Town”/”Gloria.” Jackson was the real deal, an exciting performer who shouted out his material with explosive force, pummeling the piano like it was a personal threat to his well-being, and occasionally showing off his considerable saxophone skills as well.

Cheryl Lockett, a song stylist, whose riveting voice and warm style promises any listener an aesthetically pleasing and cohesive composition of music that flows like silk. Cheryl, a California native and gifted with many talents, cultivates, curate and presents an eclectic vision of sound that appeals to a diverse listening audience. A fusion of Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Pop, Funk and Afro-Cuban music reflect her vocal style. Flexible in multiple genres, this hot talent has filled every seat in all auditoriums she has graced. It is without wonder that Lockettʼs talent lead her to sharing the stage with Bay Area master musicians like Latin drummer/percussionists Raul Pineda, Jesus Diaz and Danilo Paiz, guitarist Rolando Morales, bassist Mark Van Waganengen and Rigoberto Lopez, pianist Gustavo Ramirez and the late Dave Wallace. In the Northern California region, Lockett has performed on numerous occasions with the DBaba Project.

Gloria (Lopez) Coronas comes from a line of musicians and entertainers.  Some professionals and some not, but they all love music.  We had hula dancers, ukulele players, guitar, saxophone, bass, mandolin, singers, and drummers. She started singing professionally at the age of 15 and her mother would accompany her wherever she had a gig.

She met and worked with jazz musicians and did shows in the Waikiki nightclubs and toured the islands.  Wherever her husband got stationed she managed to meet musicians and did shows in Japan, Philippines, Texas, Georgia, back to Hawaii, and then ended up in Merced in ’74.  Gloria started out as a Duo, her husband on guitar while she played the keyboard and sang.  At that time they were known as ‘THE ISLANDERS.  They changed their name to ‘THE CROWNS’ because some people thought they only played Hawaiian music.  At present, Gloria is doing a solo gig every Friday night at Fernando’s Bistro.

March 17, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, March 3, 8pm, Sunday, 4, 2pm, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Tune into Arts in the Valley on Sat., March 3, and Sunday, March 4, host Kim McMillon will interview journalist William Wong on Linsanity, MamaKoatl in celebration of  International Women’s Month, and  Staci Santa, and Joey Essig about the Merced Arts Council.

To listen to author William Wong, click onto the link:linsanity

Journalist William Wong has created a series of articles on sports figure Jeremy Lin, and stereotypes that are placed on races.

Check out his articles at:  http://blog.sfgate.com/wwong/2012/02/25/linsanity-5-confirming-stereotypes

William Wong is an author, and oral historian who was born and grew up in Oakland, California’s Chinatown, the son of immigrants from China. His books include Yellow Journalist: Dispatches from Asian America and Images of America: Oakland’s Chinatown. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, the Oakland Tribune, East Bay Express, East-West, Asian Week, Filipinas Magazine, and salon.com. He has also been a regional commentator for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS and a political commentator on KQED-FM and KPFA-FM.

A Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines in the 1960s, he has traveled widely. He enjoys walking, tai chi, qigong, yoga, cooking, watching sports, going to the movies, watching TV dramas and PBS news shows, and having stimulating conversations about politics, culture, sports, racial and ethnic identity, and history. His oral history project focuses on Oakland Chinatown elders

 

Click onto the link to listen to MamaKoatl:mama kwat-1

MamaKoatl is a San Francisco-based Poet, Songstress, Kurandera and ARTivist. Her song and poetry are invitations to healing our earth, to renewing our human spirit. Her debut album Border Crossing Diosa is a historical document of poetry, prayer and protest. Mamakoatl began singing and playing the guitar in high school in Mexico.

 

Click onto the link to listen to Staci Santa and Joey Essig:merced arts

Staci Santa, the Executive Director of the Merced Arts Council, and Joey Essig, the operations director for the Arts Center discuss the Council’s Casino Royale fundraiser, and their hunt for a new Executive Director.

Incorporated in 1978, the Merced County Arts Council serves to provide the synergy of education, place and voice to inspire and nurture the arts with particular emphasis towards ARTREE, an award winning artists in schools and communities program.
The Merced County Arts Council’s administration of the Multicultural Arts Center and community programs are funded in part by matched public monies, private corporation grants, local memberships and donations from businesses, individuals and service organizations.

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