Located at the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
Join me Friday, May 24th, at 6:00 PM in the Northwest Folklife Cornish Courtyard, for an hour of joyful song with Shar Abreau, Michael Hurwitz, Bob Reid, Tom Rawson, and Rick Harlan, and me. This event is in conjunction with Northwest Folklife’s celebration of Pete Seeger one-hundredth birthday. Hope to see you there! For other Pete Seeger events happening at this year’s Northwest Folklife, visit them on at their website below.
This year, the Annual Conference of the Business and Professional Women of Washington is hosting, “Here’s to the Women”, a Multi-Media Presentation. For more information on this event, please visit my Suffrage Page.
Fifty Years of Singing the News with Linda Allen and Friends
Benefit for the Bellingham Food Bank! Saturday, April 13th, 7:00 PM.
On Saturday, April 13th, the Social & Environmental Justice Committee of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship will sponsor songwriter Linda Allen, daughters Jen and Kristin Allen-Zito, and a host of special musical friends in a concert in celebration of Linda’s arriving at the half century mark as a working musician. In addition to an evening of wonderful music, every dime after expenses will benefit the Bellingham Food Bank.
The concert will be held at the Bellingham Unitarian Church, 1207 Ellsworth in Bellingham. Tickets are a suggested donation of $15.00 and are available at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please consider bringing non-perishable food items for the Food Bank. Dessert will be served after the concert.
Linda has been a working musician beginning in 1969, writing and singing powerful songs of hope and history, spirituality and death, love and whimsy in a style the writer Studs Terkel once referred to as “true and delightful”. In this concert, she will be celebrating the release of her eleventh and twelfth recordings as well as sharing a retrospective of her life’s work…so far.
Linda’s special guests, in addition to daughters Jen and Kristin, to date include Janet Stecher and Susan Lewis (Rebel Voices), Phil Heaven, Jeff Wilson, Tom Rawson, Jan Peters, Laura Smith, Kitty King, Marie Eaton, Meryle Korn, Women With Wings, Ellen van der Hoeven, and Scott Slaba.
In recognition of National Women’s History Month, Linda will be lending her voice to the YWCA’s presentation of, Heartsongs, A "Her”storical Perspective. Participants will learn about women's history through music and hands-on activities. Women’s contributions, cultural similarities, challenges, and the need for continuing cooperation among women’s organizations will all be discussed. The event will be held in the YWCA’s ballroom, 1026 North Forest St. Bring your own brown bag lunch and beverage (alcohol-free). Pre-registration is required to assure adequate seating. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations will be gratefully accepted.