February Coffeehouse: Max Wheat and Premik

January 12, 2008 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse with Wheat and Premik

On Friday, February 1, 2008 at 8:00 pm, the PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse will feature Nassau County Poet Laureate Maxwell Corydon Wheat Jr. and multi-instrumentalist Premik. The Coffeehouse is held at First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway/Rt. 110 (southmost end near Merrick Rd./Montauk Highway) in Amityville. A donation of $7 is requested — less if necessary, more if possible.

Nassau County Poet Laureate Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr. will present “Poetry: a Force for Peace, Social Justice, Environment” His presentation will include recent works inspired by Susan Blake and the PeaceSmiths community. Wheat has worked as a journalist and teacher. He has published six books of poetry and received many awards including the Walt Whitman “Long Island School of Poetry Award” and the “First Annual Herman Melville Award.” He also has many awards for excellence in teaching. Wheat conducts numerous workshops throughout Long Island including his continuing education class “You Can Write Poetry” at Farmingdale High School . On June 24, 2007, by acclamation of the Long Island Poetry Community, Mr. Wheat was proclaimed Nassau County’s Poet Laureate.

Premik (pronounced pray-meek) is a flutist-saxophonist-composer-arranger and producer. He has worked with Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Narada Michael Walden, and Lonnie Liston-Smith among others. He is equally at home in popular, jazz, R&B, new age and experimental styles.

Premik, was born Russell Wayne Tubbs in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. His father, Harold Tubbs, was a Big Band arranger and trumpet/flugelhorn player. Premik currently resides in Queens, New York where he owns and operates his own project studio as well as teaching woodwinds, doing free-lance composing work and performing throughout the New York area. He is also the in-house composer/producer/arranger for Nu-Vision, the self-esteem/drug prevention musical show for children ages 7-14, which has performed throughout the New York City school system as well as abroad. His web-site is http://www.premik.com.

A donation of $7 (half for kids) is suggested to help promote the Coffeehouse series and towards PeaceSmiths’ ongoing work for peace and justice. The Coffeehouse is held the first Friday of the month from October to June. PeaceSmiths is a non-profit community organization established in 1972. The work of PeaceSmiths includes educational, activist, cultural and mutual help projects. Projects include issues of disarmament, environmental concerns, human rights, freedom of expression, and economic and social justice. The next Monthly PeaceSmiths Forum will held on Friday, February 15, 2008, on the topic of single-payer, universal healthcare.

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Calendar

Fri. November 3rd
8pm / Jazz & more
Coincidence Machine
and
Jimi Durso & friends
and
Rudel Drears, jazz piano
plus
Open Mic!

***

Fri. October 6th
8pm
Bluegrass and Jazz!
PLUS
Open Time.

The PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse is the first Friday of the month, from October to June.

Public Access TV

PeaceSmiths Monthly Coffeehouse and Monthly Forum can sometimes be seen on Public Access TV on the Woodbury Cable system channel 20 on the following shows:

Church of Comedy

Harmony Rising

Banner Photo

The banner photo is PeaceSmiths friends and banner in Washington, D.C. for a peace march on January 27, 2007. Susan is waving on the left, above the "e". Photo copyright Merly Thinanyi of Thihanyi Photography in Valley Stream.


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