Photos: June Coffeehouse for Lisa Fishbein

June 7, 2008 at 7:01 am Leave a comment

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The PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse last night was wonderful. There was a great sense of belonging, and warm feelings expressed for Lisa Fishbein.

There were more than 60 people. And, the drum circle went well. About half the people remaining at the end drummed. And, other people danced, or partook in the vibes.

Gratifying that some people brought extra food (PeaceSmiths is low-budget, and any contributions, in any manner help.) Matt brought some vegan baked delights, and someone brought a whole tray of pasta salad – what a special treat.

Above: Bush is a Liar Choir performs with Director Gene Glickman at the piano.

Frank made a wonderful banner for Lisa Fishbein, which he is going to present to Lisa’s family. Dave was in attendance last night, Daniel had been out of town and sent along his love and support. They will have a memorial gathering for Lisa at her home the last Sunday in June. Will post updates here at the PeaceSmiths web-site.

[Note for photo above: I also have a photo from a few months ago of Judy doing the dishes. But, she has forbidden me from posting that. She did not say anything about the photo of making punch, though. -KW]

Above: Chris Garvey helps with clean up. We love people who do the dishes.

Below two photos: I have to say, Luna is either really photogenic and it rubs off on people, or she is so friendly, she is always in an excellent friends shot. I just have to show the beautiful photos of Luna and the fabulous people she is hanging out with.

The Bush is a Liar Choir performed. It is so satisfying to know that Lisa Fishbein’s work goes on through the choir. Thanks to Gene Glickman for Directing the Choir.

Everything was excellent. Know I will leave some highlights out, but: Andy Greenhouse led the group in “500 Miles” which really resonated with everyone; George Mann performed with Alan Podbar and nearly brought down the roof; Lin’s Gilberti’s poem about Lisa was well-received; Luna sang in a mystical, beautiful song-without-words for Lisa; Rich Barnhart read an ode to Lisa which will become a song; It’s always great to see Gary Ivan on stage, he hosted with grace and charm; Robert Langley led a powerful drum circle, which many people said was their first; a few other meaningful tributes and reflections on Lisa’s life. Chris sang his part of a song about duct tape and Homeland Security, which he used to sing as a trio with Lisa and Susan. (Sad times, here at PeaceSmiths.)

Photos will be posted soon. (But, go spend some time Solarfest! Everyone else is!) John and Ian both captured the evening on video.

Thanks to all the performers, participators, and the volunteer crew.


Entry filed under: PeaceSmiths Calendar.

PeaceSmiths June Coffeehouse: Dedicated to Lisa Fishbein Robert Langley leads drum circle at PeaceSmiths

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