Join us for our 5th Annual benefit celebration and extravaganza!
Held right at ArtRage, it’s better than everwith guest Emcee Actor & Activist Karin Franklin-King KARIN FRANKLIN-KING
Karin Franklin-King is a self-made success story in Central New York. She has carved a niche in the region through her work as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University, her broadcast journalism career, her skills as a stage performer, and her knack for business consulting and motivational speaking. She recently received a SALT Award for her performance in “Avenue Q: The Musical,” Covey Theatre Company and is a Syracuse Press Club Hall of Fame recipient. Her role model is Tina Turner! LIVE music with Colleen Kattau & friends from Dos XX & Some Guys and – back by popular demand Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble! KAMBUYU MARIMBA ENSEMBLE Kambuyu Marimba ensemble plays music rooted in the traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. They are a group of business folk, teachers, nurses, etc, who are absolutely addicted to playing this music! The rhythms are layered and the melodies energetic. Foremost to them is enjoying the music and respecting the teachers who have passed these tunes on through oral tradition. Sharing the music with others makes them all feel very happy! COLLEEN KATTAU and friends from Dos XX and Some Guys
Colleen Kattau and Some Guys’ Latin-influenced and original socio-environmentalist music is “power and beauty steeping in a fine tea.” The band is virtuoso bassist Mike Brandt, sax sensation, Jamie Yaman (also on native flute and vocals), Colleen on voice and guitar. Their new CD, In My Name is getting lots of airplay and sweet reviews. She’ll also be joined by her band mates from Dos XX, blues woman, Jane Zell and African percussionista, Connie Walters. Last year Colleen was invited to tour with legendary singer Holly Near and was a selected showcase artist at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. She has sung with Pete Seeger at gates of Ft. Benning, GA, and is a long time arts activista! Get your dancing shoes on!
Wonderful food, Cash Bar & Fun under the stars!
Bid on great Silent Auction items all to benefit ArtRage!
$15 suggested donation at the door (or 2 for $25)
Thank you to our MEDIA SPONSORS: