Saturday, March 23, 2013
Concert benefits Starfish One by One.
Peter Mayer, a folk singer and songwriter from Minnesota will perform on April 6 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax. Mayer is well known for his song, Blue Boat Home. He will bring a program of music that is dynamic and stirs the soul. The performance will benefit Starfish One by One, an organization that empowers women to become leaders in their community. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at UUCF, located at 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., in Oakton. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and students are free. Tickets can be purchased online at UUCF's website. For more information, call 703-281-4230 or contact Mark Vogel email@example.com for tickets. Find Oakton Patch via:
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The group will meet from 9-11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax.
Nearly two months after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., a local committee against gun violence has gained resident support across Oakton, Vienna, Reston and Herndon, gaining momentum for a "Week of Action" later this month. Saturday morning is the second meeting of the Community Committees Against Gun Violence (CCAGV), a group that formed in January as a result of the shootings. The meeting will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, on Hunter Mill Road in Oakton. The group held its first meeting Jan. 17 in Oakton, as well as an additional meeting in Reston. More than 80 local residents attended the January meetings to discuss what action can be taken locally to reduce gun violence. The local …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Sarah Jebian, whose album "Love Songs & Lullabies" dropped today, will perform at UUCF tonight
Sarah Jebian's love for performing arts has manifested itself in many ways throughout her life. From ballet to acting to musical theater to cabaret, Jebian has sustained a 20-year career in the business. Even odd jobs she took to stay afloat between gigs involved the arts in some way — as a dance and voice teacher, box office manager and stage manager, to name a few. As she releases her debut album Love Songs & Lullabies today, she adds recording artist to her résumé. She will celebrate its release with a 7:30 p.m. concert today at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax in Oakton. General admission tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at the door beginning at 7 p.m. Jebian chose to host her release party at UUCF as a thank you to …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Storyteller, drummer performs with daughters to benefit Children's Defense Fund
Growing up in Ghana, Kofi Dennis was not exposed to music. Not directly, anyway. Dennis' parents, strict in their religion, did not allow drumming or music. Little did they know, Dennis was hearing rhythms and music in everyday life. Dennis did not realize how musical his childhood was until he had been removed from it for a while before returning to teach in Ghana. Then he heard the candence of a traditional call and response. The musicality and rhythm of field workers. And it all clicked. The sounds moved him, and he wanted to share them with anyone who would listen. So he began telling stories and coupled them with the rhythms they inspired. He taught himself to drum and spends his time in drum circles as a way to communicate and relate…