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RANDOM NOTES Seth and May


Howmet Playhouse WINTER


January 6, 6:45 PM


‘FUNNY FACE’ Free Film


February 3, 6:45 PM


‘Moonstruck’ Free Film


February 26, 7:30 PM Hank & the


Hawktones Featuring


Junior Valentine www.hawktones.com


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March 3, 6:45 PM ‘Hard Days Night’ Free Film


March 4, 7:30 PM AN DRO


First Fridays Concert Series www.andromusic.com


April 1, 7:30 PM


FREE WHEELIN First Fridays Concert Series www.facebook.com/pages/ Free-Wheelin-bluegrass-band


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most recent albums, The Hazards of Love, and the great Her Majesty.


COMMUNITY /// Michiganders Seth Bernard and May Erlewine – who comprise the folk duo Seth and May, as well as their own solo acts – are green-minded do-gooders aside from their tuneful talents. Currently the pair is work- ing on their philanthropic endeavor with Project Ethiopia, taking part in a cultural and musical exchange initiative. During their trip to the impoverished region, they will interact with the community, shar- ing music and gaining inspiration to put together an album about their experience. The initiative is to help fund a project that will be taking place from Jan. 8-20. During that time, eight sprinters will run 240 miles in three days to raise the necessary $100,000 to construct three schools in the area. Once the CD is recorded in Michigan, it will be distributed with half of the proceeds going fund the project, which is endorsed by On the Ground. On the Ground acts as the non-profit arm of Higher Grounds, a Michigan fair-trade coffee company in Traverse City. Pledge funds of $25 and you’ll receive the CD, $50 indicates a signed copy, a $100 pledge gets you the CD before it is officially released and do- nations of $250 or more gets you the CD in advance plus ten never-before-released songs by Seth and May. Find out more at


kickstarter.com/projects/sethandmay, and sethandmay.com … Ellen Tailor of 105.3 HOT FM is hosting a new online music show called “Live at River City Studio.” Her first episode featured “American Idol” alum and West Michigan native, Matt Giraud. For more information, visit vimeo.com/ rivercitystudios.


THEATRE ///


The Muskegon Civic Theatre will spend January telling the unexpected friendship between singer Patsy Cline and avid fan and Houston house- wife Louise Seger in Always…Patsy Cline. While performing in Houston, Cline


randomly met Seger and the two became friends, upholding a pen-pal and phone-call friendship for a couple of years until Cline’s untimely death in 1963. The show features Seger’s narration and Cline’s songs and will run on January 20-30 at The Frauenthal Center. Admission is $20, and shows are at 3 and 7:30 p.m.


COMEDY /// Get your laugh on, squared, with the t&a and friends improv show featuring duo Adam Carter and Tara Sytsma, and vet-


COMING IN FEBRUARY


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eran duo Dann Sytsma and Joe Anderson. There’s no two ways about it, these im- provers are funny and want to make you have a good time. See the show put on at Farmers Alley Theatre on Jan. 7 and 8 in Kalamazoo. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $10.


ART /// Recently, The Red Lotus Gallery opened its retail art gallery and fine arts center at 825 W. Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon. The Gallery hosts a collection of master works by West Michigan artists including Sky Gentle, Jerry Grady, Colette Gee, and Roycine King. Authors such as Virginia Sobel and Bethany Greenier and jewelry designers including, Cristine Grimm, Julie Sanford, and Bonnie Weikert also have their work on display at the gallery. The Red Lotus also offers special events such as an open mic night for poets and musicians, live shows, art exhibits and classes in guitar, painting and more. n


Random Notes is compiled by REVUE staff and minions including Lauren Folkes and Lindsay Patton-Carson.


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