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World Poetry Celebrates Christopher Jentz!

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Ariadne’s Notes: Christopher Jentsch ‘s new CD was previewed on the WP Café Radio Show last week. Topics in America History CD traces historical points focusing on seven points in American History, ranging from European entry in 1491 and the weariness and hope from the statue of liberty as the huddled and weary masses make their way in Tempest –Tost  among others. He is a Brooklyn –based composer, bandleader and guitarist whose main ensemble is Jentsch Group. 
Topics in American History by Christopher Jentsch and Jentsch Group No Net has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2015 New Jazz Works Program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Foundation.

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Poems:

Fight the Fray – by Chris Jentsch

What is which, and why is who?
Take the names. Submit to you.

Where is when? Yet why is now
before there’s after anyhow.

Take the hit, not fit to quit.
Held together with dirt and spit.

How’s this feeling in my bones –
no escaping from this jones.

Why is what, so fight the fray,
which is where I had to say.

My poem for the day:

Done ran the dharma down.
I’ve neither lost nor won.
Don’t even want nothing.
A peanut weighs a ton.

Christopher Jentsch (C) All rights reserved by the author.

 Christopher Jentsch has fellowships from American Composers Forum (3), New Music USA, Meet the Composer, New York State Council on the Arts (3), Ucross Foundation (2), and most recently, Chamber Music America. Doris Duke New Jazz Works, which commissioned his new work Topics in American History. The work had its world premiere on Friday, December 2 at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY, and was also performed on Sunday, January 8 at IBeam, 168 7th St., Brooklyn. It was performed by Jentsch.
Group No Net, a nine-piece chamber jazz ensemble conducted by JC Sanford with Jentsch on guitar, Michel Gentile on flute, Mike McGinnis on clarinet, Jason Rigby on saxophone, David Smith on trumpet, Brian Drye on trombone, Jacob Sacks on piano, Jim Whitney on bass, and Eric Halvorson on percussion.
As a bandleader and sideman Jentsch has performed in clubs and concert halls throughout the East Coast, and has worked with such diverse musical personalities as George Russell, John Cage, Maria Schneider, and Chris Wood. He appears as a guitarist on the CD John Cage, Volume 11 (Mode Records 41). He is also featured in Scott Yanow’s book The Great Jazz Guitarists (2013 Hal Leonard). Jentsch has released five CDs as a leader.
Jentsch attended Berklee College of Music and has liberal arts and jazz guitar degrees from Gettysburg College, New England Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Composition from the University of Miami in 1999 and is published by the University of Northern Colorado Press, Advance Music, and Fleur de Son Records.
2017 Chris Jentsch Events
April 7, 2017 – Fractured Pop CD/DVD release on the Fleur de Son label.
June 9, 2017 – Jentsch Group Quartet at IBeam, Brooklyn NY (8:00 PM) – CD/DVD Release Concert (Jentsch, Matt Renzi, Jim Whitney, John Mettam).
Ongoing – Last fall was the debut of Jentsch’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/
Six hours of content including an entire 2012 set from Jentsch Group No Net (HQ),selections from a 2015 trio date, two jazz orchestra records, live modified aleatoric music for two mixed chamber quartets, and more.
Go to ChrisJentsch.com for more information and to buy CD’s.

Source: Braitwaite and Katz and Christopher Jentsch.

URGENT! Our World Poetry Café Radio show needs members and donations. We are starting our Spring Fundraiser and need to come up with enough memberships and donations to meet our $1,500 dollar quota, To make a donation, please go to www.coopradio.org and click on the membership and donations link. Please put in the name of the World Poetry Café so that your donation will be credited to our account. Each new or returning member, will be given at least one interview in the year and our grateful thanks. Please let us know for we can send you a thank you. We have been on the air for 21 years and have 121 countries that have listened in. We welcome poets, musicians, writers, directors, film people, volunteers, actors and more

World Poetry Celebrates the Amazing Bernice Lever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes:  The World Poetry Café, March 28, 1-2 PM, PST  welcomed three wonderful guests Bernice Lever, acclaimed poet, Bowen Island, Jill Carter,  Toronto, film and TV director and Christopher Jentsch, composer, Brooklyn , N.Y. I will be giving each of them a feature web spot.  Also, a birthday message to Mamta Agarwal and one of her poems from  Also a Afghan poem for my honorary son Rahmat Haidari  from my new book, Love  Poems to the World, Dream Offerings. Our team: Ariadne Sawyer, MA, host and producer, Victor Schwartzman, super tech and Sharon Rowe Special volunteer.

 URGENT! Our World Poetry Café Radio show needs members and donations. We are starting our Spring Fundraiser and need to come up with enough memberships and donations to meet our $1,500 dollar quota,  To make a donation, please go to www.coopradio.org and click on the membership and donations link. Please put in the name of the World Poetry Café so that your donation will be credited to our account. Each new or returning member, will be given at least one interview in the year and our grateful thanks. Please let us know for we can send you a thank you. We have been on the air for 21 years and have 121 countries that have listened in. We welcome poets, musicians, writers, directors, film people, volunteers,actors and more.

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Bernice Lever, a great grandmother, is a Life Member of the Canadian League of Poets. She has 10 poetry books in print and a college text book.

Living on Bowen Island, near Vancouver, BC, she readings internationally. Yet Peace Poet finds time to give talks and readings to inspire others. )

BERNICE LEVER, a writer, editor and teacher, creates poetry on Bowen Island. Her 10th book of poems was “Small Acts”, Black Moss Press, 2016. She edited WAVES, Fine Canadian Literature, at York, U., Toronto, 1972-1987. She is a Life member of League Canadian Poets & some other groups.
Bernice’s travels have let her read poems on 5 continents. Her grammar & composition book (now a CD or free PDF) is “The Colour of Words” . 
This book has been used around the world to help students with their English.
Although she is active in many national writing organizations in Canada, she is now delighted to be on the west coast again, writing PEACE poems for World Poetry and others.

 

World Poetry Celebrates Rising Star Francesco Antonio!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show  CFRO 100.5 FM welcomed the amazing young actor Francesco Antonio calling March , at 1:10 PM,PST from Toronto with wonderful advice for a young actor trying to get acting parts in Kenya. Antonio’s advice is to get a video camera and put his work on the internet, get a following and then work toward getting  the parts that he needs to get ahead. Francesco  said: “The Internet is your best friend.” Also on the show was an e-poem from the wonderful poet from Morocco, Monsif Beroual with his powerful poem History Room and another World Poetry Day Poem by Steven Fortune . The acclaimed author Joy Kogawa called in from Toronto about her launch of a AR app from one of her novels recounting Japanese Internment Camps.  I will be featuring her separately.  Music by World Poetry Music Director and Composer Yoshifumi Sakura and by Christopher Jentsch with his new CD. He will be on the show next week. With thanks to our World Poetry Café radio show, now celebrating 21 years. Our team: Ariadne Sawyer, Host and producer, Victor Shwartzman, super engineer and Sharon Rowe, special volunteer and author whose Big Bessie Stories are featured on each show.

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Canadian actor, Francesco Antonio! He’s starring in the new upcoming web-series on YouTube Premium titled, WAYNE.

The show is written by Deadpool writers, Rhett Reece and Paul Wernick, and also stars Mark McKenna (Sing Street, Kat and Alfie: Redwater) as the titular character, and Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush, Red Band Society).

The ten-episode series premiered worldwide last week and follows fifteen year-old Wayne who sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del to take back the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that was stolen from his father before he died. It is Wayne and Del against the world.

Francesco also has other great projects he’s currently working on that he can talk about on the show in addition to WAYNE. In fact, he just wrapped production on the highly anticipated WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS TV series, and a short film called LOVE, SARAH, in which he plays the lead character.

 

Francesco Antonio:
On track to becoming one of Canada’s up and coming stars

Francesco Antonio has landed a recurring character role on YouTube Premium’s new original comedy series, Wayne, in what is slated to be YouTube Premium’s “biggest breakout show of 2019”, according to Bleeding Cool. He will work alongside Deadpool writers, Rhett Reece and Paul Wernick, and star opposite Michaela Watkins. Wayne premiered at this year’s Tribeca TV Festival (2018).

The ten-episode series will be premiering worldwide on January 16, 2019 on YouTube Premium.

Born and raised in Toronto, Francesco has received nominations in Spain for Best Actor at the Barcelona Planet Film Festival for his role in Addiction (2018). Most recently, Francesco made a splash in Las Vegas where he received four nominations from the Action On Film Festival, winning the G.I.F.T.E.D award, making it the first time the award was given to an actor in the festival’s history. Francesco was also nominated in the Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival in Las Vegas for Best Actor (Addiction, 2018) and Best Young Performer (The Joke Thief, 2018) but was awarded the prestigious, Lewis Mitchell Award for Acting for his work in Addiction.

Francesco has already worked opposite legends such as Franco Nero, Danny Aiello and Giancarlo Giannini in The Neighborhood (2017). Francesco just wrapped filming for What We Do in the Shadows (2019) for FX network with Jermaine Clement. Francesco also played a memorable roll in the hit show Bad Blood (2017-2018) starring alongside Kim Coates. In 2019, Francesco is set to star in the short film Love, Sarah.

SYNOPSIS:
In this gritty and sometimes bloody tale, fifteen year-old Wayne sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del to take back the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that was stolen from his father before he died. It is Wayne and Del against the world. The series stars Mark McKenna (Sing Street, Kat and Alfie: Redwater) as the titular character, and Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush, Red Band Society) as “Del.” Joshua J. Williams (Mudbound) will also recur as “Orlando.”

The 10 episode series is written and created by Shawn Simmons. The series is executive produced by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland), Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) and Kirk Ward. Iain B. MacDonald (Episodes, I’m Dying Up Here, Shameless) directed the pilot.

Source and thanks to: Robyn Mogil (TaRo PR)