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DIVA NEWS ARCHIVE -- SEPTEMBER 2006


September 6, 2006

Bluebird Cafe FlyerFUN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

 

Arigon's ba-aack and hitting the highways with her new CD and gee-tar.

Be sure to tune in to Robin Carneen's NAMAPAHH First People's Radio on Thursday, September 7th for a LIVE interview on KSVR 91.7FM. The station is based in Mount Vernon, Washington but can be heard online at KSVR.org. Arigon will chat, sing and visit her friends on the Tulalip Reservation. The show airs from 7:00-8:00pm, Pacific Time.

Also -- we've added a new flyer for Arigon's upcoming show in Nashville. Arigon will be in town for the Americana Music Conference (Sept. 20-22) and will enjoy performing solo-acoustic at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe. More Diva shows are coming up -- and we'll give you the scoop on those as soon as we have it! Stay tuned.


August 31, 2006

DIVA ON HOLIDAY!

 

Arigon's taking a little R&R, then hitting the airwaves the week of September 5th.

Those Divas love to travel in style, ennit? Well, we're here to report that our resident Diva, Arigon Starr will be taking a few days of R&R in beautiful Seattle, Washington. If you see her tooling around town, tell them you read about it on Starrwatcher Online. Next week, Arigon will be making the rounds of area Native radio stations, including stops at KSVR-FM in Mount Vernon; KYNR-AM in Yakama; KWSO-FM in Warm Springs, Oregon and KBOO-FM in Portland. As soon as the schedule is set, we'll be the first to let you know. In the meantime, we hoped y'all tuned in to "Letterman" last night and checked out Charlie Hill's set. Yay for Charlie!


August 27, 2006

INDIANS ON TV? YES!

 

Arigon's pal Charlie Hill will visit "Late Night With David Letterman" on Wednesday, August 30th. 'Bout time, ennit?

As we mentioned on our front page, legendary Native comedian Charlie Hill will be gracing the Ed Sullivan Theater this Wednesday. As most of you know "Letterman" airs after your local news CBS program at 11:30/10:30pm ET/CT time. "I'll be watching Charlie do his thing in Seattle on KIRO-TV, Channel 7," smiled Arigon. (Yes, the Diva will be on the road again next week, promoting "The Red Road" to various radio stations in the Pacific Northwest.) "I'm so excited about Charlie performing on 'Late Night' -- I can hardly stand the anticipation!" she beamed. As most of you know, Charile has been an Arigon Starr fan and supporter for a long time -- and even took to the stage during the Los Angeles run of "The Red Road" at the Autry National Center. We're hoping all you Starrwatchers will tune in, then e-mail "Late Night" and let them know how much your enjoyed the program. You can find more information about Charlie's appearance here on the Late Night website. Break a leg, Charlie! We'll be cheering you on! [That's Arigon with Charlie Hill and poet-novelist-musician Joy Harjo at a performance in Los Angeles.]


the Diva at Four CornersSPEAKING OF NATIVE VOICES AT THE AUTRY

Although our trusty Diva will be on the road, she wanted to make sure than folks in the Los Angeles/Southern California area knew about these upcoming events sponsored by Native Voices at the Autry. We hope you'll turn out in droves to support them. Here's the scoop:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
OPEN HOUSE

Join Los Angeles Native American theater artists for an open house at the Autry National Center. There will be information for actors, writers, directors, crew and audience members and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome! Come by to meet and greet some of the great folks who make up the Los Angeles Native American theater community, hear about what's coming up at Native Voices at the Autry and the Native Radio Theater Project and find out how you can get involved! You can also sign up for the September 1,2,3 Artist Workshops at the open house!

The first fifty people to arrive will receive FREE ADMISSION to the Museum of the American West and the Autry's last Sizzling Summer Night!

TIME
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sizzling Summer Nights follows at 6:30! Live music! Featuring: The Big Town Seven - vintage swing, dance music. Food and beverages available for purchase.

LOCATION
The Autry National Center, Griffith Park campus
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

For a map & directions go to: http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/visit.php

Follow the signs to Classrooms #2 & #3.
RSVP for Open House - Please email RCOLLETTA "at" autrynationalcenter.org (replace the "at" with @).

Also, check this out:

Native Voices at the Autry would like to invite you to three special days of Artist Workshops with award-winning Guest Artists. FREE. We encourage you to sign up for as many as you would like and in fact they will all build on each other. RSVP to this email as soon as possible as classes are limited to 20, and they fill quickly. Please open attachment for complete descriptions of classes and Teaching Artists. A summary follows below.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Rose-Yvonne Colletta
Native Voices at the Autry Production Manager
323.667.2000 ext. 299


NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS / ACTORS / COMMUNITY MEMBERS
WORKSHOPS ~ WRITING & ACTING FOR THE STAGE & RADIO

WRITING WORKSHOPS
Have a story to tell? Think it might make a good stage or radio play? Native American writers are invited to participate in workshops to learn and hone the craft of writing for the stage and radio. Workshops are available for every level of writer. If you're a Native American with a story to tell, a playwright, poet, novelist, screenwriter, short story writer or storyteller in the oral tradition, you won't want to miss this opportunity!

Native Voices at the Autry and Native Radio Theater Project submission information and applications will be available.

ACTING & AUDITIONING WORKSHOPS
Are you an actor? Native American actors are invited to participate in workshops to sharpen their auditioning skills and learn about Voice Acting (for radio, film and television and for the Native Radio Theater Project). Workshops are available for beginning, intermediate and advanced actors. If you're a Native American actor with some experience under your belt you won't want to miss this opportunity!

Native Voices at the Autry audition information will be available.

THE NATIVE RADIO THEATER PROJECT
Native Voices at the Autry and Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) have joined together to create the Native Radio Theater Project. Don't miss Writing Radio Plays and Voice Acting for Radio, Television & Film, two unique opportunities to learn from Tom Lopez and William Dufris of the National Audio Theatre Festival. These award winning guest artists are here from New York to lead workshops designed to help you adapt your story and create interesting characters for a radio play!

Native Radio Theater Project submission information and applications will be available at the workshops.

WORKSHOP DATES
Friday, September 1 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, September 2 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, September 3 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
(See workshops schedules below.)

LOCATION
The Autry National Center, Griffith Park Campus - classrooms 2 & 3
4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027

For a map & directions go to: http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/visit.php

BONUS
All workshop participants will receive free museum admission on the day of the workshops!

GUEST ARTISTS - WORKSHOP LEADERS
William Dufris (Mi'kmaq), award winning voice actor (Bob the Builder) audio director and producer

José Cruz González, award-winning LA based playwright, CSULA Playwriting Professor and Native Voices Advisory Council Member

Rene Haynes, one of Hollywood's top casting directors (subject to availability)

Tom Lopez, award-winning NY based writer, director, producer

Oliver Mayer, award-winning LA based playwright, USC Playwriting Professor and Native Voices Advisory Council Member

Hugh O'Gorman, theatre, film and television actor and master teacher, CSULB Theatre Professor, Head of Acting

David Shaughnessy, Emmy award-winning producer and director

FREE - Reservations requested. Class size limited to 20 people.

WHO CAN ATTEND
Native American writers and actors and Native Voices artists.

RSVP
Please email Rose-Yvonne at rcolletta@autrynationalcenter.org and let her know which workshop(s) you would like to sign up for as soon as possible. Class size is limited.

You can also sign up at the August 31st OPEN HOUSE.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE - Please see attachment for detailed descriptions of classes and teachers

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2006

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2006
TIME EVENT
8:30 am Sign up and sign in for workshops!
9:00-10:30am Auditioning for the Stage with David Shaughnessy
11:00 - 12:30PM Auditioning for Daytime Dramas with David Shaughnessy
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break: Brown bag it in the park, or buy lunch at the Museum Café.
1:30 - 3:00 Voice Acting for Radio, Television, and Film
Session #1 ~ What is Voice Acting? An Introduction with William Dufris of the National Audio Theater Festival (Introductory - Open to all levels)
3:30 - 5:00 Voice Acting for Radio, Television, and Film
Session # 2 ~ A Master Class With William Dufris of the National Audio Theater Festival
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2006
8:30 AM Sign up and sign in for workshops!
9:00 - 10:30 Writing for Radio Session #1 ~ with Tom Lopez of the National Audio Theater Festival: Introduction to Radio Plays
10:30 - 12:30 Writing Break
12:30pm - 1:30 Lunch Break: Brown bag it in the park, or buy lunch at the Museum Café.
1:30 - 3:00 Writing for Radio Session #2 ~ with Tom Lopez of the National Audio Theater Festival: Writing Modules (short plays)
3:30 - 5:00 Auditioning for Film & Television with Hugh O'Gorman
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2006
8:30 am Sign up and sign in for workshops!
9:00 - 10:30 On Blushing ~ A Writing Intensive with Oliver Mayer
11:00 - 12:30 PM Hooked on a Filín ~ A Writing Intensive with Oliver Mayer
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break: Brown bag it in the park, or buy lunch at the Museum Café.
1:30 - 3:00 How to Write a Play with José Cruz González
3:30 - 5:00 Getting It on the Page with José Cruz González

For more information about NATIVE VOICES at the AUTRY
Call 323-667-2000 ext. 299 or go to: www.nativevoicesattheautry.org


August 22, 2006

Rez Dog!REZ DOGS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

 

Arigon takes a whirlwind trip to Santa Fe Indian Market and then hosts the Ute Mountain Native Music Festival in Colorado

Arigon Starr has just flown in from Albuquerque and.... (say it with us loud)....BOY, ARE HER ARMS TIRED.

AAAY!

Yes, she braved the new security restrictions and took a plane from Los Angeles and headed east to beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

We have a few of her photos -- and we know she's cooking up another Frybread essay.

And one on Rez Dogs. AAAY!

Arigon at Four CornersHowever, we can tell you that it was a fun and successful trip.

"I met some new friends and hung out with some of my favorites," said Arigon. Just a few of the notables Arigon saw in Santa Fe -- Todd York and Acee Agoyo from Indianz.com; Randy Reinholz and Jean Bruce Scott from Native Voices at the Autry; Mrs. Jackie Autry -- yes, MRS. Gene Autry (can't wait to see that photo!); actress Ali McGraw; and artist/actor Michael Horse.

While hosting in gorgeous Ute Mountain, Arigon met a bunch of new friends including Ute Mountain's Judy Eyetoo; Casper, his Mighty 602 band and his beautiful family (howdy to Tammy & George!); young musician Quintanya Claw; and Bryon -- a traditional Pow-Wow singer who's a good friend of Arigon's pal Glenda Deer.

"The throw-down hit of the music festival were the Apache Crown Dancers and Joe Tohonnie, Jr.," smiled Arigon. "I've never seen a crowd go so wild. It was like they were the Beatles! AAAY!"

We'll have more photos and news of Arigon's upcoming swing through the Pacific Northwest in the next few days.


August 11, 2006

The Native Radio Theater GangARIGON'S HEADED TO UTE MOUNTAIN!

 

Join the Diva for some fun and music at the Native American Music Festival in Colorado.

Dang! We love a free show. Ask anyone! Arigon Starr will be traveling to the beautiful Ute Mountain Casino in Colorado next week for their annual Native Music Festival. Featured performers include reggae-man Casper and blues-rockers Indigenous.

There are TWO days of music and dancing -- and Arigon will be your host on both days. We've added the flyer for the event on our "Print Your Own Flyer" page -- and on our Diva Calendar. We hope you'll consider taking a little road trip and enjoying the show. As we mentioned... it's FREE....and should be a good time for all ages.


ROAD PICTURES FROM NMAI/RED ROAD TRIP COMING SOON

Arigon had an amazing trip back east to perform her one-woman show "The Red Road" at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City and Washington, DC. Both of the shows were well-attended and Arigon had them laughing, singing and clapping at both events.

One of the many folks who stopped in to see "The Red Road" was Pamela Langford, a friend and fan Arigon knows from the BR5-49 Message Board. If y'all aren't hip to BR5-49, they are a Grammy-nominated country music band from Nashville, TN. Pamela said, "I had trouble explaining to my friends what the play was "about." I ended up talking a lot about the weeping rock star as an example of your smarts as a playwright. I still crack up thinking about him. If "The Red Road" comes back, I will definitely see it again and bring friends. "

Pamela wrote an extended review on the BR5-49 Message board, which we're reprinting here for you to enjoy.

I saw Arigon Starr perform her one-woman show "The Red Road" tonight at the National Museum of the American Indian.

I don't know where to begin to describe how great her performance was. To say she is multi-talented seems inadequate -- but, she can act and she can sing and she can write! The performance touched on some serious stuff, but it was all funny and entertaining and I left the show feeling very grateful that I got to see it.

The crowd was sizable and very, very appreciative of the performance. I did get to say "howdy" -- but she had many fans to greet, and I had to be somewhere. I hope someday we get to hang out and drink wine and discuss this amazing show, as well as life in general. A performer who makes you think and laugh at the same time is a rare treat.

Oh -- and she doesn't neglect the Choctaw, which is more than I can say for that darned museum!

Pamela Langford aka "NYFan"


The fine folks at WFHB-FMA SPECIAL THANKS

We also wanted to let y'all know that our friend Bill Wence of Bill Wence Promotions is helping us spread the word about "The Red Road - Original Cast Recording." He's been able to get airplay for the music on these great stations:

WFCS-FM, New Britian, CT
WERU-FM, East Orland, ME WFDU-FM, Teaneck, NJ
WCHG-FM, Hot Springs, VA
WVLS-FM, Monterey, VA
WVMR-FM, Dunmore, WV
WJJC-FM, Commerce, GA
WETS-FM, Johnson City, TN
KUMD-FM, Duluth, MN
WTIP-FM, Grand Marais, MN
WHAY-FM,  Whitley City, KY
KOPN-FM,  Columbia, MO
KANZ-FM, Garden City, KS
HIGH PLAINS PUBLIC RADIO -- Which has Nineteen affiliates in four different states!
KUSH-AM, Cushing, OK
KPFT-FM, Houston, TX
KTEP-FM, El Paso, TX
KCIE-FM, Dulce, NM (Special HEY to Romaine Wood!)
KLMX-FM, Clayton, NM
KUNM-FM, Albuquerque, NM
KXCI-FM, Tucson, AZ
KGLT-FM, Bozeman, MT
KDNK-FM, Carbondale, CO
KVNF-FM, Paonia, CO
KCSS-FM, Turlock, CA
KRCB-FM, Rohnert Park, CA
KVMR-FM, Nevada City, CA
KRVM-FM, Eugene, OR

We also want to thank the stations who've been supportive over the years -- including our friends at WFHB-FM in Bloomington, Indiana [That's Brian and Cindy with Arigon who were on our cover page all last month!], WOJB-FM in Wisconson, KTNN-AM in Window Rock, Arizona, KBOO-FM in Portland, Oregon, Hand of Grandfather on XM Satellite Radio and the many internet stations that are playing Arigon's music.

If you see your local station listed here -- why not take a minute to give them a call or send an e-mail and thank them for playing Arigon's music. If you don't see your station here -- let us know and we'll get at CD out to them. It really takes the help of all y'all who love Arigon's music to get the word out to radio and retailers. We love one-person shows....but Arigon's music career takes a village to raise. AAAY!

That said -- take a minute to get your copy of the new CD from Amazon.com or CDBaby.com PRONTO. Even if you haven't seen "The Red Road," you'll enjoy the music. If you already have the disc -- take a minute and write a positive review on both Amazon or CDBaby. It's the best way to get folks to take notice -- and talk about the music.

We appreciate all y'all for being a part of our extended family!



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