Verna Gillis is a world traveler, entrepreneur, raconteur and, as of just recently, an award winning solo performer. A free-lance producer who has gained recognition for her work promoting and producing music from various cultural backgrounds, Verna now performs “sit down comedy” – Tales from Gerriassic Park- On the Verge of Extinction and has published a book called I Just Want To Be Invited, I Promise Not To Come. We’re thrilled to have Verna take part in this Sunday’s service in NYC – VISION.
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Ayun Halliday is a multi-hyphenated wonderment of talent, expression and vitality. A mainstay of our New York Secret City community – she occasionally graces our monthly events with a performance. For this Sunday’s service on VISION – she’s going to make a special community-collaborated performance. Don’t miss it!
Roswell Rudd is a jazz legend – a trombonist who has worked with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry and longtime collaborator, Archie Sheep, Rudd is known for his free-jazz and avant-garde jazz performances. With a career spanning over 50 years, Rudd is a national treasure and we’re thrilled he’s going to play for us.
Kate Rigg is a comedian, pundit, writer, speaker, Asian American actress and half of the music/comedy duo, Slanty Eyed Mama. She’s appeared on stages all over the world and on lots of TV shows, from Dr. Phil to Family Guy to Law and Order SVU. We’re delighted she’s going to be part of our upcoming service this Sunday in NYC, the theme is VISION – a perfect fit for this visionary performer.
Our food offering this Sunday in NYC, for our service on VISION, is from Chef Emmet Moeller, a soon-to-be graduate from the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Chef Training Program. Emmet focuses on local, seasonal and health supportive foods, experimenting with new approaches to traditional preparations.
In the meantime, I’m still in LA – where we celebrated SPACE on Sunday. What a great time we all had. Check out the gallery of photos. And, if you’re in the NYC area on December 21st, please join us. Let’s all see what comes into view that day – what our VISION is, and what we sense is behind what we see.
Larry Fink is one of the most celebrated photographers of our time. With solo shows at MoMA, The Whitney, SF MoMA, two fellowships rom the Guggenheim and NYFA, Larry has been making incredible images with his camera for the past 45 plus years. I’m exhilarated that he’s going to share his work with us on Sunday, December 21st for our solstice service, the theme of which is VISION. Perfect, right? Bobby and I were lucky to meet him at a dinner party a couple of months back and he seemed really excited about The Secret City – so, he’ll be with us on the 21st. AND, in addition to sharing his work, he’s also going to shoot the service – so, we’ll have shots of The Secret City by Larry Fink. Thrilling.