Happy Sixth Birthday Moonalice! Bread & Roses was honored that the band chose to celebrate its six-year anniversary by performing a high energy concert for the residents of Delancey Street Foundation in San Francisco on Tues. May 7.
With a spectacular light show as backdrop, and a beautiful poster by David Singer especially designed for the occasion, this over-the-top concert had everyone 'feeling the love.'
The audience was on its feet for the latter part of the show singing along to such classic tunes as the Beatles"Revolution" and Roger McNamee's lively version of Bing Crosby's 1913 classic hit "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?"
Longtime Bread & Roses supporter and performer Huey Lewis played a great game of golf during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Celebrity Challengeand won $10,000 for Bread & Roses! Huey and his golf partner Jake Owens "rolled in an arching 40-footer on the 18th green on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 to win a 12-man 'chip-off and earned $20,000 for two charities of choice in the biggest moment of the five-hole celebrity tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links" according to the Monterey Herald.
From left: Charles Kelley, Jake Owen, Huey Lewis and Ray Romano sing "America, the Beautiful" after finishing the $100,000 celebrity charity shoot-out golf match at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif. on Wed, Feb. 6, 2013. (LiPo Ching/Mercury News Staff)
We appreciate the many contributions of all our volunteers throughout the Bay Area who help us share their gifts on a daily basis with those who need music most. Once a year, we have the opportunity to recognize several volunteers through the Heart of Marin Award Ceremony that is held each January at the Marin Civic Center. At this year's event on January 10, we celebrated our nominees for 2012, pianist Alan Thomas and host Sally Peter.
About Alan Thomas
Talented professional piano player Alan Thomashas been a volunteer performer for Bread & Roses since 2008. During that time he has played close to thirty concerts for Bread & Roses. An extraordinary volunteer, he is always willing to collaborate with other performers, such as singers Debbie Cucalon andAndoni Panici to make our program successful and putting in time for advance rehearsals.
A special thanks to all who supported the 9th Annual Holiday Sale "Sudha's Treasures" benefitting two great Bay Area nonprofit organizations, Bread & Roses and the Angel Island Conservancy. Sudha Pennathur and her husband Ed Messerly from the House of Pennathur recently presented each organization with a check for $16,000 from the proceeds of the event held for two weekends in November.
When Marianna August & Her Jazz Pals took the stage at this year’s Marin Senior Information Fairon October 24 at the Marin Exhibit Hall in San Rafael on behalf of Bread & Roses, many people were singing along and tapping toes to familiar songs like Night and Day and Old Devil Moon. Vocalist Marianna spoke about Bread & Roses in a heart-felt way when she asked "Has anyone had a recent hip or knee replacement and spent time in a local convalescent center? If so, you were likely to have been entertained with live music from Bread & Roses."
Woody Guthrie would have been one-hundred-years-old on Saturday July 14.The iconic troubadour was a beloved performer during a challenging time in our nation’s history and his songs continue to have relevance today.
With musicians playing trombones, trumpets, flugel horns, cornets, euphoniums, tubas and french horns, it’s a rare thing to hear a live 14-piece brass band. When the concert is a Musical Bridgestribute by the Golden Gate Brass Band for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge (1937-2012), it is truly a “once in a blue moon” opportunity.
The Board and Staff of Bread & Roses would like to thank all of the performers, volunteers, donors and sponsors who participated in our March 22 benefit concert, "Take Heart." We couldn't have done it without your support. And what a night it was, complete with dinner, music and dancing! The following is a slideshow of photos taken at the event:
All photos by Ken Friedman, courtesy of Bread & Roses.
If you attended the event, please leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.