FlagShakes & The Southside Association Present
BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey
BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey, written and performed by Debra Ann Byrd, is a 90 minute, 5-Act, living memoir which explores a young woman’s acting journey on the road to becoming Othello. It showcases her trials and triumphs with race and the classics, some memorable experiences on her gender flipped journey and her fun-loving and tumultuous youth. It is complete with moving multimedia images, lyrical language from Black women playwrights, William Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and the King James Bible, along with soulful songs and the music that shaped her life in her beloved Harlem.
The show will take place on Thursday, June 11 at 8pm.
Tickets Available at the Door.
Flagstaff Arts Council presents
The Talbott Brothers
The Talbott Brothers are a product of America’s heartland. Though currently based in Portland, Oregon, the duo grew up in Imperial, Nebraska, with a population just eking over 2,000. As indie-folk-rock musicians, Nick and Tyler Talbott, are somewhat of an anomaly, originating from a place where farming or ranching are the more typical career paths. Their honest songwriting is not only a breath of fresh air, but collections of down-to-earth messages that prove to be prevalent in today’s world.
Ghost Talker is the second full-length studio album from the sibling duo. Blood harmonies and sibling rivalry are evident in their songwriting with lyrics pulling from the trials of everyday life and the questions we all face. “Everyone has ghosts, whether they talk about them or not. We wanted to take off the mask and be honest with this record, hoping that what we needed to say is what people needed to hear.”
At its core, the album is transformative in nature, prompting the listener to question motives, face realities, and go to war with their own ghosts. Spiritual apprehension and seeking answers are common themes. “Shadowboxing” is a hard look in the mirror, realizing that what you have been fighting all along is your own fear. “It takes one good fight to turn things around.”
Lead single, “Run No More” forces a look at the past while offering a soul shaking guitar solo that feels like a rally cry. “We tried running for a long time but it doesn’t do a heart any good. Sometimes in a wake-up call you realize what’s most important to you. “Run No More” is about when your legs give out and you gotta turn around and fight.”
Drawing influence from John Mayer, Kaleo and Mumford & Sons, Ghost Talker will challenge your built-in world view and push you to embrace the unknown. No strangers to the road, The Talbott Brothers will be touring across the US, supporting the album release this fall 2019.
The show will take place on Friday, June 12 2020, doors are at 7:00pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 advance/ $25 day of show. Arts Council Members recieve 10% discount! Contact the Center for details. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued. *This show was rescheduled from March 26, 2020 due to health and safety precautions related to the Coronavirus, all tickets with the original date will be honored.
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Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music presents the 19th Annual Flagstaff Folk Festival at the Coconino Center for the Arts and Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum 10am-6pm, Saturday, June 20th & Sunday June 21st, 2020. Proudly showcasing the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona and beyond. We feature well over 100 acts on five stages, workshops, jams, and more. The festival is produced by The Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music in partnership with the Flagstaff Arts Council and the Pioneer Museum.
The Flagstaff Folk Festival proudly showcases the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona and beyond featuring multiple stages, workshops, jams, and more.
The festival is held on Saturday and Sunday. Performances are on both indoor and outdoor covered stages and workshop and jamming areas are accessible to all attending.
Bring an instrument or two along and join in. We have several food vendors and there is plenty of space to stretch out with family and friends. Festival admission includes access to both the Coconino Center for the Arts exhibits and The Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum.
Featuring 100+ Acts on 5 Stages
• Food and craft vendors
• Jamming spaces
• Bring your instrument & join in
Admission is always affordable and this is a very family friendly experience. The festival is produced by The Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music in partnership with Flagstaff Arts Council and the Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum.