Fall 2008 Season

Opening for the Underground Gallery: “Don’t Forget Us- Iraqi Children 2001- 2008 (Sanctions, War, Occupation and Exile)”, 9/12/08-12/14/08

The Underground Gallery at the Sanctuary for Independent Media features an exhibition organized by curator Claudia Lefko and the Iraqi Children’s Art Exchange called Don’t Forget Us: Iraqi Children 2001-2008 […]

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“Body of War” with Filmmaker Dee Dee Halleck

Tomas Young, 25 years old, was paralyzed by a bullet to his spine after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War (2007) follows Tomas as he […]

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Chris Carlson and “Nowtopia”: Practical Rebellion & A New Politics of Work

How do the Open Source software movement, bicycle subculture, guerilla gardening, and the Burning Man Festival fit together? Nowtopia (2008) author and Critical Mass co-founder Chris Carlsson connects these dots […]

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One of the most existing talents in African music today, Chiwoniso performs entrancing and uplifting songs with ancient soul and modern spirit. Backed by the mesmerizing interlocking melodies of the […]

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Empty Cage Quartet and Weasel Walter Trio

One of the most powerful and original jazz groups to emerge from the West Coast, Empty Cage explores imaginative new ways to integrate a diverse mix of musical influences ranging […]

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Doug Henwood and the Crisis of Neoliberalism

More than twenty years ago, convinced that the 1980s experiment with free-market economics was a financial and social disaster and that much writing on economics was dry and dated, Doug […]

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“Disaster and Resistance: Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century”

A live multimedia presentation of the work in Seth Tobacman’s new book Disaster and Resistance: Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century (2008), just published by AK Press. The presentation/performance […]

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Singer-songwriter Morley is a breath of fresh air in the current climate of political and social crisis. Her voice as a singer and as a lyricist is rich with honesty, […]

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2nd Annual Buy Local Bash!

Buy Local Movement Important to Turning Economy Positive: Noted Entrepreneur and Author Laury Hammel Headlines and Talented Local Musicians Ben Karis-Nix and Ashley Pond to Perform at 2nd Annual Buy […]

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Eliza Gilkyson and Robert Jensen

Eliza Gilkyson has built a reputation as one of the most original and influential folk artists of our time over the course of 13 albums (most recently, Beautiful World on […]

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Ras Moshe

Ras Moshe has been playing in various groups throughout New York City for almost 20 years, with William Hooker, Sabir Mateen, Steve Swell, Marc Edwards and others. His style has […]

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