Thursday, February 5, 2009

Feb. 15th reading and concert

Sunday Afternoon Salon
February 15, 2009, 3:00 pm
PSI Theater, Durham Arts Council

[This concert will serve as a benefit to help with health care expenses for Jaki Shelton Green's daughter, Imami, who recently came down with an aggressive form of cancer. When she got the cancer, Imami's health insurance was dropped because she could no longer be a fulltime student. This has been a real financial hardship for the family.]

The Triangle-based Fleur de Lisa, the only women's a cappella group performing all original music, will be featured in concert on Sunday, February 15, at the PSI Theater, Durham Arts Council. Fleur de Lisa's unique song creations are a mixture of classical, jazz, blues, and art songs. Their lyrics are based on published poems from the US and Japan, many from North Carolina. The February 15 performance will also feature Jaki Shelton Green, the first Piedmont Poet Laureate, Grey Brown, a finalist for the Piedmont Poet Laureate, and rising classical guitarist David Krawiec.

Fleur de Lisa have been featured performers at celebrations for National Poetry Month, the Durham Historical Society, and the Haiku Society of America's national conference.

Jaki Shelton Green is known for her dynamic and moving presentations. She received the North Carolina Award for Literature in 2003. She is the 2007 recipient of the Sam Ragan Award and a member of the prestigious North Caroliniana Society.

Grey Brown, a finalist for the Piedmont Poet Laureate, directs the Literary Arts program for the Health Access Network at Duke. Her poems are known for their ability to connect with all people.

David Krawiec has studied classical guitar at the NC School of the Arts and with master teacher Ed Stephenson, of Meredith.

This concert will be part of the first in a series of Sunday Afternoon Salons. Tickets are $5. For more information, or to reserve seats: 919-810-2863, or

Fleur de Lisa

"Fleur de Lisa sound beautiful. The harmonies and blends are engaging - and enhance the lyrics. They have fun creating their music as well." --Elias J. Torre, President, Durham Arts Council

Cindy Carlson
Grants & Outreach Coordinator
Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
Duke University
323A Trent Drive Hall, Box 90411
Durham, NC 27708-0411

Tel: 919-668-2280
Fax: 919-681-6247

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