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The Women’s Fund of Essex County’s 10th Annual Grant Awards Luncheon

Miranda Russell

Essex County, MA, September, 2012 – The Women’s Fund of Essex County will host its 10th Annual Grant Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Peabody Marriott Hotel, 8 Centennial Dr. Peabody, MA.  The Annual Luncheon will recognize and honor the recipients of the Fund’s 2012 grant awards in the funding field of Economic Self-Sufficiency and Security, including Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Citizens for Adequate Housing, COMPASS for Kids, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., Girls Inc. of Greater Haverhill, Girls Inc. of Lynn, HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change), Healthy Directions, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center/ Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area, Wellspring House, YMCA of the North Shore and YWCA of Greater Lawrence.

As a special thank you to The Women’s Fund’s donors and supporters, the Luncheon will also include entertainment by Essex County resident Miranda Russell, a dynamic singer whose interpretations of the great popular songs of our day, as well as American Songbook classics, have earned her praise from critics and audiences throughout the region and in Europe.  “Miranda Russell will knock your socks off – should you be wearing any this close to the beach”, noted the Boston Phoenix.

The Women’s Fund of Essex County is an organization of energetic, dedicated women helping to change the lives of women and girls in Essex County.  Founded in 2003 to promote philanthropy and to raise and distribute funds to organizations that provide opportunities and promote solutions for women and girls in need throughout Essex County, the Fund has awarded over $500,000 in grants to Essex County non-profit organizations to date.  The Women’s Fund is a field of interest fund of Essex County Community Foundation located in Danvers, MA.

To purchase tickets to the Luncheon and learn more about The Women’s Fund, please visit www.thewomensfundec.org.

 

Surprise guest at Shalin Liu last night ~ another surprise at the Brew Pub tonight

Surprise guest at Shalin Liu last night

Miranda Russell at Shalin Liu last night with surprise guest Inge Berge on guitar (L-R: John Hyde, Joe Kessler, Miranda Russell, Vincent Briguglio, Inge Berge, Leo Ciaramitaro)

Justin Piper’s wife was in labor so Miranda called Inge at about 4pm to ask if he could sit in.  Inge was excellent with some great solos, which proves just how versatile he is (in case anyone ever doubted).  See Inge’s new hit video here.  Very different style indeed!

As of this morning there were 5 tickets left for Miranda’s show tonight.  You can see if they’re still available here.

For the rest of you, there are plenty of other choices tonight (full music lineup here).  Our good friend Allen Estes will be with Dan King & Friends at Cape Ann Brewery starting at 9pm.  He’s just finished a new song.  Ask him to play it.

Two Artists of the Week Opening Tonight

Brad Byrd with Brandon Rose at MinglewoodYou may remember that Brad Byrd shot a video at Minglewood on St. Pat’s day.  (Here he is with Hollywood director Brandon Rose).  If you missed it, check out this post.)  TONIGHT, Brad is starting his Thursday Night Music Series at Giuseppe’s at 8pm.

Last week, we featured Miranda Russell (listen to her great version of Graceland in the video above).  There are still good seats left for her concert tonight at Shalin Liu in Rockport.  Get tickets here.

Plus there are plenty of other choices for tonight too.  Check out the full music lineup here.

Who will be Miranda Russell’s Celebrity Guest at her Shalin Liu Concert this week?

Watch the video and find out.  Miranda also talks about some new music you’ll hear at her concert this week.  There are still tickets left for Miranda’s Thursday show.  Get them here.

It’s a new month with new music this week on Cape Ann.  Check out the full music lineup here.

Miranda Russell takes Graceland to her heart

This video features gimmesound Artist of the Week Miranda Russell’s wonderful cover of Paul Simon’s Graceland.  She and her band really make this song their own.  Watch and see what we mean.  You can catch her at Shalin Liu, where this was filmed, with the same band next week.  Get tickets here.

Eight great music choices tonight.  See full music lineup here.

If you’re not sure what to do, come down to the Gloucester House for the Berklee Jazz & Roots concert featuring Ed Saindon on vibes and Berklee’s Dean of Performance Matt Marvuglio on flute .  It’s only $10 and supports the new scholarship fund that will send a Gloucester student to music school.  See more details here.

“Although he’s not well known for his work in children’s music or lullabies, he was brilliant playing, arranging & producing on this CD” ~ Miranda Russell

Who is gimmesound Artist of the Week Miranda Russell talking about?  Watch the video and find out.

About 10 years ago, she and her collaborator (who, in addition to arranging and producing performs on guitar, percussion, whistle, piano and backing vocals) released a beautiful lullaby collection CD (listen to one of those lullabies here).  This is not your usual lullaby CD for baby only.  The excellent musicianship, harmonies and arrangements will captivate an adult audience as well — and it might just instill good musical taste in your little one.

Plenty of music to choose from tonight.  If YOU want to be the DJ, bob on down to Minglewood at 9pm and choose a song.  See full music lineup here.

Miranda Delivers

How can you get gimmesound Artist of the Week Miranda Russell to deliver her 2 CD/DVD set to your house personally?  Watch this video and find out.

Notice the spectacular backdrop from the Shalin Liu stage where we filmed this morning.  You can see Miranda live on this same stage next Thursday or Friday with her excellent band (Miranda tells us who’s performing with her next week).  Get tickets here.

This week, there’s excellent music all over Cape Ann all week long.  Check out this week’s complete music lineup here.

Edith Piaf yesterday ~ Richard Thompson Today ~ Another excellent Shalin Liu video from Miranda Russell

So you can appreciate just how versatile she is, here’s a video of gimmesound Artist of the Week Miranda Russell singing a classic Richard Thompson song at Shalin Liu.  You can see Miranda there next Thursday or Friday (get tickets here).

Did you miss KBMG Electric on Saturday @ Minglewood?  (We told you not to.)  Well, you can catch Dan King tonight at Rhumb Line and the boys tomorrow acoustic at Jalapenos.

The weather may have cooled down, but the music scene is heating up.  Check out this week’s music lineup here.

New gimmesound Artist of the Week, Miranda Russell at Shalin Liu – Don’t miss your chance!

In this video, Miranda sings Edith Piaf exquisitely!

If you’ve never seen Miranda Russel in concert, you’re chance is coming up soon.  She’s at the Shalin Liu in Rockport on April 5 and 6. Best of all there are still good seats left and you can get them here, but don’t wait too long.  Her concerts sell out.

There is so much music today from Beethoven Symphonies to world to Celtic to jazz to acoustic that you’d think we lived in New York City!  Check out the full music schedule here.

Miranda Russell Plays The Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport.

 

Two Nights Only in Rockport’s Gorgeous New Concert Hall!
Don’t miss this intimate evening of music at the world-class Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport.
April 7th and 8th at 8:00 PM. Advance tickets recommended. Call today for reservations and information: 978-546-7391. Check out the space online atwww.rockportmusic.org.
See you there!!! ~ Miranda