Organic Arts
A grassroots collaboration of professional performing artists presenting public service arts for the community. 

Visit our New Website at:

http://www.performingartsmilwaukee.com

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Organic Arts Events Calendar
 Updated February 1, 2021

Special Events

COVID(eo) Project
Beulah Brinton House Concert Series
Milwaukee Folk Events Calendars
Storytelling in Wisconsin
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Special Events

None at this time

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Organic Arts COVID(eo) Project
As seen in the Shepherd Express:
https://shepherdexpress.com/music/local-music/organic-arts-announces-a-pair-of-video-series-with-david-hb-/?fbclid=IwAR0dgEEsxRoQ0QQgCPeQj3KAMBp-LoOlY6gPb_uRxtXtbZViJlAbLl1jNpo


Covid(eo) Sing-Alongs on You Tube for Stay-at-Home Folks

Organic Arts is proud to announce the launch of a series of sing-along videos for children and parents, state history for teachers, and a series of classic 60's songs for elders available to all on YouTube by award-winning
Milwaukee folksinger David HB Drake.

Visit YouTube and search “David HB Drake videos”,
then go to “Playlists” for each complete program.
(David HB Drake is the channel with the round photo)

The direct link is:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9bJ1aQF0x54VNOa5O0uqCQ
Go to “Playlists” and click on "Play All". 

The programs have been split into individual songs or "chapters" so viewers
can select favorite songs, or to see an entire program in sequence.


Video Concerts


"The Illustrated Song" program is a sing-along concert that has been performed by David in libraries and schools for many years, enhanced with PowerPoint slides showing pages from children’s books created from the lyrics of fifteen favorite folk songs. “This Land is Your Land”, “Puff, The Magic Dragon”, “This Little Light of Mine” and more have lyrics provided on screen so parents and kids can sing together and teachers can use the videos as a reading and music resource for students. David performs on banjo, dulcimer, concertina, and guitar.

“Blowing in the Wind” is a sing-along for over-60-folks who remember the classic folk songs of the 1960s. David has presented this PowerPoint sing-along program in senior facilities and libraries for many years to audiences who remember when “the times were a ‘changing”. Ten songs captured at a live library performance invite home-viewers to sing (and play) along.

"Wiscon-Sing" is now available on YouTube in its entirety for use by teachers
and parents to teach Wisconsin history through music. This video is the complete DVD shot in 2012 in a live performance. For YouTube, this program is broken into
"Chapters" to be played in sequence (“Play All").
WISCON-SING is a multimedia program which presents songs that introduce Wisconsin’s vibrant history to audiences of all ages in a music and visual performance enhanced with over 100 historic and scenic slides of our state.  Wiscon-sing was performed over 300 times in every county in Wisconsin in 1998, the most performances of any event for the Sesquicentennial year. It has been performed over 2000 times in the past 35 years statewide.
  Songs on "WISCON-SING" are available on CD and DVD and companion book!
For information and ordering go to: http://www.davidhbdrake.com/wisconsing.htm

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The "Wiscon-Sing", “The Illustrated Song" and “Blowing in the Wind” video series are a project of Organic Arts to create opportunities for the community to participate in music during these restricted times and for future enjoyment.

Also available-
Seasonal and Holiday programs:

"Dangerous Folk" (1960s Classic Folk Trio)
"The Rose and Dragon" (Sea music and shanties trio)
 “Father’s Day” (Songs for Dads)
"October Country" (Autumn)

“The Singing Santa” (Kids Christmas)
"Let there be Light" (Sacred Christmas Concert)

Future additions to the YouTube site will include:
"Heart and Soul" (Valentine's Day)
"Wish I had a Troubadour" (St. Patrick's Day)
"Gather by the Waters" (Milwaukee History)
“Heartland” (Illinois History Bicentennial Program)

Support for the Organic Arts mission of bringing educational performing arts to the community has been provided by the
Milwaukee County CAMPAC program and private donations.


To learn more and help continue this service, click the "Donate" button at:
http://www.performingartsmilwaukee.com/

For an index of all of David HB Drake’s videos, visit:
http://www.davidhbdrake.com/video.htm
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Simply Folk on Wisconsin Public Radio

We are encouraging all fans of
Simply Folk on Wisconsin Public Radio to check your favorite
Wisconsin folksinger's website and Facebook page
for updates and live-streaming performances
whose gigs have been cancelled and support them
with CD purchases or in any way you can.
 

These folks have lived the "gig-economy" for decades
before the term existed and many are hurting.

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Some artists offering online events on Facebook Live to replace lost gigs:
(if you hear of others, please let us know)

L'il Rev
https://www.facebook.com/lilrevfans/
Ken Lonnquist
https://www.facebook.com/ken.lonnquist
Dave Stokes
https://www.facebook.com/david.stokes.9022

The Coffee House (Various Artists)
https://www.facebook.com/TheCoffeeHouseMilwaukee/

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Beulah Brinton House Concert Series
Beulah Brinton House,
2590 S. Superior Street, Bay View WI
http://www.bayviewhistoricalsociety.org

No events scheduled at this time.

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Folk Events Calendars in Wisconsin

Milwaukee Area
Beulah Brinton House Concert Series: above!

The Coffeehouse:  http://www.the-coffee-house.com/
Wisconsin Singer-Songwriter Series:   http://www.wsss.org/

Anodyne Coffee Roasters, Walkers Point:  https://anodynecoffee.com/collections/concerts

Statewide / Wisconsin
Simply Folk Calendar:  https://www.wpr.org/programs/simply-folk/events/related-links
Portal Wisconsin:  http://www.portalwisconsin.org/

Fort Atkinson area:
 http://cafecarpe.com/events/list/

Madison Area:
 http://www.madfolk.org/

Madison Area:  http://www.wildhoginthewoods.org/

Wautoma area: https://www.blackhawkfolk.org/

Wisconsin- general :
<a href=https://nonprofit.whofish.org>Friends of WhoFish.Org</a>

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Storytelling in Wisconsin

To all Storytellers in Wisconsin -
      Connections to current and on-going links to STORYTELLING events.
Wisconsin Storytelling events
(like WISTGET and state guilds)
 are found at  
https://wisconsinstorytelling.com/events

Northlands Storytelling Network
(5-state region+) - new events listing. 
You can submit your own events. 
 
https://www.northlands.net/services/services-events/  
     and  https://www.northlands.net/services/services-state-links/
(links to the 5 states'  many events).  

National Storytelling Network -
Events with a continually updated  2021 Calendar 
 
https://storynet.org/nsnevents/ 

For more informaton contact:  
414-962-4425 / jastorylore@gmail.com

Tellabration 2021 status will be determined at a later date.

 


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