Sunday, March 7, 2010

He-roes and She-roes, Unsung and Unlabeled

Award-winning storyteller, musician and raconteur Michael Parent will grace the space at the Story Cafe on Saturday, April 10, 2010 . Join us for an amazing evening of stories of heroism, of people whose deeds are not trumpeted by a media hungry for sensation, but who are appreciated by the people whose lives they touch!

This is a fundraiser for ArtWorks, through the generosity of award-winning storyteller Michael Parent. Come and support this wonderful non-profit venue so they may continue to  offer new and exciting artistic programs throughout the year.

Michael Parent, a Franco-American Mainer, has performed as a storyteller-singer, in both English and French, since 1977. He is a 1999 recipient of the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Award and his recordings have won the American Library Association Notable Record Award, Parents’ Choice Magazine Gold Award and the Cine’ Golden Eagle Award. He has been featured at events throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada, France, Austria, New Zealand, Ireland, England, Poland, Brazil, and Costa Rica.

"(He) was almost a festival in himself. He played, sang in French and English, and juggled balls, rods, and what-nots as he simultaneously told the story of a down-and-out juggler. A magnificent voice, an inexhaustible fund of stories, wit, charm, a gift of mimicry..."
Layna Verin - U.C. Berkeley Daily Californian"

"The storyteller, in the fullness of his craft, has struck, and the spell is on, as surely as it was when Homer conjured up a fleet of ships on a wine-dark sea bound for the walls of Troy."
Melvin Maddocks - Time Magazine

“He created characters they knew, sang songs they could remember and gave new life to traditional forms of entertainment."
Madge Manfred,  Mohegan College, Norwich, CT

"Michael Parent is a unique blend of consummate professional, yet wonderfully approachable artist. Audiences of all ages loved him, as was evidenced by the standing ovation! Distractions fall away as Michael lures listeners into his tales and heart. Pure joy was the outcome of Michael's visit to our festival." Teresa Clark, Director, Snake River Storytelling Festival

Seating is limited so get your tickets early! Call
(508) 984-1588 for tickets.

Audience - 18 and Up There will be NO open mic this evening.
Members: $15 for one ticket/$20 for two
Nonmembers: $20 for one ticket/$35 for two

Time: 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (there will be an intermission and refreshments)
Location: Artworks, 384 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
Admission: Ticket required - Call Alanna Schull at (508) 984-1588
Audience: 18 and older

ArtWorks is right in the middle of the historic district of New Bedford. Come early and enjoy a beautiful spring day, have dinner, then join us for the perfect "night cap" at the Story Cafe!

City of New Bedford
Restaurant Information:
Parking: Elm Street Parking Garage and Custom House parking is within easy walking distance.