On January 19th and 20th, 2015, Edward Kelsey Moore will be playing his cello in the Sinfonietta orchestra for their annual concerts celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here's more info:
Dr. King dared us all to dream of a brighter future for all people. This year the annual, crowd-pleasing Sinfonietta Tribute to M.L.K. concerts will celebrate that future with the boundless optimism of today’s youth.
Maestro Chen opens with a new symphonic work written by Jherrard Marseille Hardeman, a 17 year-old African American composer, followed by the acclaimed 13 year-old cellist, Sujari Britt, a prodigy since the age of four, who joins the orchestra for Saint-Saëns’ Violoncello Concerto No.1.
Youth continues to inspire with a fresh take on Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, followed by
a return performance by audience favorites, the Waubonsie Valley High School Mosaic Choir,
putting their youthful spin on Dr. King’s legacy through song. In addition, Young Chicago Authors will provide a few moving words.
Chicago Sinfonietta ~ Concert Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 ~ 3:00 pm
Wentz Concert Hall ~ Naperville, IL
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 ~ 7:30 pm
Symphony Center ~ Chicago, IL
Click here for info & tickets!
The newest, holiday themed essay from Edward Kelsey Moore, author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, has been posted by Minnesota Public Radio. The title is: I'll Have a Blue Christmas, Thank You Very Much. In his latest essay for Classical MPR, cellist and novelist Edward Kelsey Moore describes how a first-grade teacher inspired his love of sad holiday songs. He writes, "Glum Christmas music doesn't depress me in the least." Moore shares his story as well as some of his favorite seasonal tunes.
To go directly to the new essay, just click here! (a new page will open.) If you enjoy I'll Have a Blue Christmas use social media to share it! Or you can Copy the link below and Paste it into an email to send to your friends!
Have you heard Edward Kelsey Moore's delightful holiday story called Kwanzaa-paloosa? He will read it to you if you click here! (a new page will open.)
The coast-to-coast library juggernaut of The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat continues with this sampling of libraries that will host events on Edward Kelsey Moore's award winning, bestselling novel -- today, and in the next few weeks! Since the book was published readers in cities and towns large and small have been gathering with their book clubs for lively discussions about the novel. This is not a complete list of all club gatherings -- there are many private book groups who don't list their meetings on the internet (their members often write to this website after an event and describe the fun they had while talking about Odette and her friends), but here are internet links for some public library discussions for The Supremes at Earl's in the next few weeks. Take a look and see if one is near you! Click on each link for more details. (Please note that Edward Kelsey Moore will not be present at these discussions.)
Tuesday, December 9th Bull Run BookTalkers (south-west of Washington, D.C.)
Bull Run Regional Library ~ Manassas, VA
A Tuesday evening book club. This month's title: The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat
Thursday, December 11th Booked for Lunch (south of Los Angeles, California)
Downey City Library ~ Downey, CA
Bring your lunch and join a lively discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
Thursday, December 11th Bee Cave Book Club (west of Austin, Texas)
Bee Cave Library ~ Bee Cave, TX
Join us for the final meeting in 2014! New members are always welcome.
Saturday, December 20th PageTurners Book Discussion (coastal Washington)
Aberdeen Timberland Library ~ Aberdeen, WA
Everyone is welcome to attend even if they have not read the selected title.
Tuesday, December 23rd Pageturners: Black Voices (Portland, Oregon)
North Portland Library ~ Portland, OR
Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Saturday, December 27th Saturday Book Club (south-central Massachusetts)
Hampden Public Library ~ Rochford Reading Room ~ Hampden, MA
Share your love of reading! This book club meets the last Saturday of the month.
All adults are welcome.
Saturday, December 27th Indigo Book Discussion (north-eastern Illinois)
Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library ~ Lynwood, IL
Join us for a stimulating and enjoyable discussion of books from a variety of genres.
A few years ago Edward Kelsey Moore wrote a short story, called Kwanzaa-palooza which was published in the literary journal
Indiana Review (Summer 2011, issue 33.1). Later he recorded this story as an audio file and now, to celebrate the holidays, Edward Kelsey Moore will read Kwanzaa-palooza to you! Click on the >arrow below to listen to the streaming audio file -- Free -- and no special app should be needed to play it. Kwanzaa-palooza is the funny and touching tale of a woman who learns a little something about the Kwanzaa holiday and a whole lot about her own family! Pork products play an important role in the narrative. The story lasts about 25 minutes -- though it might take longer if you are laughing real hard and have to go back.
Happy Holidays to you and yours from Edward Kelsey Moore!
(Attention parents -- there are a few cuss-words.)