Posts Tagged ‘music’

907Britt-Alaskan Songwriter

Meet our featured Harvest Fair entertainer. 907Britt will play at 12:30pm and again at 4:30 pm.

“Alaskan songwriter 907Britt speaks to and from the heart through music, to entertain and inspire for all ages.”

Britt has a great website where you can hear her play. Check it out at http://907britt.wordpress.com/

26 year-old Alaska singer-songwriter Britt K. Arnesen jokes she is “old enough to know better but young enough to do it anyway” so self-employment as an artist suits her well. Britt’s portable recording studio called 907Alaska is currently set up outside Fairbanks, where Britt earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Alaska in December 2o02.

907 is the sole telephone area code for Alaska, where Britt was born and raised and is still loathe to leave, despite her love for sharing her music in far-flung places. Everything 907Britt owns fits in the Toyota stationwagon, most of which seems to be taken up by 6 year-old Canyon’s Lego collection and the assortment of instruments and gear that allows Britt to produce her original music and share it with us. In recent years she has been traveling in Washington and Montana to share her music.

Britt and CanyonOn a personal note, Britt enjoys beaches, playing guitar, picking berries, and being outside in beautiful Alaska places on long summer nights. If you want to connect with 907Britt, please drop a line! You can leave a comment on the website, or sign up on your favorite social networking service.

And no, Britt still doesn’t have a straight answer about whether she is from Juneau, Fairbanks, Anchorage, or all three.


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Sunday, March 28, 2010, 10:00am – 2:00pm
JP Jones Community Development Center
2400 Rickert St.

Join the Fairbanks Community Cooperative Market for a full breakfast including whole wheat pancakes. Visit with board members and find out more about our progress or share your thoughts and ideas.

The Xtra Tuffs—Emily Anderson, Ryan Bowers and Sabe Herreid Flores—will be joining us as a special treat. This extraordinary trio of young musicians are not to be missed. Their unique sound is a genre by itself. The Xtra Tuffs will play at 11:30 am and again at 1 pm. (Tips encouraged!)

Admission is only $10 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under and free for children under 5.

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Celebrating our Accomplishments….Appreciating our Members

Saturday, August 29, 2009 – Noon to 8 pm – Pioneer Park Civic Center


A word about DOOR PRIZES! There will be drawings throughout the day!

Noon – Doors Open – Enjoy browsing among the many vendor tables and check out what is planned for children to do.

12:15 pmLaura Vines – Traditional Folk Music – Exhibit Hall

1:00 Tundra Caravan Dance Troupe – Exhibit Hall

1:15 “Musical Rumours” – a vocal Jazz Group – Exhibit Hall

1:30 – Modern Dance Piece – “Finding Balance” – Exhibit Hall

Choreographer: Krista Katalenich in collaboration with Felix Bambury Webbe
Music: Med sud i eyrum by Sigur Ros

1:35 – Jean McDermott – Fiddle – Exhibit Hall

1:55 – Alaskan Amy – Hoop Dancer – Exhibit Hall

2:00 – Project Cuba Alaska demonstrating Rueda de Casino – Exhibit Hall

2:15 Project Cuba Alaska – performing “Gaga”, a high energy Afro –Haitian Celebration dance – Exhibit Hall

2:30 Power Point presentation: “The Spark of a Dream” – a tribute to Dave Lacey, and including a report on FCCM’s progress – Civic Center Theatre

3:00 Business Meeting and Elections – Civic Center Theatre

Tentative Agenda for business meeting: (This is subject to change)

1. Announcements and Introductions

2. Call to Order

3. Review and Approval of Agenda

4. President’s Report

5. Officer’s Report

6. Committee Reports

7. Presentation of Board of Directors

8. Election of Board of Directors

9. Vote to on DRAFT Bylaws and Membership Fee Structure.

ALSO at 3 PM Special Activities for Children – in the Exhibit Hall

3 pm – Hoop Playshop with Hoop Dance Ananda – Exhibit Hall

5:00 Pot Luck (Please bring a side dish) Volunteers with FCCM are planning to provide meat dishes

6:00 Live music by Steve Brown & the Bailers – Exhibit Hall

7:00 Music Jam – Bring your instrument – Exhibit Hall

Please come to this family-oriented celebration where you will enjoy the many vendor booths, exhibits featuring local crafts, farmers, musicians, dancers, artists, and food.

Thank you to all who have made this event possible!

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Present were Mary Christiansen, Cora Kelley, Barbara Bradley, Tom Bradley, and Lela Ryterski.

Health Fair: Tom and Barb submitted an application. We discussed preparations for the booth including constructing a backboard. We can’t sell memberships, but we can hand out our brochure, which we revised at this meeting.

(The brochure mentioned providing cold storage. That’s an unresolved issue at this point. Suggestions were for producers to help pay for cold storage or approach growers about forming their own cold storage co-op. They might more easily obtain a grant for that purpose.)

Cora will contact Dateline to re-do the brochure.

Website: Cora has been in contact with Deirdre Helfferich, Mark Richards, and Andy (Dru?) Heskin. Deirdre doesn’t want to do it and Mark and Andy are out of town. It would be better if we had someone in town to do it. Jerry Wackers had offered at the last meeting. We’ll ask him.

Blog: Deirdre is willing to continue posting for the blog. The committee would figure out what to put on the blog, and give that info to Deirdre. We discussed the difference between a blog and the website. (see Agenda).

Constant Contact: We will send out to our member list a periodic newsletter–notice of the next meeting and a progress report Mary can do one more, then we need to pay for our own service.

PayPal: There is money for the co-op in a PayPal account under Dave’s name. Lela will try to find out how to access that account.

Membership Meeting and Harvest Fair: On the agenda for the Annual Meeting that will be sent to the members will be the proposed bylaws, nominees for the Board of Directors to be elected on that day, a PowerPoint presentation giving the history of co-ops and the vision and effort toward the realization of ours. Schedule of other events for the day include games, fun, samples, music and dance. (Suggested were belly dancing, Afro-Cuban dancing, fiddling, rock and roll)

The next meeting of the Communication Committee will be for the purpose of organizing the Health Fair booth. Location: Mary Christiansen’s house at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 15th.

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The Fairbanks Community Cooperative Market will be holding its 1st annual member meeting on Saturday, August 29th. This is an opportunity for members — the collective owners of the co-op — and other interested people from the community to give important feedback and input on the status of the co-op and where we’d like to see the co-op moving in the coming year! The agenda will include a presentation on our progress and reports from committees, a financial report, and an election for a new board of directors.

We also feel this is cause for a great celebration, so we are having a Family Harvest Fair the same day. We are envisioning lots of music, food, and fun! Plan on seeing booths with producers of locally grown and produced products to sample. There will be games and entertainment for the children and we will sum up the evening with live music and dancing. We hope you can join us. Please come back to the blog for more information.

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Memoria for Dave Lacey

The Oldies Show, Saturday at 9 pm on KUAC, will be dedicated to Doctor Dave, who was the host of “Dave’s Country Cavalcaade” and “Dave’s Hootenanny” shows. Dermot Cole has written a short piece about him in today’s column.

Addendum: the memorial shows will start with Any Old Time at 7 pm and go all evening through the Oldies Show. Dave was instrumental in starting these radio shows.

And from Doug Yates comes this news:

David Guttenberg shares the loss of Dave Lacey. He asks Dave’s friends and associates to send him stories and anecdotes of Dave’s life. He’ll draw on these to create a legislative honorarium. Please share this request with others whose lives were touched by Dave. Share your remembrance of Dave’s work, play and/or spiritual connection by sending it to: rep.david.guttenberg@legis.state.ak.us.

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Latitude 65, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
by Glenn Burnsilver
November 21, 2008

The fundraiser will feature performances from talented local musicians, and raise money for the local co-op to purchase and establish a natural foods grocery. Performing musicians include Robin Dale Ford, Pat Fitzgerald, Alex Clarke and Ron Veliz. Ford and Fitzgerald regularly perform together, as a duo, and with their band Dang! They also run 10th Planet Records. Their music ranges from folk and singer-songwriter to bluegrass and roots rock.

Read the full story here.

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