Peggy Lee Kennedy 310 365 0985
Peace and Justice Pantry
Krys Howard 310 709 2803
Paul Robeson Musical
Paul Robeson comes alive! in Speak Of Me A I Am
a one man musical play starring KB Solomon in a stirring historical tribute to a great American hero.
Venice, CA – Two Christmas benefit performances of Speak O Me As I Am will be held this Friday December 19 at 8PM and again Sunday December 21 at 3PM – for the Peace and Justice Pantry, a joint project between Venice United Methodist Church and Venice Food Not Bombs, seeking peace and justice in the community by providing food and other life essential services
Paul Robeson was a courageous advocate for justice and a great American hero. This musical history of Robeson brings to light his political stand and reflects upon the heavy price he paid. The 1 hour 45 minute show features twenty-one patriotic, popular and spiritual songs. KB Solomon truly brings to life the spirit, sound, and music of Paul Robeson.
"There can be no greater tragedy than to forget one's origin and finish despised and hated
by the people among whom one grew up. To have that happen would be the
sort of thing to make me rise up from my grave." - Paul Robeson, 1938.
If that would happen, Robeson would certainly smile while sitting front row center in
Speak Of Me As I Am:
Friday, 12/19/08 Performance at 8:00 PM
Sunday, 12/21/08 Performance at 3:00 PM
Peace and Justice Hall
Venice United Methodist Church
2210 Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA 90291
(enter from Victoria Ave one block north of Lincoln and Venice Blvd)
There will be a $20 donation requested at door. For seating reservations, contact 310-398-7192
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For tax deductible contributions, please make
checks payable to the Venice United Methodist Church
For more information about the production and KB Solomon go to http://www.kbsolomon.com
Special thanks to our Media Sponsor KPFK 90.7FM www.kpfk.org and the Pacific Archives for providing CDs of Paul Robeson and other historical figures - for sale - at the event.
Event Sponsors: Venice Food Not Bombs http://www.foodnotbombs.wetnostril.net
Venice United Methodist Church http://www.veniceumc.org