"What a beautiful, moving and thrilling event..."
How do you surpass your Auburn, NY 2014 fundraiser affair with a 2015 event when both affairs shared the same theme and venue???!!!
Answer: You kick it up several notches.
"In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance...Revisted, 2015," was an event rarely seen, if ever seen in Auburn, NY. Uptown met downtown. Downstate met upstate.
Poets, writers and spoken word performers enhanced by the piano stylings of Andy Rudy created an evening that transported the audience back to the days of the Harlem Renaissance.
Here are some photos:
|(Left to Right) William E Berry, Jr, Raymond Nat Turner, Catherine C. Poku, Tearz, Kevin Jenkins, Heidi Nightengale, Cyd Charisse Fulton, Bobbie Dumas Panek, Howard Nelson, Lisa Brennan|
|bill berry, opens the evening|
|Cyd Charisse Fulton, aaduna contributing poet|
|Howard Nelson, aaduna featured guest poet|
|Dr. Kevin Jenkins, aaduna contributing poet|
|Heidi Nightengale, aaduna featured guest poet|
|Tearz, aka Julian Foster, aaduna featured spoken word performer|
|Bobbie Dumas Panek, aaduna featured poet and writer|
|Catherine C. Poku, aaduna featured poet and writer|
|Catherine C. Poku, Dr. Kevin Jenkins and Cyd Charisse Fulton|
|Raymond Nat Turner and Cynthia Aikman|
|Bobbie Dumas Panek, Heidi Nightengale, Catherine C. Poku, and Teresa Motz|
|bill berry jr and Tearz|
|Catherine C. Poku and Mikey Brennan|
|Guests Zac Hansen, Mrs. Florence Smith, and Jack Hardy|
|Julisa Stone/docent and Kirsten Wise/curator, Cayuga Museum|
|Guests and audience members in the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance|
|Guests Mark Berry and John Kingsley|
|Guests Mark Berry and Patricia D'agostino|
|Raymond Nat Turner|
|Guests with aaduna BOD member, Sheila Applegate (4th from left) with daughter Sarah|
|Dr. Kevin Jenkins signs his chapbook for Glenda Neff|
|aaduna friends, Ron & Toni Van Nostrand|
|Andy Rudy, versatile multi instrumentalist, provided lively musical entertainment throughout the evening!|
|bill berry with Kirsten Wise|