2021 Friends-in-Art Virtual Showcase: Wanna Perform?
Once again, FIA’s Showcase of the Performing Arts will be a highlight of ACB’s 2021 virtual conference and convention. Interested in being included? Read on for details!
Please send material you want to be included in the Showcase to [email protected]. Materials might include:
- Music: Any style; original material especially welcomed. Your selection may either be sent as an e-mail attachment, or you may send us a link from which the piece can be uploaded. Please accompany your musical selection with your name, city/state, e-mail address, and a brief description of the piece that you are sending (to be used to introduce the piece).
- Prose/poetry: Original works preferred, especially if read by the author. Your work may either be sent as an e-mail attachment, or you may send us a link from which the performance can be uploaded. Please accompany your work with your name, city/state, e-mail address, and a brief description of the work that you are sending (to be used to introduce the performance).
Deadline: June 1, 2021
In order to make it more likely that your selection will be included in the Showcase, please note:
- Each selection should not exceed five minutes, including the description of the work you are asking us to consider.
- We will consider including two contrasting short works if together they do not exceed five minutes.
- We prefer up-tempo to slow, but will consider anything.
- This is family entertainment; no profanity, please.
- We aim for a show of around 20 selections of varying styles. Originality, professionalism, and flair count.
- Please note that the ACB Radio production team reserves the right to do editing or audio processing at their discretion in order to assure that the audience will get a high quality broadcast.
Authors: if you need assistance recording your work, we might be able to assist. Please email us as soon as possible at [email protected].
The Showcase is scheduled to air on Friday, July 16, at 9 p.m. Eastern. We will contact you well before then to let you know if you will be included in the show and/or if we need additional information.
Questions? Please email us at [email protected].
Thanks for your interest. We look forward to receiving your material.
MCAC Book Discussion
The Multicultural Affairs Committee is hosting a book discussion of “Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson, DB 40688. The book is also available on BARD.
The story is set on an island in Puget Sound shortly after World War II. Carl Heine has drowned, and Kabuo Miyomoto, a fellow fisherman, is charged with Heine’s murder. Covering the trial for the local newspaper is Ishmael Chambers, who was the first love of Hatsue, the defendant’s wife. As the trial gets under way, the courtroom and the entire once peaceful community are tense with suspicion and prejudice.
The discussion is scheduled for Thursday, June 24th at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on the Zoom platform. Zoom information will be provided closer to the discussion date.
Mark your calendars and join the discussion to share your thoughts on the book. We look forward to hearing you on the call!
For questions or more information, contact Peggy Garrett at [email protected].
RSVA® 2021 Summer Conference
compiled by Ardis Bazyn
The summer RSVA® conference will again be virtual. To participate in all sessions using the Zoom platform, you will need to register. All sessions will also be available on ACB Radio and recorded for future listening. The pre-convention registration fee for RSVA is $40. Your name will be placed into a drawing happening on Thursday, July 22. For every additional $20 donation, another drawing ticket will be placed into the drawing. To make additional donations to qualify for additional tickets, contact Ardis Bazyn at (818) 238-9321 or email [email protected] to give the best phone number for a call-back for your credit card information.
The first event for RSVA will be a networking mixer on Friday, July 16 from 9 to 10:15 p.m. Get to know other members and friends of RSVA. Spend time playing games including trivia.
On Saturday, July 17th, from 1 to 2:15 p.m., the motivational speaker will be Dr. Bill Takeshita, OD, FAAO, FCOVD. His topic will be “The Journey - Navigating the Challenges.” He will speak on his own challenges as a sighted optometrist and continuing his career after losing his sight.
The three topics for the other three sessions will be:
- “Perspective from the Other Side” features vendors and their experiences in a mostly white male profession. They will share tips for others considering the RS program.
- “Learn about the Most Recent Happenings in the Ever-Changing Legal and Legislative Landscape involving Randolph-Sheppard Vendors.” Speakers will identify the latest legal cases and evaluate the RSA rule-making for the funding from the stimulus bill.
- “The Importance of the RS15” is a deepening discussion after the initial presentation from Sagebrush. Kathy Roat, Director of the Iowa Business Enterprise Program, will lead this panel.
Registration for the conference will be available in May through the ACB conference and convention link on acb.org. More details will follow in the Vendorscope and RSVA-announce list emails. If you are not receiving messages from this list, please let us know at [email protected].