Monday, 25 February 2008

Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts performances


THE RETURNING JOURNEY

DALANNAH GAIL BOWEN @ St. James Hall

3214 West 10th Ave

Saturday March 15 @7:30pm



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"It seems so distant now, the fact that 3 ½ years ago, I was homeless and completely alienated from society. In my mind, it is nothing short of a miracle that I am alive & well and presenting this play to you." - Dalannah Gail Bowen

The Returning Journey is the semi-autobiographical story of Dalannah Gail Bowen. It is her story of hope & joy, of overcoming the tragedies of child-abuse, addiction and homelessness to "becoming" - becoming whole and a contributor to society and to her art. Sharing the deepest of emotions of her personal journey, the audience will be moved with this thought provoking and inspiring performance. - Firehall Theatre review

"The Returning Journey" is a story of loss, a story of hope, a story of strength & courage and, finally, of joy. Sharing the deepest of emotions of Dalannah's personal journey, the audience will be moved with this thought-provoking and inspiring performance.

"The project began from writing a series of poems. I recognized that I had traveled an incredibly difficult road in life but had overcome those challenges. After participating in "Urinetown - The Musical", I realized that I had the ability to communicate my experience and strength in an inspiring way, and that this story needed to be told."- Dalannah Gail Bowen

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A consummate jazz & blues vocalist, Dalannah combines her musical talents with her African-Canadian/Cherokee background in this project. The work includes blues, jazz, and traditional First Nations songs intertwined with original poems that come from every part of her life experience. All the music is written by Bowen and Grammy-nominated producer and musician Michael Creber, who has worked with many great talents such as k.d. lang and David Foster.

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Tickets are $15 and all profits go to Dalannah's dream of creating a Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts.

**For tickets or info phone Mel Lehan @ 604-731-0599 or e-mail mel_lehan22@hotmail.com <mailto:mel_lehan22@hotmail.com>

Please send cheques to: 2831 W 3rd Ave V6K 1M8

THE SONGS OF MAHALIA JACKSON

DALANNAH GAIL BOWEN @ St. James Hall

3214 West 10th Ave

Friday April 18 @7:30pm

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Mahalia Jackson was considered the epitome of gospel music. As one of the pioneers of the gospel movement, Mahalia Jackson brought the sounds of gospel music to the world.

Dalannah Gail Bowen, well-known jazz/blues/gospel singer, is presenting "The Songs OF Mahalia Jackson". This presentation will feature selections from the repertoire of Mahalia Jackson, including famous songs like "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "Didn't It Rain" and more.

With a three-piece band and two back-up singers, The Songs of Mahalia Jackson 2008 will be a concert not to be missed.

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Tickets are $15 and all profits go to Dalannah's dream of creating a Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts

**For tickets or info phone Mel @ 604-731-0599 or e-mail mel_lehan22@hotmail.com** <mailto:mel_lehan22@hotmail.com**>

Please send cheques to: 2831 W 3rd Ave V6K 1M8

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The Downtown Eastside Centre For The Arts

The Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts is a new initiative under the umbrella of the Community Arts council of Vancouver. The purpose is to create a space that offers accessible arts programming to the people of the Downtown Eastside. This space will provide fixed and regular arts programming and open sessions in the arts specifically music, theatre, dance and visual arts with a strong aboriginal component. Our goal is to raise enough funds to be open by the fall of 2009.