Monday, March 16, 2009

GrapeVine 3-13-09

Sophie's Parlor Women's Radio Collecitve
The Grape Vine
March 12, 2009

This is the Grapevine, a collection of the goings around in our area, is brought to you by Sophie’s Parlor each and every week. Sophie’s is show by womyn, about womyn, but for everybody. We welcome you this second week of Women’s Herstory Month 2009.

Thur. Mar. 12th
Patti Austin pays homage to Ella Fitzgerald, Strathmore Performing Arts Center.

Fri. Mar. 13th
7 p.m. We have been looking forward to scholar ELAINE SHOWALTER's comprehensive presentation of America’s literary women, A JURY OF HER PEERS: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx. Politics & Prose 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC (202) 364-1919 or (800) 722-0790
Debbie Allen's OMAN…O Man! Bringing together young dancers from the Sultanate of Oman, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, and the D.C. area, this exciting music and dance extravaganza will transport you to where the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea meet and the desert dunes mystify. This event runs until March 15th in the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center.

Sat. Mar. 14th
10:30 a.m. TANYA LEE STONE reports how the pioneering Mercury 13 women fought to participate in NASA's space program; were ALMOST ASTRONAUTS; and paved the way for women pilots and astronauts who followed. Ages 10-14. Politics & Prose 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC (202) 364-1919 or (800) 722-0790

Sun. Mar. 15th
Stay tuned. Not Such Stuff Written by chris wind and Directed by Deborah Randall
Produced by Venus Theatre Sun matinees at 3 pm.Where: Venus Theatre Play Shack , 21 C Street, Laurel, Maryland

Mon. Mar. 16th
Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Claudia Emerson and Natasha Trethewey read from their celebrated works on Mar 16. Emerson is the winner of the 2006 prize for poetry and the author of four books, including Late Wife. Trethewey's latest collection of poems, Native Guard, won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. The reading is followed by a wine reception.

Ongoing/Upcoming Events and Notices

Let Freedom Sing: An Opera for Marian Anderson Mar. 22nd
WPFW IWD Day of Women in Music Mar. 28th
The Kite Festival Mar. 28th

April is…

African American Woman Month
Jazz Appreciation Month
National Poetry Month

AGAIN!!! We want your events. Please share them here on the Grapevine. You can email us at or leave your event as a comment on our blog, that’s

This has been the GrapeVine, compiled by Andrea Thompson and you’ve heard it all here on Sophie’s Parlor, WPFW, 89.3 FM Washington. Now back to today’s DIVA, always changing Andrea !!!!


Stephen Bess said...

I'm only sorry that I didn't hear about you guys sooner. I heard about this website last week while driving on the Beltway. Great job!

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