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Wake Up and Smell the Poetry
|Weekly Schedule||First Airing||Second Airing||Third Airing||Fourth Airing|
|Wake Up and Smell the Poetry||Monday, 7:00 PM||Thursday, 4:30 AM||Thursday, 12:00 PM||Friday. 5:00 PM|
This series is for the merging of minds and souls of poets, musicians and other performing artists... as well as those simply coming to listen. We provide a forum for a variety of talented writers and performing artists to share their words and get people awakened and excited about the diversity of voices, perspectives and insights expressed through the art form of poetry, song and spoken word.
This program is offered jointly by myself a host/ producer and by HCAM Station Manager Jim Cozzens. Admission is free but there is a passing of the hat for the features. There are very talented poets and musicians on board for this coming season. You can sign up for reserved seating and open mic below. Open mic slots are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. (More info)
- Cheryl Perreault
January 21st Announcing guest features Philip Robinson, Ruth Canonico and Rick Goggin & Junko Ogawa
and open mic for poetry, story and song with an invitation to offer contributions honoring the peace /& justice -minded leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Inviting you to join our first program of 2017 with poet Philip Robinson, storyteller/musician Ruth Canonico and singer-songwriter duo Rick Goggin and Junko Ogawa
Taking place at HCAM TV Studios located at 77 Main Street in Hopkinton, MA. The programs are filmed before a live audience. Admission is free. Pass the hat for the features.
Serving free hot coffee donated by Starbucks and pastry.
your host, Cheryl Perreault
|Rick Goggin and Junko Ogawa
Rick Goggin was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts. His main musical interests are Rock, Blues, and Country. Most of the credit for this goes to his Mom who gave him his first guitar at the age of 12. In his teens and twenties he played in bands around the Boston area. In the mid 1980's he gave up the music business to get married and raise a family. Fast forward 25 years and he decided to come back to music. In 2011 he started to attend the Roslindale Open Mike where he met Junko Ogawa, soon to join her band as a guitarist. In 2012 Rick and Junko got together to perform a song as duo and have enjoyed performing together since.
Junko Ogawa, born and raised in Yokohama, Japan is a singer-songwriter whose musical foundation is a classical piano training. Her passion is an expression of emotion and communication with her audience through songs. Her influences are Chopin, Sting, and Sarah Vaughan to name a few. She enjoys collaboration with Rick Goggin who has a background and influences that are different from her own.
Raised in a family where stories and singing were a daily ingredient of family and community life, Ruth Canonico has traveled to Great Britain, Europe and the Near East collecting stories, songs, children's games and folklore from the rich oral heritages of the Scottish and other Traveling Folk, and from the countries represented by the children and families who have been in the schools/cultural programs where she has served as a teacher, program leader and trainer.She has performed as a traditional folk-ballad singer and storyteller at festivals, folk song and storytelling clubs, schools, libraries, museums, churches, and community centers in Great Britain and New England for just over 30 years. Her "Twice Upon A Time:Tunefully Told Tales" program offers performances and curriculum building workshops in music, storytelling and making; seasonal folklore customs; stories and activities for sharing nature and honoring the earth; multi-cultural stories; Peace stories and community building activities; Scottish (Gypsy) Traveler and Nomadic tales; American Colonial Children's Games and Pastimes,(told in full Colonial dress);and Native American teaching tales for school aged children grades K-5. Accompanying herself on Appalachian dulcimer, as well as on chord harp, and guitar, Ruth also offers a delightful family concerts for children of all ages and the young at heart. All performances and workshops are designed to be inclusive of all abilities. Most recently Ruth produced and Hosted the Fourth Friday Open Mic at the Chelmsford Center of the Arts 2012-2015 inviting singers, musicians, poets and storytellers to share their gifts in an intimate cafe style setting. Ruth has also produced programs and concerts with the support of Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants and has presented at the Regional and National Storytelling conferences: Sharing the Fire and the NSN Storytelling Festivals.
Philip Robinson is a poet anthologized in The Road Before Us: Gay Black Poets in the Life, A Black Gay Anthology, When the Drama Club Is Not Enough, and The Last Closet: The Real Lives Of Lesbian And Gay Teachers and Life In Our Own Words: A Publication By The Writers Of Color Workshop. Philip is the recipient of the Audre Lorde Award for Poetry presented by the Greater Boston Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance and is a 1995 Hometown Video Festival Winner. He has also been awarded the Boston City Council Proclamation, AIDS ACTION Committee Volunteer Recognition Award for World AIDS Day, Multicultural AIDS Coalition's Joseph C. Cardozzo Education Award, BAGLY's (Boston Gay Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth) The Michael Pumphret Distinguished Service Award, GLSEN Visionary Award, Black Pride New England Community Warrior Award for Courage, The Massachusetts State House Representative Proclamation: Comprehensive School Age Parenting Program, the Big Sister Service Recognition Award and most recently AIDS Action Committee's 25th Year Recognition Award. He has written and published two books of poetry including Secret Passages: A Trilogy of Thought and We Still Leave a Legacy which is in its 4th printing. His forthcoming book of poetry is titled In the Trenches: The Voice of a Guidance Counselor. Philip is retired after 32 years of working for the City of Boston /Boston Public Schools. He lives in West Roxbury Ma with his life-partner of 35 years, Joseph Jackson, also a retired Boston Public School teacher of 35 years.
More Information on our program:
Open Mic Information:
People come from near and far sharing poetry, spoken word and songs, some for the first time and some who are seasoned writers/performers. Regardless of experience, those who have performed at the open mic in the last three seasons have traditionally offered their best for this friendly and professional setting. This has resulted in a showcasing of a very special blend of impressive talents within each month's program so that most performances are included in either the monthly "Wake up..." series or the "All Open Mic" program.
If you are interested in reserving an open mic spot or simply in reserving a seat to watch as audience, please sign up above.