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Carriage House Theatre at the Montalvo Arts CenterJanuary 11, 2015
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95071
Pianist George Winston was born in Michigan and grew up in Miles City, Montana where he was inspired by blues, rock and jazz to learn how to play the organ. After hearing recordings of 1920s and 1930s stride pianists, he switched to acoustic piano in 1971 and focused on learning stride piano and folk piano. Only a year after he made the switch, Winston released his first solo piano album, Ballads and Blues, in 1972. Winston is well known for his charity work, including his 2001 album Remembrance- A Memorial Benefit, which benefited the people affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks, and Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions- A Hurricane Relief Benefit from 2006. With over ten solo albums under his belt, Winston continues to study the art of piano as well as guitar, continuously recording original compositions and covers of his favorite musicians.
Based in San Francisco, Cool Ghouls is a rock and roll band consisting of guitarist Pat McDonald, bassist Pat Thomas, guitarist Ryan Wong and drummer Alex Fleshman. With three co-vocalists and songwriters in McDonald, Thomas and Wong, the band released its first EP Alright Cassette, in 2012. After kicking off 2013 with a secret show in the city's Sutro Baths caves, Cool Ghouls burgeoned forward with its self-titled debut LP and a Northern California tour.
Little Saints. Documentary Screening. Spiritual Healing Through Magic Mushroom Rituals.
Rio TheatreJanuary 14, 2015 7:00 PM
1205 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Screening in Santa Cruz, CA. Wednesday January 14, 2015. 7:00 PM. MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE TO SEE TRAILER EAT A MUSHROOM, TALK TO GOD. Little Saints is a documentary following six men and women from the United States who, along with Director Oliver Quintanilla, travel to Mexico to meet an extraordinary woman and take part of an ancient ritual of psychological and physical healing. The ingestion of psilocybe mushrooms in the southern Mexico is an ancient, candlelit ritual. The lack of external stimuli creates a space that is conducive to looking inside oneself. While guided by Mazatec Shaman Natalia, the patients examine their issues and find answers within themselves; thru prayer and energy cleansings, the Shaman purifies their spirits. Along with their story, the film includes interviews with scientists and researchers who share their knowledge of psychedelic medicines, Mazatec traditions, and current efforts to bring this medicine to the world community. This is a segment about Little Saints on national tv show LatiNation: MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE TO SEE SEGMENT Independent director/producer Oliver Quintanilla will introduce the film. After the screening he will give a talk about his personal experiences with Mazatec Shamanism in Mexico, and provide an insight on the centuries old mushroom rituals as they are performed today. Followed by a conversation with the people in attendance. Visit LittleSaintsMovie.com for more info.