[Image caption: Charlie King: Storyteller, Satirist, and Songwriter]
The Ecology Center of Ann Arbor is pleased to announce a benefit concert on November 22 at The Ark featuring Charlie King and Common Ground Theatre. It promises to be a delightful evening of music, humor, drama and energy.
Charlie King is a musical storyteller, a political satirist, a clear Irish tenor, and one of our best songwriters. His songs have been recorded by Pete Seeger and Holly Near, among others. His greatest talent is his knack for telling stories that touch not only the heart but the conscience as well.
Lured into the lucrative topical folk scene by the "Great Folk Scare of the 60's," King is never at a loss for new material. His repertoire always grows during election years, so look for at least one song about the "potatoe"! His eighth solo album, Two Good Arms," was just released.
Common Ground Theatre, directed by Elise Bryant, has become an Ann Arbor institution. Offstage they are auto worker, painter, media consultant, maintenance worker and conference organizer. Onstage they are "ensemble theatre at its best," according to The Ann Arbor News. The power of their performance is heightened because they are not full-time professional entertainers but real people with real stories to tell. There are always a few surprises when Common Ground takes the stage! The concert is at 8 pm, Sun., Nov. 22 at The Ark, 637 1/2 South Main Street in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $8 in advance at the Ecology Center and $10 at the door.
This holiday season, buy Ecology Center greeting cards designed by local artists and printed on recycled paper. They will be available at the Ecology Center, Farmers' Market and area stores. Packs of twelve cards are $6 each, or $5.25 for members. The Ecology Center also carries gift wrap of recycled paper in a wide variety of designs. All proceeds benefit Ecology Center programs.
The Ecology Center of Ann Arbor is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to protecting and improving our local environment. The Center provides education and advocacy services to the public on such issues as energy conservation, water quality and groundwater protection, pesticides education, toxics reduction and solid waste reduction. The Ecology Center also houses a public environmental library and staffs an environmental information/referral telephone line that is available six days a week.
Join the Ecology Center and you will receive a one-year subscription to "Ecology Reports" (10 issues) which will provide you with up-to-date information on the environment, locally. You will also receive discounts on Ecology Center merchandise, "Environmental Alerts" on critical local issues, and voting rights to elect board members. Plus, you will know that your support is helping to improve the environment in which you and your family live. Ecology Center memberships make great gifts!
Ecology Center, 417 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; 761-3186.