Monday, January 24, 2005

Lexington Happenings

(courtesy of action-arts collective)

Tuesday, January 25 @ CD Central, 377 S. Limestone
7pm (sharp!), all ages welcome, FREE
(donations for the band are appreciated but not required)

French soprano saxophonist Michel Doneda, Pennsylvanian saxophonist Jack Wright, and Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani (now living in New York)are an incredibly subtle trio. They build enveloping improvisations around small sounds, giving them full space to breathe and resonate. It's music that rewards attentive listening. Recommended to the musically-adventurous, in general, and, specifically, to fans of European free-improv (think John Butcher or Axel Dorner) and the Massachusetts improv scene (think Bhob Rainey, Greg Kelley, or Matt Weston).

Like it says above, any dollars you can donate for the band are appreciated,
but nothing's required.


Wednesday, January 26th @ Charles Mansion Dead Machines (member of Wolf Eyes) w/The Haunting (Mike and Tara Connelly) and Eyes and Arms of Smoke - 9pm, all ages, donations accepted for bands for directions, email

Sunday, January 30th @ the Icehouse, 412 Cross St.
Film Screening - Sun Ra's "Space Is the Place"
8pm, all ages, donations accepted ($3 suggested)

Wednesday, February 2nd @ Mecca, 209 N. Limestone
Dragons 1976 (from Chicago)
* Aram Shelton - saxophone, member of Grey Ghost
* Jason Ajemian - bass, member of Triage, Born Heller, and the LayAllOverIts
* Tim Daisy - drums, member of the Vandermark 5 and Triage
9pm, all ages, $3

Thursday, February 3 @ the Kentucky Theater
Film screening - "Beneath the Mask: Portrait of an American Ninja"
7:30pm, all ages, $5.50 (half the price of admission will be donated to Lexington Habitat for Humanity)

Saturday, February 5th
Lexington's 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Jazz Parade led by special guests the Sun Ra Arkestra! 6-7pm through the streets of downtown Lexington (want to get involved? visit for the lowdown)

7-9pm a FREE, all ages afterparty featuring a short set by the Arkestra and prizes for the most creative parade participants in the atrium of Victorian Square and, 9-11pm the after-afterparty at the Dame, 156 W.Main St, featuring FREE Cajun food from Gumbo Ya Ya, a set by Detroit soul legend and Fat Possum recording artist Nathaniel Mayer, and a full performance from the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen - tickets for the Dame event are $10 and can be purchased in advance at CD Central or on the web at

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