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Get You Cultured

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Peace, Yo

I, Audience/Museum, unplugged

Get You Cultured

During the first week in October, Coe will be leading several art and culture festivities on and around the UT campus. On Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 12:40 to 2 p.m. in room 253 of Hodges Library, there will be a screening of Girl Trouble , a documentary about the San Francisco judicial system and the women it’s affected. Then, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, Sue Coe herself will present a public slide lecture in the Art and Architecture Building, room 109. Lastly, on Oct. 5, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in University Center rooms 226 and 227, there will be public forum on women and prison.

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“One little tweak, and it’s a Rap ,” Kobayashi says, “if his computer work right.”

Peace, Yo

They played Barley’s a few times last year, but there have been some lineup changes since then. Craig Lambert is on the organ, Todd Omley takes care of percussion, and Paul DeCirce , a seasoned multi-instrumentalist, is on lead guitar. But it’s Paul’s flute that really gives the sound its peculiar edge, because his playing is incredibly breathy, almost angelic, and he’s been known to take advantage of a few wah-wah pedals, too. The band’ll call it funk-rock, with a reggae vibe.

“It’s almost like a start over for us,”  Blanchard says. “We’re more about building a community in the Asheville area. Not just playing music, but trying to raise awareness of the principles that we live by.”

The group wants to associate itself with a clear principle of peace, a threefold kind of peace: inner, community and global.

“Music gives you a unique opportunity to get inside someone else’s defenses,” Blanchard continues. “When they hear you sing something they can associate with, you get that agreement with them. That’s the first step, to get that agreement. Music opens a door to other people’s awareness. We hope to inspire people to take action in their own lives.”

Hear their message on Mon. Oct. 2, at 10 p.m.

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Longmire and Qirko, performing solo and together, previewed original songs from their respective upcoming CDs. Reynolds says Longmire, who had done a show at the room with RB Morris earlier this year, told her about the room and when she inquired directly, KMA’s Michael Gill offered her regular use of the room to showcase original artists. The move gives “Writers’ Block”  a permanent home with more elbowroom, warmly intimate acoustics, and, most importantly, alcohol (though drinks can’t be taken into the auditorium). Connoisseurs of fine tunes will get their next chance to audit KMA Auditorium on Oct. 11 when uniquely un-Nashville cat Tom Kimmel comes to town.