Back in Nov. 2008, friends, family and the Northfield community held a big ‘house party’ for Sarah and enough money was raised to help pay her mortgage for a year. See the blog post with photo albums from the fundraiser. The photo on the left, with Sarah at the center doing a ‘thumbs up’,’ was from that event.
Paul has been involved in peace and justice work in Haiti for over a decade and is the founder of the Haiti Justice Alliance of Northfield which is hosting the event. Money raised will go to the What If? Foundation, Feed My Starving Children, and Partners in Health.
Musical groups performing include The Brothers Frantzich, founders of Feed Them With Music; Carleton bluegrass band, Porch Collective; St. Olaf psychedelic/blues/jam band Archaic Revival; and Northfield High School‘s Madrigals.
You can get tickets at Mary Rossing’s Present Perfect store on Division or at the door at the Grand on Saturday.
This beaver (same one from June 2007?) was making the rounds on 4th St early this morning by the Grand Event Center. It wasn’t happy about having me take its picture (grouchy about the early snowfall?) so I coaxed it into my raccoon cage and will place an order with Randy Malecha at Willie’s Shoe Repair for a new hat.
A tip of the
blogger beaver hat to Felicity Enders for the alerting me to the creature’s presence.
0-1:00 minutes: Butch on the piano
1-6:00 minutes: the entire band
6-6:45 minutes: the entire band plus Northfielder Steve Kelly
I first experienced Butch Thompson’s piano and clarinet playing in 1966 when I was 17 years old and regularly sneaking into the Emporium of Jazz in Mendota to hear the Hall Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band and try out my moves on the tiny Funky Butt dance floor. (Above right photo thumbnail links to the MNHS collection photo of the Hall Brothers. Butch is 3rd from the right.) See his history page for more, as well as this ArtSwirl blog post on his trio’s performance tonight at The Grand, the launch of Northfield’s First Annual Jazz Festival. Here’s a YouTube video of his trio from 2007: