Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Theater, New Episode Trailer!: Overdue!

by Jim Cheff Overdue! – Briscoe’s overdue library book unleashes the wrath of the Krone Brezheen – five fearsome knights who ride robot sharks, and punish those who abuse their library privileges! Can Mary and Briscoe…

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One World “We Are One” video

Introduction by Taboo We can find unity in our diversity ✊? I am proud to partner IllumiNative and Mag 7 for the release of “We Are One,” a collaboration to show the richness, diversity, and beauty…

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Posted in Film First Peoples News News Rez Life

Vision Maker Media Online Film Fest. Indigenous films you can watch online for free.

INDIGENOUS FILM: WATCH NOW, FREE! https://visionmakermedia.org/online-filmfest/   For the first time, Vision Maker Media is hosting an online, five-week-long celebration of American Indian, Alaska Native and worldwide Indigenous films from August 31 – October 5, 2020….

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‘Trump Death Clock’ unveiled to spur accountability for President’s fatal Covid-19 failures

“This suffering cannot be forgotten,” says project’s creator.   by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Drawing inspiration from the billboard-sized National Debt Clock in New York City, American filmmaker and author Eugene Jarecki on Wednesday launched an…

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‘If the virus makes it here, this place is a ticking time bomb’, a play and graphic short story

‘If the virus makes it here, this place is a ticking time bomb’ By Laura C. Morel, Thi Bui, Sarah Mirk and Amanda Pike / May 18, 2020 This story was originally published by Reveal from…

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Posted in Art Climate change Energy The Conversation

Solar farms, power stations and water treatment plants can be attractions instead of eyesores

Infrastructure as art: Jacob van Ruisdael, ‘Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede,’ c. 1670. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, CC BY-ND   by  Margaret Birney Vickery, University of Massachusetts Amherst Amid the economic and social fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Inside the Beatles’ messy breakup, 50 years ago

  by  Tim Riley, Emerson College April 10 Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted…

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John Prine performs on stage at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California on 2nd October, 2009. (Photo: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns)
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‘Ah Baby, We Gotta Go Now’: Music Legend John Prine dies at 73 after battle with coronavirus

The celebrated songwriter and performer “captured the simplicities and the complexities of the human existence in stark and stunning glory.” by Jon Queally, staff writer John Prine, one of America’s most cherished songwriters and folk artists,…

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Some emergency relief programs open to Arizona artists affected by COVID-19

Editor’s note:  This news story updated Sunday, April 5 by Meteor staff The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect individual artists and arts groups on a local and global scale. Several factors, from event cancellations to temporary…

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Mary Farfisa Radio Theater episode 18: The Asterodeo

The Asterodeo – Mary Farfisa and Briscoe discover a rodeo in Outer Space – where students rope, ride and catch the musical instruments of their dreams! A children’s radio series written and produced by Jim Cheff….

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Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater – Episode 17 A Visit to Music Together – 

Mary Farfisa ‘s Outer Space Radio Theater — Episode 17 A visit to Music Together —  Mary Farfisa and Briscoe the Space-horse visit a Music Together class in Flagstaff, Arizona, on the planet Earth! A children’s radio…

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Mary Farfisa’s Outerspace Adventures episode 16 – The Dream Boat

THE DREAM BOAT – The flying ‘Dream Boat’ has hit a cloud-berg, and its cargo of musical dreams are escaping. Captain Slumber and his First Mate, Jollypop, ask Mary and Briscoe to help. A children’s radio…

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Drought

By John Whipple Every year, our family would take the day’s long drive to my grandparent’s farm in Western Missouri. It is from these experiences that drought draws its blood. The song speaks to what my…

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Unique ‘Mary Farfisa’ Episode, A River In Space, touches on old age, Alzheimer’s

  By Jim Cheff, The Meteor ‘Mary Farfisa’ is a series of radio plays for children, created by writer/artist Jim Cheff. It ran for two years on Radio Sunnyside in Flagstaff. It now can be found…

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Mary Farfisa – episode 14 Us, Or Ice Cream

Mary Farfisa – episode 14 US, OR ICE CREAM – When the Universe needs fixing, it needs a Handyman! THAT, of course, is Handyman How! But Handyman How always needs an assistant – and THAT, of…

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The Outer Space Adventures of Mary Farfisa: episode 11 – The Empty Eggs Of Embrios

The Outer Space Adventures of Mary Farfisa: episode 11 – The Empty Eggs Of EMBRIOS – Mary’s “frenemy” Jayne Sarrah! steers the Toolbox beyond the Wall of Sleep, in search of her origins. But Handyman How is…

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Teaching history through art: “The Uninvited”

New Orleans       In a post-Christmas present, our crew was invited to an opening night play.  Top that, bam! The staging was at the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses in the heart of the French Quarter…

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Mary Farfisa episode 9 – Sludge, Sparkle, Magic, Go!

Episode 9 – Sludge, Sparkle, Magic, Go! – On Murkel’s first day in Mrs. Menlo’s class, the other space-kids make fun of her. But Mary Farfisa wants to get to know the sludgy newcomer. When Murkel…

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Mary Farfisa: Episode 8 – Merry Thanksalosmas and Happy Giftsgiving

Merry Thanksalosmas and Happy Giftsgiving –  It’s the Holiday Season in Outer Space! Mary and her friends visit the Inflatable Forest, to await the arrival of the Giftsgiving Tree. A children’s radio series written and produced…

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Mary Farfisa episode 8 TRAILER: Merry Thanksalotsmas And Happy Giftsgiving

Merry Thanksalotsmas And Happy Giftsgiving – A children’s radio series written and produced by Jim Cheff. It’s the Holiday Season in Outer Space! Mary and her friends visit the Inflatable Forest, to await the arrival of…

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Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Adventures: episode 7 – The Chocolate Covered Rocket

THE CHOCOLATE COVERED ROCKET – Mary meets a Chocolate Covered Rocket in Outer Space. As it hides from a gang of hungry star-piglets, the Rocket tells Mary the story of the Candy King. A children’s radio…

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Flagstaff 2030: Community vision meeting conducted by Flagstaff Arts Council

Flagstaff   Wednesday night the Flagstaff Arts Council invited the public to explore how to foster a stronger creative economy, what makes Flagstaff unique, and how to promote cultural equity. In January 2019, Jonathan Stone came…

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Come, My Fanatics: Kaufman at it for 25 years

Flagstaff    There’s a “Dirty” Steve Kaufman in every town.  The kind of true believer in underground music who has spent decades working tirelessly to bring obscure and not-so obscure bands from around the country into…

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Mary Farfisa is back!

Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Adventures is a series of radio plays written and produced in Flagstaff by Jim Cheff for children. With 40 complete half-hour episodes in the can the Meteor will be home to the…

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