Sunday, November 09, 2014

"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes . . ." Crawl In This Afternoon at 3:30 At UAA

A group I'm mixed up with, Healing Racism in Anchorage (HRA),  is helping sponsor an event today that I'd strongly recommend, especially if you have kids.  Shirley Mae Springer and her friend, Mary Schallert, will be introducing their new CD's.

I know Shirley, because she is a past board member of HRA and she's a very gifted singer plus she's worked many years with kids in the Anchorage School District.  So if you're just sitting there checking the internet, go out and connect with real people and some great music.

3:30pm  Today (SUNDAY Nov. 9)  UAA Theater/Arts Recital Hall

Here's to promo language:

Join Mary and Shirley Mae for a magical Sunday afternoon of music, music and more music!

 Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. — Maya Angelou
 This could be the motto for two very different performers in the Anchorage community.  Mary Schallert and Shirley Mae Springer Staten, combined, have more than 60 years of music experience in the Anchorage community. Shirley Mae’s music is rooted in Southern Gospel tradition and Mary’s music is rooted in the traditions of California Folk and other community-based music styles. The music passion each woman has blends into a sweet, magical sound, welcoming to all.
Shirley Mae Springer Staten and Mary Schallert will convene in a magical Sunday afternoon performance to celebrate another milestone of musical accomplishment. Shirley Mae’s new CD “Perfect Love” and Mary’s CD “Short Stories.” Shirley Mae and Mary will engage the audience with a varied musical compilation including some songs from their newest CDs

If you don't know that room at UAA, this is a good way to see one of Anchorage's great performing arts locations.

(Directions:  It's at the far east side of campus.  Go into UAA just east of the library at the light.  Turn right at the Administration building.  Then that road gets you to the theater/arts building.)


  1. It's not all between the notes, but the really good stuff is.

  2. Anything the immensely talented Shirley Mae sings is worth listening to!


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