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Friday, November 19 - 7:30 - 9:30PM

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Welcome to Friday night at All Saints! We are performing live at All Saints and will broadcast on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/TheCoffeehouseAtAllSaints. Bring a drink/snack/friend to share. Audience will be masked. This month we have Bill Lindow, Chana Kraus-Friedberg, Amy Pendell, Tom Heideman and Mary Koenigsknecht, David James, Chris & Marcy Christoff, Leif Alton, Charlie Richardson and Tom Helma

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Tom Heideman and Mary Koenigsknecht

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Tom Heideman and Mary Koenigsknecht

The married team of Tom and Mary have performed for years all over Michigan and beyond. Their well-honed harmonies are a pleasure and the songwriting is an easy listenable talent. We're also glad they introduced us to one of tonight's poets, David James.

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David James

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David James

A prolific writer, David James has over 30 one-act plays and several books. Just last month he released his latest book, Wiping Stars from Your Sleeves. With the first part written in the United States and the second part written in Ireland, Wiping Stars from Your Sleeves is an exploration of how the environment and culture affect a poet as he writes about love, aging, and the world rising up around him. With 3 children and 6 grandchildren David and his wife Deb are happily busy. Welcome to The Coffeehouse at All Saints, David.

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Chris and Marcy Christoff

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Marcy & Chris Christoff

Chris and Marcy lead busy lives with kids and grandkids but find time for music. Marcy has taught piano for more than 30 years and Chris is an accomplished clarinetist and a fan of the guitar. They have an eclectic songbook to choose from including jazz, classical, pop, rock and more.

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Charlie Richardson

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Charlie Richardson

Singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist Charlie Richardson loves a well-crafted song and entertains audiences with an array of timeless covers and select gems. Charlie has been away from The Coffeehouse for a spell so we're glad he's back. An original member of the Americana group, Jackalope, Charlie plays solo and with the group throughout Michigan.

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Chana Kraus-Friedberg

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Chana Kraus-Friedberg

Chana Kraus-Friedberg is the winner of the 2020 Ritzenhein Emerging Poet Award for Grammars of Hope. She grew up in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York. Since leaving that community at the age of 20, she has earned a Ph.D in archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She currently lives with two feline companions in Lansing, Michigan, where she is a health sciences librarian at Michigan State University. Grammars of Hope is her first chapbook.

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Bill Lindow

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Bill Lindow

Bill's a busy guy...dentist by day and musician by other times. Bill has a group he performs with and will bring them to The Coffeehouse in the future. Tonight we're glad to have Bill back solo. Could be piano, could be guitar or more.

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Amy Pendell

Amy Pendell

Amy Pendell

Amy is on a journey to create balance, peace and harmony; both for herself and for the world and she welcomes you to join her. Let’s explore and dream and create a better world together! Tonight Amy will perform, "The Diligent of Ipswich and an ancient Native American Thanksgiving Address.

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Leif Alton

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Leif Alton

Leif is a Coffeehouse (and local area) regular and a fine musician. He performs a huge catalog of folk/pop as well as penning his own tunes. A multi-instrumentalist, it could be piano, guitar, harmonica or more.

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Mary Fox

Mary Fox

Mary Fox

Mary has been a busy bee, having read last month at Mary Anna Scenga Kruch: 'Grace Notes' Book Release and Poetry Showcase at The Robin Theater. We're fortunate to have so many Lansing-area poets share the stage with us. Welcome back Mary!

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Tom Helma

Tom Helma

Tom Helma

Tom retired at 80 from a long career in counseling and social work, most recently counselling refugees at St Vincent's Catholic Charities. He's also a theater critic at City Pulse Newspaper. Tom's reading a poem about raking tonight. Some of Tom's favorite quotes:
By Mark Twain: "I've been rich,I've been poor, rich is better."
By Stephen Wright: "I plan on living forever, so far, so good".

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Enjoy these folks live and in person if you can or in the comfort of your home streamed on https://www.facebook.com/TheCoffeehouseAtAllSaints. Have a snack/drink and settle in.

800 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823

Contact Steve Findley, 517-402-2582, steve.findley@gmail.com to perform

 
 
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