Archive for May, 2011

June 4: Last Salon of the Season

Salon! Party On!

Potluck & Salon Celebration

Come all artists and audience members who’ve enjoyed presenting and applauding past “Salon! You’re On’s!” It’s been an incredible 6th Season of “Salon! You’re On!” From angelic harp music and stories from “Destiny” to imagery of Beth Grossman, from the Yiddish tales of Erica Lann Clark to the poetry of Barbara J. Reyes. We’ve filled your eyes, ears and hearts with the creative expression from our diverse SF Bay Area communities. As we come to a close and segue into summer, we promise a fulfilling and exciting new season come Fall. And as a final hip-hip hooray…let’s party!

This event will start at with a BBQ (We’ll get that grill hot and fiery from 5pm on…) bring healthy main dishes, drinks and salads to share for one and all. No need to bring utensils, cups or plates (unless recyclable/compostable)…we’ll provide.


5:00 pm: Potluck Party
7:00 pm: Salon!
9:30 pm: Party On!

This salon will feature: Rosette Diaz (jazz singer), Laughlovers (humorists), Natalie Nayun & Adara Dance Company (global/contemporary belly dance), Dan Goldensohn (singer/ songwriter)…and, of course, yours truly Eth-Noh-Tec!

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Traveling Teller on Tour

Hello all! It’s At the Moment- a brief moment at almost midnight after a full day of the touring artists.

Yes- tis the season of Taxi rides to airports, long cross country flights, car rentals and entering data in a GPS, finding where the next performance will take place…. these are the traveling trials and tribulations of a transcontinental touring teller. Finished up a short week with a couple of schools in the Boston area, then off to Washington DC with a weeks worth of daily school shows. Today I performed at Beverly Farms School in Potomac. I was impressed to see such a varied ethnic mix of students there, actually a high population of Asian Americans. Most likely the reason why they brought me onto their stage. It’s Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I performed several folk tales and myths for the primary grades. “Starry Snowballs” is the title of this Year-of-the-Rabbit tale I’ve been telling this season in this Rabbit Year 4079. I’ve also included the Jataka tale of Rabbit in the Moon, as it’s Pan-Asian message, the need for compassion to shine down on the world is becoming more urgent than ever. It’s such a joy to see the eyes and ears perk up by children when they hear the very mention of their ancestral root cultures. “How many of you have heard of China?… India? Japan… ” the eager Asian hands shoot up in the air with excitement. After each show, after getting back to my hotel or guest room where I’m staying the work is never done. Then, I set about handling all the other web-based, email driven projects. Sometimes on tour- I don’t have access to WiFi environments so I have to rely on good ol’ fashion scribbling on notes. Depicted here is a shot of my in-flight pull-down desk… with all my notes of things to remember, projects to move forward, calls to make. Busy boy! No- that’s not a martini in my cup…. that’s cranberry juice! Fuel up! Write on! Write on!

Words from Raconteur Road Warrior Robert
(on solo tour, just half of Eth-Noh-Tec).


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This Saturday, Nancy Wang Performs “Bittersweet”

This Saturday, May 7, Nancy Wang of Eth-Noh-Tec performs “Bittersweet,” on healing her relationship with her mother. Join us in a day of remembrance at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetary, 1051 Harder Road in Hayward, California. Performance begins promptly at 10am. Tea service and refreshments will be served.

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May 21, Japan Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

Eth-Noh-Tec’s Salon! You’re On! and
APICC’s United States of Asian America Festival present:

Artists from the Heart


Performances by Eth-Noh-Tec, Wes Ueunten & Sushi Cal Band, Karma Intertwined, and the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Men’s Chorus.

Asian American Arts Marketplace with Rich Tokeshi, Ellen Bepp, Kiyomi Koide, Anna Wong, Leon Sun, Sandy Wong, and more!


Saturday, May 21
5pm: art exhibit, arts & crafts, food sale
7pm: performances and community dialog


Nihonmachi Terrace
1615 Sutter Street
San Francisco

Filed as: Japan Earthquake Relief Fundraiser, Programs, Salon! You're On!