Archive for December, 2011

Ring in the New Year with Silence!

Your NPR Library presents a new Friday Film Series, starting with a month of silent film gems in January.  Next stop – Metropolis


Fri, Jan. 27 at 7:30PM (time change!) – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

The first modern science-fiction film. It has influenced all subsequent SF movies from Star Wars to Blade Runner. Metropolis was one of the last German Expressionist films, and is to this date the most expensive silent film ever made. Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and examines the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. The film was heavily edited upon release, and its cut footage was long considered lost. However, on July 1, 2008, a complete cut of the film was discovered in a film museum in Argentina. Some of the missing shots, however, remain beyond restoration.

(1927, 120 min)

Ring in the New Year with music @ NPR Library!

Chanson du Soir

Fri, January 13 at 6PM
This chamber music duet features Chelsea Camille, soprano and David Isaacs, classical guitar.  As a chamber music group, the soundscape they offer is quite unique.  Currently, there are only a handful of voice and guitar duets in the world exploring and performing the vast historic and modern repertoire for our distinctive pairing.  Preview the music at 
No charge

Thurs, January 19 at 6PM
This likable couple’s music mixes the snow of their Vermont home, the dew on the grass of a cool summer morning in the Appalachians, and the hard-scrabble grittiness and pluck of common folk the world over.  Discover the music at  No charge

World Slavery- “The Haitian Revolution and the Rise of 
American Music”
Fri, February 17 at 6PM
This unique lecture/concert reviews the international history of slavery,
how it changed in the U.S. and how American music formed in it.  Some period music is performed yet this is primarily a philosophical and historical lecture. 
Find out more details at  No charge

Henry Wolfe – Now Standing Room Only!

Thursday, December 15 at 7PM

No charge, but reserved seating is a must

To RSVP, please email Ann Scott at

or call 727-853-1265.

About Henry Wolfe:

In an era of dwindling attention spans, it is something of a shock to discover a musician who simply wants to write beautiful, timeless songs. That’s what you hear when you listen to Wolfe’s new album Linda Vista. A loose, dressed down affair, it captures the sound of real people in a room, playing together in real time. The result is an assuredly understated full-length debut. Inspired by the past, and informed by the present, the tunes on Linda Vista have a swing, a swagger and, most of all, a soul.

The making of Linda Vista began in 2007, when Wolfe packed his possessions into an old station wagon and drove from New York to Los Angeles. As a going-away present, a friend gave him two records—Paul McCartney’s Ram and Harry Nilsson’s Nilsson Sings Newman—that would become guiding lights in his new journey as a songwriter. In L.A., he settled into a hillside bungalow in Laurel Canyon, down the street from where John Lennon spent the lost weekend. There, surrounded by jasmine and eucalyptus and howling coyotes, Wolfe began writing songs like “Someone Else,” and “Stop the Train,” an early demo of which was featured in the 2009 film Julie & Julia.

Wolfe was inspired by the chilled-out L.A. music scene. He’d done most of his growing up on the East Coast, and though his grandfather spent his free time writing hundreds of songs, he is the only musician in his immediate family. Not that they’re lacking for talent. His mother, Meryl Streep, has a beautiful singing voice, and his father, Don Gummer, is a sculptor and a painter. Following in his mother’s footsteps, he writes in character, exploring the comedy and heartbreak of human relationships through song. Like his father he is a builder, sculpting graceful, lyrical structures to withstand the test of time.

Happy Ha!-lidaze!