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One Saturday afternoon per month, I've been 
organizing a gathering to benefit WBAI 
financially, but more important -- to pull our 
communities together and enjoy each other, 
excellent food, great music and radical politics in downtown Manhattan.

announcement (below) reflects some changes in the schedule.


Come on down to our third monthly "Saturday Showcase & Salon" to benefit WBAI
Saturday, January 14
2 pm – 4 pm
at the Lafayette Grill and Bar
54-56 Franklin Street in downtown Manhattan
(3 blocks south of Canal Street, between Lafayette and Broadway)
All trains to Canal St., or #1 train to Franklin St.
Here to 1-minute 

This month featuring:

* Alan Podber, Brooklyn-based Blues historian and 
guitarist on loan to us from the Big Road Blues 
Band. Alan just uncovered a freedom song that 
LeadBelly wrote in 1948 which has likely not been 
heard in public since 1949, the year he died -­ 
until now! Alan will be joined by Big Road 
members Ricky Eisenberg and Ken Ficara, and will 
perform pre-war blues with a bit of the music's radical history thrown in ….

* ALSO, topical songs by singer-songwriter Marcy 
Gordon (the singing lawyer, also from the 
People's Republic of Brooklyn), performed by the duo Bryan & Marcy.

* AND, in a return engagement, R&B guitarist 
extraordinaire Ahmad Ali (host of Stony Brook 
(WUSB) radio's "Cafe Ali" (and who sometimes 
co-hosts late night shows on WBAI); and

* Dave Lippman, who will lead us in new satirical 
songs from Occupy Wall Street (hopefully joined 
by Gary Cobin on the harmonica).

* Howard Brandstein (Coordinator of the Sixth 
Street Community Center as well as NY State 
Against Genetic Engineering) will be this month's 
featured speaker, and will update us on the 
latest from the anti-GMO and "safe food" movement; and,

* Katie Kat ­ Street Opera performer, who will 
sing Puccini's, "Quando men vo" from La Boheme. 
(Katie's in rehearsals for a concert with One 
World Symphony, where she's singing 
Dvorak's  Song to The Moon on Jan. 22.)

There'll be excellent Mediterranean food and 
drink, free hors d'oeuvres, and a bottle of wine 
as the door prize (compliments of Dino, the owner 
of the Lafayette Grill); and literature, WBAI membership, and CD tables.

Entrance cost: Just $5 and no minimum ­ we want 
to pull together our communities and thank WBAI 
members, management and staff, not soak WBAI 
listeners for what little funds they have! (And 
if you can't afford even that, don’t sweat it! No 
one turned away for lack of funds.)

Remember …. Revolution is as American as Occu-pie.

Come on down!

- Mitchel Cohen
Brooklyn Greens/Green Party, and
Chair, WBAI (99.5 FM) Local Station Board*

* for ID only ….

[after this, the next "Saturday Showcase & Salon" 
will be on February 4th, so please save that date!]

Ring the bells that still can ring,  Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in.
~ Leonard Cohen