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Music, Theater Arts

"Final Day" a Dramatic Musical

by Danny Curtis

And another Wow!!!! Also joining us in the role of Lt. Johann is, Giuseppe Bausilio, who starred in the National tour as “Billy Elliott” and recently as "Race" in the Broadway run of "Newsies".

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Sep. 2nd, 2014

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

"Final Day" a Dramatic Musical

by Danny Curtis

Wow do we have an update for you!!!!! We are pleased to announce we have just added renowned Opera Star, Baritone Jimi James to our cast in the role of DOVE.

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Sep. 2nd, 2014

Project Update

Music

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble 2014-15 Season

by PJCE

CAN'T CONTRIBUTE RIGHT NOW & STILL WANT TO HELP PJCE? Here's how - From now until the end of our campaign, YOU can get PCJE perks by getting your friends to donate! If your friends' contributions combined add up to $60 or more, then not only will your friends get their contribution perks, but...

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Sep. 1st, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

Currently a student from the Art Institute of Phoenix, Boise Esquarra is shooting a Documentary on Simply Mary for his graduating project! Filming these next two weeks of events from practice, to the studio, to our first National Opening act to the Gorilla music Battle of the Bands!! We are...

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Sep. 1st, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-M3cmyo24w&feature=youtu.be A sneak peak into studio time with one of our special guest musicians, Bruce Lev. He is tracking over the song "God Only Knows" from our "Freedom Bound" Album. We also plan on a music video to be shot this month and next month with...

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Sep. 1st, 2014

Project Update

Music

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble 2014-15 Season

by PJCE

"Fanfare" by Ezra Weiss, performed by the PJCE in June 2013

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Sep. 1st, 2014

Project Update

Music

Project Update

Media

40 Years on The Farm

by Randy Rudder

Well. to quote the title of one of my all-time favorite books, 'It's all over but the shoutin' now.' A few hours remain and we made our minimum goal of $2500 (we've got about $2700 so far), but fell a good bit short of the $12,000 maximum goal. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed! Now...

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Aug. 31st, 2014

Project Update

Music

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble 2014-15 Season

by PJCE

Live on KMHD! "Good Idea, Bad Idea" by Dan Duvel Featuring: Dan Duval-Guitar, Lee Elderton-Tenor Sax, Thomas Barber-Trumpet & Andrew Oliver-piano & founding member of the PJCE. This is a taste of the incredible talent that the PJCE showcases on a regular basis....

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Aug. 31st, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

No Sign: The Book

by TJ Norris

Creating a book is a tremendous and rewarding task and overall experience. You learn a lot about things you may not have known you needed to know in the process. One of my kind backers asked me for an update, so I thought I would share with all. The book is/was due in 2014 (no specified...

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Aug. 31st, 2014

Project Update

Music

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble 2014-15 Season

by PJCE

We're in our final push for our Hatchfund campaign! Some of you have raised some very important questions about Hatchfund itself and how it works. Here are the top 3. 1.“What’s the deal with Hatchfund and what benefits and risks are there for donating to the Portland Jazz Composers’...

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Aug. 31st, 2014

Project Update

Dance

modus operandi

by Michele Miller & Alana O Rogers

We passed the $4000 mark and are now more than 2/3 of the way toward our goal! THANK YOU SO MUCH to our donors for your amazing support of modus operandi! Matching funds are still available! Please spread the word and keep the momentum moving forward! Love, Alana & Michele

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Aug. 31st, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

TARPOOL PROJECT AT THE LA BREA TARPITS

by Carl Cheng

Researching the La Brea Tar Pits history, geology, biology and chemistry has given me the added opportunity to investigate the relatively recent human activity that has extracted all the oil in the area previous to making it a park. Here are my observations: TAR in the form of coal, asphalt...

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Aug. 30th, 2014

Project Update

Media

Tía Chuck

by Mark & Angela Walley

We've reached 10% of our Fundraising Goal! Thank you to our sponsors! We have added an additional project perk at the $250 donation level, which includes rewards perviously available at the $500 level! We've also added an additional reward to our $500 perk, a special invitation to a screening...

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Aug. 29th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

Our story was so empowering to an ASU Film student that we will be filming a micro-documentary this week all about the Band! We will be filmed in the events occurring in the present time up until the Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands at the Nile Theater on Sept. 7th! We are excited to have...

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Aug. 29th, 2014

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

"Final Day" a Dramatic Musical

by Danny Curtis

Thanks to your interest and generosity we have met our initial goal and are heading for the stretch goal. I have some great actors joining and I hope to have a special one join us soon. Thank you all....Danny

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Aug. 29th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Community Chamber Orchestra Plays For Rural North Central Kansas

by Anne Clark

August 28: In reviewing recent contributions I want to thank the two anonymous donors from this week and last, and our repeat donor, as well as several new businesses and individuals for supporting us. The great news is that Hatchfund is extending our deadline until the end of Sept. to raise...

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Aug. 29th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

modus operandi

by Michele Miller & Alana O Rogers

VERY EXCITING NEWS! This morning we made it the 50% funded mark! We are halfway through our campaign with just under 2 weeks left to go. Thank you donors! AND starting today, EVERY DOLLAR up to $1000 will be MATCHED thanks to the amazing generosity of an anonymous donor! Please donate...

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Aug. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Seep for EXPO CHICAGO 2014

by Erik Peterson

Seep is this week's Featured Project on Hatchfund (8/27-9/3/2014)! Thank you all for making it possible!

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Aug. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 - adapting the book for the stage

by Damon DiMarco

WHAT HISTORY MEANS WHEN A BOY TURNS TWO My son, Ethan, had his second birthday this past Saturday. Somebody please tell me where the time went. Seems like only a week ago that Jess woke me up at 2:30 a.m. and said, "I think my water just broke." I told her to go back to sleep. "Your...

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Aug. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

The Nelson Mandela International Quilt

by William Rhodes

Here are some pictures from one of my art classes in a Township called Cato Manor. The students made amazing art outside with out tables or desk. There had to be 40-50 kids. We all had fun and didn't want the party to stop.

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Aug. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Music, Visual Arts

The Vocal Canvas Movie: Bravo/Trees

by Claudia Hommel

"Gifts of the Blackbird" : Based on the song Les présents by Gabriel Fauré (English text and sung by Claudia), we interwove Paul McCartney's Blackbird (sung by Elizabeth Doyle). The artwork includes Matisse (and his doves), Picasso (and his scarf for peace), French cubist Marie Laurencin, and...

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Aug. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Music, Visual Arts

The Vocal Canvas Movie: Bravo/Trees

by Claudia Hommel

Our filmmaker Jason Madeja has put together a sneak preview of the live concert footage. To give you a taste of what's in the making, we chose "Gifts of the Blackbird" to showcase the blending of songs, voices, artwork and stage. To answer the question, does the film succeed in taking our...

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Aug. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Music

September Skies

by Lisa Ragsdale

OK, here is the NEW news: Hatchfund has kindly allowed us to lower the minimum amount needed from $3,000 to $2,500 and given us until September 25 to raise the $2500. Once again I want to thank each and every contributor to my project and I am extremely appreciative for your contributions. Yet I...

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Aug. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Maria Kizito: Kampala & New Orleans

by Emily Mendelsohn and Tonny Muwangala

Dear Team, Wow. It's a heady moment. Just got off a 1am Skype call with Deborah Asiimwe and Faisal Kiwewa in Kampala. They are organizing a screening of documentation of the New Orleans performance as part of the first annual International Performance Festival in Kampala, co-produced by...

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Aug. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

We have been spending countless hours in the studio working hard on this project. Some days it seems so far away and other days so close! We have great news announcing that we have won an HD Video shoot from VOZ Entertainment as we were the winner of the Battle of The Bands Competition in...

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Aug. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Media

40 Years on The Farm

by Randy Rudder

We got an extension! The "40 Years" project has been extended to August 31 to help us achieve our minimum goal. The show is actually now finished and set to air on Nashville Public Television on Thursday, August 28, at 8 pm! However, if we hope to sell DVD"s or get the show on Netflix or Amazon...

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Aug. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Blank Canvas

by Castillo

Good News! Donations are being matched 1 to 1 as of right now! Yay!! A challenge fund has been set up for my project in the amount of $250 to match donations. If you are thinking about supporting my project, do it now and have your donation matched! I am grateful for this opportunity to...

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Aug. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Music, Visual Arts

"Black and White" and "The Color Poems"

by Peter Wetzler

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!! Julie and I are absolutely delighted by the generosity of our supporters who have brought us to 15% of our goal already! We are designing new raffle giveaways and are open for suggestions. Exciting news!!: We have an extraordinary new perk thanks to a...

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Aug. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

"Final Day" a Dramatic Musical

by Danny Curtis

Casting is progressing nicely. Problem is too many talented performers. Wow...some of them are super-stars....I'm happy with the progress and the actors are enthusiastic about the play. To be continued.....

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Aug. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Literature

Bullied: A Guide to Recovery for Teen Victims of Bullying and Abuse

by Katherine Mayfield

Good morning, Everyone, Now that school is back in session, I’ll be completing this project of sending copies of Bullied to 100 schools across the U.S. Below is the list of the next ten to go. I’d like to offer my special thanks to the Maine Arts Commission for giving the project a...

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Aug. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Basement Sanctuaries Book

by Gesche Würfel

Dear All, I hope you're enjoying the last days of August. We returned from a wonderful summer in Berlin a few weeks ago where I started working on new photo projects. Here are a few updates on the 'Basement Sanctuaries' project: On September 4, 2014, my 'Basement Sanctuaries' solo...

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Aug. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Music

September Skies

by Lisa Ragsdale

At this time I would like to send a BIG Thank You to Kathy Urberg, Diane C. Davies, "Anonymous", Rod & Marie Nordberg, Tim Myers and Jocelyn Takach for their generosity, and love for the arts and especially new music. I must say I am very impressed with the recent contributions and now if we can...

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Aug. 26th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

survival (work) / movement (play)

by Stormy Budwig

Everyone, thank you so much for supporting survival work... The dance is really gaining momentum, and is now complete with video & text projection, idiosyncratic and specific costumes, the aforementioned multi colored blanket & neon tape, wonderful sound, complex lights, etc etc etc. You are...

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Aug. 26th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

TRIGGER - A Short Film by Christopher Folkens

by Christopher Folkens

This weekend I had the opportunity to interview a phenomenal young man named Nick who is a survivor of a suicide attempt. His story is incredible...

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Aug. 25th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Tales of Iron & Water: The American Century Cycle & The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc

by Ayodele Nzinga, PhD

August 25th is double day. If you donate $25.00 we get $50.00. Please support live theater in Oakland and invest in Oakland's oldest North American African Theater Troupe. We are more than entertainment we are theater at its most committed! Please enjoy the pictures of our successful production...

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Aug. 24th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Community Chamber Orchestra Plays For Rural North Central Kansas

by Anne Clark

It's August 24 and we have only $479 left to raise before Aug. 31, in a week from now, That comes down to just $68 per day!!! This is our last push, and it is truly amazing that so many donors have brought us this close to our goal in the 2 months allowed by Hatchfund to have the fundraising. ...

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Aug. 24th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Project Update

Media, Music, Visual Arts

The Vocal Canvas Movie: Bravo/Trees

by Claudia Hommel

180 fans sent out their bravos at the August 19 concert! All the pieces came together for a picture perfect concert. Thank you and merci for being part of the Vocal Canvas concert & film project. The performers and I loved playing to the full and enthusiastic audience. Our filmmakers and...

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Aug. 23rd, 2014

Project Update

Music

September Skies

by Lisa Ragsdale

OK we are getting there & we are getting closer to reaching that very important 25% on August 25th. All we need is another $156 by Monday the 25th to get matching funds. I know we can do this. I know because I am a flaming optimist and that this is perfectly do-able. Thank you, Thank you, Thank...

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Aug. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 - adapting the book for the stage

by Damon DiMarco

OUR FIRST WEEK OF FUNDRAISING CLOSED OUT TONIGHT! Because of your generosity, we raised an astonishing 31% of our project's maximum goal! That's already more than 50% of the monies needed to ensure funding! Thank you! Because of your donation, future generations will hear the voices of...

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Aug. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Media, Music

The Alex Mallett Band Eyes Wide Open LP

by Alex Mallett

Sorry for being quiet for a few days. Great news. Thanks to you all we have completed our Hatchfund successfully! This literally could not have been done without your support so I'm extremely grateful to you all. I'm getting started on rewards and finishing this record. I'll be in touch soon...

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Aug. 21st, 2014

Project Update

Music

September Skies

by Lisa Ragsdale

Oh, and I forgot to mention that everyone who contributes ANY amount will receive a program of the concert which will list every contributor whether you are able to attend the concert or not!!

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Aug. 21st, 2014

Project Update

Music

September Skies

by Lisa Ragsdale

To all the kind, generous, and wonderful people who have contributed to my project I want to say Thank You for your help. Yet I would like to mention one more time that we need to get to $750.00 by the 25th of August in order to get matching funds from Hatchfund. Please tell your friends,...

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Aug. 21st, 2014

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

Professional Opera Showcase - "The Pearl" by David Avshalomov

by David Avshalomov

WOW. We had quite a success on Sunday. I think it was a little smash hit and most attending said (afterward) that it is a Major Smash Hit In The Making. Even the singers, who all want to be in the full stage show now. We got a partial ovation and one curtain call. I engaged only performers who...

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Aug. 21st, 2014

Project Update

Dance

modus operandi

by Michele Miller & Alana O Rogers

A short message to our donors: Thank you so much for your amazing support this first week of the campaign. Thanks to you, we are almost at the 25% mark - and nearly perfectly on track to reach our goal. Your generosity has given us the forward momentum to fulfill our dreams. modus operandi...

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Aug. 20th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

modus operandi

by Michele Miller & Alana O Rogers

modus operandi rehearsals are in full swing: the dancers are honing their amazingness, the choreographers are crafting magic, the producers are crossing their t's and dotting their i's. With the show only 7 weeks away - there is a lot of work to get done but we are happily on track and trucking...

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Aug. 20th, 2014

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

"Final Day" a Dramatic Musical

by Danny Curtis

Today, my play was chosen by Emerging Artists Theatre, NYC, and will be presented in October, 2014, (exact date may be Oct. 19th. TBA) (see below) "EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE provides a dynamic home for playwrights and artists to develop their work from an idea to a fully realized production....

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Aug. 20th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Looking at A Broad

by Rebecca Mwase

Hey friends and supporters, I'm a little over six weeks away from the premiere of Looking at A Broad. The show opens October 3rd at the Shadowbox Theater in New Orleans, LA. For those of you who are following the work, I'm currently doing a development intensive in NYC before the final...

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Aug. 19th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Alaska's Bristol Bay

by Carl Johnson

The window for my fundraising effort to hire Alaskan authors to write the essays for my photo book about the Bristol Bay region of Alaska is coming to an end. I greatly appreciate the support that you all have given me in both the fieldwork fundraising and this current fundraising effort. I...

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Aug. 19th, 2014