Thursday, February 24, 2011


Florida Tour: March 2-6 2011

IBMA's "Female Vocalist of the Year" Claire Lynch along with bandmates Jason Thomas and Matt Wingate make a run through Florida next week with special guest Missy Raines!

Wednesday, March 2nd
Tallahassee, FL
Fifth Avenue Taproom
1122 Thomasville Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32303

8:00 pm

(850) 298-8092

Friday, March 4th
St. Petersburg, FL
The Palladium
253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

7:30 pm
Purchase tickets online

Saturday, March 5th

Gainesville, FL

2:30pm Workshops!
(till 4:30 pm)

Bass, Fiddle, Mandolin and Vocals

Concert at 7:00 pm

The Filling Station at Grace at Fort Clark United Methodist Church

9325 W. Newberry Rd. Gainesville, FL 32606
Puchase tickets for concert and/or workshops online here

Sunday March 6th
Jacksonville, FL
European Street Cafe
5500 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207
8:00 pm
Purchase tickets online

"That voice. Those songs. So fresh and so deep." -The Music City Roots Blog

Friday, February 11, 2011


February 11, 2011

It's our biggest newsletter yet -- overflowing with exciting ways to help the environment and have fun with Cinema Verde!


Feb. 19: Volunteers needed -- Help offset Cinema Verde's carbon footprint, while petting a lemur! We've partnered with Neutral Gainesville to plant longleaf pine saplings at Alachua Conservation Trust's beautiful Prairie Creek Ranch, to help restore native forest and absorb CO2. Bring your kids! Our friends from Single more Vision will be back with more of... read full story here

Feb 21: Student Exhibition deadline -- Your favorite k-12 student still has a chance to see their work hanging in the Harn Museum! We're still welcoming art, literature and conservation projects from all Alachua County k-12 students for our Student Exhibition, until Feb 21. Participating student receive a free ticket to one of our student oriented environmental films. Details at or email

March 1: Call for Artists deadline -- Hazmat Suit Fashion Show -- Design this year's Hazmat fashion statement! We're partnering with the Superfund Art Project to produce a Hazmat Fashion Show and calling all artists to submit designs by March 1. Thrill to your design on the runway at the March 19 EcoFair on the downtown Bo Diddly Plaza! In addition to the fame... read full story here

March 19: EcoFair -- Gainesville is home to a wide range of people, from college students to families, business owners to educators to retirees. Join Cinema Verde and GoGreenNation for an EcoFair that will bring together these different groups for the common cause of learning about and taking actions to improve the environment. Cinema Verde’s Eco-Fair is Saturday March 19... read full story here

Cinema Verde pledge request on KickStarter! -- Please help us bring some exciting environmental entertainment to Cinema Verde and Gainesville. We're seeking funding to bring in filmmakers, experts, artists, and musicians to help rock our Environmental Film and Arts Festival, March 18-27. Help us out and receive cool gifts! Just a $1 minimum pledge lets you start kicking.

EcoArtwalk Marches On -- We're having a great response to our March 25 downtown EcoArtwalk call for artists. We'll consider more until Wed March 16, or all the venues fill up (if you have a venue we'd like to talk to you too), whichever comes first. At which time we'll breathe a very satisfied sigh, then start getting our shoes and socks ready. More information here

Do you have the next big (or small) green idea? -- Here's your chance to tell the world, or at least a big crowd! Cinema Verde is hosting an EcoPechakucha (no, our cat didn't walk across our keyboard, it's pronounced EEK' oh peh CHAH' kuh CHAH, Japanese for "chatting about interesting green things") on Thursday March 24, 7-9pm, in partnership with Volta Coffee... read full story here

Be included in our Sustainable Business Directory -- Now is the time for sponsors to sign up so that your green business can be included in our sustainable business directory - just $25! Sign up through our Google Document. Learn more about sponsorships here and sponsorship levels here. We invite you to join us in bringing this essential environmental information to our local community and beyond.

Create a Facebook buzz about your business or organization -- Our EcoFair Director, Jackie Cassarly, is bringing "How to Create Facebook Fan and Event Pages" to Gainesville, a 3 hour session presented by Jim Spellos. More information and registration at


About us:
The 2011 Cinema Verde Festival will present a series of films, activities and events focused on the environment. This 10 day festival seeks to raise consciousness about environmental issues, educate people and mobilize support for solving environmental and social problems. Our mission is to utilize a multidisciplinary program featuring films, eco-art exhibits, eco-tours showcasing natural resources, workshops, an eco-fair and other educational activities to bring community organizations, businesses, and citizens together to help forge sustainable solutions for our future.

Please let us know how you and your organization would like to support the 2011 festival.

Festival Team:
Trish Riley, Festival Director
Jackie Cassarly, Eco-Fair Director
Ken McMurry, Arts Director

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

John T. Edge is at it again

John T., the master mind behind the Southern Foodways Alliance and author of a number of superb books on Southern cuisine is at it again. Check out for preview of a book to come out this year. I can not wait.