Marfa Public Radio brings storytelling event to Odessa

first_img WhatsApp Twitter What: Marfa Public Radio live storytelling seriesWhen: 6 p.m. Monday happy hour event, 7:30 p.m. storytelling beginsWhere: The Rose Building, 415 N. Grant Ave. Marfa Public Radio brings storytelling event to Odessa Pinterest Twitter Marfa Public Radio logo All across the Permian Basin, from under pumpjacks and between the mesquite, West Texas has its stories to tell.Marfa Public Radio wants them to be heard.The station is set to host a live storytelling event and happy hour April 2 at The Rose Building downtown, continuing an ongoing event series with its first stop in Odessa.The theme for the Odessa event is ‘All or Nothing,’ with participants encouraged to take to the microphone to share stories with the room about taking risks and going for broke.Events are recorded with stories broadcast on air, and uploaded to Marfa Public Radio’s website.“We see storytelling as one of the most democratic arts,” station producer Diana Nguyen said over the phone Monday. “The whole point of the storytelling event is to bring people closer together.“You find out things about your neighbors, or people you see every day, that you don’t necessarily know about them. We get people to tell true stories about themselves, and it’s really fun.”This event will mark the third of its kind in 2018, after events themed around love were held in Midland and Marfa in February. Last year, the station held storytelling events in Alpine and Marfa, plus a ‘Ghost Town Ghost Stories’ event on Halloween in Terlingua.“We’re trying to do them all over West Texas. The idea is to get a really diverse range of experiences, because people are different all over West Texas,” Nguyen said, adding that the series is hoping to return to Alpine and get to Fort Davis.“We want to do them in as many places as we can.”But now, Nguyen said she is excited to see the event push into Odessa.“It’s a good way for us to connect with our listeners, but a way for us to kind get people to connect with each other,” Nguyen said. “We’re really excited to have it at the Rose Building.“We have a grant from Odessa Arts, and they help sponsor these events that happen in the Permian Basin,” she added. “What it’s kind of turning out to be, every couple of months, or every few months, we’re trying to do one in either Midland or Odessa.”For Monday’s event, doors are set to open at 6 p.m. for the happy hour party featuring a live DJ, with stories beginning at 7:30 p.m. Beer will be provided by program sponsor Big Bend Brewing, Co.The event is free with donations encouraged, as the event runs in conjunction with the start of the station’s spring membership drive.“We are hoping to get some new members and meet some more people,” she said.Those interested in the series can listen in on past events HERE. Nguyen said the station is always looking for more storytellers, and those interested in participating can email [email protected] You Go Marfa Public Radio.Odessa Arts. Pinterestcenter_img More Information Local NewsEntertainment Facebook By admin – March 1, 2018 Previous articleDemocrats to discuss platformsNext articlePerryman says economy booming admin WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Tom Brady donates 10 million meals through Wheels Up partnership amid COVID-19

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAl Powers / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Brady is one of the many athletes giving back during the novel coronavirus pandemic.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback announced he is donating 10 million meals to Feeding America on Thursday to help those in need during this time.The donation was made through Brady’s partnership with private aviation company Wheels Up for its “Meals Up” initiative. Proud to partner with @WheelsUp for their #MealsUp Initiative to supply 10 million meals to @FeedingAmerica. https://t.co/Pa4ctCEF1G— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 2, 2020Feeding America expressed their appreciation for his contribution in a tweet. “Such an amazing gift! Thank you, Tom, for helping us get much-needed meals to our neighbors during this uncertain time,” the nonprofit organization posted.The “Meals Up” initiative was launched in part by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife singer Ciara with Wheels Up.The couple pledged to donate 10 million meals with the aviation company to Feeding America.“The reality is that a lot of people are facing tough, tough times right now, and we’re all facing it in different ways,” Wilson said while appearing on CNBC Tuesday. “There is going to be people let go of their jobs. I think about the young kids across the country that may not have a mom or a dad, or their family situation may not be the best financially, and they’re going to be looking for food.” Humbled for @Ciara & I to partner with @WheelsUp on the “Meals Up” Initiative in pledging 10 Million Meals to @FeedingAmerica. https://t.co/BPR7H60Bx7 pic.twitter.com/YQORNahQcZ— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 31, 2020Every dollar donated to Feeding America’s food banks can provide at least 10 meals.Check out some other famous figures who are raising awareness to food banks and various relief initiatives here. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written by April 3, 2020 /Sports News – National Tom Brady donates 10 million meals through Wheels Up partnership amid COVID-19last_img read more