Uphams Corner News
Volume V No 106, 05/21/2015
Today is

"Blues for (a) Change"
Culinary Arts Fundraiser
May 21, 2015


Featuring Tyrone Cotton, Liz Hanley and Ray Rizzo, "Blues for (a) Change" is a can't-miss evening of immersion in the blues in support of an important educational program provided to students for free at the Boston Kroc Center.

$25 at the door ($20 in advance), the program starts at 6pm.  Expect to indulge in student-prepared hors d'Oeuvres after the show and an opportunity to meet students, Chef Timonthy and the Kroc Center Majors Stephen and Valerie Lopes.



Blues for (a) Change - Culinary Arts Fundraiser
 

May 21 (2015) represents a milestone in the evolution of the Kroc Center's Culinary Arts program. Their "Blues for (a) Change"  fundraiser demonstrates their commitment to the program in the face of funding challenges.

"Blues for (a) Change" draws upon past successful fundraisers held by Chef Timothy Tucker in his prior culinary arts positions at both other Salvation Army sites and other locations where Chef has worked as "chief cook, teacher and trainer."

Featuring Tyrone Cotton, Liz Hanley and Ray Rizzo, "Blues for (a) Change" is a can't-miss evening of immersion in the blues in support of an important educational program provided to students for free at the Boston Kroc Center. 

$25 at the door ($20 in advance), the program starts at 6pm.  Expect to indulge in student-prepared hors d'Oeuvres at 8:30 with an opportunity to meet students, Chef Timothy and the Kroc Center Majors Stephen and Valerie Lopes.


Sixth Program Graduation

The Boston Kroc Center's 6th Culinary Arts students graduate on May 29, 2014.  By invitation only, the 10 week program culminates in a student provided luncheon of fairly elaborate themed content.  This year's speaker is the Commonwealth of MA's labor secretary Ronald L. Walker II.


Kroc Center Boston's Culinary Arts Training Program

A free 10-week course serving the Dorchester/ Roxbury community for students in need, it teaches knife skills, food terminology, kitchen safety standards, recipes, and effective work performance. Our strong community partnerships help place graduates with top chefs in their local communities and beyond. At the program’s heart is a belief in healing lives from the inside out. That starts with fresh, healthy, mindfully prepared food.


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Kentucky-bred singer and guitarist Tyrone Cotton


has toured the States and Japan playing his own folk blues music and covering artists as varied as Langston Hughes and The Grateful Dead. His first album "Tyrone Cotton" featured musicians from Paul McCartney and Susan Tedeschi’s bands. Cotton has performed on bills with James Hunter, Eric McFadden, David Amram, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Johnny Winter and Bonnie "Prince" Billy.

Singer, violinist, and songwriter Liz Hanley

was born in Dorchester and lives in Brooklyn. She is a member of the band Frogbelly and Symphony who recently released their first full-length album "Blue Bright Ow Sleep". She also plays in the band Emmanuel and The Fear. Liz is part of a network of Irish traditional musicians who collaborate in a multitude of ensembles and many of these players appear on Liz's solo recording "The Ecstacy Of St. Cecilia". Liz is an in-demand musician and has performed at The Kennedy Center with Mos Def in The Amino Alkaline Orchestra as part of his Watermelon Syndicate.

Ray Rizzo is a drummer, singer and composer

who was born in Methuen and lives in Brooklyn. He is a member of the bands Mesiko, Frogbelly and Symphony, and Corporal. Ray has been a member of Days Of the New and he has played and recorded with with Trixie Whitley, Glen Hansard, and Yo Yo Ma on the Grammy-winning recording "Songs Of Joy And Peace". He established Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange and recently played and sang at Lincoln Center with longtime friend Dawn Landes.


So TONIGHT (May 21, 6pm), be sure to stop by to enjoy the company, music and food.  You'll get an opportunity to meet everyone as well.  Just ask for Chef Tim or Majors Stephen Lopes and Valerie Lopes or walk up to any student to get their take on what this program means to them.



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