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Songs, Stories, & Art – Lessons from Strangers. A Multimedia Show by John John Brown

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Tompkins Corners will present Songs, Stories, & Art – Lessons from Strangers, a multimedia show by John John Brown. This original project weaves together storytelling songs with the visual arts creating “an imaginative musical performance woven into a unique visual experience.”

Songs, Stories, & Art – Lessons from Strangers is the result of a four-year collaborative effort between Brown and an Indonesian artist named Sapri. Despite living across the globe and relying on Google Translate to communicate pages of detailed notes, Sapri created more than 200 vibrant drawings that help portray Brown’s storytelling songs. Bringing these giant comics and iconic photographs to the stage, Brown takes the listener inside the lives of fourteen unique characters while strumming his guitar and singing beside a projected graphic story, revealing the idea that all people, strangers alike, have a story we can learn from.

The protagonists come from all walks of life, from an aging Vietnam Vet to a trumpet-playing orphan, a married couple debating evolution, to a young man with mental illness wandering the aisles of Walmart. “So well written that every song could be a short story, a treat for lovers of narrative-driven tales.” – Americana UK https://johnjohnbrown.com/songs-stories-art

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door.

This event is supported by a grant from the Anne Anastasi Foundation facilitated by Jonathan Galente and MaryBeth Minton.


September 23
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Linda Thornton
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Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Rd
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
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