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"Frank Messina has become a classic." New York Times

2017 Dates:

January 10 - February 15: Filming

Saturday, April 1, An Afternoon of Sports Poetry, Poets House  New York, NY Frank hosts An Afternoon of Sports Poetry celebrating the release of Ron Whitehead's new book: blistered asphalt on dixie highway: Kentucky Poetry is Poetry in Motion (Finishing Line Press). Special guest readers include Quincy Troupe (Miles Davis biographer, son of Negro Leagues catcher Quincy T. Trouppe, Danny Shot (Hoboken Museum Poet-in-Residence), Perry Barber (one of the only female umpires in professional baseball), and New York poet and artist  Steve Dalachinsky. Musical guest: the legendary David Amram. Book signing and after-party. Free and open to the public. Limited Seating. Arrive early. 2:00PM-4:00PM Poets House, Elizabeth Kray Hall, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282. (212) 431-7920

Thurs, April 13, The Annual Reading of Dante's Inferno at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City The annual reading of key selections from the Inferno by Dante Alighieri. This dramatic literary event will take place in the Cathedral, with selected Cantos read by honored guests, distinguished poets, eminent translators and visiting scholars including Michael Palma, Charles Martin, Frank Messina, Marilyn Nelson, John Simko, and others. Hosted by The Very Reverend Dr. James A. Kowalski, Cathedral Dean, and Cathedral Poet-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave @ 112th St. New York. 9pm-midnight. Followed by Pipe Organ meditation at midnight. Free and open to the public.

April, May, June: Filming Frank will be working on movie projects for most of  the months of April, May and June, with few exceptions.

Frank Messina & Friends June 3 2017

Saturday, June 3, The Turning Point, Piermont, NY
Frank Messina & Friends featuring MARK EGAN - bass
(Pat Metheny Group, Gil Evans); BRIAN JACKSON - keyboards (Gil Scott-Heron); KARL LATHAM - drums (Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars); LARRY McDONALD - percussion (Gil Scott-Heron, Taj Mahal, Dub is a Weapon); ERIK LAWRENCE - wind instruments (Levon Helm Band); BOB SUSHKO - guitar (Spoken Motion, Papa Hoodoo); MICHAEL CALLAGHAN - tracks. Don't miss this special event. 8:30PM. $20.00 468 Piermont Ave. Piermont, NY. 845-359-1089. Buy Tickets

August, September: Filming Frank will be working on movie projects for most of  the months of August, September and October including Martin Scorsese's The Irishman.

October 13-22, Frank Messina Art Exhibition and Reception at Novado Gallery - Jersey City, NJ. Novado Gallery presents Frank Messina: The Hurricane Series Paintings. The exhibition features works made with materials found in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much the New Jersey coastlines in 2012 including the Jersey City's Powerhouse Arts District, which has since been revitalized into a thriving art and residential community. Reception: Saturday, October 14, 6:00PM-8:00PMNovado Gallery, 110 Morgan Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Located 2 blocks from the Grove Street PATH station. (201) 744-6713.

Saturday, November 4, Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ 8:00PM
Frank Messina poetry reading, also poets Melissa Goodrum, Joel Lewis. Plus bands Psyco-O-Positive, and Roper Williams. Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer Highway, Hoboken, NJ, 07030.


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Frank Messina: The Official Website

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Frank Messina is a BMI-affiliated recording artist
and a member of the Screen Actors Guild,
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association
and the National Writers Union.
Bookings / Press Contact:
Representation, Licensing, Publishing, Contracts, Casting:
Danziger, Danziger & Muro, LLP
405 Park Avenue, Suite 502, New York, NY 10022

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