"Frank Messina has become a classic." New York Times
Friday, February 16, 2018, Frank Messina & Friends: 50th Birthday Concert, Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY, Doors: 6:30PM. Show: 7:30PM. $25.00 seated / $20.00 standing room. SOLD OUT
Frank teams up with an all-star line-up for an eclectic evening of
words and music.
Actors and Guests Reading Works by Messina: Joseph Aniska, Wendy Makkena, John Messina, John Ventimiglia.
Thurs, March 29, 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 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.
Sunday, April 8, Boog City Opening Day Poetry and Music Event with Robert Farrell, Frank Messina, Elinor Nauen, Martin Kleinman, and more. Music by Robert Bashear. Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. 1:00PM
Wednesday, April 11, Threes Brewing, Brooklyn, NY,
Three Ring Bender Tribute to John Perry Barlow
April 23, The Jersey City Poetry Festival, Village
Village West Gallery, 331 Newark Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Doors: 7:30PM. Show: 8:00PM. Free. Limited Seating. RSVP Suggested
April 15-June 27: Filming in New York, Los Angeles and Sante Fe, New Mexico.
Thurs, July 19, The Joe Nardelli Celebration: A
Benefit for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. Cornelia Street Cafe, 29
Cornelia Street, New York, NY, Doors: 8:00PM. Show: 8:30PM-11:00PM. $20 includes free
drink. Reservations Strongly suggested: corneliastreetcafe.com
Frank hosts this special show in memory of longtime friend and filmmaker Joe
Nardelli. Feautring Mark Torgl (from the classic cult film, Toxic Avenger); Michael Trapp
guitar; Kevin Twigg drums; Rene Hart bass; Ron Korb harmonica;
Kristine Rommel vocals; Jackson Nardelli guitar; Ray Rizzo
drums/vocals; Johnny Markowski guitar/vocals; Robbie Winterhawk Deloney
percussion; Frank Messina poetry; Eliot Peper bongos and special
guests Ang Lee, Spike Lee, Lloyd Kaufman. All proceeds benefit Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.
Friday, October 19, Kerouac at the Cathedral: A Benefit Concert for Kerouac Project and the American Poets Corner The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York, NY, 10025. Doors: 6:30PM. Show: 7:30PM. $25.00 seats / $40.00 premium seats
Legendary composer and jazz musician David Amram
and his band (Kevin Twigg - drums; Rene Hart - bass; Eliot
Peper - bongos; Erik Lawrence - saxophone; Adam Amram -
congas) perform original and American classics and accompany Academy Award nominated actor
Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Shape of Water); Broadway
star Kate Arrington (Grace; Our Mother's Brief Affair);
poet/actor Frank Messina (Full Count; Disorderly Conduct; The
Irishman); poet Quincy Troupe (Earl the Pearl: My Story; Miles
& Me); and surprise guests from the film and theater world as they recite the
works of Jack Kerouac. Proceeds support the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence Project of
Orlando, Florida, home to nearly 60 writers since 2000, and the American Poets Corner,
housed at the Cathedral.
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