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Chet Baker: Always Looking for the Light

(previous working title Chet Baker: The Later Years)

In this short excerpt from the upcoming 2nd volume of memoirs by bop drummer Artt Frank, he offers an insight into the virtuosity of Chet Baker’s style.
Renaissance

“Ready?” Chet asked, and called out to us and counted off the tune, “I Remember You,” in a medium up-tempo, and sang a chorus while Sal (Nistico) stood off to the side listening with a look of admiration on his face. Chet finished singing and just sat there, eyes closed, left leg crossed over the right, with his head resting on the hand holding the trumpet, listening and drinking up every note that Sal was laying down. We did another six to eight tunes and took our first break.

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WGF Panel – 01/13/2017

WGF Panel - 01/12/2017
Panelists (l-r): Monica Macer (Quenn Sugar, OWN), Shernold Edwards (Hand of God, Amazon), Dawn Kamoche (Sharp Objects, HBO), Dee Harris-Lawrence (Star, FOX), Valerie Woods (Soul Food, Showtime)

The Writers Guild Foundation event, co-sponsored by Stephens College MFA in Television and Screenwriting on January 13, 2017, was a great success. The panel, moderated by writer and BooksEndependent publisher, Valerie C. Woods, engaged the participants with their wisdom, humor and real-world advice on the evening’s topic – “Writing Outside the Color Lines: Women Writers of Color or Storytelling and Perspective”. A lively Q&A following the discussion extended the evening past its scheduled ending time.

Thanks to Chris Kartje and Enid Portuguez at the WGF, and Ken LaZebnik and Khanisha Foster of Stephens College for a wonderful evening!

Writers Guild Foundation Panel

Writers Guild Foundation

Writing Outside the Color Lines: Women Writers of Color on Storytelling and Perspective

Fri, January 13, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

WGF / WGA Headquarters – Del Reisman Multi-Purpose Room
7000 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Valerie C. WoodsThe Writers Guild Foundation, in partnership with Stephens College MFA in Television & Screenwriting, hosts a dynamic panel discussion moderated by BooksEndependent founder, screenwriter and author, Valerie C. Woods. Join television writers from such shows as “Shameless,” “Hand of God,” “Star,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and “Queen Sugar”, as they answer questions on writing authentic stories and characters outside one’s own cultural identity.

 

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