How great was Cinco De Mayo for everyone in attendance last Wed. in Augora Hills California? To infinity and beyond!! That’s how great!! To see Autistic Performers entertaining a delighted CROWD!! A vision I want to see more of!! A vision made possible this night by Autism movement therapy creator Joanne Lara. Truly a CHAMPION and ANGEL for all things SPECTRUM! She is a passionate woman to say the least!
Her passion for DANCE and MUSIC and individuals living with Autism is infinite! When I was first made aware of this STAR she immediately impressed me! She is actually more like a flaming COMET…a star seems far too mild! If you have ever been to one of Joannes presentations your head is bobbing up & down right now as I speak. She is “High~Energy where it is so needed. Thankyou Joanne for all you do and for inspiring others as well!! The best thing we can all do. Spread each others good word and good works. Promoting Friendship through common understanding! That is why I am adding Joanne’s website permanently to OUR Interesting sites section in the left hand margin! Click there for fun and self-esteem therapy! The best therapy the planet has to offer!
Lora Mancini and I arrived to the nice big airy club and got a great seat behind the mixing board! Some amazing performances, great company and atmosphere, Tequila, chips and salsa. It was a celebration that won’t soon be forgotten! So fun to be Celebrating Talents of individuals not previously Showcased with MORE TO COME!! So nice to see a “neuro~diverse crowd meeting in the middle! On the big airy dance floor!
The list of performers was varied like our SPECTRUM!! Soulful Singer Chadwick was the thread running throughout the evening. What a huge voice with incredible range! His personable and compassionate delivery made him the perfect host. Not to mention his goosebump evoking version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Look for Chadwickmusic on facebook & twitter.
Nick serenaded us with his voice and acoustic guitar skills. Nick also works the microphone and the crowd. He was persistent at nights end to be sure patrons were on hand to collect their raffle prize! ” Do we have a 8675309…Is there a # 8675309 ?” A great time was had by ALL & heck free C.D.’s if you were lucky enough to have Nick call out your number!
Susan Sheller treated us with some awesome numbers. So love her passionate style! Her song inspired by her awesome son “Lookin for Julian” ROCKS!! Her original music can be found in the hit documentary “Normal People Scare Me!” (Love that name!)
Stephen Shore played piano which sounded fabulous…such a diverse crowd. Another amazing treat was the appearance of Elaine Hall and Wyatt Isaacs! For those of you who don’t know …those two names are from the great HBO Documentary “Autism the Musical”! Such a wonderful CONCEPT and Documentation of it!
Her idea of an entire production driven by and showcasing the talents on the spectrum. ~AUTISTIC~PEOPLE HAVE SKILLS!!! Woo Hoo!! Elaine has a new show coming out very soon! Find-out more about this little Dynamo here… http://www.themiracleproject.com
Wyatt is now 15 and quite a young man now!! It was very fun to see him perform his song from the film “Sensitive!! Also exciting to meet with his very cool Mom! There is just something great about Spectrum Moms and Supporters! We have ALOT OF HEART!! (Nature of the Beast ) Lora especially loved the number. She has such a soft spot for Wyatt and all individuals living with Autism. Her heart was melted. She is the “AutMom” that started “A-LEAGUE” Afterall! She totally understands HOW Important this SELF ESTEEM Issue is! Wyatt rocked on stage and his PRIDE shows!! PRICELESS!!
Jack Mack and the Heart~Attack had a GREAT Sounding set and really played hard… TRULY including our performers in ALL the FUN!! Thankyou to EVERYONE involved in making this happen!! It was very fun, very entertaining, very marketable and VERY NEEDED in Communities E-VER-Y-WHERE!!
Here’s hoping that others will follow the lead of these AUTISM~ART~ANGELS!!! Joanne has secured this awesome VENUE for these talented and (SO FAR) Little-known ARTISTS! Well, thankfully that status is about to change! With visionaries like Joanne , Elaine, Keri Bowers … http://www.normalfilms.com and Susan Sheller a whole new world of self-esteem is opening up!
Contact the Canyon Club about their 2nd WEDNESDAY of the month! http://www.canyonclub.net Looks like the performers on the SPECTRUM will have a permanent stage on that night! I have recently become aware of some talented ARTISTS that would sound GREAT on the Canyon Club Stage!!! Perhaps….. YOU could be the NEXT PERFORMER!!
It Is “The New RENAISSANCE”!!
Tags: A-League, autism sings, autism the musical, autismmovementtherapy, autistic artists, autistic performers, canyon club, Chadwick, Elaine Hall, Jack mack and the heart attack, Joanne Lara, Keri Bowers, Kyle Cousins, Nick Guzman, Normalfilms, self esteem, sensitive, spectrum, Susan Sheller, themiracleproject, Wyatt Isaacs
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