Staceyann Chin and Nedra Johnson to perform at Michigan Womyn`s Music Festival

Released on: February 14, 2008, 11:09 pm

Press Release Author: Lisa A. Snyder - Elle*Eye Design

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: DJ, Dancing, Dinner, Drumming Circle, Raffle of
Free Festival Ticket - March 1 at Cattyshack Brooklyn, 6:30pm

Press Release Body: New York, NY- February 12, 2008- Paradigm Shift, New York
City\'s Feminist Community and Elle*Eye Design proudly present the Third Annual
MichFest Half-Way Soire party on March 1st in honor of the six month mark to the
famed Michigan Womyn\'s Music Festival. All are welcome to join us at Cattyshack,
Brooklyn, (249 4th Avenue between President & Carroli St.) at
6:30 pm-3:00 am, pre-party drumming circle 5:30-6:30 pm.

Featured performers of MichFest Half-Way Soire and festival veterans include
internationally renowned award-winning poet/performer/activist Staceyann Chin and
critically acclaimed singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist Nedra Johnson. Chin
co-wrote and performed in the Tony nominated Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on
Broadway, appeared in Academy Award nominated film Across the Universe, is a winner
of numerous poetry slam awards, and has toured internationally with both her
one-woman shows Hands Afire and Unspeakable Things. Johnson\'s self-titled sophomore
release is a 2006 Outmusic Award winner, and has led her to tour internationally at
jazz, blues, pride & women\'s music festivals as a solo
artist and a tuba player/vocalist with her father Howard Johnson & his group, Gravity.

The MichFest Half-Way Soire party offers dinner at 7:00 pm, DJ and dancing 10:30
pm-3:00 am. Guests are invited to enter a raffle to win a ticket to Michigan
Womyn\'s Music Festival ($450 value), private yoga sessions, personal training
services, massage, trapeze lessons, MichFest gear, and jewelry. Tickets are $15.00
in advance, $25.00 at the door (add $5 if attending pre-party drumming circle).

The Michigan Womyn\'s Music Festival has been held every August on 650 acres of
Michigan woodland for over 30 years. The MichFest Half-Way Soire party is in
celebration of the transformative, inspiring, and talented intergenerational
community that has flourished at the Michigan Womyn\'s Music Festival. The festival
has remained a pilgrimage of thousands drawn to feminist-infused music, performance,
and art.

MichFest Half-Way Soire 2006 & 2005 featured musicians Bitch, Nedra Johnson, and
Liz Kelly and was attended by hundreds from across the nation. NYC\'s 2005 Half-Way
Soire was the first of it\'s kind and spawned a Half-Way party nation-wide movement
which has grown to over a dozen of

Participating sponsors include Elle*Eye Design, Paradigm Shift: New York City\'s
Feminist Community, Cranesbill Books, Seeing Through the Hands Studio, Cattyshack
Brooklyn, K Robin\'s Designs, and Ruby Streak Trapeze

About Paradigm Shift:
Paradigm Shift is NYC\'s thriving feminist community with the purpose of
self-expression, creating a shift in social, political, and economic consciousness.
Paradigm Shift hosts monthly open mics/socials featuring performances, poetry, and
readings which adhere to pertinent, timely, personal and powerful feminist themes.
Our next event From Violence to
Empowerment is March 28th at 7-10 pm, Think Coffee, NYC. For more information: listing:

About Elle*Eye Design:
Elle*Eye Design is a web design and e-mail marketing firm founded by Lisa Snyder.
Specializing in business website design / marketing and artist web portfolios,
clients include Consulting Magazine, Magnet Media Inc., Manhattan Short Film
Festival,,, and Lisa\'s design talents have contributed to the prominent
web presence of such established
entities as, Road Rules, Real World, Sorority Life, and TRL. For more

To purchase advance tickets, for more information, or to volunteer: Contact: Phone:


Web Site:

Contact Details: Cattyshack Brooklyn
249 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 to buy tickets!

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