JOE BETHANCOURT TRIBUTE CONCERT
Sunday, October 12 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Musical Instrument Museum - MIM
4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona 85050
Come join us as friends and musicians pay homage to the Godfather of Arizona folk music. Admission is free. Seating will start at 1:30pm. We want to thank the Musical Instrument Museum - MIM for donating the use of their performance hall for this special event. Musicians and friends of Joe who would like to participate in the event should contact Bob Zucker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the large number of expected participants we are encouraging musicians to appear as duos, trios or larger groups to allow time for everyone to participate. Cher Bethancourt and Joe's children will be in attendance. More information available HERE
AMEHOF Inductee Marty Robbins to be honored in Glendale
The City of Glendale has placed a bronze plaque at the top of the amphitheater in Murphy Park in honor of native son Marty Robbins. Ron Short, president of Glendale Arizona Historical Society, said a dedication ceremony will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, with Mayor Jerry Weiers, city council members, and Friends of Marty Robbins members expected to attend. Bill and Gertie Hickman donated the funds to pay for the plaque. A portion of the proceeds also benefits diabetes research. You may read the article in the Glendale Star by clicking HERE.
Jessi Colter to host Waylon Jennings memorabilia Auction
Waylon's family has teamed up with the notable auction estate company Guernsey's. Together they will host a memorial event at the MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) on 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona 85050 Sunday Oct. 5th, 2014.
Featured items up for bid include a motorcycle that Buddy Holly gave Waylon in the early days. A set of Willie Nelson's braids, and a pair of Hank Williams Sr. boots. Much memorabilia will be up for action that starts at 1:00pm.
Jessi Colter, wife of the late Waylon Jennings says it is enjoyable to follow through with her late husband's wishes. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Children's Hospitals network.
Jana Bommersbach is Arizona's most acclaimed journalist.
She continues to show us why.
A STARRED REVIEW FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY!!!!! In the publishing world, getting a good review from Publishers Weekly is great; getting a "starred review" means a book of "exceptional note." The starred review of "Cattle Kate" from publisher and vice president Cevin Bryerma says:
"In her outstanding first novel, a historical mystery, journalist Bommersbach (The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd) resurrects the name and reputation of real-life Ellen "Ella" Watson, who was lynch...ed for allegedly rustling cattle in the Wyoming Territory on July 20, 1889. Watson was born out of wedlock in 1860 in Ontario, Canada, to a 15-year-old Irish mother, Frances, and her Scottish lover, Thomas. Her parents married, and produced 16 more children, many of whom died young. In 1877, the family trekked to Kansas to homestead a new farm. Ella married and later divorced an abusive man, then in 1885 boldly struck out on her own for the Wyoming Territory. Hard work earned Ella a measure of success, first as a boardinghouse cook and waitress, later as the secret wife of postmaster Jimmy Averell, and finally as a homesteader with her own claim. But Ella made enemies of several big cattlemen, including rancher Albert J. Bothwell, who will lead her lynching. Bommersbach beautifully recreates the milieu in which Ella struggled to realize her dreams. Extensive endnotes provide further background on this miscarriage of justice."
To view the online press release CLICK HERE.