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"Frank Messina has become a classic." New York Times

2016 Dates:

 

Thurs/Fri/Sun, Jan 14, 15, 17, "Second Seat", Live at the Hudson Guild Theater, New York, NY Frank appears in the Venus/Adonis 2016 Theater Festival production. Written by S. Karlan. Directed by Cristhian Andrews. Jan 14: 6:15PM; Jan 15: 6:15PM. Jan 17: 8:30PM. Venus Adonis Theater Festival.

Sat. Jan 16, The Turning Point, Piermont, NY Frank makes a special guest appearance with Stir Fried featuring Buddy Cage and Johnny Markowski of New Riders of the Purple Sage. 8:00PM. 468 Piermont Ave. Piermont, NY. 845-359-1089. turningpointcafe.com

Jan 19 - March 3: Filming on location (NY, FL)

Fri, March 4, Art 31 Culture Pop Festival, Maitland Art Center, Maitland Florida Readings by Frank Messina, Kerouac Project resident Erik Deckers, A&H resident writer Danny Powell, works by Dale Chihuly, Jason Hackenworth, Lorrie Fredette and Paige Smith. 6:30-9PM

Thurs, March 24, 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, John Simko, Anthony Vicusi, and others. Hosted by The Very Reverend Dr. James A. Kowalski, Cathedral Dean, and Cathedral Poet-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson. 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.

 

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Fri, April 15, The Turning Point, Piermont, NY, Frank Messina & Friends with SCOTT MURAWSKI - guitar (of Max Creek, Mike Gordon), BRIAN JACKSON - keys (of Gil Scott-Heron), ERIK LAWRENCE - sax (of Levon Helm Band), LARRY McDONALD - percussion (of Gil Scott-Heron, Taj Mahal, Dub is a Weapon), ROBBIE GORDON - bass (of Gil Scott-Heron), JOHNNY MARKOWSKI - drums (of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Stir Fried). MICHAEL CALLAGHAN - tracks. Don't miss this special event. 8:30PM. $20.00 468 Piermont Ave. Piermont, NY. 845-359-1089. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS:

Sat, April 16, GonzoFest, Louisville, KY A celebration of the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson. Frank makes special appearance. The Big Four Lawn, Water Front Park, Louisville, KY. Tickets at   Gonzo Fest.

Sat, April 30, The Last Waltz Live, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY A re-creation of The Band's classic 1978 film, The Last Waltz, (directed by Martin Scorsese). Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY 12720, 866-781-2922

May 2-30, Filming in NY, NJ, FL

June 8-15, Orlando, FL, Frank works on book project.

June 28-July 15, NY, NJ, CO, WY - Filming

Saturday, September 3, Joe's Pub @ the Public Theater, New York City

The Kerouac Project 4th Annual Benefit Concert

starring:
DAVID AMRAM
MICHAEL SHANNON
JOHN VENTIMIGLIA
FRANK MESSINA
LEE RANALDO
BOB HOLMAN
BOB KEALING

Legendary composer and jazz musician David Amram and his Quintet (Kevin Twigg - drums; Rene Hart - bass; Elliot Peper - bongos; Adam Amram - congas) perform original and American classics, and accompany Academy Award nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Man of Steel, Revolutionary Road),  John Ventimiglia (The Sopranos), Bowery Poetry Club founder Bob Holman, and NY Mets Poet Frank Messina, rock legend Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), and surprise guests from the film and theater world as they recite the works of Jack Kerouac. Special musical guest: saxophonist Erik Lawrence. Keynote speaker: author/journalist and Kerouac Project co-founder Bob Kealing. Proceeds support the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence Project of Orlando, Florida, home to nearly 60 writers since 2000.

"A star-studded and soulful tribute to an American classic."- Time Out, NY

Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, 7:00 PM, 425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY. Tickets: 212-967-7555.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Proceeds will support The Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence Project of Orlando, Florida, home to almost 60 writers since the Fall of 2000. Each competes with a worldwide pool of applicants to live and create, rent-free, for three months at a time. The Kerouac Project is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit group and operates solely on tax deductible donations. www.kerouacproject.org

Sunday, September 25, Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill, NY
With poets Gregg Japhy, Frank Messina, Validimir Nahitchevansky.  44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY 12414. 7:00PM. bridgest.org 518-943-3818

Saturday, October 15, Batter Up: Poets on Baseball
Hoboken Historical Museum
Featuring Ed Charles (poet and member of the 1969 World Champion NY Mets), Frank Messina, Quincy Troupe, Elinor Nauen, Mikhail Horowitz, Ellen Margolis, Mile Square Theater. Hosted by Danny Shot. 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030. 3:00PM. Hobokenmuseum.org

 

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