"Frank Messina has become a classic." New York Times
February / March: Filming for HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Frank makes an appearance in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Produced by Martin Scorsese.
March 3: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY Frank makes a special guest appearance with the David Amram Quintet. Kevin Twigg, drums; Rene Hart, bass; Elliott Pepper, percussion, Adam Amram, percussion. Cornelia Street Cafe, 8:30pm. 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY. 212-989-9319. Frank's reading will be filmed for a movie celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the World Champion New York Mets. Directed by Heather Quinlan.
April 1-5, GonzoFest 2014, Louisville, KY Celebrating Hunter S. Thompson, with Anita Thompson, Ron Whitehead, David Amram, Ralph Steadman, Frank Messina. More info announced soon. Sponsored by the Thompson estate's Gonzo Foundation.
April 9: University of Central Florida, Burnett
Honors College Frank
reads from his Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry and discusses the subject of
baseball and literature as part of the Honors History program in Baseball and American
Culture. Univ. of Central Florida, Burnett Honors College, 4000
Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, Florida, 32816
April 17: 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, Paolo Valesio, John Simko, Mary Jo Bang, 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.
April 27: Highline Ballroom, New York City, The Last Waltz Live An All-Star Re-Creation Of The Band's Classic Concert Film. Rev Tor Band, Jeff Mattson of Dark Star Orchestra and Zen Tricksters, Aaron Maxwell of God Street Wine, Joe Gallant of Illuminati Orchestra, Little Toby Walker, Johnny Markowski of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jack Grace, Blake Christiana & Andrew Hendryx of Yarn, Rachael Sage, Greg Koerner of Gent Treadly, Danielia Cotton, Godfrey Townsend, Soulfarm, Todd Mack, Emily Elbert, Tory Hanna, Caroline Mack, Katie Pearlman, Frank Messina, Conor Meehan, and Ashleigh Katsos. Showtime: 8:00 PM, Doors open: 6:00 PM, Tickets $25 - $45. Frank will be reading Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem, Loud Prayer. More info: www.lastwaltzlive.org Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St. New York, NY 10011 between 9th & 10th Ave (212) 414-5994
October 4,5, Jersey City Artists Studio Tour
Hurricane Evacuees, by Frank Messina: 79x24", Acrylic, gesso, crushed stimulants on wood
the spoken gallery
More Dates Announced Soon
Frank Messina: The Official Website
All material copyright Spokeface Records. By visiting this site, you agree to the terms and conditions. All text, video, audio and images may not be re-published, distributed or disseminated without the expressed, written permission of Spokeface Records. Site Designed and Hosted By TechEvolution