"Frank Messina has become a classic." New York Times
February / March: Filming for HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Frank returns as Al Capone's bodyguard in Season 5 of 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.
March 22-23: Filming on location, Charlotte, NC Frank makes a starring appearance as the fiercely obsessed but lovable vigilante, "Ginger Lafferty", in the Toxic Avenger off-shoot feature, Toxic Tutu.
April 4, GonzoFest, Louisville, KY A celebration of the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson. Frank reads Thompson's work accompanied by Tyrone Cotton, guitar; Tim Brothers, bass; Mike Hymen, drums. Honored guest Anita Thompson, composer David Amram, poet Ron Whitehead. The Muhammad Ali Center,144 North Sixth St., Louisville, KY 40202, 502.584.9254 8:00PM Tickets
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, John Ventimiglia, Frank Messina, Paolo Valesio, Annie Finch, John Simko, Anthony Vicusi, Eileen Myles 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 27-28, Filming on location, Maryland
May 17: Mighty High Mountain Fest, Tuxedo, NY Frank makes a special guest appearance with Stir Fried featuring Steve Kimock, Mookie Siegel, Buddy Cage.
May 19-June 20: Filming for HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Frank returns as Al Capone's bodyguard in Season 5 of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Produced by Martin Scorsese.
July 6-20: Filming on location, Manhattan Film Institute, Greenport, Long Island, NY, Filming for Frank's short film, "Commander", about a soldier returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
July 25,26, Filming on location, New York City: Frank has a supporting role appearance in the indie short film project, "Wear".
August: Frank makes final edits to his forthcoming book of poetry.
September 28, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, New York City, Frank hosts and performs at the 2nd Annual Jack Kerouac Project fundraiser. More details soon.
October 4,5, Jersey City Artists Studio Tour
Hurricane Evacuees, by Frank Messina: 79x24", Acrylic, gesso, crushed stimulants on wood
the spoken gallery
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