"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.
March 22-23: Filming on location, Charlotte, NC
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
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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