Thursday, August 08, 2013
A Benefit for KXCR Florence, OR
The Unitarian Fellowship Building
Hwy 101 & Heceta Beach Rd
Provocative American storyteller visits Florence Aug. 8th
Only a small fraction of Florence's entertainment seekers have seen the
likes of the unique American storyteller show playing Thursday 8/8/13 at
the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Behind Chris Chandler's spoken word riffs on American culture is a sharp
eye and a deep love of language. Striking in appearance, sporting a
black bowler on his shaved head, he sometime finds himself climbing any
nearby chair to add emphasis to a story's riveting conclusion. A showman
to the core!
Chandler, son of a southern preacher, left his home and, instead of
pursuing a career in NY theater, he trusted his instincts to hit the
road to find and tell the stories of America. As any entertainer will
attest it hasn't been easy. For the last 25 years he has traveled from
gig to gig losing his long blond hair but sharpening his craft.
The guitar and voice of Paul Benoit weaves tastefully throughout the
performance, sometimes subdued, sometimes soaring. Chandler credits his
music director for lifting the act to its current elevated level of
professionalism. Everywhere they appear the reaction usually includes a
recognition that it was a totally unique entertainment experience.
There is no admission charge. Show begins at 7 pm. Donations will be
shared 50/50 with KXCR and the performers. Special thanks to Chris
Chandler and Paul Benoit for using their creative talents to help raise
the money to move our exciting community radio project toward fruition.
For information call 541 997-2997 or 541 997-3950. The Unitarian
Fellowship building is located at the junction of Hwy 101 & Heceta Beach Rd.