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Performances

Pamela Means   Performance Artist
is an award-winning Massachusetts based, internationally-touring singer-songwriter and jazz musician. She is known as "one of the fiercest guitar players and politically-rooted singer-songwriters in the music industry today," (Curve Magazine).
Means has a new acoustic album, "Precedent," an anticipated follow-up to both "Pamela Means Jazz Project, Vol. 1" (Top 10 Album of 2007 - Muruch.com), in which, "Means takes her rightful place among contemporary superstar jazz vocalists such as Cassandra Wilson and Norah Jones" (Curve Magazine); and the preceding politically-provocative release, "Single Bullet Theory," named 2004 Outmusic Outstanding New Recording of the Year.

Lenelle Moïse   Performance Artist
is an award-winning poet, playwright, essayist and nationally-touring performance artist. She creates intimate, fiery, texts about the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, spirituality, culture and resistance.  Fueled by the motto “Words rouse worlds,” she regularly presents interactive performances and workshops that empower diverse groups of people to creatively speak up and act for social change.
With an MFA from Smith College, Moïse has been a guest artist at the United Nations, the Culture Project, the Omega Institute and dozens of colleges and universities across the United States. Her work is published in a number of anthologies, including Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, We Don't Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists and Brassage: An Anthology of Poems by Haitian Women. Her debut CD Madivinez won the 2007Patchwork Majority Radio Award for best solo album. Her most recent awards include the 2009-2010 Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writers Fund Award for Poetry At age 20, she co-wrote Bolivian director Rodrigo Bellot’s Sexual Dependency,a feature-film. She lives in Northampton, MA.

Vannessa Torres Performance Artist
is an established musical performer. Torres’ songs and performance are soulful personal portraits rooted in compassion and hope.   It is her unique blend of authenticity and grace that makes Torres' music  refreshing and inspiring.  Such qualities as a songwriter have awarded her numerous honors. She was selected for the prestigious Emerging Artist Showcase for the 2010 FalconRidge Folk Festival, received 3rd place in the 2010 Music to Life Songwriting Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival (out of over 300 applicants) and receivied Honorable Mention in the Telluride Troubador Songwriting Competition.