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Annie Lanzillotto Band  Alternative blues hard rock to set you straight on matters of the heart and state
Annie Lanzillotto Band Alternative blues hard rock to set you straight on matters of the heart and state
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"Annie and Rose Show" (Radio)

Rose Imperato and I free-styled an internet radio pilot tonight, on www.centannibroadcasting.com
You can listen to our conversation anytime you want, as it will be archived at Centannibroadcasting.com.

To support our weekly radio broadcast, Rose and I seek sponsors to buy 60 second commercial spots for twenty-five bucks. The spots will be aired live, and archived with the show for repeated listening.

If you have sponsor ideas for us, or if there's something you want to promote worldwide to our fan base, do tell.

In the meantime, listen in. We dig deep into the art of conversation; --making conversation worth overhearing.

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E Viva La Madonna Nera

Last night was our annual Festa di La Madonna Nera. In New York fashion, we go to a gay bar that was once the chapel of The Black Madonna. I sat on the sidewalk for three hours with my guitar, intoning "E Viva La Madonna Nera" --- a guy came up to me on a motorcycle saying "You're too young to remember the chapel" -- I love that concept "too young to remember"

Being the "rememberer" in my family, in my city, in my body, in my country world - all of it, is a station. It's my place. The guy on the motorcycle is right of course, I was not alive in 1913, to pray at the chapel upon Her arrival from Sicilia, nor in the decades of the Madonna's throne on 13th Street. Nor was I alive at the time of her miracle overlooking the bay.

To be a rememberer is ageless. I didn't have to be there. I am here. Adding glitter to the sidewalk. Invoking her name. Adding my breath to the wind she rides on.

Pictured here is Simba Yangala, on keys and coffee can.
Photos and Video: by Audrey Kindred

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LuLu LoLo put us Over The Top!

THANK YOU ALL
for all your generosity! Yesterday's beautiful backers Mitria DiGiacomo and Carole and Bob Kavanagh got us to the top, and this morning, glorious, the one and only couple -- LuLu LoLo and Dan Evans -- get the distinction of having put us over the top -- with their contributing at the reward level "I will come to your house with microphones, guitars, PA system, guitar, the works and we will create music together..." Fantastic! I can't wait!

BACKER PROFILE
You may have read about LuLu LoLo and Dan in this Sunday's NY Times Real Estate section: Habitats column, ”Caretakers of a Vanishing Little Italy." Or you may have seen one of their shows over the years. (clip attached of LuLu performing as a Triangle Shirtwaist maker). Or you may have seen LuLu win big bucks on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" wowing Meredith Viera with her pizzazz and red feathery capello. LuLu LoLo is quite an institution, and her family has been invigorating the lives of East Harlem residents since the pushcart days. She lives on a street named after her father, "Pete Pascale Place." Her mother Rose and father Pete, worked to unite all Harlem: east, central, west, Italian, Puerto Rican, Black, -- this was their life's work, and it continues today with basketball programs and a childrens' center in their legacy.

FOLLOW THE LINKS:
Lulu LoLo's husband Dan Evans, is interviewed as saying "I've followed the path of the renegade, the spiritual renegade. If you follow what's deep inside your heart, things work out." He was speaking of his life, his marriage and homemaking in East Harlem, and his Saint Francis chapel in their backyard.
Here are links into their world:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/realestate/22habi.html...
http://www.ordinarystories.com/thecrabapplechapel/
http://www.lululolo.com

PHOTOS:
Below our photos from my pilgrimage to Crabapple Chapel with my Mom and Aunt Lucy, 2010.
Mom (Rachel Lanzillotto) and Dan in the chapel
Saint Francis, with Mom's holy bracelet
Mom, Aunt Lucy, LuLu
Lulu LoLo in her racecar outfit for her performance in France

forevvvr
Annie

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