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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Thu, October 19th, 2006 (9:03 pm)
Subject:Joni on YouTube!
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Joni has a video from Arts Across Illinois: Centerstage. This is her appearance from June 16, 2005. Thanks to WTTW for the clip.


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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Sat, July 15th, 2006 (6:10 pm)
Subject:new site launched!
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Be one of the first to explore and try out Joni's new site!

JoniLaurence.com

Feel free to leave comments here or on the Guestbook.

Thanks!

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Tue, March 7th, 2006 (10:36 am)
Subject:two more IL shows!
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Okay, I thought the live concert might be your last chance for a while, but here are two more chances! If you missed the recording concert, it was a great time! Ryan Groff and the rest of the band were an excellent compliment to Joni's music. It was very fun to be involved with her next cd in that way. Can't wait!


3.09.06 @ 8:00pm
Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL
309-829-4647
Price: $10.00
with Ryan Groff (www.elsinoremusic.com)



3.11.06 @ 8:00pm
Common Grounds
1612 Charleston Ave
Mattoon, IL
(217) 235-2326

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Sat, February 18th, 2006 (11:34 am)
Subject:Don't forget! Live recording show tonight!
Security:Public

2.18.06 @ 7:30pm
CD Recording Concert
Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana
309 W. Green
Urbana, IL
Price: $7-10 sliding scale
Come be a part of the making of the next recording. A whole CD all in one night!

Doors open at 7PM.

I'll be there ... will you? Pass the word! In case you missed the News-Gazette article, Joni is relocating out west, so this may be one of the last chances to see her play in town for a long while.

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Tue, January 10th, 2006 (8:51 am)
Subject:Wal-Mart Blues
Security:Public

Heh, I knew I wasn't imaginging things. Joni has a little song about Wal-Mart, and there's a movie being made with her song on the soundtrack:

http://www.walmartmovie.com/soundtrack.php

You can download the song there. Funny. I could've sworn I imagined her performing that song this summer.

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Sat, January 7th, 2006 (6:50 pm)
Subject:Live Audience CD!
Security:Public

From Joni:

On Saturday, February 18, 2006, I will be performing a Recording Concert for my next CD. That´s right, I´m making a live recording with 11 new songs and one or two old favorites, and I hope as many of you as possible can be a part of this endeavor. There are many ways you can help!

First, if you live anywhere near central Illinois and are willing to make the trip, I would love to have you in my studio audience. The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Green Street in Urbana. It will be a fun night with complementary drinks and snacks, raffle prizes and more. There´s nothing I´d like more than a packed house of cheering fans on my new live record. You can be sure to get a good seat by purchasing reserved seating in advance.

Second, you can purchase a new CD in advance. Your purchase will help me make this CD a reality. There are all kinds of costs involved with recording a CD – musicians, equipment rental, space rental, a recording engineer, mixing, mastering, graphics, CD duplication, etc.; and, the "bottom line" shows that my new music career doesn´t pay as much as my old day job, so I need the cash flow up front to make it all happen.

Third, you can become a Contributor. If you are fortunate enough to be one of those people with enough discretionary income to be a Patron of the Arts, I would sincerely appreciate your patronage. For your patronage I will perform a concert in your home for you and your guests. I will also write a song for you – a song that represents you and/or your feelings about something or someone.

You can learn more about reserved seating, advance purchase of CDs and becoming a Contributor at www.jonilaurence.com/contribute.php.

Best wishes for the New Year!

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Wed, September 14th, 2005 (8:43 am)
Subject:Northwest Tour
Security:Public

From Joni:

I've arrived safely in Seattle tonight and learned that my radio spot tomorrow in Olympia can be heard live via the internet. Please check it out! I will be on KAOS at 4 pm western time - that's 6 pm back in the central time zone. Here's the link http://www.kaosradio.org/.

Also, please help me promote my Northwest dates. Tell all your friends and family in the area!

9/16 Mud Bay Coffee, Olympia, WA
9/17 Espresso Americano, Bellevue, WA
9/18 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
9/22 DragonFly Coffee, Salem, OR
9/23 Red and Black Cafe, Portland, OR
9/29 Mandolin Cafe, Tacoma, WA
9/30 Cafe Luna, Vashon, WA
10/1 Bay Street Coffee, Bellingham, WA

For more details see http://www.jonilaurence.com/tour.php.

Check out my website NEWS section for updates about my tour.

See you soon.

Joni

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Thu, September 1st, 2005 (1:01 pm)
Subject:Support Red Cross & Hurricane Katrina Victims
Security:Public

From Joni:
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Hello again:

I'm writing to ask for your financial help to support victims of hurricane Katrina.

I will be donating all of my profits from CD sales through CD Baby to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. That's $11.00 per CD.

If you'd like to contribute to the American Red Cross, please buy a CD through CD Baby. Try one of the CDs you don't have yet, or buy a CD for a friend.

Here are the links:

Short Time - http://cdbaby.com/cd/laurence

daphne speaks - http://cdbaby.com/cd/laurence2

Trashbag Birdie - http://cdbaby.com/cd/laurence3

There are hundreds of CD Baby artists who are donating their profits. You can check out the other artists at http://cdbaby.com/group/redcross.

Thank you for your consideration.

Joni

www.jonilaurence.com

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Sat, August 20th, 2005 (10:56 am)
Subject:Mike & Molly's
Security:Public

Don't forget Joni is playing tonight at Mike & Molly's in downtown Champaign. I will probably be there, myself. =)

8.20.05 @ 9:00pm
Mike and Molly's
105 N Market
Champaign, IL
(217) 355-1236
Price: $TBA
With Angie Heaton and Elsinore

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Mon, August 8th, 2005 (9:13 am)
Subject:updates
Security:Public

The tour calendar has been updated with lots of new shows. Also, Joni sent out an email with information on her live performance on "Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage." It is airing this week on WILL.

Wednesday, August 10
WILL-TV Channel 12
8:00 - 9:00pm

Have a great week!

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Wed, July 13th, 2005 (12:19 pm)
Subject:News
Security:Public

Hey everybody!

Links & iTunes
A few updates are happening at Joni's site. Check out her Links page - a new artist has been added, as well as a link here (yay!) and a link to Joni's iTunes page. How awesome is that she has an iTunes page? Just me? ;-)

Audience Pictures
Don't forget, if you have pictures from any of Joni's shows that you would like to share, you can email them to her or me and they will go in the galleries.

Looks like that is all for now. Have a great week!

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Tue, June 28th, 2005 (1:04 pm)
Subject:from Joni
Security:Public

Hello Illinois fans, friends and family:

A couple of weeks ago I performed live on WTTW, the PBS station in Chicago, on a program called Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage. The program is being aired tape-delayed at various times on other PBS affiliates in Illinois. Not all of the PBS stations have scheduled an airtime for the program, but for those who have, I've listed the information below. I'll keep you posted as I gather more information. Hope you can check it out!!

Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage

Wednesday, June 29, 2005
9:30 - 10:30 p.m.

WQEC 27 - Quincy, IL

WSEC 14/65 - Springfield, IL

WMEC 22 - Macomb, IL

Wednesday, August 10, 2005
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

WILL-TV 12 - Champaign/Urbana

Take care.

Joni

www.jonilaurence.com

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Tue, June 28th, 2005 (9:47 am)
Subject:Taste of Champaign
Security:Public

Joni's set at the Taste of Champaign was very enjoyable - heat, humidity, and gnats be darned! I hope others had a chance to see her play this weekend.

If you happen to have pictures, feel free to send them to my Gmail account (roniabirk AT gmail DOT com) and I will post them to Joni's web site with credit. Just tell me who to credit! Thanks. :)

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Thu, June 16th, 2005 (8:48 am)
Subject:Taste of Champaign
Security:Public

Joni will be playing at the Taste of Champaign next Friday. Make plans to stop by, it's always a good time. =)

Other upcoming dates:

6.16.05 @ 8:00pm
Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage
WTTW Channel 11
Chicago, IL

6.17.05 @ 7:00 – 9:00pm
Mojo’s at River Music Experience
129 Main St.
Davenport, IA
http://www.rivermusicexperience.org

6.24.05 @ 5:00pm
Taste of Champaign
West Side Park
Champaign, IL
Price: free

7.02.05 @ 8:00pm
Musicmavens Reunion Show
The 5 Spot
1006 Forrest Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
615-650-9333
http://www.the5spot.net
Guest artist

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Tue, June 7th, 2005 (10:44 am)
Subject:Joni on TV!
Security:Public

From Joni:



Hello Everyone!

I hope you’re enjoying the warm summer weather. I’ve been getting some good “porch” time since I’ve been home from touring. I just love watching the neighborhood and strumming on my guitar.

I have some SUPER EXCITING news I want share with everyone. Next Thursday night, June 16th at 8:00 p.m., I will be performing live on WTTW Channel 11 in Chicago on a program called “Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage.” If you live in the Chicago area, southern Wisconsin, or northwestern Indiana, you can watch this program as it airs live. Everyone else in the state of Illinois can view this program on your local PBS station sometime in the following weeks. Just call your local PBS station to find out when they will air the program. “Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage” will run in the Champaign area on WILL on Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00 p.m. I’m REALLY looking forward to this opportunity!

Would you like to be part of this amazing experience? “Arts Across Illinois: Center Stage” has a 350 person studio audience, and I get to invite up to 40 people to the show. If you live in the area or want to road trip, you can attend this performance for free! Just call WTTW hotline at 773-509-5614 and leave your phone number and a message regarding how many tickets you’d like to have. They will call you back about “casting” you as an audience member.

I will hit the road again this Saturday for about a week’s worth of shows. Please pass on the word that I will be performing in these areas. Hope to see you at a show soon!

Dates.Collapse )

Thank you all for your continued encouragement and support!

With much gratitude,

Joni

http://www.jonilaurence.com

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Wed, May 18th, 2005 (8:51 am)
Subject:Joni's show tonight, Chicago
Security:Public

5.18.05 @ 9:00pm
Red Line Tap
7006 N.Glenwood
Chicago, IL
http://www.heartlandcafe.com/rl_evcal.htm
Price: $5.00
co-bill with Rachel Garlin (www.rachelgarlin.com) 21+ show

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Tue, April 26th, 2005 (9:02 am)
Subject:new email from Joni
Security:Public

If you aren't on Joni's mailing list ... why not? ;-)

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Hello everyone:

Thank you to all of you who have been following my career and wishing me well along the way. I’ve had quite a ride this year, and it looks like there are more adventures ahead of me.

Rachel Garlin and I had a terrific 3-week tour on the west coast, and beginning next weekend, we will embark on a 4-week Midwest tour. I’ve listed all of our dates below. Please go to my website at www.jonilaurence.com/tour.php for more information about each show.

I’d really appreciate it if you could ask all of your friends, family and acquaintances in the towns where we’ll be playing to come out to the show. Growing our following from town-to-town really depends on you and getting the word out. Thank you in advance for helping to promote the tour.

Here are our dates…I hope to see you at a show next month!!

Joni

www.jonilaurence.com

Shows in MO, IL, IA, IN, WI, MN, and more!Collapse )

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Thu, April 14th, 2005 (10:06 am)
Subject:new local show
Security:Public

In case you didn't get Joni's email, here is the info:

4.15.05 @ 8:00pm
Acoustic Fusion
Verde Gallery

9 Taylor Street
Champaign, IL
Price: $5.00
co-bill with Jill Manning (Springfield, IL)

Plus, she has added a lot of new shows to her schedule. They are now on the Calendar of the Community main page, too. :)

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Poster:roniabirk
Date: Fri, March 25th, 2005 (1:58 pm)
Subject:CU Music Awards
Security:Public

Voting ends March 28th! Be sure to go vote for Joni (or, you know, who you want to vote for), then check back on April 7th to see who won. =)

http://www.cumusicawards.com

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Poster:dorothy_the_dot
Date: Thu, March 17th, 2005 (3:23 pm)
Subject:CU Music Awards
Security:Public

I noticed the other day that Joni was nominated for a CU Music Award.
http://www.cumusicawards.com/nominees/female.php

Be sure to vote!

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