Wednesday, September 7, a new season of creative happiness begins with the Dan Pels Show, featuring poet/songwriter Jesse S. Owens and Carol Thomas. Lorale, known for her passionate voice, adds to the evening, inviting people to dance to her songs.
Jesse Owens is a Daytona Beach attorney specializing in environmental and land use laws who helped establish the Atlantic Center for the Arts. His career as a singer/songwriter is equally impressive. He has performed at all the major folk festivals in the State of Florida. “My music,” he says “is influenced by the work of artists like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. I write poetry songs.”
Carol Thomas is an exuberant poet and a champion of women's rights. In her clinical practice and career as a college professor--doctor of divinity and clinical psychologist--her innovations have helped innumerable women. She is recipient of a Gold Medal from the Florida Book Awards in non-fiction, as a co-author of the critical biography, Merlin Stone Remembered. Her poems reflect her strong commitment to the cause of gender equality.
Dan Pels, a well-published poet, emcees and adds his own surreal slant, performing bilingually in French and English. “The evening will help replace the summer’s heat with creative heat,” Pels promises. “and we know being in heat tends to make an audience happy.”
Pels’ show is sponsored by Creative Happiness Institute, made possible in part by funding from the
Cultural Council of Volusia County and Michael Mullins Construction Company. The show runs from 7 and 9 p.m. at its new location—95 and Vine Wine Shop, 1665 Dunlawton Avenue (Suite #105), Port Orange, FL 32127—and is open to the public, free.
95 and Vine Wine Shop offers a wide selection of the world’s wines starting at $6 per glass. For more information about the Dan Pels Poetry Show, call Dan at 386-846-7966. To contact the store, call 386-947-7929.