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Saturday, February 16th, 2019

PantheaCon/DoubleTree Hotel

1 in 8 - 3:30pm

2050 Gateway Place
San Jose California 95112
Price: $40 for full day


Mimi & I will be presenting this music & theater piece for the 2nd time at PantheaCon!
One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. In 2015, I became one of them. “1 in 8” is about grief & fear, love & determination, gratitude & resilience. It’s about shame & anger, hope & humor, community & compassion, mortality & survival. I tell this tale to encourage, inspire, comfort, educate and, yes, to entertain. Creative expression helped me find my way through the fears, ravages and anxieties of cancer treatment. Jazz guitarist Mimi Fox, a sister-survivor, joined me in collaborating on these songs, crafting them into beautiful expressions of each song’s true meaning.



Sunday, February 17th, 2019

PantheaCon/DoubleTree Hotel

40 years of Peace, Love & Dulcimers - 3:30pm

2050 Gateway Place
San Jose California 95112
Price: $40 for full day

The DulciMates, Deborah "DJ" Hamouris & Buffalo, sing & play, on two mountain dulcimers, selections from an eclectic repertoire ranging from medieval & contemporary folk to traditional & original songs. Their 1986 recording, “Welcome to Annwfn” (with brother, Rick Hamouris), catapulted "We Are A Circle" to international acclaim. DJ went on to record 3 more Pagan classic albums & 2 of original songs, in partnership with legendary jazz guitarist Mimi Fox: "Snapshots", + "1 in 8", a musical reflection of DJ's journey through breast cancer. The DulciMates album, “The Green Man”, came out in 2012.
DJ & Buffalo have a 40-year history of music making, including musicals, cabaret, the Renaissance Pleasure Faire & The Dickens' Christmas Faire. DJ teaches mountain dulcimer at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. Buffalo has a private psychotherapy practice. They have loved making beautiful music together since 1979.

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall

7th Annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering - 9am-6pm

1924 Cedar St.
Berkley California 94702
US 5108414824
Price: $80/$90 after 5/11/19

The 6th Annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering!
Quality music education on the dulcimer in the Heart of Berkeley!

This year featuring
Erin Mae Lewis

Faculty includes
Steve Eulberg
Neal Hellman
Deborah Hamouris
Dusty Thorburn

Faculty Concert 5/17, 7:30, @The Back Room

Workshops 9-4pm @BFUU

Master class with Erin Mae 2-5pm @BFUU ($40 advance/$45 @door)

More info to come.

Registration will open 1/1/19!

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