[NEWS] Sheryl Crow sparks $20K in fundraising from pop-up fair
Franklin Home Page Staff Report
After nearly 5,000 shoppers flooded the halls of The Factory, City Farmhouse Pop-up, shoppers - who represented states up and down the East Coast, and everywhere in between - helped bring in more than $20,000 for the World Food Program U.S.A.
Leading the effort was Sheryl Crow, who has supported Wold Food Program U.S.A. for years. She said City Farmhouse is "her favorite spot to shop for antiques," and offered a range of goods from her personal stash to shoppers during the three-day event, selling everything from antique and vintage pieces to parts of her art collection and other home decor items.
"Our first holiday pop-up market was a huge success, and we are so thankful to Sheryl for jumping in for a good cause," said Kim Leggett, organizer of the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair. "People came to Franklin from all over to see her and shop the show. Many of the vendors have said this is one of their best shows they've ever had."
Coordinated by Kim and David Leggett, this is the first City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair that the pair has hosted at The Factory at Franklin.
Kim Leggett said the experience went so well at The Factory at Franklin - for both guests and vendors - that they plan to have all future City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs at the venue on Franklin Road.
"There's such a cool energy happening at The Factory right now with all the new shops and restaurants, and it's the perfect space to host an event like this," she. "We're so excited about this show that we're already planning the next one in June."
Those who missed the opportunity to enjoy the 2015 City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-up Fair need not worry: the Leggetts are already coordinating the next series for next year, and plan to announce 2016 dates in the coming months.
She seemed just as caught up as we were in the adrenaline rush of thousands of people coming together to celebrate raising $23,659,675 this year and $106,055,015 since 2009, all for one goal.
Sheryl stepped on stage in front of her new Pelotonia pals at The Schott Wednesday night during our Check Celebration, and then launched into a very soulful and heartfelt rendition of The First Cut is the Deepest.
In other words: It was an amazing night.
“And we’re truly just getting started,” Dan Rosenthal, Pelotonia’s board chairman, told the jubilant crowd of about 8,000 during the ceremony. “One day we’ll come together to celebrate raising $100 million in a single year.”
At first I thought, “$100 million in one year? Really?” But,then again, while Dan’s dream sounds pretty aspirational, think back to 2009 and how far we’ve come in so few years. I think Dan just might be on to something.
Or, as Mike Caligiuri said: “Anything is possible.”
My Pelotonia day began at about 3 p.m., at The James, when I tagged along as Sheryl went on a tour. As she has such a big voice and powerful presence on stage, I was surprised Sheryl was so petite.
“(The new James) opened in December, which coincided with Doug’s arrival,” Dr. Ted Teknos said, referencing Doug Ulman, Pelotonia’s CEO/President.
“He did tell me you built a brand-new hospital just for him,” Sheryl said with a sly smile.
A few minutes later, Sheryl lamented that she hadn’t brought her guitar along on the tour. “We’ll play in the lobbies, we’ll go to the rooms,” she said.
She did pay a surprise visit to Pelotonia Rider Robert Scherer, who was a patient in The James and disappointed he wasn’t able to attend the Check Celebration.
The personal visit brought a giant smile to his face.
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“I’m so sad I don’t have my guitar,” Sheryl told Robert and then gave him a hug and posed for some photos with the family.
The doors of The Schott opened at 6 p.m. and a steady stream of Pelotonia people filed in. Marissa and William Dessert headed over to the area where guests could write notes to patients at The James. This area was hosted by Lifestyles Communities.
“My boss is here, at The James, and got a stem cell transplant today,” Marissa said after she wrote a note.
“I think when you get a letter of encouragement, even from a complete stranger, it allows you to keep going and keep smiling,” William added.
Tracey Gerber struck a pose at the Selfie Station, holding the I’m In For 2016 sign. “I ride every year for my mom, who is battling esophageal cancer,” she said.
In seven years, 19,749 Riders have ridden 3,013,665 miles. We’ve received more than 450,000 individual donations.
These numbers are truly amazing, but what’s even more impressive is the passion, Doug said. “Numbers can’t even come close to describing the individuals we ride for.”
Our message is clear, Mike Caligiuri told everyone: “We are committed to ride and raise until this dreaded disease is behind us.”
After the new Pelotonia video was shown, which displayed our 2015 and cumulative fundraising numbers, Sheryl took the stage. The Schott went dark, illuminated by thousands of Pelotonia-green glow necklaces.
Between songs, Sheryl talked about her bout with cancer.
“In February, I’m 10 years cancer free,” she declared – and the crowd went wild. I think Sheryl felt a connection with us, and seemed comfortable talking about her breast cancer experience.
“It’s enhanced and informed my life and I now know what it means to be alive,” she said, adding that a lot of “people in this room know what I’m talking about.”
The entire party was streamed live to the 300 patients in The James. Sheryl called the doctors and researchers at The James and Comprehensive Cancer Center the “real rock stars.” Playing on stage for thousands is “cool,” she said, but “doesn’t hold a candle” to finding cures for cancer.
During Are You Strong Enough to Be My Man, Sheryl changed the lyrics to: “Are you strong enough to be my research doctor?”
“I have two small children, so I have to believe our best days are ahead of us,” Sheryl said, which pretty much sums up why we ride.
See, it sure does sound like Sheryl is one of us. Welcome aboard.
Steve Wartenberg is a journalist, cyclist and longtime Pelotonia Rider. Steve is one of just a handful who have pedalled every mile of every Pelotonia. This year he is going above and beyond his fundraising efforts as a High Roller! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl Crow performs free concert for Pelotonia Riders
By Jeannie Raymond
Thousands of cyclists who participated in this year's Pelotonia event--a three-day experience each August in Columbus, Ohio that includes a weekend of biking, entertainment and volunteerism to fund life-saving cancer research at Ohio State University's James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute--were treated to a free concert from rocker Sheryl Crow whose ties to Pelotonia goes back to her own cancer diagnosis in 2006, just two years before the event began.
That year, Crow broke off a relationship with multiple Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong and discovered a short time later that she had breast cancer. She told the audience at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH that the first person she called was her friend Doug Ulman who, at the time, was just laying the groundwork for Pelotonia.
"I've had an incredible experience the past ten years meeting the real rock stars, the angels who have dedicated their lives to finding a cure" said Crow (who toured the James Hospital earlier in the day) before launching into her popular cover of the Cat Stevens song "First Cut Is The Deepest" followed by "Strong Enough" from her 1993 Grammy award winning debut album Tuesday Night Music Club.
Crow, who lives in Nashville, said she will officially participate as a Pelotonia rider in 2016. This year, riders and volunteers raised $23.6 million dollars-- a new record. In seven years, Pelotonia donations have totaled $106 million dollars with 100 percent of those donations going to cancer research.
In her twelve song, 75- minute performance Wednesday night, Crow mixed in a couple of new tunes from her latest release, the country influenced Feels Like Home, with mostly greatest hits--behind her five piece band that included a female keyboardist/backing vocalist and a slide guitar player.
Crow's versions of her older tunes sounded much fresher and a bit more countrified than the last time I saw her in Columbus back in 2003--- at the former Polaris Amphitheater. Now at age 53, she did not shy away from hitting the high notes and also played harmonica besides her trademark acoustic guitar.
"All I Wanna Do", "A Change Will Do You Good", "Every Day Is A Winding Road", and a bit of "Picture" (from her duet with Kid Rock) before transitioning into "If It Makes You Happy" were highlights along with the Summer smash of 2002 "Soak Up The Sun". Crow came back for an encore donning a Pelotonia t-shirt before launching into Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" to finish the set.
In my opinion, Crow will likely be included in the conversation for Rock Hall Induction when she becomes eligible in 2018. (2019 Induction Ceremony) assuming she continues to record new material. There are some interesting arguments for and against her possible induction at futurerocklegends.com
Crow has been involved in a couple of Rock Hall Ceremonies. She presented Fleetwood Mac at the 1998 Ceremony in New York. And, at the 2014 ceremony she was one of several women asked to perform the hits of inductee Linda Ronstandt.
Pelotonia hits new fundraising mark, with $23.6 million this year
Sheryl Crow, a breast-cancer survivor, says she plans to ride in 2016
By Jennifer Smola
The Columbus Dispatch
Pelotonia riders and supporters raised more than $23.6 million this year, breaking the cancer-research fundraiser’s record and bringing its seven-year fundraising total to more than $106 million.
Leaders of the organization announced the total at a celebration on Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center to a crowd of nearly 9,000 adorned in green glow sticks and Pelotonia apparel.
The event culminated with a performance by singer and cancer survivor Sheryl Crow, who announced that she’ll ride next year.
“I’m celebrating all the money you all have raised and how hard you worked, and next year, I’m going to ride 100 miles,” she said to cheers from the crowd.
All the money raised by Pelotonia riders, virtual riders and volunteers goes to cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Money goes toward fellowship programs, grants for faculty researchers, equipment to assist in advanced research, and recruiting and retaining some of the most-promising cancer researchers.
“We are committed to ride and to raise until this dreaded disease is behind us,” said Michael A. Caligiuri, CEO of the James.
The event was live-streamed for patients and families at the hospital. Crow, who has survived breast cancer, said hello to some of the patients and families at the James during her performance.
“We had a fantastic tour today of the James, and I’m highly, highly impressed with what you’re doing,” she said. “There’s a lot of hope in that building.”
In seven years, Pelotonia has had more than 19,700 riders, collectively biking more than 3 million miles. This year’s Pelotonia, Aug. 8-9, involved 7,981 riders participating in routes that ranged from 25 miles to 180 miles. There were more than 2,700 volunteers.
But there’s more to the story than just numbers, said Doug Ulman, Pelotonia president and CEO.
“What numbers don’t tell us is the passion and commitment of our pelotons,” he said. “Numbers can’t describe the minds that are working less than a mile from here to solve our generation’s biggest challenge. Numbers cannot even come close to describing the individuals we ride for.”
Paul Kosling of Granville has ridden 180 miles in each of the seven events. Kosling raises money by selling Pelotonia flags, one of which he wore as a cape on Wednesday night. He said he participates each year for one simple reason: “ ’Cause cancer sucks.”
Next year’s ride is scheduled for Aug. 5-7. Rider registration opens on Jan. 20.
[PIX] Farmhouse Pop-Up Fair - Day 1 - Meet & Greet with Sheryl Crow - 13 Nov
Some lovely pictures taken by visitors yesterday
On Friday evening, City Farmhouse Pop-up Show hosted a sneak peek before the weekend show begins today and Sunday. Patrons enjoyed wine and snacks as they shopped the booths in The Factory inside Jamison Hall. Sheryl Crow, who is a vendor at this year’s Holiday Show, was on hand to meet guests along with her two sons during part of the evening’s sneak peek. Sheryl Crow’s booth included artwork, hats,furniture,rugs,china, and more. All of the proceeds from her booth goes to charity.
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Sheryl Crow Opens Pop Up Shop In Nashville NEWSCHANNEL 4 NETWORK
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Sheryl Crow took a break from the stage Friday night to open a shop at The Factory at Franklin.
The musician and Nashville resident will be a featured guest vendor at this weekend's "City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-Up Fair."
Besides signing autographs and meeting fans, Crow will also be selling dozens of antique and vintage items from her personal collection to raise money for charity.
Crow said she's glad to empty out her storage unit for a good cause while spending time with local residents.
"One of the great things about living in Nashville is that people here are really friendly,” said Crow. "They like to see the people that live here, but who also go out into the world and play music. They like to see them doing things in the community, and it's a great opportunity just to get to see people, and know people, and it's fun."
Proceeds from all of Crow's sales at the fair, will go to the United Nations World Food Program. The pop-up fair will run through Sunday. Tickets were priced at $10 dollars.
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[NEWS] Sheryl to perform at John Lennon all-star tribute concert in New York
By Dave Paulson
October 9 of this year would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, and a few of Nashville's famed music-makers will gather in New York City next month to celebrate.
"Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert" will take place December 5 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Eric Church, Steven Tyler, Peter Frampton and Chris Stapleton are part of the all-star lineup, along with Aloe Blacc, Brandon Flowers, JUANES, Pat Monahan, Tom Morello and The Roots.
December 8 marks 35 years since Lennon was fatally shot outside his apartment building in New York City.
This won't be the first time that some of these performers have paid tribute to Lennon and The Beatles. Frampton and Tyler both appeared in the 1978 movie adaptation of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Church, Crow, Kristofferson and Nelson have all recorded Beatles covers over the years.
"Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert" will be filmed for a TV special, airing on AMC at 8 p.m. CT Saturday, December 19.
If It Makes You Happy: Sheryl Crow on Family, Music and Life in Tennessee
Article by Alex Hendrickson
Posted on styleblueprint.com
Gone are the days that questions surrounding Sheryl Crow’s relationship status help fill the racks at newsstands, and gone are the nights of her waiting until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard. These days, she is more likely to be found dancing with her two sons, Levi and Wyatt, in pajamas at their home, located outside of Nashville. Despite Crow’s nine Grammy awards and album sales reaching more than 50 million, her sons, ages 5 and 7, prefer the sounds of pop music — such as Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” — to their mom’s top hits.
Crow made the decision to adopt her sons — first in 2007 and again in 2010, and Levi and Wyatt have been her main focus ever since. “I have had some great relationships; I have had some interesting relationships and I have had some pretty not-so-great relationships … I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I have a great mom and a great family,” she explains. “After having cancer, I came to the realization that the picture you give yourself of how life is supposed to be is just a story … all of these children who come into the world, they need love. They need someone who is committed to being their advocate, their guardian, their mom,” she enthuses. Crow may have traded in her sold-out nightly shows for her home dance parties, but she still spends time in the recording studio and onstage. With her recent performance on her red, white and blue Telecaster guitar at the Pilgrimage Music Festival as proof, it is safe to say she is still killing it.
“You know, I still really love what I do,” Crow shares. “I love making music; I love writing. I always feel like my best work is in front of me, so that keeps me intrigued and motivated … as a writer, life always informs your art. For me, songwriting is something I really enjoy, but also something that is a necessity. I can sit and complain about the happenings of the world, or I can sit down and write a piece of music that actually changes the molecules. That is really where my joy is derived.” Crow allows her music to speak for itself and would give that advice to young, rising musicians. When given the opportunity, she encourages them to play their music authentically and allow themselves the ability to grow as artists.
It has been 22 years since Crow’s rise to fame and the launch of her first album “Tuesday Night Music Club,“ and although she would encourage her younger self to work a little less and stop to smell the roses a little more, she would never rewrite her past, even if given the option. She has spent the last 10 years building a life and a family in Tennessee, just a few hours from her hometown in Missouri. The decision to relocate was driven in large part by her DCIS breast cancer diagnosis, which came in 2006, six days after a public separation from her then-fiancé, Lance Armstrong. “It was just a frantic moment of Oh my gosh. What am I doing with my life? I thought, I want to go closer to home; I want to put down roots. After 22 years of living in LA, I never put down roots,” she reasons. “Do I miss LA? Not even for a second. As soon as I got here, it felt like home.”
“You know, at this point, I live a fairly normal life. The only way you really make money anymore is to go on the road, and we have pulled back from that … [With work] I am doing stuff that I feel is pushing humanity forward and is interesting and has meaning. As far as everything else, my life is really revolving around my kids,” Crow tells us.
Los Angeles’ loss is Tennessee’s gain. We’re glad to have Crow as a part of the Southern family. Although she made the cross-country move 10 years ago, Crow just recently sold her California property, which included a 1920s Spanish Revival-style home, an early 20th-century Craftsman home and a late 19th-century cottage, in the foothills of Los Angeles. Many of Crow’s personal items that filled the rooms of these homes were acquired through her travels. “I am a helpless junker,” she laughs. “My mom and I used to go junking. And, when I was growing up, that is what it was. Nobody knew what they had — you could get unbelievable stuff.” Crow made the decision to sell many of these personal items at the City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-up Fair, which takes place this weekend in downtown Franklin, TN. Along with 35 vendors from across the country, Crow will be selling antique and vintage items. “I have an eye for the weird and wacky,” she says of her personal taste. “I had an interior designer for three weeks and that was just great, and then it wasn’t. We parted ways very amicably. I like doing it on my own; it is just fun.”
As a longtime shopper at City Farmhouse, Crow first approached Kim Leggett, City Farmhouse owner, with the idea to sell pieces of her collection, which include antique and vintage home décor and furniture, clothing and other items. There are two pieces in Crow’s collection that she found particularly difficult to part with: an old rolltop desk and a piece that was most likely derived from a turn-of-the-century carnival ride or stage set. The proceeds from these pieces — and all other items — will be donated to World Food Program, an organization Crow has worked with through the years. “I feel like right now, this is a good project to be involved with, especially with the urgent food needs of the refugees.”
Here, we offer a sneak peek of a few of the items Crow will sell at the City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-up Fair. Swing by Friday night for the preview party and meet Sheryl Crow, or shop with general admission access on Saturday and Sunday and get an autograph.
This venture falls in line with her desire to dedicate her time to things that push humanity forward, that are interesting and have meaning. Crow is currently raising her boys with hopes that they grow into men who are going to make a difference, or at least who are going to be happy and productive. She also has her hand in the production of a Broadway musical, set to open this fall, and a show for CNN, which will hopefully air in the spring. We can also expect to hear new music from Crow soon. She is in the process of making a record with people she loves; Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson are just a few who fall into this category. “I am hoping that Neil Young will come through. He has such a great voice, such a unique experience,” Crow tells us. She recently worked with St. Vincent (Annie Clark) and reunited with the Dixie Chicks. The move back to the South has influenced her sound and allowed her to get back to her roots. “Nashville is earning its well-deserved reputation for being a great place to live … I go to the Ryman — I just saw Kacey Musgraves play there. It’s great to be in a town where you can drive down the street and see great people play.” We agree Sheryl, we agree.
Crow attributes her longevity to good old-fashioned hard work. With the work ethic her parents instilled in her from an early age, she pushed her career forward. “I was raised — by both my parents, but particularly my dad — with this very strong, pertinent work ethic and the idea that if you work really hard, good things would happen; you move in the direction you are meant to go by virtue of your hard work. I didn’t — until much later — learn that is not always the norm. There is a dark side to any business where there is big money being made. Things happen unfairly. Music has become a very lucrative business. For a few.”
As a woman, Crow faced additional challenges as she rose in the music industry. “Especially when I was coming up, there were no female producers. I wound up producing my second record – not because I wanted to, but because my producer left. It was actually a wonderful experience, one of which I thought, Okay, I will take that experience and produce my next three records. Even in the way they brand you. This way of styling you and making sure you are using your sexuality to sell your music, it was present and was really starting to come into play more. Once Madonna did the Sex book, it changed things for everyone.”
As Crow sits back, dressed in a fitted, plaid blazer, black skinny jeans and black slip-on sneakers (that she informed us she found at Free People), she seems happy; she seems at ease. She is excited for her future and comfortable with her past. At that moment comes a welcome interruption, as her 5-year-old son Levi pulls her aside to tell her how neat a wooden basket in the corner of City Farmhouse would look filled with his Tonka trucks. And, of course, Crow agrees.
Held in Jamison Hall at The Factory at Franklin, City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-up Fair will feature antique and vintage goods from 35 hand-selected vendors. There will also be gift items, including upcycled clothing, handcrafted jewelry, handmade art and repurposed pieces, perfect for holiday shopping. Sheryl Crow will be a guest vendor at the event and will offer a range of goods from her personal collection. Early access will be granted to ticketholders at the Preview Party on Friday, November 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. Get your $40 ticket at the door (online sales have closed). During the preview party, Crow will be on-site from 6 to 7 p.m. and she will return on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. General admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $10 and can be purchased at the door of Jamison Hall each day.
Thanks to Ramiah Branch for taking these fantastic photos exclusively for StyleBlueprint.
Picking with Sheryl Crow: The 'Junker from Way Back' to Sell Antiques for Charity
Article by Alison Abbey
Published on Parade magazine
11 November 2015
This weekend, fans will have a chance to own a piece of Sheryl Crow. Or at least, a piece of her extensive collection of antiques. The Grammy-winning artist will be selling her wares at City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-up Fair in Franklin, Tennessee, November 14-15. Crow, 53, will donate proceeds from the sale to the World Food Program USA, a food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. The cause—and the collection—are close to Crow’s heart. Parade sat down with her while she (plus 34 other vendors) was setting up shop to talk about junking, purging and giving.
You have so many beautiful pieces in your collection. What made you decide to sell them?
I am going through a period where I feel like simplifying: I finally sold my house in a LA a couple years ago. I’d lived there for 22 years, and had collected quite a lot of stuff. I’m a junker from way back. I always went junking with my mom, that is what we called it. Touring and being able to throw things in the back of your equipment truck and drive away with it—it’s very dangerous—being lonely out on the road and soothing yourself by buying things. So when I sold my house, I wound up with two or three storage units of stuff. I’ve gone through the storage units there and I’m just simplifying, getting rid of stuff.
And how did you select World Food Program USA as the recipient of the proceeds?
I’ve worked with World Food Program for the better part of 15 years. I felt like this would be a great way to put some attention on them and what they’re doing in a lot of Third World countries, and also [places] that a lot of NGOs [non-governmental organizations] can’t—keeping in mind what’s happening with all the refugees in Europe—so I decided they’d be a very worthy recipient.
How would you describe your aesthetic taste?
Weird and wacky! For the most part I like early American, and I love to throw in French countryside with it. I like old advertising signs. I think there’s a story to almost everything that’s done by hand, so I really gravitate toward those. I gravitate to weird light fixtures; anything that has a story or that you feel must have a story, whether you know it or not. Of course now “junk” is high priced. I remember my mom always saying, “Oh my heavens, I can’t believe they’re asking that kind of money for stuff we threw away.” But I think we all long to have some connection to the way things were, and I think that’s why people gravitate so much to what you see at these popup fairs, all this primitive stuff that looks like people lived with. They lived with this furniture, they sat around these tables, they slept in these beds, and it gives us a sense of place and time.
What advice would you share with a first time popup shopper?
There are two ways to look at it: I went to a popup fair and took a picture of this table that I wanted to remember, but I wanted to walk around and think about it. When I got back, it was gone. So there’s the other school of thought if you see it and you like it, you better get it then because it’s going to be gone. But I always think walk around and see everything before you buy anything.
Are there any pieces you can’t part with? Any that you’re hoping to give to your sons, Wyatt, 8 and Levi, 5?
I’m not that really attached to any of it anymore. I think as they get older I’m going to take notice. My mom always said, “It’s fine to make a will and leave your money to people, but taking notice of something they love and putting that on a list to the side, that’s the stuff that really matters and that reminds them of you.” So I’m just always going to take notice of the things that my kids like.
Would you ever consider interior decorating as a side job?
I love doing this, but I feel like I’m at that point now of that old saying, “You’re never going to look back on your life and wish you would have worked more.” At the top of my list are my kids, and I don’t want to miss out on any of that. I love decorating, but it’s one of those things where I just love finding something and going, “OK, where is this going to go?” I guess if you were doing someone’s house it would be a blast, but it would be hard for me to pick out things that I love and then put them in somebody else’s house.
Speaking of music, what are you working on right now?
I am working on two different records, and I’m still finishing up stuff for Diner [a musical adaptation of the Barry Levinson film of the same name, with script by Levinson and music and lyrics by Crow] that’s getting ready to open in Delaware, and then hopefully on to New York. In a perfect world it would go to Broadway and have so much success that it would become a touring [production].
And you’re still touring.
I just love playing. I have a great band, and I just enjoy them. I love having that kindred experience with my audience: A lot of the audience are my age, and then we have a young audience now that come with their parents and it’s just fun to have a connection—once people put their phones down. It’s great that they get into the music and that’s what makes it all worthwhile. I really enjoy it still.
[PIX] Holiday Pop-Up fair: Huge press day at City Farmhouse in Franklin, TN!
Parade magazine was there. Here's Sheryl with Associate editor Alison Abbey.
FOX 17 Nashville's Caroline Pickens also interviewed Sheryl for Weekend Watch! Full story Friday on Fox 17. Here's some brand new pix:
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Also, Sheryl was interviewed by Franklin's Sheridan PR
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Sheryl with Macey Baird Benton (Sheridan PR)
Never met a more down-to-earth person. Loved meeting Sheryl Crow + getting ready for City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair! - Pic and caption byLiz Brittain
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Sheryl Crow readies her trove for City Farmhouse Pop-Up Fair this weekend
By EMILY R. WEST
Franklin Home Page
Sitting on a white couch inside City Farmhouse, Sheryl Crow and her gang continued to follow up on the preparations for the Pop-Up Fair this weekend, with dozens of packed boxes full of the rock-folk musician's collection throughout the years.
For the better part of 30 years, Crow picked her way across the country or what she called "junking."
"I loved to spend my time doing it when I was on tour," she said. "And we would just throw what I ever found in the back of the equipment truck and move on."
After purging her storage units and some of her houses in Los Angeles, Cali., Crow brought back some of what she thought was unique and suited for the Franklin fair. While there are few particular pieces she hates to part with during her home decor cleanse, one item stood out among the rest.
"There's a big facade from an old carousel that beautiful, but I never found a place to hang it," she said. "I originally thought it would hang over a bed in a bedroom, but it never got used."
Her favorite shops for picking are all across the country from Houston to Louisville, though most of her time now is spent with her kids at museums and enjoying time with them.
But once she arrived in Middle Tennessee and figured she couldn't move everything with her from the left coast, she decided she needed to get rid of what she had and to find a way for others to benefit.
"I told Kim and David [of City Farmhouse] that I wanted to simplify and raise money for the World Food Program," she said. "And they told me, 'Why not do it at the pop-up fair?'"
The City Farm House Holiday Pop-Up Fair will happen this weekend, Nov. 13-Nov. 15 at Jamison Hall at The Factory. Crow will be present at her booth along with a time for autographs and a raffle for the surfboard from her 2002 classic "Soak up the Sun" from her "Cmon, Cmon" album.
"I imagine anyone who is a fan in Nashville could come, but I am really interested to see who comes by," she said.
All proceeds from Crow's booth will go toward the World Food Program, a United Nations organization that helps various countries all across the globe.
First dibs on shopping her collection will take place during the market's Preview Party on Friday, Nov. 13, from 5-9 p.m. The $40 ticket offers four hours of early buying, plus complimentary wine, beer and a holiday Chex Mix bar. It also includes a live performance by Nashville's Jamie Higdo.
She'll be on-site to meet guests during Friday's Preview Party from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance here, at the City Farmhouse brick-and-mortar shop at 230 Franklin Road, or by phone at 615-268-0216.
General admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $10 and can be purchased at the door each day.
[NEWS] Exclusive: Latest Incarnation of Sheryl Crow Musical Diner Will Star Derek Klena, Matthew James Thomas and Noah Weisberg
By Adam Hetrick
Derek Klena and Matthew James Thomas, who starred in the Signature Theatre world premiere of the Sheryl Crow musical Diner, will return for the latest incarnation of the show that will begin performances Dec. 2 at the Delaware Theatre Company.
Diner will again be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, who also helmed the Signature premiere. An official opening night has been set for Dec. 12 in Wilmington, DE. Performances are scheduled through Dec. 27.
The stage production is based on the 1989 film. The Signature premiere was greeted with positive reviews from critics and sold out its entire run. Additional work has been done on the musical over the past year.
"Working together with our director, Kathleen Marshall, we have really been working hard on expanding Diner to allow it to sing while remaining true to this story of these young men and women coming of age in Baltimore," Crow said in a statement.
Diner has a book by the movie’s Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award winner Crow.
In addition to Klena (Wicked, Dogfight) as Boogie and Thomas (Pippin) as Fenwick, the cast will include Noah Weisberg (South Pacific) as Shrevie, Ari Brand (My Name Is Asher Lev) as Eddie, Aaron Finley (It Shoulda Been You) as Billy and Ethan Slater (Claudio Quest) as Modell.
Completing the cast are Jacqueline Beatrice Arnold, John E. Brady, Matt Dengler, Nate Golden, Erika Henningsen, Anne Horak, John Leone, Brynn O'Malley, Stephanie Martignetti, Jenna Pastuszek, Jonathan Shew, Tess Soltau and Curtis Wiley.
Here's how it's billed: "Set in Baltimore during 1959, Diner follows a circle of childhood friends who confront the realities of adulthood in the one place they know they will always be welcome: the all-night diner."
The production has music supervision by Lon Hoyt, music direction by Seth Farber and orchestrations by Mitchell Froom.
The production team includes Rommy Sandhu (assistant director), Jessica Simkins (stage manager), Derek McLane (original scenic designer), James Kronzer (scenic design adaptation), Paul Tazewell (original costume designer), Amanda Seymour (costume design adaptation), Peter Kaczorowski (original lighting designer), Gina Scherr (lighting design adaptation), Leon Rothenberg (sound designer), Danny Erdberg (assistant sound designer), Chuck LaPointe (original wig design), Leah Loukas (wig design adaptation) and Avista Custom Theatricals (props).
DTC recently staged the Broadway-aimed musical Because of Winn-Dixie, featuring music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and a book by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls).
For tickets, visit DelawareTheatre.org or call (302) 594-1100.
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[NEWS] Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Sting and Pharrell Williams' musical work to feature in exhibit 'Earth in Concert'
MUMBAI: Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Willie Nelson, Sting, and Pharrell Williams will feature in an exhibit titled ‘Earth in Concert: Protecting the Planet through Music’, due to their contribution to raising awareness of global issues through their music. Johnson, who is working on a completely new composition about reducing plastic pollution in the ocean, will also be supported by visitors.
‘Earth in Concert’, which opens at California Science Center on 12 November, 2015, is an exhibit that has been created in partnership with California Science Center, the Grammy Museum, and Global Wildlife Conservation. The exhibit will feature multimedia and interactive experiences that will be based on the examination of the status of biodiversity in oceans, grasslands and forests, while exploring how several artists and musicians have helped to raise awareness of global issues that present a threat to the planet.
"This exhibit demonstrates a remarkable blend of art and science," said California Science Center president Jeffrey Rudolph. "The work of these notable musicians illustrates the need to protect the biodiversity in our natural world."
The highlights of the exhibit include:
-Original writings, unique footage, and personal artifacts from the featured artists, and other well-known musicians, informing visitors how they are working to protect the Earth's biodiversity, the wider ecosystem, and the indigenous people who are key guardians of our natural resources
-An examination of the diversity of species that settle on tropical coral reefs
-Visitors will also get to help Johnson complete a new composition about reducing plastic pollution in the ocean in order to inspire others to action
-The opportunity to listen to isolated animal calls and match the sound to the species that made them, similar to the methods ecologists use to explore biodiversity
-Exhibit visitors will also use their sense of sight and touch to investigate animal adaptations and guess whether an animal is a carnivore or herbivore.
"Our partnership with the California Science Center and Global Wildlife Conservation on this new exhibit will mark the first time the Grammy Museum has explored how artists have used music as a platform for shedding light on the many threats to our Earth's biodiversity," said Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum. "We hope what visitors see and learn through Earth in Concert will inspire them to take steps to reduce their own ecological footprint."
Grammy winning singer, Sheryl Crow, who has delivered hits like ‘Soak Up the Sun’, ‘A Change Would Do You Good’, ‘Strong Enough’, and ‘All I Wanna Do’ , has used music to talk about global warming, alternative energy sources, and the destruction of natural habitats in America. Yet another music talent- Johnson, who has been actively supporting ocean centric activity and donated to charities to make the planet a green, also made his place at the exhibit. He was named United Nations goodwill ambassador for his multi-artistry and his commitment to finding alternatives to disposable plastics.
Bob Marley’s eldest son and environmentalist- Ziggy Marley - went out to sing the message of deforestation, climate change, and pollution, through his second album ‘Fly Rasta’ which was a 2014-Grammy winning album.
Veteran country musician- Willie Nelson- owns bio-diesel brand Willie Nelson Biodiesel, which is made from vegetable oil. Other than the bio-diesel brand, he has also been actively involved in the longest running concert which started in 1985 with a vision to preserve the American family farm.
In 1989, English singer, Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, founded The Rainforest Fund, which will support indigenous populations throughout the world's rainforests in their efforts to protect their environments and fulfil their political, economic, social and cultural rights.
Grammy winning producer Pharrell Williams announced a collaboration between G-Star Raw and his textile company Bionic Yarn, which was born after he felt the need to tackle issues related to the environment. G-Star Raw and Bionic Yarn recently released a collection of denims, made from recycled plastic that is found in the ocean titled ‘RAW for the Oceans’.