November 13, 2016
are two additions today regarding the Presidential
election. First is a link to a billmoyers.com article by
Andrew Bacevich called "All
right we are two nations". The second is an
essay by Coyote called "Overlooked
Draft Boards for Trump Voters".
October 28, 2016
has joined the cast of the television drama THE
DISAPPEARANCE from NBC Universal International
Studios and Canada's CTV. The Canadian six-part mystery
series, developed by CTV and produced by Productions
Casablanca, portrays the sudden disappearance of Anthony
Sullivan on his 10th birthday with the police and the
Sullivan family conducting their own investigations.
Filming is is in Montreal with Peter Stebbings directing.
The cast also includes Joanne Kelly Camille Sullivan,
Micheline Lanctot, Kevin Parent and Aden Young. Peter
will take on the role of Henry Sullivan, a retired
judge and prosecutor. The series
is set to debut on Canada's CTV in 2017.
will air the newest Ken Burns documentary series called
THE VIETNAM WAR in September 2017. Once again, it
will be narrated by Peter. The ten-part 18-hour series,
directed by Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the epic story
of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on
film. It features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses,
including many Americans who fought in the war and
others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants
and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.
Six years in the making, the series brings the war and
the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life.
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein,
Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally
re-mastered archival footage from sources around the
globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated
photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic
television broadcasts, evocative home movies, revelatory
audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and
Nixon administrations and more than 100 iconic musical
recordings by many of the greatest artists of the era.
October 8, 2016
October 16 at 2 pm, the Melanthium Ensemble will
perform a concert at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill
Valley, CA. This is the second collaboration between
Melanthium and Peter and will feature all-original music
set to Peter's poems, along with the premier of several
new pieces. The Melanthium Ensemble is a group of five
accomplished veterans of the Bay Area music scene. Led
by Lew Richmond, its composer and pianist, the Ensemble
plays an all-original repertoire of Lew’s compositions,
an eclectic blend that includes elements of contemporary
classical, jazz, and blues styles.
September 26, 2016
October 2 Peter will speak in the Carole L. Ellis
Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma
Campus on Oct. 2. His engagement will support the
Literacyworks Center. Peter will be keynote speaker
at an event that will include a reception and student
and community speakers discussing the importance of
literacy and lifelong learning. General admission to the
event from 3-5 p.m. is $100; $50 for seniors and $25 for
narrated by Peter is a documentary called "A Daring
Journey: From Immigration to Education". The film
details the challenges and risks four individuals - Luis
B., Sergio Garcia, Janet Robles and Ruben Robles, Sr. -
are willing to take as they cross the border from Mexico
to the United States in search of the "American Dream."
The documentary shows the human element to the
often-debated and polarizing issue of immigration. Using
interviews, re-enactments and archival footage, it
offers a first-hand account of the struggles each of the
four illegal immigrants face as they try to earn a
living, seek a higher education for themselves and their
children, and attempt to achieve a better way of life.
International Association of Sufism will honor
Peter at their Annual Inspiration Dinner on October 7th.
IAS’s Annual Dinner honors an individual whose life and
work offers a model of engaged creativity and positive
contributions to the community and culture. The event
will be held from 7-10 pm at the Embassy Suites in San
Rafael, CA. Speakers will include Emcee Jan Wahl, Bay
Area film critic for KRON-TV and KCBS-Radio and winner
of two Emmy Awards, Tenshin Reb Anderson, teacher and
past Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center Center and
author, Stewart Brand, author of The Whole Earth Catalog
and winner of the National Book Award, and Jonathan
Granoff, president, Global Security Institute, and
attorney, author and international advocate.
Blast from the Past... Here's an old photo I just discovered from the sixties showing Peter
with Sandy Archer during his San Francisco Mime Troupe days.