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September 19, 2003

9/25- Peter Cook performing in SF at "Ever Widening Circle"

From: WID - Sept 19, 2003

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AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATING ART AND DISABILITY With two-time Grammy Award-winning vocal group THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Thurs., Sept. 25, 2003 at 7:00 pm YERBA BUENA CENTER for the ARTS THEATER in SF (700 Howard Street @ Third)

The World Institute on Disability (WID) and the Corporation on Disabilities and Telecommunication (CDT) take great pride in presenting their 5th Annual EVER WIDENING CIRCLE: An Evening of Entertainment Celebrating Art and Disability - featuring a diverse line-up of celebrated performers with disabilities. This year our headliners are the renowned 2-time Grammy Award-winning Soul/Gospel vocal group THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, who recently toured with Peter Gabriel, appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman" and "60 Minutes II".

In addition we are featuring:

Innovative AXIS DANCE COMPANY -- they are in the forefront of paving the way for powerful and physically integrated dance. AXIS has performed in theaters at its home base in the Bay Area, and throughout the US, as well as in Germany and Siberia. In Dec. 2002, AXIS dancers Nadia Adame and Jacques Poulin-Denis performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov at the Kennedy Center, as part of a celebration for the International Day of the Disabled.

Nationally renowned deaf performing artist, poet and storyteller PETER COOK -- Peter creates a magical bridge between the deaf and hearing worlds with talent. He has appeared in Live from Off Center's "Words on Mouth" (PBS) and United States of Poetry (PBS) produced by Emmy-winner Bob Holman.

The hysterically funny comic of short stature TANYALEE DAVIS -- this year, Tanyalee won the "Norman G. Brooks Stand-up Comedy Competition" in LA. Celebrity judges included Norm Crosby and Bob Saget. She also headlined her own show at the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival, garnishing wonderful reviews. Recently she has appeared in 3 independent feature movies.

Braille programs, audio description, sign language interpreting, and wheelchair seating are available. Attendees are requested to refrain from wearing scented products.

Tickets are $15 and up. To order tickets, or for information please visit our web site: or call: 510/251-4370.

Naomi Griffin
Executive Assistant to Deborah Kaplan, Executive Director of the
World Institute on Disability
510-16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612
phone: 510-251-4361
fax: 510-763-4109