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September 21, 2005

Michelle Banks-Deaf Actor performing in SF 9/29

From: DEAF Media - Sep 21, 2005

Actress Michelle Banks ( will be performing an excerpt from her one woman show, "Reflections of a Black Deaf Woman," as part of the 7th Annual Ever Widening Circle: An Evening of Entertainment Celebrating Art and Disability on Thursday, September 29, 2005, at SF's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, at 7 p.m. Details listed below. The event will be interpreted by: Pam Cavazos, Cathleen Riddley, and Dan Veltri. Hope to see you there!

An Evening of Entertainment Celebrating Art and Disability

Featuring 13 year-old Jazz Piano Virtuoso MATT SAVAGE
in the MATT SAVAGE TRIO's Bay Area debut

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005; 7:00 PM

The World Institute on Disability (WID), the Corporation on Disabilities and Telecommunication (CDT), and Verizon proudly present the 7th Annual Ever Widening Circle: An Evening of Entertainment Celebrating Art and Disability, featuring a diverse line-up of professional performers with disabilities. This year's benefit headlines 13 year-old composer and pianist, Matt Savage in the jazz ensemble the MATT SAVAGE TRIO. Matt was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, discovered jazz at age seven and has been taking the jazz world by storm ever since! Also performing: blind comedian Michael Lee, deaf actress Michelle A. Banks, and internationally renowned AXIS Dance Company, comprised of dancers with and without disabilities. Through this event, WID and CDT strive to reduce misconceptions about people with disabilities by showcasing the community's strengths and artistry. Please join us for a spectacular evening!

When: Thursday, September 29, 2005 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
700 Howard Street at Third, San Francisco
Tickets are $15-$50. (Group discounts available.)
General Seating Info: 415-978-2787
Access Info and Group Sales: 510-251-4347; TTY 510-208-9493
Access Options Provided: ASL interpreter, audio description, Braille and large print programs, assistive listening devices, and limited wheelchair seating. Please refrain from wearing scented products.

For More Information:

Performers sites...
Matt Savage Trio:
Michelle Banks:
Michael Lee: http://
AXIS Dance Company: