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The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Barbara Lamb to play Take121 Arts tomorrow (May 29)


Neighbor and SPNA member Barbara Lamb (above), who also happens to be a very talented musician, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow night, May 29, at Take121 Arts downtown (map). Here's some background information that you may not have known about Barbara, courtesy of Take121:
Her lyrics are uncanny, her electronic looping of percussions, pseudo voices, bow licks, and even chickens clucking is mystifying. Fiddler Barbara (Babs) Lamb performs her solo show with percussion, looping, fiddling, singing and nerves. She's a one-woman phenom!

After taking somewhat grueling classical violin lessons for three years, Barbara's teacher "fired" her because she had learned a Swedish dance tune by ear and played it much better than her assigned lesson stuff. "I was so proud of learning that little tune as an 8-year-old," she said. "It annoyed my teacher to no end. I took the hint. I switched to a teacher who played a lot of Scandinavian dance music." She learned quickly, listened to records by Jim and Jesse, Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs to name a few. "It was so much different from playing in contests and playing for dances in the early years," she said. Since then, she has played with some of the greatest in bluegrass.

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