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Voices for Peace - Dr Maya Angelou at the Dallas Meyerson Symphony Center

If you have ever heard Dr. Maya Angelou speak in person... you truly know how special she is.  If you believe in Peace... and would like to participate in something positively meaningful that will truly raise your spirits, and lead you to believe that Peace is Possible... then you are In For A Treat !

The World Renowned Poet Dr. Maya Angelou is coming to Dallas, Texas.  On March 1, 2008, Dr. Angelou will be appearing as the Keynote Speaker at the Voices of Hope presentation at the Meyerson Symphony Center ... on the Fifth Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq.

                                       

Joining Dr Angelou at the Meyerson Symphony Center will be the Voices of Peace Chorus, with Timothy Seelig, Conductor.  The Voices of Peace Chorale includes members of the Turtle Creek Chorale, the Women's Chorus of Dallas, One Achord, MosaicSong, and the Cathedral of Hope Sanctuary Choir.

Also appearing and performing at the Voices of Peace presentation are the New Texas Symphony Orchestra with Kathryn Brown, Conductor; and the Male Chorus of the First Baptist Church, Hamilton Park, with John Tatum, Conductor.  Tickets are available at www.H4PJ.org .

This joyous celebration of peace is being presented by the organization Hope For Peace & Justice, Michael Piazza, President.  Addtional information is also available at the website www.h4pj.org .  From hearing many of these performers in the past, and from both reading the works of Dr. Maya Angelou, and actually seeing and hearing her speak, this event... the Voices of Peace... will truly bring Hope to all who attend.

Comment balloon 49 commentsKaren Anne Stone • February 19 2008 01:19AM

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Karen: Your blog is always so very informative. I enjoy reading it and all your comments in so many other posts. You're a real treasure! Thank you.
Posted by Matt Grohe, Serving the metro since 2003 (RE/MAX Concepts) almost 12 years ago
Hi Matt:  What a very sweet thing to say.  I am sitting here... perhaps I am a little fragile tonight... but your comment brought tears to my eyes.  I enjoy writing, and I write from my heart.  For me to see that many people like yourself find value in it... it just makes my day.  Ok... the tears are gone, and I find myself smiling such a wide smile my cheeks are hurting.  Again... thank you for your kind comments.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 12 years ago

Karen: You deserve to feel good. I'm sure others have had the same or similar reactions after reading your posts on their blogs. You are a super gal. I feel a kinship with you because it seems we chase around the same blogs at about the same hour, which is, well, folks can read the time stamps!

 

Posted by Matt Grohe, Serving the metro since 2003 (RE/MAX Concepts) almost 12 years ago
Matt:  Thanks again, and also thank you for returning to comment again.  Upon reading both your comments, I think my day (and evening) has come to a close... and it's off to sleepy-pie time.  Thanks again for ending it in such a pleasant way for me.  Take care... nighty-night :)
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 12 years ago
Andrew:  Yes, Maya Angelou is incredible.  I look forward to her presentation in Dallas on March 1st... especially at the Meyerson, where the Dallas Symphony performs.  It will be wonderful.  Thanks for your kind words about Dr Angelou.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 12 years ago
Karen - I have never heard of Dr. Maya Angelou but she sounds wonderful.  I'm going to do some legwork to also see if I can find some of her poetry, a voice I have not yet heard or read.
Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) almost 12 years ago
Jason:  Maya Angelou is truly an national treasure, and her performance in Dallas on March 1st will truly be memorable, I am sure.  The Meyerson will be an incredible showcare for her to share her work in. 
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 12 years ago
Karen - I think I caught a glimpse of Dr Angelou on Oprah. She is quite well spoken and seems to have a wonderful gentleness yet strong at the same time.
Posted by Judy Tuscano, NH Real Estate Professional (Prudential Verani Realty) almost 12 years ago
I have several of her books and have loved her for decades. I would LOVE to see her in person. Her soulfulness resonates with me.
Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTORĀ®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Lucky Lucky Dallas Texas!  She is truly a remarkable woman and an inspiration.  I was lucky enough to see her once a few years ago.  She is amazing.

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Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) almost 12 years ago
Oh how very needed it is, in more places that the lucky lucky Dallas! Thank you for sharing this, Karen, and i'd be there in a heartbeat if it were not sooo very far away:-)
Posted by Inna Hardison, Wordpress for Real Estate & Design, Print HaMedia Group (ha media group) almost 12 years ago
Judy:  It is inspiring how her "gentleness" can be such a strength for her and for the rest of us, too.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
Jennifer:  Maya Angelou is such a national treasure.  I wish you could fly down to the Meyerson in Dallas and see this incredible presentation.  I feel it will truly be wonderful.  I will write a post on it after attending.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
Chris:  Well, you've only got one choice.  You and Rhiannon jump in your car and start driving.  If you leave soon you'll be here in Fort Worth/Dallas in plenty of time.  I am so looking forward to this.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
Inna:  It would either be a strong two-day drive, or a much gentler three-day trip.  If you leave now, there's lots of time... even time for seeing the sights along the way.  With Maya, and the multiple-chorale and the symphony performing with her... it should be quite moving.  All of this on the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq.  Inna... you are quite welcome.  I was pleased to be able to write this, and even more pleased to be able to attend this grand event.  Take care... and thanks for your comment.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
Karen Anne - I glanced up and seen that she has written several books.  I may check into this.  Sounds like it would be worth my while. 
Posted by Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate (Results Realty) over 11 years ago
Candy:  You are oh so close to pass it up if, after checking into it... you find it appeals to you.  Now, she is quite unique.  Some folks rave about her, but others don't find her quite as intriguing.  I will be there, though.  I wouldn't want to miss it.  Take care... Ms Spring, Texas.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
I would love to see this!  She is an amazing individual.  "Still I Rise" gives me chills every time I read it!  Thank you for spotlighting her work.  I'm looking forward to reading your post after this event.
Posted by Elaine Hanson, REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent (Compass) over 11 years ago

Elaine:  You can make it to this.  Just tell everyone you're going shopping.  Then, take Topanga Canyon Blvd south to Pacific Coast Highway, head down to I-10, and start driving East.  When I-10 hits I-20, take that right into Fort Worth/Dallas.  It's an easy drive... probably three days for you... but... if you leave now, you'll be here in plenty of time.  That ought to be a fairly easy thing for the Queen of Topanga Canyon to pull off.  LOL.

Seriously, Maya truly is amazing, and I think you'd really enjoy what promises to be a great performance... all taking place on the five year anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq.  It is quite fitting that the first five letters of her last name spell "angel."  I just read "Still I Rise"... and it gave me chills, too.  Thanks for the link.  Take care... hope your birthday was special !  I spent mine with Mollie :)

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
Meyerson Symphony Center is a beautiful place.  I enjoy Maya Angelou's poetry and I wish I could attend!
Posted by Eric Kodner, Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island (Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes) over 11 years ago
Eric:  I also imagine that the temperature here will be more that a little warmer than it is on Madeline Island today.  How are those ice sleds holding up ?  Eric... we'd love to see you here with us.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago

Karen Anne,

Maya Angelou has always been one of my favorites.  She is just an amazing woman with a spirit that compares to none.  I would love to see her in person.  

One of my favorites ... I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 11 years ago

Oh Carol:  It's such an easy drive.  Get on I-75, hit I-71 in Cincinatti, then to I-65 down to I-40... drive west til you hit I-30 in Little Rock, then it's an easy drive right into Dallas.  Hope to see you there :)

Carol, I believe this presentation... along with the symphony and the combination chorales will be a very memorable show.  I wish all who have commented on this post could be there.  Wouldn't that be great !  Take care...

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
Wow that will be an excellent event to attend.
Posted by Kay Perry (Kay Perry, Broker) over 11 years ago
Kay:  This would easily be close enough for you to attend.  It's going to be such an excellent performance, with Ms Angelou, and the Symphony and the combined chorales. 
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
Karen..I hope you will be attending? If so you are so fortunate! She is one of my favorites. I love her voice as much as her words!
Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Joan:  Maya has such a smooth and "healing" voice... it carries her words so well.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago

Karen:

Great informational post about a great woman. I admire Dr. Maya Angelou she has made a huge impact throughout her life with her poetry. My very favorite poet however is Robert Frost. I guess I identify with so much of his work and thought on paper.

 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 11 years ago

Thanks again Karen Anne... because of this reminder I had my daughter read Phenomenal Woman last night.  Never too young for beautiful poetry & very important affirmations.

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Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) over 11 years ago
Chris:  That is really great !  I am wondering... could you get Rhiannon to write a report or an essay on what she "got" out of reading Phenomenal Woman ?  Perhaps the two of you could co-author a post on Active Rain about her reaction.  That... would be too cool !
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
Alan:  Different poets appeal to different people in different ways.  Apparently Robert Frost "speaks your language."  That is awesome.  Perhaps you could write a post on one of your favorite works of his ?
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
That does sound interesting Karen Anne, I'll check with her about that.
Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) over 11 years ago
Chris:  I would just love to have her share that.  How great for her own voice to be heard.  I've heard that many great authors and story-tellers have started this way :)
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
I love Maya Angelo ~ wish I was there to attend.  She is such a woman of humble wholeness.  I also love to listen to Marianne Williamson. 
Posted by Renee Parker, Lansing Realtor (Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood) over 11 years ago
Dr. Maya Angelou speaks and reads her poetry in such a beautiful and inspirational way.  I would love to hear her speak in person.
Posted by Cheryl Powell - The Powell Team, Concord,Harrisburg & Charlotte NC Area Real Estate (Southern Homes of The Carolinas - The Powell Team) over 11 years ago
Cheryl:  She truly is an inspirational person.  I have seen her speak, and have watched as she... in such an effortless way... had the "room" in her hands... and held them with her words.  It was truly amazing to watch.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago

Renee:  I think your description of Maya Angelou's "humble wholeness" truly conveys her spirit. 

I must admit I had not heard of Marianne Williamson until your comment.  Thank you for mentioning her.  I have just very quickly read about her, and she also seems like a wonderful person.  I have been to a few Unity Churches, and her attempt at severing her church's connection with the Association of Unity Churches was quite a bold move.

In perusing some of her theology and her beliefs, they in many ways parallel some of the facets of the early Gnostic Church teachings... and even some of the beliefs of the current interest being shown in Gnosticism.

I have read many, many books both on Gnosticism, and on the Gnostic Gospels found at Nag Hammadi, and, with this quick excerpt of Marianne Williamson's ideas, I feel I need to do some further reading and research on her theology.  Again, Renee... thanks for sharing.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
I have never heard of Gnosticism.  Isnt this great when we share and learn?  I love that.  Marianne Williamson wrote a wonderful book called, A Return to Love.  She began her ministry after ready A Course in Miracles.  Anyway, you may want to check  out A Return to Love.  And I am going to look up Gnosticism.  Thanks for the comment and sharing.   
Posted by Renee Parker, Lansing Realtor (Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood) over 11 years ago
Oh Karen,  I think you posted this just in case we could find a great flight to Dallas in time.  What a show  that would be to see in person.  I wonder if PBS is going to air it.  I wish I could come down for it!  Wow how exciting.
Posted by asdf zcxv, Ann Arbor Area Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty) over 11 years ago
Karen:  Wouldn't that just be great if you could get a cheapie flight ?  I think I might call the local PBS outlet... KERA... and see if I can get them to cover it... and play it later on.  That would be excellent.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
I have never had the privilege of hearing her speak in person. I have listened to her speak on television many times. I am a huge fan of her writing and can vividly recall her reading at former President Clinton's inauguration. Click HERE for the Youtube video of this event. I am going to forward your post to my sister who lives in Dallas.
Posted by Rich Dansereau (Positive Real Estate Professionals) over 11 years ago
Hi Rich:  I remember her at the Clinton Inauguration.  She is such a national treasure.  I will watch the YouTube video... so thanks so much for the link.  And... so you have a sister in Dallas.  Gee... ya know... if she ever needs the services of a really great Realtor... I do have someone in mind... LOL.  Again, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago

Believe me Karen Anne, that has already crossed my mind! She is renting right now, a high rise apartment in downtown, but I will definitely give her your name when she is ready to buy.

Posted by Rich Dansereau (Positive Real Estate Professionals) over 11 years ago
Rich:  Bless you my son... bless you.  :)
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
I would love to see her live!  I saw her on T.V. a couple of times...I get the goosebumps...You feel her goodness...
Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) over 11 years ago

Tea with Maya Angelou?  Deborah I would love to hear about that!

Chris

Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) over 11 years ago
Midori:  I have heard that, too, about her.  She has sort of an "aura" about her.  I wonder if those who are sensitive to things like that can actually sense or "see" her aura ?  I would love to find that one out.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago

Deborah:  I think Chris is a real gem... not only for posting me as a gem... but for simply being who she is.  Hi Chris... Hi Rhiannon (waving across the cyberspace... .)  Chris, thanks so much for thinking of me.

Deborah... Maya is just a very unique and special person.  I don't think one could do much better than to aspire to emulate her integrity and wisdom.  In looking back at the word "aspire"... I think I see the word "spirit" in it.  Maya Angelou's spirit is just amazing.

I would love to have you either post about Carole's post in a "Gems" post.  I would love to read it.  Carole and her daughter having tea with Ms Angelou.  What a story to be able to tell.  Deborah, thanks for sharing.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago
Chris:  Perhaps with both of us asking Deborah so nicely... maybe she will "dig" up that post for us.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago

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