Thursday, November 25, 2010

How Do You Get to Carnegie(Carnegie) Hall? (Ask Michael Aubrecht!)

No, the answer is not the old punchline: "Practice, Practice, Practice."

This is the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall near Pittsburgh, PA, with the mission: "to inform, inspire and enrich its diverse communities through library and information services, performing arts and other cultural, educational and community activities."

I'm pleased to share the news that my friend, Michael Aubrecht, will have a screening of his film, The Angel of Marye's Heights, at the Hall on Saturday, November 27, 2010.

Michael is a prolific and respected author and historian, with varied interests and expertise, including baseball, Civil War, American Revolution history, and more.

You can read my interview with him about his TERRIFIC book, Historic Churches of Fredericksburg: Houses of the Holy, here.

The Angel of Marye's Heights
tells the compelling story of a Confederate soldier’s selfless compassion. In the wake of the devastating December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, Sgt. Richard Rowland Kirkland risked his life to provide aid and comfort to the enemy—wounded and dying Union soldiers.

The event includes a conversation with writer/producer (and Pittsburgh native) Michael Aubrecht, and a dessert reception.

One showing only. Tickets available at the Library circulation desk. 7:30 p.m. Music Hall $10. Buy $10 tickets online here. Benefits the Capt. Thomas Espy Post No. 153 of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and Right Stripe Media LLC.

BONUS: The Angel of Marye’s Heights DVD Exclusive Pittsburgh Premiere Offer: As an attendee, you are eligible for an exclusive Internet discount from Right Stripe Media. Get “The Angel” on DVD for $12.00. You will receive a special ordering code via email when the DVD (w/ bonus features) is released next month. (*Must register at the event.)

The Post is home to the Carnegie's remarkable "Civil War Room."

The film will also be shown Saturday, December 4, 2010, in the Confederate Relic Room Museum, Columbia SC, 12:00-2:00pm and 3:00-5:00pm. The film screenings will be accompanied by presentations from film director/producer Clint Ross as well as historians Joe Matheson and Tony Ziebol. Details here.

Well done, Michael and...break a leg!

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