August 08, 2017

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An evening of Jazz with Younce Guitar Duo and special guest vocalist Jennifer Barnett. Comprised of Jerry Younce and his son, Ryan, Younce Guitar Duo creates intricate, flowing & rhythmic weavings inspired by Latin, Jazz and World Music. A duo since 2009, Jerry and Ryan's have been astounding audiences across the midwest with their exquisite original compositions and superb musicianship.

Jennifer Barnett is a 17 year old singer/songwriter and jazz vocalist from Lansing, MI. She has attended the award-winning Berkelee School of Music's Summer Jazz program for the past two years. In May 2017 Barnett was one of 6 jazz vocalist selected out of hundreds high school applicants to attend Grammy Camp in Nashville, TN. 

Together Younce Guitar Duo and Ms. Barnett bring to you an phenomenal evening of Jazz!
What people are saying about Younce Guitar Duo"Their sets are always so beautifully crafted with intricate melodies that create an intimate experience. Their warm, soulful sound is always accessible and consistently strong and energetic." John Dow Williams, Owner of Johnny's Speakeasy, Ann Arbor

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June 24, 2017

"Once Upon a Time" July 2 - September 2.

"Acquiescence" by Trisha Shattuck"

Cycling Salamander will host Real People Media's, "Once Upon a Time" reception of “Once Upon a Time,” a visual art exhibit in which artists depict personal stories or their favorite fairytale.  A variety of styles and mediums are represented in the 24 paintings by professional artists: Joani Braun (Elk Rapids), Jerry Douglas, (Boyne City) Trisha Shattuck (Petoskey), Kathy Jones (Midland) and Margie Guyot (Eastport). The exhibit will run through Labor Day Weekend.

Come discover the stories behind Margie Guyot's fanciful oil painting with flying dogs, the large abstract “Sienna” by Trisha Shattuck, Kathy Jone's interpretation of the well-known fable, “Jack and the Bean Stalk,” and many others.  Artists will be present to answer questions and provide interpretation.  Written statements will also accompany each painting.

The Opening Reception is free and open to the public (families welcome). The reception is from 5:30-7:00pm on Sunday, July 2.  Immediately following is RPM's Voice Box Session with singer-songwriter Jenny Thomas. The concert is from 7-8pm and open mic from 8-9pm. A free will donation is appreciated at the concert.

Real People Media is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization helping people share their stories through literary, visual, performing and media arts. To learn more about the organization visit