2010 Archives
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December 11, 2010 – (Please scroll down for more news!)
ANNIE HASLAM'S  New Website Store

I'm very happy to announce my new secure e-commerce site www.anniehaslam.net. EU stands for '
e-commerce universe' which truly describes this new home for my artwork. My CDs are also currently available on the new site and the Ananda Angel jewelry, previously offered at anandaangel.com, will become available again in 2011 (stay tuned for that announcement).

This new secure online store will enable you to purchase artwork using your credit card, a convenience previously unavailable. However, you may still order artwork by check or money order by sending an e-mail to whtdoveorg@aol.com. If you would like to commission a very 'special' piece, please send your request using the same e-mail address.

You may still view all the artwork available for purchase on this web site by clicking here. From there a link will be provided so you will be able to purchase the paintings or giclees directly from the new store.

I hope you will enjoy the new shopping experience at www.anniehaslam.net.

Love and Peace,





December 11, 2010
'REALMS of GLORY'
Annie's new CD for the Holidays!
with Rave Tesar

A compilation of favourites from 'It Snows in Heaven Too' and 'Snowball.'

Due to a very busy year spent touring with Renaissance, we were unable to restock the Christmas CD, 'It Snows in Heaven Too.'

We also have had many requests for the limited edition 'SNOWBALL' CD, so we decided to release this compilation of some of our favourites from these two CD's.

The disc has been signed by Rave Tesar and myself with new cover art from 'yours truly'!

This CD will also be sold at our holiday shows at The Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA, on the 18th and 19th of December 2010.

To purchase the CD, please go to the online store section of this site or click here to go directly to the ordering page.

Love, Peace, and Harmony,




November 28, 2010
Aboriginal Yankunytjatjara Elder Bob Randall Talks of the Earth

Dear Friends,

If you have a moment please take a look at this video of Bob Randall, who is an Aboriginal Yankunytjatjara elder.

Truly a caretaker of the Earth (as we all are).

I found this comforting and inspiring.

Love,





October 29, 2010
'Meet the Shannons', Informative Site for Vegans and Vegetarians

To all of my kindred spirits out there who are vegans and vegetarians, please check out this great site and some wonderful recipes.

www.meettheshannons.net

Check out the 'Betty Crocker Project' too!

Love,




October 1, 2010
Annie's Art at 'Fire Awareness Event' at Graphic Energiez

Dear Friends,

In honour of 'Fire Prevention Week'  I was asked to participate in this unusual and meaningful gallery art show; 'Fire Awareness Gallery Event,' at Graphic Energiez, Pipersville, PA.

You will experience this event through the eyes of volunteers, firefighters and local artists and their interpretations of 'Fire'.

I will be represented by some of my original art as well as a framed giclee on canvas called 'Fire of Compassion', which is the piece I am donating.

The opening reception is on October 10th, from 1-5 p.m. and runs until October 29th 2010.

I would be there except I will performing in S. Korea at that time! 

But I will be there in spirit through my art.

Hope you can make this very worthwhile event, there will be some pretty amazing people to meet.

Love and Peace,





May 25, 2010
Annie Haslam and Michael Dunford to spearhead 'Renaissance' on a multi-city tour of the US and Canada this Summer.

In 2009, Annie Haslam and Michael Dunford, the voice and principal songwriter, respectively, of the band’s most popular lineup, embarked on a special 40th Anniversary Fall Concert Tour to re-introduce to new generations the lush, orchestral favorites that made them a staple of 1970s progressive rock radio.

The nine-city East Coast tour of theaters and performing arts centers, with a newly formed Renaissance was received with much excitement and a great attendance of eager fans from far and wide. The new musicians in the band were welcomed with standing ovations as they brilliantly performed the classics that fans had been waiting so long to hear again.

The tour commenced Oct. 6 in Annapolis, MD, and included sold out shows in New York, Albany, South Orange, Philadelphia and Washington, home to the nation’s top progressive rock stations during the classic Renaissance era.

Joining Haslam and Dunford in RENAISSANCE are keyboardist Rave Tesar and bassist/vocalist David J. Keyes, both of whom were previous members of Renaissance and the Annie Haslam Band, plus keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin (Yes, Debbie Harry, Meat Loaf, Francis Dunnery) and drummer/percussionist Frank Pagano (Bruce Springsteen, Smashing Pumpkins, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow). Together, these world-class musicians will revisit the symphonic textures, stunning vocals and poetic lyrics that embody the band’s hauntingly compelling international themes, with fresh interpretations of their most admired compositions. “Carpet of the Sun,” “Ocean Gypsy,” “Mother Russia,” "Ashes Are Burning," “Running Hard,” “Prologue,” and "Northern Lights" are central to Renaissance’s most prolific period (1972-78), which produced the albums Prologue, Ashes Are Burning, Turn of the Cards, Novella, Scheherazade and Other Stories, and A Song for All Seasons, as well as 'Live' at Carnegie Hall (1976), the deluxe two-disc set recently reissued.

Renaissance have been busy recording some new songs and will be releasing an EP 'The Mystic and The Muse', to be sold at the upcoming shows. A new CD will be released early next year.

A new Renaissance re-release on Friday Music, is a DVD/CD set of the band's epic CD 'Scheherazade and Other Stories' along with a DVD of never released before, promotional footage of the band performing unplugged at Millhouse Studio, Maidenhead and also on a soundstage at Bray Film Studios in the UK, 1979.

Also Annie's 1977 solo album 'Annie in Wonderland' produced by Roy Wood is being re-released and remastered with an added bonus track on Friday Music.
 
Annie and Roy (ELO, THE MOVE and WIZZARD) have been in the studio recording the Move's hit single 'Flowers in the Rain.' "The song is perfect for this time, it is uplifting and fun and great to sing along to" says Annie. This album was a big departure for Annie in the 70s, a venture into a world of more commercially challenging songs as well as operatic challenges that Annie overcame beautifully.
 
The brand new Renaissance website is up and running. Check out www.renaissancetouring.com where you will find the new tour dates listed. The site was designed by Annie and is based around 10 of her paintings. There will be merchandise for sale and a blog to keep up with the band's activities.

Renaissance originally rose from the ashes of the Yardbirds, with Haslam and Dunford joining at the dawn of the 1970s to define their work with folk rock and classical fusions, including quotations from and allusions to, such composers as Bach, Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff. It wasn’t long before influential progressive rock FM stations like WNEW (New York), WMMR (Philadelphia) and WHFS (Washington) were turning on America to Renaissance, while the band was thrilling concertgoers on the world’s most distinguished stages, from Carnegie Hall in New York City to the Royal Albert Hall in London. Click here for full biography.



May 5, 2010
New Renaissance Website

Dear Friends,

Please check out the new Renaissance Website at www.renaissancetouring.com. I designed it incorporating 10 of my paintings, so it looks quite different from most band Websites!

There will be unique merchandise for sale and a blog to keep up with the band's activities.

Sign up for the newsletter and keep checking the 'tour' dates for shows coming to your area.

We just performed at the Rosfest festival in Gettysburg, PA, on May 1st, to a very appreciative audience.

New music is on it's way and there will be a three song EP available at the shows starting in June!

Love,




March 22, 2010
Annie's Art at Celt Iberia Traders, New Hope, PA

Dear Friends,

I am happy to announce that some of my original paintings can now be seen at a beautiful gallery in New Hope, PA.

Celt Iberia Traders is a very interesting gallery/store, specializing in unique hand made merchandise from Ireland and Spain.

New Hope is a wonderful eclectic town on the Delaware river, lots to see and great restaurants too.

This is a perfect time of year to visit this very beautiful part of Bucks County, PA.

Happy Spring!

Love,




February 8, 2010
Dramatic Hand-Painted Guitar Created for Bob Miles

Last year Annie was commissioned by Bob Miles to paint his new 'Comins Lyrist' solid body electric guitar.

Bob is a renowned and well-loved jazz musician in the Philadelphia area and has two popular cable TV shows.

Please click here for more information.

January 21, 2010
Helping Haiti

Dear Friends,

Please take a look at the attached link.

www.livingforacause.org

This grass roots charity has been founded by a colleague and friend, Colm Rowan. Please give what you can, even the very smallest amount will help. If you cannot give anything, please keep the Haitan people in your prayers.

Love and Light,