News release from Women in Network:
Dobkin will be performing her music and reading selections from her new memoir "My Red Blood" , which chronicles her upbringing in a communist family, her rise to fame as part of the fabled NYC folk music scene that spawned Bob Dylan, and her experiences with a women's consciousness raising group where she comes out as both a feminist and a lesbian.
Alix Dobkin, an artist and graduate of Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, began performing on the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene in 1962. Lauded by Bob Dylan as his 'favorite female singer', Dobkin made music history in 1973 when, along with Kay Gardner and Marilyn Ries, she produced Lavender Jane Loves Women, the very first album by, for and about Lesbians.
Kathryn Allamong Jacob of the Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, has said of Alix Dobkin's performance:
[She strikes] "the perfect balance between memoir, history, humor and serious observations . . . We all could have listened to [her] sing and talk for hours."
The New York Times Magazine notes:
"Alix Dobkin...pioneered lesbian music with uncompromising, intimate songs"
And John Sebastian says of Dobkin's memoir "My Red Blood":
"Alix Dobkin's My Red Blood is a magnifying glass on a revolution in music, culture, and politics. Here's the sixties from someone who remembers EVERYTHING!"
Tickets for the Ft. Lauderdale performance are $12 and can be purchased through www.womeninnetwork.com or by visiting The Manor.
The performance is co-sponsored by: Women In Network, Pandora Events, Congregation Etz Chaim, Stonewall Library and Archives, The Pride Center, and My Lesbian Radio
For more information contact Denise Spivak, Women in Network:(954) 564-4946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Alix Dobkin: www.alixdobkin.com
The Manor is located at: 2345 Wilton Drive; Wilton Manors, FL 33105