Monday, December 8, 2008

Arts Council of Williamson County announces “Brown Bag Lunch Bunch” guest speaker, Stacy Widelitz - Dec 12, 2008

Arts Council’s announces “Brown Bag Lunch Bunch” guest speaker, Stacy Widelitz.
The Arts Council of Williamson County’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ will meet on December 12, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Williamson County Public Library (main conference room), 1314 Columbia Pike in Franklin.
With a multi-platinum album for his contribution to Dirty Dancing, an Emmy nomination for a wildlife documentary score, more than a dozen television themes, and music for more than two dozen movies for both the big screen and TV to his credit, composer Stacy Widelitz has already built up an impressive resumé.

Stacy first came to prominence with the song "She's Like the Wind," co-written with Patrick Swayze and featured in Swayze's blockbuster Dirty Dancing. Featured on the movie's wildly successful soundtrack, which sold 11 million copies in the United States alone, it was the third single to be released and reached no. 3 on Billboard's top-40 chart (no. 1 among adult-contemporary radio listeners). He also received two BMI awards for the tune as among the most-performed songs of that year. He has scored features, more than twenty made-for-TV movies, written the end-title song for Disney’s Pocahontas II, and has received four Gold Addies for music he composed for advertising. Stacy wrote the title song and scored all the episodes of Children’s Television Workshop’s acclaimed animated series Cro, and has worked with directors such as Todd Holland, Waris Hussein and James Contner.

Stacy also composed the score and much of the dance music for the film One Last Dance, which garnered him a Best Music Award at the Nashville Film Festival. Subsequently, Stacy was asked to join the board of the festival, and he's now serving his second term as president. He has also worked with many noted musicians, such as Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Edgar Winter and Danny Wilde (The Rembrandts). Stacy is noted for his diversity, being as comfortable in front of an orchestra as he is in the state-of-the-art digital studio he maintains at his home.

‘Supplies for Soldiers’ collection continues again this month. The Arts Council is collecting supplies for troops stationed in Iraq. They will be collecting simple, everyday supplies for them (preferably something easy to ship). You bring the supplies, we'll get them to the soldiers.

Grab your lunch and join them for a lunch time of artistic fun and camaraderie. You provide your lunch; they’ll provide the location! The Arts Council’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ meets 2nd Friday of each month.

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