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Rest Stop Rejuvenate Celebrates 9 Years

Rest Stop Rejuvenate Celebrates 9 Years with The Inspire Project and Carolyn Messina!    

The Art and Spirit of Drumming Workshop Series

The Art & Spirit of Drumming 6-month series will explore the rhythms and resonance of music. Reconnect with ancient wisdom and drumming traditions using sound as a tool for personal transformation, healing and celebration. Learn how to participate in community drum circles and group music making. Workshop Highlights: Learn traditional African Rhythms Rhythm games that support team building and positive group interaction Learn how to accompany a poet or yourself with creative rhythm patterns Increase

Journey Through Song – March 24, 2017

Friday night’s Journey Through Song at Rest Stop Rejuvenate in Rockaway, NJ was another great event! We had 12 performers share their stories and their music with us. Our Journey Through Song host, Barb J. LeMasters says, “It never ceases to amaze me how each and every Journey Through Song brings its own special touch to us. Sometimes a rather small intimate group or in the case of this past Friday, a packed house. We

Youth Open Mic coming in May 2017

LIFE Center Stage is exciting to announce that a Youth-focused Open Mic Event is coming to Rest Stop Rejuvenate in May of 2017! Stay tuned for all of the details or email Vicky@lifecenterstage.com    

Elisabeth Ladwig Community Musings

When we first met with Kristy and Paul of Speak Easy Art Gallery, they excitedly shared Elisabeth Ladwig’s artwork with us. At first glance we could see that her photographs were filled with deep emotion and told such powerful stories through their imagery, we knew this was going to be a great event to work together on. We invited poets, spoken word artists, and musicians to join us as we teamed up with Speak Easy Art Gallery to present

Unsigned by Arianne Petersen

Unsigned by Arianne Petersen The words are stuck on the pages, Her thoughts are stuck in her mind. The moss grows up the back and side, And in her hair entwined. She walks on the edge of clarity Where inspiration she can find. It cycles through from ash to blue, To green and all combined. Though it tells the story of her life, She leaves the notes unsigned.

Taken Till by Druven

 Once Upon a Time by Elisabeth Ladwig TAKEN TILL Bumpy riding book stack Ozone looking hole pokes thru thunder Splashes, lighting up a teacup. Can you judge by cover the face the book is over The weather behind the mystery of us When within reading done We thumb (a) new stack of second-hand books — the one with the windy black hair has read and left pressed flowers in You find us, cracking old lightning

Untitled by Karen Hatler

Steel tracks narrow Cut through sky Keyhole to the horizon by Karen Hatler

Spilled Tea by Arianne Petersen

 Once Upon a Time by Elisabeth Ladwig Spilled Tea by Arianne Petersen Tea stained blouse on the floor in the corridor Nothing but the sound of pages anymore She buries her nose in the books that save her They saved her From the wasted hours, wasted years She hides from the sorrow and the pain and the tears She lets the tea spill from her cup She lets the tea spill

Haiku by Andrea Grillo

Speakeasy Haiku Elisabeth Ladwig ~ Introspection Tied to the Moon: barefoot so that clouds slipper my way once I asked a spider will you silk a stairway to the moon? The Writer: paper roses all the poems I never wrote sometimes my muse folds stars into paper I always look twice Catching the Light: light would stars expect it any other way? Truce: desire that feral feeling between musk and must Eve so many apples

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