Arts and Humanities Touring Directory!

touring Directory Logo Yahoo! The Hags will be included in the forthcoming 2018-2021 directory, which includes some of the state’s most-talented performing artists, visual artists and humanities presenters.  The directory offers performers and presenters the opportunity to present their work through nonprofit recipients of Arts and Humanities Touring grants throughout Michigan. Get ready to hire some hags.

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Storytelling at UGRR Days

The Hags will be at Underground Railroad Days in Vandalia on Sunday, July 15th. Join us from 2 – 3. Come prepared–things might get a little scary when the Hairy Man comes out of the swamp. He’s lookin’ for Wiley.DSCN0037

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John Brown’s Body

johnbrown22_web.400x0and other songs dating back to the Civil War will be performed by the Hags at Log Cabin Days. Join us at Stone Lake this Sunday at 12:30.

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Juneteenth-Celebrate-FreedomCelebrate Juneteenth with the Hags at the Minority Coalition’s picnic lunch. Come hungry to the Calvin Township Hall Friday, June 15th, from 11:30 to 1. You’ll hear Muddy Water’s They Hung Him on a Cross, and much more.

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Thanks, Jennifer!

The Winsome Hags have performed at our libraries several times and have never failed to connect with diverse audiences.   Whether presenting an original adaptation of a classic folk tale or musically chronicling a historical moment or social movement, this talented troupe finds our common denominator.   Audiences see their reflection in the people, places, and plights that the Hags enliven.  Their repertoire includes familiar songs and stories about legendary people, but they also feature tunes and tales about lesser known folks who have made significant contributions to life changing efforts and causes.   In short, a Winsome Hags’ performance equals entertainment infused with meaning.  The Hags leave audiences feeling proud of and hopeful for humanity.

Jennifer Ray, Director, Cass District Library


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Hag Bag Contest! Enter Now!

Penny with ArrowWe’re aiming to make you a winner.                                              You have two opportunities:

  1. Come up with a line drawing that can be printed on a Hag Bag (canvas tote). The drawing can be 8.5 X 11 or larger and can be hand-delivered to Bev, Steve or me. Or, you may email your image to Deadline is June 15.
  2.  Once we’ve selected the winner (who receives a free Hag Bag), the second phase is to customize the Hag Bag. Jazz it up. Go wild. We’ll announce the deadline after we’ve produced and distributed the tote with the winning design.
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Never Grow Old

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The Winsome Hags celebrate the freedom that aging brings. How best can one create a life one loves, and also a life one may fearlessly give away?
Ruth Andrews, Steve Kaszar and Beverly Smith sing and perform on guitar, banjo, flute, kazoo and ukulele. The program includes sing-alongs, a laughing orchestra, silly stuff and, maybe, a poignant moment.

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