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Monnette Sudler in concert at the UU church on Stenton Avenue

Monette Sudler and

Lynne Riley on Alto Sax

"Ladies Night Out" Luciana Padmore on drums

Just last weekend at the Unitarian Universalist* Church of the Restoration on Stenton Avenue in NW Philly, Internationally renowned Monnettte Sudler and her band “Ladies Night Out” played a dynamite concert to a full house. The concert was part of Philadelphia’s Official Jazz Appreciation Month in April.  “Ladies Night Out” includes Lynn Riley on saxophone and flute, Noriko Kamo or Organ and Luciana Padmore on drums.

It was a big weekend at Restoration with guest minister, African American UU historian and author Mark Morrison-Reed was also at the church for a reading, workshop and as a guest minister.  He also gave the sermon at the morning service at the Unitarian Society of Germantown on Lincoln Drive in Philadelphia.  To read my Huff Post piece that mentions Mark’s most recent book  The Selma Awakening, How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism, (2014, Skinner House Books), click here

*Unitarian Universalism is a faith that encompasses all religious/spiritual backgrounds (including atheism, agnosticism and Buddhism) in a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning”.

Monnette Sudler and

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