I'm taking a little time off this summer to work on a new Immokalee book, BUT I'm available to perform if you need me!  I'll be posting a fall/winter schedule in the next few months.   Have a wonderful summer!

Judy, Joni & Joan

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FGCU Renaissance Academy, 1010 5th Avenue South #100, Naples, Fl 34102

Judy, Joni & Joan - The music of Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez helped inspire a generation through the 1960s, one of the most turbulent decades of the 20th century, and continues to inspire us today. While only Joan Baez sang at Woodstock, Joni Mitchell watched it on TV from a New York hotel room and wrote the ultimate song about the festival: Woodstock. The political, social and cultural views that led to their amazing music will be woven with Carlene's performance of them in her voice that was strongly influenced by Judy, Joni and Joan. Join us as she sings a selection of their songs and shares their history in this historical musical presentation.

Immokalee 21st Century

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FGCU Renaissance Academy, 1010 5th Avenue South #100, Naples, Fl 34102

THIS IS A COMPLETELY NEW IMMOKALEE PRESENTATION. Carlene is midway through writing a sequel to her 2012 book, Immokalee's Fields of Hope, and will share her observations of the community today. "Fields of Hope" became real, as children and grandchildren of immigrant farm workers we met in the first book have grown up, gone to college and come back to Immokalee to give back to the community they love. From corporate agriculture to many alternatives today, we discuss the question, "Is agriculture dead in Immokalee?" Yet still today, many of Immokalee's residents still are not here legally, and we will discuss the reasons why - the ins and outs of immigration policies and their effect on the town. Fulfilling the dream focuses on schools, sports, and non-profits, followed by a discussion of perceptions from inside and outside, poverty, race and divisions, and finally answering the question, "What is American?"

Tour of Immokalee - Renaissance Academy

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Naples, FL Target shopping lot

Carlene is a tour guide for this fascinating day visiting our nearby neighbor, Immokalee. Sights include RCMA's historical mural, the Collier County Pioneer Museum; Lake Trafford memorial gardens; Lake Trafford marina and rustic zoo; lunch at Lozano's restaurant; the newly constructed Our Lady of Guadalupe catholic church; produce shopping at the Farmer's Market; a stop at the Mexican bakery and a drive-through on the way home of nearby Ave Maria.


Holiday Juletrefest

No. Ft. Myers

Carlene will be singing, backed up by her guitar and piano, plus entertain with stories in between.