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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sprintime Health & Music Fair

I'm scheduled to play with Sven @ 3:30pm today @ the Springtime Health & Music Fair. 
Below is the article from the AC Press. Check it out, I hope to see you all there!

Jacque Major uses her voice to soothe people's minds and souls. Over the years, she also benefitted from applying the healing arts, which include yoga and Tai Chi, to deal with her illnesses.

Major decided to combine the fields of music and health to organize the first Springtime Health & Music Fair on Sunday, May 3, at the Ocean City Music Pier.

The Somers Point singer-songwriter-guitarist first came up with the idea for a health and music fair a couple of years ago. She developed a frustration with playing music in places that based a large part of their business on alcohol consumption. Alcohol will not be served during the health and music fair.

Even though Major is a musician, her objective in organizing it was spreading the word about the healing arts, which also include acupuncture, massage therapy and gentle chiropractic care. Major is a certified yoga and Tai Chi instructor, who working in conjunction with her primary healthcare physician, has been helped by the healing arts when faced with serious injuries.

"I want everyone to feel the compassion of these amazing healing arts practitioners and benefit from their vast knowledge of the subjects," Major says.

At least a dozen professionals of different healing arts will attend to answer questions, give demonstrations and have written information for visitors, and at least six healthcare vendors.

Egg Harbor Township's Paul F. Pickens, a college certified instructor of Tai Chi and Chi Kung, will do a demonstration during the fair.

"I hope to enlighten them (attendees) to the fact that there are tools for relaxation that help them cope in a fast-paced world. ... All ages and levels of ability can partake," Pickens says.

Musicians will take turn playing live followed by demonstrations from the healing arts experts. Bassist Tim Lekan of Ocean City and Joe Barrett start the day with jazz. The music moves to acoustic rock with Major and her friends, then to a jazz-rock jam with a combination of Lekan's and Major's groups. The rock of the Geri Mingori Band will be followed by blues guitarist Danny Eyer of Buena Vista Township, Bubba Mac, Cailin Callahan and Sacred Cry.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families in Northfield. There will be raffles of donated gifts from the community as well as a traditional 50/50 raffle.

Springtime Health

& Music Fair

WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 3

WHERE: Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk, Ocean City

HOW MUCH: Suggested donation is $20 adults, $10 students, veterans and seniors. Small children are admitted free.

MORE INFO: Call 609-214-1658 or go to

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