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Mike P Celebration - 02/20/2011


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#1 Ken.Hays

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:58 PM

Dear Friends,

As some of you know, on the morning of January 10th, the Vibes family lost a brother. Michael Potashnick, or "Mike P" as many would call him, passed away due to pneumonia at the age of 52. For those of you who don't recognize Michael's name, if you've been to the Vibes, you've heard his voice. You know the guy, "Let's give a warm Gathering of the Vibes welcome for…" Yup, that was Mike P. From Vibes 1997 at Croton Point Park through Vibes 2004, Michael was our Stage & Production Manager before taking over the role of Co-MC with Wavy Gravy in 2005 through last summer.

On Sunday, February 20th from 3-9pm at the Arnold Bernard Art Center, on the campus of the University of Bridgeport, the Vibes family will celebrate Michael's life with a room filled with friends, music & remembrance. Michael was an amazing man, filled with life & and a laugh that made us all feel that everything was going to be ok. Let's make sure our collective love for Michael will not fade away. Please visit the "Michael Potashnick Memorial" page on Facebook ~ http://www.facebook....124400247630218 ~ for more information and to RSVP. You can also RSVP by calling Vibes HQ @ 203 908 3030.

We also want to mention the first Mike P gathering to be held, organized by a collaborative group of his extended Burlington production family, which will take place Sunday, February 13th from 2-5 p.m. at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT. Friends and family are invited to join together for an afternoon of storytelling, remembrance and celebration. More info can be found here: http://www.atomicpro....com/mikep.html

It's times like this that the VibeTribe come together and celebrate not only our love for Michael, but our love for each other. Take good care, and see you on February 20th in Bridgeport.

With much love,
Ken

Edited by Leda, 24 January 2011 - 08:22 PM.


#2 Joker

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:34 PM

:heart:

#3 Dagan

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:55 PM

I am going to try to attend both events. R.I.P. Mike!!! :heart:

#4 roo

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:29 PM

i knew mike personaly. He once got me in VIP to see Dark Star at Higher Ground ,was so cooool a guy in person. i will be at bridgeport and maybe staying with mike's gf and her family if i can just get to burlington.

#5 Jambear

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:51 PM

:heart:

#6 TigerRose

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:19 PM

I so wish I could be there. :undecided: :heart:

#7 musicmomma

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:31 PM

:heart:

#8 TigerRose

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:46 AM

Airfare that weekend to Westchester is really low right now...:dunno:

#9 sarah b.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:58 AM

:twist:

right on. :) :heart:

#10 In A Silent Way

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:24 PM

Not to spam the thread, but if you come down to UB early, Kung Fu will be playing at the WPKN studio that afternoon at 1 p.m. It's a short walk from our building to the Bernhard Center.

#11 DancingBearly

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 03:45 AM

So best time to call to RSVP? Where is a good place to park?

#12 In A Silent Way

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 04:06 AM

There's parking at the Bernhard Center (on University just before Iranistan). It's the same lot where Vibes Staff check-in is.

#13 DancingBearly

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 04:17 AM

Thanks prolly see ya at the studio.

#14 TigerRose

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:04 AM

I need a miracle plane ticket...
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#15 rock n roll goddess

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 01:28 PM

:heart: Thanks for the info :heart:

#16 tiedyesky

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:06 PM

:heart:

#17 Mr Bo Berry

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:01 AM

Terry and I hope to be in Bridgeport on the 20th.

#18 Speckta

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:06 PM

*cough*

#19 insolent cur

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 01:13 PM

i wish i could be there in person. :heart:

i hope everyone has a great celebration and remembrance of mike's life, friendships and accomplishments.

#20 Tabbooma

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 01:33 PM

:heart:

#21 katydid

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:25 PM

:heart::heart::heart:

#22 Joker

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:42 AM

:heart:

#23 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:00 PM

thanks for the report :heart:

#24 cassady

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:14 PM

:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

#25 little frog

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:04 PM

yesterday was so beautiful .. i'm having such a weepy day today :heart: :sad: .. you all missed my crazy jennathaye ;) :heart::heart::heart: hugs and kisses from lots of great folks. great music and a beautiful presentation by the terrapin folks, thanks ken and staff :heart:

#26 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 07:33 PM

yesterday was wonderful. Thank you to all who were involved in giving me and everyone else the opportunity to celebrate Mike's life, rejoice, rock, cry, hug and be together - it was perfect.

#27 tiedyesky

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 01:51 PM

Great pix here...Angel, there is awesome shot of you and Juan <3 and another of condormania and a few of Gab

http://www.ctpost.com/seen

#28 BigMamaBlueberry

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 03:28 PM

A huge, heartfelt thank you to all of the great Vibes folks who made this celebration possible. You did a tremendous job and I know Potashnick was smiling down on us all on Sunday.

Such a shocking, terrible loss, but seeing all of you definitely helped start the healing. Thank you so much for a wonderful tribute to a truely special man.

Love you Mike P., always will :heart:

#29 Dagan

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:14 PM

Great tribute video http://www.facebook....?v=844141641239
sorry to those without Facebook...