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Flushing Town Hall, in partnership with the New York Guitar Festival, presents Leni Stern + Brandon Ross + Michelle Kinney in a concert that combines internationally acclaimed guitarists, original scores commissioned by the Festival, and Asian silent films from the 1920s & 1930s. Five-time winner of Gibson's Best Female Guitarist Leni Stern will perform a new score she composed for The Goddess (Shen Nu, 1934), a classic Chinese silent film that stars Ruan Lingyu. LA Weekly calls Stern "one of the world's most fully realized songwriters and guitarists." Her widely acclaimed When Evening Falls (2004) drew inspiration from the music of Kenya, India, Louisiana, Palestine, and the East Village. One short will precede the feature--the surviving reel of the adventure story Lotus Blossom (1921). The film will be accompanied by guitarist Brandon Ross and cellist Michelle Kinney, performing a new composition of Ross'. A versatile musician, Ross has worked with a wide range of performers from popular stars such as Meshell Ndegeocello, Graham Haynes, Arrested Development, and Cassandra Wilson.

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