In addition to the above link, this website introduces performances
by husband-and-wife team, Gary Blanchard and Carol Mays. Based partly on Carol's book, Uplifting Poems, and Gary's companion
CD, Uplifting Songs, these programs weave together live music and poetry, with the aim of mitigating the stress and negative
images which abound in our culture. The book, the music, and the programs are full of beautiful, meaningful, positive, and
even magical ideas and impressions. Poems by classical poets are included, as well as Carol's own works. Programs are held
at libraries, senior centers, private homes, and other venues.