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Amethyst, Jacinta, Eleni & Juana opens

Created in the fall of 2012 by vocalist and composer Raquel Rivera, Amethyst has brought together six of Boston’s up-and-coming young musicians for a unique and anticipated new project. The six-piece group delivers an eclectic mix of Rivera’s originals, as well as collaborative new arrangements of covers from artists such as Kimbra and Taylor Eigsti. Such contrasts are typical of the group’s material, which effortlessly combines pop, jazz, and latin influences to create a magnetic characteristic sound.

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 20:00

1st Person Plural: the art of storytelling

This series gives accomplished storytellers who've honed their craft at the story slams a chance to stretch out and tell more elaborate stories. We also intend to mix things up in the performance community by bringing in talented out-of-town tellers, and including one performer who's not a storyteller - like a writer, a musician or a comedian.

Co-producer, Norah Dooley said, "The art of storytelling goes deep and wide into our human imaginations. The 5 minute slam stories are but a gateway 'drug'.

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 16:30

Kelly Joe Phelps

It’s as thin as the edge of a razor, the road separating Heaven from Hell, sin from salvation, redemption from despair. It’s a lonely road to go down and like the old gospel says, you’ve got to walk it for yourself. Kelly Joe Phelps has been doing lot of soul searching since his last record, ‘Western Bell’ came out in 2009.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/22/2014 - 20:00

What Time Is It Mr. Fox? with special guest Erich Haygun

Every song by the band What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?—named after the Victorian children's game—musically carries the listener to a new setting, fictional realm, or time period, from the woods of Medieval France to a 1920s New Orleans jukejoint to the halls of Valhalla. Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble explores love, sex, and identity with cinematic violin, upright bass, artful drums, jazz trumpet, Hammond organ, and five female vocalists known as The Furies.  whattimeisitmrfox.bandzoogle.com

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/21/2014 - 20:00

Freedy Johnston

Where has Freedy Johnston been wandering? Some folks lost track of him after his 1994 hit “Bad Reputation” and his last Elektra album, 2001’s Right Between the Promises. He has moved around, living in NYC, Austin, Kansas, Madison and Nashville. “It takes a while to re-adjust one’s priorities and get back on track after working with the big budget that the majors give you,” muses our hero. “I went through issues with the IRS, had a relationship go south and a touring vehicle grind to a halt but through it all I never gave up writing and gigging whenever possible.”

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:00

Briar Rabbit & Eric Stepanian

Grounded in a firm belief that pop music and intellectual lyrics are not mutually exclusive, Briar Rabbit coined the phrase “thought-pop” to describe his sound. “A lot of times [pop music] feels like an idea that someone didn’t believe you were capable of chewing and mushed it to baby food. For me, the chewing is essential.”

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:00

Christina Rice: Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:30am
Program: 

Ann Dvorak was a hardworking charismatic star of film beginning in the 1920s. Her career at Warner Brothers was set to take off and the press hailed her as “Hollywood’s new Cinderella.” Then it all began to unravel. Dvorak was a complex and fascinating person who accomplished a lot, but she bravely bucked the Hollywood system and remains largely unknown today. Tune in to Inquiry tonight and find out why when we talk with writer and librarian CHRISTINA RICE about her new biography ANN DVORAK: HOLLYWOOD’S FORGOTTEN REBEL. 

Bluegrass: The Band & Lonely Heartstring Band

 

Taking the music of the Band and Bluegrassing it!

www.bluegrasstheband.bandcamp.com

The Lonely Heartstring Band is an acoustic quintet based out of Boston, MA. Their music is a combination of old and new styles, melding the sounds of traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and arranging. The band began with a common love for the music of The Beatles, bringing some of their favorite songs to life while attempting to remain true to the original arrangements. 

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:00

Massmouth Story Slam

The living art of storytelling in Massachusetts.

 massmouth.ning.com

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/17/2014 - 19:00

Sweethearts' Night Out with Darol Anger, Emy Phelps, Lissa Schneckenburger, Corey DiMario, and special guests Charlie Rose, John Mailander & Molly Tuttle

Musical Couples play (mostly) songs of love for Valentines Day

Celebrated Roots Musicians
Darol Anger/Emy Phelps, 
Lissa Schneckenburger/Corey DiMario,
and special guests Charlie Rose, John Mailander & Molly Tuttle.

...will present a musical evening of both the sweet and the scary side of romance, from their perspective as couples, with original songs and old favorites from every musical genre.

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/16/2014 - 17:00

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