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First Annual Piano Day

The First Annual Piano Day will take place on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Bezanson Recital Hall in the Music wing of the Fine Arts Center, on the UMass Amherst campus. Created by the Department of Music and Dance for junior/senior high school and college pianists, their parents and teachers, the Free event will enable participants to learn about college auditions and hear UMass Amherst faculty, students and alumni perform.

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/29/2013 - 12:30

Jonathan Stack

Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 10:30pm
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There's a national callout to the men and doctors of America to sign up for World Vasectomy Day! WVD is the largest male-oriented global family planning event ever, taking place on October 18, 2013.  The goal is to have 1,000 vasectomies performed across 25 countries in 24 hours. Organizers are asking American men to join their brothers around the world to put their "man parts" on the line to help the planet and encourage vasectomy as a viable family planning option.

"The Big O"

Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 7:00pm
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It's The King of Soul's birthday!! Otis Redding was considered one of the greatest voices in soul music. His raw intensity, live energy and songs like "Try a Little Tenderness" "That's How Strong My Love Is" and of course, "Dock of the Bay" made him a star. Then it all ended with a deadly plane crash. Join host Tom Shaker as he remembers and celebrates the music of Otis Redding on Monday's Soul Serenade, starting at 7pm!

Dan Kennedy: THE WIRED CITY

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 4:00pm
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Many of the print newspapers that we grew up with are declining or even going extinct. Where will we now get news and information that maintains the current high standards of print journalism? In some cities, new Internet news sites are springing up and are the “digital response to the collapse of the newspaper business.” Are they succeeding? Our guest tonight is DAN KENNEDY, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and working journalist for almost 40 years. His new book is THE WIRED CITY: REIMAGINING JOURNALISM AND CIVIC LIFE IN THE POST-NEWSPAPER AGE.

The Fitchburg Art Museum: STILL LIFE LIVES!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 4:00pm
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Inquiry welcomes back MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. She talks about the exciting new exhibition STILL LIFE LIVES! Which combines still life artworks from the museum’s collection with works from a number of contemporary artists. Also in the studio are two artists whose work is this exhibition.  TARA SELLIOS, an artist who uses large format photography to record fascinating still life works made of animal flesh and blood (see : http://www.tarasellios.com/.

Arts on the Green - “Fun With Keyboards” kickoff event!

The Arts on the Green series in the heart of Shrewsbury launches the 2013-2014 season with eleven outstanding performers of central Massachusetts presenting a wide range of music showcasing the Steinway piano and two pipe organs of the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury at 19 Church Rd, Shrewsbury, MA. The concert will include not only solo works for the different keyboard instruments, but also the keyboard instruments in varying combinations, as well as with other instruments, including clarinet, trumpet and voice.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 19:00

Django Reinhardt Festival Allstars featuring Dorado Schmitt Return!

The DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL carries on the legacy of legendary gypsy guitarist DJANGO REINHARDT, but with some new songs and new interpretations keeping it fresh, exciting, cutting-edge…but true to the HOT JAZZ, ROMANTIC, style which has exploded across the US.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 19:30
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 22:00

Hugh Aldersey-Williams & Matthew White

Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 9:00pm
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“Our body is a site of continual invention” writes tonight’s guest on Inquiry, HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS. His new book ANATOMIES: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BODY is a wonderful and surprising look at our bodies and it’s various parts, and what people through the centuries have thought about them.

Terence Blanchard with Miles & Gil: Still Ahead at Monterey Jazz Festival

Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 6:00pm

Gil Evans was born on May 13, 1912. In three collaborations in the late 1950s, he and his friend Miles Davis — steered their projects into a new era for jazz.

Their first album was Miles Ahead. This Monterey Jazz Festival concert is "Still Ahead," with music from the pair's second and third records, Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain.

Debo Band

Debo Band is an 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye.

Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:30
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 22:00

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