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David Skinner: THE STORY OF AIN'T

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:00am

When the G & C Merriam Company of Massachusetts published the third edition of Webster’s Dictionary in 1961, little did they realize that they would start “America’s greatest language controversy”. All over a few words that had been classified as slang. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with DAVID SKINNER, editor, writer and journalist about his wild and entertaining history THE STORY OF AIN’T: AMERICA, ITS LANGUAGE, AND THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL DICTIONARY EVER PUBLISHED. 


No musician in America inspires more passionate & creative anarchy than the legendary Nat Mugavero. He is a musical visionary who captures the imaginations and talents of the best players in the country and pushes the limit to create pure music. His performances are uniquely spontaneous and virtuosic,

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Event Date: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 20:00

People VS. Larsen

The blues is a relevant music for the time we live in and the People Vs. Larsen play it with an energy that is unmatched. Selling out clubs all over New York City, they have fostered a young jazz and blues following unlike any other seen by this generation. 

With a fun and carefree approach, they have turned jazz and blues into something to be celebrated (evident when you realize their name is derived from a court case where Larsen was sued for distributing condoms with Sarah Palin's likeness on the packaging).

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Event Date: 
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 22:00

Bobby Keyes

Bobby Keyes is a master guitar-player as well as a prolific songwriter, producer, and recording engineer who has been performing and writing for 30 years.  He defines our American musical heritage by blending rhythm & blues, country, jazz, rock, pop and swing. His guitar playing is inspired and passionate, his musical  taste is exquisite, and his sound is clean and refreshing.

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Event Date: 
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 21:30

Stephen Klaidman: SYDNEY AND VIOLET

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 10:30am

Sydney and Violet Schiff were an amazing couple. They lived in the 1920s in Britain. They were madly in love with each other and each was a connoisseur of the visual arts and of modernist writing. Their close friends included some of the most legendary writers of that era. Tune in tonight for a story of one of the most unique literary salons. We speak with teacher, editor, reporter and writer STEPHEN KLAIDMAN about his brilliant new book SYDNEY AND VIOLET: THEIR LIFE WITH T.S.ELIOT, PROUST, JOYCE AND THE EXCRUCIATINGLY IRASCIBLE WYNDAM LEWIS. The image is of "Workshop" by Wyndam Lewis. 

Dinner Jazz Set

Exciting and intimate, The Beehive's live dinner jazz set features world-class musical artists as the perfect complement to a delightful meal or cocktails at the bar.

Oct. 17th - Blake Newman lays down the bass during this dinner jazz set.

Oct. 18th - From Marvin Gaye to Frank Sinatra to Buddy Rich to Dr. Lonnie Liston Smith, the list of people Hopkins has played with and the international stages he has performed on is too long to recite. His compositions are sublime and his bands are stunning.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 18:30
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 18:30
Sat, 10/19/2013 - 18:30

Phil Grenadier

In a welcome and overdue development, Phil Grenadier is finally gaining the kind of attention due a trumpeter of rare fluency and depth, having just come off a tour and sold out performance at Carnegie Hall with John Scofield.

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Event Date: 
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 20:00

Shepley Metcalf & Ron Roy

"The superb cabaret/jazz singer and her ace piano accompanist"...that's how The Boston Globe describes Metcalf and Roy.  Tonight, celebrating five years of performing together, they'll offer up their top song picks from their repertoire.  Expect to hear great yet little-known songs from the '20s to '40s, as well as tunes by Laura Nyro and by Fran Landesman (who penned jazz standard "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most').  
Event Date: 
Sat, 10/19/2013 - 20:00

Junk Kitchen #16: Grunge Swung Drunk

Junk Kitchen #16 - Grunge Swung Drunk: 90’s alternative under the dangerous influence of 1930’s Jazz and Blues - A pubic service concert - 8pm $10

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 20:00

Chamber Choir concert in Northampton

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Elm St., Northampton

PERFORMERS: Chamber Choir is an intimate ensemble of advanced voice students conducted by Professor Tony Thornton, Director of Choral Activities, UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance

THE MUSIC: Works from the Baroque, Romantic and Contemporary Periods, and Gospel music.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 20:00


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