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Be-bop Guitars (Jazz)

The "Be-Bop" Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA.

The group began by performing arrangements from "Supersax" and other similar ensembles, and later, adding to the "book" by writing new arrangements and compositions.

Over the years, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented jazz.

Their first CD includes new arrangements of music from some of the greats of the jazz world, as well as a few compositions of their own. www.bebopguitars.com

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 20:00

The Big Doozie Presents: The Green Apple Kids Band

Green Apple Kids Band writes songs that inspire celebration and caring for our Earth. Green Apple Jackie and the two Green Apple Steves perform their eco-flavored tunes about nature, animals and recycling in a fun, engaging and interactive presentation.

Focusing on ages 2-8, the band has performed at schools, libraries, festivals, childcare centers and special events.

Set in the imaginary world of the Green Apple Orchard and featuring special puppet guest, Willa the Worm, they present an entertaining show that children love and learn from.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:30

Christine Lavin and Don White present ''Concert-N-Comedy''

Together Christine and Don offer a laughter filled evening of superb narrative and song.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/19/2013 - 20:00

OARS - Three Rivers 5th Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Join us for an evening of humor, adventure, and inspiration. The film festival is a great opportunity to bring our community together around local environmental issues, inspire advocacy, and offer people (like YOU) a way to get involved locally.

Here is a sampling of the many short films to be presented:

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 19:00

Live Band Swing Dance with Bombay Jim and the Swingin' Sapphires

Amazing Things is always open to new Ideas and new projects. Jim Porcella called to tell us that the band was interested in starting a swing dance scene at the Center. "You Betcha" was our answer. We're gonna give it a try here and if it works we'll schedule a monthly dance.

So shine 'em up an' flap 'em! Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires is one of the country's hottest swing bands. Featured on the HBO Series, "Family Bonds", and heard on jazz and swing radio stations throughout the nation. Video Clip

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/14/2013 - 14:00

Teresa Ines Sextet

Listening to Teresa Ines music is traveling through flashes of rhythms and melodies, many of which this talented singer and composer has been characterized as an incessant exploration of a unique blend of rhythms and sounds of her native country. Shrewdly combining her advanced training, a creative musicality, and a great familiarity with Brazilian music, she uses Brazilian folk music and harmonious jazz to sculpt a music of sophistication and tenderness. Ines' voice is characterized as both soft and intense.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 20:00

Tom Paxton with Walter Crockett opening (Folk Acoustic)

Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture, and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. In describing Tom Paxton's influence on his fellow musicians, Pete Seeger has said: "Tom's songs have a way of sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend. Like the songs of Woody Guthrie, they're becoming part of America."

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:00

Billy Novick & Guy Van Duser (Jazz, Swing)

"Elegant. Riveting. Soulful. Classic mastery." These are a few of the terms that have been used to describe the unique and stunning swing-jazz music of acoustic guitarist Guy Van Duser and clarinetist Billy Novick. Together as a duo for more than a quarter of a century, Guy and Billy have performed in concerts, clubs and festivals all over North America and Europe. You also may have heard them as frequent guests of the Prairie Home Companion show, NPR's All Things Considered, or on one of numerous film and television soundtracks.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 20:00

Kevin So w/ Sasha Yatchenko opening (Folk Acoustic)

Kevin So has earned the respect of Amos Lee, Billy Bragg and playwright David Henry Hwang, and has built a loyal fan base around the world for the past 15 years. He has performed on the main stages at Falcon Ridge and Kerrville, and more recently at Carnegie Hall and The Ryman in Nashville.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 20:00

John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse - Tony Soul Delta Blues Project

The Delta Blues Project was formed several months ago and includes Tony Parente on lead vocals, Matt Sambito on bass and vocals, Mike Kalenderian on guitar and vocals, Mississippi Bob Cramer on slide guitar and Phil DeLaine on drums.

"The Tony Soul Project takes many of the standards of the Delta and surrounding areas and their influence and puts a monstrous bass line and backbeat to make the likes of Elmore, Muddy, T-Model, RL, Wolf, Hooker, come to life. Our style is the modernization of old blues standards," said Parente.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 19:00

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