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Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks (Sawtelle Room)

Dan Hicks' long, strange trip began in the 1960's San Francisco where his first band, The Charlatans, were an integral part of that psychedelic scene. Later he put together an acoustic combo which included two female backup singers, dubbed "Lickettes". Billed as Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks, the group went on to produce the critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums "Where's The Money?", "Striking It Rich" and "Last Train To Hicksville". They toured worldwide and Dan appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine three times.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 20:00

Carl Palmer Band

Rock legend Carl Palmer is one of the most highly regarded drummers of all time. His explosive technique, speedy hands, sheer power and indulgent, often showy tendencies place him in at the top of the drum pantheon alongside Rush's Neil Peart. Palmer will always be remembered as a founding member of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (ELP), a band that was an exciting and daring progressive outfit consisting of a trio of young superstars.

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 19:30

Mini-Themes and Musical Surprises

Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
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Special guest Kim Jennings joining Nick Noble in the studio.

Peter Case (Ballroom)

Peter Case is a three time Grammy nominee for his work as singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (his 2007 solo album, Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, was among those named in the Best Contemporary Folk category). He has recorded more than a dozen solo records for the Geffen, Vanguard and Yep Roc labels, is the author of several books as well as a sought-after record producer and his songs have been featured in movies and TV shows.

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:30

Newport Folk Festival

Date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 7:00pm
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CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL, featuring recordings from and songs by artists who were at the 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, and 1965 Newport Folk Festival (there were none in 61 and 62), along with a smattering of tracks from later Festivals. Pete Seeger, Bob Gibson, Joan Baez, Flatt & Scruggs, Bob Dylan, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Bill Monroe, the Kossoy Sisters, the Greenbriar Boys, Ian & Sylvia, the Kingston Trio, Theodore Bikel, Arlo Guthrie, and MANY MORE! Tune in and enjoy both the history AND the music!

Stevie Wonder Master

Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Stevie Wonder is the object of the SF Jazz Collective's affection. Their bright new arrangements re-imagine the Wonder works and light up the Rose Theater. Don't miss this Jazz Appreciation Month special.

Sister Hilda Ponte, Dr. David Fredette and Paul Jourcin of Venerini Academy (Encore Episode)

Date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 10:00pm
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In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino of Best Rate of Climb interviews Sister Hilda Ponte (shown, center), president of the Board of Trustees, Dr. David Fredette, EdD (shown, left), head of school, and Paul Jourcin (shown, right), co-director of admissions at Venerini Academy. They talk about surviving and thriving as a private, Catholic school in a tough economy.

Eric Lilljequist, Dean Adrien and Steve Abdu (Ballroom)

Sometime in the mid 60's Eric Lilljequist formed the Boston Country-Rock band The Orphans. A few years later, while taking vocal lessons from legendary voice teacher Dante Bavone, who worked with Faye Dunaway, Peter Wolf & Steven Tyler, Eric met his musical partner, guitarist/vocalist Dean Adrien, at the suggestion of Bavone. Their harmonies were a perfect fit, like Lennon/McCartney or The Everly Brothers.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/04/2013 - 20:00

What a Drag!

Country Day School and Theatre With a Twist are pleased to present What A Drag!

What A Drag follows a small theatre troupe as they go out to eat for their traditional full costume dinner after the dress rehearsal. To raise excitement, they decide to perform a skit from their show, The Wizard of Osborne, a drag version of The Wizard of Oz. Things don't go as planned, however, when the Wicked Witch of the West suddenly dies. Find out whodunit, in this anything but traditional mystery.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/04/2013 - 19:00

Primo Cubano - Cinco de Mayo Party

Maine's own classic Cuban SON band

Primo Cubano plays traditional Cuban dance music dating back to the turn of the 20th Century. Son is the most popular style to come out of Cuba and is the primary contributor to the blend of Latin styles today known as Salsa. It was first a music of the country people and eventually migrated to Havana, where it was urbanized and began to draw a wider audience. 


Event Date: 
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 20:00

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