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UMass Music & Dance presents 39th Annual Multiband Pops

Venue: Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

This enormous showcase event is produced and coordinated by Professor Jeffrey W. Holmes.

Fifteen different music and dance ensembles appear in rapid succession, leaving virtually no time between the concluding note of one ensemble’s performance and the first note of the following group’s musical selection. Professor Holmes, who choreographs the smooth flow of performances, keeps the audience guessing from where in the Hall the next ensemble will play; locations include the stage; pit; sides and back of the Hall and upper balconies.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 20:00

Florie Namir Solo/Acoustic

Boston based, Israeli musician Florie Namir will perform an acoustic solo show (piano & vocals). Her songs feature creative melodies which support lyrics telling stories about the duality of being far away and close, relationships, friendships and memories. The Flavorful rhythms are verging on jazz and swing but remain eclectic and full of variety.

Suggested Donation: $10

Event Date: 
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 19:00

Clawhammer Guitarist, Tev Stevig CD Release

For Boston-based musician Tev Stevig, an epiphany occurred when he first heard the fretless guitar. For years, Stevig had explored American music from old time folk music to jazz, as well as the sounds of the Balkans and the Middle East. He wanted to bring together all of his musical passions and with this instrument he saw a path to realize his intentions.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 20:00


Sometimes you don’t understand what you have until you leave it behind. It can be people, places. It can even be the music.

That’s definitely the case with Newpoli. When the founding members left Italy to study jazz at Berklee College of Music, they never imagined that they’d end up performing the folk music of their homeland. But the pull of southern Italy was strong.

“Rediscovering folk music was a shock, no one expected it,” admits vocalist Carmen Marsico, one of those who started Newpoli in 2003. “Sometimes you have to go to another country to discover your culture.”

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 20:00

‘80s tribute band Rubix Kube at Fitchburg State Family Weekend Sept. 27-29

Fitchburg State University celebrates Family Weekend Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 29 with mind reading, ‘80s music, games and activities that highlight all aspects of campus life. The main event of Family Weekend occurs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, when ‘80s tribute band Rubix Kube rocks the Recreation Center at 130 North St.

Rubix Kube is taking the universe by storm as the most original ‘80s tribute band of all time. They perform a one-of-a-kind ‘80s concert across the planet and to galaxies far, far away.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 20:00

Don White Humorist Singer/Songwriter

Singer/songwriter/humorist Don White has had an exciting year in his career and in his local folk community. Last April Don was Awarded the Key to the City of Lynn by Mayor Kennedy for his contributions to the arts. April 11th has been declared Don White Day in the City. More recently Don was surprised during a co-bill performance with Christine Lavin at the Me & Thee coffeehouse as the 12th winner of the Jerry Christen Award for his dedication to the Folk Community. Don has been building his audience nationally since 2008 when he began performing co-bills with Christine Lavin.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/27/2013 - 20:00

Johnny Mathis

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

Jazz & pop vocalist Johnny Mathis has been wowing listeners since the 1950s with his dynamic voice backed by lush arrangements of ballads like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and his definitive version of “Misty.” This week the two-time Grammy Hall of Famer reveals what lies behind his enduring success.

Richard Crossley: Pledge To Fledge

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 10:30am

Inquiry welcomes back internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and author RICHARD CROSSLEY. Tonight, Richard talks about the grassroots organization called PLEDGE TO FLEDGE that aims to encourage birders from around the world to turn on friends, neighbors and anyone to the wonders of the natural world through an appreciation of birds. For more information, go to: (photograph by Sheila Carroll)

Hess and Wooten: Artists in Residence Worcester Center for Crafts

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 10:30am

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. Also in the studio is EMILEE WOOTEN, one of the new crop of “Artists in Residence” at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Tune in and learn about this program, about Emilee Wooten’s amazing large scale clay works, (pictured is a detail of "Andre") and about the Windows on the World: Collages by Judith Stoddard King. For more information about the Worcester Center for Crafts, go to: .

The Genius of Soul

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

Ray Charles did it all….blues, country, gospel, jazz, and of course, soul! "Hit The Road, Jack" "I Got A Woman" and "Georgia" are just a few of his masterpieces. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the birthdate of Brother Ray on this edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!


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