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Aztec Two-Step: Classic Duos

When Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman burst upon the scene in 1972 with their Elektra Records debut, they were often reviewed as having the “east coast sensibility,”  “intellectual lyricism” and “ethereal harmonies” of their legendary predecessors Simon & Garfunkel.  As staples of progressive FM and college radio, and recognized for helping to usher the folk/rock music of the 1960’s into the 70’s and beyond,  Aztec Two-Step continues to be one of acoustic music’s most respected and enduring acts. 

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Sat, 03/22/2014 - 20:00

Enter the Haggis

The definition of eclectic, Enter the Haggis is an electric Canadian-based group who’ve reinvented roots rock with their inspired live performances. Five albums and a decade on the road have seen Haggis evolve from wildly popular local band to established international touring act.

An uncompromising commitment to their music and fans helped the group garner top ten charting positions on Billboard and Amazon, as well as their very own PBS special. Video

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Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:00

Boston Jewish Music Festival presents Three New Voices

The Boston Jewish Music Festival presents three of the brightest shining lights in Jewish music: Saul Kaye, Joey Weisenberg and Noah Aronson, sharing the stage and each other’s music. Saul’s gospel blues stylings, Joey’s nigun-inspired community singing, and Noah’s contemporary pop sounds will combine for a memorable evening.

Made possible with support from MetroWest Planning Committee of Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Festival website

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:00

Xiang Yu, violin and Dina Vainshtein, piano

Born in Inner Mongolia, Xiang moved to Shanghai at the age of 11 and received his early training from violinist Qing Zheng at the Shanghai Conservatory. A recipient of NEC's Irene M. Stare Scholarship in Violin, Xiang is a candidate for Artist Diploma as the only instrumentalist in the prestigious program. He is studying with Donald Weilerstein and Kim Kashkashian and serves as the teaching assistant for Donald Weilerstein. In 2010, Xiang won the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. Video

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Event Date: 
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 15:00

Royal Southern Brotherhood

The soul of the South for a new generation, the Royal Southern Brotherhood is a supergroup of heavyweight rock ‘n roll talent like no other – Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooten, and Yonrico Scott. The RSB’s update of the classic blues rock has thrilled audiences from across the globe as they celebrate their passion for Southern music and rock ‘n roll bloodlines with their here-and-now sound.

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Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:00

Yo-Yo People

"Man! Whoa! That was unbelievable!" - David Letterman

This husband and wife duo bring back the nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip. Yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while hula hooping and unicycling are just some of their finely tuned feats.

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Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:00

Max Tegmark And Errol Fuller

Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight Inquiry welcomes writer, physicist and physics professor at M.I.T. MAX TEGMARK who talks about his amazing new book OUR MATHEMATICAL UNIVERSE: MY QUEST FOR THE ULTIMATE NATURE OF REALITY. Is it possible that the ultimate foundations of the universe are mathematical structures? Is time an illusion? Could we be living in a simulation like in the Matrix? All this and more on tonight’s conversation with one of the most original theorists of cosmology.

Theresa Morris and Alan De Queiroz

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

TThe rate of Cesarian Sections performed on pregnant mothers in America hovers close to 33%, a 50% increase from a decade ago. But are all these surgeries necessary? If they are not, why are they occurring at such an alarming rate? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with THERESA MORRIS, Professor of Sociology at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Her new book is titled CUT IT OUT: THE C-SECTION EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA.

Beverly Gray and Christina Rice

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome journalist, teacher, screenwriter and story editor BEVERLY GRAY. She talks about the latest edition of her wonderful biography ROGER CORMAN: BLOOD-SUCKING VAMPIRES, FLESH-EATING COCKROACHES AND DRILLER KILLERS. Roger Corman specialized in making films that elevated the exploitation genre, films like Little Shop of Horrors and The Trip. He made them fast and he made them cheaply.

Afro-Cuban Fiesta

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

Danzones and "sons montunos" spill into the streets as maestro Paquito D'Rivera leads a journey through the music of his native Cuba. Sonero and guitarist David Oquendo, Las Hermanas Marquez and percussionist Candido Camero join in this Afro-Cuban Fiesta. Wendell Pierce hosts.


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