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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 11:30am

Imagine in the middle of a job interview being asked the following question: “You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown into a blender. Your mass is reduced, so your density is the same as usual. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?” For some years now, corporations like Google, Microsoft and even Walmart have begun to ask applicants tough thought problems and odd riddles that are meant to showcase how an applicant can creatively solve problems. How hard are these questions?

Itchy Feet with Steve Marvin

A dynamic, big band influenced jazz nonet featuring original compositions by David Johnson and Brian Lewis and the music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Frank Sinatra and others.

Featuring the great Steve Marvin on vocals.

Ticket: $12.50
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/27/2012 - 19:00

The Joe Mulholland Quartet/ CD release celebration

Joe Mulholland will be kicking off his fourth album, "Unspoken", at the Acton Jazz Cafe on Friday, October 26 from 9pm to midnight. The CD is a collection of original jazz compositions performed by his longstanding trio of ten years, with a guest saxophonist on two tracks. The quartet on the CD and at the concert includes Joe Mulholland, piano; Bob Nieske, bass; Bob Tamagni, drums and Allan Chase, saxophone. The music on "Unspoken" is jazz songs without words: ballads, blues, Latin and straight-ahead jazz.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 21:00

The Adam Janjigian Trio

Adam Janjigian/ piano
Sean Farias/ bass
Brooke Sofferman/ drums

Web Site:

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 19:00

Fenway Jazz Jam hosted by The David Ehle Guitar Trio

The trio is led by guitarist and Boston resident David Ehle with a bassist and drummer plus special guest musicians.

This is an open jazz jam session where all are invited to bring your instrument and your voice or just come enjoy the fun.

For information contact David Ehle 617-572-3692.

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/06/2012 - 19:00
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 19:00
Tue, 11/20/2012 - 19:00
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 19:00


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 10:00am

America’s trade relationship with China began right after the Revolutionary War. But trade with China at that time was not easy. The Middle Kingdom did not trust foreigners and confined American and European ships to the port of Canton. There were very strict rules set down by the emperor about how trade with foreign nations could occur. American traders brought sea otter pelts; sealskins; sandalwood, běche de mer (sea cucumbers) to trade for Chinese tea, silks, spices, jade and porcelain.

Southern Rail "Warm Clothes, Warm Hearts" Concert!

Long-standing delightful coffeehouse.  Warm and friendly venue. Great desserts!    We love the Rose Garden and are excited to be back!!

Our Rose Garden performance will be a "WARM CLOTHES, WARM HEARTS" concert to collect winter clothes for those living in homeless shelters. See below for what you can do to help!
I've also listed complete directions and contact info. Click on Venue for directions.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/10/2012 - 20:00

Southern Rail

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/06/2012 - 22:00

Toni Lynn Washington

Nobody knows songs of the heart like Blues treasure, Toni Lynn Washington. Toni is the real thing. If you're in love, or have a bad case of the "blues," this beautiful singer will touch your heart and make you smile!  Website:  Click to Visit

No Cover

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 22:00

Ken Stafford of WPI's Robotics Resource Center (Encore Episode)

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve interviews Ken Stafford, director of of WPI's Robotics Resource Center and associate director of WPI's Robotics Engineering Program.  They talk about the present and future of robotics in business and society.


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Rockport Music

The 2015 Winter Jazz, Folk and Pop concerts are in full swing!

Performances at
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966