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Earth Press Project: Witness

09.01.19
Minute Man National Historical Park
250 N Great Road, Lincoln, MA
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FREE

Earth Press Project: Witness invites communities across America to contribute to a participatory public art project to be displayed at the Minute Man National Historical Park (MMNHP) in Massachusetts, September 1 - November 1, 2019. In partnership with The Umbrella Community Arts Center, MMNHP's Artist-in-Residence Nancy Winship Milliken Studio, invites participants to submit a one-word response to the question, “What change would you like to witness today as inspired by or in response to the events that took place on this historical landscape?” In 1775, the people of the Massachusetts Bay Colony witnessed a revolution that reverberated around the world. As in the time of the American Revolution, there is today a world of possibilities before us. It all begins with a thought and a word. A selection of publicly generated words will be imprinted onto a few hundred adobe blocks of earth using a hand-press technique developed in collaboration with Reflex Letterpress, and installed inside a "witness house" structure in the park, situated just outside the Visitor Center at 250 N Great Road, Lincoln, MA. Ongoing submissions throughout the exhibition will be displayed online and at The Umbrella Community Arts Center. In addition to submitting a one-word response, the public is invited to explore the physical installation at the park, meet the artists and collaborators, participate in hands-on activities, and engage in conversation around the themes explored in the work.

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WORKSHOP Beyond the Classroom: A Prosopon Workshop for Aspiring Iconographers with Maureen McCormick

09.20.19 at 9:00 AM - Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
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Members $350, Nonmembers $425

Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22 Friday and Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm with 1-hour lunch Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm Members $350, Nonmembers $425 Preregistration required by Friday, August 30, maximum of 12 students. Call 978.598.5000. This workshop is designed for those who have completed at least one icon with the Prosopon School of Iconology and would like to continue building their skills. Mastering the challenging medium of egg tempera, as well as the learning the “grammar” of iconography, is like the old joke about how one gets to Carnegie Hall: it takes practice, practice, practice! Participants in the workshop will work on studies designed to help build basic skills. Topics to be covered will include making egg tempera, the rudiments of mixing pigments, improving brush control, and painting lines. All materials are provided.

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Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: TONY SOUL PROJECT

09.20.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen Street, Natick, MA
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FREE

TSP back at Skybokx 109 (our Metro West home)

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

09.21.19 at 11:00 AM - Museum of Russian Icons
https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/museum-day/
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Free

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. The Museum of Russian Icons, participating museums, and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tickets will be available to download from the Smithsonian Magazine website on August 15, 2019. Click https://bit.ly/2ITSR0N Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day? Tag us on social media @MuseumDay #MuseumDay #YearOfMusic #museumofrussianicons

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Opening Reception for all Late Summer/Fall Exhibitions

09.21.19 at 3:00 PM
Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Free with Admission

Celebrate the opening of the new Fitchburg Art Museum exhibitions Daniela Rivera: Labored Landscapes (where hand meets ground), David Katz: Earth Wares, Adria Arch: Reframing Eleanor, Sohier/Hilliard: Our Parents, Ourselves.

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Erica Johnson, Organ Concert

09.21.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Performing on the Wellesley College meantone Fisk organ This program offers organ masterpieces from the 17th-century North European repertoire and colorful selections from the Iberian Peninsula. In tandem with the rare soundscape found upon the Fisk organ in Houghton Chapel, these pieces give the listener the opportunity to experience the music as the composers intended generations ago. A seldom heard sonata by the 18th-century composer, Anna Bon, gives a refreshing elegance and balance to the concert. Erica Johnson, DMA, is a Boston-based organist and clavichordist. She recently joined the faculty of Wellesley College as College Organist and Instructor in Organ. As an organ instructor she has taught at the UNC School of the Arts, Salem College, and the Oberlin Conservatory, and she designed and taught the graduate course in organ literature at the Eastman School of Music from 2006-2008. In the realm of church music, Erica served as Organ Scholar at the Memorial Church of Harvard University from 1999-2001, and she currently is the Director of Liturgy and Music at Sacred Heart Parish in Newton Centre, MA. Erica is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin College, New England Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music. With a generous grant from the Beebe Fund for Musicians, she enjoyed two years of further study at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany, where she learned from the instruments in Ostfriesland, particularly those of Schnitger. Her years in Germany yielded two honors: the 2004 International Arp Schnitger Prize awarded by the Arp Schnitger Gesellschaft for promoting the legacy of the organ builder, and also two performance awards during the 2002 Norddeutsche Rundfunk (NDR) Musikpreis, held on the instruments in Basedow, Stade-St. Wilhadi, and Norden-Ludgerikirche. In October 2017 she was featured as a performer during the Göteborg International Organ Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: The Fisk Memorial Fund

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Core Ensemble: “Las Magnificas”

09.24.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

In this chamber music theatre performance, focusing on the Cuban singer Celia Cruz and the Chilean singer Violeta Parra, Core Ensemble combines music with performance elements such as narrative and dance. Las Magnificas, scored for cello, piano, percussion and singing actress, is based on the lives of two renowned Latin American singers: Celia Cruz, the Cuban “Queen of Salsa” and Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra, “the Mother of Latin American Folk Music.” Celia Cruz and Violeta Parra were extraordinary Latina artists. Singers deeply rooted in the tradition of their own country’s musical history, both were iconic figures in their respective countries, yet history intervened in their artistic and personal lives. Both used their voices as instruments of change and resistance, in the midst of political turmoil in their countries. Las Magnificas was created by award-winning Chilean-American poet Marjorie Agosin. Agosin has gained notability for her outspokenness for women's rights in Chile. The United Nations has honored her for her work on human rights. The evening-length work is filled with music popularized by Cruz and Parra: Tu Voz, Gracias a la Vida, La Vida es un Carnaval and Volver a los 17 as well as instrumental music by other Latin American Composers such as Ernesto Lecuona, Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, Victor Jara, and Tania Leon. The narrative illuminates the social and political struggles and triumphs of the two artists. Founded in 1993, Core Ensemble has earned acclaim for developing a new genre of chamber music theatre works, as well as commissioning and performing contemporary chamber music. Core Ensemble maintains a deep commitment to reaching the widest possible range of audiences demographically and geographically, in formats ranging from formal performance to informal lecture and educational residency programs. Core Ensemble has commissioned many of today’s finest composers for new works featuring the unique instrumental combination of cello, piano, and percussion, many funded by the most prestigious commissioning programs in the United States. CD recordings have been released on the New World, Albany, and Centaur labels. For more information, please contact: Jael Matos, jmatos@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the CLCE, International Friends of Chile Commission on Human Rights, the Newhouse Center, and the Wellesley College Department of Music, Theatre Studies program, and Writing Program Image Credit: Michael Parola

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Midday Muse: Gabriela Díaz, Music and Musing, Genius and Gender

09.26.19 at 1:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Gabriela and Betty Anne Díaz will perform works for violin and piano by exceptional women from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. From the dreamy impressionism of Lili Boulanger and the soulful Romanticism of Clara Schumann, to the fiery virtuosity of Grazyna Bacewicz and new sound worlds of Kaija Saariaho, this program showcases the incredible talents of these extraordinary women composers. Gabriela and Betty Anne will speak about each of the composers and their works, giving insight into the lives of these great composers. Gabriela is a member of the Music Department performance faculty and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from New England Conservatory, where she was a student of James Buswell. Devoted to contemporary music, she has been fortunate to work closely with many significant living composers on their own compositions and is actively involved in contemporary music in Boston. She is a member of the Callithumpian Consort, Firebird, Ludovico, Dinosaur Annex, and Sound Icon Ensembles. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: Marjorie Copland Baum Fund Image Credit: Kate Lemmon Image Caption: Gabriela Díaz

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42nd Street: The Musical

09.27.19
The Umbrella Community Arts Center
40 Stow Street, Concord
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Varies - $19-$49

Inaugural production of The Umbrella Stage Company, and Grand Opening run in The Umbrella’s newly constructed multi-theater complex at 40 Stow St, Concord September 27 – October 20, 2019 Times Vary by Day

: See https://theumbrellaarts.org/theater The Umbrella Stage Company — Greater Boston’s newest professional theater — looks forward to sharing an expanded, six-show season of bold, daring and innovative theater with you! From high-kicking spectacle to punk rock musical to socially urgent drama, this season will be the first to be staged in The Umbrella’s brand-new, state-of-the-art, multitheater performing arts wing at 40 Stow Street in Concord. The grand opening production in our the space is a moment to celebrate, and 42nd STREET is nothing short of the greatest celebration of musical theatre and the people who make it happen! Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? Splashy and grand, this tap-dance fueled musical is a visual feast…is the ultimate showcase for the capabilities of The Umbrella’s new main stage. Music by Harry Warren Lyrics by Al Dubin Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble Directed by Brian Boruta

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Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: ALAN AND THE ALLIGATORS

09.27.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen Street, Natick, MA
Website
FREE

Alan Goodrich is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and solo performer based out of Concord, MA. Alan has been performing throughout New England for decades. Alan Goodrich is also known for being the lead singer and drummer for “Alan and The Alligators” band, as well as drumming, singing lead vocals and playing acoustic guitar in the “Acoustic Alligators” (the acoustic duo presentation of the band). The Alligators critically-acclaimed debut CD “Reptile Rock” (released in 2000 on I.E.M. Records) has thus far been added at over 75 radio stations across the US and Canada, and charted twice in the Top 10 in college radio as reported by CMJ. Alan also plays in the acoustic duo “Alan Goodrich & Bruce Marshall” with fellow Concord, MA, resident Bruce Marshall, who states: “Trained by jazz great Alan Dawson, Alan Goodrich is a rarity these days: A rock solid percussionist who happens to be a singer, songwriter and guitarist of the first order.” Alan and The Alligators is a three-piece Boston area band providing live entertainment since 1989 and is one of New England’s best bands for any event. Audiences appreciate our versatility, full sound, and talent for playing popular cover songs and catchy, danceable original songs. Our exciting performance style and expert musicianship has made us a popular live act. We love to play!

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Curator’s Talk Why wrestle angels? Who’s asking? with Exhibition Curator Lynette Hull

09.28.19 at 1:00 PM - Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
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Members $6, Nonmembers $12

Wrestling with Angels explores how God relates to man and how man wrestles with God in order to understand life’s meaning. In this curator’s talk, discover the unspoken assumptions behind the icons, how the iconographer communicates these assumptions artistically and why they matter. The 45-minute lecture will be followed by a Q&A with the curator. Lynette has studied iconography with Vladislav Andrejev for fifteen years. She lectured at Princeton University, Cambridge University, England, University of Toronto, Canada, Wheaton College, and many other universities, seminaries, and churches. She has participated in icon exhibits throughout the US and Russia. She organizes teacher workshops and conferences for the Prosopon School, occasionally assists Mr. Andrejev, teaches beginner workshops and holds open studios at her home. Her TEDex talk can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JET4H9MhQRw

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Midday Muse: Sound Listening, The International Contemporary Ensemble

10.03.19 at 1:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

The International Contemporary Ensemble (I.C.E.) will create an interactive space to learn and perform Pauline Oliveros’ piece Sound Listening with the audience. Participants will work directly with the I.C.E members to create a space for interpretive listening, the discovery of new sounds, and a collective performance of this unique, multimedia work. The interactive performance requires no prior musical experience, just an open mind and the desire to make sounds with found objects on an amplified table. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. Also supported by the Marjorie Copland Baum Fund and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund. Image Caption: The International Contemporary Ensemble

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Actors From The London Stage present Twelfth Night

10.03.19 at 7:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Twelfth Night is brought to life through the highest quality of Shakespearean performance. Actors From The London Stage are acclaimed for their talent, dexterity with language, and generosity of spirit. For more information, please contact: Kate Svirsky 781-283-2678 Generously supported by: the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, under the auspices of the Frye/Martinson Fund, the Marjorie Copland Baum Fund, the Harman Cain Family Foundation, the Ruth Nagel Jones Fund, the Theatre Studies Program and the English Department. Image Credit: Robin Savage

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Heart to Heart: Pay Love Forward

10.05.19 at 1:30 PM - Cheryl Cohen's Mosaic Art Center
360 Woodland Street, Holliston, Mass
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$52/$48

Calling all creatives who want to see more love in the world! You'll learn an easy way to draw/paint hearts and then continue to create your own unique mixed media masterpiece (or two). ? Got supplies and tools galore. Add all sorts things to add. If you would like to pay your painting forward to someone who needs an artsy hug, please do. Or keep it to love up your own living space. ? Warm, fun, playful. Good conversation and tiny treats. Open to adults and teens with a parent.

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International Contemporary Ensemble: Sounds Within

10.05.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

An Evening of Immersive Musical Encounters with the music of Ashley Fure, Suzanne Farrin, and more Fitting perfectly with the Wellesley music faculty’s innovative and collaborative work in multimedia music and visual art, the International Contemporary Ensemble presents works of several pioneering women in immersive music composition: Ashley Fure, Suzanne Farrin, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, and Pauline Oliveros. The ensemble will work closely with Wellesley music and visual arts faculty and students during the course of the week’s residency, culminating in this event. Taking inspiration from Ashley Fure's award-winning 2017 work, The Force of Things: an Opera for Objects, the project also dovetails with the College’s new Sustainability Initiative, exploring the profound impact of environment on humanity and contemplating humanity's impact on the planet. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. Also supported by the Marjorie Copland Baum Fund and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund. Image Credit: The International Contemporary Ensemble Image Caption: The International Contemporary Ensemble

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Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Tony Soul Project

10.11.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Tony Soul and his band of fine musicians grace our stage monthly. They have taken many of the standards of the Delta and surrounding areas and their influence & put a monstrous bass line & back beat to make the likes of Elmore, Muddy, T-Model, RL, Wolf, Hooker come to life. Their playlist includes Motown & Stax Record tunes with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett to name a few. Join us for TSP and they'll have you dancing all night long.

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Stroller and Story Time Saturday at the Davis

10.12.19 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Families are invited to spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries with their little ones during a free guided tour of Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons from 11 to 11:30 am and then join a special guest from the Wellesley Free Library from 11:30 am to noon for books and songs! For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051

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The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs: Family and Friends Concert

10.18.19 at 3:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Margaret Angelini, Director Geert D’hollander, Carillonneur of Bok Tower in Lake Wales, leads the students in a master class. Watch as the students learn from one of the finest composer-performers in the carillon world. Galen Tower is open to community members with a Wellesley ID, everyone is welcome to listen to the simulcast of the concert in Founders 307. The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell-ringing in Galen Stone Tower, which began when the carillon was first installed in 1931. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu

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Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Southbound Train

10.18.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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We invite you to experience Southbound Train: -- a high energy, vocal-oriented, contemporary seven (7)-piece country band from the Greater Boston area -- playing the best of country music's past and present. Borne out of a desire to create an act unique in local country music entertainment, we feature the versatility and talent of two female lead vocalists/instrumentalist­s who blend their distinctive voices to create tight vocal harmonies and a dynamic stage presence; two male lead vocalists/instrumentalist­s, each with a different vocal style; 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies among five vocalists; and instrumentation that includes fiddle, banjo, harmonica, banjolin, and pedal steel guitar, in addition to the usual electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and drums. Our diverse instrumentation and vocal compliment enables us to present a full, rich, and authentic country sound for both classic and modern country music, distinguishing us from most local and regional country acts. Southbound Train joins the SKYBOKX line up monthly. Come on out Y'all for Country Night

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Broad Comedy, led by comedian Katie Goodman

10.20.19 at 7:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

This feminist musical comedy is presented by the collective of award-winning performer/writer/directors who make up this company, founded and led by comedian Katie Goodman. Since Broad Comedy first performed at Wellesley College more than a decade ago, the group has had an off-Broadway residency at SoHo Playhouse; appeared at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Caroline’s on Broadway; been named a “Top Ten Comedy Pick” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland; and headlined fundraisers for Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, LGBTQ+ orgs, Democratic fundraisers, and women’s health organizations. Katie Goodman—company director, author, keynote speaker, podcaster, improviser, HuffPo front-pager, and O, The Oprah Magazine contributor—was founder and director of the National Women’s Theatre Festival in Los Angeles and artistic director of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre. It’s high time we have the group back to enjoy the fruits of their recent labor and the development of their feminist humor! Reserve a free seat https://wctbroads.brownpapertickets.com/. For more information, please contact: 781-283-2000. Generously supported by: the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events Image Caption: Broad Comedy

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Exhibition: Framingham's Top 10 (10.25.2019 thru 4.16.2021)

10.25.19 at 1:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St
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$5/adults, Free/FHC Members & children under 18

Among the rows of storage shelves and tucked away in archival boxes lie the most important artifacts housed at Framingham History Center (FHC). Ten of these precious objects have been chosen by the curator and the community for a 20 month exhibition designed to reinforce the local, national, and international significance of the FHC’s collection. Spanning three hundred years, with objects as small as a pin to as large as billboard, this exhibit will underscore the variety of the FHC’s holdings. Set in a modern gallery style, each artifact stands alone in reverence to its importance. Visitors have the opportunity to explore further through interactive displays that excite discovery. Framingham’s Top 10 has something for everyone – paintings, sculpture, documents, clothing, Americana, music, and neon. On exhibit October 25, 2019 through April 2021.

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Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Alan Goodrich and The Alligators

10.25.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Alan Goodrich is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and solo performer based out of Concord, MA. Alan has been performing throughout New England for decades. Alan Goodrich is also known for being the lead singer and drummer for "Alan and The Alligators" band, as well as drumming, singing lead vocals and playing acoustic guitar in the "Acoustic Alligators" (the acoustic duo presentation of the band). The Alligators critically-acclaimed debut CD "Reptile Rock" (released in 2000 on I.E.M. Records) has thus far been added at over 75 radio stations across the US and Canada, and charted twice in the Top 10 in college radio as reported by CMJ. Alan also plays in the acoustic duo "Alan Goodrich & Bruce Marshall" with fellow Concord, MA, resident Bruce Marshall, who states: "Trained by jazz great Alan Dawson, Alan Goodrich is a rarity these days: A rock solid percussionist who happens to be a singer, songwriter and guitarist of the first order." Alan and The Alligators is a three-piece Boston area band providing live entertainment since 1989 and is one of New England's best bands for any event. Audiences appreciate our versatility, full sound, and talent for playing popular cover songs and catchy, danceable original songs. Our exciting performance style and expert musicianship has made us a popular live act. We love to play! Our music is a mix of original and cover rock, funk, blues, R&B, dance, jazz, pop, jam band, folk music and other assorted fun music. In addition to shows with Bruce Marshall, Alligators shows and Alan Goodrich solo shows, Alan has also performed live with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Platters, Greg Hawkes of The Cars, and T Lavitz of The Dixie Dregs, Jazz Is Dead, Pat Benatar, and Jefferson Starship fame.

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Heinavanker, Estonian Vocal Ensemble

10.26.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Heinavanker, an Estonian vocal ensemble under the direction of composer Margo Kõlar, is a convocation of a few of Estonia’s finest voices performing ageless music, ancient to modern. While rooted in liturgical chant and Renaissance polyphony, the group’s repertoire also makes room for vitalizing arrangements of early Estonian folk hymns and runic songs and sacred works by contemporary composers such as Arvo Pärt and Cyrillus Kreek. In Europe, Heinavanker has been a familiar presence on festival and concert stages and on radio for three decades, and the group has toured Europe, South America, and North America with performances and master classes. This company will be working closely with our choral program, directed by Lisa Graham, in its mini-residency and concert. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Marjorie Copland Baum Fund and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund. Image Caption: Heinavanker

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“Two Flags” Screening and Conversation with Pankaj Rishi Kumar

10.30.19 at 6:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

A screening of Pankaj Rishi Kumar’s 2017 documentary Two Flags is followed by a Q&A with the director, moderated by Liza Oliver, Diana Chapman Walsh Assistant Professor of Art. The film chronicles the life and politics of the formerly French town of Pondicherry in India. As the 4,600 Tamil French people belonging to the Tamil ethnic community gear up for the French presidential elections of 2017, the film explores the idea of identity, citizenship, and home in the post-colonial era. The film will be presented in Tamil and French with English subtitles. Kumar graduated from the Film and Television Institute in Pune, India, in 1992, with a specialization in film editing. He produces, directs, shoots, and edits his own films under the banner of Kumar Talkies. His films have been screened at festivals all over the world, and he is the recipient of numerous grants as well as an Asia Society fellowship at Harvard Asia. For more information, please contact: Lauren Cote, lcote2@wellesley.edu. Generously supported by: the Newhouse Center for the Humanities and the Department of Art History

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August Wilson's "Fences"

11.01.19 at 8:00 PM
The Umbrella Community Arts Center
40 Stow Street
Website
Varies - $19-$49

Winner of both the Pulitzer and the Tony Award, August Wilson’s FENCES is a true American masterpiece. Deeply affecting and a profound theatrical experience, FENCES focuses on Troy Maxon, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues, his bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. With one of the greatest roles ever written for the stage, FENCES is a perfect way to introduce audiences to The Umbrella Stage Company's newly constructed Black Box theater at 40 Stow Street, Concord. Directed by Michelle Aguillon CAST Damon Singletary* as Troy Maxson Shani Farrell as Rose Daniel Rios, Jr.* as Lyons Dwayne P. Mitchell* as Cory Arthur Williams, III as Jim Bono Dominic Carter as Gabriel PERFORMANCES 11/01/2019 - 8:00pm 11/02/2019 - 8:00pm 11/03/2019 - 3:00pm 11/07/2019 - 7:30pm 11/08/2019 - 8:00pm 11/09/2019 - 8:00pm 11/10/2019 - 3:00pm 11/14/2019 - 7:30pm 11/15/2019 - 8:00pm 11/16/2019 - 8:00pm 11/17/2019 - 3:00pm 11/21/2019 - 7:30pm 11/22/2019 - 8:00pm 11/23/2019 - 8:00pm ABOUT THE SEASON The Umbrella's Stage Company's expanded, six-show season ranges from high-kicking spectacle to punk rock musical to socially urgent drama. With shows alternating between a 350-seat mainstage and flexible 100-seat blackbox, it will be the first season staged in The Umbrella Community Art Center’s brand-new, state-of-the-art, multi-theater performing arts facilities at 40 Stow Street, in the heart of the historic Concord Center Cultural District. Season, Flex Pass, Group and Individual tickets are available, and patrons can make a night of it thanks to Dinner-and-a-Show deals offered by several Umbrella Hospitality Partners.

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Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Jim Devlin

11.01.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Jim Devlin performs a diverse list of mostly classic and contemporary rock covers while mixing in some choice r&b, blues, country, and pop selections. His crowd friendly performance style on vocals and guitar offers a little something for everyone. A graduate of Berklee College of Music and a veteran of the stage, he performs predominately in New England, but has played thousands of events world wide, ranging from small clubs to large concert venues. Jim has been a full time professional musician his whole adult life and you can catch him on stage almost any night of the week. Jim Devlin graces our stage most months.

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Wellesley College Choral Program: The Dober Memorial Concert

11.03.19 at 1:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Lisa Graham, Conductor, Steven Sametz, Conductor, and Erica Johnson, organ Featuring the Wellesley College Choir and Chamber Singers, with guest choir Lehigh University Glee Club. Joint works include Gabriel Fauré's beautiful Requiem and Rejoice in the Lamb by Benjamin Britten. The highly acclaimed Wellesley College Choral program promotes the great art of ensemble singing while building community and joy in performance. For more information, please contact: concerts@wellesley.edu

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Film Screening: “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón’s award-winning 2018 film

11.07.19 at 6:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

The award-winning 2018 film Roma is a semi-autobiographical take on director Alfonoso Cuarón’s upbringing in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. The film stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira and follows the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family. Yalitza Aparicio will be at the Newhouse Center on November 12 for a public conversation with Wellesley professors Irene Mata and Codruta Morari. There will be two screenings, Nov 7, 6:30 PM, Nov 10, 1:30 PM. For more information, please contact: Lauren Cote, lcote2@wellesley.edu Generously supported by: the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Women's and Gender Studies, and Cinema and Media Studies. Image Caption: Still from Roma.

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Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Tony Soul Project

11.08.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
Website
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Tony Soul and his band of fine musicians grace our stage monthly. They have taken many of the standards of the Delta and surrounding areas and their influence & put a monstrous bass line & back beat to make the likes of Elmore, Muddy, T-Model, RL, Wolf, Hooker come to life. Their playlist includes Motown & Stax Record tunes with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett to name a few. Join us for TSP and they'll have you dancing all night long.

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Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Tony Soul Project

11.08.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Tony Soul and his band of fine musicians grace our stage monthly. They have taken many of the standards of the Delta and surrounding areas and their influence & put a monstrous bass line & back beat to make the likes of Elmore, Muddy, T-Model, RL, Wolf, Hooker come to life. Their playlist includes Motown & Stax Record tunes with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett to name a few. Join us for TSP and they'll have you dancing all night long.

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Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Southbound Train

11.15.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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We invite you to experience Southbound Train: -- a high energy, vocal-oriented, contemporary seven (7)-piece country band from the Greater Boston area -- playing the best of country music's past and present. Borne out of a desire to create an act unique in local country music entertainment, we feature the versatility and talent of two female lead vocalists/instrumentalist­s who blend their distinctive voices to create tight vocal harmonies and a dynamic stage presence; two male lead vocalists/instrumentalist­s, each with a different vocal style; 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies among five vocalists; and instrumentation that includes fiddle, banjo, harmonica, banjolin, and pedal steel guitar, in addition to the usual electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and drums. Our diverse instrumentation and vocal compliment enables us to present a full, rich, and authentic country sound for both classic and modern country music, distinguishing us from most local and regional country acts. Southbound Train joins the SKYBOKX line up monthly. Come on out Y'all for Country Night

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Rock the Bokx at SKYBOKX 109: Alan Goodrich and The Alligators

11.22.19 at 8:00 PM - Skybokx 109
319 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760
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Alan Goodrich is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and solo performer based out of Concord, MA. Alan has been performing throughout New England for decades. Alan Goodrich is also known for being the lead singer and drummer for "Alan and The Alligators" band, as well as drumming, singing lead vocals and playing acoustic guitar in the "Acoustic Alligators" (the acoustic duo presentation of the band). The Alligators critically-acclaimed debut CD "Reptile Rock" (released in 2000 on I.E.M. Records) has thus far been added at over 75 radio stations across the US and Canada, and charted twice in the Top 10 in college radio as reported by CMJ. Alan also plays in the acoustic duo "Alan Goodrich & Bruce Marshall" with fellow Concord, MA, resident Bruce Marshall, who states: "Trained by jazz great Alan Dawson, Alan Goodrich is a rarity these days: A rock solid percussionist who happens to be a singer, songwriter and guitarist of the first order." Alan and The Alligators is a three-piece Boston area band providing live entertainment since 1989 and is one of New England's best bands for any event. Audiences appreciate our versatility, full sound, and talent for playing popular cover songs and catchy, danceable original songs. Our exciting performance style and expert musicianship has made us a popular live act. We love to play! Our music is a mix of original and cover rock, funk, blues, R&B, dance, jazz, pop, jam band, folk music and other assorted fun music. In addition to shows with Bruce Marshall, Alligators shows and Alan Goodrich solo shows, Alan has also performed live with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Platters, Greg Hawkes of The Cars, and T Lavitz of The Dixie Dregs, Jazz Is Dead, Pat Benatar, and Jefferson Starship fame.

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