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Audrey Kurland-Marcy and Toni Ballard

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 3:00pm

Audrey Kurland-Marcy of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance joins host Ed Gardella to speak about Arturo's 3rd Annual Fusion Sunday featuring music by Elán with Ellen O'Brien.  The event will take place at 50 E. Main Street Plaza in Westborough, MA on June 24 from 3-7pm, and all proceeds from the concert benefit cancer research and patient care at UMass Medical Center.  Tickets to this event are available at Arturo’s Ristorante and Sapporo Korean BBQ & Sushi.

Richard Zacks & Richard Francis

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 9:00pm

In the 1890s New York City was truly a “Sin City”. Illegal gambling was rampant. Countless bars and taverns guaranteed spectacular alcohol consumption even on Sundays when the bars were supposed to be closed. It was estimated that there were minimally 30, 000 prostitutes active in the metropolis at the time, and shocking live sex shows could be found any night in certain sections of the city. So where were the city’s police force? The police were part of the city’s Tammany Hall political machine and were astonishingly corrupt and on the take.

Tribute to Abbey Lincoln from Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson at the Kennedy Center

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

Abbey's musical daughters sing her songbook: "Bird Alone and "It's Supposed To Be Love (Reeves), "Wholly Earth and "Another World (Bridgewater), "Throw It Away and "Talking to the Sun (Wilson), "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, and "Freedom Day from We Insist: Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite. Grammy Award winner Terri Lyne Carrington leads the band.

Marilyn & Alan Bergman

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

Songwriters Marilyn & Alan Bergman are a legendary power couple in American popular music. Their work includes the themes for television programs Alice, Good Times, and In The Heat Of The Night. They have earned multiple Emmys, Grammys, and Academy Awards, including Best Original Song for “The Way We Were,” written with Marvin Hamlisch. And the hits keep coming, with a new, never before heard tune co-written with Feinstein, “There’s You,” which he sings on this program.

Zumba Mega Class

Ditch the workout, join the party at the first ever Zumba Mega Class on stage at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester! This Latin inspired dance/fitness craze will get your heart pumping and hips shakin'.  You'll have so much fun you won't realize you're exercising!  Join Licensed Zumba Instructor Jeanine Ruffing for a show stopping 2 hour Mega Class with a Live DJ and Light Show.  You won't want to miss it!

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 19:00


Ben Sollee is like no other cellist/singer-songwriter you have ever heard! His style is a mix of the Appalachian music he heard while growing up in Kentucky to the R&B style that fits his soulful voice and thoughtful lyrics. At the heart of Ben’s drive is the desire to bring communities together with music and he likes the idea of doing good things with good people. These ideas have been well received by other musicians, as his collaborations have shown.

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 20:00


Eric is one souful cat who really knows how to bring the party. A Narrows fave.

$25 Advance | $28 Day of Show

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 20:00


The Persuasions are the undisputed heavyweight champions of a cappella. They are to singing what Muhammed Ali was to boxing; invincible, innovative, original, and beautiful. Together since they started singing on the stoops of Brooklyn in 1961, The Persuasions have released 18 albums, and have recorded or performed with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, and BB King. Original members Jimmy Hayes, Joe Russell and Jayotis Washington are joined by Reggie Moore and Ray Sanders.

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 20:00


If you like your blues rock with a funky New Orleans backbeat. This is the show for you. This band features the twin guitars of Devon Allman and Mike Zito with the funky groove of Cyril Neville and a red hot rhythm section. With a bloodline and music lineage that flows from Professor Long Hair to Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell to Government Mule, Allman's southern JAM ROCK to the Neville Brother's SOUTHERN SOUL music, the ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD keeps a long musical tradition burning bright.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/13/2012 - 20:00


One of the driving forces behind cult heroes Green on Red and the influential L.A. Paisley Underground scene in the 1980s, Prophet's creative mold was actually cast in San Francisco. Recalls Prophet, "Temple Beautiful is the name of a long closed rock and roll club which was between Bill Graham's iconic Fillmore Ballroom and the tragic storefront church founded by the Reverend Jim Jones. It's where I saw my first gigs."

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 20:00


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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