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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.

Grammy, Latin Grammy-Winning "Prince of Salsa" Luis Enrique

Known for his smooth vocals and fiery dance moves, Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Luis Enrique—"the Prince of Salsa"—is one of Latin music's first pioneers of the romantic "salsa sensual" style. Backed by a large student ensemble, the Grammy- and Latin Grammy Award-winning artist will perform some of his biggest hits. For more information on Luis Enrique, visit

Luis Enrique Meets Berklee is part of Berklee's Signature Music Series and Latin Music and Culture Celebration.

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:00

An Evening with The Isaac Young Quartet Jazz Band

Join the ‘CT Advocate’s Best Jazz in CT of 2012′ for an intimate two-set show featuring new originals, old favorites, and a few surprises!

Experience their unique music in their style of jazz/rock fusion!

Isaac Young: sax, EWI, keys
Jon Dostou: bass
Jesse Combs: guitar
Stephen Cusano: drums

They have recently been named “Grand Band Slam 2012: BEST JAZZ”

Get more information about the Isaac Young Quartet and sample their music on the band website (!

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/03/2012 - 20:00

“A Capella Fellas! Concert III” - “Case Western Men’s Glee Club” from Case Western Reserve and “Unisons” from Northeastern University

Admission is free with donations accepted at the door (Adults $10.00 suggested donation, Children $5.00)

This concert will be preceded by a church potluck supper at 6:00pm in Gifford Hall.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 19:00

Elliot Steger Jazz Trio - Benefit concert for Alheimer's Association

630pm reception
730pm concert

Elliot Steger-piano John Funkhouser-bass Jon Hazilla-drums

Benefit concert for Alheimer's Association

Tickets: $30 including hors d'ouevres and 2 glasses of wine online at or contact Nancy Crowley at 978-4o2-0088

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:30

The Twangbusters

The Twangbusters  return to Vincent's, putting the TWANG in TGIF and busting their unique danceable blend of  rollicking, retro-cool, rootsy rhythms and soulful blues. Though new to the music scene, the Twangbusters are a quartet of well-known roots music masters, recently named as a band to watch in Worcester Magazine's "Notes on the Rise".

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:00


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