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Noah Baerman & Friends

Jazz pianist, educator and Middletown resident Noah Baerman recently celebrated the release of his seventh album under his own name, “Turtle Steps.” For this performance he will be playing some new music with some old friends. Expect to hear some different sounds (slide guitar, anyone?) as well as tunes from Noah’s previous records.

Tickets: $10

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:30

Press Gang Band

A bold new sound has emerged in New England’s traditional music scene: The Press Gang fuses the talents of squeezebox player Christian “Junior” Stevens, fiddler Alden Robinson, and guitarist Owen Marshall into an energetic musical partnership. The trio blends their skill in traditional Irish music with their curiosity for other styles.

www.pressgangmusic.com

Tickets: $10

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/18/2012 - 20:00

“Springtime Groovin” with Karen Frisk & All-Star Trio

Karen Frisk Jazz Quartet… with an ALL-STAR TRIO …

Donn Trenner, piano

Brian Torff, bass

The Legendary: Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, drums

Tickets: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 20:00

Sean Ashby with opening by Derek Knott

 Sean has played guitar for Sarah McLachlan at her peak for 12 years (40 million units sold!) - and at the Grammy awards twice – David Letterman 3 times / Tonight Show 4 times / SNL and many other great highlights. Sean went solo about 4 years ago.

His show is a singer songwriter / guitar nerd, alt country rock, bluesy rootsy music, country as well as some fun stuff like the odd surf guitar song (He plays the big Hollow body Gretsch guitars and a lot of slide on lap steel or Weisenbourn)

Tickets: $10

 

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/11/2012 - 20:00

“Anything Goes” Open Mic

CALLING ALL POETS, MUSICIANS ……

The World’s a stage … the mic is OPEN!

This Open Mic is for YOU – the budding artist. Showcase your talents, nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the microphone is yours for the asking. Community spirit prevails.

We have congas and a piano or BYO instrument. Ends around 9:30 – 10.

$3-5

Event Date: 
Mon, 05/07/2012 - 08:00
Mon, 05/14/2012 - 20:00
Mon, 05/21/2012 - 20:00
Mon, 05/28/2012 - 20:00

Art Lillard’s Ontime Trio

Drummer Art Lillard leads this jazz trio, which also includes pianist Alan Rosenthal and bassist Ralph Hamperian. Art has over thirty years’ experience as a bandleader. He is known for his ability to “read” a room, responding sensitively to his audience.
 
The trio plays jazz standards, show tunes, swing tunes, bossa novas, and blues, as well as many of Art Lillard’s original and varied compositions. The band’s extensive repertoire includes the songs of Ellington, Wonder, Mancini, Rodgers, Lennon & McCartney, Mingus, and Jobim.
 
Event Date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 20:00

Workshop - The Digital Camera Demystified with Lynne Damianos

Are you frustrated in trying to use your digital camera, and the manual isn't really helpful? Learn how to take photographs easily during this hands-on workshop. Topics include camera use and settings, minimizing shutter lag, optimizing image quality, zoom, flash & exposure compensation and white balance.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/19/2012 - 13:00

Theater - Olympus on My Mind, by Barry Harman and Grant Sturiale

Welcome to Greece! The Amazing Theater Company - in conjunction with Murray's Pre-owned Fur Emporium - presents Olympus on My Mind, by Barry Harman and Grant Sturiale. This fast-paced musical comedy farce tells the story about the god Jupiter's transformation from "one wild and crazy god" into a deity of love and compassion. The project is helmed by Russell Greene (director), Stephen Peters (musical director), and Maryellen Skulski (choreographer) - the zany trio responsible for last season's smash hit, The Great American Trailer Park Musical.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/18/2012 - 20:00
Sat, 05/19/2012 - 20:00
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 14:00
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 20:00
Sat, 05/26/2012 - 20:00
Sun, 05/27/2012 - 14:00

Rock Pop Blues - Farren Butcher, Inc.

Both are master musicians, riveting performers, soulful and expressive singers. Both are hit songwriters, together having sold millions of copies of their songs around the world. Both have written for television, motion pictures, and have toured and performed in many of the most prestigious venues in the world.Both have grown and developed through years of creating the soundtrack for so many lives.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 20:00

Flooky & The Beans

Flooky & The Beans is a Popular Children's Music Group and the brainchild of Baystate Illustrator, Rob Zammarchi. Flooky, played by actor Greg Nikitas, is a Futuristic Thinking Robot obsessed with Technology who meets up with Emma, Peppi, Jojo and Bobo Bean. While the Beans try to impress upon the Robot an appreciation for the beauty and wonders of nature, Flooky hails the benefits of numbers and new technologies and their efforts to exist in a cooperative state take hold.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 14:30

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