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Cafe 939 Presents: Bell X1 / Duke Special

Bell X1 is an Irish rock band known for their wide range of styles, powerful live performances, intelligent and witty lyrics, and dedication to touring. NPR has said that they deliver "a brilliant co-mingling of electronic music and anthemic pop rock." The group was initially led by singer Damien Rice under the moniker Juniper, but Rice left the group and was replaced by vocalist/drummer Paul Noonan.

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 20:00

Showcase Live presents Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz and the other in hip-hop and R&B. He's worked extensively with Q-Tip, playing keyboards on the rapper's 2008 album The Renaissance and co-writing the album single "Life Is Better" which featured his label mate Norah Jones. Glasper also serves as the music director in Yasiin Bey's touring band, and has toured with the multi-platinum R&B singer Maxwell.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 20:00

William Wallace

Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 10:30pm

The Harvey Ball is held every year by Worcester Historical Museum and is a celebration of all the good things about Worcester.  It takes its name from Harvey Ball, the inventor of the Smiley Face, and each year WHM honors one individual, organization or group that has made a positive impact in the City of Worcester. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by William Wallace Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum as they discuss this annual gals. And don't forget to smile.

Voice Area Open House & Audition Seminar

TIME: 1 - 5 pm, plus Guest Artist Masterclass at 6:30pm

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

A free event for high school singers, their parents & voice/choral teachers interested in college auditions & the UMass Amherst Voice Program

1pm: Registration & Orientation
1:30pm: Audition Seminar with Q & A
2:30pm: Masterclass, UMass Voice Faculty
4:30pm: Mini-Recital, UMass Voice Students

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 13:00

Senior Lunch Program - Mass Hysteria “The Musical”

It's a topical satirical look at what makes the Bay State tick! It is truly hilarious...from Whitey the chowda and Haaavaed.

Check them out at

Includes a complete 3-course lunch and outstanding entertainment for $25

Reservations please (508) 655-9521 or

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:30

Mass Hysteria ”The Musical”

It's a topical satirical look at what makes the Bay State tick! It is truly hilarious...from Whitey the chowda and Haaavaed.

“Mass Hysteria” is a cast of 6 who poke fun at what makes the Bay State tick through skits and song parodies.

Michael Graham, talk show host 96.9 said the show was “rolling-on-the – floor hilarious”.  Howie Carr said ”the show is satirically biting”

Mitt, Deval, Barney, Liz, Mumbles, Teddy and other local  icons get the treatment. Even the famed Boston accent.”nothing is left unscathed!

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 21:00

A Four Session Series on Conflict Resolution: "The Brain Show" with Suzy Polucci

"The Brain Show" with Suzy Polucci will demonstrate, rather humorously, the interaction of the three brains and how we respond to stressful situations. She will go on to lead participants through a technique she calls SCARF.

As a mediator with the Community Crisis Response Team Suzy has worked with individuals and groups who have been victims of crime and other traumas. Her show has been described as " dazzling, spellbinding, brash and funny ".

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 12:00

John Henry' s Hammer Coffeehouse presents: Rod MacDonald with Lydia Fortune Opening

A self-proclaimed non-commercial artist, MacDonald has released 10 solo recordings in the US, 8 in Europe on the Swiss label Brambus, and 21 songs with Smithsonian Folkways (through the Fast Folk Musical Magazine). He was reportedly the first American singer to tour the newly-liberated Czech Republic in 1991, and has made 35 tours in Europe since 1985, nearly all of them with NYC bassist Mark Dann.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 19:00

Roomful of Blues

Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, "are in a class by themselves." With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it's no wonder why the great Count Basie called them "the hottest blues band I've ever heard." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards (one for Blues Band Of The Year in 2005).

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 19:30
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 22:00

Avishai Cohen Triveni

Avishai Cohen is a leading figure on the international jazz scene and one of the most sought-after trumpet players of his generation. Though deeply rooted in the bebop and post-bop tradition, Mr. Cohen is taking jazz in new directions, making waves as an improviser, composer, and bandleader.

Originally from Tel Aviv, he began performing at age 10. He toured the world with the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and went on to become the trumpet player of choice for many leading jazz, rock, pop, studio, and television projects.  

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 19:30


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