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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:30am

Film maker and teacher SHAWN CAREY returns to Inquiry to talk about Migration Productions new dynamic film EPIC JOURNEYS. Shorebirds make dramatic migratory journeys every year, many species traveling from their breeding grounds in northern Canada and Alaska all the way south to South America and back again. Along the way, they fuel they fuel their efforts by feeding in very specific areas along the eastern seaboard. Epic Journeys tells the story of three species through dramatic and beautiful footage of the birds and interviews with conservationists and scientists studying these birds.

Jazz Show & Jam w/ Host Daryl Lowery, sax & Berklee College of Music Faculty

Daryl Lowery, saxophonist, was born and raised in the Metropolitan New York area were he was exposed to Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B and fell in love with these and other African American art forms. Daryl came to Boston to study at New England Conservatory and has since recorded and/or performed with such notables as imortals Dizzy Gilespie and Jackie Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake and Boston's funk legend Ellis Hall.

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 20:00

Don White w/ ''Fairs and Squares'' square dance demo

Don White - is a New England award-winning, contemporary, singer/songwriter and humorist. He is also a 1997 and 1999 Boston Music Award Nominee. Don was featured on WCVB-TV's Chronicle program and The Boston Herald stated that he: "...

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 20:00

Ryan Montbleau w/ Sasha Yatchenko opening

Although he received his first guitar at age nine, it was not until attending college at Villanova University that he seriously began to focus on his playing and songwriting. After college, Montbleau began playing on his own at the House of Blues in Boston, where he started working in 1999. Eventually, Montbleau began performing his original music on-stage at the House of Blues and other Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston area coffee shops, folk and music venues, developing a local fan base.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:00

The Cryogenic Renaissance Orchestra, a.k.a. the Greg Hopkins Nonet

This manic, dynamic, brilliant sounding big band pays homage to at least three classical jazz nonets from the past. With a repertoire that includes several original arrangements from the influential Birth of the Cool recordings, this band might appear to be a mere re-creation of the Miles Davis Nonet that legendary unit of the late '40s but it is is only one of the models that have inspired this new unit. Also identified in the repertoire as specific inspirations are two Blue Note albums from the late '60s: McCoy Tyner's Tender Moments and Herbie Hancock's The Prisoner.

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 14:30

Les Sampou with Joe Fredette opening

With a tough and tender voice that can be every bit as stinging or sultry as her slide guitar, Les Sampou deftly mixes bluesy soul with country twang and down-to-earth storytelling.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 20:00

Jenny the Juggler

Jenny the Juggler thrills "Kids AND Big People" with juggling, magic, music, singing, physical comedy, interactive silliness, audience participation, inspiring messages and a real live bunny! See for yourself what has made Jenny Boston's "Best and Only" Female Professional Juggler since 1997. Be sure to join us for this one of a kind show that's fun for the whole family!

Ticket Prices: $10 ($8 Members)

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 14:30

Giacomo Gates Quartet

The criteria for defining jazz singing will probably be argued for the rest of time. But no matter which side of the argument one may be on, there can be no doubt that Giacomo Gates is an authentic jazz vocalist. Heavily steeped in the traditions of the original vocal improvisers from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald through their modern counterparts Betty Carter and Leon Thomas, Giacomo's own approach draws most heavily from the bebop-rooted masters like Jon Hendricks, Babs Gonzales, King Pleasure and most of all, Eddie Jefferson.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 20:00

The amazing musical ventriloquist Brian Tiernan and friends

Brian has been touted as one of the best ventriloquists ever. His technique is flawless and audiences find it hard to believe that his characters are just dolls. Brian embodies the spirit of great ventriloquists of the past and combines that with a unique modern approach. He has worked as an actor on the daytime dramas All My Children, One Life to Live, The Guiding Light, and in the Broadway show Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story. He brings his acting skills to the performance of ventriloquism to create an unbelievable illusion.

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:00

Jim Weider's ProJECT PERCoLAToR (Rock)

JIM WEIDER, former member of the legendary group "THE BAND" and current member of "LEVON HELM BAND" is a Master of classic Telecaster Guitar. ProJECT PERCoLAToR represents Jim's newest musical venture into a powerful groove & atmospheric guitar driven band.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/15/2012 - 20:00


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