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Grammy-Winning John Patitucci Premieres Bass Concerto

The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) will premiere a new piece by Grammy-winning bassist John Patitucci at a free concert.  Patitucci, who is currently an artist in residence with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, will be featured as a soloist on Fantasy on a River Theme, his new concerto for six-string electric bass and orchestra.

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/03/2012 - 20:00

Robert Trivers & Alec Wilkinson

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 9:00pm
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SPECIAL APRIL FOOLS DAY INQUIRY: Inquiry welcomes ROBERT TRIVERS, a Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. His new far ranging and fascinating book is THE FOLLY OF FOOLS: THE LOGIC OF DECEIT AND SELF DECEPTION IN HUMAN LIFE. Professor Trivers takes a uniquely evolutionary approach to what may seem to the layperson as a psychological or sociological state: self-deception. Tonight, Professor Trivers describes some  non-human examples of deception.

Rachel Herz: THAT'S DISGUSTING

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:00pm
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What is it that makes you feel disgust? Sour milk? Vomit? A disembodied cadaver? Certain bodily fluids? The feeling of disgust is universal but what sets off that feeling of repulsion varies from culture to culture. For instance, many Brits find the smell and flavor of wintergreen horrible, yet Icelanders find putrid fermented Greenland Shark a gourmet delight. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back RACHEL HERZ, teacher at Brown University and an expert on the psychology of smell and emotion. Her new book is THAT’S DISGUSTING! UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF REPULSION.

Andrew Nagorski

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:30pm
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The rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany has been documented by countless historians. Yet, for those Americans who actually lived in Germany during the period and saw firsthand the rise of power it was often a time filled with uncertainty and disbelief. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author and historian Andrew Nagorski. His new book "Hitlerland" unveils new insight into the Hitler regime.

James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 7:00pm

On this edition of Against the Grain, James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt will be in to promote their new CD, "All Wood And Doors",  an acoustic interpretation of Doors songs. With the recording of All Wood and Doors, veteran composers/vocalists/musicians James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt took songs that are practically hard wired into our collective pop culture consciousness and put a uniquely fresh spin on them. Cliff Eberhardt and James Lee Stanley are wonderful singers and musicians, with unique mastery of their instruments.

La Traviata

Verdi’s immensely popular opera, La traviata, scandalized its audience when it was first performed and continues to do so today. La traviata (literally, the fallen woman) is the story of an affair between star-crossed lovers, Alfredo, a commoner, and Violetta, a terminally-ill courtesan proving that true love must triumph over all and that the highest virtue in a human being is a good heart.

Ticket Prices: $49-$59; Discounts available. Please call the box office at 877.571.7469 for more information.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 20:00

The Federal Theatre Project

The Federal Theatre Project was the largest and most ambitious effort ever mounted by the federal government to produce theatre events across the United States. An effort of the FDR administration to provide work for unemployed actors and theatre professionals during the Great Depression, the Federal Theatre Project gave birth to many new works, including some so controversial that they later became labeled as detrimental to the security of the nation. Conducted by Nora Long, dramaturg at Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Free to member of the Worcester Historical Museum.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 11:00

Lewis Black- Running on Empty

Lewis Black is one of the most prolific & popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sell out audiences throughout the world.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 20:00

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild LIVE!

Emmy Award winning TV host and lifelong animal advocate, Jack Hanna brings the jungle to Worcester this spring. Sit back and enjoy this awe-inspiring program as you learn about amazing animal species and the wild adventures of Jack Hanna!

Ticket Prices: $27-$32; Discounts available. Please call the box office at 877.571.7469 for more information.

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/22/2012 - 14:00

Cinderella performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet

Music Worcester presents The Moscow Festival Ballet as part of the 152nd Worcester Music Festival. From the moment that the curtain is raised, this ballet will enchant audiences of all ages. Please note the early start time for this performance, making this a perfect event for families and dance lovers of all ages. Performed to the glorious music of Prokofiev, and featuring gifted principal dancers and an extraordinary corp de ballet in beautiful costumes, lavish sets, the magic of this timeless tale is...CINDERELLA!

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 19:30

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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.

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