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East Of Shirley

East of Shirley" is a 4-piece ensemble that writes and plays songs of the road, of journeys down desert canyons and up remote mountain passes, songs of the soul that blend classic American folk, early rock, blues and roots stylings with the traveling sensibilities of Jack London, Bruce Chatwin, and Peter Matthiessen. Along the way, "Shirley" focuses mostly on performing original compositions. But any given evening will also find us covering tunes by artists from a broader storytelling landscape, including Bruce Cockburn, Steve Goodman, and Townes Van Zandt. 

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/08/2012 - 20:00

Morgan Scott Trio

Appearing regularly at The Java Room, the trio consists of Morgan Scott on piano, Ervin Dhimo on bass and Ed Conley on drums, percussion. “We create adventurous music of the moment...”spontaneous composition” at times and traditional jazz standards at others. Sometimes a quick burst of an idea comes across one of our minds’ ear, and if we are free of ourselves we let that idea emerge. The rest of the group will react to the idea, or the idea presented exists as a counterpoint to whatever is already going on in the music.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/07/2012 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with Pianist Joe Whalen

Come on in, relax, and enjoy listening to well-known standards with interpretations based on years of piano-playing experience. 

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/02/2012 - 11:00

Richard Gottlieb

Rick's original music is influenced by other singer/songwriters like James Taylor, David Wilcox, Susan Werner and Jackson Browne. It speaks to audiences both young, old and somewhere in between, who enjoy music of style & substance. This is your opportunity to hear the latest tracks from Rick's yet to be released CD, "Waiting For The Train" which emerged on the scene on October 18, 2012.   

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/01/2012 - 20:00

Saturday Brunch with Harvey Diamond & Jon Dreyer

Every Saturday, legendary pianist Harvey Diamond and bassist Jon Dreyer perform jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook, "honing gems...into personal statements that leave us yearning for more...Diamond is a master of both melody and harmony much like his predecessors in the legacy of jazz piano, Bill Evans and Lennie Tristano."

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/01/2012 - 11:00
Sat, 09/08/2012 - 11:00
Sat, 09/15/2012 - 11:00
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 11:00
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 11:00


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 12:00pm

Writer, journalist and Contributing Editor to Outside Magazine, FLORENCE WILLIAMS really didn’t think much about her breasts until she became a mother. It was then that she began a years long investigation into what is known about the evolution and health of human breasts. For instance, though much is now known about the medical benefits of breast feeding babies, it is now also known that breasts can concentrate environmental pollutants particularly non-natural estrogens.

2012 Massachusetts Dance Festival: Weathering the Elements

The 2012 Massachusetts Dance Festival of classes and performances will take place on the UMass Amherst campus on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23. Classes and workshops will take place in the morning and afternoon on Saturday (for the general public) and Sunday morning (for young people) in Totman Gym and will include: modern dance, ballet, tango, jazz, Hip-Hop, Butoh, contact improvisation, tap dance and classical Indian dance.

At noon on Saturday there will be an open group audition by professional dance companies seeking new members.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 19:00
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 15:00

Mindful Movement — A Modality for Ease of Well-being

Mondays, 10–11am Six-week session meets: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 Cost: $10 for HG members, $15 for non-members per session

Event Date: 
Mon, 09/17/2012 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:00 to 11:00

“Concert at the Garden” - The Saturdays

The Saturdays, a musical group that blends folk, bluegrass, rock and the blues, will be playing original arrangements of contemporary and traditional favorites. The group features strong lead and harmony vocals, guitar, dobro, mandolin, and percussion to present a tight and eclectic sound.

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 15:00

The Twangbusters

The Twangbusters bring their danceable blend of rootsy rhythms and soulful blues infused with twang to Cantina La Mexicana. Though new to the music scene, the Twangbusters are a quartet of well-known roots musicians who are quickly winning a devoted following.  With dynamo "Mizz Paula" Bradley (Girl Howdy, Uncle Earl) on piano, ukulele and vocals (described as "Patsy Cline meets Bessie Smith"), Peter "Dr.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:30


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