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Ted Gioia: Love Songs: The Hidden History

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 3:30pm

“Strangers in the night…”. Love songs have been sung since ancient times, but they have often been marginalized and considered radical and disruptive. From Assyrian marriage songs to the crooning of Sinatra and beyond, we all enjoy love songs. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with TED GIOIA, author and music historian about his wonderful new book LOVE SONGS: THE HIDDEN HISTORY. Tonight we talk about those rowdy and lusty troubadours! 

Philip Cafaro: How Many Is Too Many?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:30pm

Modern America is a product of the influx of millions of immigrants from around the world. But the issue of current American immigration policy generates a lot of heat, but very little light. Typically, political conservatives side with reducing immigration and enforcing stricter policies towards people who have entered the country illegally, while political liberals favor a more open immigration policy and amnesty for people who are in this country illegally. Both sides hold deeply felt views.

Blues Guitar Great Coco Montoya

About Coco Montoya

Tickets $40 advance/$45 at the door​​​


Event Date: 
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:00

Worcester's Lady Sings the Blues

Juliette Willoughby Interprets Billie Holiday​

Tickets $20 Advance/$25 at the door​

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 20:00

The Sunday Evening Jazz Jam with host Kaoruko Pilkington & Friends

Players, newcomers, listeners all welcome. Full dinner menu on Sundays.

$5 music charge

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 16:00

The Bobby Keyes Trio

A guitarist's guitarist

$15 music charge

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 21:00

The Cercie Miller Quartet

Cercie Miller/ saxophone

Tim Ray/ piano
John Lockwood/ bass
Bob Savine/ drums

$15 music charge

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 21:00

Joe Reid/ solo piano at dinner

No music charge (donations welcome)

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:00

Brazilian Music Series presents: Samba De Tres

Alexei Tsiganov/ piano, Ebinho Cardoso/ bass and voice, Renato Malavasi/ drums

Please treat yourself this Thursday! Desserts and cocktails until 10:30!

$10 cover charge

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 20:30
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 20:30

Nnenna Freelon

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

Nnenna Freelon discusses her transition from health care worker to jazz singer.


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