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A John Waters Christmas

Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas-obsessed, legendary filmmaker and raconteur John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) rides into town on his sleigh full of smut-spreading Yuletide cheer with his critically acclaimed one-man show, A John Waters Christmas. Putting the X in Xmas, Waters's rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes traditional archetypes as he shares his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts, a religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of true-crime holiday horror stories.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 20:00

Vijay Iyer Trio and the Miguel Zenon Quartet

Pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Miguel Zenon are two of the most startlingly original and brilliant voices in contemporary jazz. Both are fearless explorers, ably mining whatever moves them, from honored jazz traditions to hip-hop culture, all with technical mastery, grit, and wisdom. In this double bill, audiences will hear the jazz of tomorrow under construction.

Admission: $48, $41, $36, reserved seating

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/09/2011 - 20:00

BROOKE HAUSER: THE NEW KIDS

Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:00am
Program: 

From Portugal: Amália Hoje

To mark the 10th anniversary of fado legend Amália Rodrigues’s death, Nuno Gonçalves of the Portuguese band the Gift was invited to reinterpret selections of Rodrigues’s vast catalogue and was given full liberty to choose the compositions and his collaborators and to create new arrangements. For this homage, Nuno created Amália Hoje with three of Portugal’s most well-known musicians: Sonia Tavares (the Gift), Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell) and Paulo Praça (Plaza). They took nine fados immortalized by Amália Rodrigues and re-interpreted them with a contemporary approach.

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/04/2011 - 19:30

Watch Night - Jazz and Gospel Worship Service

with The Willie Sordillo Trio, featuring Doug Rich and Linda Brown-San Martin.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:00

Jazz and Gospel Worship Service

with The Willie Sordillo Trio, featuring Doug Rich and Linda Brown-San Martin.

Preludes begin at about 5:50pm.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:30
Thu, 12/08/2011 - 17:30
Thu, 12/15/2011 - 17:30
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 17:30
Thu, 12/29/2011 - 17:30

James Brown Anniversary Show

James Brown impersonator extraordinaire, JC, backed by the indomitable Enfusion will be rocking the house at the annual James Brown Anniversary Show. The band will feature an expanded horn section, with Baton Rouge trombonist Danny Heath joining saxophonist Willie Sordillo on the front line.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/30/2011 - 19:00

First Night Boston Concert Schedules

This year, First Night Boston celebrates the 36th edition of the country’s oldest and largest New Year’s Eve arts festival by announcing a line-up of world class events that offer something for everyone. On Saturday, December 31, 2011 from noon to midnight, First Night presents its annual day-long festival of art, music, dance, ice sculpture, and more. First Night will showcase 1000 artists in 200 exhibitions and performances in locations all over downtown Boston, from the Waterfront to the Fenway.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/31/2011 - 12:00 to Sun, 01/01/2012 - 01:00

ESL’s Holiday Choral Concert

Enter Stage Left’s adult chorus, the Treblemakers, and ESL’s middle school/high school chorus Tone Deft, Too, will present a Holiday Concert

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Stage Door Members and are available via ESL’s website, www.enterstagelefttheater.org. Refreshments will be served.

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/11/2011 - 14:00

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Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

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