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Dr. Alane Shanks

Date: 
Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 10:30pm
Program: 

One of the most diverse colleges in the USA has plans to further that agenda. Pine Manor College in Brookline MASS.seeks to open up to co-ed students from low income and minority backgrounds. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al will be speaking with Dr. Alane Shanks the new president of Pine Manor College.

Dr. MICHAEL S. GAZZANIGA: FREE WILL AND THE SCIENCE OF THE BRAIN

Date: 
Monday, November 21, 2011 - 12:00pm
Program: 

All of us feel like we have a unified consciousness, a “self” that acts with a purpose that resides  inside the head of this biological machine of our body. It is that little person inside our heads that makes us who we are. But recent startling findings in the neurosciences tell a very different story. Our brains function as a collection of decentralized complex systems and disunited processes that are integrated much like the programs on our PC. So how come we feel so single minded? Our very special guest tonight is DR. MICHAEL S. GAZZANIGA, Director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind; President of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute and Founding Director of the MacArthur Foundation’s Law and Neuroscience Project. His new book WHO’S IN CHARGE? FREE WILL AND THE SCIENCE OF THE BRAIN is a wonderful review of the latest findings of neurology and details what these studies tell us about where the “I” is located physically in the brain and what consciousness may be. 

Herbie Hancock

Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 6:00pm

Pianist Herbie Hancock is an innovator whose ideas continue to push boundaries and transcend musical genres. His work has earned him 14 Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Collaboration for the 2011 album Imagine. Hancock solos on his own tune, "Dolphin Dance, and joins McPartland for a duet take on "That Old Black Magic.

Ole Mathisen and FEAR, the Forum for Electro-Acoustical Research, at Miller Theater, NYC

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 6:00pm

Hear the Columbia University based quartet of Mathisen on saxophone, Chris Washburne on trombone, brother Per Mathisen on bass, Tony Moreno on drums, with Ole's exploratory, layered New Jazz Work entitled "Mirage. "We don't want the music to sound complicated," he says, "We only want it to BE complicated. If it sounds complicated, then it's difficult for people to relate to it. It needs to sound funky and earthy and visceral and emotional, and then also intellectual..."

Saturday Night Blues - Tim Pike

Beehive Sunday Blues star Tim Pike brings heat to Saturday night with this burning-rocking blues set.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 22:00

Akashik Record

Brian Thomas Beau Sasser and the Akashik boys' superb musicians ship and hip funkyness always raises the temperature on a weekend night.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/03/2011 - 22:00

Peter Sulski and Krista Buckland Reisner: Worcester Chamber Music Society

Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 10:30am
Program: 

Inquiry welcomes back PETER SULSKI, Artistic Director for the WORCESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY and KRISTA BUCKLAND REISNER,  Summer Festival
Director for the WCMS. Tonight they talk about the 2012 season, the new Café Series of concerts at The People’s Kitchen and all the unique outreach programs the Worcester Chamber Music Society is involved in. This is one of the most dynamic and creative music organizations in Central Massachusetts, so be sure to tune in and find out what they have in store. Their website is:

Uptown Swing Dance - with live music plus dance exhibition

Swing Dance lesson 8:15 - 9:00pm

Live music of the Gordon Webster Band plus dance exhibition by Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama (Swing)

Tickets: $15 ($10 with student ID)

Info: (508) 435-2363; http://www.hoptothebeat.com/uptown-swing-dance

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/03/2011 - 21:00

Aine Minogue

As traditional Irish music and dance continue to enjoy phenomenal success both here and in Ireland, Áine Minogue is an artist who has long explored its themes and who captures its very essence. With a voice undeniably her own, and a diverse group of instruments that add to the traditional flavor of her work, she reflects the lyricism and richness found in Irish music, mythology and poetry. http://www.minogue.com/index.php

Tickets: $20, members $18

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/23/2011 - 19:00

F*ck That! Erin McKeown's Anti-Holiday Show

Tired of Holiday hype? Gritting your teeth til New Year's Eve? Join Erin McKeown as she celebrates her least favorite time of the year. "Nobody hates the holidays more than me," says Erin, and she's written the songs to prove it. Show features awful Holiday sweaters, a host of Cranky Carolers, and adult language inappropriate for kids. Don't say you weren't warned. http://erinmckeown.com/

Tickets: $20, members $18

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 19:00
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 21:30

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Al Dean

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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