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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

Guggenheim Grotto

When Dublin alt-folk songwriters Kevin May and Mick Lynch of The Guggenheim Grotto first appeared on the U.S. scene in 2006, comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel dominated the critical landscape. With their two-part harmonies, folk-acoustic stylings and earnest pop songwriting, it seemed no one could resist but over the past four years the duo has transcended the comparison while creating rich, multi-instrumental, soundscapes. They dabble in synths and effects and radiate melancholic beauty. And sometimes they silence a room by simply harmonizing over a lone ukulele.

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/20/2011 - 20:00
Wed, 12/21/2011 - 20:00

Lori McKenna (solo), Dean Fields opens

Lori McKenna’s first name is actually Lorraine. Now you know. She is named after the mother she lost when she was only seven, but whose impact on Lori’s life reverberates to this day. In her sixth album, Lorraine, she considers the influence of her mother, who died at roughly the same age Lori is now, as well as her own place in relationship to her husband, family and community. It is her most personal album to date.

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/18/2011 - 17:00
Sun, 12/18/2011 - 20:00

Lori McKenna Band, Dean Fields opens

Lori McKenna’s first name is actually Lorraine. Now you know. She is named after the mother she lost when she was only seven, but whose impact on Lori’s life reverberates to this day. In her sixth album, Lorraine, she considers the influence of her mother, who died at roughly the same age Lori is now, as well as her own place in relationship to her husband, family and community. It is her most personal album to date.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/17/2011 - 18:00
Sat, 12/17/2011 - 20:00

Under the Covers: Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, Jake Armerding & Zack Hickman

Lori McKenna’s first name is actually Lorraine. Now you know. She is named after the mother she lost when she was only seven, but whose impact on Lori’s life reverberates to this day. In her sixth album, Lorraine, she considers the influence of her mother, who died at roughly the same age Lori is now, as well as her own place in relationship to her husband, family and community. It is her most personal album to date.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/16/2011 - 19:00
Fri, 12/16/2011 - 22:00

Elliott Murphy, Scott Kempner opens

More then thirty-five years have passed since the release of Elliott Murphy's ground-breaking first album Aquashow. Once again the singer-songwriter, rock troubadour, indefatigable road warrior (over 100 shows a year!) and prolific author of fiction has proven his dedication to his music and his commitment to his growing legion of fans with the release of his new CD, Notes From the Underground, featuring eleven new Elliott Murphy songs (five of which are co-written with long-time guitarist Olivier Durand. The album is already being hailed as his best in a decade (All Music Guide).

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/15/2011 - 20:00

VANDAVEER

VANDAVEER is the song-singing, record-making, globetrotting project penned and put forth by alt-folk tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger. Born in Ohio, raised in Kentucky, and currently camped out in the nation’s capital, Vandaveer offers up melodic Americana that is both haunting and easy, forlorn and welcoming, with stories as universal as the songs they inhabit. Vandaveer shapeshifts from studio to stage and back with a revolving cast of characters, most prominent among them Rose Guerin, offering up the loveliest harmonies heard this side of Eden.

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/14/2011 - 20:00

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