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Eilen Jewell Band, Opener: Sarah Levecque

Boise-born and Boston-based, Eileen Jewell has quickly distinguished herself as one of the rising stars of a new generation of roots musicians. Her first three albums, Boundary County, Letters from Sinners and Strangers, and Sea of Tears were met with a great deal of acclaim.

Indicative of Jewell's strong following in Europe, The Word in the UK described her as "A voice of real distinction [that] manages to transcend some powerful influences and pierce the fog long enough for her own point of view to emerge."

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 20:00

Rob Carlson, Oen Kennedy & Joel Cage - BR Soundstage

A Special Triple Bill!

Since graduating from Berklee in 1997, Rob Carlson has been hard at work as a songwriter and performer. He has opened for Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Ronnie Earl, Room Full of Blues, James Cotton, Sugar Blue, Vassar Clements, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Luther Johnson and Jimmy Buffet. An award winning songwriter and outstanding guitarist, Rob is a captivating and memorable performer, with a voice that resonates and a writing style that illuminates.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 19:00

John Sebastian

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution. The Lovin' Spoonful was not his first act, and it certainly wasn't its last. After leaving the Spoonful, he moved into a solo career with performances at Woodstock and its English equivalent the Isle of Wight Festivals. And, of course, "Welcome Back Kotter".

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 20:00

Dana Fuchs and Her Band, Open: A Ton of Blues


Dana Fuchs voice is a powerhouse of Blues-infused original Rock. "Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late-'60s Rolling Stones... Rock'n'roll doesn't get any better." - Stereophile Magazine

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 20:00

City Music Presents FutureStars Spring Showcase 2012

FutureStars is a concert showcase for teenage bands. It is not a "Battle of the Bands" or a "Pay to Play" event. It is an "inclusive", not "exclusive" series. Bands to be announced soon.

"FUTURESTARS" is sponsored by CITY MUSIC STORES, with support from the Bull Run, Up-Side Sound Studiois, &
Proceeds from the show will benefit an area school Music Program. "FutureStars" showcases have generated thousands of dollars in donations to music programs around the area.

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/01/2012 - 14:30

FACULTY RECITAL, Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Music by Sibelius, Beethoven, Schubert & others

Professor Vonsattel won a 2008 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the top prizes at the 2002 Naumburg and the 2006 Geneva International Piano Competitions. He began his studies with David Deveau in Boston; he received a B.A. in political science and economics from Columbia University and an M.M. from The Juilliard School, where he worked with Jerome Lowenthal.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 20:00

Advanced Percussion Ensemble Concert

Bezanson Recital Hall

Ayano Kataoka

There is no charge for this event

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 20:00

Grammy-Winning John Patitucci Premieres Bass Concerto

The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) will premiere a new piece by Grammy-winning bassist John Patitucci at a free concert.  Patitucci, who is currently an artist in residence with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, will be featured as a soloist on Fantasy on a River Theme, his new concerto for six-string electric bass and orchestra.

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/03/2012 - 20:00

Robert Trivers & Alec Wilkinson

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 9:00pm

SPECIAL APRIL FOOLS DAY INQUIRY: Inquiry welcomes ROBERT TRIVERS, a Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. His new far ranging and fascinating book is THE FOLLY OF FOOLS: THE LOGIC OF DECEIT AND SELF DECEPTION IN HUMAN LIFE. Professor Trivers takes a uniquely evolutionary approach to what may seem to the layperson as a psychological or sociological state: self-deception. Tonight, Professor Trivers describes some  non-human examples of deception.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:00pm

What is it that makes you feel disgust? Sour milk? Vomit? A disembodied cadaver? Certain bodily fluids? The feeling of disgust is universal but what sets off that feeling of repulsion varies from culture to culture. For instance, many Brits find the smell and flavor of wintergreen horrible, yet Icelanders find putrid fermented Greenland Shark a gourmet delight. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back RACHEL HERZ, teacher at Brown University and an expert on the psychology of smell and emotion. Her new book is THAT’S DISGUSTING! UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF REPULSION.


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