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.
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.
Sat, 12/31/2011 - 12:00 to Sun, 01/01/2012 - 01:00
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 39th Annual Christmas Concert
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Kip Tiernan. The band will play updated arrangements of carols and music in the spirit of the season by founder/director Mark Harvey. Selections will include The Shepherd's Carol by William Billings, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (words by Longfellow, written during the Civil War), and Harvey’s piece The Prophet, a tonal portrait of the late Kip Tiernan (1926-2011), founder of Rosie's Place, Poor People’s United Fund, and other organizations. The concert will benefit the work of the Poor People’s United Fund, in honor of Kip.
WGBH presents A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan returns for an evening of Irish singing, dancing, and music to lift your spirits for the holidays. Come, and warm up your winter while creating your own family tradition.
Family Holiday Pops - The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
A beautifully decorated stage, Santa in the lobby greeting children of all ages, and friends and family enjoying the music and the spirit of the holiday season together; that is what has made the NBSO's Hear The Cheer! Family Holiday Pops Concerts a one-of-a-kind Holiday Season tradition on the South Coast. The concert has a family-friendly atmosphere, matinee and early evening performances to choose from, and a one hour program (with no intermission) that is perfect for the kids. It will make the Holiday season sparkle with warm memories and favorite holiday songs.
Now entering is 9th year of sold out concerts around New England, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn is coming to New Bedford for the first time! National broadcasts of the Christmas edition of O'Donovan's radio program, A Celtic Sojourn over the past 25 years have proven extraordinarily popular. This year's performances will feature a wide variety of singers, musicians and dancers steeped in Celtic tradition, including Ruth Moody, from the The Waylin' Jennys; Hanneke Cassel; and Laura Cortese, among many others.