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Wilbraham Art League Exhibit at Dane Gallery

February 13, 2016 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Dane Gallery at the Indian Orchard Mills
2440 Front Street

The Wilbraham Art League show at the Dane Gallery, Indian Orchard Mills is the league’s premier exhibit. The venue is perfect for large works of art and 3 dimensional works. The exhibit showcases a variety of work such as paintings, graphite, colored pencil, photography, sculpture, jewelry and basketry. The show will be juried by well-known artist, Peter Barnett.  Awards will be presented at the reception, which is FREE and open to the public on Saturday, January 30, from 1 to 3pm.

Centennial Sinatra: Celebrating the Music of ‘Ole Blue Eyes’

February 13, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Springfield Symphony Hall
34 Court Street

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra proudly presents… Centennial Sinatra on Saturday, February 13th. Starring guest vocalist Steve Lippia, Centennial Sinatra is a celebration of the life and music of “Ole Blue Eyes” himself… Frank Sinatra, the twentieth century’s most remarkable singer, and star of radio, television, movies and countless live performances throughout the world. Steve will take the audience on a musical journey from Sinatra’s earliest crooning days with Harry James and Tommy Dorset, to his historic collaborations with the great arrangers like Billy May, Nelson Riddle and Don Costa, to his work with The Count Basie Orchestra and his epic concert at Madison Square Garden. Don’t miss this special tribute to an iconic American performer! Concert is 7:30pm at Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street, Springfield MA 01103. Tickets and concert information at (413) 733-2291 and SpringfieldSymphony.org

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Steve Davis Sextet celebrates muisc of J.J. Johnson

February 13, 2016 - 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222

Steve Davis, trombone
Josh Bruneau,trumpet
Scott Mullett, saxophone
Harold Mabern, piano
Nat Reeves, bass
Joe Farnsworth, drums

The Steve Davis Sextet highlights the music of trombonist and composer J. J. Johnson.  Featured are one of bebop’s foremost elder statesmen on piano, Harold Mabern, as well as the formidable tenor saxophonist, Scott Mullett.

This concert was originally scheduled with saxophonist Eric Alexander who gracefully bowed out for a European tour.

This group has performed this repertoire several times and recorded a soon-to-be released CD (with Eric Alexander) at New York’s “Smoke;” they appear at the VJC with regional saxophone star, Scott Mullett.

The legendary pianist Harold Mabern, described in the Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings as “one of the great post-bop pianists” played in Miles Davis’ sextet  in 1963 and toured or recorded with Cannonball Adderly, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Sarah Vaughan, Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery, George Benson and others.

Steve Davis celebrates one of his main influences, one of bebop’s foremost trombonists and composers, J. J. Johnson.

Sponsored by Janet and Jeremy Birch and a friend of the VJC’s Summer Workshop.

Thanks for ongoing support to the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hampton Inn of Brattleboro, the Brattleboro Reformer, WVPR, WVEW and WFCR.

Tickets- $20-40 general admission, $15 student (contact VJC about educational discounts); at door, In the Moment in Brattleboro, online, reserved by phone.

Please call ahead for handicap access.

Vermont Jazz Center

72 Cotton Mill Hill #222

Brattleboro VT 05301

802 254 9088

gingervjc@gmail.com

www.vtjazz.org

Stephanie Slysz 
Bernie Sanders 
Springfield Mass Mutual Center

Stand Up for Bernie: A Valentine’s Day Comedy Fundraiser

February 14, 2016 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Robert H. Gibson River Garden
157 Main Street

Vermont’s Funniest Comedian 2015 Vernon Native Kendall Farrell Brings Comedy To Brattleboro in Support of Bernie Sanders
This Valentine’s Day fans of both comedy and Bernie Sanders come together for a night of love, laughter, live music and political activism at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden.
Host Kendall Farrell of Vernon took home the title of Vermont’s Funniest Comedian in Burlington last November after competing alongside 60 comics in 4 sold out shows to the Vermont Comedy Club’s annual competition. He performs regularly throughout the Northeast, although this is his first performance in his home town.
Joining him on the lineup are:
  • Jessie Baade (Brattleboro) Nick at Nite’s Search For America’s Funniest Mom Show, Boston Comedy Festival, NY Underground Comedy Festival
  • Bitsy Biron (East Orange) Vermont’s Funniest Comedian Finalist, Green Mountain Comedy Festival
  • Carmen Lagala (Montpelier) Vermont’s Funniest Comedian Finalist, Green Mountain Comedy Festival
  • Sam Evans (NYC) Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Funniest Person in Cincinnati Finalist
  • Shawn Carter (Boston) Boston Comedy Festival Semi Finalist, World Series of Comedy Las Vegas
  • Phoebe Angle (Boston) Seattle International Comedy Competition, Women in Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Maine’s Funniest Competition Finalist, Limestone Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, SheDot Toronto
The show also features a live musical performance by The Mary Jane Jones, lead by Mandy Pachios (Northampton, MA).
Farrell is donating 100% of the show’s proceeds to the Sanders campaign and hopes to raise over $1,000.
The event has a cash bar with drinks and desserts courtesy of local restaurant, Duo.
Tickets are $20 in advance at http://rivergardencomedy.bpt.me, $25 at the door. Show is 16+. Doors open at 7:30pm. Showtime at 8:00pm at 157 Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301.

Shubal Kirtan

February 16, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm at Karuna Center
25 Main St over Fitzwilly's 3rd fl

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Wilbraham Art League Exhibit at Dane Gallery

February 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Dane Gallery at the Indian Orchard Mills
2440 Front Street

The Wilbraham Art League show at the Dane Gallery, Indian Orchard Mills is the league’s premier exhibit. The venue is perfect for large works of art and 3 dimensional works. The exhibit showcases a variety of work such as paintings, graphite, colored pencil, photography, sculpture, jewelry and basketry. The show will be juried by well-known artist, Peter Barnett.  Awards will be presented at the reception, which is FREE and open to the public on Saturday, January 30, from 1 to 3pm.

Family Show

Happier FAMILY Comedy Show

February 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Eastworks 121 Club
116 Pleasant Street

Funny for the Whole Family and best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. Every Show is a Whole New Show Created on the Spot Based on Your Suggestions

THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH IN EASTHAMPTON!
Saturday, February 20th
4-5PM (Doors open at 3:45)
Tickets at the door:
$10/Adults, $5/Kids, $20/Family Max
Eastworks’ 121 Club (formerly Apollo Grill)
116 Pleasant Street, Suite 121, Easthampton
Little & “Big Kid” Beverages Available for Purchase

The Family Show is perfect for family outings, birthday parties, field trips!

Let’s Make The Happy Family HAPPIER!

Shubal Kirtan

February 23, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm at Karuna Center
25 Main St over Fitzwilly's 3rd fl

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Wilbraham Art League Exhibit at Dane Gallery

February 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Dane Gallery at the Indian Orchard Mills
2440 Front Street

The Wilbraham Art League show at the Dane Gallery, Indian Orchard Mills is the league’s premier exhibit. The venue is perfect for large works of art and 3 dimensional works. The exhibit showcases a variety of work such as paintings, graphite, colored pencil, photography, sculpture, jewelry and basketry. The show will be juried by well-known artist, Peter Barnett.  Awards will be presented at the reception, which is FREE and open to the public on Saturday, January 30, from 1 to 3pm.

The Space Between: Rediscovering the Folly Cove Designers

February 27, 2016 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at

The Space Between: Rediscovering the Folly Cove Designers

“Bowdoin College professor Jennifer Scanlon will speak on The Folly Cove Designers of Gloucester, Massachusetts.  Scanlon’s article, “The Space Between”: Rediscovering the Folly Cove Designers, appeared in The Massachusetts Review (summer 2015).

Between 1938 and 1969 a group of 45 designer/printmakers in the neighborhood of Folly Cove, MA emerged, as one of them put it, “out of the granite of Cape Ann.” Depicting their local environments with passion and humor, the group—mostly women—worked together to cut carefully wrought designs into linoleum, print the designs on fabric, and sell them as table linens, draperies, and clothing.

Jennifer Scanlon, a historian whose scholarly focus is U.S. women’s history, is Interim Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College. Her most recent book, Until There is Justice: The Life of Anna Arnold Hedgeman, is the first biography of that stalwart civil rights leader, educator, speaker, social service worker, policy maker, and politician.

This public talk, sponsored by the Massachusetts Review, is free and open to the public.

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