Events

Poetry and Song about the Climate Crisis

February 4, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Northampton Friends Meeting
43 Center Street

Poetry and Song about the Climate Crisis: a community gathering to take heart–and inspire action and resilience—in response to worsening climate change.

Blues and Funk Fest

February 6, 2015 - February 7, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm at MCLA Venable Gym
MCLA, 375 Church St.

Two nights, Five Bands, one awesome party!

Night One – Friday, February 6th
Maya Azucena
The ReMINDers

Night Two – Saturday, February 7th
Albert Cummings
Misty Blues Band
Arthur Holmes Blues Band

mcla.edu/presents for more info!

Special two day pricing-$15

General Admission-$10

Call (413).662.5204 for tickets or (413) 664.8718 for more information

Julian Lage Trio

February 14, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222

An extremely versatile guitarist on everyone’s A list, Lage has played with Jim Hall, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton and many more. His new trio with Scott Colley (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums) is highly acclaimed.

Sponsored by Mark Anagnostopulos, Janet Zinter and Matcor’s Bill Schutt.

$20-40 sliding scale general, $15 students

Available online www.vtjazz.org, at door (to capacity), reserved by phone

802 254 9088, at In the Moment Records, Main St

Please call ahead for handicap access.

Vermont Jazz Center

gingervjc@gmail.com

72 Cotton Mill Hill #222

Brattleboro VT 05301

Poetry and Song about the Climate Crisis, Part II

February 18, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Jewish Community of Amherst
742 Main St.

Poetry and Song about the Climate Crisis: a community gathering to take heart–and inspire action and resilience—in response to worsening climate change.

* John Berkowitz, Northampton poet {Saving—and Savoring—the World (‘11)
* Don Ogden,  activist/poet (Bad Atmosphere- A Collection of Poetry & Prose on the Climate Crisis (‘14)
* Ben Grosscup, Greenfield singer/songwriter, coordinator of People’s Music Network
* Sarah Pirtle, Shelburne singer/songwriter, children’s music teacher

— They will also read or play recorded tracks of the work of other local and national authors/artists, such as Alice Walker, Mary Oliver, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, Tracy Chapman, Neil Young, Magpie with Kim and Reggie Harris, etc.
— Area poets/songwriters welcome to submit their work; some will be chosen to be read by one of the above hosts.
— Packet of photocopied poems/song lyrics will be provided for audience to read along with and take home, and for others unable to attend to purchase by mail.
–Audience response will be welcome several times during program.

{Snow dates: Thurs. Feb. 19}
{Sponsors: Climate Action Now, western MA; 350MA, Pioneer Valley; Jewish Community of Amherst}

Info: John Berkowitz 413-387-8439 johnpberk@gmail.com

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