Friday, June 8 2012
Come along for the madcap adventures of Auntie Mame and her adoring nephew. Surrounded by an eccentric cast of characters, she celebrates the Roaring 20s, overcomes tragedy and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step. Jerry Herman’s delightful score is packed with favorites “Bosom Buddies,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” and more. Brimming with optimism and zest, Mame will keep you laughing while warming your heart!
IAIS is proud to highlight the basketry of Liz Charlebois, Abenaki Descent, for the months of April through June. She has been making sweetgrass and black ash fancy baskets for ten years, learning as an apprentice with Master Abenaki basket maker Jeanne Brink. In keeping the tradition alive, Liz has begun teaching her young daughter the craft.
Concerts with Causes presents “An Evening with The Carrie Ashton Band,” a benefit for the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
With her wide-ranging vocals and raw emotional lyrics, Carrie Ashton has perfected a stage show that is both unpretentious and captivating. Her unique style and stage presence are impossible to ignore, and throughout her 15 year career, she has shared the stage with such names as Natalie Merchant, the Go-Go’s, REO Speedwagon, and Van Zant, to name a few.
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ABOUT THE FILM: Take a nostalgia trip back to the 1970s as we revisit The Grateful Dead, the iconic rock group from the golden days of San Francisco’s hippie era, with a new compiliation of concert film clips that spans three decades’ worth of love, peace and cosmic jams. Jerry Garcia and company perform songs such as “Uncle John’s Band,” “Ripple,” “Franklin’s Tower,” “Good Lovin’,” “Mexicali Blues,” “Samson & Delilah,” “Fire on the Mountain,” “The Music Never Stopped,” “Casey Jones” and many more classics from their live concerts. Some of these feature surprise musical guest stars and are rare performances from recently restored 3/4 inch video and 16mm film prints. Known for their live shows that could last up to 8 hours in length, The Grateful Dead have proven to be one of the most successful American bands of all time.
ABOUT BILL SHELLEY: Bill Shelley has been filming since the 1970s when he recorded bands Twisted Sister and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, then later directed music videos for Public Enemy (PE). Shelley Archives was started in 1985 and today the company has over 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm films in its archives and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows, promos, interviews, out-takes and home movies. Preservation of films and music clips is the main focus of the organization.
Back by popular demand, the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s five-week full-day SUMMER THEATER ARTS PROGRAM, for kids ages 8-15, gives participants the opportunity to learn and strengthen their musical theatre skills by working with theatre professionals in acting, dance and music. Participants receive hands-on experience by having the opportunity to apply the skills that they are learning throughout the program while preparing for a fully staged production of the beloved musical, ANNIE.
The SUMMER THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM runs July 2nd through August 5th, Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. Before and aftercare are available.
The SUMMER THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM will be run by NCTC’s Executive/Artistic Director, Claire Van Cott and choreographed by NCTC vet, Jessie Sattler. Every registered participant will receive a role in the show.
Public performances will be August 2nd-5th, Thursday-Saturday at 7:00pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm. The cost for this five-week program is $1,250.
For more information, please call 860.666.NCTC or visit www.NCTCArts.org.
More About the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre
NCTC Performing Arts Theatre provides year-round quality entertainment and hands-on educational programs in the performing arts to children and young adults from preschool through college.
NCTC Performing Arts Theatre is the home of the Newington Children's Theatre Company, Connecticut's longest operating children's theatre and Newington Mainstage, a new acting company for adults. www.NCTCArts.org
IMAGES features the work of local photographer Charles Ruger and the 4th Annual Juried Photography exhibition celebrating the work of talented regional photographers.
Charles Ruger studied art history and politics at Connecticut College and Columbia University. He is a self-taught photographer whose work figures into private and corporate collections internationally.
He lives and works in New York City. For more information on Ruger’s work, view his site: http://www.charlesruger.com/aboutthework.html
Internal Heroes: Hidden Pain is an awareness and benefit concert which Sarah Talbott is producing for her Senior Project at Branford High School. She is seeking to raise awareness of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy which she has fought since she was 9 and which causes excruciating pain many times that of child birth as well as Traumatic Brain Injury which Rev. Deborah Talbott, her mother, and family have learned to live with since a car accident in 2002.
Together, we are hoping to raise funds to pay for Rev. Talbott's mobility needs, including a power wheelchair. We will be donating a percentage of our receipts to the Mayo Family Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center at the Children's Hospital Boston and to Gaylord Hospital where they respectively received treatment.
For more information please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/InternalHeroes.
Come help us celebrate the 20th anniversary season of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival! Enjoy readings by major American poets, live music, writing workshops, poet talks, film and drama, museum tours, Poetry on the Trails, contra dance, book sales and signings, food vendors...picnics are welcome!
Admission: OPENING WEEKEND, June 1–3: $10 per person, per day, or $25 per person for the weekend. WEDNESDAY NIGHTS, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, and August 1: $5 per person, children ages 12 and under free. Parking is free.
Guest poets include: Suji Kwock Kim, Bessy Reyna, B. Yung, Richard Wilbur, Minton Sparks, Toi Derricotte, Dana Gioia, Christian Wiman, Marilyn Annucci, Natasha Trethewey, Sue Burton, Donald Hall and Tony Hoagland.
For more information: http://sunkengardenpoetry.org/
Donate your gently used furniture for the Amherst Survival Center's annual fall used furniture sale! See www.amherstsurvival.org, email email@example.com, or call 413-549-3968 x252 for information or to arrange pick-up or delivery. All contributions are tax deductible, and donations will be collected through the end of August so we can set up for the sale at the Survival Center September 7th and 8th. The sale supports Survival Center programs that provide food, health care and clothing to over 4,000 of our neighbors in need in Hampshire and Franklin Counties in MA each year.