Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 pm TICKETS: $55/$49/$45
Travel back to the days when rock 'n roll was young, music was fun, and doo wop harmonies sprang from the street corners! Starring Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Charlie Thomas' Drifters, "Under the Boardwalk," "Up on the Roof," and "Save the Last Dance for Me." Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, "Stay" and "Little Darlin." Eddie Rich and the Swallows, "Will You Be Mine," and "Beside You." The Cookies "Chains" and "Don't Say Nothin' Bad About My Baby" with special guest star Barbara Harris, original lead singer of The Toys, "A Lover's Concerto." With Jack Colombo's Coast to Coast Band!
with IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, REFLECTIONS, I Guard The Throne There's an obscure Chinese proverb that roughly translates as "There is one thing greater than money and power: Enthusiasm." While some of the more cynical bastards in the world would dismiss that statement as some kind of hollow fortune-cookie philosophy, that lesson is something the Cleveland-based metal outfit Chimaira have taken to heart. With four records and a decade of service in the trenches behind them, the band—singer Mark Hunter, guitarists Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries, bassist Jim LaMarca, drummer Andols Herrick and keyboardist Chris Spicuzza—have created The Infection, their second release for Ferret Music and their most ambitious recording yet. Sounds like typical record-company bio nonsense, right? Doesn't every band tell you that their latest release surpasses everything they've done up to this point? How many times have you heard the words "maturing" or "progressing" as a rationale to deliver a crap album? For their fifth album, Chimaira didn't have any brushes with death, rehab memories or dalliances in musical genres that have nothing to do with "the rock" as we know it. Sounds crazy, but the truth is that the band have come around full circle, returning to the headspace that brought them together in the first place. "Every album we've ever made has a back-story that made the creation of that album a pain in the ass," says Mark Hunter about his band's evolution. "When we made our first album [2001's Pass Out Of Existence], we were thrown into the studio for two months with a huge budget, a big producer and no songs. We just rushed through it. When we got the record back, we thought, 'this is not what we signed up for.' When it came to do the next record [2003's The Impossibility Of Reason], we felt like we had something to prove, so we were purposely writing songs that just put up a huge middle finger to everybody that steered us in the wrong direction. Andols had quit, and for the third album [2005's Chimaira], I hardly showed up to work on it. I'm usually working 12 hours a day in the studio; I went in, and did all my songs in four days and left. We got off of Roadrunner, got our old drummer back and signed to Ferret. Now people are questioning our stability and we're thinking we have to make the best record we've ever done because it could be the last one. The touring cycle for [our fourth album] Resurrection went well and we made tons of new fans.
When: Jan 30, 2014 6 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: $18 adv. / $20 day (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18 )
Taking care of your skis/board will help you have a great time on the slopes. This class will focus on a wide variety of subjects including base preparation: structure, major and minor repair and stone grinding. Our expert technician will also go into an in-depth examination of how and why waxes work. You do not need to bring your personal skis or snowboard to this class.
When: Jan 8, 2014 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: Free (Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00 )
Communicate with your baby before they can even speak, and/or be able to communicate more effectively with your toddler. Baby sign language reduces frustration, accelerates verbal development and strengthens cognitive skills. It also enhances child-parent bonding through time spent teaching signs to your baby. Research shows that preverbal infants can communicate through the use of sign language long before they can verbalize their needs. At My Smart Hands, we will give you the skills and knowledge you will need to communicate with your preverbal, hearing baby or to create a more effective mode of communication between you and your toddler. All materials included.
Actor and Comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a “ hit’em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over the past two decades. He freely admits that he doesn’t knows any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him “back in the day”. Sinbad tells stories, and boy does he tell stories! The basis of his humor comes from everyone he’s meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria.
When: Mar 7, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $25-$39 (Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19 )
Dear Philosophers! Whether you are a serious philosopher, you merely imagine yourself as one or are just a wannabe, let's bring in the new year with some fun, revelry and serious philosophizing too! And why wait until New Years Eve to celebrate? Join us on the day before New Years Eve: Monday, December 30th at 7pm for The Penultimate New Years Party! In Newton, MA at 7pm.
In addition to enjoying great Chinese food, you may expound upon the question, "What's Your Philosophy of Life?" or listen to the perspectives of others. And if your philosophical angst needs something deeper to chew on, you will be given the opportunity to discuss a philosophical or intellectual topic of your choosing. And there will be no shortage of topics as your host will come with an ample supply. This will be a wonderfully philosophical and fun way to open the new year! For details, please visit:
Sponsored by Social Philosophizers
When: Dec 30, 2013 7 PM to Dec 30, 2013 11 PMin Newton Highlands, Massachusetts Cost: $25.50 excluding drinks. (Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19 )
Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “30
Rock,” Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the
unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, “TGS with Tracy Jordan.” In 2009
Morgan received his first Emmy Nomination for this role, in the Supporting Actor category;
he has in six past years also been nominated for a Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. Morgan will continue focus on stand up with his national “Excuse My French” tour which will hit US cities through June, Australia this past spring, and UK in the fall.
The last few years have been busy for Morgan as he balances between “30 Rock”
and a busy movie career while also continuing to travel the country for stand-up. Even
adding host to his line of credits, Morgan served as the 2013 Billboard Music Awards host,
where he kept the laughs going on ABC’s LIVE broadcast this May. As a stand-up comic who has headlined across the country and abroad, Morgan was first introduced to television audiences in his role as “Hustleman” on the hit comedy series “Martin.” He went on to join “Saturday Night Live” in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons. After leaving SNL, Morgan went on to star in his own comedy series “The Tracy Morgan Show” and voiced “Spoonie Luv” on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers.”
When: Mar 1, 2014 9:45:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $45-$55 (Sat, 01 Mar 2014 21:45:00 )
Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Ave. Tue., Dec. 10, 2013, 5:15 – 7 p.m.
Please join us for this lecture by Hwansoo Ilmee Kim, Assistant Professor at Duke University and former CSWR resident.
This talk addresses the sudden rise of importance of the Canon during the colonial period (1910-1945) and discusses the colonial and transnational influence on the transformation of the Canon’s significance to both the Japanese colonizer and Korean Buddhists. The Japanese colonial government and Japanese Buddhists, aware of the significance of Buddhist material symbols for imperial legitimacy, aggressively promoted the wooden canons as the treasure of Korea, imperial Japan, the East, and the world. In this talk, Kim will focus on the two major printing projects implemented by the colonial government, which produced the entire Koryo canon and sent reprints to the Japanese Emperor in 1915 and the emperor of Manchukuo in 1938 as diplomatic gifts to symbolize both the political and spiritual unity of imperial Japan, Korea, and Manchuria.
Colonial Korean Buddhists appropriated the elevation of the canons for their own purposes, promoting the canons not only as the last tangible representation of Korean national identity, but also as Korean Buddhism's contribution to the world’s material culture. However, Korean Buddhists inevitably had to mimic the very rhetoric of the Japanese in order to "de-colonize" and "re-nationalize" the Canon. Thus, the discourse on valorization of the colonial Koryo Canon by both the Japanese and Korean Buddhists reflects the contentious colonial reality, and yet, at the same time, goes beyond this colonial boundary due to the Canon's transnational recognition. This dichotomy can be understood in the context of a transnational Buddhism, a loose but visible religious community conceived as a result of the centuries-old dissemination of the sacred texts across borders and rekindled in the modern period.
Gazette Classification: Lecture Sponsor: Center for the Study of World Religions Contact: Lexi Gewertz, 617.495.4476
When: Dec 10, 2013 12 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00 )
Please feel free to join us to observe the flow of the meeting before committing to joining.
Initial dues are pro-rated based on start date. Bi-annual dues are $43.50 and cover the cost of the Toastmasters International Magazine and the Competent Communicator/Leadership Manuals.
Gazette Classification: Support/Social Organization/Sponsor: Toastmasters International Contact Info: All Harvard faculty and staff are welcome to attend our bi-weekly meetings. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to attend a specific meeting. More info: crimson.toastmastersclubs.org
When: Dec 10, 2013 12 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00 )
“More than Food: Exploring human milk as medicine” Come hear a Ph.D. student give an engaging and accessible lecture on his or her cutting-edge research. No prior knowledge necessary! Free refreshments!
Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121 Monday, December 23, 2013, 3 – 5pm
Staff from the Boston Public Health Commission can help you apply for free or low cost health plans. The multilingual staff will answer your questions and guide you through enrollment. For additional information, please contact the Boston Public Health Commission at (617) 534-5050.
Library: Grove Hall Neighborhood: Dorchester Type of Event: Community Meeting Cost: Free Audience: Children (Ages 0-5), Children (Ages 6-12), Teens (Ages 13-18), Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Families, Businesses, Visitors More info: www.mahealthconnector.org
When: Dec 23, 2013 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 23 Dec 2013 00 )
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