"Her Story Is: performances and presentations": U.S. & Iraqi women artist collaboration, 6/24/18

Her Story Is : performances and presentations. An evening of theater, poetry, visual art, and music; artistic results from a yearlong collaboration involving U.S. and Iraqi women artists. Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel, the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences, the Odysseus Project, the Center for Arabic Culture, and partners in Iraq. Sunday, June 24, 7:00-8:30 pm. Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville 02143. Free and open to all. For more information: www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org, 617-750-8900, info@fortpointtc.org.


HONK! Festival 2012: schedule now set, with 34 bands at last count! -- October 4-8, 2012



October 4 thru 8

this year featuring
[subject to revision]

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~ Young Fellaz Brass Band (New Orleans, LA) ~
What Cheer? Brigade (Providence, RI) ~
Veveritse (Brooklyn, NY) ~
tint(A)nar (Quebec City, QC) ~
~ Seed and Feed Marching Abominable (Atlanta, GA) ~
~ Rude Mechanical Orchestra (Brooklyn, NY) ~
~ The Primate Fiasco (Hatfield, MA) ~
~ Pink Puffers Brass Band (Rome, Italy) ~
~ Minor Mishap Marching Band (Austin, TX) ~
Lungs Face Feet (Pittsburgh, PA) ~
Loyd Family Players (Oakland, CA) ~
~ Leftist Marching Band (Portsmouth, NH) ~
Himalayas (NY, NY) ~
Hill Stompers (Los Alamos, NM) ~
Gora Gora Orkestar (Boulder, CO) ~
~ Forward! Marching Band (Madison, WI) ~
~ Extraordinary Rendition Band (Providence, RI) ~
~ The Expandable Brass Band (Northampton, MA) ~
~ EE-Environmental Encroachment (Chicago, IL) ~
~ DJA-Rara (Brooklyn, NY) ~
~ Detroit Party Marching Band (Detroit, MI) ~
~ Church Marching Band (Santa Rosa, CA) ~
~ Chaotic Noise Marching Corp (Seattle, WA) ~
~ Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble (Montreal, QC) ~
~ Carnival Band (Vancouver, BC) ~
~ Caka!ak Thunder (Greensboro, NC) ~
~ The Bread & Puppet Theater Circus Band (Glover, VT) ~
~ Brass Messengers (Minneapolis, MN) ~
~ Brass Liberation Orchestra (Oakland, CA) ~
~ Brass Balagan (Burlington, VT) ~

with locals
[subject to revision]

~ AfroBrazil (Boston) ~
~ Dirty Water Brass Band (Somerville) ~
~ Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band (Somerville) ~
~ Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band (Somerville, host band) ~

events based
in and near
Davis Square, Somerville
Harvard Square, Cambridge


[those event that are ticketed are very affordable]

(Somerville and Cambridge, MA)  HONK! in a presidential election year! Has a particular ring to it. A raucous reverberating resounding rambunctious ring, that this year will be mightier than ever in waking up the drowsy and encouraging them to romp and stomp! Newly invigorated by a successful Kickstarter campaign, HONK! is ready to kick out some serious activist street jams.

HONK! – national in scope, with annual HONK!s also being held throughout the year in Austin, Seattle, Providence, Brooklyn – has its roots right here, specifically in Davis Square, Somerville. Seven years ago, 12 activist street bands got together to experiment in a new way of raising awareness about all sorts of socio-political issues that seemed to be clamoring for attention. As of last count, there are 34 bands coming this year from as close by as Somerville to as far flung as Italy. Almost three times as many bands to exert more than thrice the HONK! muscle! Hitting the streets to prove that having a HONK!ing good time can indeed be a driving force for positive change in the world.

From October 4th through 8th, there will be many mostly free opportunities to experience the HONK! craze, with outdoor concerts, a massive parade and smaller processions, affordably priced indoor concerts, and a symposium, all taking place in Somerville and Cambridge neighborhoods. There will also be plenty of chances for folks to jump in at the last minute, to cross that invisible line from audience to participant, and be actively involved in the fun-making. For example, individual musicians, not connected to any particular HONK! band, are invited to participate on Sunday, October 7th, in the impromptu “community band” which will be part of the gigantic HONK! Parade to Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet.

Festival updates can be found at www.honkfest.org
, http://twitter.com/honkfest
, and www.facebook.com/honkfestival
, or by calling 617-383-HONK (4665).

Holiday Concert, w/ Copley Singers accompanied by St. Mary’s historic 1892 Woodberry & Harris organ

Holiday Concert, with the Copley Singers accompanied by St. Mary’s historic 1892 Woodberry and Harris 3 manual organ. Presented by St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish together with the Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library and Hammond Residential Real Estate. On Sunday, December 11, 3:30 pm, at St. Mary's Church, 55 Warren Street, Charlestown. Free and open to everyone, with a suggestion of donations to benefit Harvest on Vine Food Pantry. For more information: 617-242-4664, http://www.stmarystcatherine.org.
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Codes of Conduct: Plays About Women and Men

Fort Point Theatre Channel [http://www.fortpointtc.org]
Plays About Women and Men

Fridays, November 12 & 19, Saturdays, November 13 & 20 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 14 at 4 pm.

Presented at Plaza Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston. Tickets: $20. Available in person at the Boston Center for the Arts box office or through http://www.bostontheatrescene.com, 617.933.6600

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Pianist Geri Allen & narrator Fr. Peter F. O'Brien S.J. celebrate Mary Lou Williams centennial

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
with special guests
Geri Allen, pianist and Father Peter F. O’Brien, narrator

Mary Lou Williams Centennial Celebration: From Swing to Sacred Music, a Journey of Faith

Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm

“Mary Lou Williams is perpetually contemporary. Her music retains a standard of quality that is timeless. She is like Soul on Soul.”
(Duke Ellington)
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“A Kaleidoscopic View of Jazz in Boston” Benefit Concert with Pinsky, Moses, Urbina, and many more

On Saturday, May 3, at 8 pm, JazzBoston’s second annual Jazz Week benefit concert, “A Kaleidoscopic View of Jazz in Boston,” will be held at Berklee Performance Center. In a rare treat for music and poetry aficionados alike, the concert will feature former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky in only his second jazz performance ever, with internationally renowned percussionist Rakalam Bob Moses and up-and-coming saxophonist Andrew Urbina. Also appearing: George Garzone and Friends; the Coltrane EOP Quartet with Leonard Brown, Tim Ingles, Alvin Terry, and Emmett Price; the Marianne Solivan Quartet with Eric Hofbauer, Dmitry Ishenko, and Mike Connors; and the Berklee City Music All-Stars Quintet. MC for the festivities will be Eric Jackson, host of WGBH Radio’s “Jazz with Eric in the Evening.”
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Halloween author Lesley Bannatyne attempts to set a Guinness World Record in Davis Sq.

McIntyre & Moore Booksellers presents Halloween author Lesley Bannatyne conducting a book launch party and Guinness record attempt on Saturday, October 27. 7:00 pm: gathering & book signing at McIntyre & Moore Booksellers, 255 Elm St. in Davis Square, Somerville, near the Red Line. 7:30 pm: official Guinness record attempt in the category, “Largest Gathering of Halloween Witches (Reciting Poetry).” Free and open to all ages. Come in a witch costume and parade with Bannatyne from McIntyre and Moore to the center of Davis Square where everyone will read the text of “Witches Night Before Halloween” OUTLOUD. (One does not need to buy a book to participate!) For information call McIntyre & Moore Booksellers call (617) 629-4840 or log onto www.mcintyreandmoore.com.
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