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April 2008 Events Calendar

Through April 5

Huntington Theatre Company Presents: The Colored Museum

Huntington Theatre Company
BU Theatre, Avenue of the Arts
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times | huntingtontheatre.org

The scathing comedy by George C. Wolfe that redefined what it meant to be black in contemporary America, directed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter, pictured, (Kinky Boots). Climb aboard for a madcap and stinging journey through 11 hilarious looks at African-American culture — from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. 




Through April 26

Huntington Theatre Company Presents:
Come Back, Little Sheba

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
527 Tremont Street, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times
huntingtontheatre.org

When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. Visionary director David Cromer, the creative force behind the Huntington's acclaimed production of Our Town, returns to the Roberts Studio Theatre for this intimate and heartrending portrait of a marriage.




April 1

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Sean Tyrrell

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm | BUY TIX | burren.com

"Tyrrell's plaintive vocals have come into their own on this collection, possessing a spare, echoic quality that recalls Ry Cooder's in Paris, Texas.... Here be folk music as it was meant to be: pugilistic at times, all embracing at others. Tyrrell's appetite for telling it like it is is as unquenchable as ever" - - Siobhan Long wrote of his recent CD in the Irish Times. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




April 4

BRT Presents: Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) / Tim O'Connell

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $15 | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Please check back for details.




WIN TIX!
April 11

The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour - - Spring 2015

Orpheum Theatre
1 Hamilton Place, Boston
7:30 pm | 1-800-745-3000 | Buy Tix! | celticthunder.com

"The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour” kicks off in February 2015 and arrives in Boston on April 11. The three-month tour features an eclectic collection of the group’s best-loved and most popular songs from the past seven years. Celtic Thunder will be drawing on material from its Public Television Specials, eleven CDs and DVDs and eight US tours to date, bringing classics, fan favorites and hit songs with high energy and as alwys, expect the signature sound, dramatic lighting and imposing set! You won't want to miss this show!
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April 11

BRT Presents: International String Trio

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $15 | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

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April 15

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The Martin O’Connor Trio with Méara Meara

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm | BUY TIX | burren.com

Máirtín O'Connor is recognized as one of the foremost proponents of the accordion. He is joined by fiddler, Cathal Hayden, and singer/guitarist Shamie O'Dowd. Expect to be wowed by this super-trio of traditional music. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




April 18

BRT Presents: The Mairtin O'Connor Trio

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $16 | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Mairtin O'Connor, pictured.
Please check back for details.




April 22

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The April Verch Band: CD Release

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm | BUY TIX | burren.com

What a concert the April Verch Band gave last year in their debut at the Backroom Series! Along with this amazingly talented front woman who sings, dances and plays multiple instruments, The band features world-class musicians Hayes Griffin on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo. Together, these three passionate musicians have established a reputation as consummate performers, winning over audiences not only with sheer virtuosity on their respective instruments, but also with charm, humor and boundless energy on stage. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




April 21

JFK Library Presents: Tanglewood Marionettes - The Dragon King

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30-11:30 am | Free Performances For Children Ages 5 and Up
617 514-1644 - - Reservations recommended | jfklibrary.org

Journey beneath the sea in this story of fantasy, courage and wonder from Chinese folklore. Tanglewood Marionettes bring to life fantastic sea creatures and a fearless grandmother who wants to help when things go amiss in the land above. Explore the ocean bottom with her as she seeks the Dragon King.




April 23

Gaelic Roots Presents: Boston College Arts Festival,
Irish Music and Dance Performance

Boston College
O'Neill Plaza - Stokes Lawn - Gasson Hall
140 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton MA
12:00 to 12:45 p.m. | 617 552-6396
irish@bc.edu | bc.edu/gaelicroots | ArtsFest

Irish Music, Song, and Dance: Concert by Boston College students, faculty, and staff. The complete Arts Festival schedule will be available in April. Please check back for details. Festival runs April 23-25.
Map of the grounds here.




April 25

BRT Presents: Burning Bridget Cleary

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $16
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Please check back for details.




April 26

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
Guy & Ralna of "The Lawrence Welk Show"

Robinson Theatre
617 Lexington Street, Waltham
2:00 pm | 781-891-5600 | Groups: | reaglemusictheatre.com | Tickets

This dynamic duo, and the most popular singing couple on national television’s “The Lawrence Welk Show," will perform selections from the Great American Songbook together with favorites from the ‘30s and ‘40s.  Music will include Pop, Country, and Gospel, plus a few of their most-popular songs. Each week, more than 3 million people watch Guy & Ralna on “The Lawrence Welk Show” airing on 200+ PBS stations. “The Lawrence Welk Show” is national television’s longest-running weekly syndicated musical series.




April 30

Gaelic Roots Presents: Concert of Irish Harp and Guitar
Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman

Boston College
Cadigan Alumni Center, Brighton Campus
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | 617 552-6396 | irish@bc.edu | bc.edu/gaelicroots

Ní Chathasaigh is credited with a new style of harping in the 70s that became the norm among her contemporaries and the younger generation. In 2001 she received Irish music's most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year. Together, Máire and Chris Newman have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music. Their six duo and five solo CDs, instructional books and collaborations with many other luminaries of the Celtic, folk, swing jazz and bluegrass worlds express both the depth of their commitment to tradition and an eternally playful, curious and adventurous spirit.




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