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April 2008 Events Calendar

Through 2015
"Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy" Exhibit

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
9 am - 5 pm | $14 | $12 for seniors over 62 & students with ID
$10 for children 13-17 | Free for members and children 12 and under
1 866 JFK-1960 | 617-514-1600 | jfklibrary.org | Exhibit details

In 1963, DC Comics, the publisher of Superman, collaborated with the Kennedy White House to create a story promoting the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. In the story, JFK calls upon Superman to inspire the nation to exercise, eat better, and get stronger. In 2013 DC Comics donated the drawings to the Kennedy Library after the death of Al Plastino, the comic book artist who drew Superman for 20 years. The drawings are on displayed for the first time at the JFK Library until March 20, 2015.




Through April 5

Huntington Theatre 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 (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 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.




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 15

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Martin O’Connor Band

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. | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Please check back for details.




April 25

BRT Presents: Burning Bridget Cleary

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $12 advanced, $15 show night
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Please check back for details.





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