ANNOUNCEMENTS FY 2014 thru FY 2017

“Dhalgren Sunrise” premieres @Chelsea Theatre Works; multimedia adaptation, created by Mitchel K. Ahern, produced by Vanessa LeFevre & Fort Point Theatre Channel — June 16-24, 2017

Billy Novick & Guy Van Duser
perform at the Charlestown Branch Library, in a musical tribute to “Friend of the Year” Edward F. Kelly — May 25, 2017

Master bass player Rufus Reid headlines Arlington Jazz Festival —  6th Annual runs April 27-April 30, 2017

Darrell Katz and OddSong at Lilypad Inman — April 6, 2017

Prometheus Dance presents “Dig Mine Excavate” in Natick @Walnut Hill School for the Arts — Mar. 24-25, 2017

CKQ Reunion Concert: w/drummer Matt Wilson returning to play w/ original bandmates Kohlhase, along with John Carlson, John Turner, & Matt Langley — Mar. 3, 2017

Mardi Gras Party: Revolutionary Snake Ensemble w/Charles Neville & Henri Smith @ Regattabar — Feb. 28, 2017

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble‘s record release party: “I Want That Sound!” w/Soggy Po’ Boys, Charles Coe, & more — Nov. 4, 2016

John Coltrane Memorial Concert‘s “An Evening of Ballads & Blues” : 39th Annual — Oct. 29, 2016

HONK! Fest Eleven w/ 26 bands (!) confirmed —  Oct. 7-9, 2016

Fall Jazz Listing: “An Evening of Ballads & Blues” : the 39th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert — Oct. 29, 2016

HONK! Festival … mark your calendars …. Oct. 7-9, 2016

Bread & Puppet Theater‘s “Whatforward Circus” on the Cambridge Common — Sept. 4, 2016

Fox Festival Parade
, organized by Arlington Public Art, featuring giant puppets, the Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band, and more — June 18, 2016

: a play w/music re: pre-Civil War New Orleans, as re-imagined by Nick Thorkelson & Dan Osterman; directed by Jaime Carrillo; commissioned by Fort Point Theatre Channel — June 17-25, 2016

“Fifth Annual A-Town Jazz Festival” w/headliners Louise Grasmere & Jason Palmer — April 29-May 1, 2016

“March Out Like A Lamb” @ Lily Pad;  w/3 bands to benefit the Ken Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund — Mar. 29, 2016

The Arts Fuse‘s “Fusical” celebration @ the Armory — Feb. 26, 2016

“Melody For Murder” : a book jazz concert w/ Carolyn Wilkins, accompanied by the Bon Voyage Jazz Quartet & reader John Voigt; @ Charlestown Branch Library — Feb. 25, 2016

MassArt hosts Peter Schumann and Bread & Puppet Theater, artists-in-residence from Feb. 11-21, 2016

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble’s Mardi Gras Show @RBar on Fat Tuesday — Feb. 9, 2016

Strings Theory Trio: Rescheduled CD Release Concert — Jan. 20, 2016

New Year’s Day jazz jam in Arlington Heights, MA; co-sponsored by Morningside Music Studio and artlounge — Jan. 1, 2016

Dwight & Nicole return for their 6th New Year’s Eve extravaganza at the Regattabar — Dec. 31, 2015

“Winds, Strings, & Mallets” : Jazz Composers Alliance crams into the Lilypad — Dec. 1, 2015

“Master Thieves” : Gardner Museum heist reporter/author Stephen Kurkjian at Charlestown Branch Library — Nov. 9, 2015

Mimi Rabson’s Strings Theory Trio: 2015-2016 concert season runs October through April

Jazz Composers Alliance announces their 2015-16 season, which runs from October through April

“ORNETTE ‘N ‘TRANE” : the 38th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert — Oct. 24, 2015

HONK! Festival Tenth, with 28 bands confirmed thus far —  Oct. 9-11, 2015

JEANNE, the story of a woman, an operatic episode presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel in collaboration with Contrapose Dance and Ensemble Warhol — Sept. 11-12, 2015

Bread & Puppet‘s “The Overtakelessness Circus” in Boston-area during Labor Day Weekend — Sept. 6-7, 2015

Jazz flutist and Guggenheim Fellow Jamie Baum, w/ her Septet+, on Northeast tour including Scullers — Sept. 17, 2015

Jazz Revolutionary Snakes w/ guests Jason Palmer & Godwin Louis turning up the heat at the MFA — July 22, 2015

“INTER-ACTIONS” : free multi-media site-specific art event presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel — July 18-19, 2015

Jazz musician and writer Anthony Weller battling PPMS … fundraising jazz concerts scheduled July-Oct. 2015

artlounge jazz jam; co-sponsored by Morningside Music Studio, under the direction of Dan Fox — held on the First Sunday of each month

UConn hosts 2015 National Puppetry Festival — Aug. 10-16, 2015

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra with special guest Strings Theory Trio; presented by the Jazz Composers Alliance (JCA) — April 25, 2015

“Fourth Annual A-Town Jazz Festival” featuring Greg Hopkins & Lydia Harrell — April 11-12, 2015

Caitlin Corbett Dance Company: New and Recent Work — April 3-4, 2015

The Elders Ensemble 10th Anniversary Project is a multi-media documentation of The Elders Ensemble’s decade of empowerment through dance, an artistic process that has also proven to revitalize their multi-generational audiences. 2015 Performances to be held on March 7th in the Downtown Lynn (MA) Cultural District and then on May 2nd & 3rd in Central Square, Cambridge, MA

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Mardi Gras Show, with special guests Charles Neville, Godwin Louis and Khalif Neville; plus a world premiere video screening of RSE’s 2014 summer concert in Italy.  — Feb. 17, 2015

“Channel/Dance” : an evening of movement, art, and theater @Atlantic Wharf — free and open to all — Feb. 13-14, 2015

Debra Cash appointed new Executive Director of the Boston Dance Alliance

Mimi Rabson’s Strings Theory Trio: CD Release Concert — Jan. 28, 2015

Bread & Puppet Theater returns to the Cyclorama — late January 2015

Dwight & Nicole rock in the New Year w/ guest Jesse Dee & more — Regattabar in Cambridge, MA — Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bread & Puppet Theater: “Captain Boycott” [recommended for ages 13 & up], along with “The Nothing Is Not Ready Circus” [recommended for everyone]. Performances run December 4 through 21, 2014 in New York City.

Grooversity Festival 2014 produced by Marcus Santos — Nov. 15, 2014

“Halloween Throw-Down” w/ Revolutionary Snake Ensemble & guest thereminist Jon Bernhardt — Oct. 31, 2014

David Maxwell’s Three Generations of Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano, with Chase Garrett, Scott Staton and David Maxwell — Oct. 18, 2014

John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” : the 50th Anniversary Concert w/ John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble featuring Donald Harrison : concert update — Oct. 18, 2014

HONK! 2014: 27 bands all set to perform during Columbus Day weekend —
Oct. 10-12, 2014

“Come OUT MetroWest”: a fundraising gala with special honored guest Congressman Barney Frank. Governor Deval L. Patrick, First Lady Diane B. Patrick, and Katherine Patrick will serve as honorary co-chairs — Sept. 27, 2014

Donald Harrison featured player in John Coltrane Memorial Concert’s “A Love Supreme” : the 50th Anniversary — Oct. 18, 2014

HONK! Festival 2014: save the dates — Oct. 10-12, 2014

Bread & Puppet Theater: 3 separate shows in Boston area, with “Oratorio” in Acton and “Circuses” in Cambridge & Lawrence — Labor Day Weekend, 2014

Waiting for Gilgamesh: Scenes from Iraq; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel — June 26-28, 2014

Doubles, Demons, and Dreamers: a live art festival of comedy, drag, and solo performance. Presented by Sleeping Weazel. — June 12-21, 2014

“THE WORLD ACCORDING TO David Rovics, Jimmy Tingle and the Afro D All Starz” : benefit for Open Media Boston. Presented at Spontaneous Celebrations — June 1, 2014

David Maxwell’s Maximum Blues, with Sugar Ray Norcia, Monster Mike Welch, Marty Ballou, Per Hanson, and David Maxwell; Chase Garrett opens. Presented at the Regattabar — May 31, 2014

“Trapped Under The Sea” with author Neil Swidey. Presented by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library — May 15, 2014

One Family Scholars: An Evening of Celebration and Inspiration. Presented by One Family, Inc. — May 8, 2014

Anne Bogart: “What’s the Story: the role of storytelling in the theater of the 21st century and beyond”. Presented by Boston College Theatre Dept. — April 30, 2014

While U W8 #MBTA Late: a night with Gene Shinozaki & Max Jackson, Ben Golder-Novick, Keytar Bear, and house band Dirty Water Brass Band. Presented by Foot A Push Entertainment ( –April 22, 2014

What!? No Permit!?, a night with The Saxyderms, Nick Thorkelson & friends, and house band Dirty Water Brass Band. Presented by Foot A Push Entertainment ( — March 25, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp’s Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12, 2014

Acadia National Park: a Ranger’s View with David Donovan. Presented by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library ( 13, 2014

Sorry Night with Gary Duehr & Jane Wang, Elijah Wald & Sandrine Sheon, and house band Dirty Water Brass Band. Presented by Foot A Push Entertainment ( — Feb. 25, 2014

Fort Point Theatre Channel in 2014, driven by Beckett, the Iraq War, Mothers & Daughters, and more.

The Shatterer of Worlds : performances presented by Bread & Puppet Theater in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts— Jan. 23-Feb. 2, 2014

Kevin O’Hara : a Lucky Irish Lad and the Last of the Donkey Pilgrims. Presented by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library — Nov. 18, 2013

Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert presents A Year of Jubilee: the 36th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert, with the New England Spiritual Ensemble and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble; hosted by Eric Jackson — Nov. 23, 2013

“Taking The Stand” with Alan Dershowitz, discussion moderated by Harvey Silverglate; presented by Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University — Nov. 7, 2013

Bread & Puppet Theater: The Shatterer of Worlds; presented in conjunction with The Center at West Park in NYC — Nov. 7-24, 2013

“Scholars Rescue” with Alemayehu Weldemariam and Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh; discussion moderated by Nir Eisikovits; presented by Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk — Oct. 24, 2013

“Spirits of Charlestown” with MaryLee Trettenero : presented by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library — Oct. 24, 2013

“Money & Power”: a debate with Hedrick Smith and Yaron Brook; discussion moderated by Rachael Cobb; presented by Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk — Oct. 10, 2013

HONK! Festival 2013: schedule now set– Oct. 10-13, 2013

Dwight Ritcher Trio in a two night throw down at the  Lizard Lounge, Sept. 19-20, 2013

“The Menino Legacy: Down To The Wire” with Lawrence S. DiCara, Joan Vennochi, Mary Anne Marsh and John Nucci; discussion moderated by Paul Grogan and introductions by James McCarthy; presented by Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk — Sept. 26, 2013

HONK! Festival 2013 – mark your calendars for the  8th annual fest of activist street bands — Oct. 11-14, 2013

Boston College hosts “Fifty Years Bread and Puppet: Cheap Art and Political Theater”: a symposium with performances — Sept. 14, 2013

Bread & Puppet Theater descends on the Cambridge Common — Sept. 1, 2013

David Maxwell‘s “Maximum Blues Piano” unplugged — Regattabar, Aug. 22, 2013

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