Monday, November 03, 2008

MON 11/3: Reading, "Barack" The Vote, Classical, African Music

Barack Obama/Uncle Sam
Tick-tock! If you're still wondering what tomorrow's ballot questions are about, this is the State of MA information, and here is The Phoenix's take (fixed).


MON 11/3

7pm to 9pm
Four Stories, Season Finale: "Saints and Sinners"
Feat: Robin Lippincott, Yael Goldstein Love, Joseph Olshan, Scott Pomfret
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

There one thing I can confidently tell you about tonight's reading: The couches at Enormous Room are very comfortable. I don't why I've never mentioned that before, but they're soft and comfy like sitting in a dark, North African den of literature. The full title of tonight's reading is: "Saints and Sinners: Stories of temptation, seduction, and redemption", so it shouldn't be as tedious as you might think...

You might remember writer Scott Pomfret from the news when the Catholic Church booted him from his lay duties at St Anthony's Shrine after his gay romance novel with religious subject matter, "Since My Last Confession", was released.

"Ask the best question, win a free drink!"

MON 11/3

"Barack The Vote"
Wide Iris, Rick Berlin, Pop County, The Bright Hours, What Time Is It Mr. Fox?, Sgt Maxwell, James Merenda & Vanessa Morris, Pariah Beat
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$3 / 18+

Most Mondays are acoustic night at TT's with three performers. Who knows how political it will get tonight, but the tremendous Rick Berlin has put together a pre-election benefit show where a bunch of artists will do about 15 minutes each. And it's a solid group of musicians. Proceeds from the door are going to Bono's charitable organization, One. (Presidential campaigns can't accept donations at this point.)

*** First 100 through the door get a free "Barack the Vote" customized button. ***

MON 11/3

First Monday
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)

The "First Monday" series resumes, and I think this is some of the best free classical music as top-notch musicians associated with NEC deliver first-class chamber performances.

A different "composer anniversary" will be commemorated each month this season. For instance, Giacomo Puccini was born 150 years ago. Tonight's program:

Puccini, Love Songs (arr. Brohn)
Puccini, Chrysanthemums
Stravinsky, Rite of Spring (arranged by the composer for two pianos, four hands)
Stravinsky, Three Pieces for String Quartet

MON 11/3

Ghana: A Music Landscape
at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston (Back Bay)
$10 / $5 seniors

Berklee's West African Drum and Dance Ensemble has a long-standing relationship with the music of Ghana where students travel there to study and leading musicians visit Boston to teach and perform. They'll barely scratch the surface of Ghanian music, but it'll be an authentic snapshot as the WADDE are joined by Bernard Woma, master of the gyil, and dancer Nani Agbeli.


Ed said...

Your link to the Phoenix is actually an article from 2002 about that election.

The only similarity is that question #1 was also about eliminating taxes back then, too.

rob v said...

D'oh! My copy-n-paste skills suck!