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Music

Area Briefs

Friday, July 25, 2014

Amherst SOLARIZE CELEBRATION: A celebration to recognize the town’s record-breaking sign-ups for Solarize Amherst will be held at Town Hall Tuesday. Residents can come to the Town Room between 6 and 8 p.m. for refreshments and drinks. The amount of contracted capacity is 1.2 megawatts spread over 174 systems to be installed by Northeast Solar of Hatfield. To RSVP, contact Stephanie Ciccarello via e-mail at cicarellos@amherstma.gov Hatfield BALLOTS READY: Absentee … 0

Headliners

Friday, July 25, 2014

United by religious faith... ...and a desire to minister to the community with their talents, Springfield’s Women of Faith Ensemble is a tight-knit group. “We laugh together, cry together, pray together and encourage each other in life as women of faith,” says Vanessa Ford, who founded the group 10 years ago. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from contemporary gospel to traditional praise and worship … 0

Tuned In: Big rock show Monday at 13th Floor Music Lounge and other musical events this week in the Valley

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monday night isn’t the typical time for a big rock show, but the 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence won’t let the work week get in the way of a good time. Four energetic acts — Free Pizza, (pictured), ZEBU!, Sam Gas Can and Secret Lover — will join forces at the second-floor … 0

Sold-out Green River Festival melds music, food, balloons

Sunday, July 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — From French-Chilean hip-hop at the far end of the lower field, uphill through hula-hoopers and ball players, past a string quartet to a field filled with umbrellas, beach blankets, and the blues, the Greenfield Community College … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: The music scene takes a note from summer, and sizzles

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It’s seriously summer, and the thermometer on the melting porch isn’t the only thing approaching triple digits — the concert calendar is as busy as it gets, with a dizzying number of shows happening, both indoor and outdoor. … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Buckley Chamber Players

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Formed in 2007, the Buckley Chamber Players consists of Five College music faculty members violinist Joel Pitchon (Smith College), cellist Volcy Pelletier (Smith College) and pianist Alissa Leiser (Amherst College), plus violist Ronald Carbone, first chair of the … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Maxwell Hughes at the Montague Bookmill and other gigs in the Valley

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two hands and a six-string acoustic guitar. Maxwell Hughes starts with those average implements and builds music that lives in the same neighborhood as creative greats like Michael Hedges, Kaki King and Tommy Emmanuel. Hughes uses alternate tunings … 0

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Justin Timberlake — Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $75, $125, $195. mohegansun.com Netsayi — Zimbabwean folk singer Sat., July 19, 8 p.m. Mass MoCA. $12, $16, $20. massmoca.org Sarah McLachlan — Sun., July 20, 8 p.m., … 0

Browne, Lynn to get Americana awards

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, conjunto musician Flaco Jimenez and blues musician Taj Mahal will receive lifetime achievement awards at The Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, in September. Browne, who … 0

tuned in Ken Maiuri on Valley music

Thursday, July 3, 2014

For jazz vocalist/pianist Karrin Allyson, the song’s the thing. She’s a four-time Grammy nominee, she sings in five languages, she spent 20 years on the same record label, she’s done a TED talk and performed with symphony orchestras. … 0

Clubland: Bulldog brings it with jazzy, neo-soul sound

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Maybe you loved jazzy soul-pop when it enriched the airwaves in the '70s. Or maybe you found your sonic sanctuary in the neo-soul movement — ’90s artists who combined that '70s melodic sophistication with the rhythmic language of … 0

The 6 most memorable moments from the BETs

Monday, June 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES — After nearly four hours of prizes, performances and the occasional bleeped expletive, the 2014 BET Awards came to a close. When it was all over, Pharrell Williams had two trophies, as did newcomer August Alsina, … 0

Angel Park Music Series in Williamsburg opens Thursday

Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer has arrived, and with it comes a host of craft shows, fairs, barbecues, concerts and outdoor activities throughout the Hilltowns. The Angel Park Music Series will kick of its fifth summer of live musical entertainment in Williamsburg on Thursday. Through Aug. 24, local musicians will perform at … 0