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April 2008 Events Calendar
Once presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company

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Through April 7

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents:
ONCE

SpeakEasy Stage Company
Calderwood Pavilion Theatre at the BCA
539 Tremont Street, Boston
617 933-8600 | speakeasystage.com | Buy Tix

An exceptional ensemble of actor/musicians bring to life this enchanting tale of an unexpected romance between a down-on-his-luck Dublin street musician and a lively, determined Czech immigrant. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is an unforgettable story that reminds us of the importance of going for our dreams, and the power of music to connect us all. (Approx. 2 hrs. 30 mins - 1 intermission).
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Discover Newport Rhode Island

April 1-31

Discover Newport:
Daffodil Days at Blithewold

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
daffodillion.com
blithewold.org
discovernewport.org

Celebrate spring at this beautiful thirty-three-acre estate on Narragansett Bay with a spectacular display of more than 50,000 daffodils. Billiant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring as the sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget winter as we look forward to summer fun.




Celtic Woman

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April 2

Celtic Woman: Ancient Land Tour

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI
7:00 p.m. | Purchase Tix Here

Celtic Woman is performing songs from their latest PBS TV Special and album, Ancient Land, released in November 2018.  The 18-track album includes original compositions, Irish traditional songs and reimagined workings of contemporary songs. The tour also introduces Celtic Woman’s newest member, Megan Walsh, who joins vocalists Mairéad Carlin and Éabha McMahon along with Tara McNeill on violin, accompanied by an orchestra and a full Irish band of drums and pipes, whistles, singers and dancers. You won't want to miss this new and breathtaking Ancient Land Tour coming to New England in early April.
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Celtic Woman

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April 3

Celtic Woman: Ancient Land Tour

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT
7:30 p.m. | Purchase Tix Here

Celtic Woman is performing songs from their latest PBS TV Special and album, Ancient Land, released in November 2018.  The 18-track album includes original compositions, Irish traditional songs and reimagined workings of contemporary songs. The tour also introduces Celtic Woman’s newest member, Megan Walsh, who joins vocalists Mairéad Carlin and Éabha McMahon along with Tara McNeill on violin, accompanied by an orchestra and a full Irish band of drums and pipes, whistles, singers and dancers. You won't want to miss this new and breathtaking Ancient Land Tour coming to New England in late March and early April.
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Il Divo Live in Boston

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April 4

IL DIVO: Timeless Tour

Orpheum Theatre
1 Hamilton Place, Boston
8:30 p.m. livenation.com | Purchase Tix Here

IL DIVO, one of the world’s most successful classical-pop cross-over groups, performs at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, April 4, as part of its North American “Timeless” tour. Comprised of German-born Spanish baritone Carlos Marín, French pop singer-songwriter Sébastien Izambard, classically trained tenors Swiss Urs Bühler and American David Miller, these sublime male singers have thrilled audiences around the world with their vocal power and range of songs, along with a breathtaking production that includes dancers and acrobats. This is a concert you won’t want to miss as it is their only stop in this area and the tour ends on April 6th in New York.
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JFK Library Forum

April 4

JFK Library Forum - American Moonshot:
John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00-7:30 pm | Free & Open to the Public
617 514-1643
jfklibrary.org | Register

Award-winning author and Rice University professor of history Douglas Brinkley discusses his new book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard professor of history Fredrik Logevall. This program is supported in part by Raytheon Company and Draper.




Max Cohen, 3 Ravens

April 6

BRT Presents:
3 Ravens

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | Reserve Tix: 401-725-9272
riverfolk.org

They joined forces in 2016 to create a show with New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen based on her poetry. Now Max Cohen (pictured), Lui Collins and Donna Hébert perform as 3 ravens. In addition to performing as a trio, they also look forward to more shows with the prolific author and poet. Yolen is equally enthusiastic: "There’s nothing more exciting for a poet than to hear her words in the mouths of musicians, winging into the ears of eager listeners. 3 ravens are magic and I am enchanted to be in their midst.”




Celtic Woman

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April 7

Celtic Woman: Ancient Land Tour

The Hanover Theatre For The Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA
3:00 p.m. | Purchase Tix Here

Celtic Woman is performing songs from their latest PBS TV Special and album, Ancient Land, released in November 2018.  The 18-track album includes original compositions, Irish traditional songs and reimagined workings of contemporary songs. The tour also introduces Celtic Woman’s newest member, Megan Walsh, who joins vocalists Mairéad Carlin and Éabha McMahon along with Tara McNeill on violin, accompanied by an orchestra and a full Irish band of drums and pipes, whistles, singers and dancers. You won't want to miss this new and breathtaking Ancient Land Tour coming to New England in late March and early April.
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Viet Thanh Nguyen

April 7

JFK Library
Pen/Hemingway Award Ceremony

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
2:00-3:30 pm | Free & Open to the Public
617 514-1643
jfklibrary.org | Register

Seán Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s grandson, presents the 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award at this ceremony. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen delivers the keynote address. The Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway’s personal papers. This program is co-presented with PEN America.




Douglie MacLean

April 8

BRT Presents:
Dougie MacLean

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:30 pm | Reserve by Phone: 401-725-9272
riverfolk.org

Dougie MacLean is Scotland's legendary singer-songwriter, storyteller and composer. Best known for his song 'Caledonia', and soundtrack music for 'Last of the Mohicans,’ MacLean has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.




April 10, 17, 24 + May 8, 15, 22

BRT Presents: Adult Beginner Irish Step Dancing Classes
With Kevin Doyle

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
6:30-7:30 pm | $90 per student for 6-week course
riverfolk.org | Pre-registration required: E-mail: russell@riverfolk.org

Explore some close-to-the-ground rhythms of beginner adults Irish step dance and learn some steps of the jigs and reels from Co. Roscommon. The class is designed to be low impact and lots of fun! Comfortable, loose clothing recommended. No special shoes required. Kevin is a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. A lifelong dancer and performer, Kevin was a U.S. Champion Irish step dancer in his early competitive years, and has been entertaining audiences ever since on A Celtic Sojourn & more!




Dougie MacLean plays Rockport

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April 11 9

Rockport Music Presents: Dougie MacLean

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | $39 - $55 | 8:00 pm
rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

Dougie MacLean's recording career spans almost 40 years from his early recordings with the Tannahill Weavers, to the many recordings on his own Dunkeld Records label. Originally famed for penning the song Caledonia, MacLean has built an international reputation as a songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer.  He has performed at festivals and concerts all over the world and received the prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE!
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Robert Caro

April 11

JFK Library Forum
Robert Caro: Writing History

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00-7:30 pm | Free & Open to the Public
617 514-1643
jfklibrary.org | Register

Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Robert Caro discusses his new book, Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, detailing his experiences researching and writing books on President Lyndon B. Johnson and Robert Moses.




Eileen Ivers

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April 13 9

Rockport Music Presents:
Eileen Ivers

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | $29 - $46 | 8:00 pm
rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. She’s been called a “sensation” by Billboard magazine and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times. “She electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing” says The Irish Times. Ivers’ recording credits include over 100 contemporary and traditional albums and numerous movie scores. Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul mixes African and Latin percussion and bass, Irish instrumentalists, and American soulful vocals. Check out what's sure to be another virtuoso performance in Rockport.
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Joshua Tree

April 13

ICCNE Presents:
Joshua Tree in Concert

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
8:00 pm | $15 advance, $20 at the door
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Considered the best U2 cover band in New England, Joshua Tree rocks the ICC as they play in the Marquee Tent for an unforgettable night of music. Bar & restaurant opens: 5:00 p.m. Concert: 8:00 p.m. Book your tix early for this very popular concert as Joshua Tree returns to the ICC.




Atwater Donnelly Trio

April 13

BRT Presents:
The Atwater-Donnelly Trio

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | Reserve by Phone: 401-725-9272
riverfolk.org

A truly exciting development in the Atwater~Donnelly duo history is the Atwater~Donnelly Trio. The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Joining Aubrey (pictured) and Elwood is Cathy Clasper-Torch, a remarkable fiddler, cellist and vocalist who blends beautifully with the duo to create a perfect trio.




One Boston Day

April 15

One Boston Day

City of Boston and Beyond
onebostonday.org

Mayor Walsh announced that One Boston Day – held annually on April 15th to commemorate the Boston Marathon bombings – will become a permanent fixture of the City of Boston. "April 15 is a date that has come to stand for our city's deepest values, and we continue to be amazed by the spirit of the day, in the city, and around the world," Walsh said. "I am proud to sign this proclamation so that every April 15 we are inspired to come together to honor the bravery, the resolve and the unity of the city by reaching out, helping those in need, committing random acts of kindness."




JFK Library Celebrate!

April 16

JFK Library Celebrate!
David Zucker: Poetry in Motion

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30 - 11:30 am | Free | Children Ages 5 and Up
617 514-1643 | jfklibrary.org

Poetry comes to life in this masterful performance of acting, mime, vocal gymnastics, humor, audience participation, and a trunk full of costumes, puppets, and props. Check out David Zucket's Poetry in Motion at the JFK Library. Reservations are required for all visitors to this free program. 




Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

April 16

JFK Library Forum - A Conversation With His Excellency
Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00-7:30 pm | Free & Open to the Public
617 514-1643
jfklibrary.org | Register

His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, former President of Colombia, Nobel laureate, and Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, discusses key global issues and reflects on his distinguished career with Professor Ricardo Hausmann, director of Harvard's Center for International Development and former Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank. 




Duke Robillard's Rhythm Maniacs

April 20

BRT Presents: Sunny Crownover with Duke Robillard's Rhythm Maniacs featuring Billy Novick

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $18 or $20 at the door
Reserve Tix: 401-725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Featuring Duke Robillard, pictured, (guitar, vocals) joined by his band: Bruce Bears (piano), Brad Hallen (bass), Mark Teixeira (drums), Sunny Crownover (singing and swinging) and Billy Novick (alto sax, clarinet and jazz penny whistle). The material is '20s and '30s tunes, blues, and a few vintage Latin tunes for good measure. Duke Robillard's resume is decorated with Grammy nominations, Handy Awards and Blues Music Awards, and other honors for his artistry, recordings and productions within the U.S. and internationally.




Kevin Burke

April 27

BRT Presents:
Kevin Burke

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | Reserve by Phone: 401-725-9272
riverfolk.org

Kevin Burke's name is synonymous with four decades of growth in world-wide interest in Irish traditional music. From his early days recording with Arlo Guthrie, through his time with the Bothy Band, and onto Nightnoise, Patrick Street, Open House, Fiddle Festival, he has stood as the gold standard. Here is your chance to catch him live at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI.




Chick Corea and Bela Fleck

April 28

The Cabot Presents:
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck Duet

The Cabot
286 Cabot Street, Beverly
8:00 p.m. | $69.50 - $99.50
thecabot.org | Buy Tix

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians and band leaders, meet in an historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet combine Corea and Fleck’s most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment and their extraordinary live set Two(originally released in 2015 and available now on vinyl). With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds.





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