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  • Fairfield’s Rockin’Top Ten

    Thursday,Jan 16 to Friday,Apr 18

    Fairfield’s Rockin’Top Ten
    January 16 – April 28, 2014

    Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten celebrates 10 musicians who have helped create our region’s musical legacy, including Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, The Remains, Leonard Bernstein, David Brubeck, Jose Feliciano, Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth, Richard Rodgers, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, Keith Richards, and Donna Summer.
    The exhibit will open January 16th (6-8PM) with a reception and roundtable discussion hosted by some of the region’s most talented performers, including: Chris Frantz, drummer for the Talking Heads, and Tom Tom Club, guitarist and Latin Pop icon Jose Feliciano, funk/disco legend, and producer Nile Rodgers, among others.
    Throughout the exhibition, explore the history of this region’s rich musical heritage through lectures, performances, and events presented with our community partner Fairfield Theatre Company.

    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824
    Tel: 203-259-1598
    Fax: 203-255-2716
    Open Daily 10AM – 4PM
    www.fairfieldhistory.org

  • BENEFIT- “Give Back to Tony Rice”

    Saturday,Apr 19

    benefit concert
    Saturday, 7PM
    Unitarian Society Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT.

    This concert is to raise money for legendary bluegrass guitarist
    and singer Tony Rice. Featuring Rob Ickes, Josh Williams,
    Tony Trischka, Chris Eldridge, Luke Bulla, Tim Stafford,
    Jesse Brock, Cody Kilby, Dominick Leslie, and Sam Grisman.

    Rice lost his voice years ago to a condition called muscle tension
    dysphonia, but he kept performing, focusing on his guitar playing.
    Now, due to a crippling condition called Lateral Epicondylitis —
    an inflammation more commonly known as tennis elbow —
    the legend has been unable to perform.

    Tickets- $50 and $65

    www.guitartownct.com

  • Long Island Sound Citizens Summit

    Iona College, New Rochelle, NY Friday,Apr 25 at 9am-3:30pm

    23rd Annual

    “Sound Discoveries: Celebrating Long Island Sound’s Past & Charting
    its Future On the 400th Anniversary of Adriaen Block’s Voyages of Discovery”

    John Cronin is this years keynote speaker. As Time Magazine’s
    “Hero for the Planet,” John gained international attention as the
    Hudson Riverkeeper, has worked as a lobbyist, writer and filmaker
    and currently teaches as a senior fellow for environmental affairs at
    Pace Academy and is active in water policy reform.

    The conference is loaded with experts from the scientific, cultural
    and community fields. It will feature Long Island Sound advocates,
    agencies and particpation from the public to discuss the Long Island Sound’s
    past, present and future.   The objective is to prioritize goals and strategies
    for the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (“CCMP”).

    Iona College, Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
    715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

    Conference Link

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  • WPKN Bluegrass & Roots Benefit

    Thursday,May 1

    (3rd Annual)

    Music by

    Lisa Furman & Friends; Good Night Blue Moon; Five in the Chamber

    Thursday, May 1st, 8 pm (doors at 7 pm)
    Acoustic Cafe – Bridgeport

    $15 at the door

    The Acoustic Cafe, 2926 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport.
    For more information on this event and others at the Acoustic Cafe,

    www.acousticafe.com or 203-335-3655.