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  • 10th annual AIFF Poster Contest

    Presented by Arlington International Film Festival, Arlington Center for the Arts , Arlington

    The selected poster becomes the face of the Festival for the current year, appearing on posters, postcards, banners, program books, lanyards, covers of news media, electronic ads, bulletin boards around

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AHS Gilbert & Sullivan Club Presents The Who's Tommy

04-05-2020

Presented by Arlington High School Performing Arts at Arlington High School, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 05 @ 2:00 pm

The Arlington High School Gilbert & Sullivan Club Presents

THE WHO'S TOMMY

Book by Des McAnuff and ​Pete Townshend
​Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
​Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and ​Keith Moon

Friday, April 3 at...

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The Arlington High School Gilbert & Sullivan Club Presents

THE WHO'S TOMMY

Book by Des McAnuff and ​Pete Townshend
​Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
​Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and ​Keith Moon

Friday, April 3 at 7:30
Saturday, April 4 at 7:30
Sunday, April 5 at 2:00

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

THE WHO’S TOMMY
is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Tags:   Music Musicals Pop / Rock TheatreStage

Virtual 5 O'Clock Stories

04-07-2020

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 07 @ 5:00 pm

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

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"Creativity in the face of Climate Crisis" with True Story Theater

04-11-2020

Presented by True Story Theater at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm

Creativity in the face of Climate Crisis

Saturday, April 11, 7:30 pm

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy St, Arlington, 3rd fl
(Accessible entry on Maple St. Then take the elevator to 3rd floor)

Necessity is the mother of invention....

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Creativity in the face of Climate Crisis

Saturday, April 11, 7:30 pm

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy St, Arlington, 3rd fl
(Accessible entry on Maple St. Then take the elevator to 3rd floor)

Necessity is the mother of invention. Let’s explore creative ways to engage in climate activism.

This event is part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foley Hoag Foundation.

Get discounted general admission tickets at https://truestorytheater.bpt.me
Tickets available at the door: $20-general, $30-Supporter, $5+ -pay-what-you-can

 

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Virtual 5 O'Clock Stories

04-14-2020

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

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Virtual 5 O'Clock Stories

04-21-2020

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

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Virtual 5 O'Clock Stories

05-05-2020

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm Tue, May 05 @ 5:00 pm

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

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Film Screening: More Than A Word

04-28-2020

Presented by Arlington International Film Festival at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm

MORE THAN A WORD by filmmakers John Little and Kenn Little

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A86QFzzp7s8

Synopsis: More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both...

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MORE THAN A WORD by filmmakers John Little and Kenn Little

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A86QFzzp7s8

Synopsis: More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.

Tuesday, April 28, 7 pm at the Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street - Arlington

Winchester Network for Social Justice Fundraiser 

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Tags:   Art Festivals Film History / Heritage Kids MusicCulture

Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe

05-01-2020

Presented by Jam'n Java Open Mic Org. at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 01 @ 6:30 pm

The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All...

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The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All are welcome. Admission is free. Performer sign up starts at 6:00 pm

On a typical evening, a dozen or more acts perform one or two songs each. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Open mic performers include individuals of all ages and musical styles as well as aspiring local artists. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Friday, May 1 featured performer is- Marylou Ferrante, a multi-instrumentalist who sings and performs Country Blues, Americana, Folk, and old time music. She is known for her powerful vocals, masterful guitar playing, and entertaining stories.

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Tags:   Folk / World Free-Events Jazz / BluesMusic

Dharma Film Series: Faces Places

05-02-2020

Presented by The Arlington Center at The Arlington Center, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 02 @ 7:00 pm

Agnes Varda, one of France’s most revered filmmakers, and JR, muralist and professional photographer, take a journey through rural France together, photographing and talking with people as they travel the country. This unassuming masterpiece is...

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Agnes Varda, one of France’s most revered filmmakers, and JR, muralist and professional photographer, take a journey through rural France together, photographing and talking with people as they travel the country. This unassuming masterpiece is a film unlike any other, both introspective and retrospective—a meditation on change and the passage of time that leaves the viewer grateful and inspired by an unlikely friendship and the fruits of its collaboration

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Playback Theatre Class with True Story Theater

05-07-2020

Presented by True Story Theater at True Story Private Studio, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 07 @ 7:00 pm

Sign-up for SPRING PLAYBACK THEATRE CLASS Series in Arlington MA

Thursday May 7th from 7-9 pm  is our last of 6 classes for this series.

Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or are experienced in Playback forms, these...

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Sign-up for SPRING PLAYBACK THEATRE CLASS Series in Arlington MA

Thursday May 7th from 7-9 pm  is our last of 6 classes for this series.

Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or are experienced in Playback forms, these classes will be a fun and delightful way to connect with others, listen more skillfully, develop spontaneity, and experience playback in an intimate, honest, and safe environment.

Attend any number of classes on any of the dates, just let us know in the registration form when you can join us.

A single class is $20. $15 per class if you sign up for two or more classes.

To learn more and REGISTER click here: https://truestorytheater.com/shows-classes/classes-register/

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2020 A-Town Teen Video Festival

05-19-2020

Presented by Arlington Community Media Inc. at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 19 @ 7:00 pm

ATown Teen Film Festival is Arlington area’s only homegrown festival for teen videographers. Last year’s contestants came from Arlington, Lexington, Cambridge, Somerville, and Lowell, and we expect even broader participation this year. Cash...

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ATown Teen Film Festival is Arlington area’s only homegrown festival for teen videographers. Last year’s contestants came from Arlington, Lexington, Cambridge, Somerville, and Lowell, and we expect even broader participation this year. Cash prizes up to $500 will be awarded in a number of categories, and in addition to being shown on the Regent’s big screen, the films will be showcased on ACMi’s channels for weeks thereafter.

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Tags:   Culture Festivals FilmArt

IN YOUR DREAMS - Stevie Nicks Documentary Movie

05-20-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 20 @ 7:30 pm

Decadent rock star, ’70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove—the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and feather-and-lace style. In 2010 Nicks embarked on the...

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Decadent rock star, ’70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove—the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and feather-and-lace style. In 2010 Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart and diva Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process. Shifting dynamically among video formats, painstaking recording sessions and revealing interviews, this magic-tinged musical journey is a loving and tuneful portrait of the eternally bewitching Gold Dust Woman.

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10th Annual—MOAR Laughs Comedy Fundraiser

05-24-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets and List of Participating Comedies Coming Soon!

Featuring Jack Lynch as Emcee!

Proceeds benefit the Mass. Org. for Addiction Recovery.

Tickets and List of Participating Comedies Coming Soon!

Featuring Jack Lynch as Emcee!

Proceeds benefit the Mass. Org. for Addiction Recovery.

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“Dosed” - Film Premiere Event (with a Post-Screening Panel Discussion)

05-26-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 26 @ 7:30 pm

After many years of prescription medications that failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers attempt to overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga....

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After many years of prescription medications that failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers attempt to overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga. Adrianne’s first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing where plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction.

DOSED is a feature documentary about psychedelics - the most important drugs in the world right now for helping people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. It focuses on Adrianne’s healing journey with magic mushrooms as well as a drug called ‘iboga’, which is the only known substance on earth that can break a person’s physical addiction to opioids like heroin. DOSED presents these solutions in a way the average person can relate to - by capturing Adrianne’s remarkable and very personal journey on film. Watching DOSED allows you to see that psychedelic drugs like magic mushrooms and iboga can improve the lives of millions who suffer needlessly, and potentially bring an end to the opioid crisis.  -Tyler Chandler, Director

Post-Screening Discussion with:
Rick Doblin, PhD - founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (M.A.P.S.)
David Bronner - CEO of Dr Bronner’s Magic Soaps, and drug policy reform activist.
Rachael Peterson - former patient, Johns Hopkins clinical trials using psilocybin to treat depression.
Dick Simon - co-founder, Peace Action Network (PAN) of YPO & Boston Psychedelics Research Group.

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Sugar Mountain—Celebrating the Genius of Neil Young

05-29-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 29 @ 8:00 pm

Sugar Mountain brings together an ensemble of veteran musicians from the New Jersey music scene who faithfully replicate the songs of one of our era’s most prolific and beloved singer/songwriters, Neil Young.

Neil Young’s career spans an...

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Sugar Mountain brings together an ensemble of veteran musicians from the New Jersey music scene who faithfully replicate the songs of one of our era’s most prolific and beloved singer/songwriters, Neil Young.

Neil Young’s career spans an amazing five plus decades, from the seminal country rock sounds of Buffalo Springfield and super group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to garage band Crazy Horse and countless genre bending solo releases, spanning everything from folk, country, electronic and hard rock to rockabilly.

Sugar Mountain brings to life the Neil Young concert experience, covering all of the best known songs, hits and deep cuts that are sure to thrill all, from the most ardent of fans to the casual Neil listener.

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Arlen Roth Band & Duke Robillard Band — Double Bill

05-30-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 30 @ 8:00 pm

About Arlen Roth:
This guitar legend is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time, Arlen has toured the world with countless acts and recording with them as well. This includes artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan,...

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About Arlen Roth:
This guitar legend is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time, Arlen has toured the world with countless acts and recording with them as well. This includes artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Levon Helm, Ry Cooder, John Sebastian, Janis Ian, Eric Andersen, The Bee Gees and so many more. His teaching and creation of Hot Licks Video pioneered music and guitar education all over the world, and his videos have sold in excess of 2.5 million copies. His current online lessons and blogs for Gibson.com have over 1 million followers! Arlen was also the man behind the legendary Blues film, Crossroads, creating the guitar parts, directing the guitar scenes, and working alongside Ry Cooder and Ralph Macchio for seven months in Mississippi and in L.A. He was voted in the Top 50 Acoustic Guitarists of All-Time by Gibson.com, and in the Top 100 Most Influential Guitarists of All-Time by Vintage Guitar Magazine. He has 8 best-selling books to his credit, and his book Hot Guitar, is a compilation of 10 years of his wildly popular column for Guitar Player Magazine of the same name. From 2007 to 2012, Arlen was also the creator of over 1000 online lessons and blogs for Gibson Guitars.

About Duke Robillard:
Born Michael John Robillard on October 4, 1948, in Woonsocket, R.I., Duke has carved out one of blues’ most illustrious legacies, while also trodding some lofty related territories as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader, studio sideman, producer, label operator and educator. After showing an early affinity for music and guitar, he founded Roomful Of Blues with pianist Al Copley in Westerly, R.I., in 1967. By adding horns, Roomful announced itself emphatically as the prototypical jump blues band, and became a New England legend and a fixture beyond, as did Duke himself. His unsurpassed mastery of the guitar style of T-Bone Walker (later crystallized memorably in his 2004 release “Blue Mood”) was deservedly heralded, but his breadth was also head-turning - from swing, standards and ballads to rockers, gutbucket Chicago blues and rockabilly.

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Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe

06-05-2020

Presented by Jam'n Java Open Mic Org. at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 05 @ 6:30 pm

The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All...

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The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All are welcome. Admission is free. Performer sign up starts at 6:00 pm

On a typical evening, a dozen or more acts perform one or two songs each. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Open mic performers include individuals of all ages and musical styles as well as aspiring local artists. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Friday, June 5th featured act is Tom Hanlon & Leslie Bryant. Tom is well respected for his seamless songwriting and intricate guitar work. His mature songwriting, comes straight from the heart. He is accompanied by Leslie on flute, vocal, and harmonica.

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Tags:   Folk / World Free-Events Jazz / BluesMusic

11th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival

06-10-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm

The Festival’s mission is to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel.  The Festival will increase awareness and...

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The Festival’s mission is to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel.  The Festival will increase awareness and appreciation for bicycle travel by showcasing independent films that depict the adventure, humor, and growth inherent in two-wheeled journeys.  We seek films that portray a broad range of experiences – destinations ranging from small African villages to a campground 30 miles from home; solo travel or a family reunion on bicycles; an organized tour from inn to inn or a shoestring jaunt with tent and sleeping bag. There is truly something for everyone at this year’s festival, and you don’t need to be a cyclist to enjoy these tales of adventure!  Our nine (9) short films for 2020 travel from Africa to Alaska and everywhere in between.

Includes a 6:00 PM Social Hour featuring the cookie showcase – all the best from your favorite local bakeries! Plus enjoy live music from local favorites, Slow Boat Home!

All proceeds go to the Adventure Cycling Association.

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“Italian Bred” - The Hit Theatrical Comedy

06-13-2020

Presented by Italian Bred at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm

Within this 85 minute theatrical comedy and having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmother ever uttered, Candice Guardino slips in and out of her family impersonations as she cooks up a full meal of growing up NY Style....

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Within this 85 minute theatrical comedy and having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmother ever uttered, Candice Guardino slips in and out of her family impersonations as she cooks up a full meal of growing up NY Style. Italian Bred also features virtual cameos from Vic DiBitetto, Steve Schirripa (Sopranos), Mario Cantone (Sex And The City) and more! This Hit Theatrical Comedy is fresh off Sold-Out in NJ, LA, NY, FL and Chicago. A show for the whole family that is not to be missed!

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Tags:   Culture StageComedy / Variety

Folsom ‘68: A Johnny Cash Tribute

06-19-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm

The show is made for those who enjoy authenticity and features songs that span his epic career from 1954 through 1972. It also features many songs from Cash’s seminal live prison albums Folsom Prison (1968) and San Quentin (1969), what we like...

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The show is made for those who enjoy authenticity and features songs that span his epic career from 1954 through 1972. It also features many songs from Cash’s seminal live prison albums Folsom Prison (1968) and San Quentin (1969), what we like to refer to as the greatest concerts in which you couldn’t buy a ticket.
They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be more accurate for this one-of-a-kind Johnny Cash tribute band. Composed of a group of Cash-inspired musicians and skillful performers, the artists behind “Folsom ’68: A Johnny Cash tribute” have earned their reputation as a talented band. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style.
Folsom ’68 also has the distinct honor of working with Johnny Cash’s original and only drummer, W.S. “Fluke” Holland!

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Tags:   Jazz / Blues Pop / Rock StageMusic

Johnny A. “Just Me… And My Guitars”

06-20-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

To quote the London Free Press:
(Johnny A. is…) “a musician who resists easy categorization and that’s always cool by us.”

And as JAZZIZ Magazine so perfectly stated:
“Johnny A. has eclectic musical vision and the skills to realize...

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To quote the London Free Press:
(Johnny A. is…) “a musician who resists easy categorization and that’s always cool by us.”

And as JAZZIZ Magazine so perfectly stated:
“Johnny A. has eclectic musical vision and the skills to realize it… A.’s music is both accessible and sophisticated.”

Never content with complacency, and always up for a challenge, Johnny again takes an adventurous musical left turn to present his distinct, instrumental guitar approach for the very first time in a completely “solo” intimate atmosphere. With strong emphasis on melody and arrangements from the British songbook of the 60s, he will be bringing his fluid guitar style to select venues all across the United States for 2018.

The evening promises to be a very special “living room experience” with some of Johnny’s favorite songs and stories all of which have molded him into the musician and person he is today. It’s no wonder that Gibson and Epiphone guitars have honored him with not one but three signature model guitars designed to his specifications.

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AHS Gilbert & Sullivan Club Presents The Who's Tommy

04-05-2020

Presented by Arlington High School Performing Arts at Arlington High School, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 05 @ 2:00 pm

The Arlington High School Gilbert & Sullivan Club Presents

THE WHO'S TOMMY

Book by Des McAnuff and ​Pete Townshend
​Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
​Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and ​Keith Moon

Friday, April 3 at...

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The Arlington High School Gilbert & Sullivan Club Presents

THE WHO'S TOMMY

Book by Des McAnuff and ​Pete Townshend
​Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
​Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and ​Keith Moon

Friday, April 3 at 7:30
Saturday, April 4 at 7:30
Sunday, April 5 at 2:00

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

THE WHO’S TOMMY
is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Tags:   Music Musicals Pop / Rock TheatreStage

Virtual 5 O'Clock Stories

04-07-2020

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 07 @ 5:00 pm

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

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"Creativity in the face of Climate Crisis" with True Story Theater

04-11-2020

Presented by True Story Theater at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm

Creativity in the face of Climate Crisis

Saturday, April 11, 7:30 pm

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy St, Arlington, 3rd fl
(Accessible entry on Maple St. Then take the elevator to 3rd floor)

Necessity is the mother of invention....

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Creativity in the face of Climate Crisis

Saturday, April 11, 7:30 pm

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy St, Arlington, 3rd fl
(Accessible entry on Maple St. Then take the elevator to 3rd floor)

Necessity is the mother of invention. Let’s explore creative ways to engage in climate activism.

This event is part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foley Hoag Foundation.

Get discounted general admission tickets at https://truestorytheater.bpt.me
Tickets available at the door: $20-general, $30-Supporter, $5+ -pay-what-you-can

 

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Virtual 5 O'Clock Stories

04-14-2020

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

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Virtual 5 O'Clock Stories

04-21-2020

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

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Virtual 5 O'Clock Stories

05-05-2020

Presented by Robbins Library at Robbins Library, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm Tue, May 05 @ 5:00 pm

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

Need something for your kids to do during that 5:00 witching hour? Join Robbins and Fox Librarians for some fabulous stories and songs. This event will be available on Facebook Live at @RobbinsLibraryArlMA

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Film Screening: More Than A Word

04-28-2020

Presented by Arlington International Film Festival at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm

MORE THAN A WORD by filmmakers John Little and Kenn Little

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A86QFzzp7s8

Synopsis: More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both...

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MORE THAN A WORD by filmmakers John Little and Kenn Little

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A86QFzzp7s8

Synopsis: More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.

Tuesday, April 28, 7 pm at the Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street - Arlington

Winchester Network for Social Justice Fundraiser 

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Tags:   Art Festivals Film History / Heritage Kids MusicCulture

Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe

05-01-2020

Presented by Jam'n Java Open Mic Org. at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 01 @ 6:30 pm

The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All...

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The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All are welcome. Admission is free. Performer sign up starts at 6:00 pm

On a typical evening, a dozen or more acts perform one or two songs each. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Open mic performers include individuals of all ages and musical styles as well as aspiring local artists. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Friday, May 1 featured performer is- Marylou Ferrante, a multi-instrumentalist who sings and performs Country Blues, Americana, Folk, and old time music. She is known for her powerful vocals, masterful guitar playing, and entertaining stories.

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Dharma Film Series: Faces Places

05-02-2020

Presented by The Arlington Center at The Arlington Center, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 02 @ 7:00 pm

Agnes Varda, one of France’s most revered filmmakers, and JR, muralist and professional photographer, take a journey through rural France together, photographing and talking with people as they travel the country. This unassuming masterpiece is...

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Agnes Varda, one of France’s most revered filmmakers, and JR, muralist and professional photographer, take a journey through rural France together, photographing and talking with people as they travel the country. This unassuming masterpiece is a film unlike any other, both introspective and retrospective—a meditation on change and the passage of time that leaves the viewer grateful and inspired by an unlikely friendship and the fruits of its collaboration

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Playback Theatre Class with True Story Theater

05-07-2020

Presented by True Story Theater at True Story Private Studio, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 07 @ 7:00 pm

Sign-up for SPRING PLAYBACK THEATRE CLASS Series in Arlington MA

Thursday May 7th from 7-9 pm  is our last of 6 classes for this series.

Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or are experienced in Playback forms, these...

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Sign-up for SPRING PLAYBACK THEATRE CLASS Series in Arlington MA

Thursday May 7th from 7-9 pm  is our last of 6 classes for this series.

Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or are experienced in Playback forms, these classes will be a fun and delightful way to connect with others, listen more skillfully, develop spontaneity, and experience playback in an intimate, honest, and safe environment.

Attend any number of classes on any of the dates, just let us know in the registration form when you can join us.

A single class is $20. $15 per class if you sign up for two or more classes.

To learn more and REGISTER click here: https://truestorytheater.com/shows-classes/classes-register/

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2020 A-Town Teen Video Festival

05-19-2020

Presented by Arlington Community Media Inc. at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 19 @ 7:00 pm

ATown Teen Film Festival is Arlington area’s only homegrown festival for teen videographers. Last year’s contestants came from Arlington, Lexington, Cambridge, Somerville, and Lowell, and we expect even broader participation this year. Cash...

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ATown Teen Film Festival is Arlington area’s only homegrown festival for teen videographers. Last year’s contestants came from Arlington, Lexington, Cambridge, Somerville, and Lowell, and we expect even broader participation this year. Cash prizes up to $500 will be awarded in a number of categories, and in addition to being shown on the Regent’s big screen, the films will be showcased on ACMi’s channels for weeks thereafter.

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IN YOUR DREAMS - Stevie Nicks Documentary Movie

05-20-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 20 @ 7:30 pm

Decadent rock star, ’70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove—the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and feather-and-lace style. In 2010 Nicks embarked on the...

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Decadent rock star, ’70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove—the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and feather-and-lace style. In 2010 Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart and diva Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process. Shifting dynamically among video formats, painstaking recording sessions and revealing interviews, this magic-tinged musical journey is a loving and tuneful portrait of the eternally bewitching Gold Dust Woman.

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10th Annual—MOAR Laughs Comedy Fundraiser

05-24-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets and List of Participating Comedies Coming Soon!

Featuring Jack Lynch as Emcee!

Proceeds benefit the Mass. Org. for Addiction Recovery.

Tickets and List of Participating Comedies Coming Soon!

Featuring Jack Lynch as Emcee!

Proceeds benefit the Mass. Org. for Addiction Recovery.

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“Dosed” - Film Premiere Event (with a Post-Screening Panel Discussion)

05-26-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 26 @ 7:30 pm

After many years of prescription medications that failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers attempt to overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga....

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After many years of prescription medications that failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers attempt to overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga. Adrianne’s first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing where plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction.

DOSED is a feature documentary about psychedelics - the most important drugs in the world right now for helping people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. It focuses on Adrianne’s healing journey with magic mushrooms as well as a drug called ‘iboga’, which is the only known substance on earth that can break a person’s physical addiction to opioids like heroin. DOSED presents these solutions in a way the average person can relate to - by capturing Adrianne’s remarkable and very personal journey on film. Watching DOSED allows you to see that psychedelic drugs like magic mushrooms and iboga can improve the lives of millions who suffer needlessly, and potentially bring an end to the opioid crisis.  -Tyler Chandler, Director

Post-Screening Discussion with:
Rick Doblin, PhD - founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (M.A.P.S.)
David Bronner - CEO of Dr Bronner’s Magic Soaps, and drug policy reform activist.
Rachael Peterson - former patient, Johns Hopkins clinical trials using psilocybin to treat depression.
Dick Simon - co-founder, Peace Action Network (PAN) of YPO & Boston Psychedelics Research Group.

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Sugar Mountain—Celebrating the Genius of Neil Young

05-29-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 29 @ 8:00 pm

Sugar Mountain brings together an ensemble of veteran musicians from the New Jersey music scene who faithfully replicate the songs of one of our era’s most prolific and beloved singer/songwriters, Neil Young.

Neil Young’s career spans an...

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Sugar Mountain brings together an ensemble of veteran musicians from the New Jersey music scene who faithfully replicate the songs of one of our era’s most prolific and beloved singer/songwriters, Neil Young.

Neil Young’s career spans an amazing five plus decades, from the seminal country rock sounds of Buffalo Springfield and super group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to garage band Crazy Horse and countless genre bending solo releases, spanning everything from folk, country, electronic and hard rock to rockabilly.

Sugar Mountain brings to life the Neil Young concert experience, covering all of the best known songs, hits and deep cuts that are sure to thrill all, from the most ardent of fans to the casual Neil listener.

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Arlen Roth Band & Duke Robillard Band — Double Bill

05-30-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 30 @ 8:00 pm

About Arlen Roth:
This guitar legend is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time, Arlen has toured the world with countless acts and recording with them as well. This includes artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan,...

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About Arlen Roth:
This guitar legend is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time, Arlen has toured the world with countless acts and recording with them as well. This includes artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Levon Helm, Ry Cooder, John Sebastian, Janis Ian, Eric Andersen, The Bee Gees and so many more. His teaching and creation of Hot Licks Video pioneered music and guitar education all over the world, and his videos have sold in excess of 2.5 million copies. His current online lessons and blogs for Gibson.com have over 1 million followers! Arlen was also the man behind the legendary Blues film, Crossroads, creating the guitar parts, directing the guitar scenes, and working alongside Ry Cooder and Ralph Macchio for seven months in Mississippi and in L.A. He was voted in the Top 50 Acoustic Guitarists of All-Time by Gibson.com, and in the Top 100 Most Influential Guitarists of All-Time by Vintage Guitar Magazine. He has 8 best-selling books to his credit, and his book Hot Guitar, is a compilation of 10 years of his wildly popular column for Guitar Player Magazine of the same name. From 2007 to 2012, Arlen was also the creator of over 1000 online lessons and blogs for Gibson Guitars.

About Duke Robillard:
Born Michael John Robillard on October 4, 1948, in Woonsocket, R.I., Duke has carved out one of blues’ most illustrious legacies, while also trodding some lofty related territories as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader, studio sideman, producer, label operator and educator. After showing an early affinity for music and guitar, he founded Roomful Of Blues with pianist Al Copley in Westerly, R.I., in 1967. By adding horns, Roomful announced itself emphatically as the prototypical jump blues band, and became a New England legend and a fixture beyond, as did Duke himself. His unsurpassed mastery of the guitar style of T-Bone Walker (later crystallized memorably in his 2004 release “Blue Mood”) was deservedly heralded, but his breadth was also head-turning - from swing, standards and ballads to rockers, gutbucket Chicago blues and rockabilly.

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Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe

06-05-2020

Presented by Jam'n Java Open Mic Org. at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 05 @ 6:30 pm

The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All...

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The Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café takes place on the First Friday of every month 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (Arlington Center)

Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All are welcome. Admission is free. Performer sign up starts at 6:00 pm

On a typical evening, a dozen or more acts perform one or two songs each. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Open mic performers include individuals of all ages and musical styles as well as aspiring local artists. Midway through the evening a featured act performs a 30-minute set.

Friday, June 5th featured act is Tom Hanlon & Leslie Bryant. Tom is well respected for his seamless songwriting and intricate guitar work. His mature songwriting, comes straight from the heart. He is accompanied by Leslie on flute, vocal, and harmonica.

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11th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival

06-10-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm

The Festival’s mission is to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel.  The Festival will increase awareness and...

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The Festival’s mission is to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel.  The Festival will increase awareness and appreciation for bicycle travel by showcasing independent films that depict the adventure, humor, and growth inherent in two-wheeled journeys.  We seek films that portray a broad range of experiences – destinations ranging from small African villages to a campground 30 miles from home; solo travel or a family reunion on bicycles; an organized tour from inn to inn or a shoestring jaunt with tent and sleeping bag. There is truly something for everyone at this year’s festival, and you don’t need to be a cyclist to enjoy these tales of adventure!  Our nine (9) short films for 2020 travel from Africa to Alaska and everywhere in between.

Includes a 6:00 PM Social Hour featuring the cookie showcase – all the best from your favorite local bakeries! Plus enjoy live music from local favorites, Slow Boat Home!

All proceeds go to the Adventure Cycling Association.

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“Italian Bred” - The Hit Theatrical Comedy

06-13-2020

Presented by Italian Bred at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm

Within this 85 minute theatrical comedy and having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmother ever uttered, Candice Guardino slips in and out of her family impersonations as she cooks up a full meal of growing up NY Style....

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Within this 85 minute theatrical comedy and having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmother ever uttered, Candice Guardino slips in and out of her family impersonations as she cooks up a full meal of growing up NY Style. Italian Bred also features virtual cameos from Vic DiBitetto, Steve Schirripa (Sopranos), Mario Cantone (Sex And The City) and more! This Hit Theatrical Comedy is fresh off Sold-Out in NJ, LA, NY, FL and Chicago. A show for the whole family that is not to be missed!

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Folsom ‘68: A Johnny Cash Tribute

06-19-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm

The show is made for those who enjoy authenticity and features songs that span his epic career from 1954 through 1972. It also features many songs from Cash’s seminal live prison albums Folsom Prison (1968) and San Quentin (1969), what we like...

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The show is made for those who enjoy authenticity and features songs that span his epic career from 1954 through 1972. It also features many songs from Cash’s seminal live prison albums Folsom Prison (1968) and San Quentin (1969), what we like to refer to as the greatest concerts in which you couldn’t buy a ticket.
They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be more accurate for this one-of-a-kind Johnny Cash tribute band. Composed of a group of Cash-inspired musicians and skillful performers, the artists behind “Folsom ’68: A Johnny Cash tribute” have earned their reputation as a talented band. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style.
Folsom ’68 also has the distinct honor of working with Johnny Cash’s original and only drummer, W.S. “Fluke” Holland!

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Johnny A. “Just Me… And My Guitars”

06-20-2020

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

To quote the London Free Press:
(Johnny A. is…) “a musician who resists easy categorization and that’s always cool by us.”

And as JAZZIZ Magazine so perfectly stated:
“Johnny A. has eclectic musical vision and the skills to realize...

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To quote the London Free Press:
(Johnny A. is…) “a musician who resists easy categorization and that’s always cool by us.”

And as JAZZIZ Magazine so perfectly stated:
“Johnny A. has eclectic musical vision and the skills to realize it… A.’s music is both accessible and sophisticated.”

Never content with complacency, and always up for a challenge, Johnny again takes an adventurous musical left turn to present his distinct, instrumental guitar approach for the very first time in a completely “solo” intimate atmosphere. With strong emphasis on melody and arrangements from the British songbook of the 60s, he will be bringing his fluid guitar style to select venues all across the United States for 2018.

The evening promises to be a very special “living room experience” with some of Johnny’s favorite songs and stories all of which have molded him into the musician and person he is today. It’s no wonder that Gibson and Epiphone guitars have honored him with not one but three signature model guitars designed to his specifications.

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