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Downtown! Tomorrow! On the Worcester Common! Gear up for the Latin Festival!

Tomorrow! Thursday!

11 AM to 2 PM

Free music! Grupo Fantasia!!!

REC Farmers Market!

Vendors!

Food trucks!

Artisans selling their art/crafts!

CELEBRATE WORCESTER’S DIVERSE CITIZENRY!! ENJOY A FREE CONCERT!!

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Out to Lunch Summer Concert!

On the historic Worcester Common Oval! (behind Worcester City Hall)

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Creative, local and fun – all in the heart of downtown!

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Thursday’s band: Grupo Fantasia

Grupo Fantasia:

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Angel Wagner began his career playing with a cheese grater and fork!

At age eleven, Angel went on professional tour with a Merengue band, later performing in Miami and at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Angel has performed with such groups as Aramis Camilo, Orchestra Cafe, Luis Ovalles and Manguito.

Angel Wagner provides traditional island entertainment for all people and much of the music is performed on original, handmade indigenous instruments.

The extensive repertoire includes original and cover songs from the Caribbean and Latin America. Also represented are various Cuban, Dominican Merengue, Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena, Colombian Cumbia, Mexican Mariachi, Calypso, Reggae and Salsa music.

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Here’s to a VIBRANT downtown Worcester!

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Coolio! Stone Soup celebration! In Piedmont tonight!

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Stone Soup Is finally done, YES! we finally got the 3rd floor done!!!!

Come celebrate with a concert!

Tonight! Thursday, March 10

7 p.m. at Stone Soup

4 King St.

DAVID ROVICS IN CONCERT

This Benefit Show is an open event, but artists have to live! We are suggesting $10-$20 sliding scale so David can keep on the road doing what he loves and sharing it with all of us.

Come to hear his stories from the road.

http://www.davidrovics.com/

He will be accompanied by Matt Feinstein http://www.songsofliberation.net/

Be there!!!

Annual Bob Marley bash!

Come celebrate this amazing artist and cultural icon with our Parlee Jones!

Worcester Public Library

3 Salem Square

Tomorrow! Friday, February 6 ~ Bob Marley Bash Movie!

3 pm  ~ screening of the film MARLEY

~ Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, legend, and the man, from his early days to his rise to international super stardom.

Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, never before seen performances, previously unreleased music, and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.

Also Friday ~ Bob Marley Bash concert!

Come and enjoy Conscious, Cultural Vibes as we Celebrate Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday with Worcester’s Original Sound Systems ~ SATALITE MUSIC AND URBAN FIRE!

Live Performances by Worcesters Finest Reggae Performers!

Old School ~ New School ~ Classic ~ Roots and Culture ~ Conscious Vibe ~ Revolution Music!

$7 before 11 pm $10 after. Food and Merchandise will be on Sale also! Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. ~ 9 pm to 2 am.

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February 7 (Saturday) ~ Bob Marley Bash 1 pm to 5 pm at the Worcester Public Library 

OurStory Edutainment Presents … Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2015

You and your family are invited to celebrate the life and music of Robert Nesta Marley.

Bob Marley Related Video

Live Music featuring Worcester’s Best Performers

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Sample Authentic Jamaican Food

Spoken Word Poets

Give Aways

Big Family Fun!

Love * Peace * Happiness *

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February 8 (Sunday) at the Worcester Public Library ~ Bob Marley Birthday Celebration film

Documentary ~ Rocksteady Roots of Reggae Music 

While everybody has heard the music of Bob Marley, the superstar of reggae, few people know that it was Rocksteady that developed the buoyant rhythms, prominent bass pulse, soulful vocals and socially conscious lyrics that gave reggae its power.

This film features a mix of studio recording sessions at Tuff Gong Studios, rarely seen archival footage from the period and interviews with the performers at home or at places on the island that had had profound effects on their music and lives.

Drumming too with Francesca Abbey Worcester Public Library

Be there! 2 pm – 5 pm

“Don’t let them change ya!/ Or even rearrange ya!”

What ever happened to baby Michael Jackson?

By Rosalie Tirella

How unnerving to be at the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra  concert at Institute Park this weekend and have to listen to, of all things, a musical tribute to Michael Jackson – Whacko Jacko! There we sat in the middle of Institute Park, in the middle of what was billed as a “Salute to Disney,” a concert especially for kids, listening to “Thriller” and “Billie Jean” set to trumpet, violins and possibly kettle drum. Let’s see the MSO celebrated the work of (most likely) a pedophile at a concert that was filled with dancing four-year olds!

Somehow, some way – I don’t know why – people have decided to lionize – no, make that deify – a drug addled/addicted, prima dona, weirdo, “entertainer” who didn’t even write his own songs.

First let me say this: I loved (still do) The Jackson Five. On our WCCA TV 13 show “Straight Talk” (which airs Mon. 11:30 p.m, Thurs. 7:30 p.m. and Fri. 11:30 A.M.) I talked of how, when I was a little kid, I used to cut out the Jackson Five 45’s that adorned certain cereal boxes. It was so much fun to get the Alphabits cereal and have my mom pour out the stuff into a big mixing bowl to give me the now empty cereal box. I would then run for my scissors and cut that “record” out – no bigger than a saucer, really. Then I would slap it on my Close and Play portable record player and dance all over the house! Continue reading What ever happened to baby Michael Jackson?

Golden Oldies

By Rosalie Tirella

Yea, we went to the ZZ Top concert and it was great!” I told one of my gal pals last summer. “I love ZZ Top!” “ZZ Top?” my gal pal asked, giggling. Where the hell were my ZZ Top records, she wanted to know? Which of their songs could I sing?

Actually, none before I met my boyfriend “Joe.” Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello – these are – or were – the artists I listened to on my “hi-fi” stereo. All literate and sometimes snarky singer songwriter types who rocked my world. And they COULD rock out! Warren Zevon is still a personal hero. But ZZ Top? And their delicate, exquisitely sensitive songs such as, “Cheap Sun Glasses” or “She’s Got Legs” – you know, those lovely ballads that reduce all women to hookers? Well, let’s just say they weren’t my thing.

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