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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

States of Mind: New England at the Storrs Library, Longmeadow, Mass.

 This is to invite you to my talk and PowerPoint presentation on my book States of Mind: New England next Tuesday, February 4th at the Storrs Library in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Details below:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Railroad Hobby Show - West Springfield, Massachusetts

The annual Railroad Hobby Show sponsored by the Amherst Railway Society will run this weekend at the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

From their website: Commercial vendors and hobbyists will sell model railroad equipment, photos, slides, video tapes, books and other railroad memorabilia. New and antique railroad items will be on display and for sale.  Major national manufacturers and publishers will attend this Show which was rated number one of the top three in the nation in a recent Model Railroad Industry Association manufacturer's survey.

Hours are 9 am to 5 p.m. Saturday, January 24th and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 25th.  Admission is $10 per adult, children 15 and under get in FREE.  Thousands attend this well-loved attraction every year.

Don't get left waiting at the station.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Baby Grand Jazz Series at the Hartford, CT Public Library

Baby Grand Jazz is a terrific free concert series held at the downtown Hartford Public Library.  I had an opportunity to enjoy David Chevan and Afro Semitic Experience this past Sunday.  Mr. Chevan, bassist and composer, grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts and is currently a Professor of Music at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.  His latest compositions meld jazz improvisation with Jewish liturgy.  The concert, held on the first floor of the library, was well-attended, with the appreciative audience overflowing, observing from the open atrium second floor above, and the music wafting throughout the library.   Especially rousing was the last number, "Let My People Go", a new jazz variation on the old spiritual.

Here is a schedule for the remaining concerts of the series:

Baby Grand Jazz 2014
Sundays, January - April, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Library 


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