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Weekend Concert Series: Live Aid 1985, Wembley Stadium

Remember Live Aid? The dual-continent benefit concert to change the world?

Here, some kind person has assembled a rather complete playlist of the full show in England at Wembley Stadium. Get ready for bands and artists such as The Style Council, Boomtown Rats, Adam Ant, Ultravox, Elvis Costello, Sade, Sting, Phil Collins, Howard Jones, Brian Ferry, U2, Dire Straits, David Bowie, the Who, Elton John, and others. The set by Queen is regarded as one of the all time great live performances.

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Weekend Concert Series: BIS 10th Anniversary 1007, Glasgow

You might not know about BIS, but you should. High-energy, political, dance music from the Scottish trio of Manda Rin, Sci-Fi Steven, and John Disco. They started in 1994, self-released a few things before being picked up by the Beastie Boy’s label, Grand Royal and then, of course, broke up.

One of their best known releases was The New Transistor Heroes, and this concert came from a three night return to the stage 10 years after its release (and a few years after the band broke up). They run through the whole disc at this show, and have a few backstage moments.

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The Beatles: Band of the Sixties - Lecture with Film Clips

This year is the Beatles 50 anniversary visit to the United States. Please join scholar Aaron Krerowicz on Friday, July 18, at 7 PM, in the Library's Meeting Room for The Beatles: Band of the Sixties--Lecture with Film Clips.

Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute presentation spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, through the Beatlemania years, and concluding with Abbey Road. The lecture will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.

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Weekend Concert Series: Beyoncé

The Brits know how to hold an outdoor music festival. Glastonbury is a big, multi-day music fest, with big names sharing the stage with smaller, more indie acts. 170,000 people attended this concert on a muddy farm in Somerset.

This week we turn the clock back just a bit to 2011 to attend the festival’s closing main stage act, a performance by Beyoncé .

Why Bey? That’s a fair question. I’m not particulary a fan, nor do I know much about her. I figure that a front row seat at this show might be a way to find out a bit about pop culture in the second decade of this century. What’s popular? Have things changed much?

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Free Films: Screwball Comedies at Brooks Memorial Library

Beginning Wednesday, July 9th and continuing through November 12th, the Brattleboro Film Festival and Brooks Memorial Library will present free afternoon screenings of nine Hollywood classic screwball comedies from Tinseltown’s Golden Era.

A film by renowned Director Preston Sturges whose comedies mix the sensibilities of “a lowbrow aristocrat” with a that of a “melancholy wiseguy” will kick-off the five month-long series on July 9th at 2 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor. Brattleboro Film Festival Advisory Board member Tim Metcalfe and journalist Tom Bedell will host post-screening discussions in the library’s Meeting Room covering a wide range of topics related to the screwball comedy era, filmmaking and Hollywood trivia in general.

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Chris Lenois on WVEW

Join DJ Pockets this tuesday for another experience that you won't soon forget..this one features Chris Lenois former host of 1490 WKVT AM's "Live & Local". "Live & Local" is changing into Green Mountain Mornings...

Green Mountain Mornings is a morning news/talk program on WKVT 100.3 FM/1490AM in Brattleboro, Vermont, that broadcasts every weekday from 6:00-9:00am. Podcasts at www.wkvtradio.com. Guest booking: clenois@wkvt.com.

The show features interviews with local, state and national political figures, as well as members of the arts community, local newspapers, local town government officials, and anyone and everyone worth hearing from on the issues affecting life for folks in the area.

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Weekend Concert Series: FunkHome AllStars

I know almost nothing about this band other than they put on a very funky and sincere tribute to Prince, playing a megamix of some of the best and least heard of his songs. They might be from France.

Just some fun...

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The Beatles: Band of the Sixties

The Friends of the Library will present a free lecture, The Beatles: Band of the Sixties by scholar, Aaron Krerowicz on Friday, July 18 at 7PM in the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro. This 60-minute presentation includes a film and audio clips plus excerpts of interviews with the band members.

The lecture starts with the band’s seminal visits to Hamburg from 1960-62; continuing through Beatlemania in 1963-65. Krerowicz will also review the Beatles psychedelic experimentation, their trip to India to study Transcendental Meditation and the subsequent White Album in 1968. He will conclude his presentation with Let It Be and Abbey Road in 1969.

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Laugh Out Loud! Screwball Comedy Film Series at the Brooks Library

Beginning Wednesday, July 9th and continuing through November 12th, the Brattleboro Film Festival and Brooks Memorial Library will present free afternoon screenings of nine Hollywood classic screwball comedies from Tinseltown’s Golden Era.

A film by renowned Director Preston Sturges whose comedies mix the sensibilities of “a lowbrow aristocrat” with a that of a “melancholy wiseguy” will kick-off the five month-long series on July 9th at 2 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor. Eight other comedies will screen on select Wednesdays through mid-November. 

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DJ Flashcube on WVEW!

Its time for another experience that you won't soon forget… join DJ Pockets, this tuesday the 1st of July, as he welcomes internationally known and unknown, musician, poet, songwriter, producer, etc.. DJ Flashcube.

tune in 6pm-8pm on Brattleboro Community Radio
107.7fm and www.wvew.org

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Weekend Concert Series: Neil Diamond 1971

Here is Neil Diamond performing live at the BBC in 1971, not long after he reached the top of the charts with songs such as Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, and Song Sung Blue.

Some interesting things you may or may not know about Mr. Diamond. It’s his real name. He’s from Brooklyn. Sweet Caroline is about Caroline Kennedy. He once opened for the Who. Rick Rubin produced a 2005 album. He just signed (2014) a new deal with Capitol Music Group.

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Movie Monday at Brattleboro Senior Center

Brattleboro Senior Center offers Free Monday Morning Movies.  The June 30th movie will be "Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner".  The movie starts at 10 am.  Come and enjoy a movie with snacks and please stay after the movie for lunch at Brattleboro Senior Meals all are welcome.  For information please contact Jessy at 802-257-7570.

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Galactic Historian -Andrew Bartzis on WVEW

Join DJ Pockets this tuesday the 24th of June for another experience that you won't soon forget,,this one features Andrew Bartzis.

Andrew has been an active healer and psychic reader for nearly 20 years. He is a Reiki master and Shaman with many talents in the spirit world.

Andrew grew up in north east Ohio. He is a active rock hound and Gemstone and mineral collector. He has nearly 2,000 different crystals, gemstones and meteorites in his personal collection.

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Weekend Concert Series: Stray Cats Live at Montreux 1981

The Stray Cats hit big time with a weird niche. While others were going to discos and still others were reacting by inventing punk, the Stray Cats returned us to 50’s rockabilly with a new energy for it that hadn’t been seen in decades.

Brian Setzer is a great guitarist, and the stripped down, simple setup of guitar, bass, and drum was all they needed. Sure, everyone knows the hits, like Rock This Town, but this show allows us to see them more fully. I’m glad to see Runaway Boys and Rumble in Brighton on the set list.

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Weekend Concert Series: Bill Laswell - Axiom Sound System

Bill Laswell performing under his incarnation as Axiom Sound System, live in Chicago, with Material, Praxis, Pharoah Sanders, and Bootsy Collins in 2006.

Laswell was a producer /musician during the dawn of compact discs, and his name guaranteed that whatever was on his new disc would be musically interesting. He frequently threw together combinations of great musicians for specialty projects. Very unique.

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