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Weekend Concert Series: Billy Bragg

By informal request, Billy Bragg is our featured performer this weekend. Here he is playing live for a small audience in Austin in 2013 on radio station KEXP during a SXSW.

I chose this one because it was filmed quite nicely, but better performances can be found elsewhere on the internet. Consider this a simple introduction that can lead to further study.

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West Brattleboro Association Offers Free Movie Night

On Thursday, August 21, the West Brattleboro Association will present its first free movie night.  “Triplets of Belleville” (appropriate for families) will be shown at dusk outdoors next to the West Brattleboro Fire Station. There will be movie shorts beginning at 7:30 followed by the main feature at 8.

At 7 pm bike-powered smoothies from the Bellows Falls Community Bike Project will be for sale.  There will be music and circus toys.  There will also be ice cream donated by the Chelsea Diner and free popcorn.

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Weekend Concert Series: Moody Blues at Red Rocks

Why The Moody Blues? Well, it seems like they have been coming up in conversation a lot lately.

For all of you who need to have the Blues this weekend.

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LOL Screwball Comedies of the 30's and 40's Continues August 13 at 2 PM

Escape the rain today and join us for a screwball comedy film that swept the 1934 Academy Awards and is still as breezy and beguiling today as when it debuted 80 years ago. Brattleboro Film Festival Advisory Board member Tim Metcalfe and journalist Tom Bedell will host post-screening discussions in the Brooks Library Meeting Room - covering a wide range of topics related to the screwball comedy era, film-making and Hollywood trivia in general.  For more information call 802-254-5290 or email info@brookslibraryvt.org.

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Movie Monday at Brattleboro Senior Center

Free Monday Morning Movies @ the Brattleboro Senior Center

August Schedule:

Chasing Ice - August 18th - Start Time 10:00 am

Long Hot Summer - August 25th - Start Time 9:45 am

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Devvy Kidd on WVEW

Its time to give yourself the the gift of another experience that you won't soon forget...this tuesday the 12th of August..its Devvy Kidd.

Devvy Kidd is the founder and Director of the Project on Winning Economic Reform. This project is an on going educational effort, and not an organization.

POWER is a First Amendment grassroots effort to educate and motivate Americans to the mechanisms bringing America to ruin. Devvy's project distributed two booklets she authored: Why A Bankrupt America (1,650,000 copies sold) and Blind Loyalty (700,000 copies sold). Both booklets were retired from publication in 2004 and are available on her CD.

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Weekend Concert Series: Simon & Garfunkel in Central Park

New York City, early September, 1981. Newspapers and posters around town have announced that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will be performing together in Central Park next week.

A half million people showed up for the free benefit concert. Even more watched it on HBO, and money was raised to restore portions of Central Park. It didn't matter that the two really didn't like one another, or that Paul was a bit mean to Art during the show. The crowd loved it.

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Weekend Concert Series: Be'la Dona

Be’la Dona is an all-woman DC go go band.

I think I would have liked to have been at this show.

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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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