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Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling
Apr
22
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling

Chicago guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Nick Moss is a bona fide bluesman down to his soul, a 30-year veteran of the city’s take-no-prisoners blues scene. Moss paid his dues gigging in Chicago’s rough and tumble West and South side blues clubs under the tutelage of some of the city’s greatest blues luminaries. Blues Revue says, “Nick Moss is at the top of the blues world...ambitious and intense...He can play traditional blues with the best.” New Jersey’s Dennis Gruenling is considered among today’s best blues harmonica players. His high-energy, full-throttle playing has earned him comparisons to the late James Cotton. Living Blues says, “Dennis Gruenling is a contemporary harmonica master...impressive, genuine and fresh-sounding.”

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Third Wednesday Open Mic
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Third Wednesday Open Mic

Third Wednesday OPEN Mic! Every third Wednesday, we have an open mic for all ages, all talents, all abilities, and for performers and attendees alike! Join us and share your gifts: poetry, singing, guitar, juggling, comedy. All are welcome! Sign up happens just prior to the start of the event. We also have an Open Mic every 1st Thursday and the Centre LGBTQA Support Network hosts Friday Night Live every last Friday featuring an open mic, too!

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Book Release: Robin Becker, reading and relating
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Book Release: Robin Becker, reading and relating

ROBIN BECKER received the Lambda  Award in Poetry for All-American Girl and held fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard. Her books include Tiger Heron, Domain of Perfect Affection, The Horse Fair, and Giacometti’s Dog. Professor Emeritus of English and Women’s Studies at Penn State, Becker serves as poetry and contributing editor for The Women’s Review of Books.

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First Thursday Wide Open Mic
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

First Thursday Wide Open Mic

First Thursday WIDE OPEN Mic! Every first Thursday, we have an open mic for all ages, all talents, all abilities, and for performers and attendees alike! Join us and share your gifts: poetry, singing, guitar, juggling, comedy. All are welcome! Sign up happens just prior to the start of the event. We also have an Open Mic every 3rd Wednesday and the Centre LGBTQA Support Network hosts Friday Night Live every last Friday featuring an open mic, too!

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Third Wednesday Open Mic
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Third Wednesday Open Mic

Third Wednesday OPEN Mic! Every third Wednesday, we have an open mic for all ages, all talents, all abilities, and for performers and attendees alike! Join us and share your gifts: poetry, singing, guitar, juggling, comedy. All are welcome! Sign up happens just prior to the start of the event. We also have an Open Mic every 1st Thursday and the Centre LGBTQA Support Network hosts Friday Night Live every last Friday featuring an open mic, too!

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Barrence Whitfield and The Savages!! Sunday, March 18th Doors open at 6pm
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Barrence Whitfield and The Savages!! Sunday, March 18th Doors open at 6pm

We're so excited to welcome Barrence and the boys back to Webster's with the release of their newest album!! These shows always sell-out and they promise to be a full-on dance frenzy from start to finish. You will never forget a night with this band!

Tickets available digitally here: https://squareup.com/store/websters-bookstore-cafe-inc

There’s no harder hitter than frontman Barrence Whitfield of Boston, MA. When he hits the boards with the Savages, you’re either gonna ride the energy or be crushed by it. We’re talking Joe Louis, Howlin’ Wolf, Wilson Pickett, Smokin’ Joe Frazier. Barrence has what these greats all possessed, the one thing a trainer cannot teach a fighter: a lust for mayhem. The wilder, louder, more insane the Savages bring it, the more BW is ready to attack the mic, to bring it high, to bring it low, to wear you down on the ropes, and eventually drop you. Backing Whitfield are the best cornermen in the business, led by garage/punk guitarist Peter Greenberg, the visionary who started the Savages after a legendary stint with the Lyres, and his sidekick Phil “Mr. Tenacious” Lenker on bass. Greenberg works his guitar with the ruthless intricacy of a chain saw ice sculptor. Lenker meshes with drummer Andy Jody for an unrelenting sequence of haymaker beats. Tom Quartulli’s saxophone rips like a foghorn through the mist. – John Swenson

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Author Appearance: Richard Kopley, author of Kenny and the Blue Sky
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Author Appearance: Richard Kopley, author of Kenny and the Blue Sky

A kid can touch the grass, a bush, a flower, a tree—but the blue sky?  No, that's out of reach.         

But in Richard Kopley's new children's book, Kenny and the Blue Sky, Kenny just has to reach out, for the blue sky has come to him!

With the blue sky right there in his backyard, Kenny and his friends run and play and fly.  And when the blue sky starts to lift, they implore it to come back—and it does!  For these children, the memory of the visit of the blue sky will certainly endure.

The story grew out of Kopley's own memories of the blue sky from his early childhood in Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1953 and 1954.  "The blue sky was this gorgeous, unreachable thing, "Kopley says, "almost a third parent, protective and hopeful.  I wanted to recover my memory of that blue sky for today's kids."

Kopley tells a story of one boy's longing and love with lyrical language, beautifully complemented by the endearing water-color illustrations of artist Jane Ramsey.  In this book, through memory and imagination, a child's blue beyond is now here.

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