Sunday, January 29, 2017

February Music Events aT THE BLACK BOX

THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin’s theater, music and event venue, presents a wide-ranging lineup of music entertainment this February. A suburban hub for great music, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street. 

- Opera for Kids will be staged at THE BLACK BOX as part of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) 2017 Family Concert Series. Featuring Little Red Riding Hood, the performance will be presented free to the community on Sunday, February 5, at 2:30 p.m. Set to the masterful music of Seymour Barab, Little Red Riding Hood is an operatic adaptation of the children’s fairy tale classic and brings the beloved story to life. Engaging audiences of all ages, the opera is under 45 minutes in length and is in rhymed verse. 

Family Concert Series events feature talented, professional musicians in an entertaining format especially geared to children. Sponsored by Berry Insurance, the concerts provide young audiences with a fun introduction to the world of live music.

country singer and recording artist Ayla Brown
country singer and recording artist Ayla Brown
- THE BLACK BOX New England Artists Series presents country singer and recording artist Ayla Brown at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 17. A Wrentham native, Ayla Brown has performed on the legendary stages of the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium. She has opened for numerous country music stars, including Jason Aldean, Charlie Daniels, Sara Evans, Tracy Lawrence, Loretta Lynn, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner and Chris Young. 

A finalist on Season 5 of Fox-TV’s American Idol, Ayla was also a national news correspondent for The Early Show on CBS. Ayla’s most recent album, Let Love In, was released in 2015. Tickets for Ayla’s concert at THE BLACK BOX are $22 (adults) and $20 (students/seniors).

- Violinists Irina Fainkichen and Tara Novak will be joined by bassist Mark Poniatowski, drummer Kenny Hadley and pianist Ben Cook for “World on a String,” another presentation of THE BLACK BOX New England Artists Series . The February 26 performance will begin at 4 p.m. and will feature music from around the world, including Irish, Hungarian, Romanian, American and gypsy tunes. Tea service will be available in the lobby. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina Fainkichen was concertmaster of San Francisco’s Russian Chamber Orchestra for many years. 

Currently she is a member of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra, and co-founder of “Flying Hearts” duo, which performs in a number of musical genres including jazz, Klezmer, and classic American tunes. Tara Novak is a multi-genre acoustic and electric violinist and vocalist, as well as an active composer, arranger and orchestrator. Her newest album, Ciaran and Tara – Live from Boston and Ireland, is a collection of live and studio recordings with Irish Tenor Ciaran Nagle. Tickets are $15 (adults) and $12 (students/seniors), with tea service available for $5.

For tickets or more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call (508) 528-3370. Tickets are also available at the door.

February Music Events aT THE BLACK BOX
February Music Events aT THE BLACK BOX

Saturday, January 28, 2017

LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin is on Wednesday, February 1st !

Bring more laughter into your life in 2017 by attending Let's Laugh Today on Wednesday, February 1st from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Society in Franklin, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin. 

Laughter Yoga
Laughter Yoga
Laughter Yoga is a body/mind practice for well-being that involves deep breathing and a few stretches, playful laughter exercises (no jokes or comedy), clapping and deep relaxation. It has many benefits besides the joy of laughter. It can strengthen the immune system, combat the negative effects of stress, and is a powerful antidote to depression and anxiety. 

Any age and any level of physical ability can participate in this uplifting experience! They laugh together on every first Wednesday of every month. $5 donation to the church, $10 maximum per family. 

Please bring your water bottle because laughing is dehydrating.  

Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, Linda and Bill Hamaker. See www.letslaughtoday.com for opportunities to laugh in other towns.  If you have any questions, just call them at 508-660-2223 or e-mail billandlinda@letslaughtoday.com

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The working draft schedule for the 3rd Annual Festival - July 26-29, 2017

The current working draft schedule for this year's 3rd Annual Cultural Festival can be viewed (or downloaded) here. Applications are still looked for until February 28, 2017 March 17, 2017.




To submit an application to participate as a performer or presenter
http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/01/would-you-like-to-present-or-perform-at.html



Franklin Cultural Council    Massachusetts Cultural Council
Franklin Cultural Council    Massachusetts Cultural Council
 
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Franklin Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."

Save the Date for the 6th Annual Culinary Cabaret



Save the Date! 


Friday, May 05, 2017
7:00 to 10:00PM
Franklin, MA
THE BLACK BOX
Frankin Performing Arts Company
EVENT DETAILS

Culinary Cabaret 2017 at THE BLACK BOX



Join us at THE BLACK BOX when the culinary and performing arts unite
for an inspired evening of fabulous food, wine and entertainment!
The 6th anniversary Culinary Cabaret spotlights this region's outstanding culinary talent,
showcasing fine wines, craft beer, flavorful dishes and delectable desserts! 



Culinary Cabaret supports Electric Youth's 2017 European tour and EY's mission to give back through musical performance, education and ambassadorship. 




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Franklin, MA 02038
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Reminder: Franklin Art Association Meeting - Feb 1

Adam O’Day
Adam O’Day
The Franklin Art Association will meet on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00PM at the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill Street in Franklin. 

Refreshments and social time will begin at 6:30 followed by a short business meeting and a demonstration by Adam O’Day, a contemporary multimedia artist working from studios in Abington and Medford.

Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information log on to www.franklinart.org.

Multimedia Painting, Hadley Street by Adam O'Day
Multimedia Painting, Hadley Street by Adam O'Day


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Entertainment choices for Franklin this weekend - Jan 28-29, 2017

There are several entertainment choices for Franklin this weekend:


Franklin cultural arts choices for the weekend of Jan 28-29, 2017
Franklin cultural arts choices for the weekend of Jan 28-29, 2017


Related posts on the individual performances can be found here


  • Electric Youth
http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/01/electric-youth-2017-debuts-two-shows-at.html


  • Peter Mulvey/Pamela Means
http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/01/circle-of-friends-peter-mulvey-january.html


  • Sara Guber/Cameron Stowe
http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/01/livearts-concert-update-gruber-and.html


  • Irina Fainkichen/ Irina Kotlyar
http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/01/captivating-artists-performing-romantic.html

LiveARTS Concert Update: Gruber and Stowe - Jan 29

2016–2017
CONCERT SEASON
Soprano Sari Gruber and pianist Cameron Stowe will present a recital of songs at the third LiveARTS concert of the 2016–2017 season. They will perform music by Franz Schubert, Manuel de Falla, Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, William Bolcom, and others. The concert will be given on Sunday, January 29 at 3:30 p.m. 
Sari Gruber
Sari Gruber
American soprano Sari Gruber was born in Boston, but grew up in Germany until she was about 9, when she returned to the United States. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Music in Voice from the Julliard School. Her love of recital brought her to study song literature at both the Tanglewood Music Center and the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute. At home in vocal repertoire from opera, songs, oratorio, and the symphonic literature, Sari Gruber has performed in all these capacities around the world.
Cameron Stowe
Cameron Stowe
Pianist Cameron Stowe earned his Bachelor's degree from Oberlin College Conservatory and a Master's degree from the Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins). He has appeared in concert venues and music festivals all around the world, playing with some of most prominent concert singers and of his generation. Since 2008, Stowe has served as Chair of the Collaborative Piano department at New England Conservatory and as a faculty member at The Julliard School. He has given masterclasses for singers and pianists throughout the United States and abroad. 
On April 23, the final concert of our season will feature a musical trio including Bruce Creditor, clarinet, Donald Krishnaswami, viola, and Lorena Tecu, piano. You will receive a reminder email about that concert.

All LiveARTS concerts are held on Sunday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. at the Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Society, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin, Massachusetts. The Meetinghouse is fully accessible. Doors open at 3:00 p.m., and seating is open.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, and free for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

LiveARTS is an autonomous, nonprofit, nonsectarian affiliate of the First Universalist Society in Franklin. Tax-deductible contributions go directly and exclusively to LiveARTS. For more information, call (774) 571-5798.

We hope to see you at the concert on Sunday, January 29th.
Support the ARTS!
Support LiveARTS!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Opera for Kids: Little Red Riding Hood - Sunday, February 5

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present Opera for Kids: Little Red Riding Hood on Sunday, February 5, at 2:30 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central Street, in downtown Franklin. 

This special program is a presentation of FPAC’s Family Concert Series and is offered free to the community. A treasured FPAC tradition for more than two decades, Family Concert Series events are geared toward children in length and format and provide young audiences with a fun introduction to the world of live music. The performances introduce audiences of all ages to music of many genres and feature talented, professional musicians in an engaging, entertaining and interactive way.

Set to the masterful music of American composer Seymour Barab, Little Red Riding Hood is an operatic adaptation of the children’s fairy tale classic and brings the beloved story to life. Engaging audiences of all ages, the opera is under 45 minutes in length and is in rhymed verse. 

The performance features sopranos Mariko Matsumura and Shauna Martin as Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother, along with lyric baritone Thomas Gareau as the wolf. Pianist Synthia Sture will accompany the vocalists.

A native of Winnipeg, Canada, Shauna Martin received her master’s degree in Opera from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Music degree from Brandon University. Her performances include a wide variety of operatic and musical theater roles in works by classical as well as contemporary composers. Shauna is a founding member of the popular children's show Opera Night in Canada and has performed with Canada’s regional orchestras and on CBC Radio. 

A native of Tokyo, Japan, Mariko Matsumura received her bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance with high honors from the University of Montana and a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Longy School of Music. Mariko's performance credits include Messiah, Aida, Hansel and Gretl, Der Rosenkavalier, The Magic Flute and numerous premiere performances throughout the Boston area. She has performed with Lorelei Ensemble, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Jyugoya Ensemble, Chorus Boston, Setegaya Women’s Chorus and Opera Unmet. 

A graduate of The Boston Conservatory with a BM in Vocal Performance and an MM in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance, Thomas Gareau has performed a wide variety of repertoire, from jazz to musical theater to opera and oratorio. As a regular and soloist with the Boston Choral Ensemble, he performed in the memorable production of Thomas Tallis’ Spem in alium at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross as part of the Boston Early Music Festival. Other notable engagements include Odyssey Opera’s debut concert production of Wagner’s Rienzi at Jordan Hall. Thomas has appeared in numerous solo recitals performing standard repertoire and unearthing lesser known art songs and arias. 
 
Little Red Riding Hood (1881) by Carl Larsson
Little Red Riding Hood (1881) by Carl Larsson (via wikipedia.org/)

FPAC’s 2017 Family Concert Series is sponsored by Berry Insurance. For more information, call (508) 528-3370 or visit www.FPAConline.com and www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

“Captivating Artists Performing Romantic Music” Sunday, Jan 29

THE BLACK BOX Classical Series presents “Captivating Artists Performing Romantic Music” on Sunday, January 29, at 4 p.m., featuring violinist Irina Fainkichen and pianist Irina Kotlyar. Selections will include Franck, Sarasate, Prokofiev, Khachaturian, de Falla, and Schnittke. Tea service will be available in the lobby. A suburban hub for great music, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin.

violinist Irina Fainkichen and pianist Irina Kotlyar
violinist Irina Fainkichen and pianist Irina Kotlyar
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina Fainkichen holds degrees from Rachmaninoff Music College (Novgorod, Russia), St. Petersburg State Conservatory, and Rubin Academy of Music (Jerusalem, Israel). She was concertmaster of San Francisco’s Russian Chamber Orchestra for many years, appearing as soloist numerous times. Currently, Irina is a member of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra, and co-founder of “Flying Hearts” duo, which performs in a number of musical genres including jazz, Klezmer, and classic American tunes. She is a busy freelance violinist in the Greater Boston area.

Born in Ukraine, Irina Kotlyar earned her master’s degree and artistic diploma from the Jerusalem Rubin Music Academy. With Gregory Shifrin, the Kotlyar-Shifrin Piano Duo has won several international prizes and awards, including the Murrey Dranoff International Two Piano Competition in Miami and the First International Duo Piano Competition in Byalistok, Poland. The Duo has performed throughout Israel, Europe and America, including concerts with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, New World Orchestra of Miami, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and Israeli Chamber Orchestra.

Tickets are $15 (adults) and $12 (students/seniors), with tea service available for $5. 

For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call (508) 528-3370.

Friday, January 20, 2017

LiveARTS: Sari Gruber, soprano; Cameron Stowe, piano - Jan 29

The next LiveARTS concert is scheduled for Sunday, Jan 29 at 3:30PM. 

Sari Gruber, soprano and Cameron Stowe, piano are featured. 

They will play music of Shubert, R. Strauss, da Falla, Barber, Ives, Cole Porter and William Balcom

image from Sari Gruber webpage
image from Sari Gruber webpage
LiveARTS postcard
LiveARTS postcard
For additional info on LiveARTS, please visit their webpage  http://www.liveartsma.org/



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Circle of Friends: Peter Mulvey January 28th with Pamela Means




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PETER MULVEY with Pamela Means
Jan 28th 8PM $20
Peter Mulvey is an amazing songwriter and singer, an extremely entertaining storyteller, and a guitar wizard. He is returning to The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse stage in Franklin on Saturday, January 28th at 8PM. He has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and critically acclaimed albums.  Twenty-odd years on the road, performing songs from his own catalog and from a vast, varied, and deep well of classic and obscure covers, has prepared Mulvey to deliver an outstanding concert. Night after night, the process of divining the heart of a song, being alert to where the moment can lead, has shaped him as an artist. To each rendition, he brings the soul of a singer, a light touch in a heavy world.  http://www.petermulvey.com/

"Peter Mulvey is all substance, which is his style." - The Boston Globe
Opening the show will be Pamela Means, a singer-songwriter and jazz musician, with "mad guitar-and-vocal skills" (Time Out New York) who has toured throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, winning awards, delighting audiences and impressing critics with her seven independent releases. With virtuosic musicianship, razor wit and a disarming sense of humor, Pamela Means is building a vibrant and remarkable career.  http://www.pamelameans.com/

"You groove so deep, so deep. I can't get out. And, I wouldn't want to." - Ani DiFranco
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Admission is $20. Please call (508)528-2541 or visit http://www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information. 
Upcoming Shows
Feb 11      Joe Crookston with Emily Mure
Mar 4        Celtic Band RUNA
Mar 18      The Boxcar Lilies


Circle of Friends Coffeehouse · First Universalist Society · 262 Chestnut St · Franklin, MA 02038 · USA

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Electric Youth 2017 Debuts Two Shows at THE BLACK BOX

Electric Youth (EY) 2017, the international touring ensemble of talented singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), headlines at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin on Saturday, January 28, debuting two shows at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, Electric Youth delivers a fun, high-energy evening of family entertainment with an extensive range of contemporary pop, classic rock, Broadway and country hits for audiences all ages. 

The EY shows at THE BLACK BOX will feature fully choreographed performances of Michael BublĂ©, Colbie Caillat, The Black Crowes, Guns N’ Roses, Queen, Carrie Underwood, The Who, Stevie Wonder and more.

Selected annually by audition, the group is chosen for superior musicianship, stage presence, and “triple threat” accomplishments in voice, dance, and acting. This season’s ensemble of performers, ages 14-18, studies multiple dance disciplines, voice, and acting at FSPA. 

Electric Youth 2017 includes Julia Buccella, Brooke Collins, Aaron Frongillo, Sydney Leach, Caitlin Woodcock and Melissa Wyner of Franklin; Caroline Merten of Hopedale; Sam Evans and Colie Vancura of Medfield; Katie Gray of Milford; Naomi Fitzgerald, Mairead Nee and Griffin Wilkins of Walpole; and Susauna Wickstrom of Wrentham. 

The EY singer-dancers are backed by Boston musicians who’ve performed, recorded and toured with music legends Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Van Morrison and many others. Raye Lynn Mercer and Hallie Wetzell are Electric Youth’s Director and Vocal Director, respectively. Choreographers include Mercer, Casey Andrade, Cheryl Madeux, Nick Paone and Kellie Stamp.

Electric Youth has released six professional albums and toured Europe 13 times, with performances at England’s Arundel Festival, Disneyland Paris, professional theaters in Bristol, London and Windsor, and such renowned venues as Sanremo’s Ariston Theatre and Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Schonbrunn Palace. 

EY also has headlined Fourth of July shows for U.S. troops and their families stationed in Italy at Camp Ederle, Camp Darby and Aviano Air Force Base. The ensemble has performed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, on Fox-TV and WBZ Radio, and at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Mechanics Hall, the Smithsonian Museum Theater, the United Nations and the American Embassy in Rome. EY’s music, including the 2014 album Power Chord, is available at amazon.com and iTunes. Electric Youth 2017 will tour England, France, Italy and Switzerland this summer.

Tickets for Electric Youth in Concert at THE BLACK BOX are $26, with $18 tickets available for children 12 and under at the first show only. To purchase tickets, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com, stop by the box office at 34 Main Street in Franklin, or call (508) 528-3370. THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. For more information about Electric Youth, visit www.electricyouth.com.

 
Electric Youth 2017 Debuts Two Shows at THE BLACK BOX
Electric Youth 2017 Debuts Two Shows at THE BLACK BOX

Monday, January 16, 2017

"the Cultural District Steering Committee - has been very active"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"A Thursday meeting will gather feedback on seeking a "cultural district" designation for downtown, and consider the implications should that designation be granted. 
Town Planner Bryan Taberner said the meeting - set to run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Franklin Municipal Building - will consider the structural issues around such a label, which would make the area eligible for assistance with cultural events. 
"For the past couple of years, a group of people have been working at creating a state-designated cultural district in the downtown," he said. "What we plan to do at the meeting is to get everybody on the same page about the plans."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170115/cultural-district-considered-in-franklin


More about the Cultural District planning meeting was posted here previously
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2017/01/important-cultural-district-planning.html

Arts Happen Here in Franklin, MA!
"the Cultural District Steering Committee - has been very active"


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Franklin Art Association Meeting - Feb 1

Adam O’Day
Adam O’Day
The Franklin Art Association will meet on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00PM at the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill Street in Franklin. 

Refreshments and social time will begin at 6:30 followed by a short business meeting and a demonstration by Adam O’Day, a contemporary multimedia artist working from studios in Abington and Medford.

Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information log on to www.franklinart.org.

Multimedia Painting, Hadley Street by Adam O'Day
Multimedia Painting, Hadley Street by Adam O'Day


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

BLACK BOX Jazz: The John Funkhouser Trio - Friday, January 13

BLACK BOX Jazz presents the John Funkhouser Trio on Friday, January 13 at 8 p.m. The ensemble delivers an energetic, accessible blend of modern jazz, funk, blues, 20th century classical, Indian classical, and European and American folk music, which creates a funky, groove-oriented, fresh and original sound.

Fired by Berklee Professor John Funkhouser’s “explosive piano playing” (Boston Globe) and set in bold relief by his “exquisite, tight originals” (The Octopus, Champaign, IL), the band stretches the limits of traditional jazz form. Based in Boston, the Trio also includes Mike Connors on drums and Greg Loughman on bass. 

The band has headlined the Jazz In June festival in Oklahoma City, and has played at several major music festivals including the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN, the Mellon Jazz Festival in Pittsburgh, PA and the Jazz In The Sangres in Westcliffe, CO. They have shared festival billings with the likes of Tuck & Patti, Javon Jackson, Mose Allison, Chicago and Jethro Tull. The Trio has mounted two national tours, performing in 19 cities, and has released three CDs of original material. 

John Funkhouser Trio
John Funkhouser Trio

Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (students/seniors), and may be purchased at www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or at the door. A cash bar is available. 

The home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. For more information, call (508) 528-3370.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dean College Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream, February 22-26, 2017

The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream, beginning Wednesday, February 22, 2017 through Sunday, February 26, 2017.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakespeare's plays. It brings together the realms of the mortal and immortal, colliding in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, where love is capricious as the wind, and where a mischievous imp named Puck plays with fate as merrily as a baby with a toy.

You won't want to miss our talented students perform in this well-loved play!

The Dean College production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7.

To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.


Dean College, Main St Franklin
Dean College, Main St Franklin

Monday, January 9, 2017

Broadway’s Matthew Scott To Headline THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series

Broadway’s Matthew Scott performs a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin’s theater, music and event venue, on Saturday, January 21. Beginning at 8 p.m., the event is the second in THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series, sponsored by Childs Engineering. The series, new this season, kicked off in November with Tony Award winner Beth Leavel. 

Fresh off his Broadway run as Adam Hochberg in An American in Paris, Matthew Scott will perform a solo cabaret show. 
 
Broadway’s Matthew Scott
Broadway’s Matthew Scott

His Broadway credits also include Jersey Boys, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Actors’ Fund), A Catered Affair with Harvey Fierstein, and Sondheim on Sondheim starring Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams. His regional credits include The Light in the Piazza at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, for which he won the Barrymore Award for Best Supporting Actor; Chaplin (La Jolla Playhouse); A Wonderful Life (Goodspeed Opera House); Eden and Unknown Soldier (The O’Neill Theatre Center); West Side Story (The Muny); Ragtime, My Fair Lady and Carousel (all at Paper Mill Playhouse); Beaches, Company and Side by Side by Sondheim (all at the Signature Theatre); and Legally Blonde, Swing!, Les MisĂ©rables and Sunset Boulevard opposite Liz Callaway (all for the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera). 

Television appearances include First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb for PBS, All My Children, and the 2006 and 2009 Tony Awards. 

Seating options for THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series feature general admission ($45) and a premiere ticket with reserved table seating ($65). A suburban hub for great music, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street. For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call (508) 528-3370.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Important Cultural District Planning Meeting - Jan 19 - 7:00 PM

The Town of Franklin’s Department of Planning and Community Development invites you to attend a meeting at 7:00 p.m. on January 19, 2017 to hear an update on plans for a Cultural District in Downtown Franklin.

The Cultural District Steering Committee has worked hard for more than two years to draw attention to Franklin’s great cultural resources, advocate for creation of the Franklin Cultural District, and organize the annual Franklin Cultural Festival.

The Committee and Town staff are looking for your input regarding the creation of a state designated Cultural District and related management issues, as well as support for ongoing and potential cultural activities.

Input and ongoing involvement of all Franklin organizations and individuals is desired to develop a strong partnership consisting of cultural organizations, historical and community organizations, non-profits, private businesses, government agencies, educational and faith based institutions, and individual artists. All are encouraged to participate in this partnership.

Anyone in need of additional information should contact the Town of Franklin’s Department of Planning and Community Development.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Bryan W. Taberner, AICP

Director of Planning and Community Development
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038-1352
Phone: 508-520-4907
Fax: 508-520-4906
Email: btaberner@franklin.ma.us


When: 
Thursday January 19, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: 
Franklin Municipal Building
355 East Central Street, Town Council Chambers

Arts Happen Here in Franklin, MA!
Arts Happen Here in Franklin, MA!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Circle of Friends Coffeehouse: Update - Christine Lavin and Don White - January 7



Peter Mulvey - January 28th
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Christine Lavin and Don White
Jan 7, 2017 - 8 PM $25
We just found out that after years of touring together Christine and Don will be taking a break. This may be your last chance to see them together. Hope you can join us.

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is starting the year off right with two hilarious musicians, Christine Lavin and Don White on Saturday January 7th at 8PM. Christine's smart and funny songs nail our lives and foibles on the head! She is a comedienne whose delightfully skewed songs cover a lot of territory including relationships, politics, and life's injustices.  http://www.christinelavin.com/

 Don White is a Circle of Friends regular whose songs and stories about raising teenagers always have our crowds rolling in the aisles. Together they are a fabulously hilarious duo of comedy and song. This will be a night to remember.  http://www.donwhite.net/

"...Christine Lavin and Don White, perhaps the two funniest performers on the folk circuit today." - Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe
http://www.donwhite.net/don-christine/

Check out their video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLwRwZ7j3C4

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Tickets for this shows are $25.  Please call (508)528-2541 or visit http://www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information.
Upcoming Shows
Jan 28       Peter Mulvey
Feb 11      Joe Crookston

Mar 4        Celtic Band RUNA
Mar 18      The Boxcar Lilies
 


Circle of Friends Coffeehouse · First Universalist Society · 
262 Chestnut St · Franklin, MA 02038 · USA

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