Music

Picnic in the Park: Fun with DJ Steve, Jul. 25

DJ StevePicnic in the Park Community Bridging is a program that offers an opportunity for children, teens, and families to join together with the elderly to share knowledge & experiences while enjoying music, crafts, and other activities. All events take place in Garvey Park. On Monday, July 25, party with Boston's DJ Steve! Songs, games and trivia will light up Garvey Park! Read on for complete schedule, or check out a flyer here. >> Read More

The Blue Hotel Performs at Tavolo, Jun. 10

The Blue HotelJoin "The Blue Hotel" for live jazz and fabulous food at Tavolo on Sunday, July 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. 'Tavolo' is located in Peabody Square at 1918 Dorchester Avenue, The Carruth Building. By public transportation: Red Line to Ashmont T station. Free parking is available across the street at Ashmont Tire or Odwin Learning Center. Check out 'The Blue Hotel' online at www.thebluehotel.net. You can contact Tavolo at 617.822.1918, or visit their website at www.tavolopizza.com.

Picnic in the Park: Jeanniemack, Jul. 11

JeanniemackPicnic in the Park is a program that offers an opportunity for children, teens, and families to join together with our Seniors to share knowledge & experiences while enjoying music, crafts, and other activities.

On July 11, Jeanniemack will be performing at Garvey Park at 6 p.m. Jeanniemack is a “song-maker” for kids. Jeanniemack plays guitar and harmonica and performs songs for children aged 1 to 7 at public events, corporate events, festivals, fairs, libraries, schools, and private parties. Jeanniemack uses her own originals, the traditional favorites and songs by leading kids’ artists. She writes and chooses material for kids that will draw them out, urge them to participate, and thoroughly entertain them. The playful rhymes and humorous tidbits that she includes in her performances are designed to tickle their funny bones.

Dinner, Literature and Live Music, Jun. 30 & Jul. 1

Tolieth MarksEnjoy reading? Start reading "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" to discuss it on Thursday, June 30. Enjoy the great food at Dot2Dot Cafe while talking about a very interesting book. The book deals with medical, educational, racial and religious issues.  Dot2Dot's resident group of book clubbers are always happy to see new faces - so don't be afraid to join for food and discussion this Thursday.

Enjoy live music? Dot2Dot welcomes back Tolieth Marks to sing on Friday, July 1. Her amazing voice takes us through soul, R&B, gospel and jazz music. That's not all! Enjoy Dot2Dot's amazing food while listening to an amazing singer. Come and join in on the fun at Dot2Dot Cafe. There will be a $5 cover charge that will go to the band.

*Both events take place at 6 p.m. at Dot2Dot Cafe (1739 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester)

Musicology

New: Sign-up online NOW!

Have dreams of breaking into the music industry? It takes more than just dreaming about it. Find out from local  musicians in this free series of workshops that will teach the basics and then some of performing, recording, marketing and songwriting. The grand finale of this six week series is a talent showcase in which one musician will be chosen to perform in a concert at Berklee this fall!

Whether you prefer to take the stage as a songwriter and performer, or would rather do behind the scenes work like recording and marketing, Musicology will provide helpful information for anyone with an interest in any aspect of the music business. Receive tips and feedback, meet other teen musicians, take a field trip to the Berklee College of Music, and have fun!

Workshops run from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, starting July 14 and ending July 18. Spots are limited, so act fast and sign-up online here. You can also contact Cheryl Brickey (Cheryl.Brickey@DotWell.org or call 617-740-2231) for more information!

Live Jazz "Blueprint" at Dot 2 Dot Café, Jun. 17

Dot 2 Dot CaféDot 2 Dot Café invites you to enjoy dinner and live jazz on Friday, June 17 from the Berklee band "Blueprint." These four-piece ensemble (trumpet, bass, drums and keyboard) knows how to put the swing in swing-eighths! Bring yourselves and any desired beverages, hear music and eat great food. Restaurant open from 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7. All are welcome. Contact Karen Henry-Garrett with questions; call the cafe at 617-436-2368 to make reservations. Location and additional info after the break.

6/7 p.m. on June 17 at Dot 2 Dot Café, 1739 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124. 617-436-2368 (phone) 617-436-2369 (fax) http://www.dot2dotcafe.com.

Gospel Night at the Boston Pops, Jun. 18

MusicConductor Charles Floyd will rouse audiences and ignite spirits with the 120-voice Boston Pops Gospel Choir at Gospel Night at Pops. Brought back every year by popular demand, Gospel Night showcases energetic and uplifting gospel music, in a performance the Boston Globe once said, “leaves its performers and audience in…an exhausted state of total joy…” The June 18 concert will include a performance of The Voices of Renaissance, a 125-member children’s choir from the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School. Tickets cost $20. Event takes place at Boston Symphony Hall301 Massachusetts Avenue, on June 18th, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Contact: Visit http://www.bso.org/bso/mods/perf_detail.jsp?pid=prod3880208 or call 888-266-1200.

"Rock Till You Drop" Hip-Hop/R&B Contest, Aug. 20

M.Y H.O.O.D. MentorsM.Y H.O.O.D. Mentors is looking for 15 Hip Hop/R&B Performers to rock the stage on August 20! A $20 registration fee gets you the chance to showcase your skills and win more than $100 in a cash prize competition. The "Rock Till You Drop Fundraising Event" will support the work of M.Y H.O.O.D. Mentors, an organization addressing the unstable social behaviors of and by youth. Contest takes place at the Epiphany School, 154 Centre Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 on August 20, 2011, from 2 to 6 p.m.! Deadline to register is August 13th - space is limited!

If you got what it takes: get entry forms and more information by calling (857) 284-2850 or emailing myhoodmentors@yahoo.com. You may also visit www.myhoodmentors.com. >> Read More

Boston City Singers Auditions for ages 4 - 17 - 2011 - 2012 School Year

Saturday - June 4
2:00 - 5:00 pm
All Saints Church
209 Ashmont St.- Dorchester

We inspire and train the artist, student, and ambassador within each child!

Spread the word!

Tuition-based training sessions take place in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain.
After school and on Saturdays during school year.

Boston City Singers teaches over 350 inspiring young singers in nine choruses. Most of our singers are boys and girls (ages 4-18) from Boston‘s underserved neighborhoods. We accept new k-12 students with varying musical abilities. We offer a sliding scale tuition. Over 80% of our members require substantial scholarship support to participate. Boston City Singers uses a distinctive curriculum that trains children as young as four years old to learn to sing well. Each singer progresses through several levels: Kodály Singing Class, Neighborhood Training Chorus, Concert Chorus II, and Concert Chorus. Our singers learn about diverse communities and cultures by performing an extensive repertoire including gospel music, international folk music, opera, jazz, and medieval chant.

Boston City Singers - 17 Waldeck Street - Dorchester, MA 02124 - 617-825-0674
Jane Money, Artistic and Education Director
Melissa J. Graham, Managing Director

Website: bostoncitysingers.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bostoncitysingers
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fh9_ZQ256U

Free 80's Concert in Dot Park, Jul. 28

Fast Times BandDotPark goes retro! The Fast Times band will bring Dorchester back to the 80's on Thursday, July 28 during a free performance at Dorchester Park. Come by the Adams St. entrance from 6 to 8 p.m. for a mix of Jackson, Journey and Motley Crue that'll have you sporting every imaginable shade of neon, flashy blazers, rompers and massive belt buckles.   

Check out Fast Times at http://www.fasttimes.biz. Be warned: if you have a fashion sense, appreciate subtlety or hate long hair, this one's not for you.

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