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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Grab your fellow pixies and put on your green outfit!

Many events are rolling out the green carpet in San Diego County to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Check out our to-do list:

Irish 4 A Day – St. Patrick’s Day
When: Friday March 11 ~ Saturday March 12 ~ Thursday March 17
Where: Downtown
Info: The 3-day festivities will take place at 15 of Fifth Avenue’s most notable nightclubs, music venues, restaurants and bars. Each venue will feature green beer, Irish car bombs, DJs, dancing, live music, drink specials, catering offers, and more.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
When: Saturday, March 12
Where: Balboa Park
Info: After two years without a show, here we go again! Dozens of floats, groups, dancers and organizations will parade down Fifth Avenue to kick off St. Patrick’s Day in San Diego. The massive parade will be followed by a festival in Balboa Park featuring entertainment on multiple stages.

San Diego Pixie Race
When: Saturday, March 12
Where: Pacific Beach
Info: Hit the ground running or walking in PB to ring in early on St. Patrick’s Day, either 5K style, 1K for kids, or a mile. Runners and walkers run a scenic route past city landmarks and also enjoy post-race festivities.

ShamROCK 2022
When: Saturday, March 12
Where: Gaslamp
Info: San Diego ShamROCK is back with a St. Patrick’s Day party in the Gaslamp Quarter featuring DJs, bands, dancers, a best-dressed pixie contest, and more. ShamROCK features a full line-up of the country’s top Irish and Celtic rock bands, with the Young Dubliners headlining the event.

Luck O’ Loma Block Party
When: Saturday, March 12
Where: Good Bar
Have a family-friendly, dog-friendly day out with live entertainment, Irish-themed food and drink, a dog park, themed games and more. The block party stretches from Goodbar to Surf Side Deli, welcoming families with a portion of proceeds benefiting local dog rescue, The Animal Pad.

Saint Patrick’s Day Yappy Hour
When: Sunday, March 13
Where: Pointe Loma
Info: Celebrate St. Puptrick’s Day with craft beers, food trucks, a dog-friendly picnic and pop-up shops at Bay City Brewing. Visitors will also be able to enjoy selfies with their pup and purchase a variety of doggie items.

St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party
When: Saturday, March 19
Where: Ocean Beach
Info: This is San Diego’s newest Irish-themed seaside festival. The inaugural event will feature live music, a “Guac Off”, green beer and cocktails, a 5k race, an invitational cornhole tournament of corned beef, a Mr. & Ms. Corned Beef contest , a puppy contest, pixie limbo, and more.

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Foot tapping fun – Door County Pulse https://swedishmusicshop.com/foot-tapping-fun-door-county-pulse/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 00:29:33 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/foot-tapping-fun-door-county-pulse/ Live music around the door Looking to brighten up your week with some tunes? Check out these performances! breakfast club March 4, 7-10:30 p.m., Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay This authentic reproduction of the timeless musical and dance hits of the 80s will still have your blood pumping. […]]]>

Live music around the door

Looking to brighten up your week with some tunes? Check out these performances!

breakfast club

March 4, 7-10:30 p.m., Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

This authentic reproduction of the timeless musical and dance hits of the 80s will still have your blood pumping.

Ben Larsen

March 5, 1-4 p.m., Harbor Ridge Winery, 4690 Rainbow Ridge Road in Egg Harbor

American acoustic singer.

hunter gatherer

March 5, 2-5 p.m., Door County Brewing Co., 8099 Hwy 57 at Baileys Harbor

Americana, classic rock, alternative country and originals.

Captain John Acoustic Song Circle

March 5, 4-6 p.m., Hügel Haus, 11934 Hwy 42 at Ellison Bay

Stop with your acoustic instrument to sit and play, sing, listen and/or enjoy a good meal! All levels of players are welcome to join the band as they play country, bluegrass, folk, oldies and original music.

Cafe Concert Series

March 5, 7 p.m., Door Community Auditorium, 3924 Hwy 42 at Fish Creek

Wade Fernandez’s performance will close the Door County Talks and Coffeehouse Concerts series. The cost is $17.50 per person. A limited number of places will be available and a mask is required regardless of vaccination status.

cheese doodles

March 5, 7-10:30 p.m., Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

With over 50 years of combined experience in music and entertainment, this duo can seamlessly transition from rock hits to classics and country and then back to pop favorites.

Karaoke

March 5, 9 p.m., Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse, 7855 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor

hip hop show

March 5, 10 p.m., Cherry Lanes Arcade Bar, 127 N. 4th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

Featuring performances by Caesar, Chump Service, Drew Lines, Madhatta Mafia, R. Braille, Shawn Crutch, Sheol Dynasty and Space Kase.

Acoustic Music Mondays

March 7, all of Sister Bay

Play alongside seasoned musicians. Time and location change, so call Lloyd Michalsen at 920.737.3347 to learn more and participate.

Open mic

March 8, 9 p.m., Waterfront Mary’s, 3662 N. Duluth Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

Hosted by Adam Haste.

Acoustic interference

March 9, 1-3 p.m., Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church Street in Egg Harbor

Open to all musicians, musical instruments, and ability levels, this jam will foster community as new musicians learn from other players and gain confidence. Auditors are also welcome.

Undeclared workers

March 11, 7-10:30 p.m., Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

This seasoned duo plays a variety of genres from the 50s to today.

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Metro Phoenix’s Best Super Bowl LVI Watch Parties https://swedishmusicshop.com/metro-phoenixs-best-super-bowl-lvi-watch-parties/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 18:47:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/metro-phoenixs-best-super-bowl-lvi-watch-parties/ When Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 13, more than 100 million people will be watching the battle between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. That includes all the die-hard NFL fans and casual viewers in the Phoenix metro area tuning in to the big game. Whichever team you bet on […]]]>

When Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 13, more than 100 million people will be watching the battle between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. That includes all the die-hard NFL fans and casual viewers in the Phoenix metro area tuning in to the big game.

Whichever team you bet on or bet for, it’s bound to be an action-packed contest filled with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. If you want to catch the big game in a setting that puts your neighbor to shame, we’ve got a list of some of the best Super Bowl watch parties in the Valley.

Granted, virtually every bar or restaurant will have TVs plugged in, some bars, clubs, restaurants, and even shopping malls have festivities planned. Most will have food and drink specials while others will offer prizes, raffles and live music. This includes one of the following valley spots.

arizona casino

The CAZ Sports Bar inside Casino Arizona, 524 North 92nd Street in Scottsdale, will host the annual “Big Game Viewing Party” with over 40 screens showing the football battle in 4K resolution, cash and giveaways, and Fox Sports 910’s Shawn Crespin serving as host. Craft beers will also be available for purchase and attendance will be strictly limited to those 21 and over. The party starts at 2 p.m. and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Free entry.

810 Billiards & Bowling

The CityScape location at 810 Billiards & Bowling, 50 West Jefferson Street, will offer a VIP experience with food, snacks and beverages included. Jerseys and team clothing are encouraged. The fun starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $50.

Desert Ridge Market and Tempe Market

Both outdoor malls are planning “Game Day Tailgate” events with huge LED screens showing every second of the action, outdoor bars and Madden available to play from noon until game time. Activities Tempe Marketplace, 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, will take place in and around the district stage and will also feature a DJ from Power 98.3. At Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 North Tatum Boulevard, screens will be set up at Barnes & Noble Courtyard and District Stage. Giveaways, shows, photo ops with a giant football helmet and other distractions are planned. Seating in both cases will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cactus Jack’s Ahwatukee Tavern

The owners of Cactus Jack’s, 4747 East Elliot Road, will be showing the game on eight big-screen TVs and offering various food and drink specials. The “Super Music/Super Bowl” night will also feature artists from local bands like The Noodles, Xtra Ticket will perform Grateful Dead tunes starting at 5:30 p.m. Raffle prizes (including a ticket to the Skull & Roses music festival in California this spring) will also be awarded throughout the afternoon and evening. Free entry.

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This neon sign explains what the Clubhouse at Maya in Scottsdale is all about.

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Clubhouse at Maya

As all the football action unfolds on one of Maya’s HD screens, 7333 East Indian Plaza in Scottsdale, you can take part in your own games. Distractions like Foosball, Skee-Ball, Billiards, Cornhole and Giant Jenga will all be available to play around the joint. Doors open at 9 a.m.

The dirty drummer

Patrons of the Dirty Drummer, 2303 North 44th Street, can participate in food and beverage specials while watching the game on multiple screens. The party starts at 4 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. Call 602-840-2726 for details.

Phx of industry

The celebrations at this LGBTQ+ establishment in the Melrose District begin at 12:30 p.m. with a Drag Brunch, which lasts until 3 p.m. Later, you can watch the match unfold on a giant projection screen and several televisions.

Kimmyz on greenway

You can partake in $3 national bottled beers, $5 appetizers and boneless wings, plus other food and drink specials at the annual Super Bowl party at Kimmyz , 5930 West Greenway Rd. It operates from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and admission is free.

Click to enlarge SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the site of Super Bowl LVI.  - TROUTFARM27/CC BY-SA 4.0/COMMONS WIKIMEDIA

SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the site of Super Bowl LVI.

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Talking Stick Resort

Fox Sports 910’s Mike “Roc” Muraco and Dan “Manuch” Manucci will host a 21+ party at the Salt River Grand Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 East Talking Stick Way in Scottsdale. Doors open at 2 p.m. and there will be food and drink specials, cash giveaways and prizes and sports betting (natch). Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

golden daisy

The Golden Margarita watch party will include libations, all the action from the grill playing on screens large and small, and a post-game dance party until 2 a.m. with DJ Pest on the decks. Kick-off is at 4:30 p.m. and admission is free.

Kobalt

Happy hour prizes will be offered until 7 p.m. at Kobalt, 3110 North Central Avenue, Suite 175, during the Super Bowl celebration. They’ll have the game on the bar’s big screen with plenty of snark and sassiness coming from its ever-entertaining crowd of regulars, especially when the commercials are on. Things start at 4 p.m.

Sports Grill bleachers

This Ahwatukee sports center at 15410 South Mountain Parkway will have 55 HDTVs showing the Cinncinatti vs. LA Specials showdown like $1.50 Jell-O shots, $3 domestic pints and burgers and fries at $9 will be available after the game starts at 4 p.m.

Chopper John’s

Football fans at Chopper John’s, 2547 East Indian School Road, can partake in servings of green chili chicken lasagna and $5 Bloody Marys while watching LA and Cinncinatti battle for grill glory. As always, there is no cover.

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PA Shop is gearing up for a busy summer, and that’s good news for live music fans https://swedishmusicshop.com/pa-shop-is-gearing-up-for-a-busy-summer-and-thats-good-news-for-live-music-fans/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:32:12 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/pa-shop-is-gearing-up-for-a-busy-summer-and-thats-good-news-for-live-music-fans/ Breadcrumb Links local arts If you want to know what to expect for music festivals this summer, you can hold your finger to the wind. Ron Schroeyens owns The PA Shop in London which provides stages, sound and lights for events. He said the summer is “looking really good” for London festivals, provided the pandemic […]]]>

If you want to know what to expect for music festivals this summer, you can hold your finger to the wind.

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If you want to know what to expect for music festivals this summer, you can hold your finger to the wind.

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Or chat with Ron Schroeyens, founder and owner of the PA Shop in London, a business that could be seen as a weather vane for outdoor live events.

There is hardly a live music event in the London area that Schroeyens company is not involved with, providing stage, sound, lights and video, with and without expert technicians.

So he has a good idea of ​​what’s to come and it looks pretty good.

“Summer is looking really good, provided the pandemic subsides and consumer confidence returns and people want to go out and party with 10,000 others at Rock The Park and Sunfest,” Schroeyens said, which provides the equipment and technical expertise for both. events.

All of London’s major festivals are planning shows this summer, including Family Shows Canada’s Children’s Festival (June 17-19), London Food and Craft Beer festival (June 24-26) and RibFest (July 28-June 1). August). , TD Sunfest (July 7-10), Home County Music and Art Festival (July 15-17), Start.ca Rocks the Park (July 13-16) and (according to sources) a return of Park Jam.

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In fact, Schroeyens is anticipating a better-than-average year, if only because he is among those still standing after two pandemic summers that have devastated the performing arts, from festivals to theaters and all. performance halls. What many don’t know is the impact on the people producing the shows, like the sound and light technicians employed by Schroeyens.

“The government (the grant programs) saved us, they kept us going,” said Schroeyens, who was able to get most of his staff to work during the pandemic.

But other businesses in the same line of business have closed, opening up more opportunities for survivors, such as Music City in London on Charterhouse Crescent – home to the PA Shop, London Guitars, London Percussion, Charterhouse Studios and PA AV Shop – and a larger facility in Dorchester housing the PA Shop’s largest equipment – stages, speakers, scaffolding and transport trucks.

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It was in Dorchester that Schroeyens staff convinced him to set up a video production studio last February to produce music videos.

The PA Shop has produced over 50 music videos, the majority free of charge, for some of London’s most accomplished and up-and-coming artists, from Shelly Rastin to Aaron Allen and rockers Bobnoxious, Laura Gagnon and award-winning alternative rockers Lost in Japan.

Schroeyens said the idea came from his team, which had little to do with very few live performance opportunities.

“I thought it was a good idea because it gave everyone something to do, but it also gave everyone a chance to learn something new,” said Schroeyens, a bassist in bands in the 80s and 90.

“We had watched videos that artists were making after the pandemic and there were a lot of horrible videos that people were streaming. As a musician, all you have is your brand and we thought it was really important with the pandemic that people needed good quality videos to reach their audience. So we did that and made sure the quality was very good. We wanted it to be better than what people would see on Saturday Night Live.

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The videos are all posted on the PA Shop Productions YouTube Channel .

“It was amazing,” said London singer-songwriter Laura Gagnon, who recorded a video for her single, Shady Lane Road.

“With the pandemic, we don’t have a lot of money to make videos and to have such an opportunity – for free – is very generous. The videos are top quality.

Lost in Japan, whose song Lonely won Corus Entertainment Radio’s Summer Song Contest and a $20,000 cash prize, is hoping for a better year with at least one tour scheduled for the spring.

“It was the first live performance we had in almost two years and it was super cool,” said frontman Addison Johnson, the band’s lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter.

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“It was like playing on a big stage in front of a huge audience with all the lights and a full sound system.”

Mario Circelli, founder and chairman of the Forest City London Music Awards, has paid for a few videos, like Battle of the High School Bands, as has Sunfest (Lazo, Tanika Charles and others).

“What he’s done for all these musicians is a great service,” Circelli said. “It’s given a great opportunity to the local music community and it’s a very high-end, very professional production, and kudos to Ron for pivoting to keep his staff working. They are all trained professionals and good technicians are difficult to replace.

For country artist Shelly Rastin, the PA Shop was a godsend.

“Especially given the timing, during the pandemic,” Rastin said.

“Having the opportunity to play with my band again after being away from the stage for so long, even though there was no live audience, was just wonderful. To have access to such a facility state-of-the-art and professionally crewed, it was like being next level. You’d have to pay thousands of dollars for those kinds of production values.”

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Woodstock organizer Michael Lang, driving force behind 1969 festival, dies at 77 https://swedishmusicshop.com/woodstock-organizer-michael-lang-driving-force-behind-1969-festival-dies-at-77/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 16:01:33 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/woodstock-organizer-michael-lang-driving-force-behind-1969-festival-dies-at-77/ Michael Lang, longtime Ulster County resident and driving force behind Setting 8. He was 77 years old. According to Lang’s obituary, he died of complications from lymphoma in New York City. Lang hosted the Woodstock Music Festival with three partners, but since August 1969 he had remained the public face of the famous gathering and […]]]>


Michael Lang, longtime Ulster County resident and driving force behind Setting 8. He was 77 years old.

According to Lang’s obituary, he died of complications from lymphoma in New York City.

Lang hosted the Woodstock Music Festival with three partners, but since August 1969 he had remained the public face of the famous gathering and its enduring ideals of peace, love and music. The festival was held in Bethel, Sullivan County, but was scheduled for the town of Woodstock, Ulster County.

Held within a year of the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Reverend Martin Luther King, Woodstock took place against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and growing divisions that continued to fracture the nation on the political, generational, economic and racial fault lines. Culturally, the concert landed on the opposite of the spectrum, away from the violence and uncertainty that defined much of the 1960s.

Woodstock is far from a financial or organizational success: major highways are blocked by concert traffic and festival-goers face rain, mud and logistical problems never before encountered as a concert at the Woodstock scale never happened.

But the four-day concert in Woodstock was also a time for the counter-culture to come together and show the nation and the world’s political leaders how they wanted, needed and would be heard. The counterculture took a stand in Woodstock, and the crowning moment of the movement came with a soundtrack from the best artists of the time, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Richie Havens, Sly & the Family Stone and The Who.

The legacy of the 1969 Woodstock Festival is the legacy of Michael Lang.

The Woodstock Festival launched careers and innovations in the industry

“Woodstock was an opportunity, a moment, a home that we all looked forward to and worked towards,” Lang wrote in his successful 2009 autobiography, “The Road to Woodstock,” co-authored with a Phenicia resident and the Professor SUNY New Paltz. Holly George Warren.


“For me, Woodstock was a test of whether people in our generation really believed in each other and the world we were struggling to create,” Lang wrote. “How would we do when we were in charge? Could we live like the peaceful community we imagined? I had hoped we could. From the start I believed that if we did our job right and with heart, set the stage and set the right tone, people would reveal their higher selves and create something amazing. Woodstock came to symbolize our solidarity.

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Woodstock also featured Joan Baez, Country Joe and the Fish, Crosby, Stills and Nash & Young, Carlos Santana, John Sebastian, Ravi Shankar, The Band and Arlo Guthrie, some of whom were at the start of what would become a long and prolific career.

Lang’s obituary also detailed Woodstock’s lasting impact on music and concert production. “With the lighting and sound innovations of Chip Monck and Bill Hanley respectively, security, recording and video technologies … were born in Woodstock and continue to this day,” we can say. read.

The face of a famous rally also produced Woodstock ’99, other tributes

Organizer Michael Lang speaks to reporters at the Woodstock 25th Anniversary concert on August 13, 1994 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York. (Photo by Rémi Benali / Liaison)

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A resident of the town of Woodstock for decades, Lang was an unpretentious guy seen quite regularly in the community, dining at Bread Alone Café and attending screenings during the Woodstock Film Festival, for which he served on the advisory board.

And although the town of Woodstock has a long history with the arts that predates the 1969 festival by many years, it was the Woodstock Music and Art Fair that shaped the famous community’s personality, its economy, its appeal as as tourism destination, and the businesses that anchor its daily trade. The Woodstock candle store is called Candlestock and its sign includes the phrase “Peace, Love & Light”. There is a cupcake place called Peace, Love & Cupcakes.

Lang has also conducted musicians, including Billy Joel and Joe Cocker.

Lang is remembered by many from the Oscar-winning documentary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. He appeared throughout the film wearing a life jacket and riding a BSA motorcycle on the festival grounds – an alfalfa farm in Bethel, New York, which now houses the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

But he will also be remembered by many for Woodstock ’99, the 30th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival he hosted at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome in Oneida County, New York.

The last night of this rally was marked by riots and fires. Lang in his autobiography wrote: “During performances of acts like Limp Bizkit, Korn and Rage Against the Machine, the mosh pit was a scary sight. The surfing public became quite aggressive, and we were horrified to find out later that incidents of assaulted women had been reported. “

Deputy Minority Leader in the State Senate Joseph Griffo (R-Rome) told the Poughkeepsie Journal in 2019 that Lang’s plan for Woodstock ’99, for the most part, had been “very well done.”

“There are always things you can do differently,” Griffo, who was mayor of Rome when Woodstock ’99 was held, told the Poughkeepsie Journal. “The concert went very well. Everything went well until the end. Things are happening. Any criminal activity is unacceptable.

Lang also hosted a Woodstock 25th Anniversary concert at the Winston Farm property in Saugerties, where he originally wanted to host the 1969 festival. Woodstock ’94 brought together the Woodstock Nation and the MTV generation and put on mind-blowing performances from Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel and Green Day, who were among dozens of bands to perform.

“In true Woodstock style, the community spirit lived, it rained like hell, mud people abounded and Woodstock ’94 made money for everyone but us,” Lang wrote in his autobiography.

Lang’s obituary acknowledges that “the magic of the original Woodstock could not be duplicated”, although a concert produced by Lang approached the importance of Woodstock 69. Held in Berlin the night after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it brought together people from West Berlin and East Berlin for the first time in a generation. Lang, along with singer Joe Cocker, helped negotiate with East German authorities the right to produce a concert on the east side of the wall.

Plans for a Woodstock 50th anniversary concert in 2019 have been announced with great fanfare. But the festival failed to gain traction due to lack of permits, change of venue, lawsuits and disputes between Lang and his Woodstock 50 team, and festival backer Dentsu Aegis.

“Lang’s desire to celebrate the 50th anniversary was a personal disappointment,” his obituary notes, adding that in September 2019, the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky., Honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for its contribution to peace.

Brooklyn boy moves north to Woodstock

Michael Lang grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, according to his book. Her father installed heating systems and her mother kept the accounts of the family business. Lang, like millions of American children, grew up listening to rock and roll – Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Bill Haley and the Comets.

Lang was the only one in his family to play an instrument and he joined a rock and roll band, as a drummer, at the age of 12. . “

As a child, he spent summers attending a camp in Sullivan County, where he would stage Woodstock as an adult. During winters, the Lang family took road trips to Miami and Canada.

In 1962, he enrolled at New York University while still in his final year of high school. After transferring to the University of Tampa, then re-enrolling in NYU, he eventually dropped out of college in 1965, moved to Miami, and opened a main store which Lang wrote in his book, has become “the hub of the Miami subway.” . “He hosted live music in his store and expanded that effort to promote bigger shows with musicians including Ravi Shankar.

This led to Lang, along with a partner, hosting the Miami Pop Festival in 1968 with Chuck Berry, the Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, among other acts. It drew a crowd of 25,000 people.

A year later, Hendrix would deliver a stunning performance to close the Woodstock Festival. His iconic instrumental interpretation of the “Star-Spangled Banner” on solo electric guitar remains, more than 50 years later, a defining moment of the 1960s.

After hosting the Miami Pop Festival, Lang wrote in his book, “I thought it was time to go back to New York. 90 kilometers north of the city, Woodstock had become a magnet for musicians. I remembered its artistic small town vibe when we went there in the fifties. The city had a history of attracting artists and gypsies. My girlfriend Sonya and I decided to check it out for ourselves.

Community reactions to Lang’s death

Woodstock Film Festival Executive Director Meira Blaustein posted about Lang on Facebook: “I loved you so much.”

Laurent Rejto, founder of the Hudson Valley Film Commission and co-founder of the Woodstock Film Festival, said of Lang on Facebook: “I will remember Michael Lang as a loving father and father, before. all. I will miss her sweetness, kindness and Peter Pan spirit. He has always been so kind to my children.

Steve Bohn of Ulster Park, the former manager of a Starbucks on Massa Drive in the city of Ulster, said Lang would come to the cafe several times a month, order a classic espresso drink, sit down and browse the New York Times while appearing perfectly well that no one recognized him.

Bohn loved having Lang at the cafe and, if there was an interesting concert coming up in the Hudson Valley, he would tell Lang about it. Bohn remembers Lang thought that Bob Dylan’s 2017 concerts at the Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, hosted by the Bardavon 1869 opera house in Poughkeepsie, were a good idea.

“He was always patient and generally conversational,” Bohn recalls.


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Wiffle Ball, Dr. Seuss, Jazz, Foot Rubs, and more in today’s FUN10! https://swedishmusicshop.com/wiffle-ball-dr-seuss-jazz-foot-rubs-and-more-in-todays-fun10/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 15:09:44 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wiffle-ball-dr-seuss-jazz-foot-rubs-and-more-in-todays-fun10/ Every Sunday we launch a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a glimpse of what’s going on over the next seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for details on ten awesome events happening in the city. It’s cool read and a great way to start planning your entertainment […]]]>


Every Sunday we launch a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a glimpse of what’s going on over the next seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for details on ten awesome events happening in the city. It’s cool read and a great way to start planning your entertainment for the week.

FUN10 – ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, every Sunday, only on your site for local entertainment, free and fun, QuadCities.com!

The 2nd Annual Bettendorf High School Wiffle Ball Tournament will take place on Wednesday, December 22!

Have fun with friends and help support the BHS Baseball Team at their 2nd Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament on Wednesday, December 22!

Take a walk in a “winter wonderland” with Circa ’21

For the holiday 2021 theatrical production in its spectacular 44th season of live entertainment, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is giving family audiences a special holiday gift: the Christmas musical WINTER WONDERLAND. This festive charm on stage will charm Wise Men Ninja Wizards, Forty-Two, That Barrage Shopping Trip, and more in this week's FUN10the audience with its magical mix of laughs, feelings and beloved songs from the past, and it is led by a wonderful team of professional talents.

WINTER WONDERAND will be performing at Circa ’21 until December 29, with performances on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are of $ 53.55 for the evening supper and show and $ 46.73 for the mornings on the plate.

Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. To reserve, contact the theater at 1828 Third Ave., Rock Island, IL. or by calling 309-786-7733 ext.2.

In this heartwarming musical tale, a father wishes to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas like those of his youth leads him and his family, first to a historic Christmas tree farm, then on a magical journey to 1921 , where he learns that while it is important to remember the past, the best way to keep the tradition alive is to enjoy the Christmas present! Written for Circa 21 by longtime Bootlegger and frequent mainstage actor Brad Hauskins, WINTER Wise Men Ninja Wizards, Forty-Two, That Barrage Shopping Trip, and more in this week's FUN10WONDERLAND is a nostalgic celebration of family that will leave audiences of all ages filled with the peace and joy of the holiday season.

Hauskins’ musical revue was originally presented at Circa ’21 during the holidays of 2000, and although its new version retains the title, setting, and characters of the old show, it is now staged with a new script and a new score of old favorites arranged and orchestrated by the author, Laura Hammes and Mason Moss. As Hauskins explained about this new WINTER WONDERLAND, you’ll hear a lot of traditional Christmas music, but a little different from what we did 20 years ago. And all the songs are songs of that [1921] era, but they’re not necessarily all Christmas themed · there’s Irving Berlin and other songs that we’ve kind of incorporated into the storytelling.

He continued, there is a word in the song ‘Winter Wise Men Ninja Wizards, Forty-Two, That Barrage Shopping Trip, and more in this week's FUN10Wonderland ‘which weighs heavily in the series:’ To face fearlessly the plans we have made. ‘ And for me, that was the hook of what I’m trying to say. This is what it means to live today. We make plans, we celebrate this holiday despite everything that is wrong and we face our projects without fear. It’s a really fitting statement for what we’re trying to do.

Sean McCall, former artistic director of the Old Creamery Theater in Amana, Iowa, directed WINTER WONDERLAND for Circa ’21. Wrigley Mancha (Matilda: The Musical from the Quad City Music Guild), Mark Leo McGinn (The Drowsy Chaperone from the Music Guild) and local eighth-grader Cameryn Bergthold, and seven familiar talents return to the Rock Island stage: Ashley Mills Becher (Saturday Night Fever), Bobby Becher (Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn), Derrick Bertram (Newsies), Erica Lee Bigelow (Disenchanted), Savannah Bay Strandin (Beehive: The ’60s Musical), Tristan Layne Tapscott (Kinky Boots), and Krianna Walljasper (Annie).

The entire Circa ’21 team are delighted to welcome the returning audience for the holidays following last year’s unforeseen season and urge guests to book early for what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable night of magic and cheerfulness on stage. Call 309-786-7733 ext. 2 for reservations and treat your whole family to the glorious onstage celebration that is WINTER WONDERLAND!

Live on Tuesday evening, it’s Trivia Night Live!

Trivia Night Live rolls in The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf every Tuesday at 7pm!
It is Mother's Day at Beaux Arts, Ale Trail, a 'Hamilton' star in town and more in today's FUN10!Free To Play, with up to eight people per team playing in different categories.

What is Trivia Night Live?

Trivia Night Live is a live interactive team trivia game played at your favorite restaurants and bars. The game consists of four sets of questions of increasing difficulty and point values. The categories range from news, history, geography, science, sports and more….

Trivia Night Live is free and you can have up to 8 members on a team.

Prizes are awarded to the 1st half winner and total winners earn a gift card of $ 25 for 1st place, $ 10 for 2nd place (cannot be used on the same night).

We ask a question, then play a song. Your team has the duration of this song to give your answer. No mobiles. web devices or smartwatches can be used, just unnecessary trivial knowledge held between your ears.

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presented by Think & Drink Entertainment.

Mother's Day at Beaux Arts, Ale Trail, a 'Hamilton' star in town and more in today's FUN10!Bootleg Hill Open Mic every Thursday

Are you looking for a place to showcase your talents?

How about Bootleg Hill’s open mic party?

The open mic musical evening is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and from 8 p.m.

Winter nights Winter lights illuminating the QC

The Quad City Botanical Center is proud to announce that MidAmerican Energy Company is the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights.

The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, featuring our largest lighted display to date. Explore the Sun Garden, Kindergarten, Lawns, Pond and Pocket Gardens from our outdoor light exhibit while learning about our biggest fundraiser of the year.

Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night, and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot chocolate and treats to buy from Taste Buds, a downtown Rock Island company that we are proud of. associate.

Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take away or plan your visit at one of our special event nights.

New this year, Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will receive free admission Wednesday evenings during the exhibition. Memberships can be purchased at qcgardens.com.

Winter Nights Winter lights illuminating the Quad City Botanical Center on Rock IslandDATES AND TIMES OF THE EXHIBITIONS

Dec 15 – Jan. 2, every day *, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

* HOLIDAY CALENDAR

Open New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

GENERAL ADMISSION

$ 8 adults, $ 4 youth 2-15, under 2 free

Members of the Center botanique du Québec and FunBundle members

receive $ 2 off admission

Quad City Botanical Center members and FunBundle members enjoy free entry on Wednesday evenings for the duration of the exhibition. Members must present a membership card at the entrance.

Tickets available on qcgardens.com.

Winter Nights Winter lights illuminating the Quad City Botanical Center on Rock IslandSPECIAL EVENTS

FREE NIGHTS FOR MEMBERS

WEDNESDAY, until 1/2, 5-9 p.m.

Members must present a membership card at the entrance. Advanced tickets not required. Free for Botanical Center members and FunBundle members

APPOINTMENT NIGHTS

12/30 THURSDAY, 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy live music from Roger Carlson and seasonal cocktails indoors at the cash bar. Snacks and hot chocolate provided.

$ 20 couple, $ 10 individual

Celebrate Christmas with Julotta

The Christmas tradition of “Julotta” returns to Bishop Hill State Historic Site. All are invited to attend a non-denominational church service at 6 a.m. on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 in Colony Church.

The word Julotta comes from the Swedish words for “yule” and “before dawn”. Christmas morning in Sweden begins with assistance at the Julotta service. Since 1970, service has been a tradition at Bishop Hill to help reaffirm the Swedish heritage of the community.

Built in 1848 by Swedish immigrants, the public is invited to attend church service in the settlement’s restored church. The liturgy will be led by Rev. Lisa Unger of the Stronghurst and United Methodist churches. Readers include Reverend Bryan Griem of First Baptist Church in Galva and Reverend Dan Wright of First Congregation Church in Toulon. The organist will be Ann Larson, with special music by Courtney Stone. Coffee and rusks, a Swedish pastry similar to biscotti, will be available at the Colony Church Museum after the service.

Welcome Christmas dawn at Colony Church in Bishop Hill

Those planning to attend are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, as the shrine will not be heated during the service. Everyone who attends and participates in the service will be required to follow all current CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines regarding face coverings and social distancing.

The community of Bishop Hill, founded by Swedish immigrants in 1846, is located 20 miles south of Interstate 80 and 17 miles east of Interstate 74 in Henry County. Colony Church is located at 101 Maiden Lane in Bishop Hill.

The Bishop Hill site will be closed on December 25 (except for the Julotta service) and January 1, 2022.

For more information on Bishop Hill and other historic sites in the state, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov.


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Get into the holiday spirit at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center https://swedishmusicshop.com/get-into-the-holiday-spirit-at-the-queen-kaahumanu-center/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 22:18:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/get-into-the-holiday-spirit-at-the-queen-kaahumanu-center/ December 14, 2021, 12:18 PM HST From live music to local pop-up shops and photos with Santa, there’s plenty to do at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center this holiday season. The month’s holiday lineup includes special events, entertainment, donation opportunities and local pop-up shops. Gift with purchase Until December 31, 2021, guests who provide $ 200 […]]]>


December 14, 2021, 12:18 PM HST

From live music to local pop-up shops and photos with Santa, there’s plenty to do at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center this holiday season. The month’s holiday lineup includes special events, entertainment, donation opportunities and local pop-up shops.

Gift with purchase

Until December 31, 2021, guests who provide $ 200 or more in retail receipts will receive a commemorative QKC x Na Koa Collaboration Tote. Buyers can show proof of purchase at the Na Koa located in the Macy’s Wing. One gift per person per promotion. While stocks last. Purchases must be made between November 26, 2021 and December 31, 2021 at any Queen Ka’ahumanu Center retailer.

Mixed on Mondays

Enjoy touring performances by your favorite local musical artists singing your favorite holiday tunes and originals on December 13 and 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On December 13, the touring musicians were Wailau Ryder, Marja Apisaloma and Napua Greig. Marvin Tevaga and ‘ohana will be walking through the center on December 20.

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Kama’āina Nights Holiday Edition

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A series of locally grown holiday concerts for the entire ‘ohana on December 10 and 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. Middle school group, The Juan Brothers and Kaulike Pescaia.

Holiday Pop-ups

Designz by Kamohoali’i will appear next to Ramen Ya from December 20-24 and Happy Wahine will be located in OneEighty near Center Court from December 8-28.

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Photos with Santa Claus

Bring your four-legged friend for a photo with Santa on December 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. * Animals must be kept on a leash.

Gift wrap

Until December 22, during mall hours, gift-wrapping services from various non-profit organizations will be available on Center Court by donation. All profits go directly to the non-profit association.


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Reba McEntire to open restaurant in Oklahoma https://swedishmusicshop.com/reba-mcentire-to-open-restaurant-in-oklahoma/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:37:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/reba-mcentire-to-open-restaurant-in-oklahoma/ Reba McEntire can now add another distinction to her ever-growing resume: restaurateur. The country singer is opening her own restaurant and concert venue in Atoka, OK in 2022 and it’s aptly named Reba’s Place. The 66-year-old broke the news over the weekend at a concert in Durant, OK and posted a video of the moment […]]]>


Reba McEntire can now add another distinction to her ever-growing resume: restaurateur.

The country singer is opening her own restaurant and concert venue in Atoka, OK in 2022 and it’s aptly named Reba’s Place.

The 66-year-old broke the news over the weekend at a concert in Durant, OK and posted a video of the moment on her Instagram page. McEntire was joined by Chef Gary Batton from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and revealed that the restaurant is a partnership with the Choctaw Nation and the City of Atoka.

“We’re really excited, we’re very excited about this,” the singer said in the short clip. “There will be great food, a family atmosphere, a bandstand where we can do a little picking, smile and sing.”

So, how soon can you visit Reba’s Place? McEntire has said she hopes to open it around September 2022. Until then, we’ll settle for all the exciting details.

A website for the place describes it as “a restaurant, bar, concert hall and retail store” and says it is built in a century-old Masonic temple.

“Reba’s Square features two floors of food court that open up to a central stage that will regularly host live music performances,” the website explains.

Now what about the menu? It will feature regional dishes made from scratch in addition to other staples from regions such as Nashville, New Orleans and Mexico. A ‘Fancy’ steak dinner, chicken fried steak, street tacos, pinto beans, and cornbread (Reba’s favorite) will also appear on the menu.

On the ground floor, a restored antique bar will offer a variety of beers, wines and cocktails.

There will also be plenty to see around the building, including a collection of memorabilia from Reba’s personal archives which will be regularly updated. The retail store will also carry a mix of merchandise created just for Reba’s Place and other Reba items.

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The Offspring blows up the roof in triumphant return for live music https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-offspring-blows-up-the-roof-in-triumphant-return-for-live-music/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:46:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-offspring-blows-up-the-roof-in-triumphant-return-for-live-music/ The offspring in Birmingham Thousands of music fans have braved the cold to see punk rock legends The Offspring on their latest headlining tour at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham. Queues of enthusiastic fans meandered around the site of the National Exhibition Center – concerts are back after the lockdown, and the expectation of an […]]]>


The offspring in Birmingham

Thousands of music fans have braved the cold to see punk rock legends The Offspring on their latest headlining tour at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham.

Queues of enthusiastic fans meandered around the site of the National Exhibition Center – concerts are back after the lockdown, and the expectation of an evening of live music was palpable despite the gloomy weather. After a rousing set from London duo Bob Vylan who appropriately warmed up the hesitant crowd by testing their dance shoes, Swedish rockers The Hives took to the stage for a roaring set like no other. Although they entered the room in assorted monochrome ensembles, The Hives was nothing black and white as they delivered a technicolor storm of gruff vocals, melting guitar riffs, full basslines. boom and wild drum sections through hit tracks Walk Idiot Walk, Main Offender, Go For It and more.

“After the pandemic, punk rock shows are back,” yelled singer Per ‘Pelle’ Almqvist.

“Take a second to pinch your arm, it’s really happening. The Swedish quintet wrapped the audience around their fingers with their effortless charisma and electric stage presence that transformed the hall from a group of constant nods into a mob of chanting, dancing and throwing. pints. Ending on the hit hits Hate To Say I Told You So and Tick Tick Boom, The Hives delivered an outstanding live performance that has managed to clean up the cobwebs in a room of music fans hungry for live music since 2020. .

Since their formation in 1984, California punks The Offspring have continuously brought alternative music to the mainstream with an impressive catalog of hit singles, multi-platinum albums, soundtracks for television and video games, and much more. which cemented their legendary status.

And they left no doubt in anyone’s mind that this reputation is well deserved after an explosive spectacle that blew up the roof of the Resorts World Arena.

Kicking off their set with renditions of Staring at The Sun, Come Out and Play and the single Want You Bad, The Offspring set the room on fire from the get-go as the crowd transformed into a wave of bouncing bodies. “We always have a good time in Birmingham, actually all over the Midlands,” guitarist Kevin ‘Noodles’ Wasserman told the venue with cries of adoration, before plunging into a solo guitar frenzy with good riffs. known to GBH, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.

Singer Bryan ‘Dexter’ Holland showcased his instantly recognizable and powerful vocal style through flawless performances of Let the Bad Times Roll, Hit That, Why Don’t You Get A Job ?, Pretty Fly For A White Guy and a tingling piano. interpretation of fan favorite Gone Away.

The Offspring is a band that is clearly more at ease on stage. Their instant comfort with a crowd and their ability to control the reactions of a venue of thousands through the simplest of stage choices is a true testament to their heritage. Ending the night with incredibly loud performances from The Kids Aren’t Alright, You’re Gonna Go Far Kid and Self Esteem, The Offspring showed that their best years of performance were far from behind them. Live music is back, and if this show is anything to go by, it’s bigger and better than ever.


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Montclair Public Library plans Kwanzaa festivities https://swedishmusicshop.com/montclair-public-library-plans-kwanzaa-festivities/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:50:50 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/montclair-public-library-plans-kwanzaa-festivities/ MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Montclair Public Library will celebrate Kwanzaa with a series of events in December, starting with its first Ujamaa outdoor winter market on December 4. The celebration builds on the library’s 32-year tradition of showcasing Kwanzaa as the keystone of its winter programming. “Ujamaa” is one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, […]]]>


MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Montclair Public Library will celebrate Kwanzaa with a series of events in December, starting with its first Ujamaa outdoor winter market on December 4.

The celebration builds on the library’s 32-year tradition of showcasing Kwanzaa as the keystone of its winter programming.

“Ujamaa” is one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, emphasizing the cooperative economy. With that in mind, the Ujamaa open-air winter market will feature culinary delights and products from local chefs, artisans and entrepreneurs. In addition to holiday shopping and food trucks outside the main library, visitors can enjoy a series of free performances inside the building.

An iPad card making class on December 15 and a virtual Kwanzaa program on December 26 (the first official day of Kwanzaa) will complete the library’s offering. See below for event details.

UJAMAA WINTER EXTERIOR MARKET
Saturday December 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Main Library (Plaza), 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Browse and shop for culinary delights and products from local chefs, artisans and entrepreneurs. A list of vendors and food trucks will be posted on montclairlibrary.org/ujamaa-outdoor-winter-market/. In addition, a series of free performances will take place inside and outside the Library.

Bad weather date: December 11

FREE SHOW

MAGIC ISLAND

Twisting Balloon, December 4, 10-11 a.m., Main Library (Lobby)

Reading Magic Show, December 4, 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m., Main Library (Auditorium)

The master magician ISLANDMAGIC will fascinate with his quick card tricks, his mind games and his magnificent production of white doves in this show with Caribbean accents with soca and reggae rhythms. No registration required, but the number of places is limited.

Kora Music by Salieu Suso, December 4, 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Main Library (Plaza)

Salieu Suso is a master player of kora, a soothing 12-string harp from West Africa. Coming from a family tradition of Jalis (musician-historians), he is also a composer, arranger and teacher of West African music and culture. No registration required.

Live music by Kassaye Selassie, December 4, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Main Library (Auditorium)

Kassaye Selassie is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Bloomfield, NJ, influenced by Ethiopian and American jazz as well as Rhythm & Blues. Performing with several groups and solo over the years, he has performed at Bitter End, Sullivan Hall, Oakeside Mansion and the illustrious Hammerstein Ballroom. No registration required, but the number of places is limited.

DIGITAL HOLIDAY CARD DESIGN (ADULT SCHOOL CLASS)
Wednesday December 15, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Main Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Cost: $ 35
Instructor: Mansa Mussa

Have you ever thought about designing your own greeting card for Kwanzaa, Christmas or Hanukkah? Here’s your chance to do it using your iPad, a photo app, and a little imagination. Students should bring their own iPad and Perfect Image Pic Collage Maker, an app that can be purchased from the Apple App Store. Registration required on this link.

KWANZAA LIVING WITH THE QUEEN OF CULTURE
Sunday December 26, 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Virtual (Zoom)
To free

Kwanzaa expert Culture Queen will teach the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa through interactive music, movement, storytelling, and black history-themed games. This signature Culture Kingdom Kids program is suitable for all ages and will leave participants feeling more inspired to incorporate Kwanzaa into their family traditions. Registration required: https://montclairlibrary.libnet.info/event/5811781
Register once per family. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants. If you miss the live stream, email youthservices@montclairlibrary.org for a recording link available through January 1.

About Kwanzaa at the Montclair Public Library
Founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is the seven-day African American festival that celebrates culture, family and community from December 26 to January 1. Since 1989, the Montclair Public Library has organized a Kwanzaa event. The event has grown each year and has become an important part of the Library’s winter programming, cultivated by former MPL staff, Brother Saalik Cuevas and Matilda Williams. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Library to adapt in 2020 with the virtual program “Harambee! Songs and Stories for Kwanzaa with April Armstrong ”, and in 2021 with a mainly outdoor Winter Market. 2021 will be the Library’s 32nd year celebrating Kwanzaa with the community of Montclair.


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