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BROADWAY'S NEXT H!T MUSICAL

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
7:30PM
Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium
Broadway's Next H!t Musical abandons the same ol' song and dance to create a brand new, fully improvised musical comedy every week! Every lyric, melody and jazz hand is made up on the spot to create a show that is spot-on, energetic and absolutely hilarious! Be a part of the improvised musical comedy you're bound to love - after all, YOU created it! 



A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS WITH JOHN "PAPA" GROS

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
7:30PM
MCLA Venable Hall, Gynasium

Booty shaking party music best sums up the inimitable John "Papa" Gros Band, one of the most successful funk bands to emanate from New Orleans. Rooted in improvisation, the group of all-star musicians led by Hammond B3 keyboardist and lead vocalist John Gros has built its enthusiastic vibe on a long-standing
musical tradition that dates back to the hot jazz of the legends Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong.

 


 

MARGARET A. HART '35 SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT: CRAIG HARRIS PLAYING THE MUSIC OF SUN RA

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
7:30PM
MCLA Church Street Center
Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium

Backed by a twenty piece big band from Dartmouth as well as some of New York City's finest musicians, Craig Harris channels the spirit and music of the prolific jazz prophet Sun Ra.


DALA: A Very Special Holiday Show

Saturday, December 6th, 2014
MCLA Church Street Center
Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium

MCLA Presents! brings back audience favorite Dala to North Adams for an intimate evening of holiday classics and original music. Best friends Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine will perform an unforgettable night of angelic harmonies and acoustic pop music. Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Dala will delight their audience with the familiar songs that make the holidays so special.


10TH ANNUAL BLUES AND FUNK FESTIVAL: DAY ONE

Friday, February 6th, 2015

7:30PM

MCLA Venable Hall, Gynasium


THE REMINDERS

The ReMINDers return to MCLA for the third time, having become a favorite with students and community alike. The Reminders are a rare and remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/ vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that's hard to beat.
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MAYA AZUCENA

Much loved R&B diva Maya returns to campus for what promises to be a special evening for all. MTV Made's Award-winning, singer-activist
Maya Azucena is a global artist making music that matters. Self-described as sounding like "The Roots if fronted by a singer with 4-octaves," Billboard and the Washington Post have heralded her mesmerizing performances, as well as the Village Voice that said, "armed with a powerfully compelling voice, Azucena just could be the most impressive of the current hip-hop/soul/r&b diva crop."

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10TH ANNUAL BLUES AND FUNK FESTIVAL: DAY TWO
Friday, February 7th, 2015

7:30PM

MCLA Venable Hall, Gynasium

ARTHUR HOLMES BLUES BAND

Getting the party started in the Berkshires is our own Arthur Holmes Blues Band with Arthur Holmes on guitar and vocals, John Worth on bass, and Brian Forfa on drums.
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MISTY BLUES BAND

Gina Coleman and the Misty Blues Band have established a reputation as one of the best blues bands in Berkshire County, and probably beyond. The band consists of Coleman on vocals, Jason Webster on guitar, Bill Patriquin on bass, Jeff Dudziak on rhythm guitar, Ben Kohn on keyboards, and Kali Baba McConnell on drums.
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ALBERT CUMMINGS BAND

Breaking every cliché associated with the blues while producing some of the most powerful music of the 21st century comes as natural to Albert Cummings as swinging a hammer while constructing one of his award-winning custom built homes. The Massachusetts native learned the requisite three chords on the guitar from his father, but then switched to playing banjo at age 12, and became a fan of bluegrass music.


SEKOU SUNDIATA EVENING OF SPOKEN WORD & POETRY

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
7:30PM
MCLA Gallery 51

MCLA Presents! brings back our semi-annual evening of spoken word and poetry. Featuring original poems by Williams students and MCLA alumni, as well as the voices of our local high school students, this evening is in remembrance of the poet Sekou Sundiata. Sundiata was a Harlem born, African American poet, activist, and performer. The sound of Sundiata's voice became iconic as his words were always full of honesty, warmheartedness, comedy, righteous anger and longing.