Thursday December 20, 2012

Leland & Gray music ensembles, visual artists featured tonight

TOWNSHEND -- The Leland & Gray Middle and High School will present its annual Winter Art Show and Concert on Thursday at 7 p.m., in the school’s gymnasium.

The Middle School Band and Chorus, High School Band and Chorus, A Cappella, Samba and Jazz Band will all perform.

Also, there will be mixed-media portraits, drawings, and ceramics from the eighth-grade class as well as ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and digital media created by high schoolers on display. Finally, there will be student-produced fine woodworking pieces and welded sculptures.

Baked goods, beverages and a 50-50 raffle will be available.

For more information, contact Ron Kelly at 802-365-7355, ext. 135.

Wyld Nightz rocks Waxy O’Connor’s

KEENE, N.H. -- The Wyld Nightz Band will appear at Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub on Saturday, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. There is no cover charge for this holiday program.

The Wyld Nightz Band is a six-piece classic rock dance band from southern Vermont. The band specializes in the music of the Rolling Stones, Beatles as well as contemporary rock. The Wyld Nightz Band is Matt Martyn, bass and vocals, Jeff Brewer guitar and lead vocals, Tony Speranza, keyboards and vocals, Anthony Speranza, saxophones and vocals, Michael McKinney, guitar and trumpet, and Fred Epstein, drums.


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Messiah Sing is Sunday in Keene

KEENE, N.H. -- The United Church of Christ in Keene, 23 Central Square, hosts its annual Messiah Sing on Sunday at 7 p.m.

The event is open to the public and handicapped-accessible. For more information, visit ucckeene.org or call the church office at 603-352-4136.

Butterfly Swing Band has 2 area gigs

PUTNEY -- The Butterfly Swing Band plays hot classic swing grooves from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s guaranteed to get you schmoozin’ and movin’ at two area venues during the holiday season.

The band plays on Friday, Dec. 28, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Putney Inn. There is no cover charge. For more information, call 802-345-3769. Then, the band will help you swing into the new year on Monday, Dec. 31, from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Metropolis Wine Bar, 55 Elliot St., in Brattleboro. There is no cover. For information, call 802-490-2255.

Butterfly Swing Band features Joe LoMonaco percussion, Scott Sizer on trumpet and vocals, Mark Anagnostopulos guitar and vocals, Walter Slowinski clarinet, sax and vocals, and Lynn Lovell upright bass and vocals.