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The Next Draft: Local head brewers reflect on homebrewing roots

At his Sturbridge brewery, Bob Bixby has never turned down a sample from a homebrewer.Indeed, Bixby, co-founder and head brewer of Altruist Brewing Co., offers his discerning palate free of charge. He’ll also take questions and dole out bags of malt.In his own small way, Bixby is honoring his homebrewing roots. “I come from a…

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Rockport Chamber Music Festival announces lineup for 38th year

The 38th Rockport Chamber Music Festival returns this summer, its second season under music director Barry Shiffman. Continuing his mix of established musicians and younger performers, Shiffman also blends evening chamber music concerts with films, community events, and late-night cabaret. Originally posted 2019-03-07 12:00:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Launching a legacy: Allman Betts band’s first tour stops in Plymouth

Devon Allman and Duane Betts were urged for years to do a band together – it seemed a natural fit, both musicians eagerly admit, given their respective legacies.But in waiting until the time was right, the newly launched Allman Betts Band has arrived at something richer: a sound that’s well within the vein of the legendary…

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Music: Ann Wilson pays tribute to late, great rockers on ‘Immortal’

Like a lot of us, Ann Wilson has been saddened by the recent deaths of so many iconic musicians. But the co-frontwoman of the band Heart found an effective way to channel her distress, and the result is a remarkable album, “Immortal,” due to be released on September 14. Ann Wilson and her own band will…

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LISTEN: The Beer For Everyone Project tries Athletic Brewing’s non-alcoholic beers

He thinks there’s a beer out there for everyone. She thinks he’s nuts. We’ll find out who’s right in The Beer for Everyone Project. This week, Norm and Nicole try non-alcoholic beer. Originally posted 2018-11-17 00:11:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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First Aid Kit takes cues from rock royalty for latest album

First Aid Kit has had such a meteoric rise since their days of busking on the streets of Stockholm, it shouldn’t be a surprise that some of the tunes on their latest album, “Ruins,” allude to dislocation.Sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg grew up in the Stockholm suburb of Enskede, where they were firmly determined not…

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Chicago Med’s Dr. Rhodes Receives an Alarming Call Mid-Surgery in Cryptic Sneak Peek

You know that crippling terror the second you realize your mom is calling to see if you defrosted the chicken? And that feeling of dread building with each ring because you know that you hadn’t? That might be the best way to describe what Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) is going through in this week’s […]

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John Medeski’s Mad Skillet sizzlin’ up songs at Brighton Music Hall

Keyboard ace John Medeski hasn’t stopped playing for something like the past 50 of his 53 years. He has a recollection of sitting next to his dad – an amateur pianist who was always a hit at parties as he launched into “Tea for Two” or “Up a Lazy River” – when he was a…

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The Week in Superlatives: Sexiest Scene Stealer, the Real-Life Survivor, and the Scene That Made Us Weep with Joy

It’s been another banner week in TV. Between a few buzzy show premieres, some emotionally evocative episodes — for better and for worse — and one majorly inspiring news item, here are the small screen moments you won’t want to miss from this week!Best take on tampons: Amy Schumer’s latest comedy […]

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Year in review: The best jazz albums of 2018

The physical album as a vehicle for new music is becoming rare, with downloads and online collections taking over, and jazz is often out of the spotlight these days. But there are plenty of dedicated artists out there playing one of the true American art forms, and we always like to salute the ones that…

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Wavves, Beach Fossils light up Boston club

One fine way to brighten up the weekend after Saturday’s all-day wet and nasty Nor’easter was to catch the tour combining surf-punks Wavves and jangly pop rockers Beach Fossils at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston on Sunday night.   Both bands played full sets of about an hour each, and the 500 fans on…

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4 children struck by car, injured on Florida beach

Three of the children and the driver of the black 2012 Toyota Venza were rushed to Halifax Health Medical Center by ambulance, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The fourth child, a 5-year-old girl, suffered traumatic injuries and was airlifted to a different hospital, said Lt. Kim Montes, a spokeswoman with the Florida Highway Patrol.

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