#National Puppy Day

#National Puppy Day

Mar 23, 2017

National Puppy Day

By Cassie Sullivan

National Puppy Day in the United States is celebrated on March 23rd.  This special day was started by Colleen Paige, a pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist.  She also started other days of recognition in the U.S., such as: Dog Day, Cat Day, Kitten Day, Mutt Day and Wildlife Day, among others.  Ms. Paige invites us on this particular day of recognition, to celebrate puppies and to consider adoption today,

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Warming Up Under the Tent with Country Music

Warming Up Under the Tent with Country Music

Mar 8, 2017

By CAV (CCMT)

As spring prepares to make its entrance in New England, so does country music at The Cape Cod Melody Tent and The South Shore Music Circus.  This season we have Hunter Hayes returning at both venues (CCMT on June 16th and SSMC on June 17th) with new music just released.  Then in July, first-time guest, Phil Vassar, will be at the Melody Tent to rock the stage!  After co-writing songs with a number of famous country vocalists,

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Getting to Know Michael Franti

Getting to Know Michael Franti

Feb 27, 2017

By Travis Drageset (allmusic.com)

Since his days as a member of the Beatnigs while in his early twenties, Michael Franti grew from an angry young hip-hopper with a political, socially conscious bent (the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead) to a man who channeled his seriousness, social unease, and desire for change and merged them with his love of music, particularly old-school R&B, soul, and hip-hop. What he left behind in brash, make-some-noise aesthetic,

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Dark Star Orchestra Celebrates 20 years of Tribute

Dark Star Orchestra Celebrates 20 years of Tribute

Feb 23, 2017

One day in 1997, two Dead Head musicians were ruminating about life without Jerry Garcia and simultaneously came up with the same idea: “Let’s recreate a Grateful Dead show.” Around forty people came down to Martyrs’ in Chicago on November 11, 1997, to hear the brand-new Dark Star Orchestra’s rendition of the Dead’s show of 10/8/81. They’d planned it as a four-week experiment; ninety folks showed up the second week, then two hundred, then a 400-person sell-out…so it seemed like a good idea to keep going.

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Throwback Thursday…On this Day…

Throwback Thursday…On this Day…

Feb 16, 2017

Lots happened on this day in music history…

1935: Sonny Bono is born in Detroit. He finds success as a producer and record executive before marrying Cher, with whom he forms the duo Sonny & Cher. He is elected to Congress in California, where he serves until the time of his death.

The 6.5 Special, Britain’s first pop music program, debuts on the BBC; the year is 1957.

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More Shows Added to the 2017 Season

More Shows Added to the 2017 Season

Feb 13, 2017

HYANNIS, Mass. February 13, 2017– The Cape Cod Melody Tent just announced more shows for the rapidly-approaching season.  Hunter Hayes returns to Hyannis, bringing new songs.  Another country singer who will rock the theater in the round this summer, is Phil Vassar. Also added to the lineup are the family favorite, Kaleidoscope Theater with several children’s shows; An Evening with the Fab Four for all the Beatles fans, and Grammy-award winning trumpeter Chris Botti. With the list of shows growing and the word getting out,

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Melody Tent 2017 Season

Melody Tent 2017 Season

Jan 25, 2017

With the new year well under way, The 2017 season of shows is coming together nicely for The Melody Tent in Hyannis and the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset.  Whether you live in the area, are planning a vacation here, or have time for a day trip- there is nothing like catching a show at either of these two unique intimate venues, with the stars up close.  Each of these venues are among the only continuously-operating tent theaters in the United States,

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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Dec 28, 2016

While every year seems to have that certain moment that will go down in infamy, 2016 seems to have quite a few. From sports, to politics, technology, world events and beyond it seems as though this year put the world through both tragedy and triumph.

Check out Google’s Year in Search Recap above to see the top searches of the past twelve months.

Top moments include (in no particular order):

  • Chicago Cubs winning the World Series
  • Brexit
  • Hamilton taking the world by storm
  • The 2016 Presidential Election
  • Supermoon
  • 2016 Rio Olympics

And so much more

The worst part about looking back is being reminded of all of the talented artists we lost this year.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2016

The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621 and included 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians and lasted three days. Many historians believe that only five women were present at that first Thanksgiving, as many women settlers didn’t survive that difficult first year in the U.S.

Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until over 200 years later! Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who actually wrote the classic song “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” convinced President Lincoln in 1863 to make Thanksgiving a national holiday,

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This Day in Music History: November 16

This Day in Music History: November 16

Nov 16, 2016

Born on this day 1873: W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the “Father of the Blues” (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama He died in 1958. In 1916 Herb Abramson, producer, songwriter and co-founder of Atlantic records was born. He produced Tommy Tucker’s 1964 hit ‘High Heeled Sneakers.’ He died on 9th November 1999.

In 1960 “Stay” by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs hit No. 1 Billboard Pop chart.

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