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Danbury Symphony Pops Concert

Saturday JUNE 16 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Danbury City Center Green
11 Ives St, Danbury, Conn.

Something Old, Something New, Something Red, White & Blue! 


The Danbury Symphony Orchestra  performs its annual Pops Concert on the Green at CityCenter. This year the DSO will be led by guest conductor Albert Montecalvo in this fun, outdoor concert!

Pack a picnic and enjoy the music!

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Danbury Symphony Orchestra, Ariel Rudiakov, Music Director & Conductor

 
 American Roots at its very best Friday June 15, 2018 @8PM at teh Palace Danbury.  Ahhhhh   The Subdudes  . It’s difficult to try and pigeonhole the sound of this band. First of all, they’re an  acoustic  quartet.  Their street-corner  harmonies  are underlined by syncopated grooves characteristic of the South, mixed in with Memphis soul, shades of gospel, and even Tex-Mex.   It all began in 1987, when four musicians got together for what they envisioned would be a one-time performance  in  New Orleans . It was a night of mostly acoustic music –  with a strong emphasis on songwriting and vocal harmonies. The show far exceeded expectations, and on that March night the Subdudes were born.  The band is led by singer/guitarist  Tommy Malone , along with accordionist  John Magnie , and  Tim Cook  on bass. Their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player…yes, tambourine for a drum, but the extraordinary  Steve Amadee  makes that tambourine sing like a full drum kit. It’s amazing, really. 

American Roots at its very best Friday June 15, 2018 @8PM at teh Palace Danbury. 
Ahhhhh The Subdudes. It’s difficult to try and pigeonhole the sound of this band. First of all, they’re an acoustic quartet.  Their street-corner harmonies are underlined by syncopated grooves characteristic of the South, mixed in with Memphis soul, shades of gospel, and even Tex-Mex.

 It all began in 1987, when four musicians got together for what they envisioned would be a one-time performance  in New Orleans. It was a night of mostly acoustic music –  with a strong emphasis on songwriting and vocal harmonies. The show far exceeded expectations, and on that March night the Subdudes were born.

The band is led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone, along with accordionist John Magnie, and Tim Cook on bass. Their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player…yes, tambourine for a drum, but the extraordinary Steve Amadee makes that tambourine sing like a full drum kit. It’s amazing, really. 

 
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 Kick off the start of summer with the 2nd Annual Macaroni Kid and CityCenter Danbury Family Fun Fest!   The fun takes place on Danbury’s CityCenter Green on Sunday, June 24 from 12-4pm. Live music by Al deCant "The Singing Principal", performances by Musicals at Richter, inflatables and much more to be announced soon!   FREE Admission! Parking at the Patriot Garage located adjacent to the Danbury Arena.  Sponsors and vendors wanted! Contact Meghan at meghanf@macaronikid.com or Pat at phembrook@citycenterdanbury.com

Kick off the start of summer with the 2nd Annual Macaroni Kid and CityCenter Danbury Family Fun Fest! 

The fun takes place on Danbury’s CityCenter Green on Sunday, June 24 from 12-4pm. Live music by Al deCant "The Singing Principal", performances by Musicals at Richter, inflatables and much more to be announced soon! 

FREE Admission! Parking at the Patriot Garage located adjacent to the Danbury Arena.

Sponsors and vendors wanted! Contact Meghan at meghanf@macaronikid.com or Pat at phembrook@citycenterdanbury.com

Prohibition was the end result of nearly a century of activism and protest. Although it was nobly intended to better the lives of Americans and protect society from the devastation of alcohol abuse, it had the unintended consequences of turning law-abiding citizens into criminals, making a mockery of our justice system, and permitting government officials to skirt and even break the law. With Prohibition in place, but unevenly enforced, one observer noted, America had hardly freed itself from the scourge of alcohol abuse – instead, the "drys" had their law, while the "wets" had their liquor.

 

The story of Prohibition's rise and fall goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, and speakeasies, revealing a complicated and divided nation in the process of major transformation. Prohibition: Hatters & Hooch in “Dry” Danbury  will explore this fascinating era—the intersection of temperance, prohibition, suffrage, and immigration—from a variety of angles. The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 9th and will continue through Saturday, November 10.

STEAM Fair & Robotics EXPO

The League of Extraordinary Roboticists, 
Danbury STEAM Fair, 
Danbury Library

Saturday, June 23rd. From 10am – 2pm.
The SUMMER 2018 Danbury STEAM Fair Robotics EXPO celebrating a day of…
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART, MATH at the Danbury Library & Danbury Hackerspace!
FREE for ALL AGES!
More than 30 exhibits by local makers, artists, companies, creators, inventors, and craftspeople that will amaze and astound kids of all ages.

Activities include  • Art • Drones •  Inventors • Animation •  Interactive demonstrations • 3D printing • mini Food Truck rally •  Robotics challenges & activities in the Library Plaza …and much more!

Also the same day will be the Danbury Street Festival and the opening of the Danbury Farmer’s Market, three awesome events in CityCenter Danbury. #discoverdanbury
For more information, please visit: danburysteamfair.com/

Lullaby Requiem

In the history of classical music, there has never been a major orchestral and choral requiem written as a memorial for the children we have lost to violence! It was with this thought that Eric Lewis began composing the Lullaby Requiem.

The Lullaby Requiem is conceived as an eleven movement symphony. Six movements are currently completed, the other 5 awaiting funding that will allow the project to continue and move forward into production.

My Mind's Art

Featuring local artist Danielle Rogers.

Come and meet the artist at the reception, Saturday, May 26, 2018  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Stop by and discuss these beautiful paintings with Danielle.

The exhibit runs from May 3 through June 24.


 The Vendors  ARTISTS   Luke’s Toy Factory   Helga Ruopp Originals   Village Center for the Arts    Crystal Keeler Art    Charm of Hearts   Gary Sanford Photography   BAB Boutique    Spiritual Readings By Cynthia    Crystal Webb Jewelry   Art Sensations  Samukelisiwe Carrol Luthuli  New York Life  PERFORMING ARTISTS  list of vendors coming soon!  FOOD  list of vendors coming soon!  TASTINGS   Hartford Flavor    BevMax   Charter Oak Brewery   Broken Symmetry    Nod Hill Brewery

The Vendors

ARTISTS

Luke’s Toy Factory

Helga Ruopp Originals

Village Center for the Arts

Crystal Keeler Art

Charm of Hearts

Gary Sanford Photography

BAB Boutique

Spiritual Readings By Cynthia

Crystal Webb Jewelry

Art Sensations

Samukelisiwe Carrol Luthuli

New York Life

PERFORMING ARTISTS

list of vendors coming soon!

FOOD

list of vendors coming soon!

TASTINGS

Hartford Flavor

BevMax

Charter Oak Brewery

Broken Symmetry

Nod Hill Brewery

 NOMINATE A CONNECTICUT POET!  The Connecticut Office of the Arts is currently accepting nominations for the position of Connecticut Poet Laureate!  As the state's representative poet, the Poet Laureate serves as an advocate for poetry and promotes the appreciation of and participation in poetry and literary arts activities among Connecticut citizens.    A poet must be nominated by a Connecticut resident. A self-nomination will not be accepted and no award will be given posthumously.  The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, July 6, 2018.  We encourage both nominators and interested poets to read the guidelines for more information.

NOMINATE A CONNECTICUT POET!

The Connecticut Office of the Arts is currently accepting nominations for the position of Connecticut Poet Laureate!

As the state's representative poet, the Poet Laureate serves as an advocate for poetry and promotes the appreciation of and participation in poetry and literary arts activities among Connecticut citizens.  

A poet must be nominated by a Connecticut resident. A self-nomination will not be accepted and no award will be given posthumously.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, July 6, 2018.

We encourage both nominators and interested poets to read the guidelines for more information.

 Jesus Christ Superstar 45th Anniversary ~ Cast Reunion At the Palace Danbury.   The Sing-A-Long Experience Friday June 22, 2018 @7PM  Prepare for a Rock Opera Extravaganza of epic proportions when The Palace Danbury presents the Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-A-Long Experience. On June 22, we’ll be showing a new digitally remastered print of 1973 film. Watch this beloved big screen musical with complete freedom to sing along. There will be subtitles to assist you and original cast members to help keep you in key.  Meet The Film's Star Ted Neeley In Person Actor/singer/musician Ted Neeley will be joining us for this screening!  Come early and meet the man who, 45 years after this film’s release, is still touring the world performing the role that made him a rock icon. The High Priests will be in attendance as well. Bob Bingham, the actor who played Caiaphas and Kurt Yaghjian, the actor who played Annas, will be at this screening too.

Jesus Christ Superstar 45th Anniversary ~ Cast Reunion At the Palace Danbury. 

The Sing-A-Long Experience Friday June 22, 2018 @7PM

Prepare for a Rock Opera Extravaganza of epic proportions when The Palace Danbury presents the Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-A-Long Experience. On June 22, we’ll be showing a new digitally remastered print of 1973 film. Watch this beloved big screen musical with complete freedom to sing along. There will be subtitles to assist you and original cast members to help keep you in key.

Meet The Film's Star Ted Neeley In Person
Actor/singer/musician Ted Neeley will be joining us for this screening!  Come early and meet the man who, 45 years after this film’s release, is still touring the world performing the role that made him a rock icon. The High Priests will be in attendance as well. Bob Bingham, the actor who played Caiaphas and Kurt Yaghjian, the actor who played Annas, will be at this screening too.

 

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