ICYMI: John Stein with Ed Lucie and Mike Conners perform for #VAHA New Bedford’s Centre Street Sessions

ICYMI: John Stein with Ed Lucie and Mike Conners perform for #VAHA New Bedford’s Centre Street Sessions

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Guitarist and composer John Stein returns to New Bedford as the featured artist for September’s virtual AHA night (VAHA) with Ed Lucie on electric bass and Mike Connors on drums. Recorded earlier at the New Bedford Art Museum (NBAM/Artworks), the two 45 minute sets will stream from the VAHA webpage and thereafter at AHA New Bedford’s Facebook page beginning at 5:30 and 7:15 on the evening of Sept. 10.

John Stein just retired from 36 years on the faculty of Berklee College in Boston, and his most recent CD, Watershed, was on the JazzWeek national radio chart for a record 28 weeks, including several weeks in the top 10 and peaking at #2.

For over 20 years, the city of New Bedford, MA has celebrated the second Thursday of every month as AHA (Art, History, Architecture) Night, and provided many events in the downtown area, including special activities for children, and always for no charge.

Centre Street Sessions usually take place in the Summer months of June through September outside, in the parking lot of Fiber Optic Center, in the heart of the Historic District and within the Whaling Heritage Historical National Park. Sponsored by AHA, Fiber Optic Center and Whaling City Sound these concerts have showcased many performers and enabled people to enjoy world-class music in a relaxed, informal, and acoustically comfortable setting.

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AHA! FACES OF BASS

AHA! FACES OF BASS

AHA! Faces of Bass series continues!  Just one month to go until the performance of Dave Zinno!  Come on down and enjoy some bass!!

Neal Weiss and the Fiber Optic Center New Media Gallery in the news

Neal Weiss and the Fiber Optic Center New Media Gallery in the news

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JR Uretsky sat down with Don Wilkinson, who is a writer for “South Coast Today”  to speak about the work she has done and how she came to love what she does.  “Jamie Uretsky (also known as JR Uretsky), a performance and video artist, best known locally as the new innovative Curator at the New Bedford Art Museum / Artworks!, at the Whaler’s Tavern after she had spent much of the day working alongside UMD’s Gallery Director Viera Levitt, selecting work for UMD’s MFA exhibition, which will show at both the Star Store Building and at NBAM/AW!”…

DW: “Tell me about the origins of the Fiber Optic Center New Media Gallery.”

JRU: “When I first came (to the museum), there was no way to show video. It’s 2018, there are video artists, digital media artists, sound artists. We do the weird stuff in there. It was a nice fit. … Neal Weiss and the Fiber Optic Center gave start-up money. Whaling City Sound donated funds for programming. We can give a modest stipend to musicians, speakers and poets. I value performers. They should be paid.”

 

NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS!

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