Topics: Local Music

‘Songs, Stories and Sounds,’ ‘A Christmas Story’ At CCTC/HJT

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     The holidays are off to a festive start at Cape Cod Theatre Company/HJT, with the debut of a new monthly music event at the CCTC/HJT Arts Center, “Songs, Stories and Sounds,” on Friday, Dec. 9 and “A Christmas Story, The Musical” onstage Dec. 2 through 30.      Join Michael Paul Brennan, Sarah Swain, Allie Jason and Gabriella Simpkins for a night of “Songs, Stories and Sounds” at the CCTC/HJT Arts Center...

Chatham Band Lefty Grove Holds Record Release Concert

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     Chatham-based band Lefty Grove will perform a concert on Saturday, Nov. 26 starting at 6 p.m. to celebrate the release of their latest recording, “Extraterrestrial Anxiety.” The concert will take place at the Brewster VFW Post 9917, located at 989 Freemans Way.      Lefty Grove, which takes its name from a 1930s Boston Red Sox pitcher, is made up of guitarist and singer Pat Reynolds, drummer Paul MacAliste...

Holiday Concert Celebrates Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli Favorites

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     Looking for an opportunity to ring in the holiday season with an evening of unforgettable songs celebrating two of the brightest stars of classic Hollywood and Broadway?      On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. the Harwich Chamber of Commerce and Raineman Productions will present “Judy and Liza, The Songbook, a Holiday Celebration” featuring Chatham singer Lisa Jason and Broadway star Lucia Giannetta celebrat...

HARWICH – Navigate through the halls of Monomoy Regional High School during the middle of the school day and, if you’re lucky, you might be swept up by the beautiful sounds of inspirational rhythms being played by the Monomoy Jazz Band. Directed by Wayne Naus, a Harwich resident and professional musician who previously served as a faculty member at Berklee College of Music for 35 years, the jazz band has grown...

Benefit Concert Supports Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Immigrants

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          Home is a concept most of us hold dear, especially as the weather begins to cool and the holidays approach. For some, however, home is a place that is no longer safe. For these people, both individuals and families, leaving the familiar behind and making the difficult journey to a new home is the only way to find safety and security.           On Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at the South Harwich Meetingh...

Benefit Concert Supports Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Immigrants

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          Home is a concept most of us hold dear, especially as the weather begins to cool and the holidays approach. For some, however, home is a place that is no longer safe. For these people, both individuals and families, leaving the familiar behind and making the difficult journey to a new home is the only way to find safety and security.           On Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at the South Harwich Meetingh...

‘Forever Summer’ Makes Waves On Bank Street Beach

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          Bank Street Beach was the setting. “Forever Summer” was the song, and it was lights, camera, action on Aug. 31 when local singer and actor Susanna Creel took to the shoreline with videographer Joseph Santangelo, actor Brendan Prentiss and songwriter, producer and video editor Maureen Condon to shoot a music video, drawing the attention of interested onlookers who were there for a day of fun in the sun....

‘The Addams Family Musical’ Brings Ooky Fun To CCTC/HT Stage

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky. You know who I’m talking about.           October is here and “The Addams Family” is right on time, kicking the spooky season into high gear with a new musical comedy at Cape Cod Theatre Company/HJT. Wednesday Addams, everyone’s favorite princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a young man from a resp...

Ladies Of The Cape Festival Brings Creative Community Together

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

On Sunday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. creative women from across the Cape will gather together to perform, network and have fun at the third annual Ladies of the Cape Art and Music Festival. The free event will take place at the Elks Lodge in Eastham, and will include art, jewelry, clothing, live music and an open mic. Event founder and organizer Melissa McMahon works at Abroad Global Cuisine in Orlean...

     On Thursday, July 7 the Cranfest in the Courtyard Concert Series, presented by the Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival, will open to the unique sound of Runa, an award–winning Celtic-American Roots supergroup known for pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music. The concert series will continue for five consecutive Thursday evenings, finishing up on Aug. 4.      Admission is $25 per show, with a seas...

There's nothing like plunking down your lawn chair and listening to an outdoor concert under warm summer skies. Over the next two months, there will be ample opportunity to do just that. The summer concert season begins this week, and the variety of music as well as the number of venues is enough to satisfy even the most ardent music lover. Best of all, many of the events are free. Let's start with the trad...

ORLEANS – Clarke Doody hasn't had a paycheck in three years, and he's never been happier. In 2018, he left his job in corporate America behind and relocated from his native New York to Harwich, where he traded in the comfort of a steady job and good paycheck for the chance to make a life out of pursuing his passions, namely music and art. "You wouldn't have recognized me," Doody, 39, said of his former life...

New Works Create March Mayhem At Academy Playhouse

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     ORLEANS – March hares aren't the only ones with spring fever this season. Throughout the entire month of March, the Academy Playhouse in Orleans presents March Mayhem, an inspiring month of community-created theater that's sure to warm you up after a long winter.      March Mayhem will showcase the best of the region's talented theater community, from One Act Wednesdays to original new play readings, a one-...

Open Mic Classical Celebrates Black History Month

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     On Sunday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. Open Mic Classical will present a program via Zoom featuring Linking Legacies, a group of Ohio-based performers presenting works by Black composers with ties to Ohio and the greater Cleveland area. This event, held in celebration of Black History Month, will be presented as part of the Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Investment Portfolio grant.      Open Mic Classical is ...

Cape Rep Offers Valentine's Day Singing Telegrams

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

      Are you searching for that perfect, unique Valentine's Day gift, but you just can't seem to think beyond the usual box of candy or bunch of flowers? Do you wish you could give something different and unforgettable while also supporting one of your favorite local arts institutions?      Look no further. Give the gift of a live or virtual personalized singing telegram this Valentine's Day to help rais...

South Harwich Meetinghouse Premieres Chamber Concert Series

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     Are you looking for a way to gracefully sweep the last chilly bits of winter away and get out into the community as spring approaches? Make 2022 the year of exquisite chamber music enjoyed in the beautifully restored South Harwich Meetinghouse.      The 2022 premiere season of the Masterpieces at the Meetinghouse concert series will take place on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. at the South Harwich M...