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December’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Café

At the Marlborough Arts Center on December 10, 2021, Marlborough’s own Bruce Phelps will be performing a variety of contemporary pop and jazz music for December’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Café. He is well known for his saxophone skills, along with vocals, flute and clarinet, and currently plays with Red Satin and other CT area bands as well as in solo appearances. In addition, he has been a mentor for young musicians, organizing several musical groups over the years, most recently The Modern Riffs, which he intends to reactivate in 2022. His guest on December 10 will be Teresa Hooker, a talented RHAM senior, also from Marlborough, who is a very talented vocalist and flutist. She has spent years playing flute and singing with The Modern Riffs, Wind Ensemble. And Jazz Band. She is currently singing in Encore and is the Tri-M Music Honor Society President. As a vocal soloist, Teresa has delighted audiences at a number of different venues, recently including the Marlborough Arts Center, Lebanon Green Vineyards, and Colebrook Village. They consider this concert as The Modern Riffs Duo. During intermission there will also be a dance performance by the Creative Dance Center of East Hampton, CT. This evening promises to be a wonderful combination of artistic talents.

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Teresa and Bruce

The Marlborough Arts Center is at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough CT. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. Following safety regulations, masks will be required and social distancing maintained in seating. The Arts Center is fully accessible and has ample parking.

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Carole Jeffries Artwork on Display at MAC

The Arts Center is pleased to announce that Carole Jeffries, one of our artist members, is exhibiting many of her paintings in our Charles W. Hall Art Gallery for the winter. These paintings literally fill the walls of the Art Gallery and are a beautiful background for all of the coming activities through this Holiday season.

The Hot Flashes

The Hot Flashes coming to MAC

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The Hot Flashes photo by Marilyn Catasus

“The Hot Flashes” are coming to the Marlborough Arts Center on Friday, November 19, the 3rd Friday of the month, at 7:30 p.m.  Beyond their provocative name, they are an exciting and eclectic group fronted by three female vocalists who have made a name for themselves on the New England music scene showcasting their tight vocal harmonies and jazzy acoustic stylings. The Flashes are Amy Gallatin, who with her expressive soulful singing has made a name for herself in North America and overseas, award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist Gail Wade who is well-known in the Arts Center’s music events, and multi-instrumentalist Peggy Harvey, founding member of the legendary bluegrass group Traver Hollow.

Backed by the solid chops of mandolinist JD Williams, Dobro veteran Roger Williams, both from Gallatin’s band Stillwaters, and bassist John Urbanik, the instrumentalization also includes the occasional clawhammer banjo. As a group these six veteran musicians meld their collective experiences, voices and instruments into an unique and rousing musical experience as the three women fuse their distinct voices into one soaring, harmonious musical element

The Hot Flashes
The Hot Flashes

The Marlborough Arts Center is at 231 North Main Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30. Admission at the door is $15 per person. All are welcome but for this performance masks and a proof of vaccination are required. Chairs will be set up for social distancing. There will be no food or drink. The Arts Center is fully accessible and there is ample parking.