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Cedric Burnside Project Comes To The Next Stage Nov. 12

The Cedric Burnside Project will be playing the Next Stage Theater on Saturday, November 12. (Tickets at http://www.nextstagearts.org).  This is the real Mississippi Hill Country Blues updated by two direct descendants of Mississippi Hill Country blues royalty. Drummer/guitarist Cedric Burnside is the grandson of the late great blues singer/guitarist R.L. Burnside, and spent his early […]

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NL Dennis Radio Interview and Performance Promotes July 16 Reggae Show

Jamaican reggae singer NL Dennis was interviewed and performed live on Brattleboro Community Radio’s 6-8 PM “Blue Monday” radio show this past Monday to promote his July 16 appearance at the Next Stage Theater.   The show will be re-broadcast this Thursday, July 14, on “After Hours” , WOOL 91.5 FM (http://wool.fm) from 10 PM – midnight.  Here is […]

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July 16 – Jamaican Dinner + Reggae Dance Party with NL Dennis And The Thunderballs

What a surprise it was last summer to come upon a great Jamaican reggae singer performing in the alley next to the Hooker Dunham Theater in Brattleboro. Backed by a band of local musicians that included father and son Peter and Joel Eisenkramer, who had discovered Dennis in Jamaica,  NL played razor sharp reggae guitar and sang with […]

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Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens Return May 6!

Last year Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens raised the roof of the Next Stage Theater, bringing the full house to its feet after the first song and keeping them dancing until the end of the show.  This year the group returns May 6 to work its magic once again, and The Next Stage will be clearing out the front seats to accommodate the dancers. […]

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Film – “Control Room” hosted by Peter Galbraith, Thursday, March 31st at 7 PM

“Control Room”, directed by Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, is one of the most powerful documentaries ever made about the second Iraq War. Taking place at the studios of Al Jazeera during the initial bombing of Iraq, it explores the interactions among Al-Jazeera reporters, American reporters, high ranking U.S. military officials and American soldiers, and reveals the disparate points […]

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Bagels and Gospel – A Holy Pair

If it weren’t for a small bagel shop at the corner of Christopher and Hudson Streets in New York’s Greenwich Village, Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens would probably not be bringing their explosive music to The Next Stage Theater on March 21st. Bob, the owner of the shop, was a blues, jazz and gospel […]

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