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Aug
25
Fri
2017
Conversations with the Unseen: Paintings by Rosemary Ladd
Aug 25 – Nov 14 all-day

Next Stage Gallery
Aug 25 – Nov 14 | Artist Reception on  August 25, 4 – 6pm

Artist Statement: Rosemary Ladd

I have always wanted to be an artist and portray the beauty I see around me.
When illness affected my ability to paint, I took the opportunity to find new pathways. These paintings represent my exploration into the world of non-representational painting with cold wax and oil.

Layers are applied and removed, lost and found, slowly allowing the painting to emerge. By allowing myself to be open, I am finding beauty in this wild, uncharted world.
I look forward to seeing where it will lead.


Rosemary has been a member of the Putney Painters since 2001. She has worked and studied with Richard Schmid, Nancy Guzik, Dennis Sheehan, Jeremy Lipking, Diane Rath, amongst others.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
When God Sleeps (2017) – [framed] Documentary film series
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

October 26th – 7:30PM

When God Sleeps, A Love Story in the Age of Terror (Partner Pictures).

When God Sleeps premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. It is written and directed by Till Schauder and features Shahin Najafi.

 

Winner “Most Valuable Documentary of the year” Cinema for Peace 2017
Winner Best Music Documentary Krakow Film Festival 2017
Nominated for Best Documentary Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Both Mr. Schauder and Mr. Najafi will be in attendance for an introduction and Q & A following the screening.


When God Sleeps depicts the journey of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi who is forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death and offer a $100,000 reward for his murder.

“My songs didn’t make me famous. The fatwa did.” And so we embark on the journey of rapper Shahin Najafi, whose bold style and transgressive lyrics put him in the crosshairs of religious clerics in his native Iran. The clerics issued a fatwa for his death incensed by one of his rap songs that focuses on the oppression of women, sexism and human rights abuses.
When God Sleeps tells the story of this tireless artist-activist against the backdrop of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks and the global right-wing backlash against Middle Eastern refugees. Shahin’s escape leads to an impossible romance when he falls in love with Leili Bazargan, the granddaughter of the first Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran. With such family backgrounds, Shahin and Leili become a modern day Romeo & Juliet, caught in the storm of Europe’s refugee crisis, rising Trumpism and global anxiety about the increasingly violent clash between art and religion. (Tribeca Film Festival)
whengodsleepsfilm.com

[framed] is a presentation by Next Stage Arts Project, in collaboration with Nancy Schafer, former director of the Tribeca Film Festival, of a brand new series of feature length documentary films, each presented by the filmmaker in an intimate setting at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, in Putney, Vermont. [framed] completed its highly successful first series of 6 films in the fall of 2016, and returns by popular acclaim! The current series of films will run on the last Thursday of each month through March 2018. Subsequent titles in the series TBA.


Curator Nancy Schafer worked for the iconic Tribeca Film Festival for 11 years, where she was most recently the festival’s executive director. Schafer and Next Stage co-founder Billy Straus met at the Camden International Film Festival in 2015 where Schafer serves on the advisory board, and the idea of programming a documentary series for Next Stage was born.

The films in the [framed] series have recently played on the festival circuit around the world including Sundance and Tribeca, and all have been recognized with festival honors.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Orchard Pageant at Green Mountain Orchards
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Orchard Pageant
at
Green Mountain Orchards, Putney VT
October 28th & 29th
5:30 – 6:30 PM

On October 28th and 29th, a large-scale pageant will unfurl across the fields of Green Mountain Orchards, a hundred-year-old family farm in Putney, VT. Movement, large-scale puppetry, poetry and music will converge to explore the themes and small beauties surrounding this storied orchard.

The pageant is an investigation of place. It explores the inter-generational transitions that family farms face, the people new and migrant and old and older who have animated Putney over the years, and the enduring commitment to live alongside the land.

We hope our pageant will offer a beautiful way to experience the orchard landscape anew and feel out the forces that are acting on this place.

directed by: Michael Bodel
with poetry by: Chard DiNiord
choreography, puppetry, and performances by many others
co-presented with: Next Stage Arts Project

The Mammals (featuring Mike + Ruthy), plus Brian Dunne
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present roots, old time and Americana quintet The Mammals (featuring Mike + Ruthy), plus folk/rock singer/songwriter Brian Dunne, at Next Stage on Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 pm.

Woodstock, NY-based Ruth Ungar and Mike Merenda founded The Mammals with Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (grandson of the legendary folk singer Pete Seeger) in 2000, and after touring the world for the next seven years with the likes of Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger, emerged as one of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos – Mike + Ruthy.  The daughter of fiddle legend Jay Ungar and country singer Lyn Hardy, Ruthy is an earthy country-blues singer with the unmistakable stage presence of a natural-born performer.  Mike is an artfully prolific songwriter with an indie rock soul and feather-touch vocals.

This year, Mike and Ruth have brought back the original band name that energized crowd in the 2000’s and gave them their start.  This time around, The Mammals’ goals remain two-fold: raise positive social awareness and have a good party.  This stringband of subversive acoustic traditionalists was always known for its rabble-rousing musical statements which sometimes caused a stir with politically divided audiences.  With former Mammal members including Jacob Silver and Ken Maiuri, the 2017 lineup features the signature mix of Americana hoedowns, sassy blues, Motown soul, old-timey harmonies, rock-n-roll energy and inspired, political songwriting.

“A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions” – No Depression

New York City-based, folk rock singer/songwriter and guitarist Brian Dunne is quickly gaining attention and praise across the US for his sharp lyrical prowess and country-influenced vocals.  His second album “Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements” was released in May, 2017, debuting at #10 on the iTunes Songwriter charts and earning Brian performances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, 2017’s Cayamo Cruise and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

 

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT.  Tickets are $18 Advance / $22 At the Door.  For information, call 802-387-0102.  Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-Op in Putney.  For more information, visit www.themammals.love, www.briandunnemusic.net, and www.twilightmusic.org.

Oct
29
Sun
2017
Orchard Pageant at Green Mountain Orchards
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Orchard Pageant
at
Green Mountain Orchards, Putney VT
October 28th & 29th
5:30 – 6:30 PM

On October 28th and 29th, a large-scale pageant will unfurl across the fields of Green Mountain Orchards, a hundred-year-old family farm in Putney, VT. Movement, large-scale puppetry, poetry and music will converge to explore the themes and small beauties surrounding this storied orchard.

The pageant is an investigation of place. It explores the inter-generational transitions that family farms face, the people new and migrant and old and older who have animated Putney over the years, and the enduring commitment to live alongside the land.

We hope our pageant will offer a beautiful way to experience the orchard landscape anew and feel out the forces that are acting on this place.

directed by: Michael Bodel
with poetry by: Chard DiNiord
choreography, puppetry, and performances by many others
co-presented with: Next Stage Arts Project

Nov
5
Sun
2017
Next Stage Speaks: Emerging Poets
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am
Next Stage Speaks: Emerging Poets @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Next Stage Arts presents a poetry brunch as part of its ongoing literary series, Next Stage Speaks, on Sunday, November 5, at 10:00AM.

After editing the new Vermont anthology of contemporary poets titled Roads Taken, Contemporary Vermont Poetry, Chard deNiord and and Syd Lea discovered that there are many fine poets throughout Vermont who have yet to publish a book but have published poems in literary journals. Next Stage Arts Project will host a reading for poets from Vermont who have published poems in literary journals but have yet to publish a book. This reading will take place at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, (nextstagearts.org) in Putney starting at 10:00 a.m. and a light brunch will be served. Poets will read in alphabetical order.

Next Stage Speaks is hosted by poet Chard DeNiord. There is a suggested donation at the door of $10.
Chard deNiord is the Vermont Poet Laureate. He is the author of numerous books of poems, and a book of interviews with seven senior American poets. A co-founder of the New England College MFA Program in Poetry, he works as a Professor of English at Providence College and lives Westminster West.

For more information contact Chard deNiord at c@charddeniord.com or

nextstagearts@gmail.com or call (802) 387-0102.

Next Stage Arts Project, winner of a National Endowment for the Arts and ArtPlace America grants, is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Putney’s cultural and economic village center through the programming, development and operation of Next Stage. The newly renovated performance space at 15 Kimball Hill is now accessible, comfortable and air-conditioned.

Nov
10
Fri
2017
Next Stage Gala Fundraiser
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!
November 10, 2017 – 7:00PM at Next Stage
Tickets: $35/pp

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing!

Dust off your bell bottoms and platform shoes and connect with your inner disco diva! Come get down and boogie in support of dynamic Next Stage programming!

DJ Sound & Light, provided by the Latchis Hotel & Theater, will be mixing the music.

Delicious light fare, beer and wine cash bar! Raffle and live auction items include remarkable local offerings and trips to exotic places!

Gala Sponsored by:

 

Nov
13
Mon
2017
Next Stage Cooks – Pie Making Class
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Next Stage Cooking Class
Pie Making Class
November 13, 2017
6:00pm-9:00pm

In this hands on class you will learn everything you need to know about making pies from Taylor Burt. Taylor is a nutritionist, former pastry chef & educator with a particular lifelong passion for pies. After working in fine dining at various locales across VT, he found his calling in working directly with people and their food.  He is very excited to help students overcome their fear of pie and/or expand the repertoire of even the most experienced baker.

The class will be making 5 varieties of pies with different crusts and toppings. You will leave this class with all your questions answered about making pies, and will have the confidence to make a host of pies for the holiday season. Students will bake and dine together, and share in the leftovers to take home (if any)!

Pie Making Class
Date: Monday November 13, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $65
Instructor: Taylor Burt
Limit: 12

Enrollment link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3094872

MENU

For Dinner : A light and savory pie based dinner & salad

Pies to be made: Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie with Nut Crust (GF)

Old Fashioned Apple Pie with Double Crust

Blueberry Ginger Pie with Lattice top

Banana Chocolate Cream Pie with Nut Crust and Whipped Cream topping

Peach Pie with a Crisp topping

Beverages: Wine & coffee will be served

~ Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Edgeland: Recent Drawings by Nancy Storrow
Nov 14 2017 – Feb 13 2018 all-day
Edgeland: Recent Drawings by Nancy Storrow @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Next Stage Gallery
Nov 14 – Feb 13 | Artist Reception November 18, 3 – 5pm

Artist Statement: Nancy Storrow

Selections from Recent Drawings continue Nancy Storrow’s response to the lived landscape over the past ten years. She has a love of and fascination with alternate, often overlooked, parts of nature. In the series Edgeland  the linear abstractions recall the color, texture, and light across the land. There is a sense of energy and unresolved motion, through shimmering glimpses or shadows and a quality of sound, a rippling and clinking. The titles of drawings underscore her focus. Pollination is a delicate fan shape, a compacted bundle binds Leaf, while Trill loops and curves upwards. In these works we witness a visual story rooted in the natural world.

“I draw with pastels, using line and color as vehicles for personal expression. While intimately linked to natural elements, my drawings have other associative meanings. The drawings begin with a line – to touch, to record, to reveal. These are scratches across time, as tracings of things, the red osier branches along the stream or in the wild pussy willow thicket, a tangle of silver buds breaking through winter, their colors deepening. Drawing is a way I write my thoughts or invoke memories.”

Nancy Storrow came to Putney, Vermont in 1969, where she works and lives with her husband and Maine coon cat. She has been an artist member of A.I.R. Gallery, New York, since 1982, where she has had 11 solo exhibitions. She has exhibited throughout the US and in Europe – recent exhibitions include Nolan Park House, Governors Island, NY;  A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY;  Catherine Dianich Gallery, Brattleboro, VT; Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT;  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and, Konsthallen, Sandviken, Sweden.

 

Nov
19
Sun
2017
John McCutcheon at Next Stage
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm
John McCutcheon at Next Stage @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present folk singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, activist and author John McCutcheon at Next Stage on Sunday, November 19 at 7:30 pm.

Folk music’s “Rustic Renaissance Man” (Washington Post), John is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer.  His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe.  His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations.  He has produced over twenty albums of other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary singer-songwriters to educational and documentary works.  His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality.  And his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.

Even before graduating summa cum laude from Minnesota’s St. John’s University, Wisconsin native John McCutcheon literally “headed for the hills,” forgoing a college lecture hall for the classroom of the eastern Kentucky coal camps, union halls, country churches and square dance halls.  His apprenticeship to many of the legendary figures of Appalachian music imbedded a love of not only home-made music, but a sense of community and rootedness.  The result is music, whether traditional or from his huge catalog of original songs, with the profound mark of place, family and strength.  It also created a storytelling style that has been compared to Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor.

Besides his usual circuit of major concert halls and theaters, John is equally at home in an elementary school auditorium, a festival stage or at a farm rally.  In the past few years alone he has headlined over a dozen different festivals in North America, toured Australia for the sixth time, toured Chile in support of a women’s health initiative, appeared in a Woody Guthrie tribute concert in New York City, served as President of the fastest-growing Local in the Musicians Union and given symphony pops concerts across America and special concerts at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

But it is in live performance that John feels most at home.  It is what has brought his music into the lives and homes of one of the broadest audiences any folk musician has ever enjoyed.  People of every generation and background feel at home in a concert hall when John McCutcheon takes the stage.  Whether in print, on record or on stage, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or pure talent of John McCutcheon.

“John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.” – Pete Seeger

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT.  Tickets are $22 Advance / $25 At the Door.  For information, call 802-387-0102.  Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-Op in Putney.  For more information, visit www.folkmusic.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Sembene! – [framed] Documentary Film Series
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm
Sembene! - [framed] Documentary Film Series @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

The documentary series [framed] continues at Next Stage in Putney on Thursday, November 30 at 7:30pm with Sembene! It is written, directed and produced by Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman.

“Whether it’s DeMille, Hitchcock, the Senegalese filmmaker Sembene …

we’re all walking in their footsteps every day…”

– Martin Scorsese

In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBENE! tells the unbelievable true story of the self-taught “father of African cinema,” who fought enormous odds to return African stories to Africa. SEMBENE! uses rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusive materials to craft a true-life epic, as an ordinary man transforms himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalized. After becoming a hero to millions, Sembene suffers a startling fall from grace. Can Africa’s storyteller reinvent himself once more?

[framed] is a presentation by Next Stage Arts Project, in collaboration with Tribeca Film Festival former director Nancy Schafer, of a new series of feature length documentary films, each presented by the filmmaker in an intimate setting at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, in Putney, Vermont. [framed] completed its highly successful first series of 6 films in the fall of 2016, and returns by popular acclaim! The current series of films will run on the last Thursday of each month through March 2018. Subsequent titles in the series TBA.

Curator Nancy Schafer worked for the iconic Tribeca Film Festival for 11 years, where she was most recently the festival’s executive director. Schafer and Next Stage co-founder Billy Straus met at the Camden International Film Festival in 2015 where Schafer serves on the advisory board, and the idea of programming a documentary series for Next Stage was born.

The films in the [framed] series have recently played on the festival circuit around the world including Sundance and Tribeca, and all have been recognized with festival honors.

The newly-renovated Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT in the village center. The landmarked building was constructed in 1841, and is now fully accessible with an elevator and hearing assist system. Next Stage has been recognized nationally, including receiving awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and ArtPlace America.

Individual event tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Available online at www.nextstagearts.org.

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Groovebarbers A Capella Holiday Concert
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm
Groovebarbers A Capella Holiday Concert @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Next Stage Arts Project is delighted to present international a capella sensation The Groovebarbers, with special guests, the Putney Central School Chorus, in the fourth annual holiday concert, on Friday, December 15th, at 7:30pm Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for 6 years old and up, and $40 for a family.  Kids under 6 get in free. The newly-renovated and accessible Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT. Tickets are available online at www.nextstagearts.org, or at the Putney Coop or Turn It Up in Brattleboro.

Bring the family for an evening of harmony and song that will have your spirit soaring and your kids rushing to start their own vocal quartets as quick as you can say Wenceslaus!

Join international a capella sensation “The Groovebarbers” whose mellifluous vocal blend, close harmonies and warm arrangements of holiday classics from the secular to the sublime will warm your heart.

This is show is so family friendly that kids 6 and under are free when accompanied by an adult (limit of 1 free kid per adult ticket). There will be popcorn and other refreshments in the lobby.

The Village Voice calls The GrooveBarbers “acapella rock and soul royalty”. Each member of this all-vocal powerhouse quartet is a bona fide star in his own right: Sean Altman, Charlie Evett and Steve Keyes are former members of the pioneering modern a cappella group Rockapella of “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” TV fame, and Kevin Weist is a renowned bald vocal guru. Collectively they have established themselves as the go-to vocal group for rock, doo-wop, jazz, barbershop and — with the help of guest soprano Inna Dukach — a new hybrid genre they call “doowopera”. www.GrooveBarbers.com www.doowopera.com

Dec
17
Sun
2017
Next Stage Cooks – Yule Log Baking Class
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Next Stage Cooks - Yule Log Baking Class @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

NEXT STAGE COOKS – Yule Log Baking Class
Sunday, December 17, 2017
1:00pm-5:00pm

A “Yule log” (Buche de Noel) is a traditional dessert served near Christmas,
especially in Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Quebec, made of sponge
cake to resemble a miniature actual Yule log.

Ann-Michele Klug made her first Buche de Noel for French class as an twelve
year old and from that moment knew she was on to something. After
graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Ann-Michele was a pastry
chef in three and four star restaurants, worked on several cookbooks, and
decorated wedding cakes for Sylvia Weinstock. She and her husband left
NYC for New Hampshire (with baby in tow) to make chocolate and breathe
fresher air. She has trained professionals, given adult cooking classes, and
taught enthusiastic children.

Ann-Michele will show you first hand how these beautiful and delicious
holiday treats are made. This is partly a demonstration class, with some
hands-on work as well.

EVERYONE WILL GO HOME WITH A YULE LOG

Yule Log Baking Class
Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $65
Instructor: Ann-Michele Klug
Limit: 12

To enroll, follow this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3094875

1st Yule Log: Yule Log with a chocolate sponge cake and
buttercream filling

Second Yule Log: Yule Log with a chocolate sponge cake and a
chocolate ganache filling

Beverages: Coffee will be served

Dec
19
Tue
2017
Bangsokol: A requiem for Cambodia, Paramount Theater, Boston, MA
Dec 19 @ 1:30 pm – 11:30 pm

BANGSOKOL:

A REQUIEM FOR CAMBODIA

RITHY PANH AND HIM SOPHY
Survivors of the Khmer Rouge collaborate on a stunning and cathartic musical experience.

Tuesday, December 19
at ArtsEmerson’s Paramount Theater, Boston, MA

Special Package cost: $67 includes ticket for performance and bus ride.

Limited tickets available.

MUST RESERVE BY NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Bus leaving from Putney, Vermont at 1:30pm
Stop in Keene, New Hampshire at 2:00pm
Arrive Paramount Theater 4:30pm-5:00pm

Doors open at 7:00pm
Performance at 7:30pm

Bus returns directly following performance, estimated time of arrival in Putney 11:30pm

Food and drink (non-alcoholic) are permitted on the bus.

No refunds.

Dec
22
Fri
2017
Sean Altman’s JEWMONGOUS
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm
Sean Altman’s JEWMONGOUS @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Next Stage Arts Project presents Sean Altman’s JEWMONGOUS, at 7:30pm on Friday, December 22nd. Tickets are $20 in advance $24 at the door, available online, through the Next Stage website (www.nextstagearts.org) or at the Putney Coop or Turn It Up in Brattleboro. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT, and features a newly-renovated, accessible performance space.

Ex-Rockapella star Sean Altman‘s unkosher comedy song concert JEWMONGOUS is “tuneful and sharply witty” (Los Angeles Times), “relentlessly clever” (Chicago Tribune) and “bawdy with a wicked modern streak” (Washington Post), with “hilarious pleasures” (The New Yorker) that combine “the tunefulness of the Beatles and the spot-on wit of Tom Lehrer” (Boston Globe) with a “silky tenor voice that produced chills” (New York Times).  Altman — one of “New York’s finest comedians” (New York Times) and “a terrific singer and a songwriter with an ear equally attuned to comic satire and the power of pop music” (The New Yorker) — “writes hilarious and irreverent acoustic rock songs about his awakening Jewish awareness” (Jerusalem Post) to make you “laugh your tuchis off” (Time Out) as “part of a new breed of Jewish hipster comedy that includes Jon Stewart, Sacha Baron Cohen and Sarah Silverman” (Philadelphia Daily News).  He is a former, founding member of Rockapella and led that pioneering vocal group through its heyday years on the Emmy-winning PBS-TV series, Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, for which Altman co-wrote the famous theme song.  His classic Passover song “They Tried To Kill Us (We Survived, Let’s Eat)” has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.  Altman has twice performed for The President at the White House Chanukah Party, he has shared concert stages with Billy Joel, Steve Miller, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Joey Ramone and Moby, and he has recorded with artists as diverse as XTC, John Cale, Richie Havens and They Might Be Giants.  Altman sings vocal standards at the bedside of hospital patients as a volunteer with Musicians On Call and has performed JEWMONGOUS throughout the USA, Europe, Israel and once in China.  All faiths and the faithless are welcome but due to occasional potty-mouthedness, Sean Altman’s JEWMONGOUS is not appropriate for kids under sixteen unless you’re training them to be sailors.   www.jewmongous.com .Information about upcoming events and more at: www.nextstagearts.org