Bok and Rohl to play uNi Coffeehouse on April 14
SPRINGFIELD – The uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield will continue on April 14 at 7:30 p.m. with Gordon Bok and special guest Carol Rohl. The concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Drive.
Bok has been called “The
Voice of the Maine Seacoast.” Time Magazine called him “the poet laureate of those who go down to the sea in ships.” With resonant bass-baritone voice, he sings of the sea and schooners, of fishes and fishermen, plus mythical sea folk, seals and selkies from the dreams and legends of
sailors. He sings traditional sea songs
of many countries, ballads of Maine and the Maritimes, songs and dances, stories of boats and sailors from his own experience, stories of seal-folk and cantefables of his own composition, plus contemporary songs of all kinds. Bok’s instruments include six- and 12-string guitars and the haunting sound of the Bok whistle and the unique “cellamba” – an instrument of his own design (a bass viol da gamba on a cello body).
Bok has performed at concerts
and festivals throughout this country, Canada, Great Britain, and Scandinavia and on more than 20 recordings. In addition, his music
has been heard on A Prairie Home Companion, used in films and published in folk music anthologies. For this concert he will be joined onstage by his wife, well known Celtic harper, Carol Rohl. With her husband she has performed at a variety of venues throughout New England and the Canadian Maritimes. For information or for ticket
reservations, call 562-3990 or visit uNiCoffeehouse.org
. The cost is $15 at the door.
Gordon Bok and Carol Rohl will take the stage at the uNi
Coffeehouse Concert Series on April 14.
Reminder Publications submitted photo WSU visiting international scholar to speak at Westfield Athenaeum
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Athenaeum kicked off its Spring Lecture Series recently, which is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum. All of the lectures take place at 7 p.m. in the Florence Rand Lang Auditorium on the lower level of the Athenaeum, unless otherwise noted.
On April 11, Westfield State
University’s visiting international scholar, Patrick L. Smith, will present “Somebody Else’s Century: East Meets West in a Post-Modern World.”
The presentation is based on his book of the same name, which was written for a Western audience.
SUFFIELD PLAYERS MARK 60TH ANNIVERSARY SUFFIELD, Conn. – The Suffield Players will have their 60th Anniversary Production of “Lady Windermere’s Fan” by Oscar Wilde, directed by Roger A. Ochs, in May. Production dates are May 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and May 13 at 2 p.m. at Mapleton Hall, 1305 Mapleton Ave.
Questions of virtue and vice, faith and faithlessness abound in this quotable classic. Lady Windermere is the picture of propriety until a rumored affair between her husband and an older woman, Mrs. Erlynne, drives her to drastic measures. Secret identities, reversals of fortune and changes of heart drive the plot, which is peppered with Wildean witticisms. The Suffield Players production features the talents of Daniel Renzi, Allen Nott, Hal Chernoff, Bruce Showalter, Ed Bernstein, Robin Miller, Stephen Grout, Katrina Art, Dorrie Mitchell, Shannon Proulx, Stephanie Chernoff, Sehee Lee, Amanda Marshall, Christine Zdebski, Anna Marie Johansen and Lynn Faherty. Ticket prices are $17 or $12 for opening night. Discounts are available for students, seniors, groups and season subscribers. For tickets call 800-289-6148 or 860-668-0837 or visit www.suffieldplayers.org
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Birds of the World presents exotic and endangered feather friends that give audiences a chance to see their beauty and skills up close and overhead. Both shows will make their debut this summer. The park’s opening weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The park is open daily for spring break, April 16 to 22.
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This searching and philosophical book foregoes the usual demographic and statistics-driven approach to the rise of Asia, opting instead for a more personal mediation on modernity and modernization.
Smith, author of “The Nippon Challenge, and Japan:
Reinterpretation,” focuses on China, India, and Japan, and shares his insights on a variety of topics, from the impact of the Opium Wars on China’s development, to Nietzsche’s reflections on travel and “the foreign.” He examines each country’s relationship to economic transformation and to their pasts, describing the new century as a
“post-Western” era, one in which Westerners will confront the challenge that this book suggests has largely defined the contemporary Asian experience, the sense of living in an era that does not belong “to us.”
According to Publisher’s
Weekly, Smith’s book provides few answers, but it does offer a valuable intellectual frame for approaching the evolving relationship between the East and the West. Smith is the Asia Editor of The Globalist. He has been an editor and international correspondent for almost 25 years, chiefly in Asia. He served as Singapore bureau chief and deputy political editor for the
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Far Eastern Economic Review. He joined the International Herald Tribune as Hong Kong correspondent.
In 1985, he received an
Overseas Press Club award for best foreign economic reporting. In 1987, Smith opened the Herald Tribune’s Tokyo bureau, and served as bureau chief there until 1991. He also wrote “Letter From Tokyo” for The New Yorker during this period. “Japan: A Reinterpretation,” was
published in 1997, and won an Overseas Press Club award for the best book on foreign affairs. It was also named a New York Times Notable book of the Year. Book signing to follow.
All of the lectures are free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information about the aforementioned lecture, call the Westfield Athenaeum at 562-0716 or visit www.westath.org
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