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The Good Art Series
The Good Art Series features an artist or a group of artists each month for the year of 2016.   The series is held at St. Susanna’s Parish in Dedham, MA.  The goal of the series is to support the "Good Art" around us and create a forum for all of our local communities to come together and foster good fellowship.  This series is free and open to all and for all people and all ages.   It is our hope the series will take on a life of its own as the artists and those that support them come together and evolve.  It's a wonderful way to support our local musicians, develop community, and have a good time!

EVENTS FROM 2016!

Saturday January 16th 2016 at 8:00 p.m.   Help!  Bird Mancini and T Max  perform a special set of Beatles songs.

Presented by The Good Art Series.

When: Saturday January 16th, 2016 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)
Cost: Charitable Donations Accepted
What: BIRD MANCINI and T MAX team up to each perform their unique music separately – and then combine their talents with a set of songs made famous by The Beatles.  Critically acclaimed and ASCAP/Boston Music Award nominees, BIRD MANCINI were twice named among the Top 10 Year's Best by Metronome Magazine.  They are a fusion of blues-tinged rock, Latin-flavored bossa nova, country-folk balladry, and woolly psychedelia, with lush vocals, guitar, accordion, and a variety of percussion, bells and whistles.   They’ve toured the West Coast and performed for the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Boston, NYC, and The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.
At the age of 13 T MAX's mom brought home an acoustic guitar, unsure of which of her three sons would end up with it.  Two years later T was making more money playing in New York bars than he could spend.  After transplanting to New England T founded the area's longest running music magazine (The Noise).  He has nine solo releases with his latest, The Portal's Rhyme, still getting radio airplay in New England.  North Shore diva Julie Dougherty says, “An evening spent with T Max is like being with an old friend you haven't seen in a while…a somewhat crazy old friend with child-like openness that pulls you right in”.

Sunday January 24th 2016 at 3:00 p.m.   Dedham School of Music - Artist in Residence Series - Eugene Kim and Jin-Kyung Joen

Presented by The Good Art Series.

When: Sunday February 24th, 2016 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)
Cost: Charitable Donations Accepted
Who: Cellist Eugene Kim has given solo performances throughout Korea, England, Italy and his native United States, including such venues as Carnegie Recital Hall and Jordan Hall.
Violinist Jin-Kyung Joen has performed extensively as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician in the United States, Poland, Italy, Greece, and Korea.
Pianist Gabriella Sanna will join to perform a trio and accompany each one of them in a solo piece.
Thank you to Harvard Musical Association for supporting the 2015-16 Artist in Residence Concert Series!

Saturday February 27th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.   Americana II with Steve Marchena and Adam McOwen

Presented by The Good Art Series.

Opening Act: Brontide at 7:30 p.m. (Indie pop band by our local High School Musicians)
When: Saturday February 27th, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)
Cost: Charitable Donations Accepted
What: Well these two guys are at it again!  Americana to our door step by Steve Marchena and Adam McOwen.   These brothers have been working at it all year and want to bring us home again!   This Americana experience will have jazz elements, classical elements, folk elements and more.   Improvisation will be abound and abundant!  This duo will keep us on our toes.
Opening act is Brontide starting at 7:30 p.m. Come and support our High School students and their wonderful musical talents!
Adam McOwen has shared the stage with Michael Brecker, Steven Tyler, Mariah Carey, and many more.   He has recorded for film, television, and commercial releases.  He has played Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and Madison Square Garden.
Steve Marchena is an American classical, rock, jazz guitarist, and harmonica player.   He has shared the stage with Al Di Meola, Nuno Bettencourt, J. Geils and many other famous guitarists.   In addition he has toured with musical theater productions such as: Beehive, Leader Of The Pack, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Footloose, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Always... Patsy Cline.
Brontide is an indie pop band performing original songs around the greater Boston area.  They will be releasing a new EP this spring.  Marysa Lee is the lead singer; Kenny Ruetenik is the drummer; Jim Duncan is the bassist and piano; Raavi Lucia Malik is the lead guitarist.

Paint Night - Saturday April 23, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

When: Saturday April 23, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Who: Bob Bowers has been teaching and painting for over 25 years.
What: Bob will guide us through an evening of painting a sunset over the ocean with a sailboat!  The materials needed are supplied and you will get to take your art work home with you.
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)
How: To register, call the rectory at 781-329-9575.  This event will have a capacity of 25 people.
Cost: $25 which will cover the supplies

The Complete Works of Robert Johnson - Saturday May 14th, 2016   

When: Saturday May 14th, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Who: Steve Marchena and Nancy MacCallum will perform the complete works of Robert Johnson.
What: Steve Marchena and Nancy MacCallum will perform The Complete Works Of Robert Johnson, from "Kind Hearted Woman" to "Milkcow's Calf Blues", from San Antonio to Dallas, from 1936 to 1937, all in chronological order.
The works of the Great Blues Artist Robert Johson are rarely performed.  Having all songs covered live in a single evening is a first of its kind!  Come and be a part of this first in a lifetime live blues music event.
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)

Parkway Orchestra Spring Concert - Sunday May 15th, 2016   

When: Sunday May 15th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Who: Parkway Orchestra Dedham School of Music , and Caroline Dwyer
What: “Beethoven and John Williams” will be presented on Sunday May 15 at 3 p.m.
Geneviève Leclair conducts the the 50 piece non-profit Parkway Concert Orchestra in:
  • Beethoven' Symphony No. 5
  • “Theme from Jurassic Park”
  • “A Tribute to John Williams”
The concert also features:
  • Students of Dedham School of Music in Pachabel's Canon in D.
  • Violinist Caroline Dwyer, the Dedham School of Music Concerto Competition Winner, performing the Alegretto from Violin Concerto No. 2 by Seitz.
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)

Blues on Harmonica with Professor Harp and Guest Elisabeth Lopez - Saturday June 11th, 2016   

When: Saturday June 11th, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Who: Professor Harp   with opening Guest   Elizabeth Lopez
What: A night of blues music dominated by the harmonica and singing by Professor Harp and his band.   This is a night for people who love the blues and the harmonica.  Professor Harp has played with many blues harp legends and the most famous of them all was the one and only Muddy Waters!   He has played with Solomon Burke and Luther ‘GuitarJr.’   Johnson and appeared on NBC's Today Show.  There is no one like Professor Harp around.    A performance you don't want to miss!
Opening the event is Elisabeth Lopez is a Pop/Soul singer-songwriter who has performed at Faneuil Hall, Boston Hard Rock Cafe, and Carnegie Hall.  She is a very talented singer, pianist and an actress!   She was recently featured on the Bose Superbowl commercials this past year.
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Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)

A Night of Superbug, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin and More! - Saturday July 9th, 2016   

When: Saturday July 9th, 2016 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Who: Vinny Cirigliano   and   Steve Marchena
What: This will be a reunion of sorts with Vinny Cirigliano and Steve Marchena back together again playing some of their original material from their band Superbug.  They will also play covers of classic rock bands like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin and more.  Vinny Cirigliano is an accomplished vocalist who is in high demand.  He currently performs throughout MA. with Fun With Hands, The Plagiarists, and Matt Hain.
Steve Marchena will be playing with Vinny on the steel sting acoustic, nylon string acoustic, and archtop electric guitar.  Steve is a prolific guitarists who can play a range of guitar styles at a world class level.
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)

Paint Night with Bob Bowers - Saturday Sept 24th, 2016

When: Saturday September 24, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Who: Bob Bowers has been teaching and painting for over 25 years.
What: Bob will guide us through an evening of painting!  The materials needed are supplied and you will get to take your art work home with you.
Students will paint "Birch Trees in Autumn".  This will be an easy to follow, step by step class on a cheerful and bright fall scene.   Participants are welcome to bring soda, wine and munchies to share!
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)
How: To register, call the rectory at 781-329-9575.  This event will have a capacity of 25 people.
Cost: $25 which will cover the supplies

Two Guitars / Two Bands - Saturday Oct 15th, 2016   

When: Saturday October 15, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Who: Patrick DeCoste with band and Juli Gort Morgan with band.
What: An evening of two exceptional guitarists of different style and tone.   This is an excellent pairing of guitar driven bands!  The evening will start with the “next generation” of musicians.  Patrick DeCoste and his band will follow with an hour set of covers and original music.   Juli Gort Morgan will finish off the evening with an hour set of her own.   You will find the guitar play will complement and lift the event to a wonderful hight!   Come, see and hear for yourself!  All are welcome!   Event is Free for All!
Patrick DeCoste:
“Like U2 but with Van Halen-esque solos”: That's how the media has described the instrumental rock of guitarist Patrick DeCoste.  In the great tradition of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck, DeCoste combines virtuoso skills with rock and roll attitude to create his own unique sound.   He’s got the chops to play in the orchestra pit for the Grammy-winning musical HAIRSPRAY, and the swagger to play his own original interpretation of the Star Spangled Banner at Shea Stadium.
Juli Gort Morgan:
Juli Morgan is a Songwriter, Recording Artist, Guitarist, Recording Session Guitarist, and a Guitar Instructor.  She was a founding member of the instrumental trio Destiny and has played live nationally, opening for artists such as Joe Satriani, Robin Trower, Ronnie James Dio, and Blue Oyster Cult.  She has released a full length CD with Destiny and two solo recordings, an EP in 2011 and a Full Length CD in 2012 (recorded in Nashville).  She has won numerous guitar competitions including Joe Satriani’s Whooznxt, hosted by Guitar Center in 2012, and Lincoln Brewster’s Show Me What You Got in 2010.  Her YouTube Channel has over 2,000 subscribers and 475,000 views.  Before moving to Boston she played for the Pacific Northwest’s premiere dance band, The Rhythm Nation and the Disco/Funk sensation, DanceMaxx Band.  Juli will earn her Bachelor’s degree in Guitar performance from Berklee College of Music in the spring of 2017.   In addition to playing with local classic rock band, The Experts, she currently teaches guitar in Whitman, MA.  She plays locally as a member of the Worship Team at the Reservoir Church in Cambridge.
Opening
Act:
A group of our “next generation” will open up the event from 7:30 to 8:00!
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)

Father Steve Cooking - Saturday Nov 12th, 2016   

When: Saturday November 12, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Who: Steven Josoma (aka Father Steve)
What: Steve will take us through a night of cooking a seasonal desert or two!   As we get closer to this event, we will update the information as to what the item(s) will be.  All of the supplies will be provided!
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)
How: If you are interested in this event, please contact the rectory so we can keep track of how many people will be participating.   Rectory phone number:  781-329-9575

Christmas Truce of 1914 - Sunday Dec 4th, 2016

When: Sunday December 4th, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
Video: Video of Christmas Truce of 1914
Who: Saint Susanna Parish
What: Saint Susanna Parish is happy to present a retelling of the 1914 Christmas Truce with story and song.  Many members of the parish will be readers and even singers in this production.   Within this production, you will hear some of the voices from the best local choirs around Boston.  Song will be sung in German, French, Latin, and English.  The audience will sing along with many familiar seasonal songs.  Food will be provided for a nice gathering after this wonderful production.
The Christmas Truce was a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the World War I western front around Christmas 1914.   In the week leading up to the holiday, French, German and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and talk.   In areas, men from both sides ventured into no man's land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to mingle and exchange food and souvenirs.
Where: Saint Susanna Parish (262 Needham Street, Dedham, MA)