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AAAlliance Summer Showcase :: Sat 6/11 :: JTNY
Posted June 08, 2011

Our Yearly Summer Showcase is also happening this Saturday, June 11th, at JCC Park on Curtis St. in Jamestown, NY, from 3-9pm. As always, this is a FREE, ALL AGES community event, featuring local art, live music, and one of the nicest park settings in WNY.

This years' Showcase will feature live music from Thee Audience, Grene Genes, Bryan Moore Solo, and a special surprise guest. It will also feature, for the first time ever, a live art auction called ARTBURN, which we hope will become a yearly event. It will feature original local artworks, available for auction with a relatively low opening bid. If the piece doesn't sell, we burn it on the bonfire. So if you see something you like, and it want to save it from certain destruction, you'd better put your money where your mouth is.

As usual, we will have picnic food and refreshments available all day for donations. We are able to continue doing these free events because of the generousity of our friends and family who attend and donate in order to support the Active Artists Alliance.

Help us continue to make interesting, independent cultural events happen in our home town. Come out and party with us to support the arts!


Baby Gramps and The Bogarts :: Mojo's Music Bar, JTNY
Posted June 07, 2011
Baby Gramps and The Bogarts :: Mojo's Music Bar, JTNY

World-reknowned singer, guitarist, and showman, Baby Gramps, from Seattle Washington, will be playing THIS SATURDAY. June 11th at Mojo's Music Bar, 104 east 2nd street, in downtown JTNY.Opening for him will be local favorites The Bogarts, playing their very own country-fried blend of roots rock, blues rock, and rock rock.

Baby Gramps plays a mixture of styles and eras including traditional blues, children's and labor songs, and his own compositions. His busy and unusual guitar style includes flat and finger picking, and "chording" with the back of his hand and his elbow. His singing styles include throat singing. His performance is based in part on improvisation and he often encourages audience participation. Baby Gramps has performed as a street musician, and has toured with Artis the Spoonman, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and Phish. His rendition of "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" was featured in Martin Bell's Academy Award-nominated documentary film, Streetwise (1984).

Anyone who witnessed Gramps' performance at Mojo's a year ago, or anyone who has ever seen him play anywhere, will tell you not to miss this a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a living legend on a small stage in a VERY intimate setting.