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Saturday, 4/26, 2-5pm Post-tax blues? Try a Taketina Rhythm Meditation workshop with Elaine Fong

Tax-time, the one year anniversary of the Marathon bombing. Do you find yourself becoming more stressed? Do you yearn for the chance to slow down, and focus from a silent place within yourself - to find your inner ground? Our daily to-do lists, current events, family obligations and the myriad responsibilities we "perceive" ourselves to have makes us easily lost in confusion and tempted to control the uncontrollable. However, when we find our inner ground, we can relax and focus in any situation.

TaKeTiNa is a powerful process that can rapidly quiet the chatter in your head and bring you into connection with your inner core. Through vocalization, clapping and stepping you are guided into three separate rhythmic layers which directly affects your nervous system and brings a more clear and direct experience of the world. TaKeTiNa is a powerful tool for awakening one's ability to sense our inner ground.

For more information: email

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door

You can register at:April 26 Taketina workshop or make check payable to Rhythms in Life and mail to:
Elaine Fong, Rhythms in Life, 68 Parkman St., Brookline, MA 02446.

Elaine N. Fong is a certified Taketina instructor with over ten years experience. She is also the founder of Odaiko New England, the first taiko (Japanese drum) group in Massachusetts.

Friday, 5/2, 8:30pm Ginger Ibex and Rose Cabal

Two local bands go acoustic, sharing the evening with a set each!
Admission is $10


“Rachmaninov meets Keith Jarrett meets Astor Piazzolla."
“At the (mostly) wordless intersection of Classical and rock.”

Add a little Beethoven, Middle Eastern modal music and 20th century rock/pop as influences, and you have Ginger Ibex’ powerful yet lyrical sound. Mullti-instrumental band members combine a piano/strings/percussion-driven sound with acoustic guitar, mandolin, Irish bouzouki and bass, with similarly eclectic backgrounds (Classical gone Irish Punk/Rock/Improv, Balkan, Celtic), to create a memorable, unique sound.

Sharon Crumrine (piano), Betty Widerski (6 string mezzo viola, melodica),
Melika Fitzhugh (acoustic guitar, violin, percussion),
Caith Threefires (acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin).


“Combines the attitude of (Grace) Slick with the Celtic, ethereal spirit of (Loreena) McKennitt”. ~ Boston Globe

“With witchy whoops and stormy minor-key acoustic instrumentation Marlene Tholl sounds like Kate Bush’s evil (fraternal) twin.” - Metro

The latest project of singer/songwriter Marlene Tholl, Rose Cabal is an ambient rock band which incorporates instruments new (electric bass & guitar, drums and keyboard) and old (curtal, shawm).

Marlene Tholl (vocals, guitar), Melika Fitzhugh (bass), Frank Jones (keyboard, curtal, shawm).

Saturday, 5/3, 8pm In concert: Will McMillan

“What a voice. What a delivery. Will owns the stage even when he's still as a whisper.”
— Beverly Creasey, Theater Mirror, Boston, MA

Will McMillan is a singer and songwriter who has soloed with pops orchestras, rock bands, jazz combos,
and a cappella groups.

For many years he hosted Will & Company — a series highlighting local singers and songwriters — at the Blacksmith House in Harvard Square and earned a 2002 IRNE award from the Independent Reviewers of New England for Best Cabaret Show in a small venue.

After taking a class called "Ukulele for the Almost Musical" in 2010, Will began writing songs in earnest using Apple's GarageBand software and his trusty laptop.

Tonight he'll be performing a mix of standards and originals — including a healthy number of sing-along songs.

Will has performed at venues including Scullers Jazz Club, Sanders Theatre, Johnny D's, Jacques, TT the Bear's, Arlington Street Church, Ocean's Inn (Provincetown, MA), Hi-Hat Club (RI), Spring Island (SC), Westbeth Performance Center (NYC), Star Island (NH) and Yin Par Le Garcon Chinois (Shanghai).

To give a listen and learn more, please visit:
or find him performing on YouTube.

Doors open at 7:30; show at 8:00.
To reserve seats, please email with name and number of seats.
Your name will be at the door. $10.00 (cash only) at the door.

Sunday, 5/4, 4-6pm A Restorative Sound Bath with Katie Down, MT-BC, LCAT

The Sound Bath is a sound-healing event designed to restore energy, awaken the senses through deep listening and
vibration, and decompress from life’s daily stressors. With mindfulness meditation, breathwork, and sound, we
engage in deep listening as an act of compassion and personal transformation. Sound Baths feature large 90% quartz
crystal bowls of high vibrational frequency, aligned with the chakra system. Also included are Tibetan bowls and
gongs, Biosonic tuning forks, Indian sruti boxes and voice.

$25 Includes essential oils and herbal tea
Please RSVP to: or 857-383-9786

Katie Down of Mindful Music Psychotherapy, is a music psychotherapist with a private practice in
New York. She facilitates sound baths and other sound workshops in New York and internationally for educational
and arts organizations, NGOs, and businesses. For more information go to

“That was the best massage I’ve ever had!” “Truly cleansing!”
“It altered my physical state and I felt changed and more grounded.”

Saturday, 5/10, 8pm Earthsound in Concert

Jason Davis, bass | Amir Milstein, flute | Doug Johnson, piano | Bertram Lehmann, drums
$15 cover

Bassist Jason Davis and Earthsound present an adventurous program of original music and improvisation with beautiful recorded environmental sound from Costa Rica, Antarctica, Borneo, and other locales. Earthsound is a unique ensemble that expands the concept of “world music” to include the vast range of sounds of the natural world.

Earthsound has performed at notable venues in the Boston area, and their first CD Movement has been critically acclaimed.

This concert will also feature a work from Climate Stories Project, which incorporates the voices of people speaking about climate change into improvised music.

Jason Davis studied jazz bass with Bruce Gertz at Berklee College of Music, and obtained a Master's degree in classical bass performance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also has an extensive background in environmental science and education, holds a Master’s degree in ecology from the University of Florida, and teaches environmental science to high school students.

Contact: Jason Davis, 781-738-4054,
Earthsound's first CD Movement will be on sale at the show.

Saturday, 5/17, 8pm Stan Strickland & Josh Rosen

Third Life Studio proudly presents
Stan Strickland & Josh Rosen

Stan Strickland ~ woodwinds, voice, percussion | Josh Rosen ~ piano, compositions
Bruno Raberg ~ bass | Dave Fox ~ drums

"Finishing each other's thoughts and phrases as these tunes wend their way from churchy soul-jazz
to more abstract precincts, Rosen and Strickland are more than just in sync -- they often sound like a
single musician playing two instruments." --Kevin R. Convey, Boston Herald

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

For more info or advance tickets: 617-869-3014

"With the soul of an improv jam session, these two are one of the tastiest, new treats to come along
in a while." -- Chris Spector, Midwest Record

Saturday, 6/14, 8pm Third Life Choreographers Series

Third Life Studio Choreographers Series
One night only!

Featuring work by Marin Orlosky-Randow, Marsha Parrilla/Danza Orgánica, Rozann Kraus,
Marta Moussa, Heather Bryce, Korrinne Richie, Contrapose Dance, Catherine Lenard

$15 General Admission, advance tickets online only! $20 at the door

$12 for Student/Seniors

purchase in advance for 25% discount:

Call (617) 388-3247 or email for info.

Photo Credit: Andreas Randow