Lenny Solomon Features @ Outloud on January 27th

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At this month’s Outloud Open Mike Coffeehouse for poetry, prose, and music — the accomplished Cambridge-based acoustic/folk Lenny Solomon Band offers original songs spanning a variety of musical genres and rhythmic styles ( solomonband.com ). Singer / song-writer Lenny Solomon draws his original folk style — poignant, gently humorous — from a variety of traditions and rhythms. Come hear him sing and play!

Open Mike begins at 7:15 p.m. Performances and readings run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

There is no cover; donations are accepted for costs ( including refreshments ) and local charity. Outloud’s creative and nurturing atmosphere is receptive and respectful.

Outloud meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Beebe Estate’s art exhibit space, 235 West Foster, Melrose ( Go to beebeestate.org for more about The Beebe Estate ). Parking available on grounds, behind the Estate; entrance is at the back of the building.

Lenny Links to check out:
Read more about Lenny Solomon Band here on the Outloud website
Visit The Official Lenny Solomon Band website
Check out Lenny Solomon Band on Facebook, too

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John Sturm Features at Outloud on October 28th

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John Sturm reads Poe's 'The Raven' @ Outloud

This month’s Outloud Open Mike Coffee House at The Beebe Estate in Melrose features the talents of our accomplished orator John Sturmbringing the written word to life, the month honoring the 2015 October witching season with Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, while also reaching into Sturm’s eclectic and rich repertoire to share other poems, quotes and prose.

John’s spoken word renditions — pulling source material from the works of Shakespeare to Cummings to Einstein ( and even Sinatra ) — enlighten and delight audiences with humor, thought, philosophy and deep, human pathos.

Open mike sign up starts at 7:15pm — performances and readings promptly begin at 7:30 and run to 9:30 p.m.

Each performer gets approximately 10 minutes to perform poetry, prose, music or other chosen form of expression.

Outloud fosters and maintains a nurturing, creative atmosphere that is both receptive and respectful to all performers and audience members alike.

Every month we meet up in The Beebe Estate’s first floor Art Exhibit Space at 235 West Foster in Melrose { visit beebeestate.com for more information about The Beebe Estate }

Free parking is available on the grounds.

Outloud meets on the fourth Wednesday evening of each month, except for the months of August and December { and typically November, too }.

There is no cover to attend or participate @ Outloud Open Mike, but donations are accepted and appreciated as our way to both support local charities and help cover our operational expenses.

Join our official Outloud Facebook Group for more details and information up at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/82957683556/

And feel free to visit the official Outloud Facebook Event Page for this October’s Outloud installation right here: https://www.facebook.com/events/957415537638277/

And, oh — don’t forget! We’re tweetin’ too! Check us out up on @outloudopenmike

All Open Mike on Wednesday, September 23rd

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All Open Mike, September 2015

This month’s Outloud Open Mike Coffee House at The Beebe Estate in Melrose offers up an evening of All Open Mike to start up our Autumn 2015 Open Mike Season!

Sign up starts at 7:15pm — and then the All Open Mike performances and readings promptly begin at 7:30 and run to 9:30 p.m.

Each performer gets approximately 10 minutes to perform poetry, prose, music or other chosen form of expression.

Outloud fosters and maintains a nurturing, creative atmosphere that is both receptive and respectful to all performers and audience members alike.

Every month we meet up in The Beebe Estate’s first floor Art Exhibit Space at 235 West Foster in Melrose { visit beebeestate.com for more information about The Beebe Estate }

Free parking is available on the grounds.

As previously mentioned, this month’s special installation of Outloud Open Mike @ The Beebe will be an All Open Mike evening — so come on out and read, play, sing or just say something out loud — ‘sGonna be fun ;]

Outloud meets on the fourth Wednesday evening of each month, except for the months of August and December { and typically November, too }.

There is no cover to attend or participate @ Outloud Open Mike, but donations are accepted and appreciated as our way to both support local charities and help cover our operational expenses.

Join our official Outloud Facebook Group for more details and information up at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/82957683556/

And feel free to visit the official Outloud Facebook Event Page for this September’s All Open Mike installation right here: https://www.facebook.com/events/428577790644356/

And, oh! We’re tweetin’ too! Check us out up on @outloudopenmike

Bill Morris and Dan Holabaugh Feature at Outloud on June 24th

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June 2015 at Outloud

This month Outloud Open Mike @ The Beebe Estate in Melrose features acoustic guitarists Bill Morris and Dan Holabaugh on Wednesday, June 24th. Morris — a local fingerstyle classical soloist and guitarist for the Arlington based Wicked Pickers — teamed up with Holabaugh within the past year to explore bluegrass and jazz. Holabaugh — originally from Pennsylvania with stints in LA and Upstate NY — took a renaissance and eclectic approach to instrumental music before focusing on bluegrass guitar and the occasional vocal number. Together they play an array of bluegrass, jazz, and country, their collaboration characterized by unique and stunning arrangements in both originals and established works.

Sign up for the open mike starts @ 7:15pm — open mike slots begin @ 7:30pm. Each performer gets 10 minutes or 2 songs to fill with fun and wonder. Outloud’s creative environment promotes a wonderfully receptive and respectful atmosphere for all of its performance and audience alike.

Outloud meets in the Beebe Estate’s art exhibit space at 235 West Foster Street in Melrose, Massachusetts. Visit beebeestate.com for more information about the space, for directions and other details. Free parking is available on the grounds.

Although Outloud does not charge a cover to get in, we gracefully accept donations to help support local charities and help cover our operating expenses.

Visit the official Outloud Facebook Group for more info about regular performers and the long, amazing history of our previous monthly events.

And don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, too, at our handle @outloudopenmike

We hope to see you this Wednesday!

Outloud Features Nita Penfold on April 22nd

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This month Outloud Open Mike @ The Beebe Estate in Melrose features writer, artist and poet Nita Penfold. Penfold digs into the grit and honey of everyday life, drawing from dark and light currents of the spirit. Her recent book, Landing in Oz, explores the juncture between soul and aging. Widely published, Penfold’s poetry has appeared both in anthologies and in literary magazines — with over 400 of her poems and several short stories in the past 25 years appearing in over 22 anthologies, including: Beacon Press Books, Cries of the Spirit, and Claiming the Spirit Within and June Cotner’s books, Family Blessings and Mothers and Daughters.

Read more about Nita Penfold below and at nitapenfold.com

Sign up for the open mike starts @ 7:15pm — open mike slots begin @ 7:30pm. Each performer gets 10 minutes or 2 songs to fill with fun and wonder. Outloud’s creative environment promotes a wonderfully receptive and respectful atmosphere for all of its performance and audience alike.

Outloud meets in the Beebe Estate’s art exhibit space at 235 West Foster Street in Melrose, Massachusetts. Visit beebeestate.com for more information about the space, for directions and other details. Free parking is available on the grounds.

Although Outloud does not charge a cover to get in, we gracefully accept donations to help support local charities and help cover our operating expenses.

You can sign up on the Facebook Event Page to get in touch with Nita Penfold and her fans and friends or visit the official Outloud Facebook Group for more info about regular performers and the long, amazing history of our previous monthly events.

And don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, too, at our handle @outloudopenmike

We hope to see you this Wednesday!

Outloud Features Jon Waterman on March 25th

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Jon Waterman @ Outloud Open Mike in March 2015

This month Outloud Open Mike @ The Beebe Estate in Melrose features folk and blues singer / songwriter Jon Waterman. This compelling local musician will light the evening afire with a feature set of his original songs and highly textural and authentic style of guitar playing. A folk balladeer drawing from a variety of traditions, Waterman captures tragedy, irony, and triumph in his musical renditions, whether playing material based on historical events or his own personal passages.

Sign up for the open mike starts @ 7:15pm — open mike slots begin @ 7:30pm. Each performer gets 10 minutes or 2 songs to fill with fun and wonder. Outloud’s creative environment promotes a wonderfully receptive and respectful atmosphere for all of its performance and audience alike.

Outloud meets in the Beebe Estate’s art exhibit space at 235 West Foster Street in Melrose, Massachusetts. Visit beebeestate.com for more information about the space, for directions and other details. Free parking is available on the grounds.

Although Outloud does not charge a cover to get in, we gracefully accept donations to help support local charities and help cover our operating expenses.

You can sign up on the Facebook Event Page to get in touch with Jon Waterman and his fans and friends or visit the official Outloud Facebook Group for more info about regular performers and the long, amazing history of our previous monthly events.

And don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, too, at our handle @outloudopenmike

We hope to see you this Wednesday!

All Open Mike on Wednesday, February 25th

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All Open Mike, February 2015

This month’s Outloud Open Mike Coffee House at The Beebe Estate in Melrose offers up an evening of All Open Mike to finally start up the 2015 Open Mike Season!

Sign up starts at 7:15pm — and then the All Open Mike performances and readings promptly begin at 7:30 and run to 9:30 p.m.

Each performer gets approximately 10 minutes to perform poetry, prose, music or other chosen form of expression.

Outloud fosters and maintains a nurturing, creative atmosphere that is both receptive and respectful to all performers and audience members alike.

Every month we meet up in The Beebe Estate’s first floor Art Exhibit Space at 235 West Foster in Melrose { visit beebeestate.com for more information about The Beebe Estate }

Free parking is available on the grounds.

As previously mentioned, this month’s special installation of Outloud Open Mike @ The Beebe will be an All Open Mike evening — so come on out and read, play, sing or just say something out loud — ‘sGonna be fun ;]

Outloud meets on the fourth Wednesday evening of each month, except for the months of August and December { and typically November, too }.

There is no cover to attend or participate @ Outloud Open Mike, but donations are accepted and appreciated as our way to both support local charities and help cover our operational expenses.

Join our official Outloud Facebook Group for more details and information up at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/82957683556/

And feel free to visit the official Outloud Facebook Event Page for this February’s All Open Mike installation right here: https://www.facebook.com/events/428577790644356/

And, oh! We’re tweetin’ too! Check us out up on @outloudopenmike

No Outloud for November and December

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Squawk Coffeehouse

Just making sure everyone that normally attends Outloud Open Mike at The Beebe Estate in Melrose knows that we take off the months of November and December due to crazy scheduling surrounding all of the wonderfully fun end-of-year holidays — so, there’ll be no Outloud over the next 2 months — and the very next Outloud Open Mike goes down on January 28 at 7:30 pm { all feature details &/or themes to be announced }

however

We want to draw some attention to 2 upcoming events of interest just in case you want to still enjoy some Outloud-like, spirited fun this week:

 

1303-laughFirst up:
The Somerville Laughter Club re-opens its doors this Thursday, December 4th, after a long, long haitis.

Come explore the many benefits and varieties of laughter by using breathing exercises and light body movement to practice laughing in a fun, nurturing social setting.

More details can be found up on the official Somerville Laughter Club website

 

Second up:
Squawk Coffeehouse proudly features internationally-renown composer and musician David Amram a bit later in the evening on that verySame Thursday, December 4th.

David Amram at Squawk Coffeehouse

Each event only cost $5 to get in … and each will delight, surprise and fill your soul with some super happy goodness!

We hope to see you there!

Outloud Features Lenny Solomon on October 22nd

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Lenny Solomon BandThe month Outloud Open Mike @ The Beebe Estate in Melrose features the authentic Cambridge folk act Lenny Solomon Band. Singer / Songwriter Lenny Solomon continues to hone his original style — always poignant and clever with his performance and songwriting, Solomon draws from a variety of traditions and rhythms.

Check out more about Lenny Solomon Band

Sign up for the open mike starts @ 7:15pm — open mike slots begin @ 7:30pm. Each performer gets 10 minutes or 2 songs to fill with fun and wonder. Outloud’s creative environment promotes a wonderfully receptive and respectful atmosphere for all of its performance and audience alike.

Outloud meets in the Beebe Estate’s art exhibit space at 235 West Foster Street in Melrose, Massachusetts. Visit beebeestate.com/ for more information about the space, for directions and other details. Free parking is available on the grounds.

Although Outloud does not charge a cover to get in, we gracefully accept donations to help support local charities and help cover our operating expenses.

You can sign up on the Facebook Event Page to get in touch with Lenny Solomon and his fans and friends or visit the official Outloud Facebook Group for more info about regular performers and the long, amazing history of our previous monthly events.

And don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, too, at our handle @outloudopenmike

We hope to see you this Wednesday!

Outloud Features John Sturm on September 24th

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The tools of the orator

The month’s featured performer at Outloud Open Mike @ The Beebe Estate in Melrose our favorite orator-in-residence John Sturm.

John’s theatrical presence and delivery of poetry, prose, lyrics and commentary captures audiences all across New England — always bringing a sense of timely, topical sentiment with each and every appearance.

Sturm thoughtfully incorporates a profound yet entertaining patchwork of historic literary works and wisdom, woven to inspire and delight.

Sign up for the open mike starts @ 7:15pm — open mike slots begin @ 7:30pm. Each performer gets 10 minutes or 2 songs to fill with fun and wonder. Outloud’s creative environment promotes a wonderfully receptive and respectful atmosphere for all of its performance and audience alike.

Outloud meets in the Beebe Estate’s art exhibit space at 235 West Foster Street in Melrose, Massachusetts. Visit beebeestate.com for more information about the space, for directions and other details. Free parking is available on the grounds.

Although Outloud does not charge a cover to get in, we gracefully accept donations to help support local charities and help cover our operating expenses.

Visit our official Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/82957683556/ for more info and interactions with regular performers and the long, amazing history of our previous monthly events.

And don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, too, at our handle @outloudopenmike

We hope to see you this Wednesday!