The Laramie Project: Epilogue of an Epilogue

October 15th, 2009, 9:15 am by Sara

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Over at Berkshire Living, Seth Rogovoy has been chronicling his participation in Barrington Stage Company’s presentation of The Laramie Project and he’s just posted the final chapter of this behind-the-scenes diary. It’s moving and insightful.

My Life in the Theatre: The Laramie Project Diaries: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Final Chapter

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The Boston Celtics’ Design-Our-Logo Contest

September 15th, 2009, 12:19 pm by Greg

The Boston Celtics are a two piece experimental outfit from Schenectady, New York. We are very hairy, large and loud. Please enjoy our music.” So proclaims the dynamic duo of Ryan Stewart and Richard Nolan Jr., who are the Boston Celtics.

In conjunction with the upcoming release of their debut album, “The End of Mont Pleasant,” the B3nson Recording Company twosome is looking for a logo, and they need your help. Actually, according to the lyrics of their song, “The Story of the Boston Celtics,” they kinda already know what they want their logo to look like:

“an upside down tree that looks like a painting of a pro palming a basketball”

But they’re holding a contest and asking you to design the finished logo for them based on that description. Here are the complete contest rules.

All contest entries will receive a free digital download of the “Mont Pleasant” EP, featuring five non-LP tracks. Prizes include digital downloads of both the EP and full-length CD, CDs and McDonald’s gift certificates.

Email contest entries to wearethethey@gmail.com by Thursday, October 1 deadline.

Void where prohibited.

Free Free Free Downloads…

September 14th, 2009, 3:02 pm by Sara

The B3nson Recording Company – who are taking over an entire stage at LarkFest on Saturday – have just released a compilation of songs from their artist roster, free for the downloading. If you’re not familiar with the B3nson folks, here’s your chance: 17 songs, including Scientific Maps, Matthew Loiacono (on loan from Collar City Records), We Are Jeneric, Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned and more.

Tomorrow is the official release of Super 400‘s new CD, “Sweet Fist,” but we still have a free mp3 download of their hot new single “Flashlight” available. Get it while you can.

Free download of the entire acclaimed Jeebus show at Savannah’s from Friday, August 28.

Jill Hughes is slated to release her new CD, “For the First Time,” with two swinging CD release parties at the Van Dyke this Saturday, September 19. Be sure to check back later this week, when Nippertown.com will make a free mp3 download available, and we’ll be hosting a contest as well, giving away a free autographed copy of the CD.

Hanging Out In North Adams, 8/27/09

September 3rd, 2009, 10:45 am by Sara

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We’ve written about DownstreetArt before, an arts initiative organized and sponsored by the city of North Adams and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts that’s begun to snowball, making downtown North Adams an arts destination in its own right. This time, we went back for a last-Thursday-of-the-month evening of openings and performances, and we weren’t disappointed.

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