Thursday, May 16, 2013
Country music singer/songwriter Alya Brown will make her debut at the Grand Ole Opry Friday, May 25.
A lifelong dream is coming true for Wrentham's talented, rising country artist, Ayla Brown, when she will take the stage for her debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry, Friday, May 25 at 7 pm. In the spirit of Memorial Day, Brown will be performing “Pride Of America” and “Hero In Her Hometown,” both new songs off of her latest album, “Heroes and Hometowns.” “When I moved to Nashville two years ago, I went to my first Opry show and was mesmerized during the entire two hours,” Brown said. “To get the opportunity to debut on that stage on Memorial Day weekend is such an honor, and I will never forget this for the rest of my life.” Brown's past shows have included opening for country music super stars like Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, Charlie …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
New England's favorite country star has set up a fund with the Boston Medical Center to help purchase prosthetics for victims who lost limbs during the attacks on the Boston Marathon.
Over the years, country music star Kenny Chesney has adopted the Boston area, including Foxborough, as his second home. And when that home was under attack on April 15th, Chesney felt the need to reach out to his extended family and provide relief to those in need. “I do feel this sense of family with everybody in Boston and when that happened, like a lot of people I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Chesney said in a recent interview with JW & Lori on Country 102.5. “I thought about how I wanted to help in some way and I was trying to figure out what was best to do.” After some thought, Chesney decided to “Spread the Love” to the city he loves and victims of the Boston Marathon bombings by starting a fund through donations and sales of…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Standout performances were delivered by King Philip music students.
Saturday, April 13
(From the King Philip Web site.) It was an unprecedented weekend of achievements for many King Philip music groups. Six different performing groups were involved in the Massachusetts Instrumental Choral Conductors Association annual festival held at various sites throughout Massachusetts. The MICCA festival is designed to promote excellence in musical performance and is held across parts of Massachusetts over three days. More than 200 groups from throughout the state participated and medals are awarded to the participating ensembles by a distinguished panel of music educators, who discuss the fine points of each performance with the students. Only 15 percent are awarded the gold medal for Superior Performance. The High School Symphony …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Oldest daughter of Scott Brown and former contestant of American Idol Ayla Brown sings about her hometown.
Ayla Brown, a former contestant on American Idol and many other projects sings about her hometown of Wrentham in this video.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Wrentham is having Arts on the Common.
The Wrentham Selectmen voted 4-0 with Charles Kennedy absent to approve the Wrentham event Arts on the Common. The event, sponsored by the Wrentham Cultural Council, is set for June 1 this year, and is supported by the police chief. The event will feature local artists and entertainment. “We accepted over 20 artists already,” said cultural committee chair Andera Tooker. “They will each have their own tents. We do have entertainment that we’re lining up. There will be a dulcimer, violinist, a drum circle towards the end of the day and a barber shop quartet.” Tooker said the council is currently trying to set a portion of the event in which a section of road on David Brown Way. “We’ll block it off so we could do chalk art so the children …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Promoter and booking agent Jim McLaughlin shares his story of the music industry and why Fusion on Route 1 in Foxborough is all about the music.
Jim McLaughlin has been in the music business for nearly 20 years as a promoter and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. “It’s always been a side project,” he said. “It’s got to the point where it’s almost a full time job.” McLaughlin said he started organizing music shows at the Norton Legion and said it was the most satisfying experience he’s ever had. “Just kind of looking back and knowing that you put that together,” he said. “Looking at the packed house and knowing you organized that. It’s something you believe in and actually worked to achieve. There’s satisfaction in there as well as a deep love for music.” After the first show at the Legion, Mcloughlin moved on to many other venues. McLaughlin currently works as the promoter …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The guitar is fore sale at the store.
The most expensive guitar now on sale at Wrentham’s Music Box is a 1966 Rickenbacker 360. It is on sale at the Box for $2,499. The model has had some history behind it. It was a choice of George Harrison, Tom Petty, John Lennon, Pete Townshend and many others. This particular piece also has a history in and of itself. None other than Richard Stanley, a guitar tech who has worked for Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt and Keith Richards, worked it on for a refret.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Tickets to Bon Jovi "Because We Can - The Tour" at Gillette Stadium in July go on sale Friday, Feb. 15.
Bon Jovi is returning to Foxborough this summer for the first time since 2010 for his new tour "BON JOVI Because We Can - The Tour." The concert, slated for Saturday, July 20th at Gillette Stadium, will kick-off an action-packed two months of music in Foxborough with Taylor Swift's two shows at Gillette Stadium coming the week after Bon Jovi and Kenny Chesney's annual two-day New England Country Music Festival returning to Gillette Stadium August. Tickets for the Bon Jovi concert go on sale Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster. “Rock fans in New England love Bon Jovi and especially love seeing them at Gillette Stadium, where ‘This is Our House’ is the official touchdown song,” said Dan Murphy, Gillette Stadium vice president of …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Those wanting to enter the Arts of the Common have until Feb. 15 to sign up.
The Wrentham Cultural Council is sponsoring Arts on the Common to be held June 1,10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration and information for this juried event is online at www.artsonthecommon.org. Early application is discounted until Feb. 15 and is strongly encouraged. This will be a festive, family oriented celebration of the arts featuring juried handcrafted fine arts and crafts, performance art, music and interactive activities. Extensive publicity is being planned. Any questions you have can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Have a great photo, painting or drawing that you think will be a perfect cover photo for our Facebook page? Upload it now!
As part of our Facebook Cover Photo project, we're asking our readers to send us their best winter photos to put into our weekly rotation of our Facebook Cover Photo. Each Monday, we'll use a new photo submitted by a reader. Prior to the start of 2013, several Patch users submitted photos for Sharon Patch to use on Facebook. Now we want to continue to highlight Sharon's artistic talent as the seasons change on our Facebook page. Whether it's a photo of a historic building, the harbor or people just going about their day, we want to see your take on Wrentham. Be creative and try to capture the essence of the city to represent Wrentham on Facebook. There's no age requirement to submit: You just have to be a Sharon Patch user and be able to …