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Upcoming Events In The Area

Who : Gipsy Kings When : Friday, February 20 at 7 PM Where : House of Blues in Boston, MA Age: All Who: Akon When: Friday, February 20 at 8 pm Where: Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA Age: All Who : Sarah Bareilles When : Friday, February 20 at 9 PM Where : Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA Age: All Who: Thriving Ivory When: Sunday, February 22 at 8pm Where: Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA Age: All Who : Blackstreet When : Saturday, February 21 at 8 PM Where : Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA Age: All Who : Jesse McCartney When : Friday, February 27 at 8 pm Where : House of Blues in Boston, MA Age: All Who: Mae When: Saturday, February 28 at 8 pm Where: The Middle East Restaurant and Night Club in Cambridge, MA Age: All Who: Fountains of Wayne with The Everyday Visuals (Acoustic) When: Saturday, February 28 at 9 pm Where: Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA Age: 18 and older Who: Missy Higgins and Justin Nozuka When : Saturday, March 7 at 6:30 pm Where : House of Blues in Boston, MA Age: All Who : OK Go When : Thursday, March 12 at 9 pm Where : Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA Age: 18 and older Who: The Harvard Museum of Natural History-The Language of Color When : Through September 6th, 2009 Where : The Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA Who : Ugo Rondinone When: Through November 1st, 2009 Where : Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA Center in Boston, MA Age: All The first thing that comes to mind when listening to this Latin music group is the desire to sit at a café off of a cobblestone pathway. The Gipsy Kings fuse traditional flamenco with pop music influences—their voices are distinct from the mainstream voices of today; their music is a fresh combination of raw and melodic, a step down from raspy, yet full of vehement passion. The guitar melodies are intricately inscribed with guitar tapping, making for a musical paragon—sure to be more exhilarating live.? The Language of Color explores the ranging dynamic of colors in the natural world with breathtaking looks at discombobulating patterns and flamboyant tones. The Harvard Museum combines hands-on activities, live displays, and video and computer presentations, to help visitors gain some understanding about how the role of vivid colors and camouflage are exhibited in nature. Did you know that, J.A. Housiaux, religion and philosophy instructor, was actually roommates with guitarist Andy Ross from OK Go while he attended Columbia? Ugo Rondinone’s works acquire attention because of his ability to extract emotion and insight from plain, seemingly basic, subjects. Upon entering the lobby, Rondinone’s piece, “clockwork for oracles,” greets guests at the entryway. A massive installation of 52 window frames varying in vibrant colors and sizes, line the lobby wall, evoking contemplative deliberations of the plain, and its connection to the celestial. The installation’s impact on the viewer is inevitable as the great size is completely frontal. This is a piece that makes viewers do a double take for reconsideration of the unapparent depth the piece represents.