P R E S S R E L E A S E S 2003
June 1, 2003
Songs & Stories of Yankee Ingenuity with Parents' Choice Award Winner
(North Adams, Mass.) Children and parents are invited to listen to and experience the music and storytelling of Boston-based children's musician Steve Roslonek on Saturday, June 28th, at 10:30 A.M. in MASS MoCA's Club B-10. In keeping with MASS MoCA's year-long Yankee Remix theme, Roslonek's tunes and tales will run the gamut of classic Americana. "His songs are a clever blend of real music – from rock 'n' roll and blues to rock opera and bluegrass – with kid-friendly lyrics," according to The Boston Globe. This event is free with admission to the museum, but advance reservations are required.
Steve Roslonek began his music career while still in college when he began performing with and writing songs for Martha's Vineyard-based a cappella group The Vineyard Sound. The group sold out performances at home and toured the country performing for Merv Griffin, President Clinton, and alongside Carly Simon. Roslonek went on to perform with award-winning Boston-based band Five O'Clock Shadow. He began writing children's songs in the late 1990s, and the response was so overwhelming he decided to record and produce his own CD Morning 'Til Night in 1999 and won a 2000 Parents' Choice Silver Award.On a Flying Guitar, his second release, received a Gold Parents' Choice Award. Since then Roslonek has performed in over 1,500 shows across the country.
Kids' events at MASS MoCA are co-sponsored by Berkshire Bank and WNAW/WMNB in North Adams and WSBS in Great Barrington.
Admission for Songs and Stories of Yankee Ingenuity is free with museum admission. Beginning June 1, Museum admission is $9 for adults, $3 for kids between 6-16, and free for children under six. Admission is free for members. Space is limited, so advance reservations are required (even for members and children under six). Reservations can be made through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street in North Adams from 10 A.M. until 6 P.M. daily. Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 413.662.2111,2111 during Box Office hours or placed online at www.massmoca.org.
MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings. MASS MoCA focuses on the work of visual and performing artists charting new territory.
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