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Saturday, January 13, at 2 p.m.

murdockNoted as a fluent instrumentalist on six and twelve string guitars, Lee Murdock combines ragtime, Irish, blues and folk styles with a flair for storytelling in songs. His musical influences span fifteen generations, and combine original compositions with traditional music.  This Ice Festival Concert is sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Note: Parking may be challenging as downtown is expected to be crowded with visitors to the annual Plymouth Ice Festival. As in year's past, a local service club will charge for parking in the library/city lot.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a friendly Pied Piper, the violinist keeps up a toe-tapping beat as dancers weave through busy hospital hallways and into the chemotherapy unit, patients looking up in surprised delight. Upstairs, a cellist plays an Irish folk tune for a patient in intensive care.

Music increasingly is becoming a part of patient care — although it’s still pretty unusual to see roving performers captivating entire wards, like at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital one fall morning.

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Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Cleveland.

Click on links below to see RockHall brief biography and recommended playlist for class of 2018 inductees.

Bon Jovi

The Cars

Dire Straits

The Moody Blues

Nina Simone

Sister Rosetta Tharpe



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Posted December 13, Billboard's 100 Best Songs of 2017: Critics' Picks.

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Phil Hale Jazz Trio

Sunday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m.

musical staff elabPhil Hale has been playing the keys for over thirty years.  From All-Star jam sessions to smoky after-hours clubs, he rarely misses an opportunity to sit at the keys and lay down a groove that fits.  In high demand on the jazz, gospel, rhythm & blues, house, funk & techno scenes, his creativity seems almost endless.

Phil will be joined by John Bannon on bass & Djallo Djakate on drums, playing jazz standards by composers such as Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter.

This performance is underwritten by the Jazz Foundation of America... saving jazz and blues one musician at a time.



Sight & Sound: Concert Performance & Discussion

Doubleplay for LowVisionCelebrating a life of love, music and visual impairment

Double Play Flute and Tuba presents
"Baroque, Broadway and Beyond"

Thursday, December 7, at 1:00 p.m.

Amy Ridings, flutist, and Patrick Sciannella, tubaist.  Forty-five minute concert followed by discussion topic: guide dogs, travel & music.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.



Winter Serenade

Monday, December 11, at 1:00 p.m.Music Staff

Enjoy Light Opera, Broadway tunes and holiday favorites performed by Clodagh Earls (soprano), Sasha Noori (tenor) and Joseph Jackson (keyboard accompanist) in this Michigan Opera Theatre presentation sponsored by The Mary Thompson Foundation.