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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 26, 2014 First Night Boston 2015 (Continued from Page 1) Yo La This year's First Night fea- tures highlights including long-time favorite indie rock group Yo La Tengo, often referred to as "the quintes- sential critics' band," who will perform in the Hynes Covention Cetner ballroom. This year the band celebrates 30 years together with the re-issue of their 1993 album Painful (Matador Records) next month. In addition, in partnership with Berklee College of Music, First Night presents Patty Larkin and Dora Flemons at the Berklee Performance Center. Patty Larkin, who received an honorary doctorate from while Rolling Stone praises her "evocative and sonic shading." She has been de- scribed as "riveting"(Chicago Tribune), "hypnotic" (Enter- tainment Weekly) and a "drop- dead brilliant" performer {Performing Songwriter). Tengo most beloved and respected bands in America. For nearly thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms -- playing the world's best concert halls, museums and dives, domi- nating critics' lists, doing a Simpsons theme, playing the Velvet Underground in "I Shot Andy Warhol," shar- Patty Larkin Patty Larkin grew up in a musical and artistic family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Descended from a long line of Irish American singers and taletellers, her mother was a painter, her sis- ing stages with some of ters both musicians. She learned at a young age to appreciate the beauty of the arts. She began classical piano studies at age 7, and became swept up in the sounds of pop and folk in the the most important musi- cians of our time, and even creating a holiday tradition onto themselves with their yearly series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New and with Boston area jazz guitarists. Patty is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music, where she is now an Artist in Residence. Patty has earned eleven Boston Music Awards and has been honored by Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino with "Patty Larkin Appreciation Day" in recognition of her philan- thropic contributions to non-profit organizations. For more information visit ABOUT DOM FLEMMONS Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pull- ing from traditions of old- time folk music to create new sounds. Having per- formed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Jus- tin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals span- ning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in ad- dition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry. In July 2014, Dom re- leased his third solo record Berklee, is a reverred Jersey's legendary club 60s, teaching herself the singer-songwriter whos Maxwells, from which guitar and experimenting most recent album Still they've donated hundreds with songwriting in high Green, was released on Sig- of thousands to charity. For school. An English major, nature Sounds. A founding more information visit Larkin sang throughout her member of African Ameri- high school and college can string band Carolina TheReaIYLT. career, starting out in col- Chocolate Drops, multi-in- . feehouses in !Oregon and strumentalist Dom Flemons ABQUT PATTY LARKIN~ San Francisco.~_on~gradu- plays banjo, guitar, har- Patty Earkin redefines the ation from the=~riiversity of monica, fife, bones, bass boundaries of folk-urban pdp Oregon, she mbved to Bos- drum, snare drum and quills,music with her inventive ton and devoted herself to in addition to s ing. : guitar wizardry and unco~,music, busking on the ;" promising vocals and l rics, streets of cambridge and ABOUTYO;-LATENGO "soundscape experlm nts" Berklee College of Music Acoustic=Guitar hails her studying jazz guitar at Yo La Tengo is one of the e 41t ess / / ~ _ ,..J Mat} q eae( , ]o an appm i~ " - " * - ~ " 2 :: .sJ a9 ,.Season oneb.oe ej, oe,,,on L O 'On"'OeJ'eB'dL O Alex, Dimitri, Sondra, " blanda, Dan, Linda, Milan and Sebuh 4" a,, ihj - . . . p- : r~'i , f , , , f ,, - "O NOW- " RISTORANTE & BAR " Traditional Italian Cuisine . 415 Hanover Street, Boston 617.367.2353 " 11 Mount Vernon Street, Winchester* 781.729.0515 DPivale Punchon ooms fee oral Occasion @ Donato Frattaroli donato @ Buon Natal To All . "