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February 14, 2011

February 14
Neo-Soul Ensemble and Meshell Ndegeocello
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February 15
GUIT(h)ARmony
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February 16
Matthew Perryman Jones / Jay Nash / Brittany Kennell
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February 17
Matt White / Brendan James / Will Knox
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Love Songs of the Americas
Shalin Liu Perfomance Center

February 18
Blues at the Crossroads
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Pete Kilpatrick Band / Howard Jennings / Daphne Khoo
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February 19
The Civil Wars / Glenn Yoder

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February 18, 19, & 20
Berklee All-Stars / Chasing Blue / Slatt and Fruggs
Joe Val Bluegrass Festival

February 22
Remembering the Legendary Miss Lena Horne

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February 23
Violette / Project K-Paz / Tom Howie

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Write of Spring

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February 24
SongCircle

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Sing Song with Bobby McFerrin

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February 25
And the Wiremen / Lavalier

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February 26
The Vespers / The Bonfires / OLGA

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February 27
Great American Songbook: Sounds of Nashville

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Esperanza Spalding '05 Wins Best New Artist Grammy

Berklee alumna Esperanza Spalding made history at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards last night as the first jazz musician to win Best New Artist. The acclaimed bassist, vocalist, and composer has been both a student at Berklee and the youngest faculty member in the college's history.

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Sounds of Nashville
On February 27, Berklee students and faculty tell the story of the Nashville music scene through songs of acclaimed country songwriters Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and many others. To enter to win a pair of tickets to the concert, email promotions@berklee.edu by Febuary 16 with the subject line "Nashville."

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One of several great blues musicians performing in Blues at the Crossroads February 18, Cedric Burnside is the grandson of legendary R.L. Burnside and winner of the Blues Foundation's 2010 Blues Music Award for best drummer. On this version of Robert Johnson's "Ramblin' on My Mind," Burnside is accompanied by the Big Head Blues Club.

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Steve Vai and Berklee Attempt World Record for Largest Online Guitar Lesson
Berkleemusic and Vai will host a free online event for guitar players of all levels worldwide.

Bobby McFerrin Performs with Students February 24
The renowned vocalist will perform a largely improvised program with students in the Singing Tribe Ensemble.

Berklee Flamenco Plays a Free Concert at the Kennedy Center
The student group celebrates Berklee's future Valencia, Spain campus.

Berklee's High School Jazz Festival, March 5
This festival will showcase over 3,000 students from across the country competing for $175,000 in scholarships to Berklee summer programs.

Berklee Names Javier Limón Visiting Professor of Mediterranean Music
The master Latin producer will teach at Berklee in 2011–2012.

Paramount Pictures Works with Berklee Students on Film Music Project
Forty film scoring majors are cataloging music clips from Paramount's archives for a new database.

VIDEO: Presidential Scholar Naseem Alatrash
This Palestinian cellist is looking forward to jamming with his talented fellow students.

Teaching the Artist to Teach
At Berklee's annual faculty conference, a panel discusses the best ways to push students to the head of the class—literally.

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