10/20/2010 - Upcoming Events at the Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center: October 20th - November 10th

Mattatuck: More Than a Museum! 

We are in the NEWS!!


We are in the news!  See the great piece in Wednesday's Republican American about
"Where Lies Beauty, The Film" 
Remember, this movie by documentary filmmaker Carina Tautu premieres at the Museum, this Friday, the 22nd  at 6:30 pm. 
A reception with the artists follows.
I look forward to seeing you,
Featuring the following artists: Leah Joo, Susan Madasci, Mia Brownell,
Afarin Rahmanifar, and Eleanor Miller.

Made possible by The Josephine McMillen and Lois Livingston McMillen Fund
For  information, visit: www.mattatuckmuseum.org and go to
"Programs and Events" or call (203) 753-0381 ext 10.
Save the Date
Tuesday, November 9, 6 pm
Deford frank
Please join us
for a stimulating conversation with acclaimed writer
Frank Deford about his new novel "Bliss, Remembered,"
a love story set in Germany at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,
which then goes through the start of World War II.
Mr. Deford will discuss the inspiration and challenges of
writing a love story and a sports story which includes a
real life portrayal of swimming star Eleanor Holm, as well
as Nazi leaders Joseph Goebbels and Adolf Hitler.

Writer and commentator, Frank Deford is the author of 16 books, including the novels The Entitled and Everybody's All-American. His commentary on current events is broadcast every Wednesday on National Public Radio Morning Edition. He is senior correspondent for the HBO show Real Sports
with Bryant Gumbel.
He is also a Senior Contributing Writer at Sports Illustrated.

Publisher's Weekly raves, "Told as a memoir, Deford's newest is entertaining and thought provoking. He has superb sense of character and period, and readers will at once feel drawn into turbulent times. The memoir device, while overused in many books, is put to excellent effect, allowing readers to easily identify with Sydney's son and interviewer, Teddy. The surprising twist will catch readers off guard but not leave them feeling cheated. This is a poignant story, utterly charming and enjoyable." 
The program begins at 6:00, all are welcome free of charge. For more information about this or other programs, and the museum's collections, please call 203-753-0381 ext 10 or visit the website at
Following the discussion there will be a book signing.
The Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center is located at
 144 West Main Street, Waterbury. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located directly behind the museum on Park Place.

 Great Jazz by Cookie Thomas 
First Thursday, November 4th, 5:30-7:30 pm 
A versatile vocalist, and an undiscovered treasure, Richard Thomas'
career began in Philadelphia in 1960 when he had the opportunity, at fourteen, to open for B.B. King.

 Richard's current CD, Touch You With A Song, produced and arranged by pianist John di Martino, is a complement to his collection, which includes The Pleasure Of Your Company and Holiday Classics, both arranged by pianist Lynne Arriale.  
Richard's voice is especially suited to well-known classic standards. Richard draws his inspiration from the likes of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Hartman. In fact, you can hear a bit of each when Richard sings. 
 Richard has shared the stage with pianists Alan Simon, Danny Mixon, Rob Silvan, David Epstein, Chris Casey, Jay Rowe, Chris Coogan, Joe McWilliams, and Sarah Jane Cion, winner of the 1999 Great American Jazz Piano competition. Richard also performs with guitarists Chris Morrison, Carmine Marino and John Cain. Drummers include Bobby Leonard, Don Mulvaney, and Arti Dixon, who toured with Ahmid Jamal. In addition, Richard has performed with saxophonists Marion Meadows, Houston Pearson, Lonnie Youngblood, and Ken Gioffre of AWB. He has also performed with bassists Bill Conway, Dave Daddario, and famed Phil Bowler, who accompanied Horace Silver. He has also performed with the world famous Joyce DiCamillo Trio.  
The Museum invites all music enthusiasts to join us from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Thursday, November 4th at the Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center.
Admission is $7 for museum members and $15 for non-members.
Admission is FREE when you join the museum or renew your membership on First Thursday.  
All Jazz First Thursday is produced in collaboration with the world renowned Litchfield Jazz Festival. Musicians must have played or taught at
The Litchfield Jazz Festival to perform in this series at the Museum.
The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center gratefully acknowledges the Litchfield Jazz Festival www.litchfieldjazzfest.com for their participation
in this collaboration.
Funded by the Mayor's Council on Arts & Tourism with support from
piano tuner, Randy Cassatto, 88onpitch.

Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
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