Infinity Gallery presents “Love and Beauty”, a group show curated by Jon Riedeman

Love and Beauty Group Show

The show features 7 artists from the Northwest corner of Connecticut and southern Massachusetts; Christine Hanley, Ann Getsinger, Madeline Falk, Nina Mascetti Ritson, Katherine Griswold, Michaela Allen Murphy and Jon Riedeman.

The artwork includes a range of mediums; painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

The title Love and Beauty was inspired by a conversation between Riedeman and Michaela Murphy. She was describing her experience photographing around the Colebrook River Reservoir and she said, “Sometimes I almost forget about making photographs. I love being there so much, I have to remind myself I need to be making pictures here.” It occurred to him that all of the artist in the group share that connection, that is , that the beauty of their work arises from the love they have for their subject matter; the landscape, the animals, the architecture.

Infinity Gallery is located in the Infinity Bistro, 20 Greenwoods West, Norfolk, CT. The Bistro is open Thursday at 4:30pm and Friday thru Sunday at 11:00 am. The show runs until July 5. There is a reception for the artists Sunday, May 17, 2pm. to 4pm.

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Rani Arbo Excited to Showcase ‘Violets Are Blue’ This Weekend in Hartford

Rani Arbo, lead singer of Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, recently chatted with Infinity blogger, Emily Edelman, about the release of the band’s new album, ‘Violets are Blue’.  They discuss what the band wanted to portray in the album, how it was created and what is on deck for them!

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem will feature songs from ‘Violets are Blue’ at their Infinity Hall Hartford performance this Sunday, April 19th, at 7pm! Click here for more details on the show!

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Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman – An Evening of Song & Story from the Nashville Writers behind the Hits

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Artists: Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman
When: Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Infinity Music Hall
20 Greenwoods Road W, Norfolk, CT 06058
Tickets: Stage level: $29, Mezzanine: $44

www.infinityhall.com or (866) 666-6306

The songs that you love, performed by the songwriters. Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman are award winning singer-songwriters who will bring their music, their stories and their irrepressible good humor from Nashville to Norfolk on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. The Infinity Hall show will feature intimate acoustic performances of the pair’s chart-topping songs, including many of the sixteen #1 hits shared between them. Husband and wife will each perform their biggest hits, supported by instrumentals and harmony vocals from the other.  The songs will be introduced with the little known, behind-the-scenes stories that few have ever heard.  It’s a short and often hilarious course in the adventures of songwriting and perils of the music industry. It’s an evening of wonderful music shared among friends, and a unique opportunity to hear some of the industry’s best known songs performed and interpreted by the songwriters themselves. The Infinity Hall show is also a homecoming.

Gary Burr was born and raised in Meriden, CT. He wrote his first major hit, “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me” (Juice Newton), while still a resident of the Nutmeg state. While his songwriting career required a move to Nashville, Gary remains attached to his hometown and was recently inducted into the Meriden Hall of Fame. His many other honors include Songwriter of the Year awards by Billboard, ASCAP and the Nashville Songwriters Association, and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Gary’s hit songs include “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely” (Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera),”To Be Loved by You” (Wynonna Judd), “In a Week or Two” (Diamond Rio), “Before Your Love” (Kelly Clarkson), among many others. He was lead vocalist for country-rock group Pure Prairie League and guitarist/vocalist for Ringo Starr in his band The Roundheads. Gary is now a member of the group Blue Sky Riders with Georgia Middleman and Kenny Loggins. Says singer-songwriter Carole King, “Words that come to mind when I think of Gary Burr: Incredibly talented. Beautiful voice. Gifted guitarist. Quintessential songwriter. Insufferable ham.”

Georgia Middleman is an accomplished vocalist and recording artist, as well as an immensely talented songwriter who commuted between New York and Nashville before making her home in Music City. She co-wrote the 2010 hit “I’m In”, recorded by Keith Urban, and the recent Kenny Chesney song, “While He Still Knows Who I Am.” Her songs have been recorded by Reba McEntire, Joe Nichols, Martina McBride and many others. Her song “When the Right One Comes Along” was recently featured on the ABC hit TV show “Nashville.” Georgia is one-third of the acclaimed new trio, Blue Sky Riders, with Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr. Says Music Row, “A dazzlingly gifted songwriter, Georgia Middleman….”

Now working on their first duo album, Gary and Georgia are excited to share their songs and stories in Norfolk. To celebrate their homecoming show and hometown fans, the pair has gone into studio to record a song that will be made available as an exclusive download to those attending the Infinity Hall show!

Catching up with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: An Interview with Bob Carpenter

Even though the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has been around for almost 50 years, they are not slowing down.  Infinity blogger Emily Edelman recently chatted with Bob Carpenter from NGDB about their 2015 induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and their future plans.

Whats on the docket for NGDB:

50th Anniversary Tour starting in 2016
PBS Special
Documentary on band’s 50 year history

If you want to hear more…listen to Emily’s interview:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be performing at Infinity Hall Hartford with Special Guest JD & The Straight Shot on Sunday, March 29th at 7:30PM.  Click here for details on the show!

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Todd Snider’s Only Connecticut Tour Stop is This Sunday

On tour to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his 1st album, Songs for the Daily Planet, Todd Snider recently talked with Infinity’s own, Emily Edelman, about his upcoming performance at Infinity Hall Hartford this Sunday!  Emily also asked Todd about how he started each of his two bands, his recently released memoir book and what is in the works for Todd in the near future.  To hear all that and more listen to their interview:

Todd Snider will be performing Sunday, March 22nd at Infinity Hall Hartford at 7:30PM!  For more information on the show, CLICK HERE!

 

Masters of the Telecaster Invade Hartford on the First Day of Spring

Jim Weider, G.E. Smith & Danny Kortchmar, three of the most revered rock guitarists, are performing at Infinity Hall Hartford on Saturday, March 21st at 8pm headlined as the “Masters of the Telecaster”!  Our blogger, Emily Edelman, recently chatted with The Weight member, Jim Weider about the forming of the trio, what inspires the band’s music & what an audience can expect from a concert featuring Jim, G.E. & Danny!

Playing tunes from Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Lee Dorsey and Bo Diddley to Al Green and more, the three Masters are joined by Jeff Hill, Brian Mitchell & Randy Ciarlante to complete this righteous band.

For more information on the Masters of the Telecaster show at Infinity Hall Hartford, CLICK HERE!

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