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Harvey Presents

An entertainment and educational series designed to bring quality programming to The Harvey School's campus for the surrounding community to enjoy. All performances are held in Harvey’s state-of-the-art venue, The Walker Center for the Arts.

Upcoming Harvey Presents Events:

An Evening With Musical Artists

Grace Kelly and Kirsten Maxwell

Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m.

In Association with Cathy Shaffer

Grace Kelly

Singer, saxophonist, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 26-year-old. Having been a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert's band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Grace Kelly's 10th CD Trying to Figure It Out, was voted #2 Jazz Album of The Year in 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll. Featured by Vanity Fair as a millennial shaking up the jazz world, Grace was also the Grand Prize winner in the 2018 John Lennon Songwriting Contest (country genre). 

"Grace Kelly has an electric charisma on-stage that instantly ignites the room."  --Jon Batiste, band leader

Grace wrote her first song at 7 years old, recorded her first CD at 12, orchestrated and performed her original composition with the Boston Pops Orchestra at 14, and performed at President Obama's Inauguration at 16. As a bandleader Grace has performed over 800 concerts in over 30 countries in notable venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall and the Montreal, Newport, and Montreux festivals.

Kirsten Maxwell

New York born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kirsten Maxwell gives everything in her live performances, playing guitar with such delicacy and taste that the guitar seems to be an extension of her body. Her delivery creates a level of intimacy that welcomes new audiences in like old friends. With a quick wit and commanding stage presence, Kirsten gives the impression of being more accomplished than her 25 years.

“Her voice alone wraps itself around your ears…this is an artist still in the making and not just a singer.”  -John Apice, No Depression

Kirsten Maxwell first stepped onto the stage at age 5 at a small opera house in NYC, and starting writing songs in high school, performing regularly at open mics and small gigs. In addition to winning a number of songwriting competitions and performing at festivals, Kirsten has toured extensively over the past 4 years, and shared stages with such musical greats as Melissa Etheridge, Ferron, and Karla Bonoff. Most recently, she performed a solo show at The Cutting Room in NYC, accompanied by Paul Shaffer. 

Tickets: $30 for adults / $20 for students

Tickets on sale MONDAY, JANUARY 21 at 9 a.m.

A New Rock Musical Film & Performance

"Out of My Comfort Zone"

Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

Flyer for event Out of My Comfort Zone

Harvey Presents a new rock musical film "Out of My Comfort Zone" based on the Off-Broadway rock musical of the same name which examines the effects of bullying and the struggles of the LGBTQ community.

There will be a screening of the film and a live performance, as well as a discussion with producer Deborah Robicheau and some of the creative team who worked on the film  regarding the making of the movie and the issues at the center of the story.

Please join us for this important and enlightening event.

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Bestselling Author, Lecturer, Teacher

Andre Dubus III

Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m.

 

Andre Dubus III has written seven books including New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, Gone So Long, and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times "Editors Choice."

His novel, House of Sand and Fog, was a finalist for the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times bestseler, and was made into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart Prizes, and is a 2012 recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. He teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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Andre Dubus III

Photo of Dubus.

Photo by Marion Ettlinger

Cover of book: House of Sand and Fog.
Cover of Book: Gone So Long
Cover of a book.

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