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Sunday, December 13, 2009


Check out the videos of
Tidings of Comfort and Joy: Original Songs of the Season” a Musical Celebration

by Lauren Agnelli, Dave Rave & Friends
Featuring Agnelli & Rave, Ebin-Rose, Leif Nilsson, and special guests
Sunday, December 13th, 2009, 4 to 6 PM, Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery,
One Spring Street, Chester, CT 06412
www.nilssonstudio.com 860-526-2077
Admission: Donation, Bring Cash or Non Perishable Food for Chester Pantry

Hi All,
Thanks to those of you who came to the Tidings of Comfort and Joy Concert in The Gallery last Sunday afternoon. It was a tremendous success! We raised $86 and a shopping cart full of non perishable food for the Chester Pantry. There is a real need for the pantry to be full, especially these days.
If you couldn't make it to the concert but would still like to donate, feel free to stop by and leave a donation here at the studio or go directly to the Town Office Building and give it to Lynne Jacques lynnejacques@chesterct.org.

See you at the next thing!

Happy Holidays,
The Chester Sunday Market's last day is this Sunday, December 20th from noon - 4 pm.

With 2009 practically behind us, the mood is thankful yet reflective. And in the spirit of the season, Lauren Agnelli and Dave Rave want to share an hour of their finest songs that bring “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” – including several special, original holiday songs.

Performing Songwriters Agnelli & Rave have toured three continents individually and as a duo, and have written hundreds of songs, the majority of which have been recorded and covered by them, and by other recording artists (Teenage Head, The Washington Squares, The Trews, Brave Combo, The Shakers, Shane Faubert, Little Jack Melody and His Young Turks). They still actively write together and are preparing a new collection of songs for a 2010 Lauren Agnelli release; Dave Rave’s new full length CD, Live With What You Know, is due out in an early 2010 Bongo Beat release.

To add to the specialness and festivity of the occasion, prominent Connecticut Impressionist Artist, Leif Nilsson, is holding the musical gathering at his Spring Street Studio and Gallery in the heart of Chester, a charming space he shares with photographer/writer Caryn B. Davis. Refreshments will be served, and donations accepted for the musicians; please bring non-perishable food items for the Chester Food pantry.

You are sure to hear something that will warm the cockles of your heart and soul from Agnelli & Rave and from their special guests, who will include Leif Nilsson on banjo, Ebin-Rose, and others. Holiday sing along will also be encouraged, spirits willing!

CONTACT: Small Town Concert Series
Matthew Male & Lauren Agnelli


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teaching Painting Classes:
I am offering painting classes on Sunday afternoons from 1 - 5 pm. All levels are welcome. contact me for further information.

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