James Downs, associate professor of history and American studies, will spend the 2015-16 academic year studying medical anthropology at Harvard University.
The Connecticut College Arboretum will present “Music in the Meadow” — a concert featuring local roots rock/Americana favorites The Hoolios, Dogbite and singer-songwriter Nancy Parent — on Saturday, June 29. The concert will be held in the Arboretum's outdoor theater by the pond. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m.
The Hoolios' music showcases the Cajun-tinged roots rock of singer/songwriter Jim Carpenter. Blending rolling electric guitars, mandolin, keyboards, bass and drums, Carpenter's compositions have garnered many national accolades throughout his career. Dogbite's danceable music could be described as folk-abilly: the band's diverse influences range from Django Reinhardt to Eddie Cochran to The Waterboys. Singer-songwriter Nancy Parent's soprano has drawn comparisons to Joan Baez and Emmylou Harris.
Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Arboretum office in the F.W. Olin Science Center or at the gate the night of the show. Picnicking is encouraged.
In the event of rain, the concert will be held on Sunday, June 30.