SOURCE: Andover Newton Theological School

Andover Newton Theological School

October 04, 2010 15:49 ET

Jesse Colin Young Returns to Boston for Opening of New Venue at Andover Newton Theological School

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  Andover Newton Theological School announces the grand opening of the Stoddard Hall Performance Series on their Newton campus. Kicking off the premiere season October 17 at 8:00 pm is folk legend Jesse Colin Young.

Young is famous for his tenor voice, strong guitar-playing and critically-acclaimed lyrics. Jesse started his solo career in Greenwich Village alongside Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. In the Sixties and Seventies Jesse toured the circuit with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Doobie Brothers and Billy Joel. In the Eighties, as he watched the nuclear industry grow so near to California's coast and its earthquake fault lines, Jesse joined forces with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, David Bromberg, and with Avocado Productions began the No Nukes movement through concerts for change. These were the first solar-powered concerts ever played and as the movement grew to national awareness a movie was released documenting the final concerts at Madison Square Garden.

Jesse will be joined in Newton by his wife, Connie Darden-Young, on violin and Vito Truglio on guitar and bass. The performance is presented in Stoddard Hall at 234 Herrick Road in Newton Centre on Sunday, October 17 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available for $40 at the Box Office (210 Herrick Road Newton Centre) or online at

Andover Newton Theological School has trained spiritual leaders on their Herrick Road campus since 1825. Teaching in the reformed tradition, Andover Newton is a theologically progressive school which has been convenanted with the Congregational Church (now United Church of Christ) since 1807 and with American Baptist Churches USA since 1825. The campus is adjacent to Hebrew College & Rabbinical School and the two schools co-sponsor the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE.) Andover Newton entered into a partnership agreement with Meadville Lombard Theological School (Chicago, IL) -- a Unitarian Universalist seminary -- in June 2010. The student body of just over 300 encompasses 35 different faith traditions and Christian denominations. 

The Stoddard Hall Performance series is a secular series designed to bring live folk music to this Boston suburb while creating campus employment for Andover Newton students.

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