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7/29: Didgeridoos, Rastas and a Beatle

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    Don't mess with a man and his didgeridoos. Aussie Xavier Rudd takes his unique talents to the stage at the Webster Theater tonight.

    NOT PAUL, THE OTHER ONE:  Australian singer/songwriter Xavier Rudd is bringing his one-man band to the Webster Theater in Hartford tonight.  Rudd, who blends socially conscious folk-rock with unusual instruments, (see: didgeridoo) has released seven albums, including his latest "Dark Shades of Blue."  And he's not just a singer, Rudd was once named Australia's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity, though we're not sure how big the talent pool is.  Tickets are $18.  7PM.

    NOT RINGO, THE OTHER ONE:  It's a Celebration of John Lennon tonight at Saint Joesph College in West Hartford.  The Arts Integration and Multiple Intellegences Program (AIMI) will give the audience an experience that weaves together vignettes of the late Beatle's life, along with original choreography set to his music.  AIMI is a summer experience for dozens of kids age 10-13, that combines instruction and show preparation, taught by an Oscar and Emmy Award winner.  Click here for tickets.  There are 2 different shows at 5PM and 7PM.

    DOING THE JERK:  It's Rasta Wednesday at the Corner Pug in West Hartford.  You can celebrate Jamaica with specials like Negril-style jerk chicken and specials Red Stripe (Hooray!).  And while your there, check out local artist Alex P. TaylorTaylor has been writing songs since he was just 9, and just released his new album, "Don't Miss the Bus."  Rasta Wednesday gets underway at 5PM.