New York City-based act Cro-Mags is a hardcore punk band that has developed a cult following since its formation in 1982. One of the first bands to fuse thrash metal with hardcore punk for a sound now described as crossover thrash, the band developed an early reputation as one of the tougher hardcore bands on the scene after releasing its debut album The Age of Quarrel, in 1986. For its follow-up record, 1989's Best Wishes, the band highlighted its heavy metal influences, causing many of its fans to reject the album. After one more heavy metal-leaning album and a temporary breakup, Cro-Mags returned to its hardcore roots with Revenge, in 2000. Despite its well received record, the band broke up once again only to reunite for a number of sporadic shows starting with 2008's Fun Fun Fun Fest.
NextDoor Center for the ArtsDecember 20, 2014 2:00 PM
40 Cross Street
Winchester, MA 01890
The first book in Barbara Robinson's popular Herdmans series, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" introduced us to the six most inventively awful kids in history. This hilarious and heartwarming comedy follows a mother who's struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant because her cast features ... the Herdman kids! The Seattle Times called "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" "one of the best Christmas stories ever -- and certainly one of the funniest." A celebration of the holiday season's transformative power, this delightful and music-filled production features a company of young actors ranging in age from 7 to 14 years old.