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In our efforts to bring you the best library service possible, the library has joined the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC). During the transition, we will be unable to accept any holds between May 15 and May 31. Please note that holds placed directly by patrons during that time will also be lost. We are sorry for this inconvenience and look forward to coming back better than ever on June 1.

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Music: Spero Plays Nyro
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 02:00pm

The Springfield Free Public Library will host a performance of “Spero Plays Nyro,” a Laura Nyro Tribute by Christine and Elliot Spero in the library’s Palmer Museum.

People of a certain age remember Laura Nyro as the singer/songwriter of numerous hit songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s, including “Wedding Bell Blues” (covered by The Fifth Dimension), “And When I Die” (covered by Blood Sweat & Tears) and “Eli’s Coming” (covered by Three Dog Night and Maynard Ferguson). Ironically, Nyro’s own bestselling single was her cover of “Up on the Roof,” a song written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. Nyro’s music continues to defy easy categorization, being an amalgam of pop, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and soul. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously in 2012. Nyro died in 1997 at the age of 47 from ovarian cancer. Musicians who have publicly acknowledged Nyro as an influence include Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Bette Midler, Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello, and Melissa Manchester.

Performer Christine Spero is herself an award winning songwriter who has been written about in USA Today, Billboard, JazzTimes, Time Out New York, and The Village Voice. For her tribute to Laura Nyro, she has teamed up with her brother-in-law, Elliot Spero, a musician and producer who provides all the instrumental backup for the Laura Nyro tribute show other than Christine’s piano accompaniments.

This program is free and open to all members of the general public. Although preregistration is not required, space is limited and this program is likely to attract a full house made up of Laura Nyro fans, nostalgia seekers, and fans of the Spero performing duo.