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Really Good Music for a Really Good Cause- Benefit Concert for Tom Zajac

The greater Boston community of Early Music folks is coming together tomorrow night to do something that, in my many years here, is pretty much unprecedented.  We’re getting together to give our time, talent, and treasure for the benefit of another musician.

Tom Zajac is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and teacher.  He’s a musical powerhouse and also just a really nice guy.  As it sometimes happens with the vagaries of nature, he’s had a series of totally necessary medical procedures and uncomfortable surgeries that have left him unable to keep up with his usual number of gigs, teaching assignments, and concerts.  That means that despite what insurance is covering, he’s facing an income gap.

We’re trying to fix that.

Tomorrow night at 6:00pm as a part of the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series friends of Tom Zajac will present Battaglia d’Amor: A Benefit Concert for Tom Zajac, an All Star Lineup of groups in concert at First Lutheran Church, Boston.  For those of you playing along at home, that’s 299 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116 in the heart of the Back Bay.

Are you ready for this?  This is the list of performers.  It’s like a rock star list of the early music groups from Boston and beyond.  Here they are, in no particular order:

If you’re planning on attending, please RSVP here.  We’re expecting this to be completely sold out and SRO.  Admission is a suggested donation of $20, though you’re welcome to give more if you are able.  All money will go directly to Tom.  Everyone, all performers, staff, the venue, and the publicity from BEMF, is all being donated on his behalf.  Everything.

If you can’t attend and would still like to help out, there’s a GoFundMe page set up here.  We’re almost at our goal.  If you can help out, please do.  Ideally we’d like to smash that goal to pieces.

I’ll be there tomorrow night working front of house on behalf of Cappella Clausura and Meravelha.  In advance I’d like to thank you for your help and for being a part of this fantastic community effort.

~Kelly

 

Cambridge Open Studios is this weekend! Don’t miss it!

If you haven’t gotten a Mother’s Day gift yet (and what are you waiting for, I mean really) or a graduation/birthday/yay winter is over gift then this weekend is the perfect time.  Cambridge Open Studios is happening all over Cambridge from 12-6 tomorrow and Sunday.  Check out the downloadable guide here.

There’s even a free shuttle to get you from place to place.  Yep, free.

Cambridge Open Studios 2015

I’ll be exhibiting in the same place where I was last year, the gallery at Cambridge College at 1000 Mass Ave.  There will be music, free food and drink, and we’ll have dancers who will be demonstrating their art throughout the day as well.  We’ve also got some student artists from Cambridge Rindge and Latin showcasing their photography which is super cool.

Come on by, invite a friend or three or bring your mom.  It’s going to be a beautiful weekend.

See you there!

~Kelly

 

 

Spring finally arrives… and so does Game of Thrones

Well, the weather has finally warmed up enough that I can reasonably wear shorts outside.  Most of the snow piles have disappeared.  This nasty winter seems to have claimed what I hope is its last casualty: my truck.

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Basil and the pothole from hell

Poor Basil.  He has suffered immensely this winter.  Still, our Mini Cooper has, like us, managed to survive this record-breaking winter and has been buried in snow more times than I can recall.  At least digging him out isn’t so bad most of the time since he is so small.  And it certainly makes it easier to park in narrow spots nestled between snow piles.

But getting through this winter unscathed was not meant to be, I guess.  Last night, on Route 99 where it goes under Rutherford Ave in Charlestown, we hit what was probably the biggest pothole I have ever seen, at least on a road that wasn’t being washed out underneath.

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Cappella Clausura BEAUTIFUL AS A DOVE 3/14 & 3/15 *special offer*

Calling all blog readers! Cappella Clausura is having two concerts in March and because we’re celebrating surviving all of this snow, YOU get a discount.  Check it out:

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Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass aka give the people what they want

Much of the world seems to be celebrating Valentines Day today.  Regular readers of this blog will know that I usually celebrate the anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre aka the Mob war in Chicago.  I have also been known to wear all black and express my affection to my Spirit Animal, St. Grumpy Cat.

Today I’ve chosen a different tack.

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Snow, snow everywhere – with pictures

This afternoon I got dressed to head outside for some quick errands: drop off some DVDs at the library; stop at the market across the street from the library for some milk; shovel out the steps and the walk.

And while I was out, I also got some pictures.

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Don’t forget! Local is for Lovers is Sunday 2/8/15!

I know I mentioned it before, but Geoff and I will be vending at the Somerville Local First Local is for Lovers Show on Sunday February 8th from 10am-3pm at the Armory.  This is always a great show, snow or not!  Please come by and check out our stuff.  We’ll also have our make your own items for the kids.

Click here to check out the Facebook event.  See you there!

~Kelly

Time to break out the barbed wire and football pads, everyone

In popular culture, there is sort of a trope that when the actual apocalyptic event is over, there is always a struggle among the survivors over the few remaining resources.

To some extent, the same is true after Snowpocalypseageddon here in Greater Boston.  Everyone has already fought for the last loaf of bread or gallon of milk, so the next thing to fight over is parking spots. And boy, do people get medieval about those.

Space saver bear

Photo courtesy of @mdboston10

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SOUNDINGS – Cappella Clausura in concert 1/31 & 2/1 Boston & Newton

Join us Jan 31 & Feb 1 and let us surround you with pure joy! Cappella Clausura presents SOUNDINGS.

Soundings Ad with dates

Immerse yourself in sound as our changing constellation of voices and instruments transport you with early chant and the later music it inspired.

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