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Spirited composition and inspired playing – Jazz Alchemist (Poland)
Expansive harmony, brilliant music…discipline, openness, and freedom: a sumptuous work… an exceptional big band. — CultureJazz.Fr (France)
The internationally acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra marks the high point of its historic 40th season with the world premiere of music director Mark Harvey’s epic new work, Boston JazzScape. This piece,composed over 10 years, shows off Harvey’s command of styles ranging from swing, bop, and blues to Third Stream to free improvisation. The piece tells a fascinating story of Boston, from the Revolutionary War to the Great Fire of 1872 to Sacco & Vanzetti to the infamous urban renewal of the West End (a precursor to the Big Dig), from Boston-born jazz maven Nat Hentoff to social crusader Kip Tiernan, from the back story of the Charlie Card to Mayor Kevin White’s Summerthing. Continue reading
Education and Advocacy with Somerville’s Immigrant Communities
Somerville, MA — In a city proud of its diverse immigrant history and celebrated for its growing foodie scene, The Welcome Project is celebrating the community’s immigrant flavors with the 2013 YUM: A Tast of Immigrant City initiative. Continue reading
The Boston Globe – Opinion
By Noah Berger | FEBRUARY 12, 2013
TAX POLICY debates are about how we pay for the things we do together for our communities, our families, and our economy. Working together through government allows us to accomplish things that are vital to us as a Commonwealth and that we can’t do alone. This includes the roads, subways, and buses that help us get around and allow our economy to function; the schools that educate our children and strengthen our future workforce; the police and fire protection that keep our neighborhoods safe; the environmental safeguards that maintain our clean air and water; and the safety net that protects us when we fall on hard times.
Visit the CAI’s program website and learn about this inspiring initiative!
Visit the City of Boston Website for their Calendar of Events honoring Black History Month 2013.