Sights and Sounds

Reagan Youth brings punk to Obama era

July 22, 2011
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By Benjamin Colb, Special to the Gazette   Reagan Youth, one of the pioneering hardcore punk bands of the East Coast in the 1980s, will be playing a show at the Midway Café on July 24. Lead guitarist Paul Bakija, aka Paul Cripple, regrouped the band in 2006 after a 17-year hiatus. He spoke...

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Mentalist to take over Doyle’s

July 22, 2011
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Mentalist to take over Doyle’s

Christopher Bolter is more Sherlock Holmes than Miss Cleo. He’s also heard “‘Number 23’ meets ‘Rain Man.” The magician and mentalist—“not psychic,” he is quick to clarify—performs sleight of hand and card tricks. But he is most impressive when applying the latter half of his skills, as he will be at Doyle’s Café on...

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Music fest line-up announced

July 22, 2011
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PONDSIDE—The preliminary line-up for the first annual JP Music Festival has been set. Bands slated to perform at the Aug. 20 fest at Jamaica Pond Park all feature at least one Jamaica Plain resident. They include: the Angelic Slugs (rock), Coyote Kolb (blues rock), the Delta Swingers (Delta blues), Lenny Lashley (acoustic rock), the...

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Bromley-Heath history film re-released

July 22, 2011
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JACKSON SQ.—A 1978 documentary named after Mission Hill, but with a large focus of the Bromley-Heath Housing development and Jackson Square neighborhood, was recently re-released on DVD by the Watertown-based non-profit Documentary Educational Resources. The film “Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston,” looks at changes in the area between the 1940s and the...

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New music fest to rock the pond

July 8, 2011
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PONDSIDE—The first annual JP Music Festival will rock Jamaica Pond Park on Aug. 20 with about two-dozen local bands in a free concert. The festival has been established as a nonprofit organization with the intention of making it an annual event. It was founded by well-known JP musician Rick Berlin; Shamus Moynihan, the music...

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Girls rock out at camp

July 8, 2011
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Girls rock out at camp

HYDE SQ.—Girls Rock Camp Boston (GRCB) is not a camp for the timid. During one week in July and August, campers are expected to learn an instrument—guitar, bass, drums, vocals or keyboard—write an original song and perform it in a rock venue. Yet GRCB is designed for people who can have serious timidity issues:...

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Band’s songwriting is documented

June 24, 2011
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Band’s songwriting is documented

By Benjamin Colb A camera crew packed into a Forest Hills apartment on May 23 to document a local indie-rock group making beautiful music together. The band, Aloud, was one of five ensembles selected to take part in the Banded/PULSE program, established to give Berklee City Music students a close look at the creative...

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Museum brings youth art to JP

June 10, 2011
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Museum brings youth art to JP

By Rishi Sidhu The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is exhibiting artwork created by Boston area youth in the studios of the Northeastern University affiliated African American Master Artists-in-Residence Program (AAMARP) at 76 Atherton St. through June 27. The exhibit, titled “Community Creations,” is the culmination of the Fenway museum’s Community Partnership Program. The program...

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Liftoff

May 27, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by Nathan Brescia) LIFTOFF—A kite-flyer takes to the air during the Kite & Bike Festival on May 14 at Franklin Park.

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Lantern Festival returns to Forest Hills

May 27, 2011
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Rebeca Oliveira

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