Sights and Sounds

Sights and Sounds, Aug. 16, 2013

August 16, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 27 for the Aug. 30 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Sept. 5, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Music Singing...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 2, 2013

August 2, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 13 for the Aug. 16 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Summer Nights Out, sponsored by Hyde Square Task Force, Aug. 7: family fitness night. Aug. 14: Afro-Latin percussion night. In...

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Sights and Sounds, July 19-Aug. 1, 2013

July 19, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 30 for the Aug. 2 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Summer Nights Out, sponsored by Hyde Square Task Force, July 31: literacy night. Aug. 7: family fitness night. Aug. 14:...

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Sights and Sounds, July 5-18, 2013

July 5, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 16 for the July 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Lantern Festival, inspired by Japanese Bon Festival, Thurs., July 18 (rain date July 25), Forest Hills Cemetery, 195 Forest Hills...

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Meditate on Art

February 15, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) The painting “Meditate the Other” is among the works by Iraqi native Sinan Hussein of Worcester appearing in his exhibit “Ideology and Difference” through Feb. 28 at the Hallway Gallery, 66a South St. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Kid-made arcade coming to JP

February 15, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Zhencheng Duan tries his hand at Wacky Watermelon mini golf’s previous appearance in JP on Nov. 17.

A handmade old-fashioned arcade will be coming to Jamaica Plain’s First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist Church at 6 Eliot St. on Sun., Feb. 24, 2-7 p.m. The KidsArts! hand-built community arcade will feature a nine-hole mini-golf course, a pinball machine and kid-created skee-ball, foosball, claw-crane, mini-basketball and wheel of fortune. “...

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Cello group debuts album, scores game

February 1, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) The Boston Cello Quartet’s (from left) Blaise Déjardin, Mihail Jojatu, Alexandre Lecarme and Adam Esbensen.

“Classical music is not just serious or stuffy,” said Jamaica Plain resident Blaise Déjardin, explaining the premise of his chamber music group the Boston Cello Quartet, which releases its debut album on Feb. 5. The quartet lives up to that mission, mixing unique arrangements of classical pieces with jazz, blues and other curveballs. The...

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2 local poets score book deals

January 18, 2013
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Two Jamaica Plain poets have each scored publishing deals that will result in their first poetry books. Jennifer Markell and Sandra Storey are both members of the local group Jamaica Pond Poets. Markell’s book “Samsara” will come out late this year or early next year. Storey’s book “Every State Has Its Own Light” is...

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JP man makes video games as art

January 4, 2013
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(Courtesy Image) The title screen of Anthony Montuori’s video game “Debtris.”

Jamaica Plain artist Anthony Montuori is redefining what art is with video games he creates himself. The lifelong gamer, recent School of the Museum of Fine Arts graduate and Institute of Contemporary Art employee creates his own video games. While video games often are basically puzzles, Montuori adds in high-art concepts, too. His games...

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Sights & Sounds, Dec. 21, 2012

December 21, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Dec. 31 for the Jan. 4 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Holiday Fine Art and Craft Fair, with over 30 vendors, sponsored by UFORGE Gallery, Sat., Dec. 22, 11am-6pm, Eliot Hall, 7A...

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