Sights and Sounds

Minority leaders focus of JP photographer

January 6, 2012
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(Photo by Don West) Gov. Deval Patrick, from JP photographer Don West’s exhibit “Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership (1980-2011).”

JP photographer Don West’s latest photo exhibit has been 30 years in the making, and he is not done yet. “Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership (1980-2011),” is a collection of 65 life-size pictures of minority leaders. It features local leaders—like state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, City Councilor Felix Arroyo and longtime activist and...

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JP Tunes: New local music

December 16, 2011
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Jamaica Plain musicians recently released the following singles or albums: • Mickey PG, “Mickey PG Comes of Age” (self-released). Mickeypg.bandcamp.com. • Ben Schwendener, “Industrial Folk Music” (Gravity Records). Cdbaby.com/cd/benschwendener2. JP musicians can notify JP Tunes about new releases at news@jamaicaplaingazette.com.

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Small Print: Tiny bookstore opens in tiny gallery

December 16, 2011
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SOUTH ST.—Jamaica Plain’s smallest storefront art gallery is now sharing space with the neighborhood’s smallest bookstore. The Hallway Gallery—literally a hallway at 66a South St.—has given over about six square feet of space at its far end to used bookseller Subterranean Books. The bookstore is the pet project of professional art handler and recent...

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Branch libraries to be reviewed

December 16, 2011
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) will begin reviewing its entire branch library system—including the Jamaica Plain Branch Library—in 2012 as part of a new “strategic plan” approved last month. The BPL has proposed controversial branch closings in recent years, with the JP Branch at 12 Segwick St. appearing on one hit list despite being...

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Sights and Sounds, 12/16/11

December 16, 2011
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The deadline for listings is noon, Jan. 3 for the Jan. 6 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Craft Fair, sponsored by UForge Gallery and Eliot Hall. Sat., Dec. 17 and Sun., Dec. 18, 11am-5pm, at the Footlight Club....

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JP Tunes: New local music

December 2, 2011
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Jamaica Plain musicians recently released the following singles or albums: • The Old Edison/Time and Place, “The Old Edison and Time and Place Share the Bottle” (split CD; self-released). Reverbnation.com/theoldedison. • Whitehaus Family Record (various artists), “Family Record Vol. 2: Are You in Paradise?” (self-released). Areyouinparadise.com. JP musicians can notify JP Tunes about new...

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JP artist gives Old Testament Ruth a makeover

December 2, 2011
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(Courtesy Image) “Ruth” by Sue Murad.

Tres Gatos, the tapas bar/book and music shop at 470 Centre St. will host a reception for Jamaica Plain artist Sue Murad’s new book “Ruth,” an illustrated re-telling of the Old Testament story, on Dec. 11. In the Book of Ruth, the title character remains in the land of Moab with her mother-in-law, Naomi,...

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Local band signs to famous label

November 18, 2011
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Debo Band, a Jamaica Plain-based Ethiopian music group, has signed to an imprint of the famous record label Sub Pop. The nine-piece band inspired by Ethiopian dance music of the 1970s, signed last month with Sub Pop’s international music imprint Next Ambiance. It is currently recording its first full-length album, which it hopes to...

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A rock camp for women

November 18, 2011
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After two years of success with Girls Rock Camp Boston, organizer and JP resident Hilken Mancini is offering the same opportunity to rock for grown-up ladies. Ladies Rock Camp Boston (LRCB) is a condensed version of the girls’ summer camp: campers have three days to learn an instrument, form a band and perform at...

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JP Tunes: New local music

November 18, 2011
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Jamaica Plain musicians recently released the following singles and albums: Aloud, “The Cash and the Pearls” (Lemon Merchant). Allthingsaloud.com. Old New England Weather, “Knew Myths” (self-released). Oldnewenglandweather.bandcamp.com. JP musicians can notify JP Tunes about new releases at news@jamaicaplaingazette.com.

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