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Footlighters to present ‘Other Desert Cities’

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The Walpole Footlighters are set to present “Other Desert Cities” this February. Successful writer Brooke Wyeth returns to her family’s home in Palm Springs to celebrate Christmas 2004 for the first time in six years. She brings with her the manuscript for her next book and her liberal politics. Brooke’s politics are an old...
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‘We Did It for You!’ coming soon

The musical "We Did It for You!" is more than just something to entertain people. “It offers a multi-century parade of feminine genius and courage, and does it with humor and fun,” says Paul Williams, the Oscar-winning songwriter. Written by Thea Iberall, "We Did It for You!" is a charming musical that tells of the...
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Town Band to celebrate American Composers

On Sunday, April 28, the Wellesley Town Band will pay tribute to some of America's well-known and most loved composers. Featured in the program are composers of the 19th and 20th centuries who have contributed to the musical fabric of American life with their marches, jazz, patriotic, Broadway and film music. Under the direction of Wellesley...
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Footlighters ready ‘Miz Arnette’ for stage

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The Walpole Footlighters first production of 2019 is "The Mystery of Miz Arnette" by Alan Bailey and Ronnie Claire Edwards. October 1934, Hardesty, Oklahoma – Widower Reuben Landers and his daughter Floy Kate are desperately trying to hold on to the family farm, but it’s very difficult when the soil keeps blowing away....
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Mountains majesty at Wellesley Winter Wednesday

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Young Wellesley residents gathered in the library craft room on Wednesday, January 9, to work on some arts and crafts and learn local history as a part of the library’s and the Wellesley Historical Society’s Winter Wednesday series. With the help of the Historical Society, kids learned the story...
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Needham to celebrate MLK’s legacy

Needham’s celebration and observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is scheduled for Monday, January 21, in the Pollard Middle School auditorium. The program will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and doors will open at 9:30. Refreshments will be served. The program is sponsored by the Needham Diversity Initiative, Clergy Association, Human Rights Committee, Public...
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WCS presenting Jan. 27 concert

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The Wellesley Choral Society (WCS) will present the second concert of its 70th anniversary season on Sat., Jan. 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington Street. The entire concert is dedicated to American song - classical, popular and folk songs. It is entitled "Americana," a theme that the...
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Women’s rights musical coming to Walpole


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After fair pay activist Lilly Ledbetter saw "We Did It For You!", she said, “This play should go to Washington.” This testimonial confirmed that the musical was more than just something to entertain people, but it was destined to take a center stage role in the political war for women’s rights. Written by...
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Dover Foundation releasing 70th anniversary book

The Dover Foundation has announced the release of its 70th anniversary book. The book has been compiled to celebrate the Foundation's 70th anniversary and covers all shows from 1947 to their most recent show, “Guys and Dolls,” which was performed in May of this year. The team who put the book together enjoyed discovering the history and...
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Chamber Players’ first seasonal concert upcoming

On Sunday, November 5, at 3 p.m., the Wellesley Chamber Players will be celebrating the opening of its third season with its first concert at Beveridge Hall on the Dana Hall School campus in Wellesley. This concert is one of four concerts during the year, all of which will be performed at Beveridge Hall. The Wellesley...
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Coffeehouse to support Women’s Equality Day

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“And they decided to do something about it!” says a character in the musical “We Did It For You!” But it could be a description of the women and men who formed the Medfield Huddle in February to address the rights of the oppressed and disenfranchised. Since forming, this social justice group has...
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Friends of Music sponsor instrument demonstrations

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Fifth-grade students in all four Walpole elementary schools were treated to a demonstration of musical instruments that they’ll have a chance to play when they enter middle school next fall. Sponsored by Walpole Friends of Music, professional musicians from the after-school lesson program presented woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments through a variety...
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Medfield is side-by-side with Berklee World Strings

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff For the first time in its history, Berklee World Strings performed a side-by-side concert with Medfield Strings Orchestra on Wednesday evening. This was, in fact, the first time Berklee World Strings had performed side-by-side with any middle or high school program, and it was truly sensational. Berklee World Strings...
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Library rings in Chinese New Year

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Dover Library consistently makes a point to celebrate cultural events, and does so in the most incredible ways. This past week, the Library celebrated Chinese New Year with a series of events. The start of the week, however, was a performance by the Rhode Island Kung Fu &...
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‘Art in the Park’ announced

Now in its fourth year, Art in the Park will take place on Saturday, May 21, in Simons Park from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is accessible to all ages and features different mediums and materials each year. Wellesley Women Artisans started the free annual event in 2013 with the idea of building community...
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Sherborn Students Play New Ukuleles at Pine Hill

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Pine Hill School was recently awarded a grant from the Sherborn Arts Council to purchase five additional ukuleles for the fourth grade music program. “I was thrilled to hear we had received the grant, and very thankful, but not at all surprised at the generosity of the Sherborn Arts...
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