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Zullo Gallery live-streaming music series

Justin Casinghino with his wife, Nicole, from PorchFest.

Jerry Potts has launched the Zullo Gallery's live-stream music series from the deck on what would have been “First Thursday” - May 7. After Justin Casinghino on May 21, other performers to appear will include Dave Yuknat, Jill Moran...

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Homegrown Coffeehouse hosting Gypsy Jazz evening

The Homegrown Coffeehouse is set to host An Evening of Gypsy Jazz and the music of Django Reinhardt, featuring the jazz quartet 440, led by Tomoko Iwamoto, this Saturday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. 440 expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with abidance swing standards from the era of Cole Porter,...
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Library fosters music appreciation

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Music can be one of the best things for children. It helps develop vocal coordination, provides them with a creative outlet, and is a consistent source of fun. On Monday, November 25, kids and their parents came to the Medfield Library to get their own fill of music,...
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Clerici Quartet waltzes into Walpole Library

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday, the Carol Hunt-Clerici Chamber Music Series presented the Clerici Quartet, which performed “Musical Dances From the Minuet to Tango” in the community room of the Walpole Library. Composed of four musicians, Emilian Badea, Betsy Hinkle, Rebecca Thronblade and Guiomar Turgeon, the group played music from countries...
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Ukulele players brush up skills

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, The Dover Library was full of the sound of muted strings, as Lisa Cohen taught a group of ukulele players various strumming patterns. Cohen, an Ayurvedic health counselor and yoga teacher, explained what was going on by noting: “This is just a skills workshop for ukulele. The...
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The magic of music in Medfield

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff A love of music is known to form at a young age. On Monday, August 12, parents were invited to bring their kids to a playgroup centered around making music. From 10:30 until 11:30, these parents found themselves watching as their kids' faces lit up in glee while they...
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New Legacy Swing gets crowd dancing

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While it wasn’t a swing dancing concert, on Thursday night at the Memorial Park gazebo, New Legacy Swing had at least one couple dancing - and pretty much everyone in the crowd bobbing their heads along to American favorites like “Blue Skies” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” Based...
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Hula La brings islands to Walpole

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The problem with most kids’ concerts is that no matter how good your music is, a child’s attention span isn’t long enough to keep them from squirming, getting bored, asking for your phone, or lashing out. But on Tuesday at the Walpole Library, Hula La had the answer for...
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Adams Farm concert brings in crowd

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Summer is definitely the season for long walks, picnics, and outdoor concerts. On Saturday, July 13, visitors to Adams Farm in Walpole could experience all three at once. From noon until 3:00, guests gathered at the barn to hear a free concert, sponsored by the Friends of Adams Farm....
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Concert on green entertains town

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff During the months of summer, families sometimes struggle to find activities that entertain both kids and adults alike. Adults want the chance to relax, while the kids are jumping at every opportunity to get out and do something fun during their time off from school. But, with a free...
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Walpole celebrates July 4

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While the world was focusing on the pros and cons of Donald Trump’s July 4th celebration, Walpole held its annual July 3 festivities to significantly less controversy. For over fifty years, Walpole has held its “Night Before the Fourth,” celebration and this year would be no different -...
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Seniors sway to swing band

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It’s not every day that people get a chance to get up and dance to real swing band. On Tuesday, June 25, visitors at the Needham Center at the Heights were ready to enjoy their rooftop deck and break out their grill, before inclement weather put a damper on...
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Jay Mankita teaches engineering through play

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With schools increasingly trying to lead children to STEM careers, there is a huge need to make engineering seem as fun as long-beloved subjects like art and music. Looking to fill that gap, Jay Mankita brought his Rube Goldberg machine building event, Playful Engineers, to the Sherborn Community...
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Sixth graders design unique civilizations

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Dover-Sherborn Middle School held its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) Fair on Thursday, where sixth graders were tasked with using all the skills they’d learned in their classes to design a unique civilization. To make matters trickier, each civilization had to address a challenge currently facing the...
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Open Fields presenting concert tonight

Open Fields is set to present a one-night-only outdoor concert of "This Is Me, This Is Us" at the Charles River School on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. The performance will feature songs from Broadway, pop, rock 'n' roll and country, with over 60 kids on stage from local communities. Proceeds from the ticket...
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German club holds season’s first biergarten

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday night, May 24, the Boylston Schul-Verein, which proclaims itself the largest German-American club in the Greater Boston Area, held its first biergarten of the season. The club, which is celebrating its 145th year, started as a German language school and maintains both a school for German dance...
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Tincknell performs ‘Swingin’ on a Star’

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, May 16, the Pilgrim Church hosted both their a-few-weeks-too-late Cinco de Mayo celebration, as well as the music and jokes of Roger Tincknell. Tincknell had performed for the Sherborn seniors for three years in a row, and since he had done Latin music last year, the...
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DSHS plays cool jazz outside library

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_33171" align="alignright" width="300"]The library - and a gorgeous white tree in full bloom - provided a unique background for the jazz band. The library - and a gorgeous white tree in full bloom - provided a unique background for...
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DSHS drama students receive letters

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On May 1, twelve Dover-Sherborn High School students received letters for their “positive contribution(s)” to the DS Drama program. The recipients are leaders and active participants in the DS Drama program, both on and off stage. They include performers, student directors, crew and lighting managers, set builders, costume designers, dance choreographers, and...
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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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