Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Acclaimed jazz quartet Fretless will perform jazz and Broadway standards this Saturday, Jan. 12.
The following information was provided on behalf of the Munroe Center for the Arts. Fretless, the acclaimed vocal jazz quartet, will star in the next Munroe Saturday Nights event, to be held at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 12. In order to accommodate a larger audience, the performance will take place at the Community of Christ, 1386 Massachusetts Ave. in Lexington, across the street from the Munroe Center for the Arts. Munroe Saturday Nights is delighted to present “Fretless” in performance. Fretless is an a cappella quartet that weaves the soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices of four accomplished performers into a tapestry of lush harmonies. T he group, now in its 14th year, chose its name to represent the musical freedom -- and …
Friday, March 9, 2012
A big band concert at LHS, a screening of Miss Representation, public meetings and more today in Lexington.
1. Big Band Concert: Lexington High's Jazz Big Band will join the Mingus Festival winning Jazz Ensemble for an evening of great jazz music at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the high school. 2. Miss Representation: There's a screening of Miss Representation at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Hancock Church. The film includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the 2020 Vision Committee at 7:45 a.m. at the Town Office Building and the Board of Assessors at 8:30 a.m., also at the…
Monday, November 21, 2011
LHS Jazz students perform at Jazz Nite I, the first of four evenings of jazz performances by students in seminars in jazz improvisation, the jazz septet and combo.
Lexington High School students in the seminars in Jazz Improvisation, the Jazz Septet, and Combo played in their first of four Jazz Nites on Friday, Nov. 4. The second Jazz Nite is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20. The above photo was submitted by the Friends of Lexington Music, Art & Drama Students, on behalf of Jeffrey Leonard, arts coordinator for the Lexington Public Schools. FOLMADS is a non-profit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
A look at the goings on in and around Lexington this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington and beyond. 1. Blue Lavender Where/When: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St, Lexington; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 Why Go: Because "Blue Lavender," the LHS fall play, is a workshop piece written by the ensemble of actors, which is based on a collection of nursery rhymes and explores the connection between twins, the line between dreams and reality, and the jazz age. Pricing: $10 2. Art Exhibit Opening Where/When: Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road, Lexington; 4 p.m., …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Futuristic meetings, Friday the 13th, a guest editor and all that jazz.
1. Wake up with the Board of Selectmen. The regular Monday night crowd is meeting at 9 a.m. at the DPW building on Bedford Street to talk about the Lexington Center streetscape project. 2. Futuristic first thing. In the morning, that is. The 2020 Vision Committee is meeting from 7:45 to 9 a.m. in the Selectmen's Meeting Room and will discuss revalidating goals, a town survey and suggesting to the BOS any key areas of concern. 3. Let Diamond Middle School entertain you. A night of drama, improv and jazz kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight at the Hancock Street school. The Diamond Ensemble will present one-act play "This is a Test;" the Improv Troupe will perform several comedic improv games, and the Jazz Ensemble will play some cool jazz tunes. …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Selectmen consider streetscapes, while the LWV talk trash (literally) and
1. Wake up with the Board of Selectmen. The regular Monday night crowd is meeting at 9 a.m. in the Cary Memorial Building's Legion Room to talk about the Lexington Center streetscape project. 2. Talking trash (well, waste) with the League of Women Voters of Lexington. With Lexington considering siting an organic waste processing facility at the Hartwell Avenue Landfill, the LWV will use its monthly First Friday Forum to host speakers who will describe green waste, how it’s processed and why Lexington would embark on such a venture. 3. Human Rights Committee meets this morning. At 8 a.m. at the Town Office Building, to hear updates from the Program Committee, as well as from the Police, Human Services and School departments. 4. Kickstart …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Tools for teaching children to love and appreciate music of all kinds.
Music has the power to bring you to your feet, bring you to tears and bring you back to a memory you had long forgotten. It is in that power that music has earned the respect of educators and why it is such an important part of a child’s education. I am not just talking about the pop songs we all deny belting out in the car when we‘re alone. I am talking about classical, folk, blues, latin, jazz, opera and world music, to name a few. Getting children interested in all types of music and teaching them to love it like a great book is an amazing gift. Music was all around me as a child from the classical operas my Dad loved to the classic rock my brothers relished. I was exposed to a wide range of music and grew to appreciate much more than …