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Not for Nothin' - Cambridge Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Loving vs. State of Virginia

laws against interracial marriage struck down

Fifty years ago, on June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that laws against interracial marriage are unconstitutional. 

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Cambridge Arts River Festival 2017

Seven performance stages, interactive arts activities, food, art market, and a beautiful day marked this annual festival

The Cambridge Arts Annual River Festival offered a beautiful June day along the Charles River in East Cambridge, and seven performance stages showcasing music, dance, theatre, and poetry. All kinds of food, a crafts market, interactive arts activities, jugglers, magicians, and roving artworks added to the festivity of the day. Here are just a few highlights.

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Cambridge Open Studios 2017 - This Weekend!

Explore arts all across Cambridge May 13 & 14 noon to 6pm with FREE performances, demonstrations, and open doors to studios and common venues.

Cambridge Open Studios Brochure 2017

"The ninth annual Cambridge Open Studios gives residents and visitors a wonderful opportunity to meet artists and see their work all across the city this weekend." says Jason Weeks, Executive Director of the Cambridge Arts Council. "We have so many artists working in our city all year round, and this event gives them an opportunity to open their doors to the community and share their work."

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Subject:Matter

An Interview with Choreographer/Director Ian Berg

It was one of those nights. I didn’t want to leave the house. The snarled, rude, rush hour traffic, coupled with a lack of parking in Central Square, confirmed my mood. I was asked to film a tap dance performance at the Dance Complex, and the thought of banging metal shoes on a wood floor was not conducive to my bad mood. I was braced for agony.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Not for Nothin' - Rev. Irene Monroe

The 25th Anniversary of the LA Riots

A discussion about the 25th Anniversary of the LA Riots vs, Ferguson, and the Hollywood movie "Hidden Figures" vs. the indie success "Get Out." With Reverend Irene Monroe, 5-1-2017

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Syracuse 8's past drive for social justice scores big in Cambridge

Members of Syracuse 8 pays a historic visit to Cambridge City Hall

Four members of this historic legacy visited Cambridge City Hall April 18, 2017 for a sit down panel discussion, reception and promotion for new book Leveling the Playing Field written by David Marc. View Part 1Part 2.

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Not for Nothin' - Find It Cambridge!

Nancy Tauber and Hector Acevedo

An interview with Nancy Tauber, Executive Director of the Family Policy Council & Hector Acevedo, Manager of Find It Cambridge. 4-24-2017

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What if Trailblazing MIT Nanoscientist, Millie Dresselhaus, was Treated Like a Celebrity?

Cambridge celebrates the contributions of world-renowned female scientist and mentor

By Official White House Photo by Pete Souza - http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7365530528/in/photostream, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38819247

On February 20, 2017, Cambridge lost a world-renowned female physicist, nanoscience trailblazer, professor, and mentor to sister women scientists throughout her 50 year plus career. Known as the "queen of carbon science", Mildred Dresselhaus was the first female Institute Professor and professor emerita of physics and electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Recap: Second Annual Berta Golahny Awards

CCAE Berta Golahny Awards

On Friday, March 31, 2017, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education presented the second annual Berta Golahny Awards as part of the opening reception for the Spring Art Exhibit at 42 Brattle Street in Harvard Square. The juried Golahny Awards honors outstanding artistic achievement in by students and teachers.

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Standing in the Light

Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center

Deborah Mason was born and raised in East Cambridge. As a young girl she learned to dance at Adrian Miller’s dance studio on Cambridge Street. In 1975, Mason opened her own dance school in Inman Square. It was right next door to the venerable Inn-Square Men’s Bar, which closed in 1984.