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A Soulful City Girl

Meet Ali McGuirk

Before Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics was famous, she used to wait tables in New York City. Imagine the thrill of being served Spaghetti Bolognese by someone who would soon become an international rock star.

Although the game of fame has changed drastically over the decades, one thing remains the same; you never know what plethora of talent your waiter or barista may be dishing out when their shift is over.

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Cambridge Restaurant Provides Space for Help, Hope to Aid Puerto Rico

La Fabrica in Central Square Hosted a Festive Support Initiative

Latin Caribbean Fusion restaurant La Fabrica Central hosted a Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fundraiser yesterday afternoon September 24th from 3PM to 10PM. Music, cheers, hugs, flags waving, tears, and numerous additional forms of expressions rang throughout the Massachusetts Avenue location from multiple generations for the love of Puerto Rico.

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Listening to Cambridge - Part 3: Harvard Square

Third in a series of soundwalks in different neighborhoods in our fair city

T station

I chose Harvard Square on the second Saturday in September as a setting for my third in this series of Cambridge Soundwalks. 

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Altered Traits

Authors Launch New Book on Science and Meditation

Last Wednesday, Sept. 6, was launched the book "Altered Traits: Science Reveals how Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body" written by the psychologist Daniel Goleman, known for his best-selling books on emotional intelligence and by Richard Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at Wisconsin University.

The event was held at Harvard Square in the Brattle Theater at 6:00 pm and was full of attendees.

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A Far Cry - an Orchestra with a Difference

Young Musicians Changing Things

A new approach to orchestral music has emerged in the Boston area with A Far Cry, a group of lively performers with an innovative style. Instead of the usual organization conducted by a baton-wielding figure on a podium, these musicians play standing in a semi-circle (except for cellos, who are seated), with members of the different sections taking turns leading. Orchestra members also serve as the announcers.

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Don’t Mess With Boston

“Free Speech Rally”

On Saturday, August 19, the last thing I had time to do was to go to the Boston Common to fight the ridiculous and never-ending battle against racism, hate, and white supremacy. I am sure that 40,000 of my co-conspirators felt the same way.

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Not for Nothin' - Reverend Irene Monroe

A discussion about the aftermath of the White supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the march in Boston, and a comparison of these times to the Civil Rights Movement and the 1930's and '40s in Nazi Germany. 8-29-2017

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Small Works Capture Big Messages

Postcards to Maud at Chandler Gallery through September 7

"Postcards to Maud" is an engaging exhibition and fundraiser for the Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center on Sacramento Street. The premise of the show is that each artist created a 6" by 8" postcard for Maud Morgan, as if they were sending postcards to abstract expressionist and neighborhood resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999).

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Out of Darkness, Into Light

Cambridge Youth Minister Spreading Fire with "Stay Lit" Album, Message of Positivity

Karlos Cobham Stays Lit for Jesus

Poverty. Prejudice. Climate change. The threat of nuclear war. “There’s a lot of darkness going on in the world,” said 28-year-old Karlos Cobham.

But for the Barbados native turned Cambridge youth minister, there is an opportunity for hope.

“What if we, as one people, were to keep our lights on instead of complaining about all the darkness? What if we were to shine our lights and take our light into dark places and eradicate the darkness going on,” Cobham asked.

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Postcards to Maud...Please Forward

Big Works in Small Spaces at the Chandler Gallery

Where you’d typically see the big, bold letters of “Greetings From…” or an endearing “Wish You Were Here,” there are stunning oil still lifes, surreal portraits or a textural collage made entirely of green circles.