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Toni Bee shares the nectar of her artistic poetic endeavors with CCTV

Artist Poet Toni Bee visited CCTV promoting upcoming appearances

Maurice Wilkey interviewed Toni Bee and her painter poet colleague Dexter for NeighborMedia. The interview took place at CCTV studios Thursday, March 23, 2017 during the Spring Affair program. Toni Bee was poet laureate and Inaugural Cambridge Poetry Ambassador for the City of Cambridge. She and her friend will be part of several upcoming spoken word events in Cambridge and surrounding area. Friday, March 31, Toni will be Master of Ceremonies for The Art & Poetry event in Jamaica Plain.

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Not for Nothin' - Michael Monestime

New Executive Director of the Central Square Business Association

A discussion with Michael Monestime, the new Executive Director of the Central Square Business Association, about his thoughts on the future of Central Square. 3-13-2017

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A Long Time Home

Talking Cuba with Montrose Spa Owner, Tommy Rodriguez

Tommy Rodriguez has owned the Montrose Spa located at 1646 Mass. Ave, since 1974. “Tommy,” as all his customers know him, is from Cuba. He left Cuba in 1970, two weeks shy of his 15th birthday and the requirement to enlist in the army. Fidel Castro had been in power for 11 years.

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Alternative Facts?

...nah, not really

I was reading an interesting article in the Cambridge Chronicle about the old Harvard Square Theater. 

The building is located on Church Street and I walk past it every week on my way to class. 

It has always caught my eye because of the beautiful nostalgic murals painted on the building's exterior.

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The Women Who Built Hollywood

Brattle Theatre starts A Year of Women in Cinema repertory series

Women in Cinema Series

"Beginning in March of 2017, the Brattle is excited to present “A Year of Women in Cinema.” For the following 12 months, each one of our bi-monthly calendars will include at least one repertory series highlighting films by, for, or about women. We kick off this effort with a program of films from the early days of Hollywood that were directed, written, edited, produced, or just plain willed into existence by women."

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Sonia

"A Place Of Love"

Sonia Sater wants the family’s newest nightclub, Sonia, to be “a place of love.” And judging by the amount of care and workmanship that local artisans put into rehabbing the much revered (and of course, closed), T.T. the Bear’s Place, Sonia’s will indubitably be a place of love.

Sonia Sater is the sister of Joseph and Nabil Sater who own the Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub and ZuZu’s in Central Square, Cambridge, Mass.

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Sign of the Times

Porter Square

Signs going up...

Cambridge is a city of "squares".  If you're new to the area or a traveler passing through, it might be a challenge finding the "downtown" area of the town.  Once you come to grips with the layout, one can appreciate the culture, attitude, and attributes of the many "squares" of Cambridge.  Of course, Harvard Square has been covered in the media lately because of the perceived extinction of it's smaller traditional "mom & pop" style stores that have been around for close to 100 years.

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Are You Ready to be Expozed?

Cambridge Woman Gives Artists Outlet for Showcasing Talents, Networking

Katiria Pineda-Colon loves the spotlight. From beauty pageants to dance, theater to media, the 26-year-old lover of the arts is accustomed to being on stage and being seen by audiences great and small. Now, this enthusiastic Cambridge Latina is putting the spotlight on other artists whose work may not have a large audience — yet.

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Imprint Your Words on Cambridge

Third Annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest Accepting Submissions Through March 15

sidewalk poetry installation collage

Jazz Riff
I want to write a poem
the way a jazz man
composes on his feet
sways in rhythm
taps a syncopated beat
I want to howl and growl
to a bottleneck slide
pulse with rage and heat
rap a wild wind run
blast injustice to the gutter

-- Molly Lynn Watt, 2016 Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winner

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C'port Neighborhood Association Meets

Conservation of "Beat The Belt" Mural and other issues discussed at meeting

The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association met at the Central Square Library on Thursday, February 23. CNA President Cathie Zusy told some 30 attendees that the organization has about $40,000 in donations for park renovations at Magazine Beach.