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CULTURE

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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.

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A Dosage of the Dosa Factory

The first thing I thought upon entering Cambridge’s The Dosa Factory was, “Wait, am I in a grocery store?” I found myself in a small Indian grocery store, after checking that I had the correct address I ventured towards the back of the store and found the restaurant in the back.

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Cambridge Painter to Showcase Works at Karen Aqua Gallery

Opening Reception Feb. 24; Works on Display through April 7

An opening reception for the exhibition of paintings by local artist Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Karen Aqua Gallery inside Cambridge Community Television, 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square. The paintings will be on view until April 7. The event is free and open to the public.

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Cambridge African American Heritage Trail Timeline

Timeline Highlights Lifetimes, Accomplishments of 20 Notable African Americans in Cambridge from 1840 to 1940

African American Heritage Trail Book Cover

Cambridge is home to one of the oldest African American communities in the nation and has long attracted African Americans of national prominence and influence. For many years, local groups worked separately to gather and maintain the history of the community. In November 1990, then-Vice Mayor Kenneth E. Reeves sponsored a City Council resolution asking these independent organizations to collaborate in the creation of "a Cambridge African American Historical Trail, to serve as . . .

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NeighborMedia Tonight with Beth Redmond Walsh

Interviews with Lown Institute and Right Care Alliance

NeighborMedia correspondent Beth Redmond Walsh fills in for Frank Morris, as she speaks with Stephanie Aines and Francisco Irby about the work being done by the Lown Institute and Right Care Alliance. These two organizations gather patients' and health care providers' stories about their experiences and concerns with the health care system.

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“The Man Who Shot My Eye Out Is Dead"

Chanelle Benz Signs Her Debut Short Story Collection at Harvard Book Store

Rarely will you see monks, western outlaws and abusive stepfathers in the same place. All of those characters and more can be found in Chanelle Benz’s debut short story anthology, “The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead.” On Jan. 31, Harvard Bookstore welcomed Benz for a signing where by her former professor, Dana Spiotta, joined her.