Panorama of the Mountains

Song of the Week: “The Scene Between” by The Go! Team

The song I cannot stop listening to this week is “The Scene Between” by the Englihs band The Go! Team featuring a gospel choir, distorted guitars, and oddball samples.  You can watch the trippy video below.Filed under: Music, Song of the Week Tagged: indie rock, Music, Plunderphonics, Song of the Week, The Go! Team, united kingdom
Panorama of the Mountains

Long May He Roar

Christopher, the lion at Franklin Park Zoo whose roars could be heard throughout the park died yesterday.  He was a family favorite.  Here are a couple of photos to remember him by. Filed under: Boston Life and Culture Tagged: Animals, Boston, Christopher the Lion, Franklin Park Zoo, Lion, Local, Original Photgraphs, Zoos
Jamaica Plain Gazette

JP Library renovation to begin Aug. 1; will involve long closure

After over a decade of waiting, the Jamaica Plain Branch Library will undergo its first major renovation in 50 years beginning Aug. 1. But while welcomed locally, the work will require an 18- to 24-month closure. “While having the JP Branch Library closed for 18 to 24 months will be tough, the amazing building that will emerge after the renovation will be worth the wait,” Friends of the JP Branch Co-Chair Gretchen Grozier told the Gazette. “We are so excited, after nearly 12 years of pushing for this renovation, for August 1 to arrive and for work to begin.” “The branch transformation marks a new era of library service for Jamaica Plain library users,” Christine Schonhart, the Boston Public Library’s ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Film on Marathon hero, peace activist nears completion

A documentary about Carlos Arredondo, the Boston Marathon bombing rescue hero and peace activist with strong Jamaica Plain ties, is nearing completion after a decade in the works. “The Man in the Cowboy Hat,” a documentary by JP resident Janice Rogovin, has been in production since Rogovin filmed her first interview with Arredondo in 2005. It now needs $30,000 to be completed. “The film looks beneath the surface and presents a multi-layered portrait of a resilient and complex person while also touching on big issues our society faces today such as the future of the American Dream, participation in democracy, and war,” Rogovin told the Gazette last week. Arredondo is a nationally known peace activist who frequently exhibits a mobile ...
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