Arts

A Walnut Hill-cracker

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Arts, Blog | 0 comments

A Walnut Hill-cracker

Thursday night, I received my first holiday treat: watching the Nutcracker from a very different perspective. I found myself at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts located out in Natick. I had presumed that any art schools of this quality would reside firmly in the city (or perhaps it’s the residue of too many episodes of “Fame” from back in the day). But as it pertains to the arts, I’m glad to stand corrected. What I was more excited about was watching Gregoire, the seven-year old son of friends. I was told that, last year, he was a party boy when he was in the school’s production...

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Nanoo Nanoo

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Arts, Blog | 0 comments

Nanoo Nanoo

That’s the first thing I thought when I heard the term “NaNoWriMo” (if you’ve never seen the series “Mork and Mindy” you’ll have no idea what I’m talking about). NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, a program that utilizes the entire month of November to put a little structure behind the daunting task of writing your own novel. My stepdaughter, Camille, participated last year and, week after week, I got to watch her write to her heart’s content, fulfilling the 50,000 word goal without breaking a sweat. As a former English major, I was intrigued and vowed that...

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Welcome Back Mad Men!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Arts, Blog | 0 comments

Welcome Back Mad Men!

Last night, I finally watched last Sunday’s episode of Mad Men and am officially back on board. The last few episodes had a few glimmers of promise (i.e. the scene between Joan and Lane involving her job security and the introduction of new copywriter, Michael Ginsberg) but, overall, I felt a little lukewarm about what was going on with the other characters. Even Don. Betty’s weight gain and health scare was more about fascination as you could see that she was still beautiful, but starkly different from the chiseled, fashion-maven she’s been in the past. I knew that she had been...

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Baby Got Back-story

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Arts, Blog | 0 comments

Baby Got Back-story

I don’t watch a lot of tv but there are always one or two shows that somehow catch and keep my attention. For a while, it was “Project Runway,” “Mad Men” (whose return to tv comes this Sunday), “LOST,” “Glee,” and “Downton Abbey.” But, right now, I make sure to check in on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.” Thankfully, the network has each episode available on their website so it’s possible to save newer episodes for days like today when I really need to break away from what I’m doing. The show is set in a small town in Maine where the citizens are under the spell of an...

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I Heart the Arts

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Arts, Blog | 0 comments

I Heart the Arts

The arts have always been a large part of my life: I played viola for fourteen years. I was part of the Performing Arts Company throughout high school. I was an English major in college and pursued a career in Graphic Design afterwards. I realize that much of this is possible because I’ve lived in the Boston area all my life. But, I also understand that programs supporting art education struggle to continue which is why this weekend was such a pleasure. On Saturday, I was making a rare trip to the Burlington Mall so I decided to visit the Barnes & Noble across the street. Much had...

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