r Letter From Eastie: April 2006
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Letter From Eastie

News and other items from East Boston, Massachusetts.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

A new exibit to check out in J.P.

Thanks to Gloria Carrigg for the heads up:

THE EXHIBITION " CHOOSE TO REUSE" will run from May 7- 28, 2006.

Opening Reception Sunday May 7, 2006 from 2-5PM
Free Event
Location: JP Art Market
36 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Tel 617- 522-1729

Choos to Reuse Invitation

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Panel on immigration.

Tomorrow evening, April 27th at the Somerville Museum:
A roundtable discussion on immigration on a
global, local and personal level.

Thursday, April 27 7p.m .

Somerville Museum
One Westwood Road

Invited Panelists:

Maria Elena Letona, Executive Director, Centro Presente
Pedro Angel, Vice-Consul of El Salvador in Boston
Aru Manrique, Director of the Multicultural Comission, Somerville

This event is part of the exhibition "From Yucuaiquin to Somerville:
El Baile de los Negritos". There will be interpretation between
Spanish and English. The Museum is located on the corner of Central
Street and Westwood Road and is accessible by bus routes 83, 85, 87
and 88. For more information call 617-953-1654.

This project is supported by a grant from the Somerville Arts
Council, a local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the
Membership of the Somerville Museum, the Tufts University College
Anthropology Department of Citizenship and Public Service and the Tufts University.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Bobby Orr is a nice guy.

Originally uploaded by marilora.
From the Boston Globe:
It all started when Bobby Orr read a column by the Globe's Brian McGrory about Bill Langan, a junior on East Boston's Savio Prep hockey team. Langan's mother, Karen, died right before the team was to play Scituate for the Eastern Massachusetts championship. Langan quoted his mom as saying that he should play in the state title game at TD Banknorth Garden before her funeral because she asked him to ''keep everything routine." Langan told McGrory that his mom attended all of his games and ''she used to tell me she was there when Bobby Orr scored. It was like she was up in the rafters watching." (Although the team lost the state title game, Langan scored a goal.) Orr called Langan after the column appeared to ask if the young hockey player needed anything, according to Savio's coach, Joe Ciccarello. Langan called back and asked Orr if he could attend the season-ending dinner. Orr said he wouldn't promise because he was in the middle of a move to Florida. But Wednesday night, he showed up at Orient Heights Yacht Club. ''No fanfare, no warning, no phone call before," Ciccarello wrote in an e-mail. ''He just showed up and stayed for an hour!"

Thursday, April 13, 2006

More on Zumix Radio

According to the the Boston Globe Zumix Radio will have it's official launch on May 5th, the 15th anniversary of Zumix:
Next month, when the community arts group ZUMIX celebrates its 15th anniversary, one facet of its mission will be heard throughout East Boston, where it is based, and maybe even beyond. May 5 will mark the official launch of ZUMIX radio, a low-power station broadcasting at 1650 AM and via online stream at www.zumix.org/radio. (The celebration, which is open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. at the ZUMIX headquarters, 202 Maverick St., E. Boston. For more information, call 617-568-9777.)

The tiny ZUMIX station, which has been broadcasting for three weeks now, aims to reflect its home base. In terms of what's on air, it swings wildly in its programming, from three hours of jazz (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) to at least three hours of youth issues programming most weekdays, with specialties like the disco oriented ''On the Beat" (Thursdays and Sundays, 6-7 p.m.) or the Latino rock ''Zubterraneo" (weeknights, 9-10 p.m.) filling out the rest of the schedule. But the station, which operates as a noncommercial station under Part 15 of the FCC regulations, really fulfills its mission behind the microphones, where teenagers from East Boston and beyond are trained in every aspect of broadcasting, from producing their own shows to presenting themselves on air. . .

Friday, April 07, 2006

Zumix Radio.

Zumix now has it's own radio station. Check it out at 1630 on your AM dial or you can stream it online on the web site. The station is staffed by local youth and the studio is right here in Eastie. As the station is non-commercial, they are of course looking for underwriters, so if you have some money to give to a worthy cause, think about it.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

More rock en Espanol this Saturday.

There will be a live show at the Khailua Hawaiian restaurant, located at 964 Saratoga Street, East Boston, to benefit Zumix on April 8th at 9:00 p.m. The show will feature two bands Rojo Illegal and Senderos. Tickets are $10.00 at the door. For more information call 617-568-9777

No te pierdas esta celebracion musical, con covers de las mejores bandas de rock latino, y temas originales, interpretados por las mejores bandas locales Presentando a: Rojo Illegal y Senderos. Donacion Sugerida: $10.00 en la puerta. La cita es en Khailua Hawaiian , 964 Saratoga Street, East Boston. Buscamos mejorar nuestro trabajo con los jovenes de nuestra comunidad, por medio de Zumix. Para mayor info: 617-568-9777.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Exhibición Sobre Comunidad Salvadoreña en el Museo de Somerville

English Version here.

Exhibición Sobre Comunidad Salvadoreña

en el Museo de Somerville

Somerville, MA marzo 3, 2006- Empezando el 8 de abril y hasta el 21 de mayo, la exhibición De Yucuaiquín a Somerville: El Baile de los Negritos se va a presentar en el museo de Somerville. Esta exhibición mostrará como inmigrantes salvadoreños han continuado las tradiciones religiosas de su ciudad natal en su nuevo espacio, Somerville. Se basará en un baile con una larga tradición, el Baile de los Negritos, el cual se ha celebrado por cientos de años en la ciudad de Yucuaiquín, La Unión, en honor a el Santo Patrón de Yucuaiquín, San Francisco de Asís. Ahora que muchos yucuaiquinenses viven en Somerville, han empezado a celebrar esta tradición acá. Esta exhibición va a explicar, usando un video, fotos, texto y música, como una comunidad transnacional se ha formado y como se están preservando y modificando las tradiciones a través del tiempo y el espacio.

Los salvadoreños en Somerville no solo son importantes por su gran número, sino también por su aporte cultural, político y económico. Uno de los organizadores de la exhibición es Sebastián Chaskel, un estudiante de tercer año en la Universidad de Tufts. Aunque él no es el primero en decirlo, él cree que los residentes de Somerville todavía tienen mucho que aprender sobre los inmigrantes y su aporte. La asociación con el Museo de Somerville tiene el propósito de atraer un público diverso y crear conciencia sobre el aporte cultural de esta comunidad. Chaskel dice que los organizadores “esperan atraer a gente de países latinoamericanos, además de gente que normalmente no iría a un evento sobre cultural latina. El intercambio cultural de los diferentes grupos es lo que hace de esta exhibición algo muy especial.”

La exhibición abrirá el sábado 8 de abril a las 5p.m. e incluirá una demostración de El Baile de los Negritos por parte de gente de Yucuaiquín, quienes también hablarán sobre Yucuaiquín y las tradiciones culturales y religiosas. Después del baile, se servirá comida típica salvadoreña. En mayo, habrá una serie de conversaciones en las cuales se discutirán temas relacionados a comunidades inmigrantes. Estas conversaciones serán en el Museo de Somerville, las fechas están por anunciar.

Esta exhibición esta siendo apoyada por Tufts University Collage of Citizenship and Public Service, el Museo de Somerville, el Somerville Arts Council, una agencia local apoyada por el Massachussets Cultural Council, y miembros de la comunidad. Para mas información, por favor contacte a Cristina Calzadilla por correo electrónico Cristina.Calzadilla@gmail.com o por teléfono 617.459.7717.

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