Friday, May 17, 2013
Two OA students' artwork was chosen as winners in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition and were recognized by Congressman Joe Kennedy Thursday.
Two Oliver Ames High School students were recognized for their arstistic abilities by Congressman Joe Kennedy Thursday. Amanda White and Kristen Wong participated in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. White's entry “Clearly Enchanting” won Best in Show and Best Drawing. Wong's “Tiny Obsession” won in the Mixed Media category. For winning Best in Show, White's peice will hang in the Capitol building in Washington D.C. for the next year. Runners up in each category will have their artwork displayed in the Congressman’s district offices. “I’m proud to honor these remarkable students for their artistic talent,” said Congressman Kennedy. “The selection panel was deeply impressed by the quality of submissions we received from across the …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Owner Ann-Marie Basara tells her story on how she turned her passion into a success.
Ann-Maries Basara started dancing when she was five years old, and has turned her passion into a long career at the Dance Express. She said growing up she wasn’t always the most outgoing person. “I was actually a shy girl, but when I was on stage I was a completely different person,” she said. "I just loved performing.” Basara said she originally wanted to go into stage performance and make a career on Broadway. “I originally felt an obligation to come back and teach once I went to school,” she said. “Once I realized how tough it is, I knew that teaching was my best way to go.” Basara went to Desales University in Pennsylvania for dancing and when she left for school, her mom had bought the dance studio where she currently teaches. “She …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Harris Shilakowski of Easton's Music School is using his expertise to create an Angie's List for music teachers.
Harris Shilakowski got his first taste of music when he was 6-years-old. “I just totally fell in love with it,” he said. “I went home to my mom and said I’ve got to play the violin.” Shilakowski is now a music teacher in Easton running the Easton Music School, and he plays in string quartets and other groups throughout the area. He said he’s played in orchestras all over New England and has played with many classical musicians. Shilakowski learned and studied with Boston Symphony Orchestra first violinist Leo Panasevich. “He is a very beloved teacher and performer with the BSO,” he said. “He was a great, great teacher. He was known for the BSO, but also as a teacher, many people graduated from his school and he inspired a lot of people…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Easton's John Henry shares a $21 bill.
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Monday, February 25, 2013
The deadline to submit artwork to Kennedy's Newton office is April 19, 2013.
Think your artwork is good enough to hang in the U.S. Capitol? Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced last week his office is participating in the annual Congressional Art Competition, a high school visual arts contest. Now through April 19, 2013, high school students in the Fourth Congressional District, including Easton, can submit paintings, drawings, collages, computer-generated art, prints, mixed media and photography pieces to Kennedy's office on Crafts Street in Newton. An independent arts panel that includes several artists and art professionals from across the Fourth District will select a finalist for each media category. The panel will then choose a "Best in Show" piece from those finalists. The "Best in Show" piece from the …
Local magician shares his story that's brought him around the world and back again.
Easton resident John Henry said he’s been learning and performing magic since he was a small kid. “I’ve been in and out of it my whole life,” he said. “About 25 years ago, I decided to do it full time.” Henry said he’s performed all over the world, including Alaska, Germany, Hawaii and Mexico before settling in the Shovel Town where he performs in local venues. “In 1980, I took off and traveled around the world for three years,” he said. “I decided to do it before I got married or had a heart attack. Whichever came first.” He said he also backpacked throughout the state of California, first going from Sequoia National Park to Yosemite - a trek of 166 miles. His most “exciting” experience with magic came when he decided to perform in Mexico…
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Easton Music Parents Organization to host various events in the community.
On Friday, Jan. 25, Oliver Ames music students will be performing in the annual Tri-M Music Honor Society Coffeehouse. Guests are invited to an evening of treats while enjoying the singing and playing of some of the high school's student performers. From folk to rock to classical, it's all at the Coffeehouse. The event will begin 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Oliver Ames' premiere show choir team, Panache, will be competing twice over the next two weeks, hoping to continue their winning ways. First they will have a showdown at the Mill City Competition in Lowell Jan. 19, and then at the Central Mass Festival at Shephard Hill High School Feb. 2nd. Tickets can be purchased at the events. Oliver Ames will be the host for this year'…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Trailer hosted a children's television show in the 1950s.
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, died on Jan. 9, according to his website. “Rex Trailer left this earth peacefully last night surrounded in love and song by his family. Rex had been in Florida for the holidays when he became ill into the New Year. While everyone’s prayers and support have been of great comfort to Rex, he decided it was time to go home. Rex and family thank all of you and love you,” a statement on his website reads. Trailer hosted “Boomtown” a children’s show with a western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974, according to WBZ-TV. Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Share your memories of Trailer and his show in the …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Oliver Ames Drama Club presents "Somewhere, Nowhere" Friday and Saturday Night
The Oliver Ames Drama Club will present Somewhere, Nowhere Friday and Saturday night at the Oliver Ames auditorium. The play, about a group of teenagers who are trying to decide what their paths will be once they leave high school, is written by Lindsay Price. The director of the Oliver Ames cast is Peggy Wentworth. Show times are Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Cast of Characters: Brittney Poole - Morgan Capodilupo Ms. Valarie Bright - Gen Lamont Pete Quinn - Jared Wise Jim Hill - Trevor Nataupsky Trina Tews - Tina Gonzalez Echo Moss - Majorie Partridge Josie McDaniel - Keara Benton Tyler Tews - Robert Capodilupo Jane Rose - Isabel Lamont Caitlyn - Rebecca O'Rourke Courtney - Erica Osiecki Crystal - Sam …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Look to the skies for some stunning light displays this November and December.
Monday, November 12, 2012
For those already getting a head start on holiday shopping and those planning feasts for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, you'll have the chance to cast your eyes upon the universe's natural fireworks. Astronomers anticipate three meteor showers this November and December. Nov. 12: Taurid Meteor Shower Nov. 17: Leonid Meteor Shower Dec. 13: Geminid Meteor Shower Be sure to schedule a night this season to bundle up, lay out some blankets (if it's dry) and enjoy the light show in the sky. Share your tips for photographing the showers. Tell us your favorite places to sneak off to view the skies.