Thursday, June 17, 2010

World Folk Fest Returns to Heritage State Park

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This year's fireworks will be preceded by live music at Red Rock Park by the Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach from 7 to 9pm, and the second World Folk Festival at Heritage State Park is 2 to 7pm.

It is my opinion that having these attractions at either end of the waterfront makes for a much better celebration. The World Folk Festival gives people a chance to sample the music of the many cultures that contributed to our country throughout its history, and the Red Rock Park concert should get you pumped for the fireworks.

Artist: Galaxy 500
Song: Fourth of July

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We need more public art, fewer "tags"

Last night's City Council decided to send an order out to have all utility boxes, mailboxes and so forth repainted because they've been covered by tags, a less artful sort of graffiti. They ordered utility boxes painted green in order to blend. Blend with what? The grass? Some shrubs? What they're doing is giving taggers a fresh new canvas.

Some cities have invited artists to paint these boxes. Though it may be hard to believe, most self-proclaimed graffiti artists and taggers won't cover other work. They tend to leave public art alone.

And sometimes even when it's not government sanctioned, it's very cool.

Check this out:
The Gutter Art of Sao Paulo

Artist: Guided by Voices
Song: I am a Scientist

Friday, June 4, 2010

Out in Lynn tonight

This post is not another press release! But, I have some excuses for phoning it in lately. I've been working hard at the day job, attending lots of meetings in and about the neighborhood, spending time on LynnHappens, and nodding off on my couch during the evening news. Then there are the things I'm supposed to be working on...

It's Friday night, and though I feel I'm about to pass out in front of Katie Couric again, I've put coffee on. It's just a crutch to get started before my inner night-owl can take over. It always does. The trick is to keep moving.

First, I'm heading to Red Rock to catch some of the Relay for Life event. I'm not sure which part I'll see, but I can always catch up later, because this relay runs into the light of Saturday. Corey has the details over on, so there's no need to repeat.

Then I'm getting in the car and heading to the other side of town, where the Mirror Neurons are playing Walnut St. Cafe. I've wanted to catch a live act there for some time. I'll take in some of it, then move on to a place safely within walking distance of home.

The Willows play Turbine tonight. Check their myspace page for original tunes. I've seen a couple of acts at the wine bar, which features amazing food and quality beers (for those who aren't into wine.) Check out my coverage of Los Retros at Turbine in the last installment of DTL at Night.

I may post some kind of coverage on LH before the weekend is out.

Artist: Ramones
Song: Loudmouth

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