BMS faculty member pianist Brian Friedland’s “Story Songs” is an adaptation for children of his production “Household Items.” Playful music, colorful artwork, and silly photos are incorporated along with musical versions of children’s stories. Audiences are encouraged to sing, interact, and dance. $5. Recommended for ages 7 and up. >>
MusicKidz offers a range of music concepts and topics to introduce children to the joys of music at an early age. This fun-filled class, geared toward children kindergarten through 5th grade and their parents, will be held in the Music Studio in the Teen Arts Center at the Salem YMCA. Led by music enthusiast Justine Pasquale, an educator and Salem State University graduate, MusicKidz will take >>
The favorites at Harvest Fair are still there…free pumpkin decorating sponsored by Wegman’s, Newton Center beautifully decorated in corn stalks sponsored by Whole Foods Market, kiddie amusement rides, the 100 different craft and business booths selling everything from hand-made beautiful jewelry, clothing to imaginative gifts, countless activities for kids including amusement rides, and the >>
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus >>
Now in its 15th year, From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians, announces its 2015–2016 National Tour. The 17-city tour invites audiences to live recordings of the popular NPR radio program, featuring outstanding classical musicians ages 8 to 18. >>
Josh & the Jamtones' show is firmly rooted in ska, a perfect stylistic fit for kids with its high energy and frenetic pace. The band seamlessly blends other genres into their concerts, including reggae, punk, and New Orleans-style street music, to create a truly one-of-a-kind live sound. Add a healthy serving of absurdist, off-the-cuff banter from frontman Josh Shriber and drummer Pat Hanlin, >>
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, take a journey throughout Latin America with La Piñata as they perform music and dance from Brazil, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Mexico, and other countries.
The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the arts. All performances are free and begin at 10:30 a.m. in >>
Listen to stories for the young and young at heart, as internationally known storyteller Len Cabral shares his favorite fright-filled tales from around the world. In Wiley and the Hairy Man, come deep into the woods where the spittle of webless spiders holds together the coconut husk roof of a hut built with bones and the feathers of white birds. Hear how a young girl saves herself.
Join the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers as they share stories of both their history and modern culture in a performance that culminates with a full audience powwow in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the arts. All performances are free and begin >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!