Arts & Entertainment

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Tenth Annual Dance for World Community, Part 2

Celebrate the diverse dance traditions in Cambridge.

There is a long tradition of a family dance in Cambridge. You will learn about the ancient history of dance when you study with Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, a greek dance group. Circle dances are the world's oldest form of dance.

Samba Viva brings the party spirit straight from Brazil, featuring traditional folk and carnival dances.

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Street Photos Around Harvard Square

A Hot Summer Day

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Jose Mateo Ballet presents the 10th Annual Dance for World Community

Celebrate the diversity of Cambridge through dance. Follow me as I explore what it means to be a part of a dance community.

Dance'n Feet

I am a lifelong dancer and resident of Cambridge for 17 years. I have been lucky to be a part of some amazing dance communities. For me, the word community means family. The best dance teachers create a family of dancers. Most dancers will spend months of hard work and sweat on a routine. What we get out of it is friendship, and the excitement to perform for the festival.

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New Splash Deck at Magazine Beach Park Opens

Ribbon Cutting & Kid’s Dance Party

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This Is Who It Hurts-Part 2

The Loss of EMF – a rehearsal complex for artists and musicians

The loss of the EMF rehearsal complex on Brookline Street is to many, the last nail in the coffin of an autonomous arts community. Of course it is not completely dead, but it’s gasping for air, and for many, the hurt and the disappointment are extreme. This disenfranchised community feels abandoned by a city they love and at war with the “pillars of society” who preach “Refugees Welcome Here” but practice “only if you can afford it,” which you can’t.

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This Is Who It Hurts-Part 1

The Loss of EMF – a rehearsal complex for artists and musicians

The resistance is not winning in Cambridge. Actually, it never really wins. Thinking back to the fight for Rent Control in the nineties and the Holmes building project in Central Square, it was definitely foolhardy to believe that the city, a rich landowner, or some philanthropic patron of the arts would save the EMF building in the name of art over money.

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35th Annual May Fair

Harvard Square, Cambridge

The 35th Annual MayFair has been concluded on Sunday in Harvard Square with a huge success.
One of the biggest events in the Spring Season of Harvard Square on Sunday, thousands of people enjoyed three stages of music, dance troupes, food from local Cambridge restaurants, a chalk art gallery, and entertainment for all ages.

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The Importance of EMF is Community – Part 1

Sound Museum Rehearsal Complex

Thirty years ago, Des Desmond’s rock band, the Bentmen, needed a rehearsal space to practice their music. In entrepreneurial fashion, Desmond took out a small business loan, leased a building in the South End and built the first Sound Museum Rehearsal Complex, which, as a company is still operational today.

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Mummies! Pharaohs! Ancient Treasures!

A Secret Museum Hidden Within Harvard University

Sarcophagus at the Harvard Semetic Museum

I found the Harvard Semitic Museum by accident while walking behind the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. I saw the free admission sign and was surprised by the ancient treasures I found inside. Semitic is the word for languages and cultures of the ancient near east. You can see artifacts from the Israelite, Phoenician, Egyptian, Aramaean, Babylonian, Arab and many more cultures.

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Stars Are Falling From the Sky

and Landing on Mass Ave. Catch one while you can.

See Cereus, a huge starfish shaped parachute balloon created by Otto Piene.