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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Devil Music Ensemble at Lynn Auditorium presented by the Lynn Museum



Devil Music Ensemble to perform “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” at Lynn Auditorium

Critically-acclaimed musical trio Devil Music Ensemble presents “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” a multi-media experience featuring Robert Weine’s 1919 silent horror film about murder and mind control in a small German town set to a live, original score.   

The dynamic musical accompaniment by guitarist Brendon Wood, electric violinist Jonah Rapino, and drummer Tim Nylander, brings the film to life as never before.  Incorporating Rock, Electronic, Orchestral, Folk, Improvisation, and Incidental sounds, Devil Music Ensemble strives to present original, diverse works with performances in Boston, throughout the U.S., and recently on their European tour. 
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is considered one of the most cherished films of German 
Expressionism and stands beside Dreyer’s Vampyr and Murnau’s Nosferatu as outstanding examples of the horror genre.  The plot tells of a series of murders committed in a small German town, coinciding with the arrival of the mysterious Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss) at the local fair and leading to a dramatic conclusion that you will have to see for yourself.

"DME's take on the western soundtrack won't be like any you've heard before. Their compositions employ tweaked-out electric guitars, lap steel, vintage analog synthesizers, traditional drums and surprising percussion. The horrific nature of The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari lent itself to haunting strings, creepy bells and a low-hum bass line. Even as the music matches and enhances the moving pictures, the tunes are more abstract, more avant garde than traditional Hollywood soundtracks. Plus, the live performance brings immediacy to the connection between movie and music." Paige M. Travies Knoxville Metro

It is an experience not to be missed! Devil Music Ensemble will be performing at the Lynn Auditorium on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 8 PM. The event is presented by the Lynn Museum, the Lynn Auditorium and the Lynn Cultural Council. Tickets are $10 each, available at www.lynnauditorium.com. Tickets are also available at the Lynn Museum and the Lynn Auditorium Box Office. Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

News from LynnArts

LynnArts is pleased to extend the showing of both Mixed Media and Imagination, Symbol & Spirit through till October 26th. Also Please join us for an artist Meet & Greet on Saturday, October 12th, from 2-4pm. Come talk with the artists that created this beautiful pieces of original art.
 
In addition, The Lynn Museum and Historical Society kicks off their brand new How We Work exhibit on Oct 12th; all in attendance are encouraged to visit both locations.  (Saturday hours, 10am-3pm) http://lynnmuseum.org/

Come visit our thriving Downtown
Cultural District, and stay for a day of art and history. See you there!

Mixed Media
A juried exhibition featuring artwork by:

Janet Albert, Holly Chin, Ken Coder, Elaine Caliri Daly, Joanne Desmond, Carin Doben, Eleanor Fisher, Peter Grimshaw, Joanna Kao, Susan Kauder,
Andrew H. Martensson, Abigail Nelson, Barbara Rafferty, Leslie Fahn Rosenberg, Brain Shea, Kelly Slater, Brain Thomas, Suzanne Ulrich,
Martin Whitkin and Laura Wilhelm. 
Juried by: Sand T. Kollach

Imagination, Symbol & Spirit
A Duo Exhibition featuring the work of: Priscilla Hathaway & Marilyn McKeon

These two artists, each with their own critical life struggles, work from the mind. Images that seem to birth themselves from both of these prolific women invariably end up on paper, using marker, crayon, pen, pencil, colored pencils, acrylic paint – basically whatever their ideas demand. Images of life and death, religion, relationship, family, femininity and masculinity, as well as elves, fairies and landscapes, all seem to weave their way into their art.
Priscilla has shown widely and she generously will donate her art and hopes to continue to share her work with others, while Marilyn, as Priscilla states, “deserves to be known and appreciated for her brilliance,” and has also shown in several public exhibits. They are both long time friends and find solace, peace and challenge through the creation of art.
       
The Way We Worked
at The Lynn Museum and Historical Society
Discover America’s work history with this traveling exhibition on labor in the United States, The Way We Worked. Drawn from the National Archives’ unparalleled photographic collections, The Way We Worked explores how work became so integral to American culture and traces the evolution of a workforce that was shaped by the American dreams of equality and freedom. This exhibition gives us the opportunity to add focused elements of Lynn labor and unions to the gallery spaces so both floors of the Museum will be filled with labor history.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

VOTE ON TUESDAY - Seth, Marshall

Tuesday is an important day for Lynn and for Downtown for two reasons.

1. One of the three Ward 5 candidates will be eliminated

2. A vote for Marshall Middle School is an important step in improving our schools and keeping new Downtown residents in the city and attracting new families.


For number one, I am recommending you take a strong look and give your vote to Seth Albaum. Seth has already been doing the job. When the council restricted LynnCam from trying to provide meetings to the public, Seth personally went in recorded all meetings and posted them to his now extremely popular website, lynnhappens.com.  When it looked like we had a ton of new residents Downtown and nothing to do, Seth jumped in and helped found Arts After Hours, became a member of LynnArts board, helped form the Downtown Lynn Cultural District, DJ'd at area restaurants, founded a Neighborhood Association for Downtown. Seth rallied around getting new cameras installed at the MBTA stations in Central Square and brought residents together with MBTA and Lynn Police for a frank and honest discussion about the crime there. Seth rallied around the trash problem downtown and got new barrels installed with beautiful visuals on them of High Rock Tower and other Lynn landmarks, all sponsored by Lynn businesses. Seth understands community building and he completely understands the dynamics of our council and will be able to jump right in to work.  Seth is here, he is already your Ward 5 Councilor. Let's just make it permanent.

Here are some links for those who haven't read up on the candidates:

Lynn Item Profile on Ward 5 Candidates
http://www.itemlive.com/news/a-look-at-lynn-s-ward-candidates/article_63c53528-1c05-11e3-a1fb-0019bb2963f4.html

Lynn Journal Profile on Ward 5 Candidates
http://www.lynnjournal.com/2013/08/20/profiles-of-ward-five-council-candidates/

Debate between Ward 5 Candidates
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j4jpupLa5Q




For Number 2, I am sick of seeing young families move in to Downtown lofts and then leave for a city that isn't close to the bottom when it comes to schools in the overall rankings for Massachusetts. For those of us who look into these things, we know that you can get a great education in Lynn.  We need to prove to these families they can stay here and be able to attract new families to Lynn. A big statement would be to start improving our physical structures and providing teachers and administrators with the tools they need to succeed. A vote for Marshall is a vote to progress the pipeline and move on to the next school. Pickering, Tracy, etc. are all coming up next and a down vote would put all that in jeopardy. Vote for Marshall and let's get this done!


I ask that debate below, if it happens, be respectful and informative of your views and opinions and not derogatory in any way or it will be removed.  Please identify yourself in your comments so we can have an honest discussion.


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