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    Latest in 9 letters for Berwick responds to Globe endorsement

    YourArlington welcomes letters to the editor from Arlington residents for all Massachusetts candidates whose election would have an impact on the town. Email them to sprague.bob at gmail.com. Here are nine supporting Don Berwick, who is seeking to be the Democratic nominee after the Sept. 9 primary. What Globe endorsement misses While making some good points, The Boston Globe’s endorsement of Steven Grossman for governor* is misleading in diminishing Don Berwick’s qualifications. It refers to Berwick as “a medical professor and pediatrician by trade,” glossing over not only his public policy education but also his executive career as founder/leader of a globally impactful nonprofit, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and leader of an $800 billion federal agency, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ...

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    New school year -- old educational questions

    Education. We pretend it begins for youngsters in September, when the leaves turn, but it continues through all of our season, every minute of every day, for everyone. Learning persists for two reasons -- human curiosity and technological change (you can't stop either one, but notice which is first). Shouldn't a third factor be classroom teachers? Good ones can have a lifelong effect, but our curiosity is the best guide, as technology draws us, often in too many directions, in the classroom that is everywhere. As Arlington schools open Tuesday, Sept. 2, what happens there is sliver of the educational story, albeit a key one for residents. Still, let's take a quick look at the new school year -- and then peer more broadly beyond it. Opening-day info >> ...

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    Spaced out? Many artists, but resistant owners

    Does Arlington have the imagination to embrace co-working? The town is trying to find out and held a forum in June attended by about 30 people. Read a summary of comments from some of the attendees here >>  See what properties in town may be available here >> Following publication, Eric Love, present at the forum, provided a brief critique. His LARP Adventure Program, aims to spur imaginations. ...

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    Review, ‘Life of Crime’: Leonard’s crew back at shenanigans

    This review by Tom Meek, a writer living in Cambridge, was originally published at Cambridge Day, a YourArlington partner, and is republished with permission. His reviews, essays, short stories and articles have appeared in The Boston Phoenix, The Rumpus, Thieves Jargon, Film Threat and Open Windows. He is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics and rides his bike everywhere. You can follow Tom on Twitter @TBMeek3 and read more at TBMeek3.wordpress.com. Elmore Leonard, the beloved master crime and western novelist, transcended seamlessly the divide between pulp and celluloid. His career is littered with great novels that became great movies (“Get Shorty,” “Jackie Brown” and “Out of Sight” to name a few), a smattering of original screenplays (“Joe Kidd”) and even took a few turns as producer. Cormac McCarthy might be his only peer. ...

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    Searching for an Arlington poet laureate: YOU?

    Are you a poet -- and you do know it? What have you written? Anything published? Inquiring minds want to know. Rumor has it that Arlington could have its own poet laureate, perhaps next year. Could that be you? ...

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    New law curbs domestic-violence reports: What about sexual-assault case?

    A new law, signed Aug. 8 by Governor Patrick, requires law enforcement to keep domestic-violence cases off public police logs initially, and the Arlington police department is complying. That means details about domestic violence reported to police are not immediately available to the media -- or to you. Had the law been in effect June 1, information about a sexual-assault case in East Arlington would have been delayed. Chief Fred Ryan reached out to area media outlets Aug. 12, alerting them about the law and asking for feedback. He explained: ...

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 Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014 |  10:05:06 p.m.
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The Jam'n Java Open Mic and Coffeehouse, open Fridays every month, performs its sets at the Kickstand Cafe. The next is set for Friday, Sept. 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at 694 Mass. Ave.

Listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All are welcome. Admission is free.

 

Jam'n Java Open Mic

Friday, September 5, 2014
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Kickstand Cafe
594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA

 

 
Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play.
All are welcome. Admission is free.
 

Performer sign-up process 

  • Show up between 6:00 - 6:30 to sign up. Playing order will be randomly assigned with the first performer going on at 6:45.
     
  • Anyone arriving after 6:30 will be added to the performer list in the order that they sign up.
     
  • If there is not enough time for someone to perform, they will be guaranteed a slot the following month if they show up by 6:30.
A typical evening provides an opportunity for about 12 to 14 acts to perform two songs each. Each month we also have a feature act that performs a 30 minute set. For more information:

http://jamn-java-open-mic.org/home/information-for-performers


Upcoming Jam’n Java Open Mic Dates and Featured Performers


September 5 - Bill Morris
October 3 - Courage and the Bear
November 7 - Aunt Mimi
December 5 -  Mark Sandman

Learn more about upcoming and past featured performers. The Featured Performer section of our web site includes information about performers, music samples, links to their websites as well as information about where you can purchase their CDs.

http://jamn-java-open-mic.org/home/feature-performer


Smile When You’re on Stage! 

Each month we post photos from the past open mic on our Facebook page. 

We try to get them posted
within a week of each open mic. 


Join us on Facebook.  Be part of our Facebook  community. Share your thoughts and ideas. Keep up on whats happening in the acoustic open mic scene. “Like Us” if you like what you see.

Visit our Website:  http://jamn-java-open-mic.org


Volunteers Needed!

It takes a village to make our open mic happen.  Well, at least a few dedicated people!  If you would like to be a part ofthe Jam'n Java Open Mic, email us at: music at jamn-java-open-mic.org. Please provide contact information and tell us a little about yourself. We are currently looking for someone to run our sound board!
 
 

Bill Morris
September 5th
Featured Act

Get ready to be amazed and entertained by this extraordinary guitar player. Bill is equally comfortable playing jazz, bluegrass, rock, classical and just about any other style you can think of. His music epitomizes great taste and technique.

In addition to performing with his band, theWicked Pickers, he especially loves solo guitar and incorporating a variety of styles into his arrangements of original and standard compositions.

 

About the Jam'n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe

The Jam’n Java Open Mic was established to provide a free, live music venue for the Arlington community and a supportive environment for area performers.  Now in its forth year, it was the inspiration of Stephanie Marlin-Curiel and is currently hosted by Mark Sandman, Joe Burns Dianne "De" Iannitelli and Glen Woodworth.  A special thank you to the owners and Staff of the Kickstand Cafe for providing a home and for their support of the Jam'n Java Open Mic. 

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