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  • Donald M. Berwick makes a point July 28, 2014.

    Inside a packed Arlington home enthused for Berwick

    Donald M. Berwick makes a point July 27. Don Berwick has political problems, but you would not know about them from the energy generated Sunday, July 27, at an Arlington home, where an estimated 100 people crowded into every cranny to hear the doctor who would be governor. One issue is his standing in polls. Seeking the Democratic nomination in the Sept. 9 primary, he trails Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman, according to July numbers in The Boston Globe. By a lot. No matter, as those gathere ...

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    Review: Discovering love in 'And So it Goes'

    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. Rob Reiner, a.k.a. “Meathead” an ...

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    3 ask you to vote for Berwick

    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 three supporting Don Berwick, who is seeking to be the Democratic nominee after the Sept. 9 primary. World-class candidate Don Berwick is the kind of governor we need: A progressive in the mold of Elizabeth Warren.   At the "meet-and-greet Sunday, July 27, about 100 people showed up; ...

  • Ken Donnelly, in 2007

    Why we voted against raising charter-school cap

    The following viewpoint was submitted by the Leila Gentile in the office of Senator Ken Donnelly, Democrat of Arlington. She wrote that following last week’s debate on charter schools, her office heard from many of constituents on both sides of the issue. This op ed explains the senators' reasons for voting against the bill. The opinion was written by Senators Patricia Jehlen, Democrat of Somerville, and Donnelly.On July 16, 2014, the Senate voted to defeat a bill that proposed to raise the cu ...

  • Janice Satlak-Mott, Dennie McCabe

    Stratton teacher says goodbye to community

    For 42 years, the kindergarten-1 class at Stratton School has been the "home away from home" for Janice Satlak-Mott. Now she is retiring. In a letter to the Stratton community Monday, July 21, the longtime teacher wrote:      "After a great deal of thought I have made the decision to retire from the Arlington Public Schools. For the past forty-two years Kindergarten-1 has been my home away from home and September my 'Happy New Year.' I have loved my work with the children ...

  • Joseph Monju

    Monju sees his role as fiscal watchdog for taxpayers

    Joseph Monju of Arlington, who is seeking to be the Republican nominee for state representative in the 23rd Middlesex, joined the “Yes on 1” organizers supporting the repeal of automatic gas-tax increases. On the one-year anniversary of the House voting to override the governor’s veto of the tax packages, passing a $500 million in tax increases, Monju helped roll out on the State House stairs what he sees a "the State House tab." It is a list of how he says Massachusetts state government has ...

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    You don't say (or maybe you do) ...

    Kurt Fusaris offers a bite from his latest Avocado -- what Arlington residents say and don't say. You can subscribe to the Avocado via email. Until you do, read the skinny here >> This link to a viewpoint was published Thursday, July 17, 2014. ...

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    Silver Maple Forest campaign launched

    The following information about the campaign was published at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Alewife-Reservation/120066318064571 Cambridge Day, July 17: Leslie prof says value of Silver Maple Forest outweighs condos See the video of the protest parade >>  1. Encourage State Senators Senator Jehlen and Senator Brownsberger to debate Environmental Bond Bill on Senate floor coming up with an amendment to include silver maple money (Will Brownsberger, Pat Jehlen, Dave ...

  • Happy artists at the Paint Bar in Newton.

    Night life in the Heights? Who knew? Art lounge coming

    Happy artists at the Paint Bar in Newton. Arlington Art Lounge aims to expand the idea. Three enthusiastic women plan to turn the former Savory Plate, at 1346 Mass. Ave., into Arlington Art Lounge. By September, you will be able to eat, drink -- and paint over 2 1/2 hours or so evening or weekend afternoons. Kim Bradshaw, Sheila Carme and Helen Galanopoulos got the thumbs-up from selectmen Monday, June 23, food a food license. They plan to return in July for a beer-and-wine license. "We're e ...

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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, Aug. 1.

Jam'n Java Open Mic

Friday, Aug. 1,
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Kickstand Cafe
594 Mass. Ave.

 

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

Performer signup process 

  • Show up between6:00 - 6:30to sign up. Playing order will be randomly assigned with the first performer going on at6:45.
     
  • Anyone arriving after6:30will 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 by6:30.
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 postphotos from thepast open mic on ourFacebookpage. 

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


Join us on Facebook. Be part of ourFacebook community. Share yourthoughtsand 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=I%27m%20Interested%20in%20Volunteering!" target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide contact information and tell us a little about yourself.We are currently looking for someone to run our sound board!
 
 

Chris Nauman
Aug. 1 Featured Act

Chris Nauman is an “award winning” singer/songwriter who pumps passion into his performances with his dynamic guitar work and expressive vocals. He commands the stage with a keen sense of honesty and freshness.

Drawing inspiration from Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger, among many others, Nauman channels his mid Western sensibilities into a spirited blend of folk rock.   Sometimes caressing, sometimes kinetic, his music is always sure to please.

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 ofStephanie 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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