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For all events scheduled at Arlington's Regent Theatre:

The children's classic using a painted storybook revealing each scene. ADDED SHOW!
Sunday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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URO reprises Who's 1973 'Quadrophenia' Feb. 6, 7



On Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7, the Regent Theatre will present the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra, kicking off itsr 11th year with two exclusive concerts of the Who’s "Quadrophenia."

From the thunderous opening chords of “The Real Me,” to the rollicking centerpiece “5:15,” to the closing jubilation of “Love Reign O’er Me,” "Quadrophenia" remains one of the most power-packed recordings ever made. These two shows feature URO’s 14 singers and instrumentalists performing the 90-minute opus beneath a spectacular light show.

“Quadrophenia,” says URO co-founder Sal Clemente in a news release, “is the ultimate adult rock record -- written by Pete Townshend and recorded by The Who at the peak of their powers. It has an immense weight to it, and brims over with earnestness, taking us on an antihero’s journey -- told in the first person with tortured angst and abstract resolution.

"I LOVE this record. Not just because it spoke to me in my youth, but because even though the words are the same, their meaning continues to evolve. Isn't that what the best art does? Quadrophenia is one of THE great rock records, and it’s a total thrill for us to be performing it on the Regent stage."

Regent co-owner Leland Stein said in the release: "I grew up with The Who and love so much of their music, but, 'Quadrophenia' is the Who record I keep coming back to. 'Tommy' may be more popular and recognized around the world, but in many ways, Quadrophenia is better, more sophisticated, and diverse—with amazing songs that resonate to this moment. The URO grabs this challenging material like a pack of hounds -- doing justice to the original work while putting their own stamp on it."

MBTA & wheelchair accessible; free parking in municipal lot across the street.

Reserved Seats: $25

Tickets and theatre information: 781-646-4849 or


Rob Skinner presents “SIGMUND SAYS”

A one-man show celebrating the musical comedy of angst, with proceeds to benefit Winchester Got Lunch.
February 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.


KING: A Filmed Record…from Montgomery to Memphis

Special Black History Month Screening of OSCAR-nominated Film Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tuesday, February 10th at 7:00pm

Spectacle Management Presents Rob Becker’s “Defending The Caveman”

Defending the Caveman holds the record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history.

Friday, Feb 13th--Sunday, Feb 15th

Sing-Along ANNIE—School Vacation Week Exclusive!

Sing Along with the Original 1982 Film! An Audience Participation Event!
Monday, February 16th - Friday, February 20th

Sing-A-Long Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Dance in the aisles and Sing-A-Long to Every Wonderful Word!
Monday, February 16th - Friday, February 20th

Family Fun Saturday’s Presents… Rolie Polie Guacamole

Brooklyn's Acclaimed Kindie Rockers!!!
Saturday, February 21st at 10:30am

The Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings Tribute Show

Spectacular Live Tribute to Waylon Jennings & Johnny Cash
Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 8pm


“Lord of the Rings” Movie Marathon

All-Day ​Viewing ​of ​the ​Full "​Lord ​of ​the ​Rings" ​Film ​Trilogy with Food & Discussion
Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00am to Midnight

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2015 A-Town Teen Video Contest

Second Annual Community Screening and Awards Presentation
Friday, March 6th at 7pm (doors at 6:30pm)


Margot Fox Family Fun Show

Arlington Hometown Favorite Margot Fox Returns with Some Special Friends!
Saturday, March 7th at 10:30AM

Rebecca Parris and the Chris Taylor Trio “Parris in the Spring”

Boston's First Lady of Jazz Returns for an Evening of Romantic Jazz to Celebrate the Coming of Spring!
Saturday, March 7th at 8pm


“PATRICK’S DAY”—3rd Annual Feature Film Project

Irish Film Selected By Manhattan Short at Art House Convergence
Sunday, March 8th at 7pm

(Regent Underground Screening Room)

The Arlington Children’s Theatre Presents: HAIRSPRAY the Musical

Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

March 12th 7pm thru March 15th 2pm

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    Review: 'Duke of Burgundy': Arthouse eros brings '60s sheen to S&M

    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 Water sports, S&M and mind games abound in this lushly shot tale of lesbian role play, but all is not a titillating charade when it comes to the matters of the heart. "The Duke of Burgundy" takes place mostly within the cloistered confines of a Hungarian manse – a study, a kitchen, obviously "the bathroom," the boudoir (the pair in bed shown provocatively only in reflective and refractive mirrors and metal objects) and a coffin in an anteroom – and the surrounding bucolic meadow where the lovers occasionally meander on the ...

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    Local action pushes issue of corporate rights to state

    The following letter to the editor was written by Gina Sonder, who is the 2014 Arlington coordinator of Pass Mass Amendment, an effort to amend the state Constitution. The letter responds to an editorial in The Arlington Advocate titled "Stepping up for 'the people,' published Jan. 22, 2015.  A version of the editorial is online. I would like to bring your attention to a piece of legislation, filed in the Massachusetts Legislature by our own Senator Kenneth Donnelly and Representatives Dave Rogers as well as Paul Mark, which directly address corporate rights and money as speech. SD 1311 and HD 2599 were inspired by the language proposed by Pass Mass Amendment [PMA], a grass-roots citizens' ballot initiative petition committee. PMA proposes to amend the Massachusetts Constitution to clarify that: ...

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    Absent -- without voters' leave

    When Town Hall is crowded ... I reserve sustained applause for all Town Meeting members who show up to engage in public discussion and votes about Arlington's issues. As tedious and time-consuming as some of the discussion can be, your work toward a vote, and the vote itself, are welcome. Nay, more than that -- showing up is essential in our town's representative democracy. By far, the greatest majority of our elected Town Meeting members are present each spring Monday and Wednesday nights, from 8 until 11, at Town Hall. What about the persistent absentees? As documented in this news story about Town Meeting attendance, those who responded to questions about their absences have their reasons. ...

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    Bikeway-Lake: Would a traffic light help?

      The following discussion, provided by Phil Goff and Chad Gibson, co-chairs of the East Arlington Livable Streets Coalition, was included in the group's Wednesday, Jan. 21, newsletter, titled "Will a traffic signal at the Minuteman/Lake St crossing improve or degrade safety?" For those who may not have heard, the town's venerable Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) has issued a preliminary study on the impacts that a new Lake Street traffic signal at the Minuteman pathway crossing would have on traffic flow and path user safety. TAC will summarize its analysis report to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) at the BOS meeting next Monday, Jan. 26, at 7:15 p.m. [Because of the blizzard, this meeting was rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 2, at 7:15 p.m.] The TAC report recommends that the BOS form a Design Review Committee to oversee the placement and design of a full traffic signal at the Minuteman Crossing, to be coordinated with the Brooks Ave. signal. The series of recom ...

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    Review: How Arlington celebrates King's life

    One participant's view of a town tradition King My wife and I have been attending Arlington's celebration of Martin Luther King's life for two decades. We recall fondly the elbow-to-elbow affairs in the basement at the First Baptist Church. Pushed together with people you did not know but would soon come to know, the annual January occasions began the evening as neighborly get-togethers. After supper, we'd head upstairs to the sanctuary, and a choir would remind that the occasion was in part religious. After all, the slain civil-rights leader had been a preacher. So the evening called for the rhetoric of remembrance -- hopes sought, gains made, progress yet to occur -- and speakers rarely disappointed. Some even made news, as in 2006, when Deval Patrick spoke, foreshadowing the silky phrases we would hear after he became governor. Poet Afaa Michael Weaver recalls his younger years. In the years since the event moved to Town Hall, the committee that organizes the celebratio ...

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    Loser's view: What historic loss teaches

    As I write, the Spy Ponder boys are unbeaten after their first nine games. Many of their wins have been decisive. Enjoy the run while it lasts, and remember it well. I have no such memories. I played high school ball on a team that set a standard for appalling play. In two years, the teams on which I dribbled lost 34 times. A typical loss was 100 to 40 or so. A typical win? None really. We won twice, close games against the same "artistic" kids from New Hope, Pa. Why were we so bad? It was not for lack of effort. ...

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    Jazzy fund-raiser held as teen Model U.N. Group needs help

    The following was submitted by Julia Ruderman, a member of ARMUN for a second year, a resident of Arlington and a junior at Minuteman. The Arlington Regional Model United Nations Program (ARMUN) invited the public attend "An Evening of Festive Entertainment," held Saturday, Jan. 17, in the Fellowship Hall of Calvary Church, 300 Mass. Ave. The evening featured a local-youth jazz band led by vocalist Claire Dickson and bassist Dan Klingsman, joined as well by Ezra Morrison on Clarinet, Kevin LeFleur on guitar, Michael Morrissette on piano and Aaron Colonnesse on drums. ...

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    Your letters wanted ... about anything

    Do you have a passionate opinion about an Arlington issue? We know you have emotions, but can you support your beliefs with facts? The general election is over, but opinions don't stop. Let the public know what you think. Right here. You may submit letters of any length to YourArlington. You're not restricted by any word limit, as you are in The Advocate. You may send letter in three ways -- by email to sprague.bob [at],  or by a plain-text file copied and pasted at Send News or here >> ...

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Zhen Ren Chuan: January Photos

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    Adults practicing Bagua Yue.

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    Emile and Lucas (Juniors) get their belts.

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    Iron Palm and Speed Bag training.

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    Jasmyn (Children's age group) gets her Belt.

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    Juniors during Deep Breathing.


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    Nick passes his 6th Stripe Test.

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    Rivka passes her 2nd Stripe Test.

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    Vivek gets his belt (Advanced Children).

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