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  1. Breath & Imagination' gives voice to a remarkable lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boston.com

    ... (1887-1977) notched many firsts during his lifetime. Among them: He was the first African-American to sing at Symphony Hall in Boston. "Breath & Imagination'' shows us what it took - extraordinary strength of will, uncommon dedication to craft - to ...

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  2. Grammy nominee Ledisi kicks off 20-city tour in FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Examiner.com

    Ledisi released her latest project, "The Intimate Truth," on January 20. The seven song EP features acoustic performances from her latest full-length album The Truth released in March 2014. The single also earned a Grammy nomination for her4 new single "Like This" in the Best R&B Performance category.

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  3. Amateur musicians get opportunity to perform with BSO at Symphony HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Kushi Sellahennedige, left, and Sarah McElman will be among amateur musicians from around the state who will perform at Symphony Hall Jan. 31. Kushi Sellahennedige and Sarah McElman faced key decisions in their respective young lives. Each is a violinist who began lessons on the instrument at a relatively early age.

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  4. Around TownRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | SouthCoastToday.com

    Brian Shanbrun, the Ford Middle School music teacher, has been selected to take part in a Boston Symphony Orchestra program,  “On Stage at Symphony." The new program offers a unique concert performance for adult Massachusetts amateur musicians on Symphony Hall's historic stage.  Shanbrun said he is “bursting with excitement to have the opportunity of a lifetime performing onstage at Boston's iconic Symphony Hall.” Shanbrun, a 2000 graduate of New Bedford High School, earned a bachelor's of Music Education from the University of New Hampshire and a master's of Music Education from Gordon College.

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  5. Celebrity Series of Boston presents renowned soprano Renee Fleming Feb 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Examiner.com

    The NFL ensured there would be no mistakes during its pregame entertainment segments long ago when they chose rapper and singer Queen Latifah and the opera star Renee Fleming to handle "America the Beautiful" and "The Star-Spangled Banner"... Award-winning performers soprano Renee Fleming and pianist Olga Kern take the stage at Boston Symphony Hall on Saturday, February 8 at 3 p.m. The Superbowl is always an extraordinary event and last year's game was between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.

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  6. Tour Dates | Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea Duo PianoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | JamBase

    Jazz legends Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea have announced their first tour together in 37 years. The pair will play a series of duo piano concerts around the world for a 2015 World Tour.

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  7. Vinyls and Virals: Music festival marketers put fans to workRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Daily Free Press

    Boston Calling announced its line-up this week for the music festival in May by hiding records in the city for fans to find, part of a pattern of festivals using unique marketing schemes. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF Instead of peeling through candy wrappers looking for a golden ticket on Jan. 13, Boston music lovers scoured the city looking for hidden vinyl records.

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  8. Joan Vennochi: Charlie Baker's sick day makes the case for staying home with payRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Boston.com

    When Baker was a gubernatorial candidate, he opposed a ballot question that requires Bay State businesses to provide up to five paid sick days for people working at companies of 11 or more. On the campaign trail, Baker said he wanted earned sick time restricted to companies of 50 or more employees.

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  9. Walsh asksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    In his first "state of the city" address, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Tuesday pressed state lawmakers to endorse a pair of planned proposals creating tax incentives for middle-income housing and setting aside funding for low-income senior housing. Boston would be allowed to designate special tax assessment zones in the city to spur an increase in middle-income housing, and private developers within the zones would not have to pay property taxes during a two-year construction phase, under one of the proposals.

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  10. Adrian WalkerView ahead clearer after Walsh speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Boston.com

    ... and a guide to where he hopes to take the city. He's made other major speeches in the past year, but the Symphony Hall address was a milestone in putting his own stamp on the job. He got through without a hitch - though he had to race through the ...

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  11. Walsh Delivers Upbeat State of City AddressRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Charlestown Patriot-Bridge

    In his first State of the City address delivered before 2,500 people at Symphony Hall Tuesday night, Mayor Martin J. Walsh covered all aspects of his stewardship of city government from fixing potholes to his vision for Boston in 2030 and pointed out the partnership at Charlestown High School with SAP and Bunker Hill Community College. Walsh noted that in his first year more than 60 miles of roads have been repaved and 19,000 potholes have been filled as well as 1,061 guns have been taken off the streets and his continuing effort in making Boston government more representative of all Boston residents.

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  12. Sean Proctor/Globe Staff Wide-ranging mayor moves with the musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Boston.com

    The first sign of something different actually, very different came when Marty Walsh used a tailored version of the Dropkick Murphys hit "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" as his campaign theme song. In a vote of confidence, the local Celtic-punk band had tweaked the title to "Marty Walsh for Boston."

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  13. Mass. Realtors: Clients discussing downsizing, green homes, casinosRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    The most common topics of conversation among Massachusetts home buyers and sellers in 2015 will be interest rates, inventory and prices, according to a December survey of Massachusetts Association of Realtors members, but association members report other interesting topics on their radar screens. In addition to downsizing and green homes, association members are predicting buyers and sellers will be talking about the impact of casinos on the market as developers advance plans to build gambling facilities in Everett and Springfield and a racino in Plainville.

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  14. Walsh Talks Olympics, Housing At State Of The City AddressRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Banker & Tradesman

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Tuesday delivered his inaugural State of the City address at Symphony Hall, where he touted the city's successes and discussed Boston's Olympic bid, housing and the Long Island Bridge closure. "I'm pleased to report that the state of our city is strong, and getting stronger.

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  15. Mayor Walsh focuses on education, housing in his first State of the City addressRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Daily Free Press

    Boston Mayor Martin Walsh delivered his first State of the City address at Symphony Hall on Tuesday evening to an audience of over 2,000 attendees. Among the attendees were City Council members, Massachusetts residents selected by mail, owners of local businesses and startups and community leaders.

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  16. Walsh asks legislature for tax incentives for housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | WWLP

    In his first "state of the city" address, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Tuesday pressed state lawmakers to endorse a pair of planned proposals creating tax incentives for middle-income housing and setting aside funding for low-income senior housing. Boston would be allowed to designate special tax assessment zones in the city to spur an increase in middle-income housing, and private developers within the zones would not have to pay property taxes during a two-year construction phase, under one of the proposals.

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  17. Walsh: 'We will do better'Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Boston Herald

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh called for a massive overhaul of Boston public schools in his first State of the City address last night, announcing a state-funded building authority and a 10-year master plan to modernize the Hub's aging school buildings. "We've talked about fixing our public schools for decades.

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  18. Memory of Malcolm X Returns to Boston in Prison Letter AuctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Boston.com

    Human rights activist, brother of Islam, Black nationalist, jazz enthusiast. Former Roxbury resident Malcolm X - born Malcolm Littlewas all of these things, some more well-known to the public than others. 2 comments

  19. Boston mayor: Olympics a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity'Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Boston Herald

    Boston Mayor Martin Walsh says the city's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will give Bostonians a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to consider the bigger picture for one of the nation's oldest cities as it heads toward its 400th birthday in 2030. In his state of the city address, Walsh on Tuesday credited what he called Boston's vision of "a 21st century, affordable, sustainable" Olympics for winning over members of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who chose Boston over other American bidders for the 2024 games, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington.

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  20. Five Takeaways From Mayor Walsh's First State of the City AddressRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Boston.com

    "The state of our city is strong and getting stronger," Mayor Marty Walsh said in his first State of the City address Tuesday night at Symphony Hall. There were details, of course; Walsh praised police work and his record on diversifying City Hall, announced efforts to promote Boston's technology industry, and spoke of building new schools across the city.

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