Wednesday, April 10, 2013
MutualOne Charitable Foundation awards $5,000 to downtown Framingham art center.
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Wednesday, April 10
With its recent $5,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, the Amazing Things Arts Center in downtown Framingham will update its sound equipment to meet today’s standards for cable TV rebroadcasts, said Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president of MutualOne Bank and a trustee of the Charitable Foundation. The Foundation’s donation will be used to enhance and replace a digital sound board, microphones, and other sound-related equipment. Amazing Things produces more than 330 shows each year, attracting nearly 20,000 people of all ages and backgrounds. The Center offers a range of professional performances including musicals, classical vocals, modern dance, jazz, cabaret, big bands, and magic. The donation to the Amazing Things …
Monday, March 4, 2013
An art student at Mass College of Art created this snow statute Sunday in the Potter Road neighborhood.
Framingham resident Ian Anderson, an art student at Mass College of Art and a graphic design intern at Amazing Things Arts Center, created this Easter Island snow sculpture Sunday on Oakwood Court in the Potter Road neighborhood. *** Thanks for sharing your creation with Framingham Patch and our readers!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Selectmen and Board of Health scheduled to meet, Framingham Library fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen and Godspell auditions all featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Framingham Selectmen are scheduled to meet tonight at 7 in the Memorial Building. It is a short agenda. On tap is renewal of licenses and a report on the resident pilot parking study evaluation. 2. The Framingham Public Library is holding a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen in Natick. Bring the flyer attached to this report, order your favorite items, present the flyer to your server and the library will get 20% of your check. Can be used for dine in or take out orders. Saturday, the main Framingham Library held its annual Winter Arts & Crafts Fair. Views a slideshow from the event here…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Godspell auditions at Amazing Things, St. George Catholic Church's God of This City tour, library's Middle School Homework Center and teen advisory council's youth craft workshop featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. The main Framingham Library's Middle School Homework Center is open today from 3 to 6 p.m. On Saturday, the library's new teen advisory council organized a youth craft workshop, where students in grades 6-12 could attend and make free craft gifts for family and friends. 2. St George Catholic Church will host the GOD of THIS CITY TOUR Young adults, families, teens and the public are invited to this free event from 7 to 9 p.m. for an evening of live praise and worship music and Christian fellowship. Featuring is contemporary music, the guest speaker is Father Matt Williams. 3. Amazing Things …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The downtown arts center hopes to announce a new director in early 2013.
Amazing Things Arts Center's Board of Directors announced Friay founder and executive director Michael Moran, will retire at the end of 2012. "It was Michael Moran's vision that inspired us to establish this beautiful venue in the heart of downtown Framingham. Under his leadership, Amazing Things has a healthy balance sheet; a reach of 10,000+ households; a member base of 400+ families; is powered by 190 volunteers; produces 320+ shows annually in both visual and performing arts; and is home to a loyal base of performers and arts enthusiasts," said Roger Sturgis, incoming Board Chair-Elect. Moran's vision was the cornerstone of the Amazing Things mission to create a vibrant community where people from diverse backgrounds could meet, …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Watch to watch on TV for the Olympics, Labyrinth Shabbat, 3Vibe performance, and Styrofoam recycling event all featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Grace Congregational Church is holding a Styrofoam Recycling Event today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with ReFoamIt. Voluntary donations accepted. 2. First United Methodist Church is holding a church rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3. A Labyrinth Shabbat will be held at 10 a.m. 4. 3VIBE, an instrumental funk/jazz band will perform at Amazing Things Arts Center tonight at 8. Tickets $18. This is a beer & wine night at the Center, too. 5. The Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics was on TV Friday night. Did you enjoy it? What was your favorite part? Today is Olympic Fun Day…
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Brewery tour, crafters wanted, real estate class and award-winning singer-songwriter performance included in today's 5 Things column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Jack's Abby Brewing will hold tours and a tasting today from noon to 5 p.m. 2. There is a free Real Estate License Class today at 9 a.m. 3. Huge Crowd Friday night for the Friday night Summer Concert on the Green. Off the Hook entertained the crowd. Framingham Patch will have more photos and video on Monday! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Framingham Patch tent. 4. Jeff Pitchell, an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, and an actor, will take the stage tonight at 8 at Amazing Things Arts Center. Tickets for Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood are $25. 5. …
Friday, June 22, 2012
WEATHER UPDATE: The kickoff of the Concerts on the Green concert is cancelled Friday night, due to lightning.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation 1. UPDATE: The concert is cancelled tonight due to lightning. Original post: Tonight, if the weather cooperates, is the kickoff of the Concerts on the Green. Concerts begin at 6:30 at the Framingham Center Common, also known as the Village Green. Tonight's theme is Caribbean music featuring Coco Cabana. Stop by the Framingham Patch tent and say hello. We are proud to be a sponsor of the summer concert series for the second year in a row! To find out if the concert is cancelled due to bad weather, visit Framingham Patch Facebook or call 508-532-5488. 2. The new Open Spirit Center at Edwards Church …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Sorin Bica has a solo art show at Amazing Things Arts Center.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Check out the solo art show of Sorin Bica at Amazing Things Arts Center. 2. And consider stopping by Fountain Street Fine Art gallery for Competition/Fragmentation, a two-person art exhibit. Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. 3. Looking for something to do tonight? Check out Framingham Community Theater's production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple." But this version you won't find Felix and Oscar but instead Florence Unger and Olive Madison. Show starts at 8 tonight. Performances are at the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest. 4. Paul Rishell and Annie Raines take the stage at Amazing …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
With a lineup of accomplished musicians and a catalog of catchy songs that pay tribute to influential blues, gospel and country artists, the “Roots Ramble Tour” will showcase the band's fourth studio album.
After more than a two-and-a-half year hiatus, Americana Roots ensemble, The Mystix, will be bringing their Roots Ramble Tour to the Amazing Things Arts Center Friday, June 1, where they will be playing a benefit for the Center to help them continue to book all their great shows. With a lineup of accomplished musicians and a catalog of catchy songs that pay tribute to influential blues, gospel and country artists, the “Roots Ramble Tour” will showcase the band's fourth studio album, Mighty Tone. The album features guest artists, such as harp legend Jerry Portnoy, who has toured and recorded with Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton, and will join The Mystix onstage throughout the tour. “He’s a master showman,” says Jo Lily, guitarist and lead …