Female in Rock: Engaging Males, Embracing Allies

*Guest post by Anna Rae ©2017.   *Illustration by Kip Lyall   Not long ago I was on a walk with a friend of mine who is a male musician. I was railing about the fact that young females are forced to think about adorning their bodies and pandering for male attention, while young males…

All Together Now, 3rd Installment

With the summer slowly rolling to an end the final installment of All Together Now approaches.  The showcase on August 27th at the Lily Pad in Cambridge is the third installation of a series of multimedia art events that have unfolded over the course of the summer starting last April.   The brainchild of local musician…

Nuit Blanche. Illuminus, Boston 2015

If the past summer has proven anything it’s that when art, science and innovation are brought together amazing things will happen. It was hard to know what to expect heading over towards Fenway Park around 7pm on October 10th.   I knew that art would be everywhere but that was pretty much it.  Turning the corner…

Georges Island & the Isle Arts Initiative

There are 34 islands and parks that make up the Boston Harbor Island National and State Park, which are in my humble opinion an under-appreciated and at times misunderstood local gem and part of our national legacy.   Growing up in the Boston area, I lucked out because I was able to visit the islands whenever I…

Pop-up: Franklin Park Art Grove

When it was announced that a Pop-up Art Grove in Franklin Park was planned for August, I was curious.  I’d never been to one of those, and it had certainly been years since I’d been to Franklin Park.  In all fairness even though it’s a beautiful public park with a Zoo and a golf course,…

Jamaica Plain Porchfest 2015

If Somerville Porchfest is a music festival then the Jamaica Plain Porchfest, or JP Porchfest, definitely felt like more of an all inclusive arts festival.  Now in it’s second year, JP Porchfest 2015 took place last Saturday July, 11 from 12 – 6PM.  Started as a spinoff of the Somerville Porchfest that began in 2011,…