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Recycled Percussion

Junk rock, in simple terms, is rhythm found in the unexpected — a bucket, a barrel, a power tool. As a musical movement, it’s defined by creative sounds and high-energy performances. It was brought from its street roots to the stage by New Hampshire’s Recycled Percussion, the smash hit band now headlining on the Las… Read More

Alyson Aiello

Matters of Life & Beth – Ask and You Shall Receive

My wish to be a judge is granted – twice. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney You may recall from my November/December 2014 column about bucket lists that my top to-do was to be a part of a judging panel. Sharing this aspiration resulted… Read More

Beth Daigle

You Gotta Love Melissa Manchester

The snow let up long enough at the tail end of February to allow Grammy Award- winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester to spend some time at UMass Lowell. As Artist in Residence, Manchester taught three days of master classes, sharing her knowledge of the craft and “The Life.” Her time at the school culminated in a… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

Matters of Life & Beth – Shoe Night

Date night or bowling night or GNO (girls night out). Whatever you dub it or decide to do, we all should have reasons to get off the couch. This is especially true right now, during the cold winter months, when holing up in the house, wrapped in a blanket, seems like a preferable option. Breaking… Read More

Beth Daigle
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