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he last time I parked in the garage on the UMass Medical campus, I crossed the street to the Duddie trauma center to visit my niece. On Tuesday, I turned left toward the gleaming Lazare research building to visit a friend, a hero and a few ghosts. My mother died in 1989 after a three-year fight with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease as it’s known. I had just graduated from college the year prior and had about a year as a working journalist under my belt. I don’t remember exactly when I met Dr. Robert Brown, as I’ve forgotten or blurred much of the details of my mom’s suffering and my mourning afterward. I do know that for more than 15 years since I’ve tried to raise spirits, money and awareness of ALS. And on Tuesday I was struck by how this has all wound its way to Worcester. I edited and designed a newsletter for the Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Association in the early ’90s, grateful then that my employer allowed me to use my Mac at the office after hours. I’ve since run events, donated advertising and marketing support and tried to network generous individuals and businesses with The Angel Fund, a Massachusetts charity that funnels money to Dr. Brown and his fight to cure this horrible, cruel disease. On more than one occasion I’ve heard Dr. Brown introduced as “the man that will someday cure ALS.” Though he’s relentlessly committed to the fight, he cringes at such introductions. I would think that those who rise daily and dare to literally change the world would need a decent-sized ego, but I never see any from Dr. Brown. I see a caring, brilliant man who cringes because he doesn’t want to disappoint. He gets to know patients and their families. He sees radiant smiles and strong legs wither away and he sees the toll it takes on loved ones. My career path led me to Worcester Mag less than two years ago, or roughly the same time Dr. Brown decided the ALS fight should be fought in Worcester, at UMass Medical and no longer in Boston. I’m growing to love this city. And the bond got a lot stronger this week when I drove down Shrewsbury Street, turned left toward UMass and soon witnessed the spring in Dr. Brown’s step. ALS killed Sheila Duggan Charter before she could hold my kids. It’s taken many others in the Worcester area and left our corner of the world a darker place. But over on the banks of the Quinsig, inside a growing lab, there’s a hero with a team that’s gaining on the killer. We’re proud – I’m proud – to tell his story. — Gareth Charter, Publisher

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One-lane road Democratic Convention is the tunnel; primary season the light at the end

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Top 10 Worcester employee wages t the state Republican look like the minimum salary of professional convention in April at the DCU baseball players. Public workers might not Center, rumors and innuendo be eligible for arbitration after five years of service time, but Quinn Bill income seems swirled around the races for governor pretty sweet. -2 and lieutenant governor, with the outspoken Christy Mihos going head-toMassachusetts black bears are head with Charlie Baker for 15 percent believed to be shy and nonthreatening. of the delegates, while many wondered Good news for picnickers. +1 if an eleventh hour entry would take on Richard Tisei in the lieutenant People still freak out when coming in governor’s race. contact with bears. Don’t feed the bears. Granted, neither of these worked out Or scare them. Or try to take them home – Mihos fell well below the 15-percent after an automobile collision. That’s not threshold of delegate votes needed to cool. Deer only. -2 print his name on the governor’s race Worcester Historical Commission primary ballot, and that dark horse agrees to waive its demolition delay challenger never materialized against ordinance to allow the razing of the former Tisei. But the big story ended up being Crompton & Knowles factory on Grand that there were big stories before and Street. There are plenty more historical after the convention, a necessity in the buildings in Worcester, and a $700,000 war to generate buzz. The Democratic convention is looking state grant that needs to be committed by Sept. 1 is money in the bank. A brand at a very different scenario, especially spanking new bank. +1 for the party’s top two positions. Thanks to Grace Ross’ inability to pick up the Celtics to meet Lakers in the NBA 10,000 signatures needed to address the title game for the 12th time. With an all- convention and battle for 15 percent of time record of 9-2 in title games against the delegates, Governor Deval Patrick L.A., will the good guys triumph and bring has a smooth cruise to the nomination. an 18th NBA championship home? +2 Same goes for Lt. Governor Tim Murray, who faces no challenger on his way to The state Alcoholic Beverages the ballot. Control Commission decides not But this doesn’t mean controversy, to rescind the beer and wine license it drama and petty gossip won’t be found. granted to Wine Nation Feb. 23, despite an appeal from local package store Judging by a letter sent from party owners. Don’t worry package stores, we chair John Walsh to attendees of this only drink wine on special occasions. You year’s convention at the DCU Center, the Democrats are looking for a fight. won’t see any less of us. +1 Outlining the work the governor and The state Senate revokes a lieutenant governor have done during Democratic-led provision to limit state the past four years and noting that benefits for illegal immigrants and they’re unchallenged within the party, passes a stronger Republican version. Walsh set his sights on Independent Immigration issue solved. -2 gubernatorial candidate and current

State Treasurer Tim Cahill. “In much different circumstances, the office of State Treasurer will have no incumbent as the current State Treasurer abandoned the party last summer.” he wrote. “We have an opportunity to put a professional Democrat in that office; one who will carry out these important duties and reflect our values.” And so with a pot shot the convention starts. We wouldn’t want it any other way. After speaking to some insider sources and those in the know, Worcester Mag has come up with the outsider’s inside guide to this year’s

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n a convention where four of the six offices are going unchallenged, including governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of the commonwealth and attorney general, what else is there to be excited about? Plenty, especially when it involves current Worcester County Sheriff and state auditor candidate Guy Glodis. In a three-way primary race for


{ citydesk } with bullets soaked in pig blood, has popped up again in newspapers – most notably in a recent issue of The Boston Phoenix. Especially without a governor or lieutenant governor primary race to focus on, Glodis should be worried that major publications like The Boston Globe pick up on his background, says one party source. There are also rumors that he’s been working the gay delegates “like crazy,” knowing that’s where he’s most vulnerable. Neither Bump nor Glodis can rely too much on the unions, either. Harris Gruman, executive director of the SEIU Massachusetts State Council said the group won’t be endorsing in the auditor’s race until after the primary, calling a February debate between the candidates “inconclusive.” According to Gruman, 100 members of the SEIU will be delegates, but have not been instructed on whom to vote for. The final line, however, comes down to Glodis and his ties to Worcester County. In talking about Worcester’s inferiority complex regarding Boston politics, Barron says people will rally behind the sheriff. “A candidate for statewide office from the region, people really rally around them,” he notes.

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auditor (incumbent Joe DeNucci will not be seeking re-election) that also includes newcomer Mike Lake and Suzanne Bump, all three are the first to say they are the underdog, despite Glodis’ huge base in Central Massachusetts and a campaign fund hovering around $500,000 and Bump’s ties to organized labor (she served as Patrick’s head of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development from early 2007 until late 2009). But still, experts are picking Glodis to win over the delegates. Matt L. Barron, of MLB Research Associates and the chair of the Chesterfield Democratic Town Committee, believes that none of the three are gunning for an overwhelming victory at the convention and instead will go after their 15 percent and move on to the primary. The bigger question, says a source within the party, is: “Who finishes second?” Each candidate has his or her knocks. Lake is seen as young and inexperienced, while Bump could find that her ties to Patrick’s administration actually weigh her down. Glodis’ skeletons are known in the Worcester area, but he could see some blowback if other parts of the state learn more about his atrocious record on voting for gay rights and inflammatory comments about other politicians, including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Perhaps Glodis’ worst gaffe, a flier he circulated around the State House when he was a state senator in 2003 regarding General Jack Pershing and his execution of Muslim extremists in the Philippines

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He also credits Glodis’ “old school� mentality and personality, saying that Glodis is known for sending out thank you notes and making personal phone calls to supporters. “That rocks people’s world,� says Barron. “People constantly underestimate Guy,� says our insider, but, he adds, “he’s never lost an election.� Even the position for state treasurer has some ins and outs that make it worth watching. In a showdown between Steve Grossman, currently chairman of the Grossman Marketing Group in Somerville, and Steve Murphy, a Boston city councilor-at-large, Grossman is the favorite. He entered the race first and his history as head of both the state and national Democratic Committees give him a boost. But that doesn’t mean Murphy should be counted out. “Not only will Murphy get 15 percent, I think he’ll do better,� says Barron. “I’m not hearing a lot of enthusiasm for Grossman.� According to Barron, Grossman’s Dem-boosting history could be offset by past donations to Republicans, citing

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their reputations for standing up for Israel. The problem, however, is those same candidates had bad records – from the Democrats’ viewpoint – on the environment and women’s rights. “That might be something that rears its head again,� Barron says. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Murphy does something with that.� Barron also believes either one will match up well with Republican nominee State Rep. Karyn Polito (R-Shrewsbury), who has targeted large pensions as an area she wants to mop up. “A lot of state workers are retired and on pensions,� says Barron, and a lot of them are voters.

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ust because Patrick and Murray are unopposed, that doesn’t mean they’ll keep a low profile. Murray has been active during the last couple weeks hammering Tisei over saying that he’d still be involved in his real estate firm if he won the Lieutenant governor job in November. Tisei later clarified his statement to say that he was retaining

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season is up for debate. One source says while it’s good to be seen with party regulars, it doesn’t guarantee victory. “[You] shake hands and go home. What more can you do?� John Brissette, who is on the party’s list of Worcester chairs and who will be running production for the event, disagrees. “I think it helps these people, I think it’s important,� he said, adding that a couple hundred people from the 1st and 2nd Worcester districts will be there – important people to sway over to any candidate’s side of the race. A lot of legislative and county races make connections for fundraising at the convention, says Barron, but after shaking hands and making the rounds there’s not much left to do but head for the door. But for any candidate – no matter if he or she is there to stump or there to speak – the convention is just another pass-through on the way to primary season. As Barron puts it, it’s like “driving into a narrow tunnel, and then you go into a six lane super highway to the primary.�

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{ worcesteria } school administration recently hired David Perda as the district’s Chief Accountability Officer. Perda joins WPS from the Institute of Education Sciences and Massachusetts Department of Education. Perda is most definitely a numbers guy and has published or co-published works on the need for schools and school districts to become more reliant on hard data in making decisions on curriculum, resources and instruction. Another paper he co-authored, “The Status of Teaching as a Profession,” wrestles with the question of whether or not teachers are “professionals” or “semi-professionals” compared to other occupations. Using salary, autonomy and specialization as guidelines, he argues that the more private a school is the less “professionalized” its teachers are. On the flipside, he finds that the more “professionalized” teachers feel, the better the results for the schools … Contrast him with newly approved teachers union head Leonard Zalauskas, who addressed the city council Tuesday night in front of a packed audience of teachers. Earlier in the evening he wore a sign reading “I want the Brian Allen raise.” … A rumor coming out of the schoolside of the city is that Worcester Public Schools is applying for a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but the district did not return a reporter’s phone call asking what it would be used for.

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A LINE SPACE MAKES: There will be plenty of subplots to follow at this weekend’s Massachusetts Democratic Convention, but one small formatting error on the Massachusetts Democratic Party Web site is attention-worthy. On the list of parties happening this weekend, following the details of Guy Glodis’ bash at Viva Bene, there’s a line that reads “Kick off the Denocratic [sic] State Convention with a celebration for Equality!” With a number of the other parties and candidates, this might seem like a natural (typo-ridden) phrase, but Glodis is still very much remembered around Massachusetts for voting against same-sex marriage or civil unions while holding legislative office. Glodis has, however, said that he has since changed his mind and that he was only voting the way his constituency would have wanted. Still, that line makes more sense one line-break down, leading into the MassEquality and the Human Rights Campaign’s “The Do Ask, Do Tell Party” at 86 Winter. There’s also a matter of that unfortunate typo…

TEA TIME: Not to be outdone by the influx of Democrats this weekend, the Worcester Tea Party will hold a candidates’ forum on Saturday morning. Slated to attend are Charlie Baker, Kamal Jain (running for state auditor), Lew Evangelidis, Karyn Polito, Bill Campbell (running for secretary of the commonwealth) and Jen Cassie (running for governors council).

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Worcester County Sheriff candidate Lew Evangelidis did has made Frank Beshai very angry. Beshai, who was a late entry into the sheriff’s race as a Republican candidate in April, said that, at the time, Evangelidis and him we’re still friendly despite a looming primary battle—that is, until Beshai dropped out of the race two weeks later. All seemed well and good after that, until Beshai announced he was throwing his support behind Democrat Scot Bove and took a jab at Evangelidis in a press release, writing “I want people to know that there is no Republican in this race that has what it takes to effectively run the prison in our backyard.” Accusations started flying this week about who offered/asked who for a job, with Evangelidis’ camp saying Beshai asked for a job at the prison in return for his endorsement. Beshai returned the volley on Tuesday evening, writing another press release charging that Evangelidis actually reached out to him to set up a meeting asking for advice in how to run the jail.

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even women, one full bath – no full-length mirrors. That’s what awaited us in Chatham this past weekend. Five English teachers (and a couple of chicks with other interests besides shortening runon sentences and sparking in teens an interest in Iago’s motives) descended on the pristine Cape Cod town for a Memorial Day respite. It was the weekend we’ve been counting down since May of ’09, when the weather wasn’t with us and Bacchus overstayed his welcome. Last year, the rain never quit and the temps hovered around 50, forcing us to live in jeans and sweatshirts while warming our insides with Pinot Grigio. This time the sky was cloudless, the sun was blazing – and the threat of wearing bathing suits was suddenly very real. Women are funny creatures: We’ll share our life stories with virtual strangers, distribute advice as

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freely as a Pez dispenser and offer roll-on deodorant to the sister who forgot to pack her own, but when it comes to unveiling our shapes after a long winter, we become more shy than virginal brides on wedding night. Winter is harsh and cruel and disingenuous. It lulls us with the comforts of gravy-laden meats, garliclaced mashed potatoes, hot toddies and holiday treats made of three ingredients: sugar, butter and chocolate. Winter wraps its arms around us and whispers seductively in our frost-bitten ears: “Let me make it all better with a truffle. I can make it all go away with chips made from the finest spuds and hummus held snugly in a hollowed-out loaf of fresh bread. Trust me … you won’t regret it.” At least not until May. That’s when we squeeze ourselves into swimwear that looked so much better last summer. Has a whole year really passed since we stood in the fitting room, twisting on the balls of our feet in front of three mirrors, trying to ascertain from which angle we looked more slender? Where does the time go when we’re tossing back handfuls of red and green peanut M&Ms? But we are wonderfully supportive even if our underwires aren’t – even if we are lying through our teeth when we tell one another we look fabulous in suits that appear to have lost some elasticity while stored away. Making matters worse is the age differential of those involved – two 50-pluses and five 30 and unders. Oh, our complaints are not exactly

the same – it will a few more decades before “lunchlady arms” become a reality for those weaned on Jackass and The Real World – and worrying about the sturdiness of a bikini string is no longer on the list for at least two of us. But it’s a curious thing, how insecure we all become about our bodies. Clever educated women with careers and ambition cower when the suitcase flips open to reveal the revealing. Go figure. I predict we’ll be eating “healthy” for lunch this week, even though the season of cook-outs has officially begun. We’ll try try try to turn away from potato and pasta salads, from burgers slathered in melting cheese, from the siren song that is Pinecroft Dairy’s moose tracks ice cream, Ronnie’s Fried Clams and Hot Dog Annie’s chili-drenched wieners. We’ll cover our eyes and pinch our noses when the neighbors roast a pig in the pit they fashioned just for the occasion. (The other white meat shouldn’t smell so good if it isn’t any good for us, but that’s another rant for another day.) And just as we did this weekend, we’ll wiggle and squirm our way into spandex suits with industrialstrength panels because what the hell – it’s summer, and it is better to look good than to feel good, no? Hey, while you’re up, pass me that Corona Light, but skip the pretzels, will ya? I’m watching my weight. Janice Harvey can be reached at editorial@worcestermag.com

Letters Gary Rosen needs to think big

The problem with Worcester is that it has a very “smalltown,” parochial attitude about everything. Political leaders, for instance, often concentrate on being well-known and well-regarded among those who they grew up with, instead of being principled advocates of a vision which is bigger than our individual selves. Leadership is about being right – the kind of right where, one or two centuries from now, history looks back and holds your judgment to be correct. That is what good leaders, including political ones, get right. For Worcester to succeed, a new order is required. This does mean, as Gary Rosen says (“Say it ain’t so, Joe!,” issue of May 27), that local municipal public unions must be checked. Every municipal employee clearly needs to pay 25 percent of their health insurance and pensions must be more contained.

And we’ve yet to see a civilian flagger (instead of two or three police officers) at all the public works sites around town funded by federal stimulus and state money. But the basic idea is to look outward to join, compete and succeed in what our country and world is becoming. City Council voting, for example, to support the military dropping Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell both because it violates a fellow citizen’s human rights and because Worcester’s youth serve in that military, is not bad. It’s good. If you don’t like what your counselor voted for, vote them out. Don’t complain that they do not have a right to have Worcester tally a vote and be a part of the world. Rule 33, which prohibited such votes, was passed to “protect” city counselors from having to take “hard” votes (meaning votes that are controversial and make counselors take a position that both pleases and angers some voters). Being voted out of office because your vote of conscience was disagreed with is not the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Big Deal. If the city and country are not ready to move with you, so be it – better than being a crowd pleasing sycophant.

We don’t just need trains to Boston, we need a superhighway to becoming a vital American city, like Seattle, Portland (both of them), Providence, Northampton, Portsmouth, San Antonio, Charlotte, Newport, Santa Barbara, Philadelphia, etc. We need to make ourselves into a destination that people with skills, creativity and ambition want to join. Joe O’Brien’s is a new way of leading the city, while Gary Rosen’s way is what has brought us to where we are now: not bad, but not good enough. R A N DY FELDMAN Worcester

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Posted by “Wally Hersee” on STURBRIDGECOMMON.COM: Now, I am not any more absent minded than I have been my entire life. When I have something on my mind, it doesn’t make room for things that were already there, or should be added. Lists are important to me. Always have been. They are a good way to stay ahead of creditors, family birthdays, vacation plans, and on top of projects around the house. When we first moved into this old house I kept a running list, and accomplished a great deal of items on those lists, but for some reason over the past year, I got away from that age old practice.

know it was coming. Hopper was one of those rare celebrities who actually lived in Los Angeles, who took an interest in its affairs and happenings. His support of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center springs immediately to mind, but there were other arts and charitable organizations that he lent his support to. At a time when the city of Los Angeles is seriously threatening its arts and charitable organizations, it’s deeply affecting to think of the loss of a fine actor who actually cared about his community, and who worked to make it better.

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Uphill battle THE LEADING FIGHT AGAINST ALS IS TAKING PLACE RIGHT HERE IN WORCESTER Jeremy Shulkin

No two cases are exactly alike. Sometimes it starts with tripping, stumbling or a loss of control over one limb. Sometimes speech is the first to go—slurred words, a more nasal tone of voice—followed by trouble swallowing and difficulty moving the tongue. Eventually, these symptoms worsen and converge. Often

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times rapidly. Muscles throughout the body weaken, motor skills diminish, control over actions as rudimentary as breathing and swallowing disappears as motor neurons in the brain and spine weaken and die. The five senses remain as sensitive as they have always been. Cognitive abilities, for the most part, go untouched. The parts of the brain that do the

thinking, reasoning and rationalizing continue to fire synapses rapidly, moving information as quickly as they always have while the body slowly shuts down. The average length of time a person lives while this happens to them—after they’ve been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis—is three to five years. ST E V E N KI N G

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It’s difficult to live with, maddening to see and nearly baffling to treat. The disease was made famous when New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig was diagnosed in 1939. Seven decades later there are the same number of FDA-approved drugs for treatment as there are baseball teams Gehrig played for: one. And at best all it does is prolong life for a few months without halting the progression of the symptoms. But at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, investments in genetics and life sciences may be removing some of the hopelessness surrounding one of life’s most debilitating diseases. In a lab with a team of 15 researchers (and another 40 to 50 in corresponding departments), fruit flies, mice and millions of cells, DNA samples and genomes, Dr. Robert Brown has methodically made a number of breakthroughs in isolating the causes of ALS and other adult onset brain degenerative diseases. “The brain has an iron curtain around it,” says Brown during a recent tour of his lab. “A blood-brain barrier. It’s a serious hurdle to treating any brain disease.” Dr. Brown moved from Cambridge to Worcester because he thought more opportunities presented themselves here, proving that prestige and setting take a back seat to innovation and effort when it comes to such research. As he says, it’s his job to “be aware of anything out there in the great globe that may help.” Today the greatest innovation in ALS research is coming from Dr. Brown’s lab in the UMass medical complex at 55 Lake Ave. During the tour, Brown speaks in a quiet tone of voice, quieter than you’d expect for someone standing about 6 feet tall. But the gray mustache suits him perfectly. His work focuses on the research

aspect of treating disease, but you could imagine his bedside manner wins his patients over quickly. Slowly, he and his team have been chipping away at that barrier and even finding ways around it. “Our theme is to use genetics to try and understand ALS,” he says. Calling it “gene hunting,” Brown explores the human genome looking for specific spots where damaged genes, or the proteins they make, could be a future problem. “All of us have thousands of variations in our genes and all set the stage for disease,” he says, explaining that any gene could break down and create a damaged protein, which in turn damages a specific part of the body. “We’ve been lucky enough to find a few ALS genes,” he says, adding that there are a few more in the pipeline. His work has also benefited by huge leaps in technology. “Genetics can lead you to a gene without knowing what the gene is or what it does,” he says. Scientists continued on page 12

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2003 it had taken 13 years and cost $3 billion. With that specific focus, Brown has the ability to manipulate individual genes, eventually hoping to fix or turn off the damaged ones that destroy the body. In the lab nitrogen-filled canisters contain the DNA of ALS patients and healthy patients, which the researchers compare. Some of the DNA is donated by people who are aware of a family history of ALS. “In familial cases we know what gene causes the disease,� he says. (“Brown identified in 1993 the first gene linked to

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turn them off. This is done by putting a sick protein or gene into one “grandpa� mouse egg (fruit flies and fish are also used). This creates “transgenic� mice that pass down the defect from offspring to offspring, allowing researchers to test drugs, gene therapy and stem cell treatments. This is the kind of work that brought Brown from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital to Worcester and UMass in 2008; here he has the ability to perform the therapeutic work that he’s tested in the lab. It also helped that with all the gene therapy work happening at UMass, he’d be able to work closely with researchers studying Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases. “One thing we all really believe here is insights into one disease provides insights into others,� he says, while calling the setup “scientific nirvana.� It also united him with Dr. Craig Mello,

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UMass Medical School’s Nobel-winning scientist whose work on RNA may provide an important link to Brown’s own research. “His research really puts Worcester on the map for scientific innovation,” says Worcester native James McManus, an active member in the ALS fundraising world whose brother Steven died of the disease in 2007. “For those of us who grew up in Worcester in the 1970s, we hoped that UMass would become what it is today: a center for healthcare and

medical research.” The move didn’t come without controversy, however. Brown is very careful when talking about it so his words won’t be misconstrued or misunderstood, and colleagues of his have chosen not to comment on his jump from Harvard to UMass. Brown simply believes the opportunity to perform gene therapy in a lab and on patients was something he couldn’t pass up—not to mention UMass’ concerted effort to focus on gene therapy, proven by its recent successes using it to

Mouse cortical neurons, stained with green fluorescent dye fix retinal degeneration. But people notice when your work becomes internationally known. “As long as I’ve been in the field he’s been one of the leaders,” says Lucie Bruijn, senior vice president of research and development at the ALS Association, a nonprofit that provides funding for ALS research. “Certainly treatments that come will be attributed to his work.” “It’s going to take a lot of hard work to make progress, but you need the tools,” offers McManus. “Dr. [Michael] Collins and Dr. Brown have the tools: the technology and the people.” Brown also seems to have the temperament. “The old cliché is Lou Gehrig patients are the nicest in the world,” he says. “You would expect to see a lot of depression and suicidality, but you see resilience, fight, courage. Attitudes you’d never guess given what the disease does.” Catherine McNamara, who met Brown after a neurologist referred her to him in April of 2009 to confirm she had ALS, can attest to the other side of the doctor’s work: patient care. “I found Dr. Brown to be very thorough, [a] gentleman, [a] quiet man. You know he deeply cares,” she says. Although McNamara can’t participate in Brown’s

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studies because she has no ride out to Boston, she still sees him every eight weeks for therapy. She is how Brown describes the cliché. Over the phone it’s difficult to make out her words, but she laughs at the miscommunication. “Women understand me better,” she says. In person it’s clear her movement has also been restricted, but she has sharp eyes, fast reactions and lively expressions. McNamara knows the facts as well. She balks at the idea that ALS is not a very common disease. “It’s not as rare as one would think,” she says. “The numbers are smaller because everyone dies,” and it happens soon after diagnosis, normally between three to five years. She also points out that her case is not familial, so the disease caught her completely by surprise. “I never would have thought this,” she says. “Cancer. Stroke. Not ALS.” She also made an educated decision about medication. The one FDA-approved drug, riluzole, she says costs about $900 a month and insurance doesn’t pay for much of it. Besides, she says, “it prolongs the worst months of your life anyway.” But if she could, she’d participate in one of Brown’s studies, which still take continued on page 14

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continued from page 13 place in Boston. “He always tells me [about them]. On every visit he brings it up.” She does understand, also, that the more Brown is able to do the better ALS fundraisers and associations will be at fundraising—something she believes is important especially because of the misconception that it strikes so few people. But the funding is coming in, and Brown’s influence has cropped up around the country. Wakefield, Mass.-based The Angel Fund has thrown itself behind his research. As for Brown, giving these organizations credit helps patients as well. “The other piece of all this is patients. At the end of the day the point of all this is to slow terrible diseases like ALS,” he says. “This is a disease with no treatment and all individuals eventually succumb. It means a lot to affected individuals to find out that there are centers dedicated to this.” Currently, Brown has oversight on four to five trials all over the country, each one focusing on a different way to attack ALS, from turning off bad genes to a stem cell trial with somewhere around 30 patients. Each trial typically lasts two to three years. “A silver lining to the disease is you can see an impact right away. If you have a drug that slows the course of the disease

you can see [it‘s effect] immediately,” he points out. And the important symbolism of having centers dedicated to the disease isn’t lost on McManus either. “When Steven was diagnosed in 2005, there was basically no promising therapies available,” says McManus. “The prospect of having clinical research trials does provide hope for families and for patients.” Hope is all people have to go on for now. Nothing is guaranteed, especially in the current trials. Any successes over the next couple years will be the equivalent of removing chunks of the metaphorical blood-brain barrier, not completely knocking it down. But for those who suffer from ALS or who have seen loved ones succumb to the disease, the fact that some of the smartest people on the planet have dedicated their jobs to finding some way to stop the disease should bring some comfort, even if they might not live to see it.

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he plays with The Bay State Houserockers on other nights around the city. The two will come together this night at Nick’s, as James incorporates his honkytonk piano S T E VE N K I NG

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endeavors. “I’ve always been drawn to perform full time. My whole life, through school … I knew there was a reason, a pull. It’s just what I do.” A guitar player since the age of 11, James, now 35, started playing the piano at the Hotel Vernon on a whim. “It’s kind of funny … I wasn’t even a piano player – I knew just one song – but the guys at the Vernon said they were going to book a gig with me on piano, and I just giggled and said, ‘Oh yeah, go ahead’ and they did!” With just two weeks to learn a set – booked on his birthday, no less – James embarked upon a yearlong journey of live, public learning sessions every Sunday. “Playing every week forced me to just get better,” says James. Upon returning from Nashville one day, James entered the Vernon to learn a new Hammond B3 act had replaced his regular gig. So he shuffled on down Millbury Street to Nick’s, where another two years of Sunday Honky Tonk Piano continued. Millbury St. Shuffle was recorded last November in one evening at Nick’s, with 15 tracks laid down that night – just the man and his piano – with 13 tracks making the final release. “I went over my song list that I had been doing for a period of time, between The Hotel Vernon and Nicks, and I figured I had about 150 songs of just piano stuff, so I just picked the best from that list.” With 12 of the songs cover tunes, the material is often culled from the lesser known songs of the era. “I have an original song called “Millbury St. Shuffle” … a great boogie woogie instrumental track, but other than that I have a lot of covers. I stayed away from popular covers and tried to focus on the great tracks – like Jerry Lee Lewis’ “All Night Long” – that never gets any notice at all,” explains James. Whether it’s on stage or on your iPod, catching Jason James live is like an infusion of jump ’n jive for your soul. Catch him live at Nick’s, 124 Millbury St., June 10 with the equally talented James Keyes opening at 7:30 p.m. and Jason James & The Bay State Houserockers at 8:30 p.m. Purchase a CD to bring the sound home and then come back next Sunday. You know he’ll be at Nick’s waiting for you. Learn more about Worcester’s hardest working jam man at myspace.com/ jasonjamesandthebaystatehouserockers or jasonjames.ws.


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Rutland native Andrea Ajemian hardly remembers 1982, but like many who were just entering their teens later in the decade, she does remember the music that was born during that era.

“When I was in high school, everybody was crazy for New Kids on the Block,” she recalled. Ajemian, who graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in 1993, admits she wasn’t much into the music scene in college; she was too busy preparing for a career in film, with some business thrown in. It’s a path that has led her to producing, where her business education and experience comes in handy. When she heard John Artigo’s idea for a film about the boy bands of the 1980s, she jumped at the chance to produce it. Artigo’s vision – a comedy about a high school quarterback who leaves it all behind to turn his heavy metal band into the first boy band – had everything Ajemian likes: fun, nostalgia and opportunities for young musicians and for teenage actors to get a foot in the door.

But it also had its challenges. Neither Artigo nor Ajemian were musicians. “John and I were at a loss when we came up with this concept and put the script together,” Ajemian said. “We said, ‘we can’t pull this movie off without a real music person.’” Enter Kaz Gamble. Gamble grew up in Worcester but was pretty far away from home pursuing (with great success) a music career of his own. He came home for a visit and was presented by his parents with a newspaper clipping about the movie. They were looking for someone just like him. It was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Gamble had recently spent some time DJing oldies, so he admits the music of the 1980s was fresh in his mind. But the task was daunting: come up with 20 original songs with the boy band feel. “I went to film school, so I knew that making a film is a lot of work,” he said. “And it’s always harder than you think it’s going to be.” Gamble went at it full bore. He researched extensively and then did what

seemed impossible: produced modern music with an ’80s feel, and without the modern methods to prevent the modern sound from creeping in. Harder than it sounds, he admits. After accepting that he’d have to ditch a lot of the modern methods he was so familiar with, he faced the task of trying to replace them. “You can’t believe, audio production has evolved so much since the ’80s,” he says. “It’s so out of fashion, so you can’t even get a lot of those sounds.” Gamble couldn’t even find information online about mixing techniques; he went to the library to find a 1980s book about mixing to guide him. Gamble wasn’t just writing music to sound like the 1980s; some themes were meant for older characters, whose music was from another era. And to be authentic, he realized that he’d have to take into account all the influences of the 1970s as well. He’s feeling confident that he’s achieved the goal: Folks who’ve previewed the movie think some of his songs are authentic to the era, not new imitations. The movie has plenty of local appeal. Besides set at the fictional Worcester High School, it was filmed entirely in Worcester County. Also, besides Ajemian and Gamble, several local actors and musicians get their screen time with the bigger stars: Recent Wachusett Regional High School grads Nina Genatossio and Ryan Letourneau got to work beside One Tree Hill star Michael Copon and well-knowns E-Knock, Lorenzo Hooker III, Robert Hoffman, Ryan Hansen and Ming Na. Mixing locals with Hollywood types is part of what makes the film so satisfying to Ajemian. “In Worcester County, kids in that age group don’t get the opportunities to work as they do in L.A. or Boston or New York,” she said. BoyBand: Breakin’ through in ’82 opens Friday, June 4, at Showcase Cinema North for a week’s run. An afterparty at 9 p.m. ($7 cover) at Gilrein’s, 802 Main St., Worcester, will feature composer Kaz Gamble, who wrote the movie’s 20 original songs, as DJ, spinning 1980s music as well as the film’s soundtrack. boybandmovie.com.

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Dark World Gallery will open the highly anticipated exhibition of work by author/illustrator and Worcester native Bret M. Herholz on June 5. Strychnine & Spaghetti Strand Slipknots: Artwork from the Arsenic Pen runs until June 30.

The show features more than 20 works of black-ink illustrations and original drawings from the artist’s picture novellas. Since 2005, Herholz has published five books within the mystery/graphic novel category through Alterna Comics, including The Spaghetti Strand Murder and The Adventures of Polly and Handgraves: A Sinister Aura, a story loosely adapted from a crime that occurred in Spencer, Massachusetts in 1899. Herholz is the creator of the infamous femme fatale the Black Widow, who first appeared in a British-style theatrical romance he wrote for Worcester’s First Night, plus the clever Worcester detective Polly Plum and her trusted valet Montgolfier Handgraves. When he’s not drawing, writing and

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publishing, the 34-year-old Herholz is a faculty member at the Worcester Art Museum where he teaches drawing and does outreach in the Worcester Public Schools. Dark World curator Jonathan Hansen met Herholz at Central Mass Roller Derby’s Stitches, Needles and Guns, a venue for contemporary neo-folk craft. He explained, “I’m always looking for something outof-the ordinary from what we’ve shown previously. Bret’s illustrations, featuring suspense and mystery, struck me.” Herholz is a graduate of the Savanna College of Art and Design. He began his comic career experimenting with typical comic book strips until he arrived at his current graphic style. “I’ve always been interested in expressing stories without words,” he said. His drawing manner honors the form of iconic Edward Gorey, while his writing format pays respect to classic mystery romances as exemplified by the work of Arthur Conan Doyle. Herholz explained, “When I discovered Gorey I was relieved because I felt a strong kinship with him in terms of technique. Gorey has a flat drawing style and that’s how I was already drawing, plus I’ve always been attracted to English-style decadence. My other influence is Aubrey Beardsley, and of course I’m a big fan of

Charles Addams and his humor. It’s no secret that I love Sherlock Holmes.” He’s a connoisseur of classic silent film melodrama, Film Noir, theatrical presentations, British comedy and mystery, outrageous costumes and is an appreciator of the repressed eroticism and decadence of the late-Victorian and Edwardian upper-class. He explores all these themes and many more through narrative story telling, using quick, witty and oftentimes repetitive British-like drawingroom dialogue. Through his artwork Herholz reveals the mannerism and tone of the period. From Gorey, the artist borrows the stylized elongated figures; and from Beardsley’s influence he incorporates the use of dark shading, along with sharper figurative elements which gives the forms a more sinister look overall. There is also a touch of contemporary macabre master Tim Burton. Herholz’s humor is sinister, layered, mysterious; less playful than Gorey, subtle in its violence and lacking the obvious sensuality of Beardsley’s Art Nouveau manner. Dark World Gallery’s lively and mysterious atmosphere is the perfect venue for Herholz’s illustrations. The fans of Herholz are often as entertaining as the art itself. Join the mystery and meet the artist at the opening reception 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 5. Copies of Herholz’s books will be available for purchase and signed on the spot by the author. Dark World Gallery is located at 179 Grafton St. in Worcester. Parking is located behind the building. Learn more about Bret M. Herholz at herbertzohl.blogspot.com; and preview Dark World Gallery at darkworldgallery.com.


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This is supposed to be a brand new kind of horror film. They’ve taken a strange, frightening concept and supposedly made it scarier, ostensibly because it exists as a plausible reality in the rapidly growing field of gene splicing. As far as filmmaking goes, however, Splice is far from groundbreaking. The film does seem at first like it could at least be a sturdy vehicle, built for speed, boasting two sleek leads: Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, as well as some flashy visual effects. But the script takes the wrong exit off the horror highway and sinks hopelessly into the swamps of unintentional humor. Brody and Polley play Clive and Elsa, charisma-free science dorks who are partners in an experimental genesplicing enterprise and a longtime couple. They act like rock stars and conspicuously wear the kind of T-shirts you buy at Newbury Comics, but they are aging hipsters, stalked by impending concessions to maturity and responsibility, especially the issue of parenthood. And so Clive builds a puppet out of wood, and it becomes a real boy … wait. Wrong film. They construct a giant human out of dead body parts and use electricity from a lightning storm to … no that’s not it either. It’s easy to get these things confused. What they actually do is splice up some human and animal tissue to create a little mutant child, along the way breaking every legal and ethical code there is. At first the baby is meant to be frightening, and then, as she grows, cute. For a little while we get lighthearted sitcom-esque jabs at this weird science domesticity they’ve stumbled into, what with their adorable little mutant Eraserhead baby. There is a scene where the “parents” have unbelievably bad sex on a couch (somehow they manage to do it without removing a single stitch of

clothing), while their bald “child” Dren (Delphine Chaneac), now teenager-sized and looking like Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta but with hooves, watches and learns. They take her out to an abandoned farm in the country that Elsa conveniently owns, left to her by a crazy, abusive mother whom she is trying, with minimal success, not to emulate. Meanwhile the experiments they’ve been ignoring at the lab are being maintained by Clive’s even more slackerly woman-proof brother Gavin (Brandon McGibbon) who, in lieu of meaningful dialogue, the writers have given an annoying “double helix” handshake to build his character (sometimes “clever” details like that should be left on the cutting room floor). Anyway, the experiments go hideously wrong, as all experiments anywhere eventually do. Then Clive returns to the barn and … oh no, I’m not going to tell you. Having botched the subtle cultivation of tension needed for effective horror, director/ screenwriter Vincenzo Natali goes for something so deliciously and ludicrously over-the-top it has to be experienced, just to confirm that such a thing can still exist in a market infested with rote, by-the-book Hollywood fare. This scene is daring, but in the same way trying to balance on the railing of a suspension bridge is daring. In both cases it is a slack-jawed act of utter stupidity where the only discernible reward is to be able to say that you did it. So, Splice did it. Natali went there. God knows why. This isn’t exactly Antichrist, but at least when Lars Von Trier shows you Willem Dafoe’s bleeding wee wee, you cringe. It’s visceral, and it hurts to watch, but you take it seriously. When Natali’s script goes off the rails in that barn, and then later in a swamp, it is so idiotic that the only way you can react is to laugh. In the end, even though gene-splicing is a solid reality, you will find yourself swearing to the veracity of an episode of Family Guy long before you buy into any of this nonsense.

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Restaurants have character. Every single eatery, diner, restaurant, late night truck stop you have ever been to has some measure of personality that reflects upon the people and establishment. When running into a restaurant that boasts multiple themes, that character meets a challenge. For eateries such as Bauhinia in Shrewsbury, the blending of two cultures inside an old steakhouse building is extra difficult. There becomes a need for cohesive character while accurately presenting Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Lola and I decided to investigate if the Asian dining experience showed a fusion

of food or multiple personality disorder. We arrived to the towering structure. Large wooden beams hold up the spacious facility, with bar area, sushi chefs, buffet setup and giant stone fireplace all visible. It is large, but decorated smartly and you never get that “warehouse” or “arena” vibe that could make similar restaurants feel empty. A pair of mile-long straws indicated our starting point, as a lightly sweet scorpion bowl for two, with all the typical fruits and alcohol from the staple drink, arrived to our table. The giant beverage was soon joined by orders of Crazy Maki and the aptly named Bauhinia Maki. The crazy version was a combination of crunchy shrimp tempura, cucumber, lettuce, and bright fish roe, served with a touch of spicy mayo. Nothing insane here, just well executed flavor profiles with a kiss of heat. Bauhinia Maki – hidden on the appetizer section of the menu – featured delectable pieces of deep fried spicy tuna cooked in a tempura batter and served with a light and creamy sauce. The crispy exterior transitioned smoothly into a fresh interior that enhanced the tuna that did

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not hide behind the deep fried shell. For the entrees, we turned west of Japan to the Chinese section of Bauhinia’s arsenal. Lola’s mind was set on the Sizzling Beef with Scallops. Fresh orbs of scallop and well cooked portions of beef sat between a vegetable medley of baby carrots, water chestnuts, peapods, chopped celery and mushrooms. The dark sauce offered a slightly salty addition to the plate, but for an item served “sizzling,” the flavor lacked any definitive sizzle. I chose the Chicken with Chinese Eggplant. Thin cutlets of chicken made for a graceful dancing partner with pillowsoft chunks of eggplant cooked in its tasty skin. Onions and peppers completed a

traditional taste that was a bit weak on the glazed sauce but still earned a thumbs up. The eggplant: simply sensational. We shared an additional order of pork fried rice that had a great proportion of vegetable to rice, including a rich deposit of bean sprouts. It was tasty and, like all dishes, tasted healthy and without a hint of grease. Dessert was nowhere to be found on the menu, but the amount of consumables that graced our table was more than enough to call it a day. Portions were fair, as reflected in the $59.55 bill after tax. Our waitress Susan was possibly the friendliest, timeliest, allaround best server Lola and I have had in years. She even shared personal recipe ideas for the summer, which will certainly be exercised on the Williams’ family grill soon. Whether a person or restaurant, character goes a long way. It could be oversimplified to classify Bauhinia as an Asian eatery. Lola and I saw a grounded, focused effort that has given the establishment a personality worth checking out. Japan meet China, China meet Japan. Hopefully the two will stay roommates for years to come.

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Summer Menu: There are waves of new seafood menu options at Northworks Bar & Grille, as well as Asian-infused dishes like stir-frys and sweet and sour chicken. New specials include $9.99 options Monday through Thursday including baked stuff shrimp and lobster and crabmeat pie. Don’t miss the 35cent peel-and-eat shrimp on Wednesday! Northworks Bar & Grille, 106 Grove St., Worcester. 508-755-9657.

Veggie Corner name change: Housed in the former Quan Yin’s restaurant, Veggie Corner opened in September of ’09 and this month makes a change once more as it joins the international franchise of Loving Hut. While the name and décor

{ recommended } The Lic’s Restaurant and Catering 51 Thompson Road. Webster 866-347-7841 A family restaurant with good food and excellent value, The Lic’s offers an extensive menu of comfort foods in an equally comforting and welcoming atmosphere. It’s a good place to bring family and friends for a casual get-together. A group can take advantage of the adjoining bowling alley, or plan ahead and make use of the banquet rooms for a larger gathering. The food is dependably good, and generously portioned and priced. Have a good time that lasts beyond paying the check. Pho Dakao 593B Park Ave., Worcester 508-756-7555 Warning: If you’re not familiar with Vietnamese food, don’t go stomping into Pho Dakao looking for greasy red spare ribs or poufs of tempura shrimp. That’s not to say you can’t enjoy a safe Asian meal, but rather, that you have a new world of options open to you. Subtle French influences on Vietnamese food abound, from bright fresh vegetables to carefully composed plates to layered blends of warm spices. Pho Dakao offers an excellent example of this healthful cuisine. The more daring should try the Seafood Fire Pot, a traditional Asian dish that allows the diner to simmer raw ingredients in broth at the table. Viva Bene Ristorante 144 Commercial St., Worcester 508-799-9999 viva-bene.com Viva Bene is an excellent date destination in the heart of Worcester entertainment district, right across the street from the Centrum and down the road from the Paladium and Irish Times. Dinner and dessert are top notch and include vegetarian friendly pasta choices. The ingredients are clearly high quality with attention to detail in flavor, texture, and appearance. Entrée options are filling and dessert is a must. To save some money, forego appetizers and look for online or mailed coupons. Sweet 305 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-373-2248 If you’re jonesin’ for something sweet, how can you go wrong than with a place called Sweet, the cherry on Shrewsbury Street’s sundae. The dessert bar behind the pastry shop is a hybrid of cool and cute,

may have changed, the restaurant will still be family owned and the menu will remain the same, along with some additions. The re-grand opening will be within the next two weeks after the chefs have finished creating new dishes. Loving Hut, 56 Hamilton St., Worcester. 508-8311322.

Dinner and a Movie: The Red Maple Inn in Spencer introduces another season of classic dining with the “Dinner and a Movie” series every Saturday night. For $30 enjoy a three course meal prepared by Chef Shari Alexander followed by an American Film Institute top 100 film. Popcorn is included if you’re not too stuffed! Dinner is at 6:30 and the film is at 7:30 p.m. Start off on June 5 with Vertigo. Call ahead for reservations at 508-885savory and sugary, and is a cheerful addition to the downtown dining scene. Loaded with wonderful sounding diet-wreckers like bananas foster, tucked into a deep-fried spring roll, lavender crème brulee and the minimalist chocolate — a sample of the finest cacao washed down with a shooter of liquid chocolate — the menu should come with a surgeon general’s warning: Diabetics enter at your own risk. Chocolate martini anyone? Michael’s Place Bar & Restaurant 141 Worcester Road, Webster 508-943-4147 Webster’s own version of “Cheers” is a warm, welcoming place, even if you’re not a townie. The menu is hefty, and features a vast array of steaks, seafood, burgers and sandwiches — prices top out at $21 (as of our Jan. ’09 review) for the fisherman’s platter. Try “Michael’s Special Steak” or any of the numerous offerings from “Baskets and More.” Portions are generous but not grotesque — an excellent value, given the quality and the price. Baja Grill 169 Millbury St., Worcester 508-459-2727 bajagrillneo-mexicancuisine.com Baja Grill serves as a cozy and authentic atmosphere for those in the mood for Neo-Mexican dishes. The menu is full of homemade favorites that is prepared by a family-run staff of chefs well-versed in fresh and spicy ingredients used on time-tested recipes. It is truly a small slice of Guadalajara alive and well on Millbury Street in Worcester.

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Dean’s Deli: For healthy meals and comfort food alike, check out Dean’s Deli (formerly Goody’s Deli), now under new ownership. The omelets and the home fries are the favorites, but don’t over look the deli sandwiches, daily luncheon specials and Fish and Chip Fridays. Enjoy your meal with a side of sunshine on the patio. Dean’s Deli. 894 Grafton St., Worcester. 508-792-3636.

Perfect Game: There’s a new game in town, as The Perfect Game sports bar finally opened on Water St. this past week. Located in the former home of Cava Doro, the sports bar features domestic drafts, craft beers and high-end tequilas. Perfect

Carl’s Oxford Diner 291 Main St., Oxford 508-797-8770 Carl’s is a great breakfast and/or lunch destination with a fun atmosphere that won’t zap your wallet. If you like diners, and diner food, hop down to Oxford for this quintessential experience. Health nuts may be a bit uncomfortable with the excessive caloric comfort food, but with fruit-covered pancakes and waffles, one doesn’t have to be a meat-eater to appreciate something on the menu — though, of course, meat-eaters will be pleased. Good service and generous portions only add to the charm. Amici Trattoria 582 Main St., Shrewsbury 508-842-7800 amicitrattoria.com Amici Trattoria offers an intimate Italian dining experience in the heart of Shrewsbury — a perfect spot for a romantic rendezvous. The combination of classic Italian ingredients with tender chicken and seafood provides for a memorable evening. Top it off with homemade tiramasu, if you have room. Put this one on your list of dining “do’s.”

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Commercial Fruit & Garden Outlet Location: 1050 Southbridge St., Worcester (On the Auburn border) Seasonality: Year-round Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Specialty: Year-round availability of fresh produce, pulling from local suppliers whenever possible Claim to Fame: Hand-selected fruit and gift baskets delivered to Worcester and surrounding towns As if you needed another reason: Commercial Fruit has been a local Worcester business for more than 60 years Right smack on the border between Auburn and Worcester is the current incarnation of Commercial Fruit & Garden Outlet, known by regulars as just “Commercial Fruit.” Before this location, the Anas family had done business on Millbury Street in Worcester for more than 50 years, and many older residents followed them in the move. Unlike farmers markets, Commercial Fruit is an independent buyer of produce, so it always carries “the best quality we can find,” according to Diane Anas. While a single farm has to sell what it grows, Diane explains that the shop will pick from several growers to decide what

makes it to the shelves and baskets. In fact, much of the product in the store comes from a variety of local and independent farmers. There is always Coopers Farm Milk from Rutland, as well as local eggs, apples from Bolton and other local orchards, berries from nearby farms and family gardens based on availability, honey from Holliston and rhubarb from Auburn. Another bonus of being an independent buyer is lower prices. Commercial Fruit almost always beats supermarket prices and is on par or better than even some tiny markets. There is also a wide variety always available. When I went, local rhubarb was available, along with fresh peaches from the Carolinas. I spent less than $5 and had a great dessert that lasted for a few days. If you aren’t already a regular at Commercial Fruit, then it’s time to check it out.

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Saint Spyridon Greek Cathedral 34th Grecian Festival brings a touch of Greece to the city on June 5, 6, & 7 over at the Cathedral campus on Russell Street. Featuring three days of food, arts & crafts, music, raffles, living museum, the “Agora” shopping bazaar, kids fest, Cathedral tours and much, much more. Best of all, this trip to Greece only costs $1! 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m.—12 a.m Saturday, 12-9 p.m. Sunday. Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral,102 Russell St., Worcester.

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Pins for Pet Rock: Bowling for the Animals on Sunday, June 6. Help benefit the animals of New England by supporting Pet Rock Fest, which raises money for local animal welfare groups, including shelters and rescues, all year long. Roll four hours worth of strings for a good cause. Includes bowling as well as shoe rental. $8. noon4 p.m. AMF Auburn Lanes, 101 Southbridge St., Auburn. Call 508832-8918 or visit petrockfest.com.

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Opening reception of 5th Annual Artful Friends Raffle on Thursday, June 3. Sponsored by the Friends

of Jacob Edwards Library, the Artful Friends Raffle offers original art donated by a variety of artists from the area. Raffle items include paintings, photos, prints, sculpture, pottery, wood carvings, jewelry and fabric art, in addition to gift certificates from area restaurants and stores. Raffle cards will be on sale for the

month of June. Rita Schiano and Rob Adams, local entertainers, will perform. A $5 card offers 26 chances to win more than 40 items on display in the raffle. The drawing will be held on Thursday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 6-8 p.m. Jacob Edwards Library, main reading room, 236 Main St., Southbridge. 508-764-5426.

Metal for mammaries “Metal For Mammaries” Breast Cancer Benefit show w/ Mindset X, Mongrel, NoShow, Johnny Cab, Improper Authority on Saturday, June 5.

Bring down your bras! Yes, you heard me right. Metal for Mammaries are collecting bras to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Bring at least one bra to this event to help break the Guinness World Record for the most bras strung together. (Current record held by Australia with 165,00 bras).

We want to bring that record home and collect 169,00 bras by 10/10/10! Help “support” this cause (get it?)! $8. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. Call 508-363-1888.

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden Plant Sale Preview Party on Friday, June 4. Each year the Horticultural Society kicks off the annual Plant Sale

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with a delightful Preview Party held the night before the general sale. There will be sumptuous hors d’ oeuvre by Peppers Catering, music and a silent auction of items with particular interest to gardening enthusiasts. This is also your chance to get first pick of choice plants before the 25th Annual Plant Sale the next day. A fine selection of plants are available for you to peruse in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. $25 per person, $75 Patron, $125 Sponsor. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. Call 508-869-6111, ext. 136. Towerhillbg.org.

killer bees Learn to Row Day: Killer Bee Rowing Club on Saturday, June 5. The 9th Annual Learn to

Row Day led by USRowing and Concept2 features a learn to row day at Regatta Point. Participants will be shown the basic rowing stroke and find out some basic information about the sport of rowing, plus have the opportunity to try a short row in a crew boat to get the feel of rowing. 18+. For questions email row@killerbeesrowingclub.org. Free! 8 a.m.-noon Quinsigamond State Park: Regatta Point, 10 North Lake Ave. 508755-6880.

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The 3rd Annual Whisker Walk wags into the Lancaster Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 6. This free, fun day for families and their dogs features a dog walk-a-thon fundraiser to benefit animal shelters and rescue groups throughout New England. Held at the Lancaster Fairground (Home of the Bolton Fair) there are 50+ acres for Pet owners and animal lovers to walk, visit vendors, see, do and buy, plus they can lend a paw for the animals shelters and pet rescues they love and support. Come see exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs, special attractions, product giveaways, entertainment, auctions/raffles, food, fun for both pets and their two footed friends. Plus Dog Geo Caching. Free from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Lancaster Fairgrounds, The Home of The Bolton Fair, Harvard Road/ 7 Bridge Road, Lancaster. Call 978422-8585 or visit pawsawhileoc.com, whiskerwalk.org.

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Celebrate the return of Central Massachusetts’ summer birds at the Birds

and Brewery Tour at Hyland Orchard on Sunday, June 6. Stops at Burncoat Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, the Quaboag River and Hyland Orchard. Come look for summer residents such as bobolinks, bluebirds, kestrels and sparrows, and taste some of Central Massachusetts’ finest beer at our final stop, the Pioneer Brewing Company. Bring a lunch and spending money for Hyland

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Orchard. Binoculars and field guides are a plus if you have them. 21+. $30 Mass Audubon Adult Members, $37 Adult NM. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Ave. 508-753-6087.

Grab a paddle and take pleasure in the ease and freshness of a summer’s afternoon on the water during Canoeing on

Salisbury Pond at Institute Park on Sunday, June 6. Free. 1-4 p.m. Institute Park, Canoe launch is near Salisbury Estates on Park Avenue, Salisbury Street and Park Avenue. Call 508-754-1234 for details.

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Cool off with some hot jazz on Thursday, June 3 as Tyra Penn and Her Army of Snakes present “ We Can Be Heroes, Just For One Day” at Nick’s Bar. Quench your thirst for metal with Metal Thursdays at Ralph’s where Fires of Old, Vadimvon, Bog of The Infidel and Haxen will make your ears bleed (ok, not really). Find the beat at The Boiler Room where DJ Reckless spins addicting mixes. Eighties crazies Flock of Assholes are at it again at Lucky Dog along with Rage cover band Gorilla Radio, Vera Cruz and Defend Your Dreams. Roll the windows down and drive over to Gardner for popular weekly series Audio Wasabi hosted by Brian Chaffee at Gardner Ale House. Close out the night back in Worcester with Jay Graham at Funky Murphy’s. On Friday June 4 fly over to The Raven for reggae and roots with Natural Order followed by some alternative rock with Seven Days of Grey. Don’t be scared to check out metal and hardcore group Fear Factory who will be cranking out mosh-worthy music all night at The Palladium. Sean Ryan of Wormtown favorite Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse can be found down in Oxford at Oxford’s Casual Dining. For a different kind of smoky, head over to Cigar Masters where Jediah & Brian Duo will be huffin’ and puffin’ acoustic cover songs. Get punk’d and then some at The Hotel Vernon with a lineup of Demon Valley, Pillowman, Bitch Brothers and experimental punk group Maar. Continue punkapalooza at Ralph’s where The Pity Whores, Meat Depressed, For What It’s Worth, Flatout Jones and The Egos will rock the stage. It’s a hip-hop takeover at Tammany Hall with an all-day lineup featuring Chip the Ripper along with Big Ak, BP, the Pitcherman and a whole lot more. Take it easy with Allman Brothers tribute group The Peacheaters in Framingham at the Amazing Things Art Center. For the best tin whistle in town, you need to see Celtic and bluegrass group Madra Rua playing traditional and modern Irish music at Fiddler’s Green. Take a swig of some classic rock to the end the night, courtesy of Home Brew Band at Jillian’s. Feel good about dancing like a maniac on Saturday June 5. Lucky Dog presents “Metal for Mammaries” Breast Cancer Benefit show with Mindset X, Mongrel, NoShow, Johnny Cab and Improper Authority. Go get some gospel and folk on at the finale the Worcester Chorus 150th anniversary as Music Worcester presents “The Soul of American Music” with The Worcester Chorus, directed by Christopher Shepard. The Cannery in Southbridge is pulling out the Big Gunz, who will play all those big-haired 80’s hits. Then take a walk through Jubilee Gardens, a nine-piece folk, jazz and pop group, at the Sahara Café & Restaurant. Always awesome female-fronted cover band Tigerlily kicks it hard with all your modern favorites at Speaker’s Night Club in Marlborough. If it’s country that soothes your soul, you better get down to Gilrein’s for some foot-tapping folk and Americana by Sons of Hiram. WCUW presents a night with Mark Mandeville, Raianne Richards and Christopher Bell, folk musicians on a walking tour across Massachusetts, who will rest their feet at WCUW’s Front Room at 910 Main. Finally, give your weekend an extra kick of crazy with gender bending electronic pop star Jeffree Star and the definitely danceable BrokenCYDE at the Palladium.

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ARTSWorcester, Hangin’ on the Wall, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through June 25. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free. 660 Main St. 508755-5142 or artsworcester.org. Booklovers’ Gourmet, “Romancing Life”, Photography by Bette LaHair, Through June 30. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or er3.com/book. Dark World Gallery, Artwork from the Arsenic Pen of Bret M. Herholz, Saturday. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 179 Grafton St. darkworldgallery.com. EcoTarium, Meet Baby T. Rex, Friday. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12.00 adults; $8.00 for children ages 2-18, college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special programs. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or ecotarium.org. Fitchburg Art Museum, All that Glitters - Finnish Jewelry, through June 13. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207 or fitchburgartmuseum.org. Fruitlands Museum, Flights of Discovery Exhibition, Through Nov. 15; For the Birds: Art from the Mass Audubon Collection, Through Nov. 15; Sculptor Joseph Wheelwright’s Tree Figures Exhibition, Through Nov. 15; noa@Fruitlands 2010 Artisan Series, Sundays, Saturdays, June 5 - June 26; SUNDAYS@ ONE: Messenger of Dawn Concert: Transcendental Poetry as Music, Sunday; A Closer Look: A six-part lecture series examining Fruitlands Museum collections, Tuesday. 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-456-3924 or fruitlands.org. Higgins Armory Museum, Exhibit: Beyond Belief: The Curious Collection of Professor Rufus Excalibur Bell, Through June 20, 2011; WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $10 for Adults, $7 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or higgins.org. Museum of Russian Icons, Grand Discovery: Icons Acquired from Private European Collections, Through July 30. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, senior voluntary contribution, student and children free. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5005 or museumofrussianicons.org Prints and Potter Gallery, American Craft Gallery, through Dec. 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10-5:30 a.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10-7 a.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10-5:30 a.m. Friday, 10-5 a.m. Saturday. 142 Highland St. 508-752-2170 or printsandpotter.com Worcester Art Museum, Minimalism: Logic and Structure in the Graphic Arts, through July 11; The Museum Cafe is Open, through Aug. 28; Wall at WAM: “Actions Speak,” THINK AGAIN (David John Attyah and S.A. Bachman), Oct. 30 - Sept. 30; WAM Faculty Art Exhibition, through June 25; What Matters, Dec. 19 - Aug. 22. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $10 adults, $8 seniors, free for youth 17 and under. Free for all Saturdays, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or worcesterart.org. Worcester Center for Crafts, Mud, Minerals, and Fire, Thursdays, through July 1; The Vases of Spring: A Celebration of Season, through June 22; Wheel I-Introduction to Wheelthrowing, Thursdays, through July 1. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday. 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or worcestercraftcenter.org Worcester Historical Museum, Exhibit: Elementary Worcester, Through Aug. 7. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday,

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 30 Elm St. 508-7538278 or worcesterhistory.org. WPI: George C. Gordon Library, Beauty, Color, and Life: Photography by Diana Lados, Through June 14; 120 Years of Fine Printing : the Story of Woodbury and Company, Friday - Friday. 100 Institute Road. wpi.edu.

music >Thursday 3 Adult Lunch Jam Session. Jack’s Guitar Garage will run an hour and a half Jam session/Lunch. For a small fee, locals can spend their lunch break jamming with other musicians, having lunch, and working on skills. $5. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jack’s Guitar Garage, 243 West Main St., Northborough. 508-393-7200. Crazy Dave and Farley!. Downstairs Bar at Ralph’s. Twice a week, Every week. Don’t miss it! 4-8 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Thursday Night Music Series. 7-10 p.m. Devens Grill, 4 Ryan’s Way, Devens. 978-862-0060. Open Mic Night with Bill McCarthy. MySpace.com/ openmicworld, free!. 7:30 p.m.-midnight Admiral T. J. O’Briens, 407 Main St., Sturbridge. 508-347-2838 or MySpace.com/ OpenMicWorld. College Night - Redcarpetworcester.com. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508-797-9599. Music and comedy in Hudson. Comedic singer-songwriter Howie Newman performs a free two-hour show in an intimate restaurant setting. Funny songs, short comedy bits, audience participation plus well known cover tunes. Dinner menu and full bar. Material is suitable for all ages. Free. 8-10 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948 or howienewman.com. “Audio Wasabi” hosted by Brian Chaffee. Ladies Night from 8-10pm! Free. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122 or myspace.com/audiowasabi. Flock Of A-holes, Gorilla Radio (Rage A.T. Machine), Vera Cruz (France), Defend Your Dreams. $7. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or myspace.com/flockofassholes. Open Mic Jam. Free. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Mill Street Brews (@ The Artist Development Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508764-6900. The Raven Rave 18+Night. Hosted by John Franklin and DJ C-bombz 258 Pleasant St., (508) 304-8133 $5. 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Online theravenrox.com. 18+ College Thursdays. The Canal District’s 18+ College Dance Party Weekly Theme Parties with TONS of Prizes and Giveaways! DJ Nick & DJ U-KNO Blazin the BEST! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100 Metal Thursday: Fires of Old, Vadimvon (SC), Bog of The Infidel, and Haxen!. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. The Dive Bar Thursdays. Free. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dive Bar, 34 Green St. thedivebarworcester.com. Thursday Night is 18+ Night @ LC’s Lounge W/ Cavan & Guest D.J.’s Every Week. Under 21 $5 21+ FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. LC’s Lounge Live Music / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844. Jay Graham Live!. Free. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Funky Murphy’s, Tyra Penn & Her Army of Snakes, We can be heroes!. No Cover. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Andy Cummings Live. $3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Hooligan’s, 29 Blossom St., Fitchburg. 508-272-5092. DJ Reckless. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Boiler Room, 70 Winter St. Shane Hall and The TickleBomb Trio. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439.

>Friday 4 Flock Of Assholes. No Cover!. Flock plays Friday and Saturday all night from 9p.m. - 1a.m. Sakura Tokyo, 640 Park Ave. 508-792-1078 or sakura-tokyo.com.

Crazy Dave and Farley!. Downstairs Bar at Ralph’s. Twice a week, Every week. Don’t miss it! 4-8 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Fear Factory. Fear Factory/Prong $19 adv/ $22 day. 6 p.m.midnight Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. “Naughty School Girl Night 2010” featuring: Whiskey Chapel, Scarecrow Hill, Affliction, Fuel of War, Bulletbreed, Apocalypse Highway, Massacre of the Majestic. $8, $4 for all females dressed as “Naughty School Girls”. 7:15 p.m.-1:30 a.m. London Billiards / Club Oasis, 70 James St. 978-833-0021. John Polce. John Polce brings a sweet spirit of praise and thanksgiving to the altar as a solo singer/songwriter and guitarist. 7:30-11 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St., Millbury. 508-8645658 or chapelatthemill.org. Thomas at Harvest Cafe. Contemporary Folk Rock Singer songwriters play in the round John Gerard, Luke MacNeil and Adrienne Fawkes play solo and together for an evening in the round. harvestcafeonline.com, 8-10 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Jediah & Brian Duo. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Kung Fu Grip & The Toyko Tramps. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Red Onion - Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978-939-7373. Natural Order, Seven Days Grey. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. Other Place Pub Live Piano Bar. 8-11:30 p.m. The Other Place Pub and Restaurant, 71 Shrewsbury St., Boylston. 508-869-6003. The Peacheaters. From Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More to Whippin’ Post the Peacheaters dig deep into the Allman Brothers Band 3 plus decades of music and deliver an experience that keeps the vibe alive. $15 ($12 Members; $14 Students/Seniors). 8-11 p.m. Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-4052787 or amazingthings.org . Toni Lynn Washington with the Workingman’s Band. Toni Lynn Washington - vocals Mike DiBari - guitar Rick Maida - bass Greg Roberts - drums no cover. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, Village Forge Tavern, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-2373. Tony Yodice - Acoustic Fridays. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Dana Lewis Acoustic Classic Hits. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Grille 57, 57 Highland St. 508-798-2000. the Tool tribute band Schism w/ the Stone Temple Pilots tribute Tiny Music. No Room To Breathe and Lost in The Paradox. $10. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or luckydogmusic.com. Childz Play. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508-797-9599. Demon Valley, Pillowman, Bitch Brothers & Maar. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. 508-363-3507. Friday Night Decadence 18+. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Club Gallery, 150 Point St., Providence. 401-751-7166. Hat Trick. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. High Octane. High powered rock! 21+ $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Cannery, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. 508-764-1100. Homebrew Band. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Ladies Night - Top 40 Dance Party. Our Top 40 Ladies Night Dance Party returns to Speakers! Ladies (and Gent’s) come in and dance the night away with the hottest DJ in the MetroWest Area DJ BOBBY B!!! FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or speakersnightclub.net. Live Music Friday Nights @ Bocado. Pop Latino from 9p.m. Come and enjoy the spiced Music of Pueblo Nuevo Band: Spanish Style guitar with a combination of South American Flavors and Rumba. Free. 9-11 p.m. Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, 82 Winter St. 508-797-1011 or pueblonuevoband.com. Pete the Polak, DJ. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Phantasia Fridays with DJ Tony-T. No Cover Charge. 9


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Trendkill (Pantera Tribute), Fear of None, and Legion MC Mondays. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 21+ $5, Under 21 - $10. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Mill Street Brews (@ (metal covers). 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square 508-926-8247. The Artist Development Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508764-6900. Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Weekly Live Acoustic. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Victory Bar & Cigar, 56 “LacQuerHead” @ Lc’s Lounge (Parking in the rear >Tuesday 8 Shrewsbury St. 508-756-4747. of Building). $5 COVER. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. LC’s Lounge Live Music Haste the Day. MyChildren MyBride / Upon A Burning Body Punk: The Pity Whores, Meat Depressed, For What / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844. 6:30 a.m.-midnight Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. It’s Worth, Flatout Jones, and The Egos. 9:15 p.m.-1:30 Jubilee Gardens. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, Songs Through the Ages with Jim Porcella. 2-3 p.m. a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181. Birches Auditorium, 65 briarwood circle. briarwoodretirement.com. Hat On, Drinking Wine!. No Cover. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Jam Night @ LC’s Lounge. Free. 7-11 p.m. LC’s Lounge Live Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Music / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844. >Sunday 6 Open Mic Night with Bill McCarthy. MySpace.com/ Acoustic Brunch with Peter Paulousky. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oh Look! A free place to run your next band/gig/event flyer! openmicworld Free!. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. >Saturday 5 Don’t let this sweet spot get away - send your high Boylston St. 508-853-1350 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. Eric Liljequist. 2-6 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Live Entertainment Hosted by “ Pichardo”. None unless resolution file to doreen@worcestermagazine.com “Totally Tuesdays” Rad tunes in the Diner played Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. specified. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Canal Sports Pub, 177-179 Millbury St. at least 10 days before your show. Pinchback Blues. PB plays all-acoustic, old school urban blues every Tuesday Night!. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square 508-304-7327 or myspace.com/TheCanalSportsPub. Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. in the styles of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Leroy Carr and Scrapper BrokeNCYDE / Jeffree Star. $14 adv / $ 15 day. 6:30 p.m.Big Jon Short. Armed with a suitcase kick-drum, National Blackwell. “ No Cover (Worcester students earn WOO Points). 4-8 midnight The Palladium, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. classic rock & blues of the Woodstock Generation. no cover. Reso-phonic Guitar, Lowebow cigar-box hillharp, Reso-Ukulele and p.m. Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St. 508-792Gary Blanchard In Concert. Free admission. 7-8:30 p.m. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord. kazoo, Jon Short’s high energy solo performances bring a foot3700 or grassjam.org. Cakettes Coffee Shop, 14 Milton O Fountain Way, Warren. 413978-369-2373. stomping show that taps into the heart of the songs, regional styles, Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Blues Jam with featured guests 627-9749. Dana Lewis Live Acoustic. Come on out for a good time. and folklore of the Blues. no cover. 8-10 p.m. Armsby Abbey, 144 weekly FREE. 5-9 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508WCUW presents: Mark Mandeville, Raianne Great Food, Lottery, Keno, Full Bar & ME! Playing Classic Radio North Main St. 508-795-1012 or armsbyabbey.com. 853-1350. Richards & Christopher Bell. $10, $8 WCUW Members/ Hits of the 60’s to the 80’s. No Cover. Free. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Classic Open Mic and Karaoke at Victory Cigar Bar. Bobby Gadoury Trio 5pm; then Jason James Students/Seniors. 7-10:30 p.m. WCUW 91.3 FM - Worcester’s Honkytonk Piano at 9pm to Close!. No Cover. 5 p.m.-1:30 no cover. 8-11 p.m. Victory Bar & Cigar, 56 Shrewsbury St. 508Community Radio Station, The Front Room, 910 Main St. 508-753- Whistle Stop Bar & Grill, 85 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-3087 or stopbythewhilsle.com. 756-4747. a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. 1012 or wcuw.org. New Bay Colony Goes With The Flow to Uxbridge. Open Mic with Shane Hall. 8-10 p.m. Q Cafe, 362 Chandler New England Concerts Presents: Summer Coffeehouse Concert. June 5th - 7:30 PM Join Sean Classic Rock of New Bay Colony. Maybe Pesky will show up 8:30 St. 508-479-8311. Showcase. Featuring: Living Syndication/Burns from Within and Laurie O’Shea for a very special concert. Free admission, p.m.-12:30 a.m. Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1385 The Wankys / Who Killed Spikey Jacket?. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $20 adv / $22 day. 6 p.m.-midnight, The Palladium, 261 Main St. love offerings will benefit Children’s Friend. 7:30-10 p.m. Unity Uxbridge, 13 Cross Road, Uxbridge. 508-278-7540. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury 508-797-9696. Church of Central Massachusetts, 21 Cedar St. 508-755-6830 or Sean Fullerton Live Acoustic. 8:30-11:30 p.m. St. 508-363-3507. Acoustic Open Mic Hosted By Ken Selcer. Singer SingSpirit.net. Firehouse Pub, 3 Central St., Ashburnham. 978-827-5782 or Vincent’s presents Scott Ricciuti and Michael songwriter Ken Selcer hosts an acoustic open mic. P.A. system Dana Lewis. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Verona Grille, 81 Clinton St., seanfullertonmusic.net. Thibodeau every Tuesday night. 8-11 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, and piano available. All musicians invited and audiences too. free. Shrewsbury. 508-853-9091. Dusty Cobb. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley 7-10 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Brian Richard. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. 508-363-3507. Open Mic. All styles, genres and skill levels welcome. Free. 8:30 978-369-2373. Northborough. 508-366-6277. p.m.-noon English Social Club, 29 Camp St. 508-754-3900 or Dana Lewis Live! Dana Lewis Live! Playing the Greatest Hits Gibson Brothers. 8-11:30 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Flock Of Assholes. Both Friday AND Saturday at Sakura! Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sakura Tokyo, 640 Park Ave. 508-792-1078 or myspace.com/briandolanmusic. of the 60’s to the 80’s. Great Italian Food, Full Bar, Lottery, Outdoor Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311. sakura-tokyo.com. Patio. No Cover Charge. 7-10 p.m. Cafe’ Sorrento, 143 Central St., Jon Bowser. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. Girl Spot Saturdays. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Club Gallery, 150 Point St., Milford. 508-478-7818 or myspace.com/danalewismusic. 508-459-9035. >Wednesday 9 Providence. 401-751-7166 or myspace.com/girlspotri. Sam James. 7:30-11 p.m. Emerald Isle, 49 Millbury St. 508L & M Rhythm Kings perform at Harvest Cafe. The Open Jam Sessions. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Canal Sports Pub, 177Guitar Total Destruction and Bottle Fight. 9 p.m.-1 792-3830. many moods of Mark Longo - keyboards, vocals Way too sexy for 179 Millbury St. 508-304-7327. a.m. Red Onion - Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978Music Under the Moose with Danielle Every Sunday. Open Mic Night hosted by Sax Player Joe Ferreira. his shirt: Larry Lusignan - guitar, mandolin, vocals The one and Live Music Downstairs Under the Moose every Sunday! 8 p.m.only Family Man: Michael Farias - drums A legend in his own mind: 939-7373. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978Hard Drive Classic Rock Maximized Rythm & Blues. midnight Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753Michael Rush – bass. harvestcafeonline.com. No cover, pass the 567-0948. no cover. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Marine Corps League Lake Ave, lake Ave., 9543. hat for performers. 8-10 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Open Mic Night with Bill McCarthy MySpace.com/ Shrewsbury. Josh Briggs Live. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Funky Murphy’s Bar Hudson. 978-567-0948. openmicworld Free!. 7:30-11 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508Mass Octane. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. & Grill, 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-2995 or facebook.com/ Music Worcester presents “The Soul of American 926-8877 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. 508-793-0900. fiveonfriday. Music”, with The Worcester Chorus, Christopher Free Wednesday night Concert series with The Miles Orgasmic. Craig Harris’s band Miles Orgasmic will Live Band Karaoke every Sunday night with “Same Shepard, Artistic Director. In a Season Finale concert of Sobriquets, Nobody Yet, Dance Cancer. Every celebrate their newest CD release at their only Worcester Gig. As Never”. Same As Never is looking for a lead singer. Come spirituals, gospel music and American folk music, the Worcester Wednesday, check out some of the best local, regional and down and audition for them LIVE on our stage! You could be the Chorus celebrates the music that was sung throughout its 150 year Craig, performer, teacher, music producer, and legend, will provide nationally touring bands. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, that smooth, mood creative sound unique to his bands. Free. 9 next rock star! Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or luckydogmusic.com. history - those songs that were sung outside the concert hall - a St. 508-363-1888. heritage as long and rich as our classical tradition. This concert will p.m.-1 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508Open Mic with Joe Auger. 8:30 p.m.-midnight Everyman Polynesian Night with Frank & Eric. Frank and Eric feature such familiar songs as “Amazing Grace” and “Shenandoah” 754-3516. Bistro, 311 Iron Horse Way, Providence. 401-751-3630 or Route 66. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. will help you start your week off the right way all of your favorite in choral arrangements spanning a century and a half. $25. 8-10 everymanri.com. 508-797-9599. tropical drinks while soaking in the sounds of days past. 9 p.m.p.m. United Congregational Church, 6 Institute Road. 508-754Andy “The Human Jukebox” Cummings. No Cover. 9 Seductive Saturdays with DJ Hydro - Top 40. No Cover 1:30 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. 3231 or musicworcester.org. p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508Charge. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Reggae Fusion Sundays with DJ Nick. DJ Nick and Sins of America - Eolune. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. The Raven, 258 753-4030. Spin Suite Saturdays with DJ Soup. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Weekly Guest DJ’s spin the HOTTTEST Reggae, Hip Hop and Top 40 Pleasant St. Starving Artist Open Mic- Hosted by Josh Briggs Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247. every Sunday. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. and Tony Yodice. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jose’ Murphy’s, 97-103 The Gnomes. The Gnomes spirited songs and instrumentals The Belmont Stakes Horse Race 6pm, then Paul take you around the world, encompassing Celtic, klezmer, Water St. 508-792-0900. Broadnax w/ bassist Peter Kontrinas at 9pm!. No Scandinavian, Carribean, Asian and latin styles, and originals. Vincent’s presents Lisa Marie & All Shook Up every >Monday 7 Cover. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. Asking Alexandria. Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, You can’t help but “Get Gnomed” when you hear The Gnomes. Wednesday. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-753-4030. $16 ($13 Members; $15 Students/Seniors). 8-11 p.m. Amazing 508-752-9439. From First to Last, Our Last Night, A Bullet For A Pretty Boy $13 Tigerlilly. $3 after 9:30pm (subject to change). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-405-2787 or Wasted Wednesdays with DJ Soup. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri adv / $15 day. 6 p.m.-midnight Palladium, The, 261 Main St. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or 508-797-9696. amazingthings.org. Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247. speakersnightclub.net. Tom Yates with the Workingman’s Band. Tom Yates Artie K. & Friends on “Blue Monday”. Artie K. & Friends guitar & vocals, Rick Miada - bass, Mike Avery - drums. Performing Weekly Live Acoustic. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Victory Bar & Cigar, 56 return to “Blue Monday” Free. 7-11 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74

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poetry >Thursday 3 The After 9 Poetry Series. Every Thursday open mic poetry then either a featured poet or a slam...no cover but there is a hat pass to help pay the feature...21+ 0. 8:30-10 p.m. Hotel Vernon The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. 508-3633507 or After9poetry.wordpress.com. The Little “a” Poetry Series. The Little “a” Poetry Series occurs every Thursday night around 7:30 at the Q (362 Chandler St, Worcester) and is hosted by Cowboy Matt Hopewell. We have an open mic followed by a featured poet. To book a feature, e-mail Matt at themadcowboy@gmail.com. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Q Cafe, 362 Chandler St.

>Sunday 6 The Poets’ Asylum. Join Worcester’s longest running poetry series every Sunday night for an open mic reading followed by a featured poet and/or a poetry slam. For more info please visit our website - http://poetsasylum.org/ . No cover; donations accepted.. 6-9 p.m. Jumpin’ Juice & Java, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800.

>Monday 7 The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show. Spoken Word Poetry & Music & Surprise Ruckus blend together to create an eclectic, dynamic show that ain’t your grandma’s poetry reading. Open Mic, Comedy Shtick, Special Featured Performers, Poets On Tour, Snack Time and prizes for demented variations on poetry challenges! Hosted by Alex Charalambides and Nick Davis. Music by Worcester Favorites, Shane Hall & the Ticklebomb Orchestra! The show also streams online most Monday’s! Check the dirtygerund.com website for a link! 6/7/10 - Cole Rodriguez - Poetry Slam Team Member and Champion from the Boston Lizard Lounge Venue in Cambridge, MA. 9-11 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543 or dirtygerund.com.

outdoors >Thursday 3 Senior Walks. Come and enjoy Wachusett Meadow’s beautiful trails, seasonal natural history, and wildlife in these varied, relaxed-pace walks. Join us! This program is free for members and Princeton residents Free for Mass Audubon Members, $3 Nonmembers. 10:30 a.m.-noon Mass Audubon: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. 978-464-2712.

>Saturday 5 Saturday-Morning Bird Walk for Adults. Explore the sanctuary grounds in search of birds during this program for casual and novice birders alike. Come discover the immense variety of birdlife that exists at this large urban sanctuary. Free for Mass Audubon Adult Members, $5 Adult Non-members. 7-9:30 a.m. Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and

Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Ave. 508-753-6087. Learn To Fish. Join the Wachusett Watershed Rangers for a Free program for all ages. Learn the basics of fishing such as how to tie knots, baiting a hook, using artificial lures, and casting and retrieving techniques. A group fishing license as well as fishing poles, bait, and tackle will be provided. 9-11 a.m. Old Stone Church, Route 12 and Beaman St., West Boylston. 978-365-3800.

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Orlando’s Comedy Jam through Friday, December 31. A Showcase of New England’s best comics, hosted by Orlando Baxter. 5 BUCKS. 8-9:30 p.m. Fifth Amendment, Frank Foley’s Comedy Safari, 90 Commercial St. Call 508-812-0093. The Underdog Comedy Show (Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday) through Friday, December 31. Come see some of the best area comics before they make it big! Featuring hometown favorite: Orlando Baxter! 5 BUCKS. 8-9:30 p.m. Fifth Amendment, Frank Foley’s Comedy Safari, 90 Commercial St. Call 508-812-0093. Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons through Sunday, June 6. 2006 Tony Award®winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Call 401-421-2997 or visit ppacri.org. Grease - June 1 - Sunday, June 13. The one that you want is back! GREASE, Time Magazine’s 2007 pick for “#1 musical of the year,” is rockin’ across the country in this new production direct from Broadway. greaseonbroadway.com. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. Call 800-982-2787. “Deathtrap” - Friday, June 4 - Saturday, June 19. 8-10 p.m. Worcester County Light Opera Company, 21 Grandview Ave. Call 508-753-4383. “Deathtrap” - June 6 - 20. 2-4 p.m. Worcester County Light Opera Company, 21 Grandview Ave. Call 508-753-4383. “A New Brain” musical - Monday, June 7 & Tuesday, June 8. The West Boylston Arts Foundation (WBAF) proudly presents AUDITIONS for their summer musical, “A New Brain,” written by William Finn and James Lapine. Auditions will be held at the Beaman Memorial Public Library, Stiles Room, in West Boylston on June 7 & 8, starting at 7pm sharp. All should prepare a short vocal selection, not from the show, that displays range and ability, to be sung a cappella. Please visit wbaf.org for further information. 7-9 p.m. Beaman Memorial Public Library, Stiles Room, 9 Newton St., West Boylston. Call 508-835-3711 or visit wbaf.org.

dance >Friday 4 Rockin’ to the 50’s Dance Lounge. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio hosts a rockin’ to the 50’s dance lounge. 7:15

TRIVIA ANSWERS Q. How many different types of dinosaurs existed? A. 700 Q. How fast could a Tyrannosaurus Rex run? A. 25 MPH Q. What was the largest Dinosaur? A. The Brachiosaurus Q. Dinosaurs ruled the Earth how long ago? A. 100 Million Years Ago 28 W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M • J U N E 3 , 2 0 1 0

Lesson & 8-11pm General Dance. $15pp with a $5 discount for students, DOCMA & MASSabda members. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or americanballroomlatin.com.

>Saturday 5 Latin Tech (Bolero, Cha Cha & Rumba) Classes. Join other Singles and Couples and improve your body motion and partner connections with a 6 week group class focusing on Latin Technique. $50pp. noon-1 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or americanballroomlatin.com. Foxtrot Classes (Beg). Learn with other Singles & Couples for 6 weeks. $50pp. 2-3 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537.

>Sunday 6 Ballroom Dancing at the Hilltop. Surround yourself with nature while you enjoy a great afternoon dancing to hot latin rhythms and swings, and to smooth standards. Beginner to all level of dancers and friends welcome. $10 - includes refreshments. 4-7 p.m. Prindle Pond Conference Center / Nature’s Classroom, Hilltop Lodge, 19 Harrington Road, Charlton. 508-868-2942 or naturesclassroom.org.

>Monday 7 Dance Lessons. Ever see those fun Irish (Ceili) couples dancing and want to learn how? The Hibernian Cultural Centre offers dance lessons every Monday night. (Please arrive by 7PM) Donations thankfully accepted. 7-8:30 p.m. Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St. 774-239-5818.

Learn 2 Dance Salsa in just 6 weeks. Beginners Salsa classes offered Mondays and Tuesdays at 6:15pm. Come find out what all the salsa buzz is about at Salsa Storm Dance Studios. Visit us at SalsaStorm.com for a full schedule $100 per person. 6:157:15 p.m. Salsa Storm Dance Studio, 9 Harrison St. 508-854-8489.

>Tuesday 8 LunchBreak Salsa. Spice up your lunch. In 6 weeks you can learn to dance basic salsa while getting a good workout and have fun during your lunch break. The focus will be on footwork, turns and partnering techniques. $75 per person. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Salsa Storm Dance Studio, 9 Harrison St. 508-854-8489 or salsastorm.com. EC Swing Classes (Beg). Learn with other Singles & Couples for 6 weeks. $50pp. 6-7 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or americanballroomlatin.com.

>Wednesday 9 Mother & Daughter Belly Dancing for Fun and Fitness. Enjoy the movement of dance while getting fit and spending time with a child. Mothers/Daughters....Grandmothers/ Granddaughters...Aunts/Nieces...Big Sisters/Little Sisters....join us! $15 (for 1 adult and 1 child). 6:15-7:15 p.m. Generations Healing Center, 250 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-3310. Summer Teen Latin Formation Classes. Teen Cha Cha Formation Classes! Join now. Teens learn a Cha Cha routine over 12 weeks and will be performing it on August 27th for a Dance Charity Benefit. $100pp. 5-6 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or americanballroomlatin.com .

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The Country That Never Was Grafton singer/songwriter Bob Jordan is known around Worcester for his Bob Dylan tribute shows. But don’t judge this musician for whom he covers; Jordan’s lone release of originals, The Country That Never Was, is far from boring sociopolitical Dylan mimicry. It’s instead a country album with a song about UFO encounters on the highway (“Blue Driver”) and another commemorating the Providence and Worcester Railroad (“P & W”). The only comparison that Jordan and his companions have to Dylan is in their deft musicianship. On “Turnaround,” Jordan croons about being lost in a “barren land” with an empty water jug as ominous slide and organ melodies wail in the background. And during “Now Dig This,” Jordan spouts gibberish (“ba-da-la-da-da”) as his bandmates Howie Swett, Kevin Maul and Pete Zolli take turns nailing sick solos on guitar, steel and keys, respectively. The Dylan tribute shows are a trap; Jordan is his own artistic genius. myspace.com/ vitaminbobjordan


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BROOKLINE YANKEE FLEA MARKET 65 Rt. 13 Brookline, NH Sat & Sun 7am-3pm $10 per day, incl. table, free parking, petting farm, and more. 603-673-7450 SPENCER Yard Sale to benefit Relay for Life Island Girls Team, Sat. June 5 from 8 am-2 pm. Yard next to Klems, Rt. 9 Spencer, rain or shine. LEOMINSTER 556 CENTRAL ST. Lot 26 Sat. & Sun. June 5th & 6th, 8am-1pm. Rain or Shine. Tools, exercise bike, household items, patio furniture, etc.

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The Holden Landmark Corporation is the parent company to The Landmark, The Community Journal, Leominster Champion, Fitchburg Pride, The Millbury-Sutton Chronicle, Worcester Mag, Central Mass Classi¿eds and Bay State Parent magazine! Our legacy publications, The Landmark, and Worcester Mag were both founded in 1976, each providing 34 strong years of local coverage of the issues that make up our everyday lives.

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COMPUTERS Senior Linux/Storage System Administrator (Shrewsbury, MA) for Flexframe system sought by the University of Massachusetts for day-today operational support of mission critical systems sustaining ERP/BI applications. Manage, provision, administer and troubleshoot cutting edge dynamic integrated application servicing solution Flexframe for Oracle v2.0. Provide technical support for Oracle RAC and single instance Oracle databases running on the Flexframe Production, Recovery, Test and Development environments. Also support Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM. Requires BS and 5 yrs relevant exp. Mail resume to David F. Estrella, UMass Presidents Office, 333 South Street, Suite 450, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

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hen you advertise in our papers, you get the best of both worlds....three of our papers are by subscription and mailed to the home, and three are free, picked up by folks who may not be able to afford to pay for a newspaper at this time because they are out of work, or down on their luck.

hen you advertise in our papers, you reach LOCAL people, looking for jobs locally, who have an investment in the communities where they live, work, go to school, etc., and who want to better themselves and their communities.

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Advertising Works! “Brunelle and Son’s Landscaping has been advertising in the Central Mass ClassiďŹ eds of Worcester Mag for many years, and more recently in all of Holden Landmark Corp publications. We continue to advertise weekly because of the increase in business that this advertising brings! The sales staff is friendly and mindful of our needs and changes of the season, and they are very easy to work with. Need Landscaping services? Call Brunelle and Sons at 508-775-1088. Need to promote your business? Call June at 508-755-1199 to advertise in the Central Mass ClassiďŹ eds. Thank you.â€?

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PAWS, CLAWS, WINGS, AND FINS Special directory in the Central Mass Classifieds next week! Runs the 2nd week of each month. Reach 200,000 readers in print and online, in 62,000 households in 26 cities and towns when you advertise in both zones! Call 508-7551199 by MONDAY NOON to reserve a spot in this month’s Pet Directory and tell our readers what you have to offer their very special friends.

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REAL ESTATE PETS APARTMENTS Pugs Registered. 3 Black. Hand raised. $800 ea. 508635-7418

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FOR SALE Subaru Mint Condition. Low miles. Garaged. New tires. New wipers. Need to see. Black with tan interior. Must see to believe. Call for appt. 555-555-5555 ONLY $20 FOR SIX LINES FOR ALL SIX PAPERS UNTIL IT SELLS!

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CAPE HOUSE SOUTH DENNIS Summer 2010 $975/wk Weeks still available June 5-12, June 12-19, June 23-25, July 3-10, August 28-Sept 4. ✯✯✯✯✯ 3 bedrooms, (dbl., queen, 2 twins), screened porch w gas grill, full kitchen with microwave, washer/dryer, 3 TV ‘s w/Cable, DVD. Close to golf, shopping, theater, 10 minutes from bay side and ocean side beaches. Call Janet 508-865-1583 after 6 pm or email junosima@hotmail.com for photos.

Truck for sale 1989 Chevrolet 2500 (3/4 ton) 4WD, 116K, good winter tires, clean, used as camper with one repairable rust spot. $3,500 call 978-9441326 or 978-464-2978.

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LAND FOR SALE LAND FOR SALE. 20 Acre Ranches near booming El paso Texas. Was $16,900 Now $12,900, $0 down, $99 per/mo. Beautiful views, Owner financing. No credit checks. Money back guarantee. Free Map/Pictures. 800-755-8953 www. sunsetranches.com \\ OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Worcester, Millbury St, 1200 sf, newly remodeled, good location, near Rtes 290, 146, 90, 774-253-0508. ROOMMATE ALL AREAS ROOMMATES.COM Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http://www. Roommates.com.^

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Robert M. Brackett to Argent Mortgage Company, LLC, dated March 31, 2006 and recorded with the Worcester County (Southern District) Registry of Deeds in Book 38712, Page 71 of which mortgage Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee in trust for the benefit of the Certificateholders for Argent Securities Trust 2006-M1 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-M1 is the present holder, by assignment, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 1:00 PM on June 24, 2010, on the mortgaged premises located at 43 Hawthorne Street, Auburn, MA , all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: A certain tract or parcel of land situated in said Town of Millbury and the Town of Auburn bounded and described as follows: Beginning on the southerly line of Hawthorne Street in said Auburn, at point which is one hundred (100) feet westerly from the intersection of said Hawthorne Street with the southerly line of Brooks Street; Thence southerly by Lots #40 and #82 on a Plan herinafter mentioned, two hundred (200) feet to the northerly line of Eimwood Street; Thence westerly by said northerly line of Elmwood Street, one hundred (100) feet to a point at Lot #85 on said Plan; Thence northerly and parallel with the first described line by Lot #85 and through Lot #38, about one hundred seventy (170) feet more or less to the southeasterly line of Hawthome Street; in two courses 105 feet Thence northeasterly by said line of Hawthorne Street to the point of beginning. Being Lots #39, #83, #84 and the easterly part of Lot #38 on a Plan of lots made by William I Thompson, C.B. and recorded In the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 7, Plan 23, and being a part of the premises described In a deed from Eric A. Westerman to Carl Oscar Carlson and Lina Carlson, dated May1,1926, and recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 2402, Page 572 For mortgagor’s title see deed recorded with the Worcester County (Southern District) Registry of Deeds in Book 32393, Page 92. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, right of ways, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00) by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at ABLITT | SCOFIELD, 304 Cambridge Road, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801, other terms and conditions will be provided at the place of sale. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. OTHER TERMS, IF ANY, TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE SALE. Present holder of said mortgage, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee in trust for the benefit of the Certificateholders for Argent Securities Trust 2006-M1 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-M1 By its Attorneys, ABLITT | SCOFIELD, 304 Cambridge Road, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 Telephone: 781-246-8995 Fax: 781-246-8994

The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA), the awarding authority, invites sealed bids from general contractors for the Painting of Building Exteriors at its Main South Gardens Apartments Project in Worcester, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by the WHA Maintenance Department. The anticipated contract(s) will be for the Exterior Painting of twelve buildings total at the Main South Gardens Apartments Project, located within the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. Estimated contract period will be 60 days. The WHA anticipates that the total expenditure for any and all contracts awarded under this Invitation for Bids (IFB) will be approximately $95,000. General Contractors must be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management in the work category of Painting. Bids are subject to MGL c.149 S 44A-J and to minimum wage rates as required by MGL c.149 SS 26 to 27H inclusive. General bids will be received until 11 AM on June 23, 2010 and publicly opened forthwith. Mailed bids should be sent to: Worcester Housing Authority Purchasing Department 69 Tacoma Street, Worcester MA 01605 and received no later than the date and time specified above. General bids must be accompanied by a bid deposit that is not less than five percent (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount, and made payable to the Worcester Housing Authority. The Invitation for Bids package will be available for pick up at the above address after 10 AM on June 3, 2010. Bidders requesting a bid package to be mailed to them may do so by calling 508-6353203 or 508-635-3202. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held in the Conference Room, 81Tacoma St., Worcester, MA at 10 AM on June 16, 2010 at which time bidders will be invited to visit a project site with the Worcester Housing Authority representative. Failure to attend or visit the premises shall be no defense in failure to perform contract terms. The WHA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, wholly or in part, to waive informalities or irregularities in the proposals and make awards deemed to be in the best interest of the WHA and the public. Award of a contract(s) is subject to approval by the WHA Board of Commissioners. No bid, after opening thereof, of a General Contractor, may be withdrawn, without the consent of the Worcester Housing Authority, prior to thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays excluded, after the approval of the award of the general contract The bid package may be seen, but not removed at: Project Dog Reed McGraw Hill SOMWBA FW Dodge 18 Graf St. Construction Construction 10 Park Plaza 24 Hartwell Unit #8 Plan Data 34 Crosby Drive Suite 3740 Avenue Room 30 Technology Suite 201 Boston MA Lexington MA Newburyport Pkwy So. Bedford MA 02116 02421 Suite 500 01730 MA 01950 Norcross GA 30092-2912

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TOWN OF MILLBURY INVITATION FOR BIDS BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR Notice is hereby given that the Town of Millbury, acting by and through the Office of the Town Manager, is seeking competitive, sealed bids for the provision of building maintenance and repair service for the following trades from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, with the town’s option to extend one (1) year subject to appropriation: On-Call Plumbing and On-Call Electrician Services. Specifications and bid forms may be obtained from the Town Manager Office, Monday-Friday between 9 AM and 4 PM or by calling 508-865-4710. All sealed bids must be sent to Bob Spain, Town Manager, Town of Millbury, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA 01527 on or before Thursday June 17, 2010 at 2:30 PM, at which time they shall be publicly opened and recorded. The work under all contracts awarded under this Invitation For Bids is subject to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30, Section 39M, Chapter 30B, Chapter 149, Sections 44A through M, and all other laws of the Commonwealth, and the bylaws of the Town. The Town of Millbury reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to accept any part or portion of bid, to waive any informalities in a bid, to accept proposals and to award contracts as shall be in the best interest of the Town of Millbury. Minority and female owned businesses are encouraged to bid.

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