Thursday, May 23, 2013
Five Foxborough High School students received national accolades for their performances in the prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition earlier this month.
Foxborough was once again well represented at the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Lincoln Center in New York City earlier this month as five students were recognized for their performances. Alex Olsen was awarded outstanding piano for his performance at the 18th annual Ellington competition held May 10-12. Four other Foxborough musicians received honorable mentions: “That is amazing to have five of our students recognized for their individual [musical talents] on such a nationally competitive level,” said Foxborough Schools Superintendent Debra Spinelli. “Very proud of them.” School Committee chair Katie Adair, whose son, Nick, received recognition for his performance on the drums, attended the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
New England's favorite country star has set up a fund with the Boston Medical Center to help purchase prosthetics for victims who lost limbs during the attacks on the Boston Marathon.
Over the years, country music star Kenny Chesney has adopted the Boston area, including Foxborough, as his second home. And when that home was under attack on April 15th, Chesney felt the need to reach out to his extended family and provide relief to those in need. “I do feel this sense of family with everybody in Boston and when that happened, like a lot of people I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Chesney said in a recent interview with JW & Lori on Country 102.5. “I thought about how I wanted to help in some way and I was trying to figure out what was best to do.” After some thought, Chesney decided to “Spread the Love” to the city he loves and victims of the Boston Marathon bombings by starting a fund through donations and sales of…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Patch recently checked in with the Orpheum Theatre to see what's coming up at the School Street venue.
As summer gets closer, the Orpheum Theatre is getting ready to provide programs and classes for kids looking for something to do after the school year ends. Executive Director Billl Cunningham told Patch they are getting ready to hold their annual summer classes for kids. There will be two sessions, each lasting for two weeks in June and late July going into August. Registration infomation can be found on the theater's website. For those who want to have their own private affair, the Orpheum is available to rent for $1,000 a night. For the adults, Cunningham said he is looking at doing a Sunday Blues program and the theater wil host comedian Lenny Clarke on June 1.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Promoter and booking agent Jim McLaughlin shares his story of the music industry and why Fusion on Route 1 in Foxborough is all about the music.
Jim McLaughlin has been in the music business for nearly 20 years as a promoter and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. “It’s always been a side project,” he said. “It’s got to the point where it’s almost a full time job.” McLaughlin said he started organizing music shows at the Norton Legion and said it was the most satisfying experience he’s ever had. “Just kind of looking back and knowing that you put that together,” he said. “Looking at the packed house and knowing you organized that. It’s something you believe in and actually worked to achieve. There’s satisfaction in there as well as a deep love for music.” After the first show at the Legion, Mcloughlin moved on to many other venues. McLaughlin currently works as the promoter …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Upload your talent show photos and videos to the gallery below!
Foxborough High School students showcased their skills, personalities and talents under the spotlight of the auditorium stage Thursday in the annual talent show. Genne Rogan won first place for her musical performance on guitar, Luke Schaaf and Tyler Aubuchon took home second place for their juggling act and Jenna Cherry and Kayla Sepe placed third for their duet. SHARE: Do you have photos or videos from Thursday's talent show? Upload them to our gallery above!
Monday, March 11, 2013
Real estate data compiled by NeighborhoodScout.com shows Foxborough has more people living here who work as artists, designers and in media than 95 percent of communities in the U.S.
Foxborough has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90 percent of the communities in America, according to real estate data compiled by NeighborhoodScout.com. “Foxborough is a town of artists,” the report says. “This concentration of artists helps shape Foxborough’s character.” According to the report, Foxborough is also considered a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.58 percent of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. “Overall, Foxborough is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers,” the report says. “There are especially a lot of people living in Foxborough who work in management occupations (13.48 percent), office and administrative support (13.19 …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Find out what films are playing locally in Foxborough this weekend.
Looking to see a movie this weekend? Let Patch help you easily find showtimes in your area! Enter your zip code into the Moviefone widget at the top of page to see what movies are playing in your area. TELL US: Foxborough Patch wants your movie reviews! Come back and tell us in comments the movie you saw at Showcase Cinemas de Lux, what you thought about it and how many stars out of five you would give the film.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The FHS Drama Club’s spring musical will be held March 15-17 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults.
The Foxborough High School Drama Club has been busy prepping for next weekend’s spring musical, “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter, which will showcase the collective work of 22 FHS students. “Twenty-two students worked on and built the ship that is used for the set,” said Foxborough High School Drama Club Director Joan Marino. Students playing lead roles in the musical are: A student pit band will also be performing during the musical. Marino describes the production as a “hilarious musical comedy.” “A cast of zany characters, played by 18 students, is let loose on a ship heading to London,” said Marino. “With romance and slapstick comedy and gangsters and angels, chaos inevitably ensues.” The performances will be held from March 15-17 in the…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Enjoying another year of excellence, Foxborough High School's musicians are once again regarded as one of the top high school jazz bands in the country.
Over February vacation, four members of the Foxborough High School jazz ensemble were selected to attend the Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival in New York City. The students – senior pianist Alex Olsen, senior guitarist Kevin Scollins, junior bassist Alexa Dumont and junior drummer Nick Adair – submitted an audition recording in December and were selected as one of three high school finalists in the country to attend the competition. “They began last summer putting together a set of music of Charles Mingus, writing their own arrangements, developing them, working on their improvisation and soloing,” said Foxborough Music Department Director Steve Massey. At the competition, held Feb. 15-18, the students attended workshops…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The deadline to submit artwork to Kennedy's Newton office is April 19, 2013.
Think your artwork is good enough to hang in the U.S. Capitol? Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced last week his office is participating in the annual Congressional Art Competition, a high school visual arts contest. Now through April 19, 2013, high school students in the Fourth Congressional District can submit paintings, drawings, collages, computer-generated art, prints, mixed media and photography pieces to Kennedy's office on Crafts Street in Newton. An independent arts panel that includes several artists and art professionals from across the Fourth District will select a finalist for each media category. The panel will then choose a "Best in Show" piece from those finalists. The "Best in Show" piece from the Fourth District will …