August 23, 2007 — Vol. 43, No. 2
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Local and Culturally Relevant Events this week:

Breakdancing instructor Christian Pacheco from the Arts in the Summer Program of Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) gets inverted during the “Family Dance Night” event sponsored by HSTF, held last Thursday night at the former Blessed Sacrament Church in Jamaica Plain. Other professional and student dancers also performed. (Kara Delahunt photo)

Kay George Roberts will conduct the New England Orchestra in Lowell on Sep. 9 at 4 p.m. The concert will celebrate seminal literary figure and Lowell native Jack Kerouac, as well as jazz greats Charlie “Bird” Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, two other legends of the ’50s beat generation. (Photo courtesy of Ashmont Media)

Kiddie Carnival

(Top left) Eleven-year-old J.D. Niles, dressed as an Amazonian medicine man complete with plastic skulls and lion heads, competes for the King award in this year’s Kiddie Carnival, held last weekend. That event is a precursor to the Boston Caribbean Carnival, which will be held this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Yawu Miller photo)

(Top right) Chanel Cowan-Cummings (center) has been dancing in Carnival since she was 2 years old. She and friends (left to right) Alyssa McAlpin, Rikeira Hinds and Dennay Mills are dancing with the D’Midas International band, whose theme, “Somewhere in the Amazon,” has them dressed as crickets. (Yawu Miller photo)

(Bottom) Elizabeth Mitchel, a dancer with the D’Midas International Carnival band, vies for the title of queen in the Kiddie Carnival competition, which allows young individual dancers to showcase their talent. (Yawu Miller photo)

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