December 20, 2007 — Vol. 43, No. 19
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Teen Empowerment’s “Street Life: Deeper Than the Eyes Can See”
Teen Empowerment presents, “Street Life: Deeper Than the Eyes Can See.” A powerful Boston youth led event featuring original rap, poetry, song, dance, and theater on the issues of violence, education reform, peer pressure, substance abuse and other pressing topics. 6:30- 9:00 p.m. at Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury. Tickets are $3 and are available at the door or by calling 617-288-2784 or stopping by Teen Empowerment, 252 Bowdoin St., Dorchester.

Benefit Concert
Stajez Center for the Arts will host a benefit concert for the Blackstone Community Center, 50 West Brookline St. in Boston’s South End at 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. The performance will be in the Blackstone Community Center Auditorium. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. An explosive showcase of some of Boston’s hottest youth performers. Featuring Nova Dance Troupe, Baby-Doll Dance Troupe, Little Divas, EnMotion Dance Troupe, Jamnastics, Seakers of Knowledge, Isiyah, All-Stars, Golden Kidz & The Boston Tap Company and a special performance by Stajez Dance Academy Students. Interested parties should contact R. Keith Houston at 617-635-5162, Monday-Friday between 10 a.m and 7 p.m. Additional information at


Winter Enchantment
The Lotus Foundation will hold an event the “Winter Enchantment” from noon-6 p.m. A diverse community affair, which will allow families of all cultures to share their holiday traditions, while learning and embracing the traditions of others. Story-tellers will share readings of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and more. There will be actors, carolers, dancers, and musicians showcasing their talents and representing their heritage. Food, music from all cultures will also be represented. For more information Hibernian Hall, 182-186 Dudley St., Roxbury. Cost: 12 and under (free). Adult (over 12) $10 per person. Nearest T Station: Dudley Station.




Visual Arts Workshop
Spontaneous Celebrations in collaboration with Boston’s First Night is offering an adapted Visual Arts Workshop in Spanish and English which includes participants (ages 3-12 years old) children/youth with disabilities siblings, and caregivers from 10 a.m.-noon. This workshop is at the Nat Smith House, 155 Lamartine St., Jamaica Plain (one block from the Stonybrook on the Orange Line) and is a wheelchair accessible setting. The teaching team is comprised of experienced Visual Arts Educators with extensive experience in including participants with special needs in community oriented settings. Pre-registration is required by calling by December 21. Suggested materials fee of $3-5 if able. Please call Ed Pazzanese at 617-524-6373 to register or if any questions. This workshop is funded by First Night Neighborhood Network and Spontaneous Celebrations is funded in part by the Mass. Cultural Council and Private Foundations.

Acoustic Brazil
The Grove Hall Library at 5 Crawford St. in Dorchester invites the public to attend our program Acoustic Brazil. The program will be held at 2:30 p.m. Acoustic Brazil is a fun-filled, music-filled family event featuring a program of modern Brazilian music. The program will take place in our Community Room. Parking is available and the program is free to all. For additional information please call 617-427-3337. Light refreshments.

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