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At 25, ZUMIX takes a hands-on approach to musical creativity – The Boston Globe

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Strong Neighborhoods, Music for Kids in East Boston:

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     Two organizations I follow closely are Strong Towns and Projects for Public Places. Both aim at building resilient communities from within. Today’s story from the Boston Globe on Zumix in East Boston is a great example of the philosophy of both groups.

     Zumix is the brain child of local community activists who started by opening their home to offer after school opportunities for kids to engage fully in musical creativity. The program has grown over the years,making a huge difference in the lives of both the kids and communities.

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“For 25 years, East Boston community organization ZUMIX has empowered local students to take all things musical into their own hands.”

Source: At 25, ZUMIX takes a hands-on approach to musical creativity – The Boston Globe

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Courtesy of Kindermusik

The Creative Apothecary Congratulates ZUMIX on 25 Years of Helping Children Make Music!

For parents of autistic kids, the 22nd birthday often arrives with dread – The Boston Globe

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Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, Aging Out:

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     As we move through the month dedicated to making us more aware of autism, the issue raised in the Boston Globe today is an important one to consider. “Aging out” is a problem for many young people–foster children, for example–but it is especially difficult for the families with young adults on the autism spectrum. We need to work in our communities and at the state level to change the situation.

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“For parents of children with autism, one birthday — the 22nd — is often a source of dread. That’s the day publicly funded special education programs in Massachusetts and most states come to an end, and with them, so many other things.”

Source: For parents of autistic kids, the 22nd birthday often arrives with dread – The Boston Globe

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Courtesy of Art Therapy with Create and Transform

The Creative Apothecary Supports Continuing Services for Young Adults with Autism!

Summer concerts, studio sessions give young patients something to smile about – The Boston Globe

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Music, Gardens, and Healing at Boston Children’s Hospital: A Living Model

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In researching the integration of the arts in medicine for my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life, I have found leading hospitals for children to be in the vanguard of this revolution. Boston Children’s Hospital is a leader of leaders.

Over this summer Miranda Day, manager of the creative arts programs at the hospital, has arranged a series of concerts in the Prouty Garden, combining the healing power of music with that of garden. This article from the Boston Globe offers an overview of the range of concerts and performances that included local and national artists and music from reggae to swing to jazz and beyond. Although the Prouty Garden will be dug up next year for a new building, Day plans to continue the concerts in other green spaces.

The article also introduces the work of the Seacrest Studio at the hospital, funded by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The studio is a professionally-equipped facility that allows live performances to be transmitted to each room in the hospital as part of the music therapy program.   Opened in November 2014, the studio at Boston Children’s Hospital is part of a larger program in hospitals supported by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. 

Please use the contact form to tell us about music therapy in hospitals in your community.

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Summer concerts, studio sessions give young patients something to smile about – The Boston Globe.

Healing Garden Courtesy of the Photographer

Healing Garden Courtesy of the Photographer

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Art in public spaces – The Big Picture – The Boston Globe

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Public art has come a long way over the last fifty years. It is one of the glories of many of our communities. Often a help in the healing process after trauma of some kind,  it is also a celebration of the community and its peoples, and an inspiration on a daily basis.

This Sunday’s Boston Globe has a wonderful pictorial review of over 30 wonderful public art pieces in cities all over the world and I share this here. If you in the San Francisco area, make sure you see the work of the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei at Alcatraz. There is also a wonderful shot of the red poppies at the Tower of London, commemorating those killed in World War I. One of the my favorites is the image of the vegetable vendors in Manila sitting in front of the mural of Albert Einstein.

ENJOY AND SUPPORT PUBLIC ART IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

 

Art in public spaces – The Big Picture – The Boston Globe.

 

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Potpourri Sunday: Boston’s prominence in both medicine and music isn’t an accident – Editorials – The Boston Globe

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Yo-Yo Ms Playing the Cello Courtesy of Carnegie Hall Archives

Yo-Yo Ms Playing the Cello
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I haven’t posted on this blog for several days. This is a most appropriate and important post for reflection on this Sunday.

For weeks I have been spreading the word about the new documentary Alive Inside that tells the story of the miracles being wrought through the use of music in the lives of people with various forms of dementia. The work of Dan Cohen and his Music & Memory program has taken fire across the world, but I am finding it very difficult to get people here in Florida to understand its importance.

Throughout my career I have been very aware of the deep relationship between music and science. Almost every scientist on the original faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas played one or more instruments. The critical role of music in the arts of healing is being verified by many different studies and by the personal experiences of people in their everyday lives.

One comment on the picture of Yo-Yo Ma: his sister is also a fine musician and a pediatrician in New York.

This editorial from today’s Boston Globe needs to be reprinted in the newspapers of every community in this country.

 

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Boston’s prominence in both medicine and music isn’t an accident – Editorials – The Boston Globe.

 

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Singing Your Own Song

Singing Your Own Song

FutureEd Saturday: Jessica Means graduated from college and everyone told her she had to choose between med school or being a professional pianist. She picked both. – Lifestyle – The Boston Globe

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The marriage of the arts and medicine can only be truly understood through the stories of those whose lives embody it. The story of Jessica Means, as reported in a recent Boston Globe article, brings joy to my heart and hope to my spirit on a Saturday morning.

Read and read again. Share with Others. This is the Future NOW, career path for new world! Our young people are living through these complex experiences and our communities will be the better for it.

 

 

 

 

Jessica Means graduated from college and everyone told her she had to choose between med school or being a professional pianist. She picked both. – Lifestyle – The Boston Globe.

 

 

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July 4, 2014 Regina MJ Kyle

July 4, 2014
Regina MJ Kyle

Compassionate Thursday: ‘Opera Guy’ still dreams of singing at the Met – Metro – The Boston Globe

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I will admit to being proud of my hometown paper, the Boston Globe. Not only does it do a fine job of investigative journalism and have great people like writing for it, the Globe often uncovers stories that share people’s hopes and dreams. I am sharing one with you this evening that not only tells us about hope and dreams but also of the transforming power of music to heal and help us to become whole.

These are the stories that make it so important for us to acknowledge, embrace, and encourage the integration of the arts into our lives and communities.

 

 

 

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE, NEVER GIVE UP, KEEP ON SINGING.

 

‘Opera Guy’ still dreams of singing at the Met – Metro – The Boston Globe.

 

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