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Wakefield is a desirable suburban residential community situated in Middlesex County in eastern Massachusetts. The town is governed by a well informed public spirited citizenry interested in maintaining the natural beauty of the town as well as providing a high quality of services and facilities.

The town has diversification of industry and employment is high. The central business district along Main Street is home to banks, public buildings, specialty shops and professional offices.

Adding to the town’s attractiveness are its two lakes. They are Crystal Lake used as a water supply source and Lake Quannapowitt. This three mile lake is a popular area for skating and fishing, walking and jogging. Town residents confidently and proudly assert that Wakefield is a well managed community.

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AAC Boot Camp for Professionals
This 4-day course for professionals who work with AAC users will focus on practical skills and techniques that will increase AAC knowledge and use across the school day. Participants in the course will be exposed to a variety of AAC systems and be given an overview of the evaluation process. Participants will then focus on skills that increase AAC learning for students regardless of the AAC system in place. These techniques will not only be discussed but also practiced so that participants will feel comfortable using them with students. The techniques will include core vocabulary instruction, descriptive teaching method, aided language input, recasting, sabotage, perpetual salience, zone of proximal development and others. Additionally participants will create a classroom game that can be used to promote or reinforce AAC users skills. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand the purpose and potential of augmentative and alternativecommunication for school age learners Participants will learn a basic overview of the AAC assessment process and what AAC systems are available in todays market, include AAC apps Participants will understand the value of core vocabulary instruction and how to use the descriptive teaching method and other techniques to maximize core language learning Participants will learn how to use a variety of AAC promotion and instructional techniques including Aided Language Input, Recasting, Sabotage, Perpetual Salience and others. Participants will create a game and learn to use a classroom game to reinforce AAC users skills Presenters: Kate Ahern, M.S.Ed., Assistive Technology Specialist Ms. Ahern completed a five year combined undergraduate and Master of Science program in special education at Simmons College in Boston. Following graduation she worked for several years in private and public schools. She then taught special education for over a decade in educational collaboratives in Massachusetts. During this time, more and more of her caseload included students who needed Assistive Technology to access the curriculum. Finally, she moved to working full time as an assistive technology specialist in 2011. Her interests include augmentative communication, assistive technology implementation in schools, and universal design for learning.

When: Jul 11, 2016 9 AM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09 )
Berklee Summer in the CityAnibal Cruz

Anibal Cruzstudies piano at Berklee. He graduated from the Jose White Conservatory in Camaguey, Cuba, and from Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. He has a strong presence in the Latin music scene around the Boston area, both as a freelance musician and as leader of the Latin jazz band Clave and Blues. Rooted in classical music and Afro-Cuban jazz, his playing style is influenced by his Cuban piano heritage and the sounds of Chucho Valdez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Tony Perez as well as jazz icons like Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock.



When: Jun 9, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18 )
Tonneson + Co 5K

- The 4th Tonneson + Co 5k will take place around beautiful Lake Quannapowitt and is great for runners of all skill levels, as well as walkers. Strollers are welcome!

Proceeds from the event will go directly to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry to benefit the Kids First Program. The Kids First program provides food to families with school age children during the summer months. Many families receive free or reduced price breakfast and lunch during the school year, but this help is not available during the summer. The Kids First program provides the added food items to help replace those meals.



When: Jul 24, 2016 8 AM in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: $25 for 14 & up, $15 for 13 & under (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08 )
NECW presents the 2016 IRON 8 Championship
New England Championship Wrestling proudly presents the 2016 IRON 8 Championship, Saturday night, June 11 at the Americal Civic Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA with a 7 PM bell time. The IRON 8 Championship is a unique tournament event. 8 men are selected to compete and are paired off in an opening round consisting of 4 one on one matches. The 4 winners then proceed to the IRON 8 final, which is a 4 way, 45 minute Iron Man Match. Whoever scores the most pinfalls or submissions in 45 minutes is the 2016 IRON 8 Champion. Participants will be revealed in the coming weeks. Tickets for this event are $15 for adults, $10 for kids under 12. Tickets can be purchased online or charged by phone by calling 1-800-838-3006



When: Jun 11, 2016 7 PM to Jun 11, 2016 10 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 15 USD (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 19 )
Bounce Baby Expo: North Shore
Bounce Baby provides new and expecting parents with local resources. Learn about the newest trends, gear and services available to you. Complimentary seminars from the areas top baby professionals. Amazing prizes and giveaways.

When: Sep 25, 2016 12 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12 )
Bounce Kids Expo: North Shore
Bounce Kids provides parents with local resources for children ages 2-12! Learn about the newest products, services, and activities the North Shore has to offer! Complimentary seminars and amazing prizes and giveaways!

When: Nov 13, 2016 12 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Nov 2016 12 )
Band Favorites
A free concert filled with favorites the band members have chosen to perform especially for you!Songs include: Riverdance Cajon Fok Songs First Suite in Eb

When: Jun 5, 2016 3 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 15 )
Kate Eppers- Teal Street Band
Let's rock and pop it up!

When: Jun 3, 2016 8 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 20 )
Craig LaGrassa


When: Jun 3, 2016 8 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 20 )
Greater Boston ADFP June 2016 Meeting: Child Support
Following David Kellem's presentation on child support last month, we are pleased to offer this sequel. Unfortunately, there was not enough time to cover this critical and complex topic in the May presentation. Hence, David has graciously accepted to return. Please note the exceptional change in time: we are meeting from 10AM to noon, not at noon. Calculating child support is simple when the parties receive W-2 or 1099 wages. There are at least 50 shades of financial gray, however, when income is derived from self-employment and rental real estate. In this presentation we willshine some light on the shadowy spots and examine how divorce professionals can reveal true income for child support calculation purposes without alienating the exposed client. Attendees will develop a deeper understanding of how the child support guidelines apply to more complex compensation systems. In the May presentation David focused on the Child Support Guidelines and its interpretation. In this presentation, David will focus on real life examples and how the computation of income for child support purposes can be critical to the divorcing couple. David A. Kellem is a Family Law Attorney and Mediator. David's strengths in family law draw on his broad legal background. Before forming David Kellem Law Group, P.C., in Hingham, MA, he spent 25 years representing clients in the wide range of areas that relate to family law: divorce, real estate, business representation, litigation and wills and estates. David's training in criminal law informs his representation of clients in restraining order and abuse cases. From 1983 to 1987, he prosecuted street-crime cases in Manhattan as an assistant district attorney with the New York County District Attorney's Office. His work included jury trials, grand jury presentations, and appeals involving cases of murder, robbery, narcotics sales, burglary, weapons possession and sexual assault. After earning a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, David graduated with honors from Suffolk University Law School in 1981. He honed his writing skills as lead articles editor from the Suffolk University Law Review and after graduation as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph R. Weisberger of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Notes for CE credit: This presentation is rated as advanced for CFP Board credit and is submitted for 2 hours of credit. Prior experience in divorce financial analysis is assumed. This program is submitted for 2 hour of CPA CE credit as Specialized Knowledge and Applications. ADFP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:www.learningmarket.org. The mission of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) is: To heighten awareness of the benefits and the added value of divorce financial planning so that it becomes an integral part of the divorce process. To encourage knowledgeable and trustworthy financial professionals to enter the field. To continuously refine and maintain practice and professional standards of excellence and a strict code of ethics. To build professionalism. To unify the divorce financial planning profession.

When: Jun 2, 2016 10 AM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10 )
Jacob McCaslin
Award-winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jacob McCaslin performs as part of the Berklee Summer in the City series. Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, 345, Main Street, Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 01880, United States of America

When: Jul 14, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the City Max Brandenburg

Max Brandenburg is a classically trained pianist, singer, and songwriter who combines his talents in his original music: a mix of catchy and heartfelt pop, jazz, and soul as well as stirring acoustic rock ballads. He has played in various types of ensembles, ranging from rock to chamber music, was part of a marching band, his high schools orchestra and choir, and has performed the lead roles in several high school musical productions, including West Side Story.Brandenburghas won several competitions, including Jugend Musiziert, a renowned nationwide competition for young musicians in Germany. He won first prize in the pop vocals category, convincing the judges with his original songs. After he graduated summa cum laude from his high school in Germany in 2013, he enrolled at Berklee and is pursuing a degree in songwriting. He is currently in his first semester, working on several projects and recording his original music with his fellow music students.



When: Jun 16, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18 )
Brook Retreat Walk for Hope
The Brook Retreat is excited to pick up The Walk for Hope this year! Brook Retreat would not be around if not for Number 16 - and surely everyone a part of The Brook Retreat communities lives would look a lot differently than they do now. We owe that all to them. At this coming walk we hope to continue their message of hope and awareness that there's a real solution for the addicts/alcoholics and their families. Funds raised will go to The Brook Retreat scholarship. All donations will go to helping individuals get into 12 step based treatment who otherwise wouldn't be able to aford it. If you prefer to pay, donate, or sponsor a walker via written check, simply mail it to: South Shore Transformation Inc - Scholarship Fund 55 Brook Street Plympton, MA 02367 Double Your Donation:Please check to see if your employer will match your donation to the scholarship fund. Tax Deductability:South Shore Transformation Inc (the parent organization for The Brook Retreat) is a registered 501(c)3 charity. EIN: 47-1408681. No goods or services were provided for this donation. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Logistics:The walk will be held rain or shine and will start from the bandstand on the Lower Common at the lake in Wakefield. Registration starts at 9AM, the walk itself starts at 10AM. T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a beautiful, easy walk about 3 miles long.Strollers are fine. See you there!

When: Jun 19, 2016 9 AM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09 )
Spring Into Summer with a Free Concert from the Middlesex Concert Band
Spring Into Summer on Sunday, June 5, 2016 with the Middlesex Concert Band in a free concert at the Galvin Middle School Auditorium, presenting a variety of music styles and featuring small ensemble performances interspersed with the full ensembles program. Doors open at 2:30 pm and the concert begins at 3:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Like most groups of this type, the Middlesex Concert Band presents a series of concerts each year, often featuring programs related to the season or to a particular theme. Following each concert, band members look forward to the next rehearsal to find out what is on the program for the next one. This time, Music Director Mark Olson turned things around and asked band members to tell him what they wanted to play. The result is a unique, eclectic mix of music that will delight concertgoers of all ages. Folk songs are often used as inspiration for concert band compositions, and this concert features three unique folk song settings: Percy Graingers Lincolnshire Posy, a six-movement piece featuring adaptations of folk songs that Grainger heard during a visit to Lincolnshire, England in the early 1900s; Gustav Holsts Second Suite in F for Military Band, a four-movement piece also featuring English folk songs; and Frank Tichelis Cajun Folk Songs, a two-movement piece composed as a tribute to the people of the original Cajun folksong culture. Music from the stage and screen also regularly finds its way into concert band repertoires and this concert is no exception, featuring selections from Gilbert and Sullivans comic opera The Pirates of Penzance; Henry Mancinis Pie in the Face Polka, which provided the soundtrack to the climactic pie fight scene in the classic movie The Great Race; and music from the original dance phenomenon of the 1990s, Riverdance. Rounding out the program is the majestic Liberty Fanfare written by John Williams for the centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty and premiered by the Boston Pops in 1986. Concertgoers will also be treated to performances from various small ensembles made up of members of the full band. These small ensembles let the audience hear the featured instruments in a different, more intimate setting. The Middlesex Concert Band is a nonprofit, community band based in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and made up of more than 50 musicians of all ages who come from throughout Northeast Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Originally founded in the 1950s as a marching band, the group evolved into a concert band in 1975 and has been performing continuously around the region since then. Spring Into Summer takes place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in the Galvin Middle School, 525 Main Street, Wakefield, MA. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. For more information about the Middlesex Concert Band, go to www.mcbconcertband.org.

When: Jun 5, 2016 3 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 15 )
Berklee Summer in the City Pia Salvia

Pia Salvia is a harpist and singer raised in Belgium. Although she has a classical background, her passion is to explore the harp in many musical genres. In 2012, she was selected for the reality talent search show The Voice in France and made it to the top 20. After that, she played and sang for different projects and decided to go deeper in her exploration of the harp. After a trip in Cuba, she started her studies at Berklee College of Music; spent a semester studying Mediterranean music in Valencia, Spain; and went to Colombia and Brazil to learn more about new musical styles and cultures.

In September 2015,Salvia had the honor of being invited to playfor the Second International Harp Festival in Bogota, Colombia, where she gave master class in Spanish about flamenco music and bossa nova with the harp and then performed. After that, she was invited to play at the Boston Harp Festival as the opening act for famous harpist Deborah Henson Conant. Salvia isconstantly performing and recording for different projects and is working on her own album.



When: Jul 28, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18 )
Once Upon a Time


When: Jun 25, 2016 4 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16 )
Berklee Summer in the CityKathryn Hallberg

Emotional, evocative, warm, natural, and firmly rooted in Americana with light pop and country stylings: this describesKathryn Hallberg's music. She has been songwriting and performing since the age of 11. In the summer of 2008, Hallberg began recording her first EP,No Surprise, with Kyle Hutton, producer and founder of Real Life Real Music, at the helm as producer. The EP's positive reviews opened the door to many performance opportunities including opening slots for Shawn Colvin, Michael Martin Murphey, Lorrie Morgan, and Marcia Ball. In 2012, Hallberg returned to the studio with Hutton to record her second EP,Nocturnal, which features musical contributions from Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks, Robert Earl Keen) and mixing by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, James Taylor).Nocturnalwas selected as one of the best local albums of 2012 by both theHouston Chronicleand theHouston Press. Other accolades include aHouston Pressnomination for best pop artist in 2011, selection as a 2012 Ballad Tree regional finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Competition, winning the Texas Independent Music Expo, and being a two-time finalist at the Songwriters Serenade and a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.



When: Jun 23, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the City Kaeli Earle Band

KaeliEarleis a bassist and vocalist from Bellingham, Washington. Her voice is smooth like chocolate, her originals are funky, and her band is from all over the West Coast. What's not to like?



When: Jun 2, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the CityNacho Gonzlez

Ignacio Gonzlez Nappa, who performs as Nacho Gonzlez,is an Uruguayan musician, composer, and social entrepreneur currently studying jazz composition and performance at Berklee College of Music. Before coming to Berklee,Gonzlez studied communications at the Universidad de Montevideo. He won a Fulbright scholarship for Latin American leaders and continued his studies at Amherst College. He completed an executive leadership program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and was named one of the top 20 under 40 byPODER Magazine. At Berklee,Gonzlezcreated theNasty Candombe Mafia, featuring Berklee students and faculty playing his original tunes.He has studied guitar, percussion, voice, and piano with a list of maestros from both Uruguay and the U.S. including Tim Miller, Julio Cobelli, Jorge Trasante, Bob Pilkington, and Greg Hopkins, among others. He is currently working on his debut album, which will be released in 2016 and features Latin jazz players such as George Garzone, Oscar Stagnaro, Nando Michelin, and Martn Ibarburu, among others. Gonzlez's music focuses on the intersection between jazz and candombe, an Afro-Uruguayan groove. In 2016, he wonthe Jazz Education Network Award for Young Composers.He also serves as music and literature critic atEl Observador.

Prior to coming to Boston,Gonzlez was cofounder and chief of international operations atSociaLab, the first spin off of Un Techo para mi Pas (TECHO) and an innovation center supporting entrepreneurs and companies in developing products and services for low-income consumers.He also cofounded and served as chief executive officer of TECHO in the U.S.He has been a speaker at events related to social innovation and entrepreneurship such as the Latin Trade Symposium and the Clinton Global Initiative, among others. He is part of a generation of young Latin American leaders committed to changing the reality of the millions of families living in extreme poverty across the continent.



When: Jun 30, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the CityMIXCLA

Pulling from the three dynamic spirits of the Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project, a new mixture of sonic masterpieces is born. MIXCLA is a play on words between mezcla and mix. It is also a merging of cultures hailing from the mountains of Chile to the traditions of Japan and driven by the fires of Cuba to achieve a truly unique Latin jazz experience. MIXCLA is led by composer, pianist, and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora with Gerson Esteban Lazo Quiroga on bass and backing vocals and Takafumi Nikaido on percussion. This mixture of cultural spices makes the perfect recipe for a one-of-a-kind musical experience.



When: Aug 11, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the City Alex Madeline Quartet

Frenchman Alexandre Madeline started playing saxophone at the age of 14 and subsequently studied classical saxophone at the Caen Conservatory. At 20,he began practicing jazz and playing in different big bands. He later opened for Maceo Parker with his band, played with the NATO Jazz Orchestra, and recorded for jazz, funk, and pop music projects. He came to study at Berklee College of Music in January of 2013 and has been privileged to study with musicians such as Hal Crook, George Garzone, and Greg Hopkins. Thanks to his music, Madeline has traveled to Azerbaijan, playing with the Emil Afrasiyab Group for the Baku International jazz Festival in 2013. The group has also performed at the Kennedy Center; at Carnegie Hall; at the Kursaal in Bern, Switzerland; and at the Saint Germain des Prs Jazz Festival in Paris.

Madeline has created a new jazz quartet with some other talented Berklee students (Simon Moullier on vibes, Giuseppe Campisi on bass, and Juan Ale Saenz on drums ). Their cohesion allows them to play music without limits, and they are always full of surprises.



When: Aug 4, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the Citya l e a

a l e a is the stage name of Maria Alejandra Jimenez '16, a singer-songwriter from Barrancas, La Guajira, Colombia. She grew up surrounded by local indigenous communities and cultural events like the Barranquilla Carnival and other Colombian festivities that have certainly influenced her musical perspective and compositions. a l e a has represented Colombia at events such as the Berklee International Folk Festival 2013; the Rhythm of the Universe's highly anticipated show, Welcome to Earth, at the Boston Out of the Box Festival 2013; and the second Latin America Vive Music Festival. She has been highlighted on Berklee's YouTube channel with her composition, Navegando Bocabajo.

Today, a l e a presents her new project that debuted at the Brown Bag Music Series at Worcester Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is currently producing her new album,a l e a.



When: Aug 18, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the CityHarshitha Krishnan

Harshitha Krishnanis a vocalist of Indian origin from Lagos, Nigeria. Her studies have included Western classical vocals through Trinity College at the Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON), Hindustani music at A. R. Rahman's KM Music Conservatory, and visual communication atM.O.P Vaishnav College for Women. She currently studies professional music with an emphasis on writing and performance at Berklee College of Music. Krishnan has performed as part of several events and festivals including the MUSON Youth Festival in Lagos and the Bangalore Habba Jazz Festival 2012, and she has toured the U.S. with Christiane Karam's Pletenitsa Balkan Choir. She has performed with world-renowned artists and bands such as Ilayaraaja, A. R. Rahman, Gary Burton, Vijay Prakash, and Michael McDonald, among others.



When: Jul 21, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the CityJacob McCasllin

Multi-instrumentalistJacob McCaslinis an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Influenced at a young age by the work of soul and blues artists, he has been advancing in all aspects of the music world. At 21 years old, he is recognized as a gifted guitarist by other players and has been dubbed a virtuoso singer by vocal authorities. McCaslin has been composing and producing his own music for over 11 years, and he is still growing as a musician, continuing his studies at Berklee College of Music as a scholarship student.



When: Jul 14, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the CitySudacas

Sudacaswas founded by Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice and percussion) and Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass). The duet creates a fusion of traditional music from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements that give their songs a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee College of Music in 2011 and have been playing together ever since.While at Berklee, they were signed to Heavy Rotation Records and became part of the 2015 Dorm Sessions compilation.

Sudacas has performed alongside famous artists such as three-time Grammy winner Alejandro Sanz, Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Luis Enrique, Australian artist Fantine, and Cuban American singer-songwriter Jon Secada. They have played at events such as the Latin Grammy Awards (2013), the Clinton Foundation: Future of the Americas (2014), the We Are Boston anniversary gala (2015), and a tribute to Julio Iglesias, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Harvey Mason at Agganis Arena (2015). Sudacas is currently working on their second single, Meeting Again, to be released in 2016.



When: Aug 25, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the CitySamuel Batista

Samuel Batistais an alto saxophone player born in Panama City, Panama, and the first musician of his family. In 2009, Batista won a full scholarship through the Panama Jazz Festival to participate in the Five-Week Summer Performance Program at Berklee College of Music. He subsequently received admission to the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and left Panama for one year. Then in September 2012, Batista moved to Boston to study at Berklee on the prestigious presidential scholarship. He has since gained admission to the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. He currently works as the bandleader of the Third Land Quintet, which has been together since 2015. The quintet is in the process of recording its first EP.

Batista's mentors include pianist Danilo Prez, saxophonist Patricia Zarate, and Panamanian pianist Walter Smith. He has also had the privilege of playing with and learning from musicians like John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Ron Savage, Lincoln Goines, and Paquito DRivera, among many others. You can listen to his original song "Purity"here.



When: Jul 7, 2016 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18 )
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