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This Week on TV: Unconventional sculptures

CCTV - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:28am

Ever heard of sculpture racing? It's a multimedia art form, in which sculptures are pushed, pulled, or pedaled through a race course. People's Sculpture Racing organizes races in Cambridge each year, and CCTV Producer Rock Louis attended one such event to document:

John Manson has a new installment of #whatImake, his series of short documentaries on people who make art and why they do it. Episode 8 visits instrument maker and performer Jason Sanford who engineers and welds instruments out of trash and other found materials and who plays instruments ranging from the guitar to the "Feedback Organ Inside Metal Tank." Viewers may also tune in to Channel 8 this Saturday, Apr. 30 at midnight for a marathon of all eight episodes of the series.

These and other new member productions play each week on Channel 8, Sundays and Tuesdays starting at 5pm and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting at 9am.

Cambridge's Annual Holocaust Commemoration will take place this year Wednesday, May 4

Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, the program features an evening of music, candle lighting, and remembrance, and will take place from 7 to 9pm at Temple Beth Shalom, at 8 Tremont Street. If you can't attend the event in person on Wednesday evening, past years' programs will play this week on Channel 8: Saturday Apr. 30 at 12:30pm and 3pm, Sunday May 1 at 6pm, Tuesday May 3 at 1:30pm, Wednesday May 4 at 3pm.

Surviving the Holocaust -- a presentation given to high school students by Holocaust survivor Irene Fogel Weiss -- will also play this week, on Channel 8 Saturday Apr. 30 at 3pm, Sunday May 1 at 8pm, Tuesday May 3 at 2:45pm, and Wednesday May 4 at 4:15pm.

Arts & Entertainment

Cambridge Calendar June 2016 Edition

CCTV - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:21pm

The June 2016 edition of the Cambridge Calendar features Kate Radville and the one mile swim race held by the Charles River Swimming Club on June 11, 2016, in Boston. Henry Kesner also joins us to talk about Herbstalk's herbalism festival on June 4 and 5, 2016, at the Armory in Somerville, MA. We can also tell you where to meet a life long whale veterinarian and where to go for help keeping your information private online.

The Cambridge Calendar television program pulls together details on all the events in Cambridge - so that you don't have to! We aggregate community calendars from the city government, local non-profits, universities, and community groups and present it all in a condensed 15-minute event clearinghouse program. Forget looking through local listings and websites for things to do. Let us tell it to you straight. And, by the way, our own online community calendar can tell you lots about the city and it's a great place to list your own events, too (cambridgecalendar.org).

This program is produced by staff and volunteers at Cambridge Community Television to fill the gap in Cambridge news and current affairs programming. If you would like to learn more about our other programs, visit cctvcambridge.org

Neighborhood & Community

Bay State Forum: Scams and Identity Theft

CCTV - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:14pm

Con artists trying to steal our money? From the snake oil salesmen of covered wagon days to the sophisticated internet and telephone scams of today – the deal is the same - the conmen win and we lose – but it doesn’t have to be that way – we do not have to be victims of internet or boiler room scams.

Experts in cyberspace, financial services and law enforcement talk about the problem and some solutions.

This episode features Nate Nottke from Google, Peter Malionek, VP Security Investigations Officer, Eastern Bank, Officer Dan Burosso from the Cambridge Police Department, and Lydia Placid-Brooks, branch manager of the Central Square branch of Eastern Bank.

Business & Economy

Great Boston author readings April 24-30 - The Boston Globe

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:04pm

The Boston Globe

Great Boston author readings April 24-30
The Boston Globe
... at Porter Square Books … Anjali Mitter Duva (“Faint Promise of Rain”) reads at 7 p.m. at Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Canton … Ilija Trojanow (“The Lamentations of Zeno”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass. Ave ...

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West Side Lounge closes after 16 years in business - Boston.com

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:29am

Boston.com

West Side Lounge closes after 16 years in business
Boston.com
As of Tuesday, Cambridge has one less restaurant. West Side Lounge, located between Porter Square and Harvard Square on Mass Ave., closed its doors for the last time Monday after 16 years in business. Boston Restaurant Talk first reported in February ...

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