ACMi Highlights of the Week–August 27

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Return of an ACMi Favorite!

We are delighted to welcome Susan Carp and our friends at the Council on Aging back into the ACMi studio after an absence of more than a year. They are the folks behind “Living Out Loud,” one of the most popular and consistent programs on our Public channel over the last number of years. “Living Out Loud” is a weekly series that focuses on seniors and those who love and care for them, offering a broad range of valuable information, interviews with service providers of all sorts, and helpful suggestions around aging in the healthiest way. In the first installment of the new season, Susan talks about the importance of Senior Centers such as we have in Arlington, and she shares some of her favorite “keys to aging well.” Welcome back, Susan and the rest of the LOL team! 

Studio B Sessions – Izzy Heltai

Studio B Sessions continues its blistering pace of exposing area musicians to our Arlington audience through capturing live performances in the intimate setting of our satellite studio across the street from Arlington High School. The latest episode is just out, and features an indie-folk singer-songwriter who hails from Western Mass. Izzy Heltai puts a unique twist on traditional storytelling. Through songs that draw from personal stories to address broader universal truths, Izzy connects deeply with his listeners. His latest release, Only Yesterday, draws inspiration from the natural beauty of the Berkshires, his lived experiences, and stories from his community. In this latest installment of Studio B Sessions, Izzy performs an affecting selection of original tunes from Only Yesterday and earlier works – it’s on the Public channel.

The Magic of Sand Sculpting Revealed

Congratulations to longtime ACMi member and good friend Margie DiMonte, who recently put the finishing touches on an enthralling new documentary, “Sand Sculptures: They’re Ephemeral, That’s the Whole Point!” Filming at the 19th Annual Sand Sculpting Classic in Hampton Beach, NH, Margie takes us behind the scenes as 10 competitors mix, mold, sculpt, and matte their masterpieces in just 24 hours spread over three days. Toiling through wind, rain, and chilling dampness followed by blazing sun, these artists create works that are simply stunning. Margie chronicles it all, from the delivery of 10 tons of sand to each sculptor, right through to interviews with the competition’s two big winners. The artists hail from all over North America, and it is truly heartwarming to see how they support and inspire each other even as they compete for thousands of dollars in prize money. As the title implies, this particular form of art is very much a transitory one, but that takes nothing away from the awesome beauty these artists create – see for yourself on our Public channel!

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August 27, 2019