ACMi Highlights of the Week – March 7

Two Candidates Vie for Select Board Opening

There is just one contested race in this year’s local elections, and that is to fill the Select Board seat held for decades by the late Kevin Greeley. The two candidates for that opening – Steve DeCourcey and Robert Tosi, Jr. – will come to ACMi’s Studio A for a debate on Thursday, March 7, at 7 pm. We will air the debate LIVE on our Public channel and follow that with regular re-broadcasts on the Public and/or Government channels in the weeks leading up to the election on April 4. With the AHS rebuild and operating override on the docket, it looks like the Select Board will be busier than ever in the upcoming term, so tune in to the debate to be able to make your most informed choice on Election Day!

Democracy After Dark Examines Journalism

In late January, our friends at the Robbins Library reintroduced a series that many remember fondly – Democracy after Dark. The first event focused on the state of journalism, past and present – what it is, how it works, and why it matters to our democracy. Professor Manny Paraschos from the Journalism Department at Emerson College provided eye-opening historical context, including distributing copies of the very first American newspaper to all in attendance! And Nicole Dungca from the Boston Globe Spotlight Team provided an exclusive peek inside the world of investigative journalism. Entertaining and illuminating in equal measure, the evening was one to remember. Now you can see it on the Public channel, airing at various times through the week.

Studio B Sessions Welcomes Back a Favorite

Studio B Sessions, ACMi’s series that presents live musical performances captured in the cozy confines of our satellite studio across the street from Arlington High, has featured a rich variety of local musicians over its two seasons, from soloists to five-piece bands. All of the sessions have been a lot of fun, both to record and to view, but one of the folks who really knocked our socks off in the first season was Arlington’s own Alec Delphenich. It’s a particular pleasure, therefore, to welcome this honey-voiced singer-songwriter back for Studio B Sessions’ first encore performance. As the show’s second season winds to a close, you’ll want to tune in to this talented musician as he reminds us once again of how rich is the vein of creative imagination we enjoy in Arlington! It’s on our Public channel, airing various times throughout the week.

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March 7, 2019