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Arthur Lobo and Pals at the Somerville (MA) Armory on June 10th at 6 pm.

From Arthur Lobo:

Hi Betsy,

I hope you’re having a great day! My band is playing on Saturday June 10th. The venue should look bigger from what I checked. I go on at 6 PM that day. If you want you can spread the word to the chorus members.


Note from Julie K.:

The Armory is on Highland Ave between Central and Lowell. There is limited parking in the back. Pretty much all of Somerville is permit parking. There is one-hour parking on Highland Ave (the last time I checked). The Somerville cops LOVE to hand out tickets, so park defensively. 😉

From Alyssa Littlejohn (fundraiser)

From Alyssa Littlejohn:

Good afternoon,

As part of my National Honor Society service project, I am raising money and awareness for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). PSP is a very rare neurological disease that progressively makes the muscles weaker. There is currently no known cause or cure of PSP. Each year, 1.1 out of 100,000 people are newly diagnosed with PSP, although 5-6 out of 100,000 people are living with it. My grandmother was one of those who were affected.

My grandmother was diagnosed with PSP in February, 2019. Since then, I had watched my grandmother slowly decline, which was one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through.

Within the past year, my grandmother was in a wheelchair, as she could no longer walk; she could only eat pureed food since she had trouble swallowing; she needed 24/7 care; and overall, her muscles were weakening. This is just an example of what this terrible disease can do physically. Mentally, my grandmother was aware of what was happening around her, and what was happening to her body. Sadly, she passed away this past February. 

The early stages/symptoms of PSP can be often mistaken for Parkinson’s disease, but as the disease progresses, it is different from Parkinson’s disease. My family and I are very thankful to have received the proper diagnosis so we can learn more about the disease, but most importantly, so we could provide my grandmother with the proper care and help she needed.

I am raising money for CurePSP, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “the awareness, care and cure for neurodegenerative diseases” including PSP. My family and I have experienced firsthand the commitment it takes to care for someone with PSP. By raising money, I hope to support research on PSP and treatment options so other families experiencing PSP can have an easier time.

I have set up a personalized fundraising page where donations go directly to CurePSP. My goal is to raise at least $1,000. Please click on this link to reach my personalized page:

I greatly appreciate any amount you are able to give. No amount is too small; every donation helps.

If you would like to learn more about CurePSP and their mission/what they do for PSP, please visit their website:

Thank you so much for your support. This cause means a lot to me, and I hope that any awareness and money I raise will help find a cause, cure, and treatment options for this disease.


Where to find The First Baptist Church of Medford services, with our own Dr. Holly Zagaria and Anthony Pilcher.

A couple of members asked where they could find the YouTube channel for the First Baptist Church of Medford (MA) — whose music program is led by our own fabulous accompanist and vocal coach, Dr. Holly Zagaria. One of our newer members, Anthony Pilcher, performs an amazing solo with the chamber quartet.

Here is their Easter Sunday service:

Easter Sunday service at the First Baptist Church of Medford MA

“From Brahms to Broadway!” Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7 pm at Medford (MA) High School

“From Brahms to Broadway!” Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7 pm at Medford (MA) High School

Please join us on May 5th at 7 pm in the Caron Theater at Medford (MA) High School for our Medford Community Chorale Spring 2023 concert, titled “From Brahms to Broadway.”

We will also have about 20 great raffle prizes at the concert as a fun way to support the Medford Community Chorale.

A portion of the proceeds from our concert book will be donated to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

Hope to see you there! 🎶

Erica and Alyssa Littlejohn in “Junior Varieties” at Malden HS on March 10 and 11

Malden High School’s Junior Varieties 2023 will feature two of our more versatile vocalists, Alyssa Littlejohn and Erica Littlejohn.

Alyssa Littlejohn will be singing a duet with one of her friends, and she and Erica Littlejohn will be performing a piano duet!

The shows are: Friday, March 10 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 11 at 6:00 pm

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door (All ticket sales will support the Class of 2024.) Both shows will take place at Malden High School Jenkins Auditorium

Photo by Monica Silvestre on