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Silent Movies Pianist Won't Be Quiet at Library

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 1:44 am on October 24, 2013
Charlie Chaplin, ''The Kid'' (1921)

Silent era film classic, ''The Kid'' (1921), will be featured at Framingham Library's Friday Night Films, November 8th, 2013.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In the USA in 1920's, on any given Friday night there's a good chance you would have gone out to see a silent movie.

But, the theater would be anything but silent. A pianist played "mood music" along with the films.

On Friday, November 8th, 2013, slip into the past at the Framingham Main Library.

The library's Friday Night Film will be a Silent Movie Show featuring Richard Hughes, Silent Movies Pianist who will set the mood as black & white films flicker on the screen.

Richard Hughes, Silent Movies Pianist

Richard Hughes, Silent Movies Pianist

Hughes, who began classical piano training at age 7, spent over a decade researching and scoring "mood music" pieces to recreate the original period sound of the 1920's "silent movie" houses.

He writes on his website, "Every time I screen another old silent film and prepare a musical score for it, I feel like a geologist who has just discovered a rare find hidden deep in ancient layers of rock. Many of these films are gems and my mission is to reacquaint, introduce, educate, and entertain audiences of all ages to the silent ...[read more]

Callahan Happenings for January 2011

Filed under: Seniors by Randy Harris at 12:04 pm on December 28, 2010
Raymond J. Callahan Senior Center, 535 Union Ave, Framingham, MA

Located at 535 Union Avenue, the Callahan Center is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The following information is about activities and services at the Callahan Senior Center for the month of January, 2011.

Monday, January 10th, at 1:30 pm: The Friends of Callahan - entertainment provided by Bill Zolli, Vocalist. Refreshments will be served. Please come and bring a friend!

Tuesday January 11th, from 9:30 to 10:30 am: New Member Orientation Meeting - If you have just joined Callahan you might want to attend as we enjoy coffee and pastry, answer your questions and seek your input on activities.

Tuesday, January 11th, at 10:00 am - 'Staying Healthy! Staying Fit!' invites you to join us this month for coffee and a discussion of common medications, their side effects and interactions. The discussion will be led by a pharmacologist from Metro-West Medical Center. Bring a list of your current medications including any over the counter drugs you may be taking. We will discuss medications we are currently taking and learn about the effects of drug interactions. We will also learn to empower ourselves by insisting on ...[read more]

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