WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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188 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) S C O T T B U M P journeys bon voyage trekking getaways escapes travel near and far Music and Theater Live in the Suburbs J A N E T M E N D E L S O H N writer excursions the most exciting live music we heard this year was not in one of Boston's prestigious halls, or in a sports stadium, a pricey urban nightclub, or under a huge harborside tent. No, the most exciting live music we've heard this year took place in a former suburban fire station. When multiple Grammy Award-winner Stanley Clarke took the stage at THE CENTER FOR ARTS IN NATICK, known as TCAN ("tee-can") with two dynamic musicians, both younger than 25, on percussion and piano, the trio's creative energy electrified the room. Clarke is a jazz legend. Like everyone else in the audience, we were close enough to see Clarke's extraordinary finger work on standup and electric bass. We could read every emotion in his face. To our left was a couple who had driven up from Connecticut. On our right were several professional jazz musicians. Between numbers, their collective comments amounted to "Wow." Acoustically excellent performing arts venues in Boston's suburbs like TCAN draw those in the know from all over. Their modest ticket prices, convenient locations, free parking,

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