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Pet Soundings

Pet Soundings A Music Essay by David Daniel Let me confess right up front. When the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album dropped fifty-eight years ago this month I was one of the naysayers. In the early and mid-1960s you bought albums (such an exotic concept today!) based upon the appeal…

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“We Need You!”

We need you! – (PIP #31) By Louise Peloquin      We’ve met three young locals – Raymond Marcouillier, Aimé Martin and Paul Blanchette – who served in the armed forces during World War II. (1) On the home front, where were civilians working? The following advertisements give us examples of job…

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Uncle Arthur’s Crazy Friends

Charlie Gargiulo’s memoir, Legends of Little Canada, captures life in Lowell’s “Little Canada” and the trauma experienced by its residents when their homes were demolished by Urban Renewal. Legends is available from Loom Press. In a serialized sequel to Legends, Charlie is sharing some stories about his beloved Uncle Arthur.…

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