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Page 10 POST-GAZE;FrE, FEBRUARY 1,2013 Fac reviewing DESTINY'S CHILD - LOVE SONGS Music World/ Columbia/Legacy Romantics' delight, Des- tiny's Child is here to caress your ears with 14 tracks of pure love. During the group's reign (1997-2005) as the world's top-selling female re- cording group, they achieved sales of 60 million records. BeyoncG Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams pour soul- ful harmonies around love songs that include, Cater 2 U, Killing Time, Second Nature plus from Rowland's solo al- bum -- Heaven. More Destiny on Now That She's Gone, the tender Brown Eyes and mark the midpoint with the emo- tional If. The haunting Emo- t/on maintains the mood, fol- lowed by If You Leave featur- ing next, the fitting T-Shirt, the sensual Temptation and an interesting Timbaland remix of Say My Name. Wind- ing down this excellent col- lection is the pretty Love, and Nuclear, Destiny's Child's first new tune in eight years! PLENA LIBRE - CORAZON Best described as Puerto Rican music with layers of complex, good-spirited brass, strings, and hard-hitting hand percussion, Corazon is a wonderful experience. Plena Libre's founder Gary Nunez is the driving force behind non-stop rhythms that ex- plode on cuts as the spirited Algo Contigo, trailed by high energy on Bomba Pa'Ti, the plena gem A Pap& the young Emanuel Santana serves up his vocals on Qu es la Vidc and the bomba classic Habla Cuembe. The delicious mix of jazz, rock and other Latin and Afro-Caribbean music continues via the tempestu- ous Huracan, the truthful La Verdad, the rhythmic Tira la Bola, and Libre ends with a tribute to Puerto Rico's flag with Que Bonita Bandera. SupeH STAND UP GUYS - SOUNDTRACK Lakeshore Records Stand Up Guys is a film about the mob and their allegiance to one another. The soundtrack is filled with songs 'you can't refuse' -- including two new songs writ- ten and performed by Jon Bon Jovi titled O/d Habits Die Hard and Not Running Any- more. The list is filled with classic and modem soul songs as, Hard Times (Baby Huey & the Babysitters), the funky Give It Back (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings), and the soul gem from Sam & Dave When Something Is Wrong With My Baby. Sandwiched slices have, Bright Lights (Gary Clark Jr.), the horn- laden Get Down With It (Wayne Cochran), the bluesy How Long (Charles Bradley with Menahan Street Band), plus Elvin Bishop's hit Fooled Around and Fell In Love and Muddy Waters classic (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man. Lyle Workman delivers an instrumental, musical 'hat trick' with Stand Up Guys. by bob morello ax , the rest I Was Painting You and the high energy of Chew Gum Or Kick Ass. Rounding out the original motion picture soundtrack are Leroy Rey- nolds' falsetto-flavored Love From Above and the soulful funk of Sock It To 'Em JB (Pt. 1) from Rex Garvin & the Mighty Cravers. An arresting soundtrackl RON OSWANSKI - DECEMBER'S MOON Tames Records In a human, the most im- portant organ is the heart. In his music, Ron Oswanski's most important organ is his Hammond B3. Long a major player on the jazz scene, he now makes his debut with December's Moon. Check out his sounds created .by explor- ing the music of Led Zeppe- lin, Kenny Wheeler and Fred Hersch, interspersed with his beautiful originals. Opening with one of his seven origi- nals in the form of the lengthy White Meadow, followed by saxophonist Tim Ries' sooth- ing Solo Pot Undta, the gentle glow of Oswanski's title cut December's Moon, stepping up with Ukrania Polka, and the temperature is rising with Mercury Retrograde. Oswan- ski takes Zeppelin's Jimmy Page/Robert Plant's The Rain Song to new heights, followed by four of his originals -- Sleeping Beauty, the numeri- cal strains of 80-80-8, a tune he co-wrote with the legend- ary horn genius Maynard Ferguson titled Milk of the Moon, and his own jazzy ef- fort Standard Title. Wheeler's Kayak gets the Oswanski treatment and pianist Fred Hersch's catchy Evanessence is polished up and ready to shine with Oswanski tick- ling the ivories. Super debut! LINCOLN - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Sony Classical When one thinks of Lincoln you can't help but remember his legend of being truthful. So, being truthful, there's nothing like a John Williams score for a Steven Spielberg drama. The original music Williams created for the Oscar-worthy (12 nomina- tions including Williams for 'Best Original Score') Lincoln soundtrack and it is memo- rable. Using 17 tracks, Will- iams does a presidential job in creating music that superbly depicts the many momentous and historic events. To perform his score, Williams used the services of the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Chorus. Highlights noted are tracks as The People's House, filled with violins and woodwinds resulting in a moving piece and The Purpose of the Amend- ment, with its grand opening complete with blaring trum- pets. Another pair of majes- tic offerings have the strings providing emotion on With Malice Toward None and the pensive solo piano theme on The Blue and Grey. A John Williams treasure! The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani PATRICK GOES AFTER SODA AND CANDY NOW The cost of candy, soda and cigarettes is about to rise. Governor Patrick has sub- mitted his FY 2014 budget taxing ideas. Candy and soda are no longer off limits. Ciga- rettes will be going up an- other dollar as the cigarette tax will now go to $3.51 a pack. Patrick has called the $434.8 billion budget "a growth budget that makes investments in education and transportation to grow jobs ... and opportunity." Only in Taxachusetts would a lib- eral politician think that more taxes will create jobs and opportunity. COME CELEBRATE RON DELLA CHIESA'S BIG DAY Ron Della Chiesa's Valen- tine's Day 75 m Birthday Bash will be held on Friday, Feb- ruary 15% Don't miss this great Sinatra Tribute Dance Party to be held at 8:00 pm down in Hingham at Raffael's at the South Shore Country Club. Wear red and put your dancing shoes on. Dance to Rico Barr & the Jump 'N Jive Review, called New England's premier dance band and pay tribute to the Chairman of the Board, Dino, Louie Prima, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin and so many more great voices to enjoy. Also, on May 3 rd celebrate Ron Della Chiesa's Spring Tribute to Frank Sinatra also down at Raffael's in Hingham. Dance to Frankie and all the sounds from the American Song Book. (May 3% by the way, is one day before my birthday too!) For further information on these events, visit musicnotnoise.com, email Paul Schlosberg at music notnoise@aol.com or call Paul at 617-633-5100. DEPUTY SHERIFF GROUP MEETS FEBRUARY 10 The Middlesex County Deputy Sheriff Association will be holding its annual swearing in ceremony break- fast on Sunday, February 10  at 9:00 am up at the Andover Country Club. Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian will be present to swear each deputy in. For further information email mcds @ Verizon. net. PROTESTERS CALL FOR PAID SICK BENEFITS Card-carrying protesters rallied outside a Dunkin Donuts shop across from the State House on January 24  in support of an Earned Paid Sick Time bill. This proposed legislation would ensure that some once million Bay State workers without em- ployer-paid sick time are able to earn sick time off to be used when they or their families are ill. People are constantly being forced to work sick or lose their in- comes. CONSALVO WINTER BREAKFAST You are invited to join Bos- ton City Councilor Rob Consalvo for a winter break- fast Saturday, February 23 rd from 10:00 am to noon at the Boston Lodge of Elks in West Roxbury. For more details, go to www.robconsalvo.com. OLD CHARLESTOWN SCHOOL GIRLS Anyone having resided in and attended schools in Charlestown before January 1, 1970 with a desire to be- come lifetime members of the Old Charlestown School Girls Association can do so by sending a $10.00 dona- tion for membership. Make checks payable to the asso- ciation and mail to P.O. Box 29027, Charlestown, MA 02129. THE RACE IS ON With the recent and sur- prising news from Lt. Gover- nor Timmy "Crash" Murray that he will not be a candi- date for governor in 2014, the political landscape has changed overnight. Also, the news from Attorney General Martha Coakley that she is geared for a re-election bid for her current office means others will be announcing. Biggest name being men- tioned is State Treasurer Steve Grossman. He looks to have both the field organiza- tion and cash to make a suc- cessful run for governor if he wants to. Long-shots as usual are Joe Kennedy II if he still has the bug or likes being an oil man too much. I am surprised Barney Frank hasn't been announced yet for the Corner Office. NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN Governor Deval Patrick has just appointed new Suffolk Sheriff Steve Tomp- kins to replace long-time former Sheriff Andrea Cabral who the governor just named as Secretary of the State's Public Safety Divi- sion. Tompkins is a Boston College graduate and had been Cabral's spokesperson and for the last five years was the head of external af- fairs. Many have criticized the new sheriff picked by Patrick as too political. How- ever, I have known Tomp- kins for almost I0 years and think he will be a good sher- iff and is more than quali- fied for the sheriffs post. I hardly agree with Patrick on anything he says but like him "I think we got the right guy." Best of luck to the new sheriff in town and congrats too to Andrea Cabral on her new public safety post. IS IT JUST ME OR DOES THIS AD SOUND CRAZY I found an ad printed in the Metro the other day to be bi- zarre. The advertisement concerned apartments at Mission Main. Newly reno- vated apartment units are now up for leasing. When I think of Mission Main, I think the projects, don't you? However, listen to this from the paid ad, "Mission Main offers the simplicity and con- venience for your active ur- ban lifestyle. Located in the vibrant Mission Hill neigh- borhood, Mission Main Apartments are just min- utes away from endless possibilities and steps to the Brigham Circle MBTA Green Line T Stop and Longwood Medical Area." Oh and by the way, rents start at $2500 per month with heat andhot water. Doesn't this sound like a heavenly place to call home? Not for me. Remember once again, this is near the Brigham and Women's Hospital too. Keep this all in mine when walking alone late at night living your active urban lifestyle, huh? Mayor Menino is Back (Continued from Page 1) when a young Kevin H. White ran for mayor when I was only 19 years old. He was a visionary too. He had his song too that went "Only the Strong Survive." I saw many young people in the audience for the mayor's address and I am sure they were feeling what I felt back when Kevin White moved into City Hall. For a couple of minutes that old enthusiasm of mine re- turned and I was feeling like Boston's best days were still ahead of it. Boston remains in good hands today thanks to the leadership of the Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston. NORTH END00 Owned and operated by Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher. Post-Gazette Quality Printing for all your Commercial and Personal Needs Announcemen Business Forms and Documents m COMPETITIVE PRICES m 617-227-8929