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POST-GAZETtE, MARCH 10, 2017 PAGE 3 Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 121 - No. 10 Friday, March 10, 2017 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey thenu To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. David J. Kowalski of Boston's North End on February 27, 2017. Beloved son of Gessie (Ciambrone) of the North End and the late Bernard J. Kowalski. Loving brother of Lisa Kowalski and adored uncle of Amy Lynn Kowalski both of TX. Mr. Kowalski was a former website director for Fidelity Investments. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. For online condolences, visit: www.bostonharborsidehome. com. GUEST EDITORIAL "Renewal of the American Spirit" by Sal Giarratani As I watched President Donald Trump deliver his national speech to a joint session of Congress on TV, it was the first time I watched and listened to one of these speeches in years. The last time I did so was back when President Ronald Reagan resided at the White House. In younger days, I did it often. Some presidents are and were quite inspiring. Others not so much. On a scale of 1 to 10, I gave Trump a 7. His delivery still needs work, but his goals are noteworthy. Our country is going through some agonizing discourse. Too many of us seem to have gone to our corners, as if in a boxing ring, and just blocked our ears from hearing from the other side. Everyone on both sides has placed a "cone of silence" around themselves akin to that '60s TV comedy Get Smart, and as a result most of us are sinking into the quicksand of dumbness. President Trump was better than expected. I was glad for that. However, he still needs to get one step better. It is time to find ways of building bridges rather than all this divisiveness we keep seeing across the country. As a country, we remain a divided United States of America, reminding me of the worst days of the Civil War over 150 years ago. America is a great nation because it still is a good nation. This is no longer the America that President John F. Kennedy aspired for during his life and for those 1,000 days in office. We have yet to become that America that President Lyndon B. Johnson spoke of as he signed the Civil Rights Act of 1965. I still remember 1968, when America seemed quite divided. Countless communities across America were in turmoil during that summer of burning cities and racial conflict the previous year. President Richard M. Nixon said it was time to "Bring America Together." By far, this presidency is unique. We have a president who never ran for public office before. He beat all the odds and won because things aren't hunky-dory and many Americans have felt left out over the past eight years; others, much, much longer. I voted for Trump last November because I thought America needed real change which could not come from Hillary Clinton and the status quo. However, many in America upset over the shocking results of the presidential election have decided to not even give the President a chance to do anything. Over the past few months and especially after President Trump was sworn in, too many Americans have decided to act like mobs and bang away constantly at everything he says and does. We are not a third world banana republic and we need to stop acting like such. There is much that is right in America, but much that needs to be fixed. We can't keep coming at each other from the edges of our political spectrum. Screaming and yelling gets headlines, but little of value. We need to work together with President Trump and not be one of those outliers like U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, who chose to boycott the President's address to Congress and "not to honor" him. It isn't about honoring anyone, it is about honoring America. Much to be done and time to start doing it, and doing it together. "Celebrity in Boston 1976-1996" Farrington Photography Exhibit at Panopticon Gallery on View through April 10th Artist's Gallery Talk will be Held Saturday, March 25th j:rom 1:00 - 4:00 pm O PANOPTICON GALLERY Boston's noted photographer, Roger Farrington, started shooting in the Theatre District in 1976, and has been covering Boston's lifestyle and cultural scene ever since. Panopticon Gallery is pleased to announce an exclusive selection of 50 of Farrington's classic candid shots of internationally- known celebrities who visited Boston between the years of 1976 and 1996. Curated by former Photographic Resource Center Director Jim Fitts and Panopticon Gallery owner Jason Landry, the all B&W silver gelatin prints hark back to pre-internet times -- before the "instant celebrity" of Facebook, Instagram, and "the selfie," before digital photography (even auto-focus) -- to a more innocent time when black and white still ruled print media. It was an era when celebrities were celebrities and Andy Warhol's famous dictum, "In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes," hadyet to be realized. (Yes, a cool shot of Warhol on Newbury Street in 1985 is featured in the show). Besides Andy Warhol, other notables included are (partial list); Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Cher, Joan Collins, Sammy Davis, Jr., Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, Harvey Fierstein, Charlton Heston, Dennis Hopper, John Irving, Stephen King, Cyndi Lauper, Jay Leno, Norman Mailer, Barry Manilow, Sir lan McKellen, Rudolf Nureyev, Yoko Ono, Luciano Pavarotti, Richard Pryor, Garry Shandling, Brooke Shields, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Christopher Walken, Dionne Warwick, Raquel Welsh and Vanna White. Many of the show's images have never before been printed and all are being exhibited for the first time. Panopticon Gallery, located inside the Hotel Commonwealth at 500 Commonwealth Avenue in Kenmore Square, is one of the oldest fine art photography galleries in the United States. Luciano Pavarotti Anthony Jay Leno - Nick's Wang Theatre, 1984. Comedy Stop, 1984. Quinn and Sammy Davis, Jr. - Jason's, 1985. Tony Bennett and Peter Wolf- Hard Rock Caf6, t994.