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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 29, 2013 by bob morello Fact ax reviewing the the rest KACEY MUSGRAVES - SAME TRAILER DIFFERENT PARK Mercury Texas-born singer/song- writer Kacey Musgraves re- leased her debut album, 'Same Trailer Different Park' and it has received critical acclaim in publications such as the New York Times Maga- zine, Rolling Stone, Washing- ton Post and even Entertain- ment Weekly. Their kudos confirmed that the 24-year- old is a 'rising star.' Kacey co- wrote the dozen tracks on the album, including the hit "Merry Go 'Round," along with tasty gems as, "Silver Lin- ing," the comfortable "My House," the fragile "Dande- lion," the puffy "Blowin' Smoke" and hits the halfway mark with the reality check "I Miss You." Kacey earned three nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards (April 7), including 'New Female Vocalist,' 'Fe- male Vocalist of the Year' and 'Video of the Year.' Not miss- ing a step, Kacey continues via "Step Off," marking her spot with "Back On the Map," shielding her feelings on "Keep It To Yourself," the in- telligence questioning "Stu- pid," the encouraging "Follow Your Arrow" and resigns her- self to "It Is What It Is!" See Kacey on tour with Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium on August 24 tu. TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON - MONEY JUNGLE Concord Jazz Local (Medford) Grammy Winner, jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington pays homage to Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach's 1963 album, 'Money Jungle,' with the release of her 'Money Jungle: Provoca- tive in Blue.' Terri surrounds herself with an impressive list of guest artists and de- livers outstanding work on drums. Check out efforts as Ellington's "Money Jungle" with spoken-word inserts, trailed by "Fleurette Afri- cain" highlighted with jazz trumpeter Clark Terry's scat- ting, the mysterious "Back- ward Country Boy Blues," the energetic "Very Special" and Duke's song streak ends with the hairy "Wig Wise." A pair of Carrington's composi- tions changes the tone, the melodic "Grass Roots" will grow on you instantly and the haunting piece, "No Boxes (Nor Words)." The Duke is back on board with the super-sized "A Little Max (Parfait)," the edgy "Switch Blade" and his final contri- bution "Rem Blues/Music," and this excellent CD ends with keyboardist Gerald Clayton's "Cut Off." S.0.S. TITANIC- ORIGINAL FILM SOUNDTRACK Silva Screen English composer/conduc- tor Howard Blake is the author of the 30 tracks of symphonic score heard on what is considered to be the most historically correct music played, in the Titanic's final hours. The three-hour film premiered on ABC, Sep- tember 23, 1979 and was the costliest TV film ever made. The cast featured David Janssen, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, David Warner, Harry Andrews and Cloris Leach- man and was based on Titanic passenger-survivor Lawrence Beesley's first- hand account. From the opening "S.O.S. Titanic Main Theme" to "S.O.S. Titanic End Titles," the music gives one the true feeling of being on board the ill-fated ship. ANDY GRIGGS - NAKED Little Hannel Records Andy Griggs left nothing to chance, as he recorded and produced his own acous- tic album titled 'Naked.' His 'baker's dozen' of songs includes a pair of covers of country music giants, Waylon Jennings' "Old Timer" and Willie Nelson's "Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground," making them his own. In between are origi- nals as, "Understanding Hank" with Williams' song titles interspersed, the hurt of "Heart Hush," the addic- tive "You And Cocaine," the high-flying "Superman," a Keith Whitley song from the past "I Wonder Do You Think of Me," and reminisces with "D'em Boyz." Griggs contin- ues with the emotional drain of "Thrown Away," the relief of "Long Time Coming," the haunting "Between An Old Memory and Me," a Johnny Cash flashback titled "Blue Train" and Andy puts the fin- ishing touches on his album with a song his late brother Mason penned, "Me On His Mind." The beauty of Andy's album is how the music is stripped down - 'Naked!' Buona Pasqua order Sons of Italy in America Grand Lodge of Massachusetts /'. .: :. James DiStefano, P State President 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 HAPPY EASTER TO ALL I wish one and all a Happy Easter. Recently, I read a news Story over in Medford that showcased what Easter is really all about. Two Medford congre- gations Grace Episcopal Church and St. Joseph's Catholic Church joined to- gether to re-enact the pro- cession remembered on Palm Sunday when Jesus was welcomed into Jerusa- lem as king and messiah days before his crucifixion, death and resurrection. Members of both churches proceeded down High Street to St. Joseph's for a joint blessing of the palms. In the old days, this kind of service would never been held. I found it a positive procession showing Christian unity and that is always a blessed thing. Hopefully, more churches will start doing likewise and break down walls between each other. HARVEST ON VINE FUNDRAISER Tables are still available for the Harvest on Vine fundraiser hosted by the Knights of Columbus over on Medford Street in Charle- stown for April 25 th starting at 6:30 pro. This popular event is emceed by Karson of Karson and Kennedy on Mix 104.1 FM, with stand up guy Tony V and DJ Jackie Kelly. There will be catered food, raffles and auction items. Last year's event was attended by 300 folks and raised $20,000 for Charles- town's emergency food pan- try. Tickets are available at St. Mary's Parish Center. No tickets sold at the door. For more information contact, Tom MacDonald at 617-337- 3545 or at www.tmacdonald @stmarystcatherine. org. A HOLY SEE IN SOUTHIE While marching up East Broadway in the Stephen Lynch contingent, I passed by St. Monica's only to see two good friends, Father Jim DiPerri and Bishop Bob Hennessy enjoying them- selves with everyone around them as the parade passed by. Two great Southie guys loved by the communityl If South Boston had its way, white smoke would have been rising from the smoke stack down at the power plant on L Street marking the new pope. MISS MICHAEL GRAHAM ON 96.9 FM With the demise of Talk 96.9, Boston now only has one conservative talk radio station. WRKO is the origi- nal talk radio station going back to the days of the iconic Jerry Williams who ended doing a talk show on WROL- AM 950 for a brief period. I also remember meeting the legendary Jerry Williams one day years ago over at the WROL studios in Marina Bay, Quincy. By that time, he was wheelchair-bound and looked frail. However, he was glad to see me acknowl- edge him and his career even if I often disagreed with many of his opines. Thank God I'm getting up to speed here, huh? Getting back to Graham, you can still read him in the Boston Herald sev- eral times a week and he is hosting a weekday talk show from noon to 3:00 pm on the New England Talk Network. Follow him on Twitter @IAMMGraham or www. michaelgraham, com. TROOP 7 BOY SCOUTS SPAGHETTI SUPPER Join Troop 7 Boy Scouts for salad, spaghetti, meatballs, roils and dessert. This sup- per will take place at Holy Name Parish School Hall at Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway on April 6  from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The Scouts are raising money to fund camper schol- arships and to acquire new camping equipment for the growing troop. Limited tickets will be sold at the door. For further informa- tion, please contact Julie at 617-633-2612. REMEMBERING REX TRAILER On March 12, I went over to the Emerson Cutler Ma- jestic Theatre on Tremont Street to attend a celebra- tion of the life of Rex Trailer who passed away in the re- cent past at 84 years of age. He had been a professor of communication skills at Emerson College for over 37 years. To most baby boomers and many were in atten- over that duty. His show taught great values to kids while entertaining them with skits, visits from zoo animals and cartoons like Pow Wow the Indian Boy. I last spoke with Rex at last year's Columbus Day Parade and we talked about Boom- town and the positive effect it had on the lives of so many kids, myself included. He was glad to hear that from me and smiled. Once I at- tended a broadcaster's lun- cheon and sat at the same table with him and Sgt. Billy. I remember telling the ser- geant I always liked Pablo better. He said, "I replaced Pablo after he died" and I said, 'How convenient." The first time I met Rex I was about 10 and he arrived on Ladder 4 from Dudley Street in the Tiller's seat in front of St. Rita's School on Thorndike Street in Rox- bury. It was fire prevention week and he was there to tell us safety tips to prevent fires. Rex was big in Boston. President Eisenhower may have been in the White House but THIS was Rex Trailer from Boomtown. I cried a little when I heard the news he passed. He was a real person who could com- municate so easily with so many on many different lev- els. Kids loved him and dur- ing his teaching career at" Emerson, college students did too. Emerson College put on this kind of Irish wake for Rex and I had to be there to say goodbye to him. Many spoke kindly of him and the Rex Effect that affected their lives. He really was what he seemed like. A genuine per- son who understood what really was important in our lives. I was interviewed outside the theatre before the event began by a young journal- ism student who was with Rex Trailer Productions, the company he started years ago. A Rex Trailer Memorial Foundation has been eslLab- lished to carry on Rex's memory and his archives and to support the causes he championed in life. For more information, go to RexTrailer. com. EAST BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 72 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA 02128 Phone: 617.569.5590 Fax: 617.569.4846 dance, he will always be Rex Trailer from Boomtown on WBZ-TV. His children's TV show began in Boston back in 1956 and ran for 19 years every Saturday and Sunday morning at the crack of dawn. At first, he was part- nered with Pablo and after he passed, Sgt. Billy took THE PHOENDC HAS LEFT THE PRESS ROOM Last year when the Boston Phoenix newspaper was turned into magazine format as The Phoenix, I stopped reading it. All it seemed to be was an advertiser like (Continued on Page i I) Ample Off Street Parking in Our 3 Parking Lots - Complimentary Valet Parking - Nonsectarian 971 St., Orient Heights,  Boston 617-56990