Concert To Celebrate Restored Organ In Holliston

Pharrell Williams marries Helen Lasichanh in Florida; Usher, Busta Rhymes perform mini concert at ceremony

By Chiderah Monde / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, October 14, 2013, 7:45 AM infusny-271/uklo-200 Jay Z and Chris Martin were spotted taking the train to London’s O2 Arena. First, he took the subway to Brooklyn like a true New Yorker. Now, Jay Z is taking over London’s tube. The 43-year-old rapper gave several Londoners quite the celebrity sighting when he boarded the city’s underground on his way to his own concert at the O2 Arena on Saturday. Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images The rapper was on his way to performing at Londons O2 Arena Saturday. Not only were tube riders graced by the charitable presence of Jay Z, the rapper brought a few famous friends. infusny-271/uklo-200 The rapper’s famous entourage included producer Timbaland, and baseballers Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia. Coldplay frontmanand best budChris Martin, hit producer Timbaland, and Yankees players Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia were a part of Hov’s 15-person entourage, eyewitnesses told Us Weekly. infusny-271/uklo-200 The celebritiy sightings caused a stir for fellow tube riders. “He got on the same carriage as us at Waterloo station,” a rider told the mag. “It was the Jubilee Line.” Last time, the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” rapper boarded a Brooklyn-bound R train on his way to Barclays for one of his concerts. An adorable encounter with unsuspecting artist Ellen Grossman, who had no idea who Jay Z was, became a viral video.

Events Calendar Posted Oct 14, 2013 @ 06:00 AM HOLLISTON St. Mary’s Church, 8 Church St., Holliston is presenting a free organ concert on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. to give thanks for the recent repairs and restoration of its 1905 Hutchings-Votey pipe organ. The recital will present organists Leo Abbott, the director of music at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Margaret Angelini of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sharon, and Juan A. Mesa, St. Mary’s director of music. They will present a program with music by Buxhtehude, Bach and Mendelssohn, among others. The concert is free and open to all. There will be a free-will basket available for donations.

The rapper was on his way to performing at London’s O2 Arena Saturday.

The couple have a four-year-old son together. Pharrell Williams married his sweetheart Helen Lasichanh on Saturday. The Grammy award-winning hitmaker, 40, made an honest woman of his lady love in a fun-filled Miami, Florida fete, Us Weekly confirmed. PHOTOS: SHHH! SECRET CELEBRITY WEDDINGS Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Pharrell Williams (L) and Helen Lasichanh tied the knot in Miami. The wedding included a mini-concert by Usher and Busta Rhymes. Lasichanh, who is also the mother of the couple’s son Rocket, 4, and Pharrell were seen posing for wedding photos aboard a yacht named “Never Say Never.” The bride and groom stuck to their signature eclectic fashion sense, wearing plaid ensembles for the Terry Richardson shoot. They later tied the knot at the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coconut Grove, according to Just Jared. INFphoto.com The Grammy award-winning producer and his new bride matched in plaid outfits for a wedding photo shoot. “Usher and Busta Rhymes did a mini concert at the wedding,” a source told Us Weekly. “It was so fun. The little concert was amazing. It [was] the most fun wedding I’ve ever been to.” The “Get Lucky” singer previously gushed about his relationship with Lasichanh, and their family in an interview with the “Today” show. “It’s awesome,” he said.

Concert review: Michael McDonald, RSO set crowd to dancing

Concert review: Michael McDonald, RSO set crowd to dancing Courtesy MIKE STEVENS | City of Salem Michael McDonald joined the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at the Salem Civic Center on Friday to kick off the RSOs 60th anniversary pops celebration. The combination was powerful. Turn captions on Tad Dickens | 777-6474 Saturday, October 12, 2013 Every era of pop music has a few voices that just stand out. In the 1970s and 1980s, Michael McDonalds pipes were often at the top of the charts first as a standout backing voice with Steely Dan, then breaking out with the Doobie Brothers before he went into commercial high gear with his solo career. On Friday night at Salem Civic Center, McDonald showed that his chops and style have held up strongly. The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra showed its versatility, blending in seamlessly, gorgeously, sometimes powerfully behind hits from McDonald, Motown and more. McDonald, his six-piece band and the RSO put on a party for the symphonys 60th anniversary pops kickoff. Dozens in the crowd of 2,452 capacity was about 3,800 had risen to dance and clap along by the end of about 80 minutes. McDonalds own songs were at the fore. His bassist, Tommy Sims, took the James Ingram part on Yah Mo B There. The orchestras horns punched through Sweet Freedom. And by the time McDonald hit the last vocal notes of I Keep Forgetting, it was clear that his instrument was undamaged by time. The early crowd favorite was his cover of Marvin Gayes Heard It Through The Grapevine, part of McDonalds first hit album of Motown covers, from 2003. It got folks dancing and drew the biggest applause at least until he broke out the Doobie Brothers Minute By Minute. More Motown covers, including Aint No Mountain High Enough and Aint Nothing Like The Real Thing, gave backing vocalist Drea Rhenee Merritt a chance to show her substantial skill. Conductor David Stewart Wiley led the strings through lush versions of You Dont Know Me, from Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, and the Gerry Goffin/Carole King cover, Hey Girl. McDonald repeatedly complimented Wiley, the symphony and concertmaster Akemi Takayama. Wiley was equally impressed with his guest performer.

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