Above The Basement

Above The Basement




Boston music, like its history, is unique

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Episode 117 - Kara Elliott-Ortega

 A conversation with Kara Elliott-Ortega

A conversation with Kara Elliott-Ortega

recorded October 29, 2018 

We went to Boston City Hall Plaza to talk with the new Chief of Arts and Culture Kara Elliott-Ortega.

The Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Bostons mission is to support artists, the cultural sector, and to promote access to the arts for all.

Kara recently worked as the Director of Planning and Policy in the Arts cabinet for three years implementing Boston’s cultural plan called of Boston Creates.

We were also happy to have Communications Director Kristina Carroll.  

We sat in a conference room overlooking Faneuil Hall Marketplace and discussed how the Boston Red Sox duckboat victory parade will crawl through these historic streets once again this week.  

Other than our recent World Series Championship, we talked about the current state of the arts in Boston and the work Kara’s team is doing to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in the Boston arts scene.

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Episode 116 - Katie LaMark

 A conversation with Katie LaMark

A conversation with Katie LaMark

recorded October 15, 2018 

Boston native Katie LaMark grew up in a musical family and hit the ground running after graduating from High School in Andover MA.  

A musical theater grad from Syracuse University, she has appeared on stage in national tours of Mamma Mia, Rent, Rocky Horror Picture Show to name just a few and now returns to Boston as Sherrie Christian in the Broadway hit Rock Of Ages.

We met Katie across the street from the Wang at The Shubert Theater and had a great talk.  We even belted out a few tunes.

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Episode 118 - Oompa

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Roger Brown

Mike Block

Barry Goudreau

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