Cambridge-based Emeen Zarookian is reporting an album ready to go, a release-party date set and a name change. Instead of The Emeen Z Band, Zarookian and his mates will perform as Spirit Kid, and they have an eponymous album ready for release in January.
There are only two selections in Sunday’s concert by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, but they tell the whole story. The first is the three-minute “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland, and the second is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, more than an hour of challenge and delight that includes four top soloists and culminates in “Ode to Joy,” sung by the Cambridge Community Chorus.
Blocks away, where Central Square’s nightclubs dominate and black-clad youth throng sidewalks to smoke, the muffled sound of amplified rock has become mere background. The lively, crisp sound […]