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State Rep. Russell Holmes speaks during an announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker of modifications to the state’s decades-old supplier diversity program, including best practice innovations and updates from the public and private sectors, the first expansion of benchmarks for minority and women-owned businesses in four years, and the first-time certification of veteran, disability and LGBT-owned businesses. “We are committed to ensuring diversity as the state engages business suppliers and contractors and are excited about this opportunity to include LGBT, disability and veteran business owners in the state’s network and procurement chain,” said Governor Baker.
World-renowned trumpeter, composer and bandleader Terence Blanchard rehearsed with students in Berklee’s Jazz Composition Workshop ensemble on Wednesday evening. While on campus for the week as a visiting scholar, Blanchard attended classes, giving talks on topics like film scoring, jazz in film, composition and arranging. He also hosted a Facebook Q&A for students. A four-time Grammy Award-winner, Blanchard is also known for his scores for many Spike Lee films, including “Jungle Fever,” “Malcolm X,” “Inside Man” and Hurricane Katrina documentary “When the Levees Broke” and “Red Tails,” produced by George Lucas. His latest album for Blue Note Records is titled “Breathless.” (l-r) Eric Gould, chair of Berklee’s Jazz Composition Department, Terence Blanchard and Berklee student David Ling.
Mayor Martin Walsh and city councilors Ayanna Pressley and Tito Jackson join the Odom family in celebration Ron Odom Sr's retirement from the US Postal Service.
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