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ABOUT TOWN: Stoughton Musicians Rock Lansdowne Street

Welcome to "About Town with Mark Snyder," a column that will keep you up to the minute with what's what, who's who and what's going on around town. If you see or hear something we could use here, let us know by sending an e-mail to pmpco@aol.com.

STOUGHTON MUSICIANS PLAY FENWAY (ALMOST): A trio of Stoughton High School students played outside of Fenway Park and About Town has the story!  

Stoughton High 11th grader David Elmowitz and his band Outside City Limits played two sets of music at Lansdowne Pub immediately following this past Sunday's Red Sox game.

Kassandra Melo, another SHS 11th grader is the incredibly talented lead singer. David plays the drums, while fellow SHS 11th grader Dan Goldberg is on guitar. 12th grader Bret Guaraldi, from Bristol Plymouth High School, is on bass guitar.

All four are part of the Stoughton Music Center's Group Ensemble program.

Elmowitz told About Town, "We've been playing a couple of years together. I play in the jazz band at [Stoughton High School]. [Outside City limits has] played in Quincy's Granite Rail, in Cambridge, and now in Boston.  We play Aerosmith, Maroon 5, Journey, and other classic rock. We have a couple of original songs, but mostly covers."

Stoughton residents who were there were full of compliments. 

One told me, "The people couldn't believe how awesome the band was and mostly playing classic rock songs like 'Dream On" and "All Along the Watch Tower'."  

One woman told Marlene Elmowitz (David's mom) "she couldn't believe the talent these kids had. She said these kids are going places."

The reason that Outside City Limits got to play at the Lansdowne Pub was Kassandra.  She won an open mic competition, and won money and a time slot. So, instead of doing the gig herself, she brought the band. And they rocked the house.  

Let's see what we can do about booking Outside City Limits in a Stoughton gig!

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CLASSIC WALK: John Sawyer, owner of Classic Limousine in Stoughton, once again walked in a Purple Stride event, which took place this past Sunday.

It was a fundraiser to help the research to find a cure and or early detection for pancreatic cancer, which John survived.

The walk was a 5K, and it was at The University if Massachusetts, Boston Campus.   

Sawyer told About Town, "I completed the 5K [Sunday]. My sneakers were a little loose and my feet got a little chafed.  But, I made a donation and completed the walk - that's the most important thing. You guys out there are off the hook for donations until May, when I walk the 5K in Rhode Island with my team, "Big John's Purple Penguins."

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