Friday, August 1, 2008
• Stephen Foster of Nathan Lane, a product of the Carlisle schools and town music system, and a Berklee School of Music graduate, is getting his big break on Monday, August 4, when his band, “The Luxury,” plays the opening set at the Coldplay concert at the Boston Garden.
Foster’s story is one many young musicians brought up in Carlisle have followed – always working toward the moment when they might “make it.” He first felt the music’s beat sitting behind a drumset in the Carlisle Middle School band; a dream began to form. Practicing weekends and evenings with pickup bands of fellow aspiring rock musicians in basements and garages around town, the dream was always there when he closed his eyes.
After his years of band experience at CCHS, he applied to the Berklee School of Music, putting his dream into words in his admission essay. His dream, he said, from the first time he picked up a set of sticks, was to someday walk onto a stage, sit behind the drums, and when the spotlights came up, to be playing in a hall so big that he could not see to the back of the audience. Monday evening, August 4, when the lights come up, Foster will live his dream. His local British-rock band, “The Luxury,” will play the opening set for the sold-out Coldplay concert at Boston Garden.
Foster is currently a resident of Allston, living in a house with fellow musicians and recording his music in a sound room they built into the basement. A steady gig at City Life Church as drummer for its Sunday Christian rock services has complemented a growing number of weekend sets for “The Luxury” (www.theluxuryband.com) at clubs in the Boston, New England, and the NewYork/New Jersey areas.
50th Wedding Anniversary
Judy and Dave Willard of Long Ridge Road recently renewed their vows on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Also in attendance and repeating their original roles were the
maid-of-honor, Virginia Gow, Judy’s first-grade classmate, and the best man, Bert Willard, Dave’s brother who also lives in Carlisle. The ceremony was held in the Bedford Unitarian Church under the watchful gaze of the 19th-century Willard Gallery Clock.
• Daniel M. Gentile of Buttrick Lane graduated Sunday, June 8, from Phillips Academy, Andover. He will attend the College of the Holy Cross in the fall.
Avery Elizabeth Joyce Keller
John and Cary Keller of Partridge Lane are pleased to announce the birth of a little sister for their son Mac, Avery Elizabeth Joyce. Her middle names are in honor of her paternal and maternal grandmothers, respectively. Avery was born on July 3 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
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