What’s New on MATV, August 1, 2019

A fellow MATV producer is the guest on “Broad Appeal” for August, as Mel Gillespie, creator of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” joins Melissa Fassel Dunn to talk about her career in …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

A fellow MATV producer is the guest on “Broad Appeal” for August, as Mel Gillespie, creator of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” joins Melissa Fassel Dunn to talk about her career in entertainment as well as her business, the thespian training and child development company known as the Mel O’ Drama School of Acting. This episode is sure to be entertaining, educational and lots of laughs, and it’s currently airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

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“The Garden Path” host and producer Christine Paxhia is the focus of this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight. Learn about how horticulture has been a lifelong pursuit for Christine, why she is passionate about it as well as some of the challenges unique to making a show that is so dependent on things like weather and seasonality. This brief segment is airing all around the MATV schedule and is also available on our Video OnDemand page on the MATV website.

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As the librarians will tell you, the Milton Public Library is one of the best places in town to beat the heat over these hot summer months, and in this month’s library update residents can learn about the many activities happening in August, new ways to take advantage of the library’s resources from the comfort of their own homes, as well as finding some good reads to close out the beach season. This program is currently airing Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, July 25, 2019

Resident and jazz musician John Kordalewski has been leading the Makanda Project since 2005, and this ensemble group recently played a “Multiple Percussion Edition” concert at the Berklee College …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

Resident and jazz musician John Kordalewski has been leading the Makanda Project since 2005, and this ensemble group recently played a “Multiple Percussion Edition” concert at the Berklee College of Music. The project performs works from the trove of unrecorded and unperformed compositions by the late prolific composer Makanda Ken McIntyre that were discovered after his untimely death in 2001. Tune in for this concert to hear some of this fascinating project’s efforts when it airs during Music Thursday at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Professor Gary Bailey of Simmons College recently visited Fuller Village to deliver a lecture titled “50 Years Since Stonewall: Our Modern History.” In June, 1969, patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn, local street kids from the surrounding area and members of the community who came from neighboring gay bars violently fought back against an early morning police raid, refusing to be arrested for simply patronizing a gay bar and being “out” in public. This presentation attempts to place this seminal event in the gay liberation movement in the context of the events of the 20th Century that led up to it, and to look at how we in the modern era ought to think about it. It is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Kids looking to have some fun were dancing and singing all over the library when Matt Heaton came around, delivering his signature “toddlerbilly” brand of original songs. With his trusty guitar in hand, Matt lead the crowd in singalongs, silly dance numbers, and some muppet-esque humor for the parents, and you can join in the fun too, when this concert airs during the Library Children’s Hour at 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Tuesdays, all on the Public channel.

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The Dave Macklin Band brought a whole lot of funk as well as many popular favorites and oldies from the 20th Century to the Fuller Village gazebo, in the latest concert held at that local venue. From doo-wop to soul, R&B to disco, and even “La Dona e Mobile” thrown in for good measure, this show is all about fun and putting a smile on your face, and it’s airing on Music Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, July 18, 2019

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell was recently on tour in the Northeast promoting her new album, “Wake Up Again,” and MATV was lucky enough to have her stop by the studio to perform …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell was recently on tour in the Northeast promoting her new album, “Wake Up Again,” and MATV was lucky enough to have her stop by the studio to perform some songs from this, her 11th studio album, and sit down for an interview with Jeff Stoodt on “You’ve Got To Have Art.” Hear about her influences, history and tastes, as well as get treated to an intimate performance, when this new episode airs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 1 p.m. as well as Thursdays at 4 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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Viewers will learn to make stunning and extremely healthy edible works of art by watching a recent demonstration delivered by Lisa Tavakoli at the Milton Public Library, where this frequent library presenter and certified tea and herb expert teaches an audience to make colorful arrangements using nothing but raw vegetables. This program, titled “Decorative Edibles: Use What You Have and Have What You Use,” gives instruction on preparation, technique, nutrition and ecology, and it’s currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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After taking an extended hiatus, “Super Tuesday with Ron Bell” has returned to MATV airwaves, with an insider’s take on politics and activism, new guests and an eye toward the pivotal 2020 elections. Last week’s guests were the founder and director of Voter Choice Massachusetts, which is spearheading the effort to bring ranked choice voting to our state, and that episode is currently online on our Video OnDemand page. To find out who this week’s guest is and to watch the show, tune in to the Public channel on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m., or on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.

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What’s New on MATV, July 11, 2019

At the podium on the lawn of the Forbes House Museum, over fifty people read in succession Frederick Douglass’ famous 1852 speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” as part …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

At the podium on the lawn of the Forbes House Museum, over fifty people read in succession Frederick Douglass’ famous 1852 speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” as part of the annual statewide Reading Frederick Douglass Together program. Hear this speech read from the mouths of many Miltonians, as well as an introduction by 2017 state History Teacher of the Year Kevin Dua, when this event airs during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Fitness entrepreneur Alli Barnes is latest guest on Talk of the Town with Brian Kelley,” sitting down in the MATV studio to talk about R3bilt Fitness, a facility she recently opened on Granite Avenue that takes a unique, holistic approach to health and fitness. She shares the details on the “Rebuild. Recover. Reverse.” philosophy that she espouses through her entreprise, and also describes how her life took a sharp turn from her training in traditional Western medicine following a major health scare during her first pregnancy. Tune for this program at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights on the Public channel.

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Celebrate the centennial of Nat King Cole with Jeff Stoodt on “The Great American Songbook.” This first installment of a two-part series focuses on the prolific singer’s work with his famous trio, doing most of their production in the years after WWII and into the early 1950s. Delve into his upbringing and musical training, and learn about what launched him into stardom, when this episode airs at 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, all on the Public channel.

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The Dedham Choral Society “Pops” Chorus recently performed a concert titled “Unforgettable: The Great Stars” at Fuller Village. This performance featured a number of classics from the mid-Twentieth Century and before that are sure to be familiar. It’s currently airing during Music Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, July 4, 2019

Two of the top officials in town recently stopped by the set of “My Town Matters” to give a concise, half-hour update on the biggest issues in town. Town Administrator Michael Dennehy and Select Board Chair Michael Zullas answered …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

Summer doesn’t start in town until the We Are Milton Music Fest and Fireworks hits, and MATV cameras were once again on-hand to catch all the action, including musical acts Booty Vortex Funk and Disco Band, the Neville Sisters and Mark Morris and the Catunes. Tune in to the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) all day on the Fourth of July, when we will air the concert three times, starting at 6 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m., and then again Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 2 p.m. each day. Don’t forget to stick around for the fireworks finale.

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And then you can switch gears for the followup concert, Celtic Sunday music festival, that this year featured Erin’s Melody, Curragh’s Fancy, The Fenian Sons, Sean Brennan and The Skiffs and headliner All Folk’d Up. This program is also going to air over the weekend following Independence Day at 8 p.m., also on the Education channel.

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Michael Vega has been producing and hosting his weekly sports show, “Steppin’ Up to the Plate” since 2015, highlighting athletes from all over town, from youth to high school and beyond, and seamlessly weaving in analysis of Boston’s professional teams. This month’s “MATV Creator Spotlight” focuses on the man behind the sports desk, and it’s airing at many points around the schedule, as well as on our Video OnDemand page on our website.

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Anyone who has spent any time at local restaurants Ashmont Grille and Tavolo probably knows their colorful manager Tara O’Riordan. But what they may not know is the winding road she took to wind up there, including starting a career in higher education as a director of student life, or her current second career as a realtor for Gibson Sotheby’s. Spend a half-hour with her and host Melissa Fassel Dunn on a new episode of “Broad Appeal” that is now airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, June 27, 2019

Two of the top officials in town recently stopped by the set of “My Town Matters” to give a concise, half-hour update on the biggest issues in town. Town Administrator Michael Dennehy and Select Board Chair Michael Zullas answered …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

Two of the top officials in town recently stopped by the set of “My Town Matters” to give a concise, half-hour update on the biggest issues in town. Town Administrator Michael Dennehy and Select Board Chair Michael Zullas answered questions from host Frank Schroth on topics such as traffic and parking mitigation, the new trash collection rollout, plans to deal with the budget squeeze, progress on the Hendrie’s site development, and more. Tune in to get up to date on what your town government is working on when this program airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

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Eileen Maher is back with a new episode of “Reel Talk,” offering cinema reviews for “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum,” “Men in Black: International,” “They Shall Not Grow Old,” “Life of Pets 2,” “The Dead Don’t Die” and, currently on Netflix, “Paddleton.” Get your popcorn ready, there’s a lot to watch, but not until after you watch this show, which is currently airing on the Public channel Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m..

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The school year culminated for Pierce Middle School’s student musicians with a pair of spring concerts that showcased the wide-ranging talent of these young artists. This set of two shows featured classical orchestral performances to chorus and pop, and even some jazz, with the 7th and 8th graders teaming up and the 6th graders having a stage all to themselves. Tune in to the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. for the 7th and 8th Grade Spring Concert, and then stick around for the 3:30 p.m. airing of the 6th Grade Spring Concert.

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Get your beach reads, everyone, because the warm weather is here. The library is a great place to cool off and pick up a page-turner, and the library’s storytimes are even hitting the road to various locations around town in the coming weeks and months. Make sure to catch the July edition of “The Page Turner” Milton Public Library update to get all the details, along with lots of recommendations, when it airs Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, June 20, 2019

Runners pushed themselves to personal bests in the 42nd Annual Milton Road Race, which recently took over streets along its 10-kilometer course. It seems that ever more young people, many …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

Runners pushed themselves to personal bests in the 42nd Annual Milton Road Race, which recently took over streets along its 10-kilometer course. It seems that ever more young people, many not even in their teens yet, are going wire-to-wire in this event. See who you know among this field of fit athletes when MATV’s coverage of the race airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Thursdays at 1 p.m.

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Pearl Wachman is back in her seat at the head of the table, hosting “Fuller Talks.” This month the panel takes a bird’s-eye view of the broad financial issues that the town is facing, and also takes a look at the reports coming from the U.S. Navy via the New York Times citing mysterious unidentified flying objects over the Pacific Ocean. Pull a seat up to the table for this conversation that is currently airing on the Public channel at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

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The Quincy Choral Society recently presented Johannes Brahms’ “A German Requiem” at St. Mary of the Hills Church. Featuring soprano Elizabeth Swanson and baritone Craig Juricka, piano accompanists Virginia Grimes and Stephan Griffin, and conductor Joshua Rohde, as well as many Milton residents among the company of singers, the recording of this concert is currently airing during Music Thursday at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Guitarist and singer Jeremy Blanchard was the featured performer at the June edition of the MAC Open Mic, sharing his original compositions as well as anecdotes and insights into his songwriting and artistic style. There were also a few new faces on the Milton Art Center stage, so tune in to the Public channel during Music Thursday at 8:30 p.m. for all the action.

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What’s New on MATV, June 13, 2019

Kristina Tsipouras Miller is a serial entrepreneur, and she is the latest guest on the “Broad Appeal” set. Founder of the business networking and educational group Boston Business Women …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

Kristina Tsipouras Miller is a serial entrepreneur, and she is the latest guest on the “Broad Appeal” set. Founder of the business networking and educational group Boston Business Women as well as a widely-distributed natural beauty product line called Moroccan Magic, this resident talks with host Melissa Fassel Dunn about the winding journey that found her setting out on her own, and what it took to learn how to not just start a company but to make it thrive. Tune in when this program airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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Gigi Giraffe and the kid crew are packing up the wagon and heading to the beach to celebrate the arrival of summer. With Mel behind the wheel for a new episode of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe,” cruise on over for some fun in the sun, with oceanside sign language and some silly stories. And did you know Gigi once had her own rock band? Tune your dial to the Public channel seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., to get the scoop.

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Tayo Aluko’s performance of his original, award-winning theatrical composition “Paul Robeson: The Giant in a Nutshell” recently closed out the Milton Community Concerts season, with Aluko portraying the world-renowned Robeson, a renowned singer, actor and civil rights activist of the mid-20th century, in a one-man show equal parts drama and concert, and featuring accompaniment on piano by concert series director Tim Steele. This program is currently airing on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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What kind of book translates well to film? And how does it get taken from one medium to the other? Jump inside that process on a new episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette,” with guest John Fahey, an entertainment industry veteran who is leading the charge to get former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn’s co-authored fictional page-turner “The Accidental Pope” turned into a movie. This show is currently airing on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

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What’s New on MATV, June 6, 2019

The Milton Foundation for Education’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards is an annual celebration that lauds the best of the best among the town’s amazing educators. The schools are …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

The Milton Foundation for Education’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards is an annual celebration that lauds the best of the best among the town’s amazing educators. The schools are often referred to as the town’s crown jewels, so tune in to find out who is setting the standard and why they are so worthy of praise, when this program airs at 5 p.m. each day on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

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Congratulations to the Milton High School Class of 2019! Graduation ceremonies were aired live on MATV, but you can go back and listen to all the speakers and see your favorite Wildcats accept their diplomas during a rebroadcast of the proceedings on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day.

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Pierce Players spring production is “Mary Poppins Jr.” and the stars of the show took a moment out of their busy rehearsal regimen to give a preview of what the audience is in for, including impressive stagecraft, period costumes and the themes that connect to the actors on a personal level. Check out this brief promo all around the MATV schedule as well as on our website.

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100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Natalie Fultz was the keynote speaker at the annual Memorial Day Observance held at Milton Cemetery. Having served in WWII as well as the Korean War, she shared her unique perspective on legacy, responsibility and remembrance, alongside other speakers and musical accompaniment from MHS musicians, in this ceremony that is currently airing Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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MHS musicians were back at Fuller Village for the 2019 rendition of the annual concert sponsored by the Milton Rotary Club. This intimate concert featured chamber ensembles comprising both jazz and classical styles. Tune in for this musical tradition as it airs Monday afternoons on the Public channel at 4 p.m.

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What’s New on MATV, May 30, 2019

Back for a second year, the Milton Art Center’s Youngblood II concert featured talented young musicians from town playing in a stripped down, folk/pop-style setting, with performers including Sky Fortes, …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

MATV will broadcast Milton High School graduation ceremonies live on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) on Sunday, June 2, beginning at 2 p.m.

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

Back for a second year, the Milton Art Center’s Youngblood II concert featured talented young musicians from town playing in a stripped down, folk/pop-style setting, with performers including Sky Fortes, Dominik Hyppolite, Victorian Breakfast, Edward Enyedy, Eowyn Young, Hysterical Irony, Bella Fiske, The Temporaries, Esme and Kate, Corey Hales, Ben Garrity, Pit, and more. Tune in Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) to check it out.

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Milton High recently put on its Spring Concert, featuring myriad musical groups including the MHS orchestra, string and brass ensembles, chamber groups, choirs and jazz band. This showcase of talented students covered a wide range of genres and was full of fine performances. It’s currently playing seven evening a week on the Education channel at 7 p.m.

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Summer Reading is here again at the Milton Public Library, and this month’s Page Turner library update has all the information parents and kids need to get off on the right foot. See what events the library has in store for residents before people start taking off for vacation when this program airs Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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MATV’s spring intern Chelsea Conroy did a great job helping out with production over the past three months, and the Curry College graduating senior was kind enough to be the focus of this month’s Creator Spotlight. It’s airing all around our schedule, so tune in when you can to hear about what her experience with us has been like. Good luck, Chelsea, and thanks for all your good work!

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