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September 20, 2013

Heard Around Town: Salem school election full of surprises


Recently, Legault turned up on a YouTube video promoting Aaron Katz of the local band The Dejas, who will attempt to break the world record for nonstop drumming. Who knew there was a world record?

The attempt takes place Saturday morning, Sept. 28, at Wynotts, the wand store on Essex Street. And, yes, Katz will be using wands rather than drumsticks.

And it’s all to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

Oh yeah, the current record is 24 hours. Katz is hoping for 30. All of which raises the question, how does he go to the bathroom?

No bull

For all of you unwashed masses who insist the Peabody Essex Museum is not the museum it used to be and has lost its way on a silk road of Korean pottery and Chinese textiles, we come before you today with good news.

The bison is back.

The 5-foot-tall American bison, once a fixture at the museum, is being brought out of storage. The bison — or is it really a buffalo? — will be re-installed later this month in the museum’s new Art and Nature Center.

If the bison is here, can other treasures from the PEM’s dusty basement be far behind — like the single rosary bead with Dante’s “Inferno” carved inside?

Grand reopening

If you want to see what a new school looks like, head over to Saltonstall tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.

There will be tours of the school and ... brace yourself ... a surprise guest.

Death in June

We have no idea if this is accurate, but a website called “Vanyaland” reported that the Death in June concert scheduled for last night at Old Town Hall, but canceled by Gordon College, was going to be held at an undisclosed location.

Just thought you’d like to know.

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