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Listening to the band PEAK’s 2021 album, “Choppy Water,” it’s easy to tell why this band has such a strong following in the jam-band, improvisational music scenes. Songs such as “Paved With Roses” and “When the Night Comes Calling You” have a steady funk undertone, which lends a solid base to the band’s vibrant rock groove. It’s extremely listenable, and it’s hard not to come away from the album with a good vibe.
The other day, we received a letter at Worcester Magazine from longtime Worcester community activist and perennial City Council candidate Bill Coleman, calling for the city council to make Acting City Manager Eric Batista’s position permanent. “In the nine years of service to the city and the nearly five months as Acting City Manager he has proven himself.”
Amber Rose Tortorelli is kind of ubiquitous in the Worcester arts scene. You might have seen her performing with the band Sapling, or reading poetry at the Dirty Gerund Poetry Series at Ralph’s Rock Diner, or staging her play “Drunk in a Toy Store” at starlite gallery or the Sprinkler Factory. Now, with her new exhibit, “Mani(a)c,” you can see her at the ArtsWorcester Gallery on Portland Street, as part of its “Project Spaces” program, which runs through Oct. 9.