Last summer, Wayland fifth- grader Isabella “Issi” Carrara read a Boston Globe Magazine article describing how Medford children’s musician Alastair Moock’s recent album, “Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World’s Bravest Kids,” was inspired by his 6-year-old daughter Clio’s battle with leukemia.
Issi was moved by the portrayal of Moock having his head shaved during a video shoot for his song “When I Get Bald.” Determined to make her own difference in the fight against pediatric cancer, she culminated a six-week fund-raising effort netting $12,000 for Lucy’s Love Bus by getting a buzz cut on stage with six others at a Jan. 17 concert at Wayland High School, at which Moock performed with Clio and her twin sister, Elsa.
In other news, singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor will perform Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, in the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School at 344 Main St. in Groton, to benefit the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School chamber choir’s upcoming tour of Europe.
Author Emily Franklin will moderate a panel discussion of food, family, and nutrition experts on Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St. in her hometown of Newton. The event will feature New Yorker Katie Workman, who will discuss her newly published The Mom 100 Cookbook. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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