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Wayland girl raises $12,000 for pediatric cancer patients

Singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor will perform Feb. 1 in Groton to help raise money for the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School chamber choir’s upcoming tour of Europe.
Singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor will perform Feb. 1 in Groton to help raise money for the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School chamber choir’s upcoming tour of Europe.

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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.

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