One of my favorite local musical artists over the last 20 years is Odds Bodkin, a man who lives not far from Hopkinton but happens to be one of the best known storytellers in the world. (Check out his website.) We brought him in for a concert on October 1 and his 45 minute performance truly entertained our students. His message provided an alternative to our society’s reliance on screen time (i.e. computers, video games, handheld games, TV, DVDs, etc.) as he asked children to use their mind’s eye and imagination. He weaved stories through a masterful voice and sound effects with virtuosic guitar and harp playing.
You can check out some pictures on our web site of the animated Odds Bodkin. Let’s keep on supporting the arts.