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    Ain’t nothin’ but a party on Peter Wolf Day

    Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band in concert at the TD Garden.
    Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe
    Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band in concert at the TD Garden.

    Because Woofa Goofa Day sounds weird, Mayor Marty Walsh declared Wednesday Peter Wolf Day in Boston. The proclamation honoring the J. Geils Band singer’s “historic contributions to rock ’n’ roll” coincides with the release of Wolf’s new solo CD, “A Cure for Loneliness.” Wolf celebrated with a special performance at the New England Center and Home for Veterans. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by the city that’s been my home since I first came to Boston to study painting as a young art student,” Wolf said. “It is my sincere hope that this event will help our Mayor in his initiative to create awareness and to provide care and support for our homeless veterans who have already given so much.” The 70-year-old Wolf is showing no signs of slowing down. With his ace band the Midnight Travelers, Wolf is hitting the road at the end of the month for a series of shows. In the Bay State, he’s playing in Fall River (April 30), Somerville (May 12), Greenfield (July 8), Plymouth (Aug. 9), and Lowell (Aug. 20).

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