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Space Center in Norwood celebrates artists, supporters

From left: Charlie Leger, Natalie Flanagan, and Asa Brebner.
From left: Charlie Leger, Natalie Flanagan, and Asa Brebner.(Dennis Stein)

The Norwood Space Center, a fledgling hive of artists and entrepreneurs housed in a centuries-old warehouse, hosted a party celebrating tenants and supporters, including musicologist Chuck White, who’s embarked on a 16-city, 8-week trek from Key West to Fort Kent, Maine. (White, who’s dubbed the journey “The Route 1 Project,” is documenting the music and culture he finds along the way.)

The sprawling Space Center includes the David Bieber Archives, a vast collection of rock n’ roll ephemera, as well as Rick Kosow’s Sneaker Museum, Percival Brewing, and Joey Mars and Peter Gold’s Curio Market. The party, featuring music by Asa Brebner, Billy Hough, Charlie Leger, Marcia Mello, Freddy K, and Natalie Flanagan, among others, attracted an eclectic crowd that included J. Geils singer Peter Wolf, hip-hop historians Brian Coleman and Pacey Foster, Vanyaland’s Michael Marotta, City Winery VP Greg Kitowicz, author Stephen Davis, whose latest is the Stevie Nicks biography “Gold Dust Woman,” artists Dave Tree and Carmine Saccardo, promoter Al Dotoli, and Jackie DiNatale Bell from Music Drives Us.

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