About the video
Business owners in Capitol Square in East Arlington, MA, are enthusiastic about their business district, so much so that they decided to sing about it.
It started with Jan Whitted, from ARTBEAT Creativity Store and Studio, who likes to rewrite song lyrics (and once did so for the Boston Pops). She wrote lyrics to “Let It Snow” that extol Capitol Square as the best place to shop and dine, and shared them with fellow business owners who work together to plan monthly and seasonal events for the area.
Marc Gurton, the owner of 13FOREST Gallery volunteered to help record the song. He recruited Eileen Ani, also from 13FOREST, Brian Phillips from Maxima Gift Center, and Andrai Whitted from ARTBEAT. The four met at the landmark Capitol Theatre and sang in the new ice cream parlor recently built inside the historic lobby. East Arlington resident Walter Locke volunteered to videotape the carolers, and the video will air on local cable station ACMi.TV.
The result, an a cappella showcase of collegial enthusiasm, is an example of community spirit that proves that life—even with a frightful economy—is quite delightful.