Jackie Wattenberg

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Member of the Silver Stringers
Contributor to the Melrose Mirror

I was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on a Tuesday. Grew up in Buffalo. Attended grammar School #60 and graduated from Riverside High School.

I am one of three children. 1 brother 1 sister.

I spent 2 years working for a Chevy War Plant during World War II, testing Liberator bomber engines.

Graduated from Juilliard Music School. Was Movie, Drama and Art critic for the Buffalo Evening News for 4 years.

Married Morris Wattenberg on Nov 16, 1953. We have two children, both girls and have one grandson.

Hobbies are writing, singing, drawing and activism. I also conduct writing classes and am a contributing arts columnist for the Melrose Free Press.

I became interested in the Melrose Silver Stringers at its beginning and enjoy its free speech, free press qualities and unlimited subject matter.




Additional Articles by Jackie Wattenberg:
id 59 - Where Has Poor Little Me Gone -- Features
id 113 Food for Thought -- Random Thoughts
id 404 Open Foram on Global Warming at Millano -- Features
id 411 Variety, Color and Fine Performaances in Beethoven Concert -- Art
id 427 B.U. Professor Speaks on Racial Problems -- Features
id 1714 How often have you heard -- Random Thoughts
id 1761 Things I've Never Done -- Features
id 1762 Progress to Gnash Your Teeth By -- Features
id 2043 Music to Fill a Root Canal By -- Features
id 2051 Depression Days and Labor Sympathies -- Gr. Depression
id 2113 Ken Starr is Fed Up - - Calls a Halt -- Features
id 2187 A Little Perspective, Anyone? -- Features
id 2200 MIT's Driscoll to speak at Forum -- Features
id 2243 Toaster Turn-on -- Features
id 2276 Nobody messed with Uncle Fred -- Features
id 2286 Why Men Hate Questions -- Features
id 2287 A Great Place for Relaxed Living -- Features
id 2457 A Tale of two Republicans -- Features
id 2629 Polymniia, Julilate Ringers -- Features
id 2672 Christmas Gone in A Hurry -- Features
id 2731 The President Has Made Us All So Happy -- Features
id 2778 Fine words and music -- Art
id 2814 Fifth Arts & Craft show in Melrose -- Art
id 2843 A Winner for Music Lovers -- Art
id 2875 I Love Snow 8/6/99 -- Features
id 2881 Polymnia Soloists Shine -- Art
id 2975 New England String Ensemble 6/1/99 -- Art
id 3550 Theater II Can't Go Wrong 11/28/99 -- Art
id 3597 Conductor Wyner Has Another Triumph 12/3/99 -- Art
id 3440 Gunther Schuller Conducts Melrose Symphony 12/3/99 -- Art
id 3539 Marathon More Art Than NY Exhibit 12/3/99 -- Art
id 3596 Holiday Concert Charms Audience 12/11/99 -- Art
id 3684 Christmas Gift To Melrose 12/27/99 -- Art
id 3690 Corp. Night Before New Year's1/7/00 -- Poem
id 3755 New England String Ensemble 2/10/00 -- Art
ID 3756 Bits & Bagatelle 3/3/00 -- Features
id 3810 Melrose Symphony Plays To A Standing O 3/9/00 -- Art
id 3814 New England String Ensemble Triumphs 3/17/00 -- Art
id 3807 Annual Arts Show -- Features 4/7/00
id 3923 Soloists, Chorus Powerful Team 4/21/00 -- Art
id 3943 News Blackout For Ralph Nader -- Commentary 5/5/00
id 4005 MHS Fame Draws Them In -- Review 6/2/00
id 4028 Jessica Lynch Cello Triumph -- Review 5/30/00
id 4043 Carmina Burina -- Review 6/20/00
id 4065 Symphony Pops Wows Crowd -- Review 6/20/00
id 4299 No.Shore Wind Quintet-breezy & bright -- Review 9/5/00
id 4300 Glorious soprano shines -- Review 9/1/00
id 4555 Students shine in Crucible -- Reviews 1/5/01
id 4560 Handel --Reviews 1/5/01
id 4711 Morris Wattenberg - a remembrance -- Features 3/2/01
id 4761 Actions speak louder than words -- Social Commentary 3/2/01
id 4844 James Reyes & Polymnia stunning -- Reviews 4/6/01
id 4843 Where has "compassion" been hiding? -- Features 4/6/01
id 4894Fire in the mind/Will summer come? -- Poetry 6/01/01
id 5017Udagawa conducts orchestra & audience superbly -- Reviews 6/01/01
id 5093 Promises to our Vets -- Features 7/6/01
id 5249 Mirror's fifth anniversary -- Features 7/6/01
id 5060 The seasons collide/Distrusting morning -- Poetry 7/6/01
id 5320 Should the death penalty be eliminated -- Social Commentary 8/3/01
id 5322 There once was a man -- Poetry 9/7/01
id 5475 Why? What to do now? -- September 11, 2001 10/05/01
id 5538 Islamic-Jewish speakers discussions -- Feature 11/2/01
id 5084 Sand in our shoes/Will summer come? -- Poetry 11/2/01
id 5916 Bach and Mozart -- Review 4/5/02
id 5849 Peace is a simple word -- Poetry 5/2/02
id 6087 Final audience for Ozawa -- Review 6/7/02
id 6097 Melrose Symphony's "Pops" -- Review 6/7/02
id 6160 Stringer editor lauded in song -- Feature 7/5/02
id 6096 Pretty, peaceful, stimulating -- Feature 7/5/02
id 6206 Young and Proud -- Feature 8/2/02
id 6288 Small creatures deserve to live -- Social Commentary 8/2/02
id 6537 Are we going to war? -- Social Commentary 10/04/02
id 6617 New group looks toward peace -- Social Commentary 11/01/02
id 6770 How do we honor Prince of Peace -- Social Commentary 11/01/02
id 6808 Cultural Treasures -- Review 1/3/03
id 5851 Diversions -- Poetry 2/7/03
id 7150 Polymnia presents peace... -- Arts 4/3/03
id 7064 Young pianist Udagawa... -- Arts 4/3/03
id 7211 Ban the snow -- Features 5/2/03
id 7212 Is any war a good war? -- Social commentary 5/2/03
id 7387 Violinist captures symphony audience -- Arts 6/6/03
id 7509 American sampler by Polymnia -- Arts 6/6/03
id 8236 We are the superpower -- Social Commentary 11/7/03
id 8410 Who are the advisers to the President -- Social Commentary 11/7/03
id 8676 Polymnia's Christmas gift -- Arts 1/02/04
id 8888 Beethoven Society recital -- Reviews 2/6/04
id 8938 Identifying reasons for war -- Social Commentary 2/6/04
id 9096 What kind of a person do you want as president? -- Soc. Comm. 3/5/04
id 9159 Brendan Carroll captivates -- Review 4/2/04
id 9646 Happy big Five-Oh, Polymnia -- Review 7/2/04
id 9735 "Farenheit 9/11" is a mind-gripper -- Features 8/5/04
id 10117 The men of great amibitions, power, and danger -- Social Commentary 11/5/04
id 10319 Polymia's holiday concert -- Review 1/10/05
id 10612 Polymnia singers brighten the season -- Review 4/1/05
id 10808 Beethoven Society honors long-term members -- Features 5/6/05
id 11028 Where are we headed? -- Social Commentary 7/1/05
id 11116 Melrose Mirror celebrates its 9th year -- Features 8/5/05
id 11193 It is past time to ban the horror of war --Soc. Comm. 9/2/05
id 11543 MSO opens seasons -- Review 12/02/05
id 11925 Polymnia's stirring Mozart concert -- Review 4/7/06
id 11886 Schuller enthralls MSO audience -- Reviews 4/7/06
id 12111 Montanus honors Mozart -- Review 6/2/06
id 12117 MSO and soprano soloist charm Pops audience -- Review 6/2/06
id 12944 Melrose Symphony is back -- Review 12/1/06
id 12990 Beethoven Singers delight audience -- Review 12/1/06
id 13046 Polymnia reviews Christmas -- Review 1/5/07
id 13073 Joyful holiday gift --Review 1/5/07
id 13286 The world would be a better place -- Poetry 3/2/07
id 13353 A joyful Celtic celebration -- Review 4/6/07
id 13360 Valuing human life -- Social Commentary 4/6/07
id 13560 Better and better -- Review 6/1/07
id 13840 Political Quiz: what's your score? -- Social Commentary 8/3/07
id 14455 New Polymnia director shines in first concert -- Review 12/7/07
id 14716 Polymnia brings beauty of music and setting to Melrose --Review 4/4/08
id 14854 The best Arts Festival yet --Review 5/2/08
id 14911 Polymnia joins Broadway with baseball --Review 6/6/08
id 15269 McCain or Obama? Vote for war or peace --Social Commentary 10/3/08
id 15556 Polymnia Christmas Program draws record crowd --Features 1/2/09
id 15821 Polymnia brings many Ave Marias to St. Mary's Church --Review 4/3/09
id 15883 Art Festival delights just like Spring -- Review 5/1/09
id 15941 Stunning soloists shine - Pops Concert --Review 6/5/09
id 15972 Polymnia revives yesterday's popular songs --Review 7/3/09
id 16161 A hospital is no place for a sick person --Random Thoughts 9/4/09
id 16455 Gospel singer captivates Melrose Symphony's Pop's audience --Review 1/1/10
id 16706 Polymnia Choral Society takes on jazz. --Review 4/2/2010
id 16831 Variety galore at Melrose Arts Festival -- Review 5/7/10
id 16876 Season's final Melrose Symphony concert --Review 6/4/10
id 17098 Why are we the War-King of the world? --Social Commentary 8/6/10
id 17585 Happy welcome for Yoichi, MSO musicians --Reviews 12/3/10
id 17858 Thoughts while it 's snowing --Commentary 3/4/11
id 17917 A poem for Jack Beckley --Poetry 4/1/11
id 17896 Melrose composer, performers triumph at Melrose Symphony Orchestra --Reviews 4/1/11
id 17913 Polymnia plus orchestra wins applause --Reviews 4/1/11
id 18001 Arts Festival as colorful, exciting as ever --Reviews 5/6/11
id 18045 Marvelous marimba --Reviews 6/3/11
id 18151 Polymnia's Pops --Reviews 7/1/11
id 188757"All Men are Created Equal!: --P&S Commentary 12/2/11
id 18844Polymnia draws standing room only --Review 1/6/12
id 18879Fine soprano charms --Reviews 1/6/12
id 19066Stunning cellist fills Memorial Hall --Reviews 4/6/12
id 19095Murray Kidd, Polymnia --Reviews 4/6/12
id 19235Striking guitarist --Reviews 6/1/12
id 19382Sad Farewell --Features 7/6/12
id 19318Polymnia brings Broadway --Reviews 7/6/12
id 20202 Dazzling pianist in Milano concert -- Review 4/5/13
id 20362 Symphony finale charms, entertains -- Review 6/7/13
id 20419 Polymnia Pops concert -- Review 7/5/13
id 20755 Music to your ears -- Reviews 10/4/13
id 20946 Polymnia serves up holiday delights -- Reviews 1/3/14
id 20955
Christmastime...past, present, forever -- Features 1/3/14
id 20961
Christmas Pops - a happy time -- Reviews 1/3/14
id 21112
Violinist enraptured MSO audience -- Reviews 4/7/14
id 21291
Symphony ends season with a flourish -- Reviews 6/7/14