all arts



Guatemalan Children Serenade Kerry With ‘Sweet Caroline’

Secretary Kerry, Sweet Caroline


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the former Massachusetts senator, got a touching reminder of his Boston roots in Guatemala this week.

While Kerry was visiting a State Department educational program in Antigua, Guatemala, on Wednesday, children there serenaded him with a rendition of “Sweet Caroline,” the Neil Diamond song now an eighth-inning staple of home Red Sox games.

After applauding the performance and touching his heart, Kerry told the kids: “You have to come to Fenway Park and sing that with the Red Sox.”

- Hat tip to the Globe’s Matt Viser


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.


Welcome to the ARTery. The ARTery offers the best of Art news, reviews and features in sounds, words, sights, stages, screens and experiences in and of Boston. The ARTery, presented by WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station, is powered by critic-at-large Ed Siegel and reporter and critic Greg Cook.