Boston Today: ‘Music for Food’ with violist Kim Kashkashian

3-11-2012 Boston, Mass. Viola Kim Kashkashian performing at the New England Conservatory Globe photo by Bill Brettt 16bestclasscds 16bestclassCDs -- 19clapix
Violist Kim Kashkashian performed at the New England Conservatory.

Good morning, Boston. Here’s what you need to know today:


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A slow day in Boston sports—all Boston sports teams are off today.


Today: Rain...snow and sleet. Highs in the lower 40s.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

Get the latest forecast here.

Traffic: Check out our current traffic report.

What’s in the news?

Police are crediting customers of a Ludlow gas station with helping get an allegedly drunken driver off the road. Police say 33-year-old Amy Lagasse had her 2-year-old child in her car when she was arrested Saturday night at a Sunoco station on Center Street. She was charged with second offense drunken driving, reckless endangerment of a child and driving on a suspended license.

Rob Gronkowski’s season appears to be over after he hurt his knee when hit after a reception. The New England Patriots star tight end, who missed the first six games recovering from offseason forearm and back surgeries, was injured just before the midpoint of the third quarter Sunday and driven off the field on a cart. Gronkowski suffered a suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday. Coach Bill Belichick said he was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The Worcester County District Attorney’s Office has identified a woman who died in a suspicious house fire in Rutland and says a homeless man has been charged with stealing the victim’s SUV.

Events for today:

Mayor Menino’s Hometown Authors Reception at the Commonwealth Hotel benefits ReadBoston and offers a chance to meet local authors, get signed copies of their books, and hear an acoustic performance by The Dropkick Murphys.

Violist Kim Kashkashian presents the next installment in the Music for Food series to benefit Food for Free. The chamber music concert is at New England Conservatory.

Hear and watch how cartoons defy the laws of physics when the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen series presents Harvard Physics Chair Melissa Franklin and the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

Check out the live events on today:

Noon: Boston Sports live video show

2 p.m: Red Sox discussion on Radio BDC