FYI Salem Podcast – Christmas in Salem

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Via Tune in for the twice-monthly podcast version of FYI Salem! Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll interviews city officials, community leaders, notable residents, and more, and provides a brief update on the latest news and information from the City of Salem, from inside City Hall and across the community. In this episode, Mayor Driscoll talks [….]

Cinema Salem Listings – Dec. 2 – 8

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CinemaSalem is more than a film-lover’s movie theater; it’s also a café, an art gallery, an art house, a live music venue, and a home to one of America’s largest all-documentary film festivals — all steps from the world class museums, restaurants, historic sites, theatre companies, art spaces, and shops that make Salem’s downtown so [….]

#givingtuesday is November 29, 2016…. ways you can help!

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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This November 29th, join [….]

Monday Morning Links!

Monday Links – November 28, 2016

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Monday links are curated from near and far and feature some local highlights, creative and inspiring motivational posts, some local news highlights and occasionally a surprise or two! A little attempt to help you start your week off positively creative!     Spiced Rum Cider Cocktail While on my break, I didn’t completely abstain from [….]

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Moments of Play at Salem Theatre Company

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Moments of Play is Salem Theatre Company’s annual innovative festival of ten-minute plays. Created in 2006, MoP as it is affectionately called, aims to give a new arena to playwrights and first time theatre artists. Performances: Thursday, December [….]

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The Witch Hunt Podcast – MEAN GIRLS

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Episode Five: Mean Girls Episode Five: Mean Girls Show Notes It’d be easy to write off the young, female accusers at the center of the Salem witchcraft hysteria as bored, angry, frauds, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. These girls and young women led lives of quiet desperation until they just couldn’t keep quiet [….]

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via Streets of Salem – Cabinets on Canvas

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Cabinets on Canvas After stuffing ourselves with Thanksgiving dinner the day before, and Thanksgiving breakfast pie yesterday morning, we walked downtown to the Peabody Essex Museum to see their latest blockbuster exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. It is a fine visual feast for sure, but not exactly thought-provoking for me (and I’m not really a [….]

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VIDEO – Salem Main Streets Annual Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival

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Salem Main Streets’ mission is the continued revitalization of downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining and cultural destination through business retention, recruitment, and promotion of the downtown district. SUPPORT SALEM MAIN STREETS HERE Salem Main Streets Annual Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting 2016 Salem Main Streets Annual Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting Salem [….]

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The Greater Salem Ballet Company – A Dance Family On Pointe

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By Joey Phoenix Images by Vicki Hendrix  Salem’s very own A Performing Arts Academy, tucked away on Swampscott Road in Witch City’s southwestern corridor, is home to a number of dance classes geared towards those aged 3-18. The wooden floors, pink surroundings, and mirrored walls provide a rehearsal and practice space for any young student [….]

Featured Instagram Superstar – @redhairedphotographer

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Every week we will be presenting a new Salem Instagram user that you should ABSOLUTELY be following if you enjoy the beautiful imagery of Salem and the surrounding areas. Instagram has quickly grown as the number one social photo network and with the improvement of mobile devices and their ability to capture AWESOME photos we [….]

Monday Links

Monday Morning Links

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Monday links are curated from near and far and feature some local highlights, creative and inspiring motivational posts, some local news highlights and occasionally a surprise or two! A little attempt to help you start your week off positively creative!   Peabody Essex Museum To Exhibit Over 300 Pairs Of Shoes, Including Elton John’s And Queen Victoria’s The [….]


Photo Gallery – Peabody Essex Museum PEM PM November 2016

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Celebrate the man behind the painting Gallery of the Louvre, now on view at PEM. Explore artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse’s contributions to the world as you create a mini-camera obscura, pose for your own portrait and decode telegrams. Enjoy custom drinks and music by DJ Brent Still-Life and The Boston Typewriter Orchestra. [….]

Entangled Nate Bertone


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by Susanna Baird Attending a performance in a black-box style space such as Salem Theatre Company’s new location at Shetland Park, audience members sit right along the edges of the action. In STC’s current piece, the psychological thriller “Entangled,” which runs through October 1, director and set designer Nate Bertone takes the concept a step [….]

House Cards – Via Streets of Salem

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House Cards I’m in the midst of cleaning, painting, and rearranging in advance of the Holidays, and yesterday I took a dusty and hastily-constructed collage of cards off the wall: the thank-you notes and invitations that I have received from my friends and neighbors over the years, delivered in the form of ivory cards with [….]

Creative Salem Spotlight – Justin Hamel – Salem photographer

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“Justin Hamel is a professional photographer currently residing in Salem, Massachusetts by way of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the New England School of Photography in 2012 and hasn’t put down a camera since. His work is currently traveling in the Looking At Appalachia exhibition as well and in the permanent collection at the Duke Center [….]