2018 Salem Comedy Fest Line Up Announcement

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The 2018 Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival is set for Thursday January 11th – Saturday January 13th. The three-day festival features over 15 comedians at a variety of popular Salem venues. The Festival celebrates the craft of comedy, both for the audience as well as for the seasoned comedians performing each night. “We’re excited to continue the Festival for Salem” says festival producer and comedian Mark Scalia.

Salem Video – PEM PM Retrospective

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So since it has been officially announced… Tonight (Thursday Dec. 21) is the last PEMPM at the Peabody Essex Museumand although we know that there is some awesome things in the works we did want to wax poetic for a moment. Join us at the last one December PEMpm: Cup of Cheer This series of events has [….]

Streets of Salem Pickman House

Hallowed House by Donna Seger via Streets of Salem

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There have been several Salem houses—houses that are no longer standing—that have haunted me; I get almost desperate to find out as much as I possibly can about them and if and when I do I’m done. If they remain inscrutable, they remain with me. There is one house that I’ve been thinking about for [….]

An Open Letter to the Leadership of the Peabody Essex Museum by Donna Seger

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Regarding the recent admission that the Museum plans to consign nearly all of the collections of the Phillips Library, including manuscript and printed materials central and unique to the history of Salem, to a new Collections Center in Rowley, before the December 6, 2017 meeting of the Salem Historic Commission. Regarding the recent admission that [….]

Salem Photos: Georgia Okeeffe at Peabody Essex Museum

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style is the first exhibition to explore the art, image and personal style of one of America’s most iconic artists. O’Keeffe’s understated and carefully designed garments, many never before exhibited, are presented alongside photographs and her paintings, illuminating O’Keeffe’s unified modernist aesthetic and distinctive self-styling. For more than 70 years, O’Keeffe shaped [….]