Suggested Reading – January 24, 2017

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Make arts education standard – The Boston Globe Kids need to learn about the arts. But teachers and parents have complained about the narrowing of elementary and secondary public education – specifically, that federal guidelines outlined by the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act, and applied by nervous school districts, squeezed subjects other [….]

Tidal Shift: Redirecting the Current of Public Space

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By Joey Phoenix Third Places are at the forefront of our communities. They are integral to the culture, the life, the ebb and flow of our cities. Yet, they’re often underutilized and taken for granted. That is, unless they have advocates. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “A Clean Well-Lighted Space,” two waiters argue over whether [….]

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Photo Gallery – Innonorth Event at Opus Underground

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Innonorth Opus Underground (null) Via Innonorth In today’s connected world, companies have seen a dramatic shift in how their teams work, communicate and collaborate. Innovative companies are now consciously exploring how they can set up workspaces that are not simply places to house their staff, but whether or not there are better solutions to help [….]

Andrew Bablo The Cabot Hair of the Dog

Photos – Andrew Bablo – Hair of the Dog – Beverly MA

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Hair of the Dog by Andrew Bablo For more information visit… Andrew Bablo is a Montserrat graduate from the class of 2007 and a Beverly resident, artist, designer and business owner. He owns a small design studio, Steez Design, in downtown Beverly and has worked for dozens of commercial clients in the local area. [….]

Rent Star Adam Pascal to Inspire Young Actors at Salem Y

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By Joey Phoenix Adam Pascal, known for playing Roger in both the stage production and movie adaptation of the acclaimed rock musical Rent is making a special stop in Salem this Monday January 23 to teach an auditioning master class geared towards kids — and Salem is delighted to have him. The workshop is part [….]

Ten Questions with Jordan Pomazon

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 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]Ten Qs with Chris is an ongoing series where Chris Ricci asks a local creative ten questions about themselves, their craft, and their influences while also giving them the opportunity to ask another creative a unique [….]

PastryCast with Josh and Alyssa

PastryCast with Josh and Alyssa Episode 2

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On this episode of the PastryCast Alyssa and Josh discuss the Imagine Salem initiative, the progress on the Salem waterfront at the Footprint site, plans to keep Salem a historic place while being progressive and the Derby St “carnival lot” purchase. This week’s selection of pastry included German Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pie, Stuffed [….]

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Burns Night 2017 at Hamilton Hall – February 11

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Burns Night 2017 at Hamilton Hall – February 11 January 13, 2017 11:32 am Published by Hamilton Hall Ticket information Burns Nights (or Burns Suppers) began in July of 1801, five years after Robert Burns’ death. Friends gathered to give tribute to the Scottish bard, drinking whisky and reading his songs and poems. Over the [….]

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via Streets of Salem – Why are there no WPA Murals in Salem

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Why are there no WPA Murals in Salem? The various initiatives of the Works Progress Administration made their mark on Salem during the Depression: substantive work on Greenlawn Cemetery and the Salem Armory was completed, Olde Salem Greens was carved out of Highland Park, and the Salem Maritime National Historic Site was created along Derby [….]

Breaking Through Creative Blocks

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By: Amber Newberry and Laurie Moran One of the most frustrating things about being a creative person is when you find yourself unable to create. So many things can contribute to a creative block: stress, busy lifestyle, health issues. The list could go on from here to eternity. We asked some friends from our creative [….]

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SAVE THE DATE- Salem’s So Sweet 2017 – Feb. 10 – 12

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Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 15th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping…don’t miss Salem’s sweetest event of the year! Salem’s So Sweet 2017 [….]


Do You Worry A Lot? A Drawing Installation by Robert Siegelman at Salem State University

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What:  Do You Worry A Lot? A Drawing Installation by Robert Siegelman When:  Exhibition: January 17 – February 15, 2017 Artist’s talk: February 3, 12:30 pm Reception: February 3, 2 – 4 pm Where: Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970 January 12, 2017 – Salem, MA – [….]

Fall Into Grace with Sarah & The Wild Versatile’s Opus

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By Chris Ricci A somewhat simplistic way to sum up the sound of a particular artist is to simply compare them to another band and just leave it at that. There’s comfort in familiarity when it comes to describing music in that way, and it helps casual listeners weed out what they may or may [….]

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Creative Salem Podcast #22 – Justin Miller

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On this episode of the Creative Salem podcast, we have Justin Miller in the podcast studio. Justin is the innovator behind the Innonorth movement and a Salem resident. Innonorth is a collaborative hub featuring the technology and innovation professionals in and around Salem MA with the mission of building the next great innovation hub in Mass. Podcast [….]