Spirit Photography: A lecture on eerie Victorian photo trends at The Gables

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SALEM — The tug of war between science and culture has deep roots. Back in the 1800s, before the general public understood how photography worked, sympathetic photographers and clever charlatans produced manipulated images of the deceased mysteriously hovering near their loved ones. Called spirit photography, these eerie images nonetheless brought comfort to the bereaved.  On [….]

It’s Time for October-ween! 11 Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Halloween Season

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Fall officially begins this weekend and all North Shore residents know what that means: it’s officially the season of Halloween! With so many great events to go to, it’s hard to even know where to begin. Here are a few of the best events coming to the North Shore this October, so mark your calendars, [….]

A Celebration of Books and Authors at The 2019 Salem Literary Festival

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The Salem Literary Festival is returning to Salem this weekend for a celebration of literature and the writers who created it. Events will take place at the Salem Athenaeum and the Cellar at Hotel Salem starting on Friday evening and going through Sunday Now presented by the Salem Athenaeum, the Salem Lit Fest aims to [….]

Cry Innocent: The People Vs. Bridget Bishop returns to Salem for its 27th October

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“Not all of Salem’s witchiness is silly… the play Cry Innocent: The People Versus Bridget Bishop, in which the audience may question the accused, is educational and beautifully performed.” – The New York Times Next month, Cry Innocent: The People Vs. Bridget Bishop returns to Salem for its 27th October of bringing the Salem Witch [….]

You Can’t Keep a Good Open Mic Down

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Images and Story by Joey Phoenix The Triumphant Return of the Son of the Gulu Gulu Open Mic Shindig brings performers of all types back through the café doors to share their talents with anybody willing to pay attention.  Good news performers, musicians, poets, puppeteers, and people who like to do weird stuff on stage, [….]

Highlights of the 2019 Peabody International Festival – Video by Peabody TV

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Video by Peabody TV For more than three decades, The Peabody International Festival has attracted thousands of people to downtown Peabody with live music, artists, and food inspired from around the world. This year,  This year, Creative Collective partnered with the International Festival Committee and City of Peabody to expand the Vendor and Artisan Market for the 2019 [….]

Creative Process at the 2019 Beyond Walls Street Art Festival – Photos

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Photo Credit: Alex Senna at the Cabot Theatre, Beverly Street Art is a process, especially when taking into consideration the massive scale that some projects involve. When creating a piece of art that will live on the wall of a 3, 4, or even 12 story building, it requires a fair bit of planning, talent, [….]

The Cabot To Host 2019 Essex County Arts & Culture Summit

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Morning plenary session of all-day event to discuss artist resources, cultural planning, placemaking, and public art (Beverly, MA – September 11, 2019) The Cabot is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the morning portion of the 2019 Essex County Arts & Culture Summit, presented by Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF).  Part of the [….]

Join PEM for an Anchor Drop Monday, September 16

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Photo Credit: Eric H. Muller (photographer), East India Marine Hall, ca. 1958. Photographic print. Courtesy of the Phillips Library. © Peabody Essex Museum. PEM Invites Public to Celebrate Historic 4,450-Pound Anchor’s Return to the Museum Campus on Monday, September 16 @ 2:00 pm SALEM, MA – In coordination with the opening of its new wing, the Peabody Essex Museum [….]

Your Fall Reading List from Creative Collective

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The last days of summer are dwindling which means crisp nights, pumpkin patches, and brightly colored leaves are just around the corner. It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with a blanket and big cup of tea (or glass of wine) and tuck into a good book. You owe it to yourself. Creative [….]

Goodnight, Captain White!, Returns for One More Night

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Goodnight, Captain White!, after a popular run at the historic Ipswich Museum, has been extended for one final goodnight!  This historical, hysterical murder-mystery invites the audience to 1830’s most lavish affair– the retirement party of Captain White’s favorite ship, the Caroline. But it’s not long before a sinister plot is revealed, and your fellow party-goers [….]

Black Widow Yoga Clothing Release at Opus – Photos

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Images by Joey Phoenix for Creative North Shore On Sunday, September 1, Tina Moroney of Black Widow Yoga released her brand new gothletics clothing line during a release party at Opus: Underground in downtown Salem. The event saw performances from Salem burlesque troupe The Baphomettes along with metal bands Upheaval, Imipolex, and Deathstate. Read: The [….]

SONORIUM: Adventurous music at SATV coming on October 5th!

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Join Sonorium for a night of adventurous music on Saturday, October 5th at 8:00 pm at 285 Derby St. #2 in Salem, MA.  Sonorium is a concert quite unlike anything you’ve ever heard before, and calling it a concert is probably a stretch because Sonorium is an experience. A longstanding tradition in Salem, MA, Sonorium hosts a [….]

History Alive, Inc. proudly presents: Homestead

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Written by Macey JenningsDirected by Carl Schultz Homestead is a new, site-specific play that allows the audience to observe a 17th-century colonial family on the brink of panic and witness firsthand how quickly a community can devolve under the pressure of a witchcraft accusation. This work will debut at The Witch House at 310 Essex [….]

Feline Lovers Rejoice! It’s Almost Time for Witch City Kitty

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by Joey Phoenix Witches, grab your familiars! Salem’s first-ever Cat Convention is coming to Old Town Hall.  Witch City Kitty is taking over Salem’s Old Town Hall on Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, bringing in 30+ vendors, interactive performances, and cat adoption opportunities. The event is the brainchild of Notso Kitty [….]