Spooky Theatre in Peabody and Lynn offers an alternative to Salem’s Haunted Happenings

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Productions by Arts After Hours and Corsara Artists spread Haunted Entertainment into Peabody and Lynn this October by Joey Phoenix Salem is known for its October events and Haunted Happenings, and in the last decade has become an international phenomenon, capturing the attention of Halloween loving tourists the world over. As a result, its popularity [….]

Charlotte Forten Park Dedication Ceremony

Charlotte Forten Park Dedication Ceremony – Photos

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The city of Salem dedicated and named Charlotte Forten Park at 289 Derby St. in Salem, MA on September 20, 2019. The park has been under development for two years, the result of long placemaking discussions between the City of Salem, Salem Main Streets, the Salem Public Space Making Project – led by Claudia Paraschiv, [….]

Hawthorne in Hollywood! – The Scarlet Letter

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The 1926 silent film version of “The House of the Seven Gables,” starring Lillian Gish and directed by the acclaimed Swedish silent filmmaker Victor Sjöström, will be shown at The Gables Oct. 4 with live piano accompaniment and a group discussion. See the 1926 silent film, ‘The Scarlet Letter,’ at The Gables Oct. 4, with live piano [….]

‘I Am More’ Exhibit Coming To North Shore Music Theatre

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Beverly, MA:  The exhibit, I Am More, featuring sixteen paintings of individuals accompanied by essays about how they are more than their mental challenges, will be hosted by Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theatre during the run of “Sunset Boulevard” from Sept. 24-Oct. 6, 2019. “It is our honor to host the ‘I Am More’ exhibit [….]

‘17thCentury Saturdays’ at The Gables this fall The marvel of the salted cod

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SALEM — Before the Twinkie, when foodstuffs were prone to decay and fodder for bacterial free-for-alls, colonists miraculously survived dinnertimes.  Or maybe miracles had nothing to do with it. In the time before refrigerators, colonists employed ingenious albeit labor-intensive methods of food preservation. Practices like churning butter, sugaring and salting cut back on waste and [….]

Peabody Essex Museum Anchor Drop – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative CollectiveClick here for full gallery. On Monday, September 16, 2019 The Peabody Essex Museum welcomed visitors to witness the return of the historic 4,450-pound anchor to the museum campus. The 4,450-pound anchor, which came to the museum in 1906 through the United States Navy, was re-installed on PEM’s campus. Many onlookers came [….]

The Worlds of Interactive and Immersive Collide in Game Theatre

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by Joey Phoenix When you go to the theatre, you expect to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. If the show is done well, your emotions will get pulled along with the story and by the performances occurring on stage. When you leave, you’ll feel like you had an experience, but you’ll know that [….]

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, [….]

2019 Taste of the Gables

2019 Taste of the Gables – Photos

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Images by Creative CollectiveClick here for full gallery The 2019 Taste of the Gables was the House of the Seven Gables’ biggest event to date, featuring roving magician Anton Andresen, raffles, and delicious food from restaurants and breweries all over Salem. Each year, the House of the Seven Gables Historic House and Settlement Association hosts [….]

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, [….]