North Shore Nightlife (That You May Not Be Aware Of): Salem

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North Shore Nightlife is a Creative North Shore series highlighting unique and alternative programming on the North Shore after dark.  It’s a Saturday night on the North Shore, where do you go? A decade ago, the choices were slim. You could grab a bite to eat, maybe hear some live music, maybe go do karaoke.  [….]

Hawthorne in Hollywood! 1940 movie, ‘House of the Seven Gables,’ at The Gables Sept. 5

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SALEM — It’s movie night, once again, at The House of the Seven Gables. Not only will guests enjoy a notable movie made from one of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novels, they will watch as actor Vincent Price leads a one-of-a-kind tour of The Gables.   The second film in the ‘Hawthorne in Hollywood’ film series is Thursday, [….]

PEM Presents a Comprehensive Look at One of the 20th Century’s Most Influential American Artists

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SALEM, MA – This Fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a fresh perspective on the artist and teacher widely considered to be one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. PEM is the exclusive east coast venue for Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). On [….]

Bringing Street Art and Community Events to Downtown Lynn with Beyond Walls

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Photos by Creative Collective MA The Beyond Walls Street Art Festival 2019 took place from July 22 – August 3, bringing in talented artists all over the world to create poignant and breathtaking murals that will add to the growing vibrancy of Lynn’s landscape. What was special about this year in comparison to year’s past [….]

PEM Block Party – Photo Gallery

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Images by K.H. Photography Click here for full gallery The Peabody Essex Museum, in collaboration with Creative Collective, held its 3rd annual Summer Block Party on July 27th. The highly successful party has grown throughout all of its iterations and is now what it is today. There were vendors selling their beautiful creations, music housed in The Wandering Stage with an [….]

Moonrise Fae at Northshore Mall Children’s Summer Entertainment Series – 8/7 Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative Collective There is magic inside all of us, it only needs a chance to come out and play! The Northshore Mall Promenade Children’s Summer Entertainment Series continued this week with a performance and parade with Moonrise Fae at Northshore Mall Kids blew bubbles, played with hoops, heard stories, and danced their wiggles [….]

Jersey Boys at NSMT Captures Signature Sound and Bravado of Bygone Era

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by Keith Spencer BEVERLY – With musical biopics dominating the box-office and our Netflix queues, it only makes sense that Jersey Boys is also drawing big crowds during its debut this week at the North Shore Music Theater. The high-energy production is the Massachusetts Regional Theater premiere of the Tony award-winning musical as well as [….]

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Salem Public Arts supports free Shakespeare in downtown Salem

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Salem Public Arts is excited to be bringing the Bard Brigade back for another free public Shakespeare this summer. After last summer’s success presenting Macbeth in Derby Sq, Salem Public Arts and The Bard Brigade are looking forward to bringing King Lear to the new part at 289 Derby St. as well as returning to Derby Square.

Seven Lectures at Seven Gables: Early Irish influence on baseball changed the game

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SALEM — There was a time, early in the 19th century, when baseball was a gentlemanly game played by the upper class. Things changed when second-generation Irish immigrants took an interest.  “The Irish had a huge influence on the development of early American baseball,” says Brian Sheehy, history teacher, and sports scholar. “Without the Irish, baseball [….]

A Night with Frank Sinatra at Northshore Mall Promenade

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Images by Creative Collective Patrick Tobin, Frank Sinatra Impersonator, performed for the Northshore Mall Summer Entertainment Series at The Promenade on July 19, 2019. Audience members snapped their fingers and tapped their toes as PatrickTobin sang the songs of the most prolific entertainer in history, Frank Sinatra! Patrick has been performing his critically acclaimed tribute [….]

PATIO Parklets: Bringing the Lynn Community Together

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by Laura Owens The Beyond Walls Street Art Festival wraps up this weekend with another string of exciting events and happenings in Lynn. This year, they’ve added something exciting called the PATIO: a project in which parklets – little community spaces – can be built and placed in areas around downtown Lynn. These parklets will [….]

Greg Coles Dance and Drum at the Northshore Promenade Summer Event Series

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Greg Coles Dance and Drum performed for the 2019 Northshore Mall Summer Entertainment Series at The Promenade on July 18, teaching people of all ages how to move, dance, and drum. Greg Coles Dance and Drum offers dance instruction and drum instruction (classes, private lessons, and community events) to individuals, families, and communities in Newburyport, Gloucester, [….]

Salem Heritage Days: Looking Back While Looking Forward

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It’s almost time for Salem Heritage Days 2019! It’s a celebration of Salem’s past, present, and future spanning 13 days with over 40 events! Here’s some of what you can expect to see and do during one of the best festivals of the year. Shelter to Showpiece House Tour, 11 AM, August 1-4, 6-11: Come [….]

Ready, Set, Paint! Clash of the Cans this Saturday at the Launch, Lynn

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by Joey Phoenix The 2019 Beyond Walls Street Art Festival has been in full swing this week. All over Lynn artists are stories high on aerial lifts creating incredible works of art that are activating lighting up these urban spaces with new color.  In the midst of these creative endeavors, a special event will be [….]