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 [….]

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, [….]

North Shore Food News -Sept. 2019

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Brought to you by @eatdrinknorthshore_explore New takeout home in Salem  If your sweet must follow your savory, then Poboys and Pies must be on your radar. They are currently going through a silent open you need to check them out during your next visit to Salem. Burrito and I dropped in on a Monday and [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

Winter Island Drive-In series -Jurassic Park -Salem MA.

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The 2019 Winter Island Drive-In series came to a close with an exciting and engaging event produced by Creative Collective LLC in partnership with the City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department.

Naturalization ceremony to be held at The Gables September 17

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House of the Seven Gables’ Executive Director Kara McLaughlin congratulates a new U.S. citizen at last year’s Naturalization Ceremony. Citizenship to be granted on Constitution Day SALEM — At noon on Tuesday, September 17, a group of North Shore residents will become naturalized United States citizens. They have spent months of study and preparation to [….]

37th Salem Haunted Happenings Set for October

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Highlights to include the Great Salem Pumpkin Walk, Salem Horror Fest, Salem Night Market, and the new Halloween Museum Salem, MA  – Salem Haunted Happenings returns this October with a full month of programming that celebrates Halloween and fall in New England.  Visitors can expect a calendar full of costume parties, film nights, ghost stories, [….]

‘17th Century Saturdays’ at The Gables this fall – The mastery of early carpenters

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Educator Mike Welsh demonstrates how early carpenters relied on skill, ingenuity and an assortment of hand tools.   SALEM — The house you’re living in now may well have been built more than a century or two ago — before power tools, sheetrock or foam insulation. If you’ve ever wondered how early carpenters were able to [….]