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 [….]

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 [….]

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, [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

The Write Space – Shari D. Frost

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The Write Space is a monthly Q&A series from Creative Collective covering a local writer and a North Shore space(s) s/he associates with writing. Questions? Suggestions? Contact: ellorelizabeth@gmail.com. Give us your best writerly bio. Shari D. Frost is a playwright, screenwriter, and writing consultant based on Boston’s North Shore.  Shari’s plays have been produced at the Boston [….]

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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.

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 [….]

PEM Summer Block Party: Vendors, Food Trucks, Music, and More

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The Peabody Essex Museum has held their Summer Block Party for the past two years, and are bringing it back for a third year! The highly successful party has grown throughout all of its iterations and is now what it is today. This year, the Summer Block Party will be held on July 27th from [….]