A story of Dysentery, a dancing Buffalo and the road to the Oregon Trail

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By David Babcock When my longtime friend and theatre partner, Jill Rogati, tapped me on the shoulder to take part in an original production, it piqued my curiosity. It was still in the early stages of development, and last time Jill had cast me in one of her productions, I (a truly impressive mountain of [….]

POETRY – An excerpt from Entombed in Verse: An Epitaph for Salem by Laurie Moran from the poem “Encircled”

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On the morning of September, 8, 1963, 58-year-old Evelyn Corbin was sexually assaulted and murdered in her Lafayette Street apartment: another victim of the Boston Strangler. Albert Desalvo later confessed to the Strangler murders, and counted Evelyn among his victims, but a Salem police detective believed another man had committed the murder, upon finding some [….]

Q & A with Kevin Lynch on Salem Horror Fest

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By Amber Newberry Salem has long been known for its dark history and tendency toward all things spooky. We’ve celebrated Halloween in a month-long jubilee, delighted locals and tourists with haunted tours and attractions, and honored the witch history by retelling the story to ensure it never happens again on our watch. With such a [….]

Life After Midnight Podcast Creative Salem

“Life After Midnight: Strange History, Salem Style” Q & A: Kristin Harris and Allison French

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Q & A: Kristin Harris and Allison French on their podcast, “Life After Midnight: Strange History, Salem Style” By Amber Newberry In the shadowed corners of Salem, the local podcasters are whispering in the dark. As the creative community takes to the microphone, they fill our ears with unique talk-shows, old-school style radio-theater, discussion of [….]

Breaking Through Creative Blocks

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By: Amber Newberry and Laurie Moran One of the most frustrating things about being a creative person is when you find yourself unable to create. So many things can contribute to a creative block: stress, busy lifestyle, health issues. The list could go on from here to eternity. We asked some friends from our creative [….]