2018 Salem Comedy Fest Line Up Announcement

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The 2018 Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival is set for Thursday January 11th – Saturday January 13th. The three-day festival features over 15 comedians at a variety of popular Salem venues. The Festival celebrates the craft of comedy, both for the audience as well as for the seasoned comedians performing each night. “We’re excited to continue the Festival for Salem” says festival producer and comedian Mark Scalia.

Salem Video – PEM PM Retrospective

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So since it has been officially announced… Tonight (Thursday Dec. 21) is the last PEMPM at the Peabody Essex Museumand although we know that there is some awesome things in the works we did want to wax poetic for a moment. Join us at the last one December PEMpm: Cup of Cheer This series of events has [….]

Salem Photos: Georgia Okeeffe at Peabody Essex Museum

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style is the first exhibition to explore the art, image and personal style of one of America’s most iconic artists. O’Keeffe’s understated and carefully designed garments, many never before exhibited, are presented alongside photographs and her paintings, illuminating O’Keeffe’s unified modernist aesthetic and distinctive self-styling. For more than 70 years, O’Keeffe shaped [….]

Road Trip Beverly – Polar Express Fundraiser at The Cabot

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Holiday Magic was in the air at The Cabot. At this event there were cookies and milk from Jacqueline’s Cookies for the kids, visits with Santa, a book signing with “Polar Express” author Chris Van Allsburg, raffles and the screening of this amazing movie on the big screen with special effects and surprises by Retonica Lighting

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An interview with the Grinch!

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Gallows Hill Theatre presents: A Very Grinchy Holiday Special! Join the team at Gallows Hill Theatre for a fun re-telling of the classic tale with music, audience interaction, Max the dog,The Who family and Thing One and Thing Two! A great holiday show for all ages, featuring Erik Rodenhiser as The Grinch. After the show, kids can meet The Grinch, and take picture with the cast! Treats and a raffle included as well! Visit GallowsHill.TicketLeap.com to snag your tickets!

The Grinch is coming! Dec. 9 – Dec.17 – Gallows Hill Theatre

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Gallows Hill Theatre presents: A Very Grinchy Holiday Special! Now in it’s 5th year. Join the Grinch on December 9, 10, 16, 17 at Gallows Hill Museum Theatre, 7 Lynde Street in Salem for a fun re-telling of the classic tale with music, fun and audience interaction. Everyone gets to meet Mrs. Claus before the [….]

5 facts about Christmas in Salem

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Christmas in Salem, thought to be the nation’s longest running holiday house tour, invites visitors to tour historic homes in the Downtown and McIntire neighborhood from December 1–3, 2017. Homes will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season and will be open for tours throughout the weekend.

Why Small Business Saturday in Salem is the Real Cherpumple

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by Joey Phoenix I can see them now. Shoppers all over the United States will be cramming their faces up against windows of major chains on Thanksgiving night, somebody’s elbow jabbing them in the ribs, a small child wailing because its mother brought it to Wal-Mart before it could have its third slice of cherpumple. [….]

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk brings one-man show ‘A Christmas Carol’ to Salem’s Grace Episcopal Church

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk brings one-man show ‘A Christmas Carol’ to Salem

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Performance one night only. When: Friday, December 15, 2017 Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm Tickets: $25 (in advance or at the door) Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 385 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970 By David Jonathan Lavin Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the ghost of Jacob Marley are soon to come alive in Salem, as the Hudson [….]

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Salem Photos – Mayor’s Night Out Salem 2017

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Once a year, at the beginning of the Salem Haunted Happenings Celebrations Mayor Kimberly Driscoll joins hundreds of little revelers in costume for Mayor’s Night Out. Dozens of local businesses offer special discounts and offers to residents and hand out treats for the little ones!

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Salem Scene – Punto Urban Art Museum Block Party

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Our vision is to create a world class urban arts district in Salem’s Point Neighborhood, one that embraces its rich immigrant and architectural history and present a dynamic opportunity for the neighborhood’s future.

Salem Scene – Taste the Space Fundraising Kick Off

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The Salem YMCA GreenSpace is a public garden run by the Salem YMCA. The Y hires local teens that work with volunteers to create and maintain this garden and school gardens across the city. Through the support of our community volunteers, the City of Salem, and generous donors, GreenSpace is able to provide free weekly produce to it’s neighbors.

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Salem Scene – Notch Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest celebrations in Salem kicked off this past weekend with an overwhelmingly successful event at Notch Brewing. Giant tents, delicious cuisine, communal tables, games, traditional music and merriment were all in abundance as a new tradition in Salem has come to life on the South Harbor.

Road Trip Photos – Bread and Puppet Theatre

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The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood.

10 things to during Valentine’s Week whether you celebrate or not!

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Friday, February 9th @ 7 PM – 8 PM The Witch House – Salem MA Early Modern English Love Magic. The links between love and magic, of enchantment and sympathia, have long been considered by poets, philosophers, and magicians alike. This talk explores the variety of occult theories and magical practices that seek to grasp [….]

Meet the Member – Bruce Whear, Silly Theatre Productions

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I started Silly Theatre Productions so that I would have an entity that might encompass the many theatre/entertainment vehicles I’m involved in. I’ve performed locally/regionally on stage/film/print for multiple productions over the last 50+ years. I served on the board of the original Salem Theatre Company, and am presently on the Marblehead Little Theatre’s board where I have been affiliated since the early seventies.

Meet the Member – Joey Nicotera – Retonica Lighting

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Founded by internationally-recognized lighting designer Joey Nicotera, RETONICA strives to write the next chapter in event lighting.
Current event lighting, while beautiful, is reaching a plateau. Simply surrounding a room with colored light is becoming commonplace. Current technology allows for more architecturally sensitive installations, as well as dramatic changes in colors and brightness that will turn your event into a theatrical experience.

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Meet the Member – OASIS – Open Art Studio & Inspirational Space

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LYNN MA 1) Tell us a bit about you and what you do? We at Oasis hope to bring art and creativity to a diverse community, allowing the individuals to express themselves while connecting with other artistic people in groups, workshops, or an open studio experience. We offer social peer support to people looking for [….]

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HistoryCast with Robyn and Melissa: Ep.4 -Fundead Publications

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Robyn from Creative Salem/Collective and Melissa from Now Age Travel take a fresh approach to women’s history in Salem. More than a city of witches, Salem has always had a history of bold women shaping the area for famous, infamous, and lesser-known happenings.

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5 Questions with Erik Rodenheiser – Sweets Edition

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WHAT: Erik Rodenheiser, Super Sweet Improv Comedy Night WHERE: Gallows Hill Museum Theatre 7 Lynde St, Salem, Massachusetts WHEN: February 9&10, 2018  – 7PM Robyn: What inspired you to have an improv show during Salem So Sweet? Erik: I love improv, and I love love, and I love dopamine. (Chocolate releases dopamine!) so, I thought this would be [….]

Best And Worst Music Moments of 2017 by Chris Ricci

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Greed. Lies. Revenge. And love. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s iconic American novel, “The House of the Seven Gables,” has it all. It took 167 years but the wait is worth it. Playwright JF Dacey has adapted the book for stage and North Shore audiences are in for a treat. Three dramatically staged readings are scheduled in mid-January and those interested are advised to reserve their seats now.

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Artist James Chisholm takes a close look at streams and waves in Endicott exhibit

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Greed. Lies. Revenge. And love. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s iconic American novel, “The House of the Seven Gables,” has it all. It took 167 years but the wait is worth it. Playwright JF Dacey has adapted the book for stage and North Shore audiences are in for a treat. Three dramatically staged readings are scheduled in mid-January and those interested are advised to reserve their seats now.

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Salem, Mass. Entertains City-Wide Network

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Greed. Lies. Revenge. And love. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s iconic American novel, “The House of the Seven Gables,” has it all. It took 167 years but the wait is worth it. Playwright JF Dacey has adapted the book for stage and North Shore audiences are in for a treat. Three dramatically staged readings are scheduled in mid-January and those interested are advised to reserve their seats now.

Gwen Smith, from the series The Enigma of Yoda, 2002–18, sixteen inkjet printed photographs. Courtesy of the artist.

Fresh sights & new ideas | PEM announces 2018 exhibition schedule

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PLAY spurs productivity. PLAY is a catalyst for creativity. PLAY is an escape from conformity. PLAY reinvents the rules. PLAY empowers the players. PLAY stimulates innovation. PLAY enables exploration. PLAY is a response to uncertainty. PLAY rewards misbehavior. PLAY negotiates conflict. PLAY resists productivity. PLAY is… PlayTime is the first major thematic exhibition celebrating the role [….]

Award-winning Dance Duo The Wondertwins perform at SSU

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What: The Wondertwins present To Hip-Hop, With Love When:  Saturday, January 27, 7:30 pm Where: Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts Tickets: $20 general/$15 seniors and non-SSU students 18 and up/under 18 free Additional information: salemstate.edu/arts or 978.542.6365 SALEM, MA – Boston natives Billy and Bobby McClain, The Wondertwins, present To Hip-Hop, With Love at Salem State University’s Sophia Gordon Center on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 [….]

Salem State Hosts Week of Events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Greed. Lies. Revenge. And love. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s iconic American novel, “The House of the Seven Gables,” has it all. It took 167 years but the wait is worth it. Playwright JF Dacey has adapted the book for stage and North Shore audiences are in for a treat. Three dramatically staged readings are scheduled in mid-January and those interested are advised to reserve their seats now.