Father Comes Home from the Wars
“I am grateful every day that God made me white.” One hundred fifty years after the American Civil War; some fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr’s epic Civil Rights...
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Speakeasy Circus
Is it just me or has the idea of the circus become passe? Over-hyped and over-programmed. Too much glitz; too many special effects. What ever happened to old-fashioned spectacle?...
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Obsessive Political Correctness
Award-winning, controversial playwright Eve Ensler has a reputation for tackling the most challenging issues of our day, particularly violence against women. The worldwide...
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Under Milk Wood
“You Can Hear Their Dreams” The unlit On-Air sign stood by like a sentinel near the little stage on Lafayette Street as Salem Theatre Company prepared to preview its...
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Bad Jews
Good, entertaining, satisfying theatre is increasingly hard to find. The marketing departments for many of our artistic communities have identified easy access to audiences for...
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Let’s Make A Sandwich
“Let’s make a Sandwich” is perhaps not the most interesting invitation. Even a sandwich you can eat with a fork doesn’t really inspire much emotional conviction. So, a...
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Beyond Expectations- Calder’s Abstraction
By Yule Heibel The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem is on a West Coast–East Coast roll with yet another great exhibition originally mounted at the Los Angeles County Museum...
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British Pub Night
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Jacques Brel is Alive and Well
For its 35th anniversary season the legendary Gloucester Stage Company is featuring by popular demand a musical review of the satirical and poignant songs of the late Belgian...
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Free Wheeling Bike Night
Last month’s PEM/PM event encouraged patrons to B.Y.O.B… Bring Your Own Bike, that is. “Free Wheeling Bike Night” was a free celebration of the art,...
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Turner and the Sea – Maritime Character on Display
How does an exhibition make an artist come alive from a new angle? How can it do this if the artist in question is Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), a celebrated and...
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Inside Prime: Photo Exhibition
From June 19 – July 17, 2014 the Downtown Lynn Cultural District (DTLCD) is proud to present Inside Prime: Behind the Signs, a photographic survey of the neon and antique...
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