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Gregory Ruffer, president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts

Reinforcing Boston Center for the Arts longtime mission

Gregory Ruffer, president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts Photo/Michael Blanchard By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – As president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) since August 2016, Gregory Ruffer draws upon his experience as a performer turned arts educator and administrator in several cities. Appreciating […]

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Actress makes encore appearances in Stoneham and Beverly

Kathy St. George photo/Joe Henson By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Stoneham/Beverly – Kathy St. George has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, a number of national tours, as well as at Boston-area and out-of-state regional theaters – frequently for encore appearances. This past spring, she returned to her hometown in the musical comedy “Calendar Girls” at Greater […]

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Gary Sohmers Photos/submitted

‘King of Pop Culture’ values toys and collectibles

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Hudson – Gary Sohmers has worked as an appraiser since 1971 and increased his endeavors soon after moving to Hudson in 1983. He opened a popular store downtown known as Wex Rex Collectibles, began producing collectibles events, and became a talk-show guest heard regularly on WBZ NewsRadio 1030. Additionally, […]

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On the set of Athol-Orange Community Television’s “The Jerry Caruso Comedy Hour” Photos/submitted

Comedian also teaches and helps charitable causes

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Gardner/Lynn – Like many comedians, Jerry Caruso of Gardner maintains a busy performance schedule. Unlike most others, however, his calendar is also chock-filled with teaching stand-up comedy, organizing fundraisers’ entertainment, fulfilling speaking engagements and hosting a cable-television show. While growing up in Lynn, Caruso at age 12 began entertaining […]

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Roberta Robinson welcomes dancer and activist Elynor Gittens of Somerville on “Legacies.” Photos/submitted

Advocating for seniors on TV in nine communities

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Greater Boston – Following a two-decade law career, Roberta Robinson’s personal experience as her mother’s caregiver has compelled her to pursue working with the senior population in various capacities for about 30 years. She currently hosts two television programs designed for an audience of seniors. Each 30-minute show airs […]

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Rock sculpture Photos/Jane Keller Gordon

The Quarry’ is well worth a visit

By Jane Keller Gordon Acton – Driving north along Quarry Road in Acton, next to a tan house, there is a huge granite statue that seems out of place. To the right, a dirt road leads into a forest. What lies beyond — a sculpture garden and art center called The Quarry — is well […]

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