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Grafton’s ‘Banjo Joe’ is still singing, strumming after all these years

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Grafton – Retired computer software professional Joe Kuras of Grafton returned his attention in recent years to a pastime...

UMass Boston performing arts professor gives students top priority

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – Whether serving as chair of UMass Boston’s performing arts department or freelancing as a practicing costume designer,...

Chelmsford production director successfully recovers from COVID-19

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Chelmsford – Bill Kenney of Chelmsford has worked in various capacities while producing successful entertainment events throughout four decades....

Longtime resident serves as Arlington Center for the Arts’ director

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Arlington – Tom Formicola brings 30-plus years’ experience as a Boston-based arts and education administrator to his current job...

Vintage car collector has followed a long and winding road

By Brett Peruzzi, Contributing Writer Salem - Bob DeSantis, a life-long resident of Salem and the president of the North Shore Old Car Club, bought his...

Bassist shares music and health passions with multiple generations

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor  North Shore – David Landoni of Danvers began his career as a bassist touring on the road nationally and...

Jürgen Lobert – a chemist with a camera explores the night world

By Peg Lopata, Contributing writer Medway - Jürgen Lobert is a night and day man, a man of two lives. His daytime occupation is as...

South Boston activist uses art as a threshold to build community

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – South Boston artist Michael Dowling felt compelled to complement his successful career as a painter with creative...

Storyteller focuses on Cape Cod shipwrecks, storms, rum runners and other historical events

By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor   Northbridge/South Dennis - Growing up in northern New Jersey, Don Wilding visited Cape Cod when he was four, but...

Ann Szerlip, from computers to flames and glass

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer  Newton Highlands - Can a successful career software systems salesperson turn into an equally successful glassworker? Hard to see the...