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Janis Joplin’s last concert was in Boston

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor BOSTON – Less than two months before her death from a heroin overdose at age 27, raspy-voiced rock singer Janis Joplin...
“Hadestown” will amaze the audience with its music and acting in spring 2023. Photo/Submitted

The Hanover Theatre brings Broadway and more to Worcester

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer WORCESTER - Broadway musicals, comedy, magic, favorite family holiday shows, and more. The Hanover Theatre & Conservatory for the Performing...
Participation from two- to three-month-old baby goats add a fun dimension to yoga classes. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Goat yoga on a farm makes for an adventurous getaway

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer SOUTH NEW BERLIN, NEW YORK - The stillness of morning and a lulling background of cheerful chirping is disturbed by...
A tank demonstration weekend will be held August 13-14 at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson.

Hudson museum offers a unique, immersive historical experience

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer HUDSON - If you are looking for a genuine interaction with history, be sure to visit the American Heritage Museum...
Bruce Springsteen was a struggling musician in 1974 when a concert review written by Boston critic Jon Landau helped catapult him to stardom. Photo/Takahiro Kyono

Boston music critic changed the trajectory of Bruce Springsteen’s career

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer BOSTON – The Boston area is certainly best known for its role in the American Revolution, but two centuries later,...
After you cross the Charles River, Moody Street offers a wide diversity of eateries on the city’s “Restaurant Row.”

Find time to enjoy the charms of the ‘Watch City’

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer Waltham - “Watch City” is a common nickname for Waltham. It can be traced to the industry that started here...
Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester draws about 35,000 visitors a year. Photo/Carin MacNamara

One of world’s best-known castles is found in Gloucester

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer GLOUCESTER - Yearn to visit a castle? Go to Europe. Or stay in the United States. California has the famous...
The city of Lowell is celebrating the centennial this year of writer Jack Kerouac, perhaps its most notable native son. Photo/Tom Palumbo

The road ended where it began for ‘The father of the Beats’

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer LOWELL - Whether or not they have read his books, a must-stop for many visitors to this city is the...

Boston mayor got Mick and Keith out of jail so the Stones could play...

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor BOSTON – The most notorious concert in Boston by The Rolling Stones, fifty years ago this month, almost didn’t happen. On...
Rick Grobe closed his antiques store in Essex, but still visits homes in his 1937 Chevy panel truck to buy items he sells online. Photo/Submitted

Essex and Ipswich remain havens for antiques lovers

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer ESSEX - The small town of Essex, on the North Shore of Massachusetts, is renowned for its 19th century shipbuilding...