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Poet Frank O’Hara’s imprint on Grafton is small, but large on the world

By Brett Peruzzi, Contributing Writer Grafton - Poet Frank O'Hara was a prominent figure in the mid-20th century literary and art world in New York...

Stompers’ frontman Sal Baglio still amplifies his music ‘loudah’

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor East Boston/Marlborough – Music is amplified in the DNA of singer-songwriter and guitarist Sal Baglio, an East Boston native...

‘I love being alive,’ says singer-actor, COVID-19 survivor Bob DiCicco

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Westwood – Beginning April 12, singer and actor Bob DiCicco of Westwood battled the coronavirus while hospitalized for 43...

Art and activism inform each other at a North Shore art gallery

By Elizabeth Rose, Contributing Writer Newburyport - Following the 2016 election, Paula Estey, abstract artist and owner of the Paula Estey Gallery, crawled into bed...

The beat goes on for Boston drummer Joe ‘Pet’ Petruzzelli

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston - Joe “Pet” Petruzzelli of Boston has accumulated musical memories spanning multiple decades as a drummer and vocalist...

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...