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Ruth Pointer calls Massachusetts home

By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Hopedale - Ruth Pointer’s life has been split in two halves: before and after. In many ways, after has...

‘Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’ now open in Boston for limited engagement

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Boston – When news broke that there will be a “Downton Abbey” movie out this summer, fans of the wildly...

Former social worker succeeds as stand-up comedian and actor

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – Stand-up comedian and actor Tony Viveiros of Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood redirected his career path from social worker...

Performing musicals from Boston to Broadway and beyond

  By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Brighton/Weymouth – Musical theater actress and cabaret entertainer Mary Callanan covers a lot of ground. A Brighton native, she...

‘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...

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...

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...

Seasoned—a magazine geared to older adults —led by accomplished cookbook author

By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Cambridge - Growing up in Iowa in the 1950s, Doc (John) Willoughby had the unusual good fortune of tasting...

Attorney presents his case for changing career to comedian

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Wakefield – The resume of a particular former Essex County assistant district attorney and criminal defense trial attorney also...

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....