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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...

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...

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...

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...

Documentary chronicles WBCN-FM’s revolutionary impact

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Cambridge/Boston – Now screening on the film festival circuit, the award-winning documentary “WBCN and the American Revolution” chronicles the...

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...

Reflections from an actor, director, casting agent and caregiver

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston/Cambridge – Prepared with vast experience as an actor and theater director, Kevin Fennessy of Cambridge became even more...

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...