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Do you remember when Jimi Hendrix played at the Carousel Theater in Framingham?

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor FRAMINGHAM - On August 25, 1968, at the height of his career, rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jimi Hendrix and his...
“No one has ever doubted my talent as an actor,” says Tori Clay, who has struggled to get work since coming out as a transgender woman six years ago. Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Transgender actor frustrated by lack of roles

By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer SOMERVILLE - Born Victor Campisi, as Vic Clay he met success as an actor, but life has been tougher...
The statue of legendary politician James Michael Curley, the four-term mayor of Boston, is located right across the street from Boston City Hall. Photo/IrishHeritageTrail.com

Irish Heritage Trail pays tribute to Boston’s largest ethnic group

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer BOSTON - You don’t have to wait for St. Patrick’s Day in Boston to celebrate it. You can go any...
The Boston Pops concert on the Esplanade is one of the city’s most popular Independence Day traditions. Photo/Garrett A. Wollman

Fabulous Fourth of July celebrations in Massachusetts

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION – As the birthplace of our nation, Massachusetts is steeped in patriotic pride. The Independence Day celebrations across the...
South Boston Candlepin, aka Southie Bowl, serves craft beers, hosts corporate events, and allows you to reserve lanes online. Photo/Submitted

Older adults continue to embrace candlepin bowling

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - Well-known novelist Elizabeth McCracken grew up in Boston, where she was familiar with candlepin bowling. She also wrote...
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Quincy entertainment and event producer faces pandemic challenges

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Quincy – Entertainment and event producer John F. McDonald Jr. of Quincy is accustomed to planning logistics year-round to accommodate...

Shuffleboard – Not only found on ship decks

By G. Gregory Tooker, State Ambassador, MA Senior Games Tewksbury - Cheryle and John Laffey are recently retired but full of energy and anxious to...
A Normandy Farms glamping tent beckons to adventurous guests. Photo/Submitted

‘Glamping’ brings a new dimension to camping experience

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - Camping in Massachusetts is definitely not a one-size-fits-all experience. At one end of the spectrum, back-to-nature purists pitch...
This year’s Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum is celebrating 150 years of the garden’s existence and 112 Lilac Sundays. Photo/Courtesy Jon Hetman, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Celebrations welcome spring across Massachusetts

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - It is time to shake off your heavy coat and the overwhelming feeling of cabin fever for warm...

Storyteller and vocalist embodies her passion for history onstage

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor BOSTON – Valerie Stephens of Boston has embodied her longtime passion for history on stages continuously for over three...