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Hudson’s internationally-recognized calligraphist continues studies

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Hudson – Gerry Jackson Kerdok of Hudson has honed her calligraphy skills for over 40 years. Cumulatively for three...

Comic and addiction specialist spotlights recovery causes with humor

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Medford – Jack Lynch of Medford integrates his work experiences as a stand-up comedian and a licensed addiction specialist...

Jimmy Jay shares musical memories on relaunched WMEX-AM 1510

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Region – Jimmy Jay of Weymouth began his radio career at Fitchburg’s WEIM-AM on his 19th birthday, Jan. 11,...

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,...