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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...
Joanne Peterson, the founder and executive director of Learn to Cope, with team member Kim Leman’s dog, Finn.

Opioid crisis – a mother’s journey to ‘Learn to Cope’

By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Taunton - In 2004, three years into her son’s opioid addiction, Joanne Peterson decided to let the world know...

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...

Charismatic bakers, the Brass sisters, delight Massachusetts’ residents

Massachusetts has always been home to Marilynn (74) and Sheila (78) Brass, accomplished bakers, cookbook authors, and raconteurs. This dynamic duo, who grew up in Winthrop and now live together in Cambridge, have launched a international book tour for their most recent, and third cookbook, “Baking with the Brass Sisters.”
Southborough resident Pete DePina

Southborough resident works to ensure African American military regiments are not forgotten

By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Southborough – As a young man in 1948, Pete DePina volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army. The Southborough...

Join Cha-Chi Loprete for ‘Breakfast with The Beatles’

By Ed Karvoski Jr. Culture Editor Cambridge/Middleboro – Determination to become a radio deejay for Cha-Chi Loprete began soon after watching The Beatles’ first live American...

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...
Pat Benti

Treasuring memories of sharing stages with music legends

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor East Boston – After performing as a solo act in the 1970s, Pat Benti entertained New Englanders as lead...