September 23, 2022
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Poetry Brothel to Appear at Diehl Marcus & Co This October

by joeyphoenix
Editor’s Note: Please be advised that topics discussed in this piece lean towards NSFW. Reader discretion encouraged.  The Poetry Brothel returns to Salem this October for another night of decadent and wordy delights. This time the troupe is taking over Diehl Marcus & Co., and this immersive literary cabaret will fuse poetry, activism, vaudeville, burlesque, live music, visual art, magic,
September 23, 2022
September 22, 2022
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Meet the Member: Citizens Inn

by joeyphoenix
Interviewee: Carolina Trujillo (she/her) In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative. Breaking the patterns of instability that lead to homelessness and hunger. Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization. Everyone deserves safety, dignity and hope — to have shelter from the weather, heal
September 22, 2022
September 19, 2022
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Artoberfest Event October 1st Salem Arts Association Press Release

by joeyphoenix
Salem Arts Association is proud to present Artoberfest.  Join us for our 2nd Annual Artoberfest. It’s Octoberfest with a Creative Twist! Saturday October 1, 12-6 pm at Salem Maritime Historic Site, 160 Derby Street, located on the park next to the Salem Arts Association. A free event featuring live music, dance, art making, food, & Beer Garden. Bring a blanket,
September 19, 2022
September 15, 2022
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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS To Open At North Shore Music Theatre On September 20

by joeyphoenix
September 20 – October 2, 2022 – Tickets on sale now! Just in time for the season of spooky happenings, Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the deviously delicious sci-fi musical that has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is open for business on
September 15, 2022
September 3, 2022
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Diversity Matters Fest 2022 – PHOTO Highlights

by joeyphoenix
In 2021, the North Shore Juneteenth hosted the first-ever Diversity Matters Festival in hopes of bringing communities from across various identities together in one place to celebrate their diversity. In 2022 it came back to Red Rocks Park in Lynn and the organizers partnered with Save the Harbor Save the Bay, Marblehead School of Music, Creative Collective, and other community
September 3, 2022
August 30, 2022
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LatinX Night at Northshore Mall Promenade – PHOTOS

by joeyphoenix
The Summer Entertainment Series took place on the stage located across from Tony C’s and featured entertainment, cultural events, live music, and more! For the 2022 entertainment season, Creative Collective curated fun and entertaining performances for the whole family. On Friday, August 19th LatinX Night with Creative Collective featured performances by: LoneSol Charlie Timbal JP Salsa and Asociacion Carnavalesca de
August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022
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Exploring the Hawthorne/Melville Connection with REWRITTEN

by joeyphoenix
Salem State’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts will open its 2022 fall season with ReWritten, Friday, September 16 at 7:30 pm in the Sophia Gordon Center at 356 Lafayette Street. Get Tickets Here ReWritten is an immersive multi-disciplinary performance that explores the intimate relationship between authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Moving between their lives, work, and remaining letters,
August 30, 2022
August 25, 2022
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Real Pirates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – PHOTOS

by joeyphoenix
Photos by Joey Phoenix for Creative Collective.  Click here to view the full gallery.  From Creative Collective President and Founder John Andrews: “Huge Congratulations to our members Real Pirates Salem for their official Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Kim Driscoll, the Salem Chamber, and many, many local stakeholders and supporters of this impressive new small business. We at Creative Collective have
August 25, 2022
August 23, 2022
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A Chat with the Boston Artists Ensemble

by joeyphoenix
Hamilton Hall is fortunate to be the Salem home of the Boston Artists Ensemble.  Their 2022-3 season will begin on Friday, Sept. 16⁠— and we hope you’ll treat yourself to their talents! In anticipation of their upcoming season, we chatted with Jonathan Miller, founder and Artistic Director of the BAE. We hope you enjoy the conversation below. “For those who don’t know,
August 23, 2022
August 19, 2022
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Announcing the 13th Annual Salem Lit Fest

by joeyphoenix
The Salem Athenaeum is pleased to announce the thirteenth Salem Literary Festival (aka Salem Lit Fest), happening September 8-11. After two years of a largely virtual festival, this year’s event will be a mix of virtual and in-person events. The Lit Fest features four days of more than 50 notable writers from across genres and across the globe sharing their
August 19, 2022