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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
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 2, 2022
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New Exhibition Explores How the Camera Transformed 19th-Century China

by joeyphoenix
Power and Perspective: Early Photography in China On view September 24, 2022 through April 2, 2023 The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents Power and Perspective: Early Photography in China, a new exhibition that explores how the camera transformed perceptions of 19th-century China. Photography’s development as a new art form and technology in the 19th century coincided with profound changes in the way
August 2, 2022
June 29, 2022
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Introducing Salem Arts Association’s Ellen Hardy Memorial Arts Scholarship Winner

by joeyphoenix
Recently, Salem Arts Association Presented 2022 Scholarships to Three Local Graduates, Arianna Shalhoub, Lena Faeskorn, and Leena Sarhan. The recipient of the 2022 Ellen Hardy Memorial Arts Scholarship is Lena Ruth Faeskorn. Lena is graduating her homeschool program and will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design. The Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarship has been awarded since 2018 to a
June 29, 2022
February 17, 2022
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A Queer Community Waiting to Be Found in Goodreau’s THE THING THEY LOVE

by Felicia Cheney
by Joey Phoenix An alluring drama about trust, gender, love, and money, Goodreau’s The Thing They Love takes inspiration from Mae West’s 1927 dramatization, The Drag. Set in prohibition-era New York City, a big, queer family assembles with familiar yet complicated problems. They must navigate the difference between the world they love, and the world outside their doorstep by learning
February 17, 2022
January 21, 2022
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MRS. HAWKING: PART 1 Screening now on Youtube

by Felicia Cheney
By Joey Phoenix This past Sunday, January 16th, Breaking Light Productions released the long awaited filmic adaptation of the Victorian mystery caper Mrs. Hawking: Part 1 on Youtube. The production is available to stream free on the Mrs. Hawking YouTube channel.  Mrs. Hawking: Part 1 by Phoebe Roberts (she/her/hers) and Bernie Gabin (he/him/his) is the first episode in a six-part
January 21, 2022
January 3, 2022
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Remembering Josh and Rebecca DeVries of The Scarlet Letter Press

by Felicia Cheney
Editor’s Note: If you have a story of Rebecca and Josh that you would like to share, please email Joey Phoenix at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com By Joey Phoenix (they/them) No one is ever prepared for when pillars of the community are no longer there. These are the faces we see regularly, the ones who make our lattes, deliver our mail, build storefronts
January 3, 2022
November 16, 2021
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5 Ways to Shop Small, Support Local Artists at This Year’s Lydia Pinkham Open Studios

by joeyphoenix
By Joey Phoenix The 15th Annual Lydia Pinkham Open Studios takes place this weekend, November 20th and 21st from 10:00am – 5:00pm, offering 3 floors of more than 60 artists, makers, and food purveyors at the Historic Lydia Pinkham Building at 271 Western Ave in Lynn. This year, the organizers of Lydia Pinkham Open Studios have also teamed up once
November 16, 2021
November 9, 2021
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Introducing The Halo Sessions

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by Joey PhoenixImages by Lux et Umbra Art “What is that thing you want to have more of in your life? Deep within yourself, you know. In this deeply personal, empowering and soul-driven workshop we will help you voice and intentionally welcome precious, life changing desire into your life.” – The Halo Sessions.  Cynthia “Cyn” August (she/her/hers) of Lux Et
November 9, 2021
October 22, 2021
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How One Salem Tour Guide is Making History More Accessible

by joeyphoenix
By Joey Phoenix Salem tourists are spoiled for choice with the range of distinct tour options in the downtown. Visitors can take history tours and ghost tours and cemetery tours or even follow historic reenactors around, learning about witches, Puritans, Hollywood, tombstone engravings, and much more, sometimes even in the same night.  Because Salem’s history is so unusual, this variety
October 22, 2021