Rising Voices

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
April 15, 2022
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New Salem Park Installation to Preserve the EcoCultural history of Naumkeag

by Felicia Cheney
by Joey Phoenix Artist Team: Louis Chinn (He/Him) and Huameng Yu (She/They) to create splash pad and filter building facade at Forest River Outdoor Recreation & Nature Center which nods to historic Naumkeag’s topographical and climate history alongside its development into the anthropocene.  In September 2020 The Salem Public Art Commission put out a national call for a new artist
April 15, 2022
March 28, 2022
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Survivors Heal Through Nesting Arts

by Felicia Cheney
From Survivor Nest CW: This article contains references to incest and childhood sexual assault. A transformational healing art exhibit is taking place on the North Shore for survivors of incest and childhood sexual abuse during sexual assault awareness month. This April a historic building in Salem once used for public meetings and gatherings will invite people into a safe, nurturing
March 28, 2022
March 4, 2022
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A Ticket to Paradise with The Poetry Brothel

by Felicia Cheney
Only a handful of tickets remain! Get yours here. The Poetry Brothel Is an immersive literary cabaret that fuses poetry, activism, vaudeville, burlesque, live music, visual art, magic, mysticism, and private, one-on-one poetry experience.  Tickets are now available for The Poetry Brothel: Fall from Heaven on Saturday, March 12th at The Footlight Theatre in Jamaica Plain. Joey Phoenix caught up
March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022
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A Ticket to Paradise with The Poetry Brothel

by Felicia Cheney
Only a handful of tickets remain! Get yours here. The Poetry Brothel Is an immersive literary cabaret that fuses poetry, activism, vaudeville, burlesque, live music, visual art, magic, mysticism, and private, one-on-one poetry experience.  Tickets are now available for The Poetry Brothel: Fall from Heaven on Saturday, March 12th at The Footlight Theatre in Jamaica Plain. Joey Phoenix caught up
March 4, 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
February 8, 2022
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Nammy Award Winner “Supaman” to Perform at Endicott College

by Felicia Cheney
A member of the Apsaalooke Nation, “Supaman” is an award-winning dancer and innovative hip-hop artist who leaves audiences in awe with his passion. His Endicott College show will highlight Native culture, comedy, and urban hip hop; Supaman’s words of hope, pride, and resilience come to life through his original art form and translate perfectly to the stage.  The award-winning Supaman
February 8, 2022
February 8, 2022
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SSU’s THE THING THEY LOVE to Explore Queerness in 1920s NYC

by Felicia Cheney
Salem State Theatre Department presents the world premiere of The Thing They Love written by 2021 graduate Parker Goodreau. Directed by Esme Allen, the production will take place at the Sophia Gordon Center March 3 – 6, followed by virtual streaming March 20 – April 30. Tickets for both performance modalities are available at www.salemstatetickets.com.  Set in prohibition-era New York
February 8, 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 12, 2022
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#NotJustOneDay – A Year of Black Excellence in 2022

by Felicia Cheney
Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy extends far beyond what can be shared on the third Monday in January each year. So, instead of limiting the amplification of his efforts to a single day, why not follow activists and leaders who are helping to carry his vision into the future? “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Dr. Martin Luther
January 12, 2022