NSCC’s Gateway to College Open House Dec. 13

From NSCC – As North Shore Community College’s first successful semester of Gateway to College draws to a close, a December 13 Open House is being planned to introduce the program to others who can benefit – youth ages 16-21 who have left high school, or are significantly behind in credits and are unlikely to…

Beyond Walls Announces Second Mural Festival, Call for Walls

12/7/17 The mural festival is coming back in 2018 and seeks new walls From Beyond Walls – This coming August, Beyond Walls is planning a second mural festival featuring new street artists from around the world as well as local talent. Beyond Walls is currently looking for new canvases (exterior walls) in the downtown area.…

Grand Opening Saturday at Salon 234

sponsored Ashley Boland, born and raised in Lynn, MA, has finally achieved her lifelong dream of becoming the owner of her very own salon. She announced on Friday December 1st, 2017 that she is now the proud new owner of Salon 234 Salon and Spa, located at 234 Lynnfield St. in Lynn. Ashley has been…

5 Questions: Loretta Swit

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – “Switheart” chronicles the artwork of TV Icon Loretta Swit, a true champion of the animal kingdom. Watercolorist, award-winning animal activist, and actress, Ms. Swit is renowned for her starring role on TV’s most honored series, M*A*S*H, for which she won two EMMY’s and worldwide acclaim.  SD:…

Walnut Street Café Adds Art Shows to the Menu

Sponsored   Starting in November, with the opening of long time café employee Mariah Avery’s first show, the Walnut Street Café, at 157 Walnut Street in West Lynn, has begun a new monthly event. On the first Thursday of the month we will feature a local artist, curated by Michelle Richardson of DENCITY. This month…

Photos: Lynn’s Annual World AIDS Day 2017

12/3/17 December 1st Was World AIDS Day. Friday night, Girls Inc. members and others began to congregate with signs on the steps of City Hall. They lit candles and proceeded across downtown on foot to the Lynn Museum, where community resources tables were waiting along with a spread of food donated by area restaurants.

Elf the Musical

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Fans of this holiday favorite will know what to expect, a high-octane and sugary story about Buddy the Elf.  Erik Gratton is perfect as the Christmas loving elf. He is an over-the-top bundle of energy. Santa, played boringly by Cheer’s George Wendt, establishes the story of how Buddy came…

The Color Purple

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The Tony-Award winning revival and John Doyle’s musical adaption of Alice Walker’s best-selling novel “The Color Purple” is a must-see! We all know the powerful tale of Alice Walker’s prize-winning novel or the 1985 movie. The story focuses on Celie and her life in rural South.  Adrianna Hicks beautifully…

Lynn Museum Shop Black Friday Sale

Sponsored  Get that fluffernutter shirt or other Lynn merch at your local museum this Friday. Shop local!     Black Friday SaleSave 20% Friday, November 24th 8am-noon Visit our Museum Shop for Lynn t-shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles, and more, in addition to our popular Fluff merchandise! Museum members receive an additional 15% off all merchandise.…

5 Questions: Bernard Dotson

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Bernard Dotson is excited to be part of “ELF The Musical,” which tells the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous…

Photos: Open Studios at LynnArts & Lydia Pinkham

11/20/17 Lydia Pinkham Laboratories on Western Ave. had their annual Open Studios this past Saturday and Sunday, and LynnArts (of Lynn Museum/LynnArts) had theirs on Saturday with a free trolley running all day between locations provided by the Downtown Lynn Cultural District. Here’s a collection of photos of – most of the participating artists –…

Justice League

Film review by Steve Duffy – The good news is Justice League is watchable! Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit…

Open Studios in Lynn this Weekend

LynnArts has an open studios Saturday November 18th from 10am to 5pm and Lydia Pinkham open studios are Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. The Downtown Lynn Cultural District will have a trolley set to start at LynnArts at 10am that will make a continuous loop throughout the day from LynnArts to Pinkham Labratories, until 5pm. It…