The Phantom of the Opera

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – My fascination with “The Phantom of the Opera” began back in 1997 when I saw it for the first time. The Phantom of the Opera made its world premiere in London’s West End in 1986, where it still plays today. Lloyd Webber’s musical thriller has been running on Broadway…

5 Questions: Brian Wilson

If you missed Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds show at the Lynn Auditorium in April, here’s your second chance. 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – The former Beach Boy and one of the most innovative and influential creative forces in popular music is bringing one of the most iconic studio albums of all…

2017 Preliminary (Primary) Election Results

9/12/17 Here are the results from the 2017 Preliminary City Election direct from City Hall – In Ward 2, Rick Starbard and Gina O’Toole move on to November. Peter Grocki and Christopher Magrane came in 3rd and 4th. In the Mayoral race, for which both incumbent and challenger would move forward anyway, Senator Tom McGee…

Arts After Hours presents Bat Boy: The Musical

Arts After Hours will present the critically acclaimed production of Bat Boy: The Musical October 19-29, 2017 at LynnArts on 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA. Performances are October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8PM, October 21 and 28 at 3PM and October 22 and 29 at 4PM. Tickets are $30 for table…

Little Green House Makes Dream Come True One Cookie at a Time

Sponsored You can order from-scratch pastries now at www.littlegreenhousebakes.com From Little Green House Bakes – The Little Green House Bakes gets a little closer to making a dream come true, one cookie at a time. With lots of prayers With lots of hard work With lots of enthusiasm With lots of love We’ve started a crowd…

Poll: Will you vote in the Preliminary Election?

There’s a Preliminary Election (primary) for the City of Lynn Tuesday, September 12th, with polls open the usual 7am to 8pm time. The idea is to reduce the field ahead of the election November 7th (as in the Ward 2 Council race,) but other candidates can get a sense of their support and ability to…

IT

Film review by Steve Duffy – “IT” is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an…

Select Health Care Courses Now Available at NSCC Lynn

9/8/17 From NSCC – Starting on September 12, those interested in exploring select allied health professions will be able to do so on the Lynn Campus of North Shore Community College. NSCC received a Massachusetts Capital Skills Grant to renovate two McGee Building classrooms into a Universal Health Care Laboratory. For the very first time,…

5 Questions: Micky Dolenz

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – THE MONKEES band members Micky Dolenz will perform for a one-night only performance at the Cabot Theatre. I recently caught up with Micky Dolenz about the upcoming show and his fondest memories of THE MONKEES television show. SD: Growing up in a show-business family, did you…

5 Questions: Sal “the Voice” Valentinetti

To purchase tickets to see Sal Valentinetti at the Lynn Auditorium September 16, visit www.lynnauditorium.com 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Sal Valentinetti is an Italian-American crooner know best for his flawless vocals, larger than life personality and his heart of gold. From a very young age Sal was influenced by his…

Leap!

Film review by Steve Duffy – 11-year-old orphan, Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own – to become a famous inventor. In a leap of…

Weekend Commuter Rail Service Resumes September 2nd!

8/24/17 Press release from MassDOT: Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line Weekend Service to Resume Sept. 2 Major projects completed ahead of schedule; Isolated rail replacement project to be completed between Rockport & Gloucester BOSTON – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services (KCS) announced today that weekend service on the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line will resume September…

5 Questions: Dave Koz

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – A nine-time GRAMMY® nominee, Dave Koz has charted nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Album chart, including 2015’s Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection (Concord Records), which features some of his most memorable creative partnerships – including duets with such artists as Stevie Nicks, Rod…

New Music in the Square with Walnut Da Lyrical Geni

Walnut Da Lyrical Geni performs this Wednesday’s LynnHappens – White Rose Coffeehouse New Music in the Square at 6pm But first, here’s a photo of Matt Minigell performing last week! New Music in the Square takes place on the “Island in the Square,” in Central Square, downtown Lynn. For GPS purposes, “7 Central Square” will…