Arts

5 Questions: Derek Hough

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Posted 7/1/15 – 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   Along with his sister, Julianne, the five-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion is bringing his dance moves to Boston next week.       SD: What was it about dancing that led you to do it professionally? DH: Being the only boy…

Fashion Show Kicks Off Caribbean American Heritage Month

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Posted 6/8/15 There was a Caribbean American fashion show and social at the Lynn Museum Saturday night, the start of a month of activities in the Downtown Lynn Cultural District. The event was organized by the North Shore Caribbean American Organization (NSCAO), Inc., in partnership with Lynn Museum and Downtown Lynn Cultural District. Fashions were…

Extras For Creative Reuse Big Impact Gala

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Extras for Creative Reuse celebrated 34 years of supporting educational and cultural programs by offering members upcycled and repurposed materials at the Lynn Museum Thursday evening. Activities included a silent auction, participatory percussion circle, food, cash bar, and a blank canvass decorated by attendees. A number of officials were present, including State Representative Brendan Crighton,…

5 Questions: Paul Reiser

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5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –       Paul Reiser may be most remembered for his role on television’s Mad About You, but the veteran actor is returning to his roots as a stand-up comedian. SD: How did you get started in stand-up comedy? PR: I did it the old fashion…

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

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Review by Steve Duffy – Die-hard fans will be thrilled to know that the show stays true to the original 1987 classic coming-of-age story; including dialogue, choreography, and settings. The Johnny (Pergande) – Baby (Abbott, a look-a-like Jennifer Grey) chemistry lacked the rapturous and emotional element that Swayze and Grey had. There were only a…

5 Questions: Nick Kroll

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5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy – Comedian Nick Kroll, the star of FX’s “The League” and Comedy Central’s “The Kroll Show,” steps out of his comfort zone as a first-time movie producer with Adult Beginners. SD: Why this movie? NK: Part of doing the movie was to just learn how to do…

Public Invited to Celebrate Arts in April at NSCC

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The Arts and Culture Committee at North Shore Community College invites the public to NSCC’S annual celebration of arts and culture, Arts in April, which begins April 21, 2015. The two-week series of events will feature guest speakers and artists and a range of arts and culture-based activities including: One World Taiko, a Japanese drum…

5 Questions: Jane Lynch

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5 Questions is feature by Steve Duffy – SD: Sue was my favorite character on Glee. What has the journey of playing icon Sue Sylvester been like? JL: It was the first solid job that I had that lasted longer than a minute. Her voice resonated with me so much. We were definitely from the…