Arts

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…

Cultural District Director Accepts New Position

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[Disclosure: LynnHappens editor Seth Albaum was part of the committee that laid the groundwork for the Downtown Lynn Cultural District – one of the state’s first – and has been an active participant.] Downtown Lynn Cultural District Director Emily Ruddock has recently been offered a full time position at a company where she once worked…

National Slam Poet Champ, Regie Gibson, NSCC’s Visiting Writer

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Regie Gibson, poet, author, songwriter and a National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, will be this year’s Visiting Writer at North Shore Community College. He will be giving free public performances on Tuesday, April 28, at 9:30 am and 11:00 am on the Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road, in the Math and Sciences Building in the…

5 Questions: Justin Willman

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5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –       Justin Willman, talented magician/comedian and former host of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, will be performing at The Wilbur Theatre this Friday. Willman is bringing his new live show “Fake Believe” to town on the heels of his debut special “Sleight of Mouth” which…