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Lynn, North Shore… maybe a little beyond.

5 Questions: Frankie Avalon

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9.28.16 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Former teen idol Frankie Avalon is ready to give the Topsfield Fair audience a trip down memory lane with some of his greatest hits from “Venus” to “Teen Angel.” SD: How do you feel about being forever labeled a ‘teen idol?’ FA: It was a…

A Night at Walnut Street Cafe

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9.23.16 The Secret Sea was headlining a night of music at Walnut Street Cafe last Saturday, one of six performers, some from nearby, one from New Hampshire, and the furthest distance traveled was by The Secret Sea, who Matt Minigell met touring the West Coast this summer. The Secret Sea is Portland Oregon resident Amit…

S.M.P. Drops La La La (track inside)

Lynn artist S.M.P. (an acronym for his name, Shaquille M. Pinckney) released this track 4pm today, produced by and also featuring Scrolla. Before you click the play button, please be advised that the language is not safe for work or children. Overall, the track is critical of racism in America. S.M.P. says he’s inspired by…

Photos from the 2016 World Music Festival

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9.19.16 The annual World Music Festival, “Celebrating the Music of the Multicultural North Shore,” was held on Saturday on the waterfront park adjacent to Seaport Landing. This year’s event was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and labor ‘troubadour’ Joe Hill. LynnHappens was there for Cape Cod African Dance and…

Set The Nation at O’Brien’s Pub

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9.13.16 On Friday, September 9th Set The Nation played O’Brien’s with Seth Nobles. Scott Halley “The Star” joined them on bongos for a few tunes. All the #barsoflynn photographic evidence is below:   Set The nation plays with another Lynn band, Treading Water, at the Spotlight Tavern in Beverly September 24th. Editor’s disclosre/disclaimer/plug/thing – upsidemedia,…

Photos from Session 9 of New Music in the Square

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9.12.16 For session 9 last Wednesday, September 7th, we had Tim Foley & Sergio Bellotti and The Cosmic Vultures, who were originally scheduled for August 10th, but rescheduled due to rain, concluding our 2016 season. Before we get to the massive amount of great photos (and a couple of videos), let’s give some thanks to those who helped…

5 Questions: Simon Helberg

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5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   Simon Helberg, known for his role as Howard on “The Big Bang Theory,” talks about his role in Florence Foster Jenkins.  The film is based on the true-life story about a wealthy New York heiress who attempts to become an opera singer despite her horrible…

5 Questions: Lorrie Morgan

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9.1.16 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Lorrie Morgan is country royalty. She is the daughter of country music singer George Morgan and is the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums. After an extended leave, Lorrie re-emerges with her new album, “Letting Go….Slow.” It…