Music

Lynn, North Shore… maybe a little beyond.

Art by Emilie Errié

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Tonight at Cafe Moka was another edition of Open P.O.R.T. (Poetry of the Oral Tradition) hosted by Patrick Nelson and an opening reception for artist Emilie Errié, whose paintings will be hanging for a month. Emilie Errié grew up in Haiti and moved to Boston in 2004 with her family. She started drawing at a…

Treading Water Releases EP

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Lynn band Treading Water released an EP today. They headline April 30th, at P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville with Alchemilla, Ian Cat, The Northeastern Railroads and Old City Revival at a show put together by WEMF. First band goes on at 8pm. Treading Water by Treading Water released April 29, 2016 Music by Ryan Page, Ryan Whitten,…

Three Days, Three Open Mics

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4/21/16 – LynnHappens usually covers, or at least photographs, Lynn nightlife on the weekends. For something different, here’s a look at open mics from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week: Monday Tim Foley hosts a weekly open mic at the Four Winds Pub Sign ups start 7pm and it goes until midnight. It was dark,…

5 Questions: Johnny Rivers

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5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –         To purchase tickets to see Johnny Rivers perform at the Lynn Auditorium on April 16th visit www.lynnauditorium.com.   The two-time Grammy Award winning entertainer has sold more than 30 million records and has made significant contributions to the history of rock ‘n…

Photos of a Saturday Night

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On April 9th, a Saturday night, I set out to cover four events. I ended up with a lot of pictures. They can (partially) tell the stories. Vegas Night at the Knights of Pythias for Pine Hill and Lynn Shore Little Leagues Showcase at Walnut Street Cafe for students of MaryBeth Maes (wish I could…

Kevin William performs at Land of a Thousand Hills

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4/9/16 – Kevin William, accompanied by John on backup vocals and percussion, performed originals at Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee on Munroe Street this afternoon. To know what’s happening before the pictures are up, check the LynnHappens calendar. Often. Do your city a favor and send an event if you don’t see it listed,…

5 Questions: Bud Forrest

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5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –     Bud Forrest, producer and orchestra conductor of IN THE MOOD continues to celebrate his love of music from the 1930s & 40s. The show is comprised of a sensational 13 piece live orchestra along with some fabulous singers and dancers. The show is jazzy,…

Rogue Butterfly Sings “Freedom”

Rogue Butterfly was one of many who performed a set at Wreck Shop’s monthly night at Cafe Moka in Central Square, Lynn. Every second Thursday, Wreck Shop has a showcase of spoken word, poetry, song and visual art from 7:30-11:30pm.

For the geeks out there like me, I used a Sony a7II mirrorless full-frame camera with an adapter to fit a 1956 Jupiter-3 rangefinder lens made in the former Soviet Union. No autofocus, here. Shallow depth of field (Why she moves out of focus a bit). Absolutely no color correction applied to video – just transcoded and uploaded. Camera’s built in mics are okay…

13th Annual Gospel Jazz Luncheon

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Building Bridges Through Music 13th Annual Gospel Jazz Luncheon Extravaganza From Building Bridges Through Music – Feel the rhythm and taste the joy on Saturday April 9th When Building Bridges Through Music, Inc. presents the 13th Annual Gospel/Jazz Luncheon Extravaganza featuring live gospel, jazz and inspirational dance performances. The event is hosted by the Maple…