Lynn, North Shore… maybe a little beyond.

5 Questions: Baritone Duncan Rock


5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –     Duncan Rock a rising star in the opera world and he is also making his US debut in the Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “Don Giovanni.” Set to the music of Wolfgang Mozart, Don Giovanni tells the story of a man who is obsessed…

School of Rock opens in the Cultural District


With a ribbon cutting Thursday and a big open house and performance Saturday, School of Rock is now in full swing on the second floor of the LynnArts Building. It’s the same space that was once occupied by WFNX radio. Kids and adults were offered brief sample lessons on the spot as well as tours…

Another Lynn girl advances on La Voz Kids


You may remember when Amanda Mena from Lynn won La Voz Kids last year. Merlyn García of Lynn is in the top 50. In this interview (in Spanish), Merlyn mentions Lynn and the Lynn YMCA: Here is her performance: Thanks to Gregg Ellenberg at YMCA of Metro North for the tip.

5 Questions: Lisa Fischer


5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy – In 2013, Grammy winner Lisa Fischer was featured as one of the stars “20 Feet from Stardom.” You may not recognize her face, but you will definitely recognize her voice. This power house has toured as a back-up singer for the Rolling Stones, Sting and Chris…

Bars of Lynn Update


1. Nick Zaino released his CD at Walnut Street Cafe Saturday with an assortment of special guests, including contributers Joe Kowan and Jon Waterman.     2. Brown Chicken Brown Cow just about filled Buchanan’s Saturday night. Now, in living color:   3. This isn’t music related in the least, but R.F. O’Sullivan’s opened at…

Devin Woolridge makes a Beyoncé video

Devin Woolridge is a Lynn resident and dance instructor for Everett based Phunk Phenomenon. He shares a video he choreographed. The dancers are his students, Nia Pires, Jazmin Johnson and Savannah Kimber. The videographer is Franco Valverde. The song is 7/11 by Beyoncé.

5 Questions: Neil Diamond


5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –       Neil Diamond may be promoting his newest album, Melody Road while on tour, but his fans will have nothing to worry about. He will also perform all his old favorites when he comes to the TD North Garden on March 23rd.   SD:…

NSCC Headlined a BBTM Benefit Saturday


That’s Not Sure Community College and Building Bridges Through Music Also performing at the Franco American were – Brian Maes Band, Lee Hawkin’s All Stars and Julie Dougherty The benefit was to raise funds to replace equipment damaged or stolen when the LynnArts building was broken into in January.

5 Questions: Wynonna Judd


5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –         Wynonna is one of the most respected country artists in the music industry today. She is bringing her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour to the Wilbur theatre. This is a must-see show for all country fans.     SD: You…