Normal Stories

Arts After Hours launches a blog with touching personal stories of experiences of mental illness in advance of bringing the Tony and Pulitzer-Prize winning family drama Next to Normal to the LynnArts Black Box Theatre June 1st through June 17th.

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The Art of Lettering

Contributor Carla Scheri recently sat down with Sign Artist Brian Denahy at Bent Water Brewing Company -- The Bent Water Taproom was full of energy on…

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Visions of Lynn at the Museum

4/19/17 In the current exhibit in the downstairs gallery of the Lynn Museum, advanced architecture students from around the globe re-envision the potential of Lynn’s waterfront with rising sea levels in…

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Little Green House Bakes

Sponsored -- After being laid off, Christina Luca started baking – and people started buying. She dreams of opening a small cafe, but you can order her from-scratch pastries now at www.littlegreenhousebakes.com…

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Alter Boyz

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Altar Boyz is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham. With their tight harmonies, tight pants, and spectacular choreography,…

GoFundMe for Zangiband Family

3/29/17 Sina Zangiband was fatally shot Monday, a tragic story covered extensively by area news outlets. A friend of Sina’s mother set up this GoFundMe page to help the Zangiband’s cover funeral expenses. An innocent young man’s life was taken tragically too soon this week. Sina Zangiband was a hard working young man doing his…

5 Questions: Carol Burnett

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Carol Burnett is a comedy legend. She is now touring across the US in her one woman show An Evening of Laughter and Reflection, for an intimate night of conversation with the audience. SD: What can you tell us about your upcoming show? CB: I think…

LynnHappens is Back

3/27/17 TL;DR version: We were hacked. Now, we’re back. From the Editor – Things were going swimmingly, and then while on break during a photography gig Saturday I noticed LynnHappens was blocked by the firewall of the venue’s WiFi network for being, “Malicious.” (I didn’t think we were mean…) This happened once before, in October-November…

Power Rangers

Film review by Steve Duffy –  Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the…

Beyond Walls to Brighten Downtown

3/23/17 Disclosure: LynnHappens editor Seth Albaum is volunteering as a downtown resident for Beyond Walls. This is as much an appeal as it is an effort to inform. First, the video: Beyond Walls is a group of community partners, downtown residents and business owners organized by Al Wilson and Amanda Hill, seeking funds for a placemaking…

5 Questions: Julie Arvedon Knowlton

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   Julie Arvedon Knowlton along with her partners in the business have over 25 years of casting experience in the Boston market. They are always looking for new local talent who want to break into show business.   SD: What can you tell us about Slate…

Middle School Vote Results – “No”

3-21-17 Voter turnout: 16.32% Here are the results of the special election on the middle school questions as provided by the City of Lynn Election Office – Editor’s note – Apologies for the difficult to read numbers – I received a scan-to-pdf rather than the original electronically formatted document typically sent following an election.

Did you die of dysentery on the Lynnway?

If you’re of a certain age, seeing this sign on the Lynnway likely brought back memories of elementary or middle school computer labs, and teachers who thought spending all that time playing Oregon Trail would either teach us something about history or qualify us as computer whizzes. This is mainly because we knew how to put the…

Photos from the 2017 Hibernian (AOH) 5k

3/19/17 In unseasonably cold weather, runners, walkers, babies in strollers and dogs completed the Lynn Hibernian’s annual 5k road race today. The fastest time was 18:01, by Michael Pulli. Fastest female, Kelly Walton with 22:18 Complete results are on RaceWire. These aren’t all the greatest photos, so let’s make up for quality with quantity. (Your LynnHappens…