5 Questions: Carol Channing

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Broadway legend Carol Channing has been entertaining audiences for years. She was the original Dolly Levi and Lorelei Lee from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  Carol has won three Tony awards (including one for lifetime achievement) and an Oscar nomination for her role in 1967’s Thoroughly Modern Millie. …

New Music in the Square with Matt Minigell

8/15/17 Matt Minigell will play the “Island in the Square” August 16th for Lynn Happens / White Rose Coffeehouse New Music in the Square. All shows are 6pm to 7pm unless stated otherwise. (For those using GPS, put in a low # Central Square address like 3 or 7 and it will take you to…

Finding Neverland

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning…… Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration…

Letter: “What is going on in Lynn?”

Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. There’s a new publication, born in Lynn, called For the Culture, and they have submitted this piece by Alex Watley as a letter to LynnHappens. Read the full letter on For the Culture. “Lynn, Lynn the city…

5 Questions: Freddy Cole

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – While there are certain unmistakable similarities in timbre to his brother Nat, his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother. His vocals – suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes…

Photos of Strungout Playboys Playing New Music in the Square

8/8/17 Strungout Playboys played LynnHappens / White Rose Coffeehouse New Music in the Square last week. Rain couldn’t stop us. They played original tunes from their forthcoming album in the coffeehouse. Three at Home are next!   July 19 – Sway – *5pm show July 26 – Katey and the Illicit Aug 2 – Strungout Playboys Aug 9 – Three…

Detroit

Portions of Detroit were filmed in Lynn Film review  by Steve Duffy – A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in a multi-day riot. The story is centered on the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of…

5 Questions: Ann Wilson

To purchase tickets to see Ann Wilson perform at the Lynn Auditorium on August 13th, visit www.lynnauditorium.com 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – As a songwriter and lyricist, Ann has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Straight On”, “Even it Up,” “Mistral…

New Music in the Square Moved Indoors Today

Due to the threat of serious boomers we’d like to play it safe this evening and have our LynnHappens – White Rose Coffeehouse New Music in the Square indoors at the White Rose Coffeehouse. Stay dry with us and enjoy original tunes from the Strungout Playboys! White Rose is 56 Central Square – still in…