MRT’s ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Hits All the Right Notes

This past week, Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s latest production, “Cambodian Rock Band,” thundered into the Mill City following runs in Chicago and Pittsburg. The MRT is home to the final dates of this three-theater co-production — fitting, given the Lowell’s vibrant Cambodian culture. Written by Lauren Yee, a San Francisco-raised playwright currently living in New York,… Read More

NoteWorthy – 10/20/19

AROUND THE VALLEY UMass Lowell Celebrates 125th Anniversary UMass Lowell celebrated its 125th anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 17, with a gala event and the announcement that it has raised more $150 million through its “Our Legacy, Our Place” campaign, $25 million more than the original goal. The anniversary celebration is among the largest being held throughout the… Read More

A Piglet and a Pound

Did you ever wonder why animal shelters used to be called pounds? The word is related to the Old English term “pyndam,” meaning to damn up, and while the old-fashioned term has nearly fallen out of use, town pounds once were common in New England. The Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered their construction as early as… Read More

Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 10/17/19

WEEKEND EVENTS ONE: The Town & The City Festival is a multi-day music and arts festival that will take place in various event spaces, bars, cafe and galleries throughout downtown Lowell this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The festival celebrates the spirit of Jack Kerouac, deriving its name from Kerouac’s earliest novel, which was primarily set… Read More

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