Culture:

The Good Life – 12/14/18

THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT Skylark: A Century of Carols Saturday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 3 p.m.) St. Paul’s Episcopal Church | Newburyport, Mass. | SkylarkEnsemble.org This year, King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England celebrates the 100th anniversary of “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” a service broadcast around the world… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 12/13/18

ONE: Lowell Memorial Auditorium will host the latest stop of the Not So Silent Night Tour featuring Phil Vassar and Lonestar on Saturday at 8 p.m. The artists will perform a selection of hits and holiday favorites, including a brand new Christmas song they wrote together. TWO: On Friday, get your weekend off to a… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

Book Review: The Blue Bottle

Fresh off a disastrous seventh grade at school, 13-year-old Charlotte Hale is sent to stay with her grandparents for the summer in Rocky Harbor, an idyllic seaside town located on Cape Ann. Dispatched by her deadbeat father, Charlotte boards a bus in the worn-out factory town where she lives and, during her journey east, comes… Read More

Michelle Xiarhos Curran

Forever Under the Sky

 The World of Arno Rafael Minkkinen Yellow-green water lilies float over still blue water in a quiet cove at Foster’s Pond in Andover. The placid setting serves as the outdoor studio of photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen, 73, known internationally for surreal black-and-white self-portraits of himself in nature.    The artist is a tall, reed-thin man… Read More

Debbie Hagan
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