Joyful Noise

The Party Band Celebrates Music and Life With Its Lively Performances. There is something timeless about the sound of a big, loud, high-energy brass band. Around the beginning of the 20th century, New Orleans-based jazz groups evolved into the marching bands that still romp in parades and at high school and college football games today…. Read More

Alex Prezzano

Meet Sean Daniels

Sean Daniels is the artistic director for Lowell’s 37-year-old Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Daniels came to the Mill City in the Spring of 2014 after a three-year stretch as director of artistic engagement and artist-at-large at the Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, N.Y. He spoke with mvm about his plans for MRT and his first impressions… Read More

Dean Johnson

Book Review – Chance Harbor

The phone rings at 10 p.m. It’s your 10-year-old niece calling from Boston’s South Station. Her drug-addicted mother just hopped onto a bus and left her behind. What do you do? Run straight out the door with your slippers on. At least that’s what Catherine does in the opening scene of “Chance Harbor,” Holly Robinson’s… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

A Beach Less Traveled – Newburyport’s Riverfront Art

On the river path just before Joppa Park in Newburyport an unexpected art gallery beckons. It’s located at a place where trash accumulates in the bramble, and the path is worn dirt. In the right weather conditions, the scent of the sewage treatment plant mixes with the sea breeze. If Newburyport’s riverfront had a wrong… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt
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