Culture:

When Rock Ruled Lowell: Remembering the Commodore

It’s now a parking garage at the Mill City’s Gallagher Transit Terminal. But that same Thorndike Street property was once the site of the Commodore Ballroom, the epicenter of the Merrimack Valley’s rock ‘n’ roll universe. During its famous (and sometimes infamous) heyday, a jaw-dropping variety of acts performed on its stage, including the Doors,… Read More

Dean Johnson

Fasanella Fascination

Remembering artist Ralph Fasanella  The City Sometimes a community needs an outsider to help it remember its history. When artist Ralph Fasanella came to Lawrence in the 1970s, the now-famous 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike, also known as the Bread and Roses Strike, was a repressed memory. According to Jim Beauchesne, visitor services supervisor at Lawrence Heritage… Read More

Anne Broyles

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 1/19/17

ONE: Where you might see ordinary industrial materials, Markus Haala sees art. His exhibit, “Urban Jazz,” will be on display at Northern Essex Community College‘s ArtSpace gallery this Friday during library hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. TWO: Challenge your notions of art by visiting the opening reception for “Throwing Up Bunnies: The Irreverent… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 1/12/17

ONE: Kick off your weekend with laughter provided by Firehouse Center for the Arts‘ Stand Up Comedy Night on Friday at 8 p.m. Paul Gilligan, Ryan Gartley and Steve Halligan’s acts will help put the troubles of the long work week behind you — so you can spend Saturday and Sunday resting properly. TWO: Enjoy… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli
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