Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend

ONE: The Folk Festival. It’s the nation’s second largest free folk festival. The downtown area will be car free, children friendly and smelling of foods both fried and savory. You won’t want to miss King Sunny Adé, a major force in African music. Rahim AlHaj, a political refugee from Baghdad, now living in New Mexico, will… Read More

Doug Sparks

Beyond The Fest

The Lowell Folk Festival weekend is not only a great time to experience the music and food that are an official part of the festival, it also presents an excellent opportunity to hear local performers, drink locally crafted beer and spirits and to eat food prepared by Lowell’s finest chefs. Eddy Dyer kicks it all… Read More

Doug Sparks

Dirt Road Home

Driving down the dirt road home, it was the trees you saw first, all New England a forest. I have seen you get out of a car, breathe in the sky, the green of summer maples, listen for the talk of birds and squirrels, the murmur of earthworms beneath your feet. When you looked toward… Read More

Tara Masih

Behind the Scenes – Lowell’s Angkor Dance Troupe

Founded in 1986 by Lowell’s Cambodian refugees as a way to preserve their culture’s ancient dance traditions, many Valley residents have seen the Angkor Dance Troupe perform. ( they’ve danced at the inauguration of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.) But few people outside the organization know what happens behind the scenes to make possible the technically… Read More

Adrien Bisson
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