NORTH SHORE BOOK NOTES: ‘I’ll Be Gone In The Dark’

Already a bestseller, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” is a testament to author Michelle McNamara’s obsession with the madman Golden State Killer we now know is ex-police officer James DeAngelo Jr. She was up front about the time, energy and expense that her true crime fascination demanded of her and her family. Originally posted…

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SOUNDS OF THE SEASON – AND SANTA

Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart may not be the most in-demand person this holiday season, but he’s one of them – just ask his family.“As my wife, Emiley, explained to two of my sons, then 3 and 5, a few years ago, ‘Dada is very busy at this time of year, just like Santa Claus,’”…

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7 juicy facts about cranberries

They’re great with turkey and stuffing, baked in your morning muffin or poured as a delicious and healthy juice. A fixin’ fixture on Thanksgiving tables or strung as Christmas garland, the jolly red cranberry takes center stage at holiday time. Here are seven more juicy facts about the tart and tasty cranberry and a few…

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‘RAT’ REMEMBERED: Boston musicians reunite for throwback show in Hull

 Joe Viglione has so far racked up more arts-related careers than stage names, but there are plenty of each. The names, due to his longtime fascination with vampires, share a commonality. He’s gone by The Count, Count Joe, and Count Viglione. The careers, because his interests go in so many directions, include singer, composer, guitarist,…

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Leonard Bernstein at 100: Celebrating the Maestro’s Music

Leonard Bernstein won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and 16 Grammy Awards, and his achievements are celebrated in an exhibit curated by the Grammy Museum.Through videos of Bernstein’s performances and talks, as well as staging of his personal items and a thematic exploration of his life, “Leonard Bernstein at 100” offers an intimate look at…

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CONCERT: Rising Nashville singer from Holliston Kathleen Regan to perform Sept. 6 in Bellingham

Kathleen Regan, a 2012 graduate of Holliston High School, will return to her roots with an intimate evening of songs at Marketplace Theatre in Bellingham on Sept. 6.Since first appearing on stage at the age of 4 as Gretl Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music,” Regan has built an impressive resume of stage experience,…

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Anne McCue, Angela Perley a potent double bill

While we’re all spinning between stadiums, ballparks, and major music venues this month, the Narrows Center in Fall River snuck in a dazzling doubleheader on Saturday night, featuring two of the most exciting female rock talents in the country.Saturday’s lineup had Australian singer/guitarist Anne McCue, fronting her trio, and Columbus, Ohio’s Angela Perley and the…

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