REVIEW: Durand Jones and the Indications light up Boston

There are few things more satisfying for music fans than seeing a worthy performer or band start to make serious headway in the always challenging music business. That’s why there were lots of smiles amid the return customers in the audience of Sunday night’s sold out show by Durand Jones and the Indications before about…

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Robert Cray, Marc Cohn and Blind Boys of Alabama open Music Circus with a blues bash

The South Music Circus in Cohasset opened its 2019 season Saturday night with a show that legitimately had two headliners, with soul and blues titan Robert Cray, and songwriter Marc Cohn with his new pals, gospel legends the Blind Boys of Alabama. Both acts did approximately 75-minute sets, and the crowd of about 1,500 fans…

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Bloomsday explained: You’ve got a week to read James Joyce’s massive ‘Ulysses’

This June 16 is the 115th anniversary of “Bloomsday” (June 16, 1904), that fictional day in the groundbreaking novel “Ulysses” by Irish writer Jame Joyce (1882-1941). Written between 1914-1922, with its setting in Joyce’s native Dublin, it is long (almost 1,100 pages) but lively, and famously known for its liberties with the norms of grammar.True…

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A nutritionist claims pizza is a healthier breakfast than most cereals

Who among us has never wandered into the kitchen first thing in the morning and opened a cold pizza box from the night before?Yeah, I’m looking at all of you. No judgement here.As it turns out, pizza may not be that bad for breakfast. Or at least, it may not be worth feeling super guilty over.According…

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Concert review: Songwriting genius John Hiatt performs solo in Plymouth

John Hiatt’s songwriting is as universal as it gets, storytelling that is concise and relatable, emotionally resonant and yet still witty, serious at times and silly at others, but always utterly human and authentic. That’s the main reason his music strikes a chord with so many people, but his melting pot of styles is another…

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Music: Americana ensemble Chatham County Line swinging through area with multiple shows

The four musicians in Chatham County Line had all been in rock or country-rock bands, working away at the usual array of noisy roadhouses and bars. Then in a move reminiscent of the old Steve Martin gag – “Let’s get really small!” – they all decided to try getting really quiet. The move to acoustic music…

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Musician Ezra Furman talks about his faith and the fight against homophobia

At first glance, the song title “Maraschino-Red Dress $8.99 At Goodwill,” might read like an ode to the bargain glamor of thrift store browsing, but according to rocker Ezra Furman, the track is among the most painful he has penned.“That song is brutal for me; it’s just brutal,” said the 32-year-old queer musician, who graduated…

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Seen Behind The Scenes: What cast members of ‘Oklahoma!’ look like off stage

The cast does more than horse around in the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic, “Oklahoma!”The show includes plenty of singing and dancing with songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “I Can’t Say No,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and,…

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Seen behind scene: What cast members of ‘Oklahoma!’ look like off stage

The cast does more than horse around in the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic, “Oklahoma!”The show includes plenty of singing and dancing with songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “I Can’t Say No,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and,…

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What to know about executive function disorder

Executive function is a broad set of mental skills that are important for achieving goals and interacting with others. People with executive function disorder may find it difficult to organize themselves, focus their attention, and control their emotions and behavior. Learn more here.

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Forget chocolates. Send your Valentine a heart-shaped box of Chick-fil-A this year

Flowers die and chocolate is overrated. Plus, conversation hearts won’t be available in stores this year.If you’re wondering what to get that special someone in your life, this Valentine’s Day, why not opt for a heart-shaped box of Chick-fil-A’s wares?The fast food chain […] Originally posted 2019-03-09 00:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Causes of vivid dreams

Some common causes of vivid dreams include sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, and substance use. Practicing good sleep hygiene may help prevent them. Learn more about the causes of vivid dreams here.

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LISTEN: The Wicked Kitchen Witches share holiday gift ideas

Do you have someone in your life who loves to cook or who spends an exorbitant amount of time in the kitchen but you never know what to give them as gifts?Well, in episode four, the Wicked Kitchen Witches – Chris Stevens, Nell Escobar Coakley and Jennie Oemig – talk about all the potential ideas,…

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Lobster tails are on sale for Valentine’s Day. Great! But how do I cook them?

Nothing says love like lobster.We all know the story of how the crawfish of the sea went from prison food to one of the foods most closely identified with luxury. The only thing fancier than steak and lobster is caviar and you can’t exactly eat an entire serving of caviar for dinner. (Or maybe you…

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Salem Public Library featured on Gateway City Library Trail

Recognizing the integral role that public libraries play in their communities, Massachusetts Center for the Book has added a Gateway City Library Trail to its live app, MassBook Trails.Salem Public Library is celebrated on the trail for providing democratic access to reading and 21st century gateways to opportunity for their patrons through digital connectivity and…

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Is hair loss a side effect of Adderall?

Adderall is a combination drug for the short-term treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Although it is generally a safe and effective drug, it can cause a range of side effects. Alopecia, or hair loss, is a potential but uncommon side effect of taking Adderall. Learn more here.

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