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Author Lenny Manzo of Essex will sign copies of his book, “Above the Line: A Twenty Year Career Inside the Movie Business,” at Zumi’s Cafe at 40 Market St. in Ipswich on Saturday at 6 p.m. His new book explores one man’s odyssey through the sometimes-insane movie business, and it provides a glimpse of what [...]

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The royal wedding tomorrow of Prince William and Kate Middleton may be an ocean away, but the ripple effect will be felt around the globe. Planners for the historic event have been painstakingly elusive about the wedding dress Middleton will wear, but local designers have some theories. “People are very excited to see what Kate [...]

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  Woodcut printing is an ancient technology that remains a powerful means of artistic expression, in both Western and Eastern traditions.There are vivid examples of this art form in “Printmaking,” an honors exhibiton by Salem State senior Jessi Hardesty at the college’s Winfisky Gallery from now until May 5. The large-scale prints and drawings in [...]

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When Beverly artist Kimberly Collins Jermain traveled to Iceland for a grant-funded residency last April, she became an unexpected witness to the volcanic eruptions and ash cloud that disrupted the Scandinavian island and brought European flight traffic to a grinding halt. One year later, the landscape paintings Jermain created while in Iceland — a record [...]

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Sherry Turkle will give the Salem Athenaeum Adams Lecture tonight on the ways technology affects us. Turkle, a psychologist and MIT professor, will give a talk at 7 p.m. tonight (April 21) at Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St., Salem. Tickets are $30; $25 for Athenaeum members and teachers with ID; $5 for students with ID. [...]

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In conjunction with William Gottlieb’s “Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz” exhibit, the North Shore Jazz Project presents Amanda Carr with the Everett Longstreth Octet in a concert on Saturday, April 23, in the Rose Performance Hall at Endicott College. Gottlieb (1917–2006) was an American photographer and newspaper columnist, best known for his classic [...]

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  This month, when you walk into the Marbelehead Arts Association at 8 Hooper St. in Marblehead, you might feel like you’ve stepped into Noah’s Ark. That’s because all the paintings and photographs hanging on the gallery walls in “The Pet Show,” which is on exhibit from now until April 24, depict cats, dogs and [...]

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The School of Hospitality Management at Endicott College will hold its second annual Eta Sigma Delta Wine and Cheese Tasting on Friday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. to benefit the Eta Sigma Delta Hospitality Scholarship Fund. There will be wine and micro-brews paired with cheese, and guests will enjoy jazz music and raffles. Eta Sigma [...]

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 We know that The House of the Seven Gables served Nathaniel Hawthorne as a literary symbol. But what was it like to actually live there?   This year’s “Seven Lectures at Seven Gables,” a historical lecture series that kicks off tomorrow at 7 p.m., will explore the daily lives of those who called the house [...]

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The Danvers library will host “Interviews with Poets and Their Spouses with Jeffrey Cramer” on Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. Cramer will talk about how the spouse of a poet accepts his role as muse. He will also discuss interviews with New England poets and their spouses including Richard and Charlee Wilbur, Marge Piercy [...]

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