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Me & Joselyn – Live onstage!

I feel like a brave man this week. Because I’m sharing the stage with the one and only Joselyn Feliciano. Some folks reading this probably know of Joselyn from her often intense, frequently hilarious and slightly dangerous live poetry or story-telling readings. Joselyn is terrific in front of a live audience – but you sometimes…

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The Arts & Culture Planning Project comes to Groundwork!

Some readers may already be aware that the City of New Bedford is in the process of creating what it hopes will be a comprehensive arts plan. In my other life as a Standard-Times columnist, I wrote about it recently for State of the Arts, and you can find those words here. For those of…

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Relationships and the City 3: In the Raw

It’s February – and inspired by Valentine’s Day, Groundwork! is spotlighting meaningful relationships at the coworking facility and throughout the City of New Bedford. We’ll be looking at simple collaborations that are creating vignettes that are like digital Valentine’s. Cupid may or may not be involved – but community is definitely at the heart of…

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Carl Simmons is Alive & Well & Living in New Bedford

When you live in a historic city like New Bedford, nostalgia can be a trap. While its storied history adds resonance to the place and creates a surfeit of invaluable emotional infrastructure, there’s also a danger that you can lose sight of the present – and more importantly, the future – if you are trapped…

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Hot strings coming to New Bedford

The next time I see Jeff Angeley, I expect he’ll be fully clothed. The first time we met, we were both bare-ass naked. That next time will probably be on Saturday, Dec. 30, when Jeff is at Groundwork! hosting “Breaking Up Christmas: A 3 Hour Festival.” That first time was this past Saturday when I…

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Small Works, Bookfest, Holiday Houses…and a brass band!

It’s a special (early) edition of YOUR WEEKEND this week – since Groundwork! is all over it! The coworking facility goes overtime beginning on Friday with a weekend full of special events. On Friday, December 8 at 5:00 p.m., it’s a big opening reception for the Small Works show. That’s the one that was featured…

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Small Works = Big Idea

The packages have been arriving daily for some time now. Via USPS. Via UPS. Via Fedex. It’s been a constant stream of large manila envelopes and boxes of all shapes arriving from all over the region and country to Groundwork! Carefully wrapped packages containing the talent and inspiration of artists everywhere to New Bedford for…

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Fall into New Bedford Culture

  The temps and dew points have dropped – but the heat generated by New Bedford, the region’s cultural hub, remains on “high” this Fall. Here’s a month’s worth of special events that are sure to keep the city’s momentum going… A Brush with Death SATURDAY, OCT. 7 – The New Bedford Preservation Society leads…

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35 Years of the Z!

By Steven Froias Groundworker-At-Large The historic theatre sitting on Purchase Street is so much a part of New Bedford’s cultural fabric that it’s almost a shock to realize that it’s only been around for 35 years – in its current incarnation. The Zeiterion Theatre we know today was rescued from its ‘70s era Grindhouse fate…

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