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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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Invading Daniel Kornrumpf’s “Personal Space”

Daniel Kornrumpf is an artist with a capital “A” – but without the angst and drama. He’s so self-effacing that this writer didn’t even know he was an artist until well over a year after I met him. I found out about his work as an artist in the best possible way; he’s got a…

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The Children’s New Bedford Bookfest isn’t just child’s play

The idea for the Children’s New Bedford Bookfest on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Groundwork! arose from the realization that ‘children’s books’ are anything but. Like all genres, they sometimes get pigeon-holed, but savvy readers and reviewers have long known that children’s book are, in fact, literature like any other type.…

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The Hollihock Writers Conference returns to New Bedford this weekend

For the past few years, late August has meant more than back to the classroom for just students. Since the Hollihock Writers Conference launched in downtown New Bedford in 2015, it’s meant back to class for professional writers as well. Hollihock, in a nutshell, is a three-day writers conference full of panel discussions to help…

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