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3D Glasses Transform Worcester Mural


By Paula Ebben - October 9, 2018

A new mural in Worcester is attracting a lot of attention, but you need a little help to see every perspective.

It’s part of an outdoor art project, this one is on the side of the Hanover Theater.

And for people walking by, it’s well worth stopping.

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Prolific pianist now hosts ‘Jazz Matinee’ on WICN 90.5 FM

Fifty+ Advocate

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor - November 2, 2018

Pianist, composer and broadcaster Pamela Hines of Holliston continues exploring ways to share her love for music. In addition to performing at venues throughout central and eastern Massachusetts, she now hosts “Jazz Matinee” every Saturday noon to 4 p.m. on Worcester’s National Public Radio station WICN 90.5 FM and streamed live on

“I’ve always had an interest in music naturally,” she said. “I was 11-years-old and in seventh grade when I wrote a book report on Judy Garland. At that time there were at least three AM radio stations playing big band music. Of course, nobody else my age was listening to that music, but I couldn’t get enough of it. It led to my lifetime of loving and participating in music.”

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Celebrity Club remembered, Johnny Rotten celebrated

Boston Globe

Doc Talk | Peter Keough - September 20, 2018

The Shawna Shea Film Festival (Oct. 3-6 ) takes it name from a bright and promising 16-year-old who died in 1999 in an automobile accident. It will be screening two feature documentaries that shouldn’t be missed.

Tom Shaker and Norm Grant’s “Do It Man: The Story of The Celebrity Club” (Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities, 111 Main St., Southbridge) celebrates the Providence music venue of the title, the first interracial club in New England, founded by the visionary impresario Paul Filippi. In the segregated 1950s it hosted such greats as Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Billie Holliday, and Fats Domino. The big names drew in white audiences, which indirectly helped ease racism in the city.

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A Radio Exec Talks Submitting Music for Airplay & Breaking into the Broadcasting Industry

Careers in Music

By Tom Stein - September 18, 2018

Amanda Carr is Executive Director at radio station WICN, a National Public Radio member station in Worcester, Massachusetts, broadcasting commercial-free, 24 hours a day to an audience of about 50,000 listeners. They offer 140 hours weekly of live on-air jazz programming. Amanda is also a professional musician, with an active career performing as a vocalist and pianist, and Composer of “Strong: A Boston Anthem.” Amanda performs throughout New England and internationally and is widely acclaimed in the press. She has performed with the Boston Pops under direction of Keith Lockhart.

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Meet Darlene Hayes of WICN Public Radio

Boston Voyager - September 11, 2018

Today we’d like to introduce you to Darlene Hayes.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Darlene. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I have been involved with sales and fundraising as long as I can remember. I am the past recipient of several ABC (Always Be Closing) corporate awards., I look at finding an opportunity in meeting a client’s / employer’s needs and leading it to success is a rewarding challenge, enjoyable like playing a game of chess trying to look at potential connections, build relationships and leverage to growth within an organization I am supporting.

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Reviving folk music on the air and online

By Fifty Plus Advocate -July 26, 2018

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Writer

Southborough/ Worcester – Nick Noble has known that he loves folk music since his childhood. However, it never occurred to him until after relocating to Worcester in 2007 that he would host “Folk Revival,” Thursdays from 7 to 11 p.m. on the primarily jazz National Public Radio station WICN 90.5 FM and streamed live on

“Within weeks of my 50th birthday, I started doing a radio show and have been doing it ever since,” he said. “It’s not something I would have envisioned myself doing, but I’ve really come to like it a lot.”

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