Author: News Desk

And they’re back! After a two-and-a-half year ‘rest’, The Kelly Girls packed up their gear and headed to Lime Rock, Connecticut to entertain at the 99th Round Hill Highland Games. It was a warm one, but the breeze on the upper grove, under the shady pines made for the most pleasant of afternoons. It was […]

The Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft is one of the longest-running juried exhibitions in New England. This annual exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum strives to spotlight and celebrate the artists and crafters in the region by providing a museum environment for their artwork and connecting them with fellow artists, patrons, and enthusiasts.  “Voyageur” –  […]

“Songwriting and visual art share the same creative process, and self-discovery is a big part of it. Sometimes it’s hard, but mostly it’s magical.”  Throughout the pandemic, I’ve ebbed and flowed with my creative practice. Sometimes it was easier to binge something on Netflix, play free cell on my phone, or just sleep. The first […]

Common Ground on the Hill was founded on the premise that there is a common human thread unifying all people expressed in our various artistic traditions. Our mission is to make this thread a path towards human understanding, tolerance, fulfillment, and enjoyment.  After twenty-five years, it is still a driving force in education and celebration […]

JACELYN is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actor and entrepreneur best known for her sultry jazz vocals and music that is a melange of the classic and elemental sounds of jazz, blue-eyed soul, and pop, which offers a dynamic and refreshing contemporary twist. Moonlit Pond Records staff writer, Nancy Beaudette, co-penned “Someday” along with Connie Mims, Sherry […]

I got my first guitar for Christmas when I was eleven years old. I immediately fell in love with the strings and tuners, and inevitably snapped the top E string on the first day. So, I learned to play a five string guitar! A couple of years later I upgraded to a – not much […]

I’ve been writing with Jan Blaising for a couple of years now, and I’m currently co-producing her first CD along with my collegue Connie Mims. It’s a real joy to watch Jan blossom as a songwriter and even a bigger thrill to see her reaction when I told her she won a songwriting award!  Last […]