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Exclusive Interview With Actor Mel Johnson Jr. [VIDEO]

A century before Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama, there was Frederick Douglass!

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell delivers Inaugural Speech Monday night. Retired Federal Judge George Leighton is seated at far left
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell delivers Inaugural Speech Monday night. Retired Federal Judge George Leighton is seated at far left

Mitchell’s Inaugural Address Highlights Need For School Reform

 

Mayor Jon Mitchell has begun his second term in office with an Inaugural Address that contained repeated references about the need for change in New Bedford Schools.

Speaking Monday night at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, the Mayor insisted that school reform is absolutely necessary.....

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Former Supertramp Hodgson Always a Superstar

In 1987, internationally famous singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Roger Hodgson fell down and shattered the bones in both his wrists. Doctors told him he would never play again. But Roger Hodgson's unwavering faith, optimism and healing physical therapy shattered the physician's prognosis, instead

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TSM - Katherine Knowles (L) speaks with community supporters during event at Fairfield Inn.
TSM - Katherine Knowles (L) speaks with community supporters during event at Fairfield Inn.

Former Zeiterion Director Honored

The ousted director of the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center still has plenty of support in the Greater New Bedford community. 

Dozens of people turned out Thursday night at the Fairfield Inn Downtown to thank Katherine Knowles for her nine years of work at the "Z

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell reveals "Hollywood Boulevard" sign
TSM - Mayor Mitchell reveals "Hollywood Boulevard" sign

New Bedford Festival Theater Presents “Singin’ In The Rain”

Mayor Jon Mitchell on Tuesday ceremoniously renamed the section of Purchase Street in front of the Zeiterion Theatre as "Hollywood Boulevard."  

The change is part of the celebration of New Bedford Festival Theatre's summer musical "Singin' In The Rain

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New Bedford Folk Festival Begins Saturday

The New Bedford Folk Festival opens its doors Saturday at 11am. 

The annual outdoor music festival in the National Park  will feature an indoor venue for the first time, with the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center serving as the festival's main stage, in place of Custom House Square, which is under construction

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Photo - from Zeiterion.org

Katherine Knowles Out As Zeiterion’s CEO

Katherine Knowles is "out" as Chief Executive Officer at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.

The Z's Board of Trustees announced Wednesday, that the position of C-E-O had been eliminated as part of an overall long-term financial plan

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Zeiterion Exec. Director “Thrilled” With Mayor’s Plan

The Executive Director of the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford is applauding Mayor Jon Mitchell's plan to put the "Z" on solid financial footing. 

The Mayor has suggested both long and short term strategies that include the use of city funds, private donations and a contribution from the state to keep the performing arts center operating and maintained

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Rockapella Talk About Their Upcoming Zeiterion Show [Interview]

 

We had Jeff Thatcher from Rockapella on the morning show today. Jeff is a "vocal percussionist" (mouth drummer). Rockapella is bringing their new show "Motown & More" to the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center on Feb 10. Here's our interview.

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Zeiterion Proposal Sparks Debate

 

Should the City of New Bedford set aside "taxpayer dollars" each year for the operation and maintenance of the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center?  The city is currently negotiating with "Z" representatives, and the City Council has recommended $150,000 to cover costs for the fiscal year that ends on June 30.  T

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