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Robert Kelly Comes Home to the Wilbur

Robert Kelly, the hefty Medford-born and New York-based comic, turned 40 last year. He has been in recovery, and sober, a quarter-century. If you do the math… “I started drinking hard alcohol at ten which was pretty much par for the course in Medford,” said Kelly, on the phone from …

Global Weirding: Do We Care? Is It Real?

Tues. April 5 “Global Warming: Do Americans Care?” You can’t be much more blunt about a topic than that. It would seem the business community – modus operandi: short-term profits over long-term interests or a worldview – has done a pretty good PR job of, at least, making many folks …

Willie Nile’s Triumphant Return

Sun. Nov. 23  Praise for Willie Nile? Sure. You heard it back in the ’70s when the New York singer-guitarist-pianist was touted as another new Dylan or Springsteen. And you can hear it now, too. Director Jim Jarmusch says Nile’s last studio CD, “Streets of New York,” “may even be his …