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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 …

Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis at Coolidge Corner Today

Wed. Sept. 28     “I want to avoid painting this as ‘celebrity-makes-a-book,’” said Colin Meloy, author of the new young-adult novel “Wildwood.” “It’s not a vanity project for me.” Meloy is best-known as the lead singer-songwriter of Decemberists, the Portland, Ore.-based alt-folk-rock band. The 11-year-old group scored its first No. …