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Lowell's vital downtown arts scene bursts with color and life as cool May days meander toward June. The LTC Gallery at Lowell Telecommunications on Market Street presents "Brushstrokes of Strength," a compelling show of artwork by cancer survivors at Lowell General Hospital's Cancer Center.   Read More >>
 
Radiating energy and feel-good emotions, "The Wiz" eases on down the road at Lyric Stage in Boston May 18-June 24. A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," the show blends fairy-tale glamour and street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.   Read More >>
 
Before they don their caps and gowns for commencement on May 19, graduating seniors in the UMass Lowell Art and Design program get to show off a bit. Their work is on view May 10-19 in the biannual Spring 2018 BFA Exhibition in the University Gallery, the Mahoney Gallery and the Mahoney hallways.   Read More >>
 
With May's arrival, there's art, culture and more to enjoy in Lowell this weekend. At Loading Dock Gallery, located at Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave., fine-art students from Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsboro share their work in the "4th Annual IACS Student Art Exhibition" from May 1-26, with a reception Saturday, May 5, 5-7 p.   Read More >>
 
Downtown Lowell comes alive next Thursday, May 3, with the revival of the spring into early fall Downtown Lowell First Thursdays celebration of art and culture. Various art galleries, museums and restaurants along and close to Market Street, the cultural heart of Lowell, made the decision over the winter to revive it following its hiatus last year, said chairman Marshall Moyer.   Read More >>
 
'Anna Christie," Eugene O'Neill's surprisingly contemporary play, currently on view at Lyric Stage in Boston through May 6, crackles with fierce physicality, humor and drama. It tells the story of a coal-barge captain, played by Lyric favorite Johnny Lee Davenport, who, after a 20-year separation, is reunited with the daughter he unknowingly abandoned to a life of hardship.   Read More >>
 
Meet the Mallards and take a trip back to 1940s Boston with Dance Prism's acclaimed production of "Variations on Make Way for Ducklings." Based on Robert McCloskey's beloved tale, performances begin this weekend at the Littleton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 14.   Read More >>
 
Lowell native Donald Defrock Maker will have his first solo gallery exhibit at UnchArted Gallery, 103 Market St., Lowell, through April 28, with a reception Saturday, April 14. Maker is a former graffiti artist who painted four murals around the city, including the Dutton Street Irish Acre mural across from The Old Worthen, while working with the city of Lowell, The Action Group, The Wish Project   Read More >>
 
Spring will get here, eventually. And Ayer Lofts Gallery, 172 Middle St., Lowell, is in the midst of the season already with the exhibition "Spring into Action." It opened last weekend and runs through April 29, bringing a variety of works by artists and craftspeople from diverse backgrounds to the public.   Read More >>
 
Image Theater revives "City Stories," a showcase of local writers' work, on Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m., upstairs at The Old Court, 29 Central St., Lowell. "Ann Garvin and I are happy to announce that we are bringing back 'City Stories' to The Old Court," Bisantz says in an email.   Read More >>
 
 

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