“My career is where it is because of the lessons I’ve learned. I failed English and that inspired me to become a writer. I failed a relationship and that inspired me to write about love, dating, timing and sex,” said author Jillian Conley as we sat at Rise Sushi, sipping on pinot grigio, shaking off the fall chill. And write about those things she did. In her latest book, Loving Mr. Wright, Conley wraps up the novella series of Audrey Buchanan, a spunky woman who’s on the search for love. Failing high school freshman English was a true turning point in Conley’s life. When she returned sophomore year, Conley had determination that turned … Read more
Looking to celebrate the spookiness of Halloween without dressing up? Pay a visit to the demon barber of Fleet Street and see the Porchlight Music Theater’s production of Sweeney Todd. The theater company has assembled a remarkably talented cast who brings Stephen Sondheim’s musical tale of a murderous London barber to life. While it can be hard to sell men on the idea of seeing a musical, Sweeney Todd is exactly the type of musical men love. It is a dark story, filled with betrayal, violence and murder. Women may be more interested the secondary storyline of Anthony and Johanna–young lovers trying to find a way to be together. The songs are … Read more
“We want to include everyone and make everyone feel important and special,” said Iona Calhoun-Battiste, founder of the Iona Calhoun School of Ballet at the South Shore Cultural Center. “But we recognize that not everyone is at the same level, so how do you support the girls who are really good and want to dance as a career, and how do you support those that dance recreationally, but it’s still important to them?” It’s this type of supportive mentality that has built the foundation for her school and sets it apart from others in the field. “Other schools will say, ‘If you can’t do it, then you can’t stay,’” Calhoun-Battiste said. Having gone … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!