Arts and culture

Poetry Sunday: BettyAnn Lauria

Aug 21, 2016
Tom Lauria

BettyAnn Lauria reads her poem, "Daily Observance."

BettyAnn Lauria is a writer, singer, educator and energy worker. She has lived on the Cape with her husband Tom for 22 years. Her work appeared in CapeWoman Magazine, World of Water, World of Sand and Prime Time Magazine. She is a proud charter member of the Bass River Revisionists.

Scarbie's Schtick: A Queen Speaks from Provincetown

Aug 15, 2016
Sophia Steinert-Evoy

It's been eleven seasons since David "Scarbie" Mitchell began performing his variety show "Lip Schtick" on Commercial Street in Provincetown.  Throughout the years, Mitchell has developed seven different characters to embody throughout the show; all without leaving the stage. He also performs numerous musical numbers (lip syncing and live) and improv bits. But, unlike other drag shows on the main street, David's show comes with an earnest message of self-love and understanding.  Sophia Steinert-Evoy reports.

Arts and Ideas ~ August 14, 2016

Aug 14, 2016

7pm Invisibilia  - a series about  the invisible forces that shape human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts. This time “flipping the script” – using unexpected behaviors  

8pm The Rise of the Machines:  Christopher Lydon in conversation about.Man-Machine interdependency and where it  might be taking us.  

Poetry Sunday: Rebecca Okrent

Aug 14, 2016
Georgia Fanelli

Rebecca Okrent reads her poem, "Consider the Horseshoe Crab."  

Rebecca Okrent lives with her husband Daniel Okrent on Lieutenant Island in Wellfleet where the salt marsh served as inspiration for many of the poems in her recent book, Boys of My Youth, published by Four Way Books.

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Hot and muggy, right? What did you expect from mid-August? Here's your rundown of great events and activities happening around the region this weekend.  

Arts and Ideas ~ August 7, 2016

Aug 7, 2016

7pm  Invisibilia – the hidden forces that control human behavior. This time: Frame of Reference


8pm  In light of Brexit, - a look at Greece. Christopher Lydon in conversation

9pm Weird Jazz Instruments – from the New Jazz Archive

10 pm Stories on Shuffle - Good stuff in a playlist – 

Poetry Sunday: Robin Smith-Johnson

Aug 7, 2016
Merrily Cassidy

Robin Smith-Johnson reads her poem, "On Considering Eye Surgery."

Robin Smith-Johnson works as the newsroom librarian at the Cape Cod Times, as well as teaches in the Language and Literature Department at Cape Cod Community College. Her book of poetry, Dream of the Antique Dealer’s Daughter was published in Dec. 2013 from Word Poetry and a chapbook of poems, Gale Warnings came out from Finishing Line Press in Feb. 2016. Robin is also the co-founder of the local poetry group, Steeple Street Poets. She lives in Mashpee with her family.

A Nose for Memory: Antonia's Flowers

Aug 1, 2016


  Antonia Bellanca makes perfume, but not just any perfume.  Her scents are inspired by memories from her own life.  It began with  her former flower shop Antonia’s Flowers.  Dissatisfied with the lack of variety in women’s perfumes, Antonia set out to make her own, and she began with her favorite flower: freesia.  

Arts and Ideas ~ July 31, 2016

Jul 31, 2016

7pm  Invisibilia – The Problem with the Solution - a radical approach to mental illness


8pm  Out of The Blue – 50 years after the Texas Tower Shooting

9pm Ella Fitzgerald – a jazz profile of the first lady of song.

10 pm Stories on Shuffle - Good stuff in a playlist 

Poetry Sunday: Francis Lunney

Jul 31, 2016
Christophe Perez

Francis Lunney reads his poem, "Resurrecting a Songbird."

I began writing poetry while a graduate student in English at the University of New Hampshire. I've previously published poems in Outside Bozeman magazine, Appalachia, and Salamander. Recently, I have ventured into writing about my interest in fly fishing and have articles forthcoming in Eastern Fly Fishing magazine. I live in Salem, MA and work in a nearby town as a elementary school reading specialist.