The New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane has been digging deep into the abrupt closure of UMass Dartmouth’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Star Store campus, and he dropped […]
“I always think there’s a special energy in New Bedford, but in the summertime is when it gets amped up with all of the festivals and events that happen. I always look forward to summers in New Bedford” — Margo Saulnier of New Bedford Creative
“It never dawned on us when we started this … that it would become what it became. Never did I think there would be so many people so dedicated to an event.” — Festival musical co-director Alan Korolenko
“It’s going to be a state-of-the-art, world-class performing arts center with all the amenities and all the conveniences that people should be able to enjoy when they’re at a concert or a show, or any other program there.” — David Prentiss, president and CEO of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
An award-winning architecture and interior design studio with 25 years of expertise in architecture for arts and entertainment venues created the Zeiterion renovation plan.
Built by the Zeitz family and opened in 1923, the Zeiterion was intended as a vaudeville showcase, but shortly changed its focus to screening silent movies and its name to the State Theatre. Its construction and lavish décor cost the equivalent of $12 million today.
Waterfront fireworks still set for 8:30 p.m., despite rainy weather forecast
The deal will also require the state to set aside $30 million in long-term bonding authority for upgrades to the campus and to immediately address deferred maintenance in this year’s budget.
Fine Arts Club: May 18, 2022 Welcome to the New Bedford Light Fine Arts Club. It’s a place to celebrate talented local artists; a marketplace where buyers, enthusiasts and artists […]