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Northshore April 2016

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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176 | APRIL 2016 fun facts Rockport Music's Education & Outreach programs reach nearly 5,000 children each year. During the 2014–2015 school year, Rockport Music hosted 84 programs for children in Rockport, Gloucester, Salem, Essex, and Manchester public schools, as well as the Brookwood School. THE MARBLEHEAD MUSEUM HAS THE WORLD'S LARGEST COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS BY J. O. J. FROST. A NATIVE OF MARBLEHEAD, HE BECAME INCREASINGLY PASSIONATE ABOUT ITS HISTORY AND HERITAGE AS HE WATCHED THE TOWN OF HIS BOYHOOD DISAPPEAR. AT AGE 70, FROST PICKED UP A PAINTBRUSH AND BEGAN RECORDING DAILY LIFE IN THE FISHING PORT AND THE LIVES OF FISHERMEN ON THE GRAND BANKS. Theresa Bernstein, a one-time resident of Gloucester, was a member of the Ashcan School, which focused on realism. She was both heralded and faulted for "painting like a man" in the 1900s. She painted her entire life and lived to be 111 years old. Oliver Brothers Fine Art Restoration and Conservation used 25 gallons of paint to re- create the two large murals in Salem's Point neighborhood. 250,000 THE NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE IS ONE OF THE MOST ATTENDED THEATRES IN NEW ENGLAND, WITH APPROXIMATELY 250,000 PATRONS ANNUALLY. THE ROOTS OF THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM STRETCH AS FAR BACK AS 1799, WHEN THE EAST INDIA MARINE SOCIETY WAS FOUNDED.

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