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Black Eyes to Best Friendsnew

Roller derby is fast paced, action-packed and occasionally brutal, but the camaraderie among the different teams and leagues spread across the world is immediately evident.
Worcester Magazine  |  Josh Lyford  |  09-25-2014  |  Sports

Worcester Pride welcomes Stonewall Rebellion Vet Erica Kay-Websternew

Worcester Pride hosts its annual Pride Parade on Saturday, Sept. 6, and with Stonewall Rebellion veteran and human rights activist Erica Kay-Webster recently announced as Grand Marshal of the event, attendees will get to march alongside and hear from one of the most prolific LGBTQ advocates of our time. Kay-Webster, a Massachusetts resident, has been a staunch supporter of LGBTQ rights, human rights and civil liberties for years. Having experienced discrimination in her own life as a transgender woman raised in California and later rejected by her own family, she learned firsthand the prejudice and inequality that exists.
Worcester Magazine  |  Josh Lyford  |  09-04-2014  |  LGBT

Worcide: Worcester DIY skatepark asks for city supportnew

This cover story takes a look inside a community that created the Worcide DIY skatepark. There have been some hurdles along the way, and there are more to come, but the community as a whole has stood behind the work, hosting fundraisers on behalf of the Worcide crew. The future of the skatepark is uncertain at best, but given the opportunity, Worcide has the potential to become a huge part of Worcester's legacy.
Worcester Magazine  |  Josh Lyford  |  06-19-2014  |  Recreation

Bane's Final Backwards Glancenew

Worcester's Bane has been one of hardcore's stalwarts, and through sheer hard work, honesty and musicianship they have toured the world and undoubtedly become one of the most beloved bands within the community. Now, nearly 20 years since their inception, Bane will be writing a final chapter to their story and, true to fashion, they are doing it their own way.
Worcester Magazine  |  Josh Lyford  |  05-08-2014  |  Profiles & Interviews

Central Massachusetts Tattoo Festival 2014new

The Massachusetts tattoo scene has grown in leaps and bounds since its legalization in 2000 and Zaza Ink, located at 287 West Boylston St. in West Boylston, has been doing their part to bring artists and enthusiasts together with the Massachusetts Tattoo and Art Festival, now in its eighth year.
Worcester Magazine  |  Josh Lyford  |  03-27-2014  |  Culture

Born Low at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festivalnew

This year marks the 16th annual New England Metal and Hardcore (NEMHC) Fest at Worcester's Palladium. The three-day festival presents some of the best heavy music out there today.
Worcester Magazine  |  Josh Lyford  |  03-27-2014  |  Music

Olé: Tacos and karaokenew

Olé Taqueria at 118 Water St. has been crafting some of the best tacos in Central Mass. since opening in 2011, but they have also been making waves as the go-to spot for good times with one of the best karaoke nights in town.
Worcester Magazine  |  Josh Lyford  |  03-20-2014  |  Culture

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