Celebrating 20 years of CVPA at the Star Store

NEW BEDFORD —  Downtown will be alight with free art and entertainment on Sept. 9 as a fully live AHA! night fills the streets to celebrate the role that the arts play in the economic revival of New Bedford.

This month’s theme celebrates 20 years since the opening of the UMass Dartmouth Star Store Campus for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Dean A. Lawrence Jenkens said, “ . . . students and faculty contribute to the increasingly vibrant cultural life of the city which fuels investment and interest around the Star Store. This artistic ecosystem has been incredibly

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Home Improvement star Jonathan Taylor Thomas seen in public for first time in 8 years

Jonathan Taylor Thomas has been seen in public for the first time in eight years.

The former Hollywood star, 39, was last seen in public in 2013.

Jonathan had risen to fame in the 1990s for his role as Randy Taylor in the hit sitcom Home Improvement.

Appearing opposite Toy Story legend Tim Allen as his on-screen father, Jonathan starred in the show throughout his teenage years before departing the show during its final season in 1998 to focus on academia.

He also voiced the young Simba in the 1994 classic Disney animated film The Lion King before voicing Pinnochio

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