Author Archives: Melissa Tabeek

About Melissa Tabeek

Melissa Tabeek is a freelance journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon. She reports on politics, culture and social issues in the Middle East. On her website, you can also find her blog, where she writes about her work and daily life in Lebanon. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Northeastern University.

Getting Some Love from The Globe

Yesterday there was a nice feature piece on Rick Berlin with the Nickel & Dime Band in the Boston Globe. Scott McLennan describes the genesis of the band and the series of serendipitous events that came together to make it all happen … Continue reading

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The Rick Berlin Project by Melissa Tabeek

Originally posted on Farah Joan:
Three things. 1: Saw Fiona Apple perform on Saturday and it was AH-MAZING. Highly recommend. 2: Please remember to vote in my Women In Music poll! You can vote once a day, and I will…

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Time To Move On

As I prepare to leave for Jordan and bring all of my work from the past four months to close, I can’t help but dwell on this project. My time at the Dorchester Reporter, my assistantship, my investigative work – … Continue reading

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Creating a Band – Nickel And Dime

Rick Berlin has been with The Nickel And Dime Band for nearly two years, but the band has history previous to Berlin, rooted in elementary and high school friendships. Jamaica Plain born and raised, Thomas Appleman and Ricky Mclean — … Continue reading

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A Mini-Doc For a Big Personality

This project has taken many forms over the past four months that I have been writing about Rick Berlin: a blog, Twitter account, Tumblr, podcast, radio, video, and finally, a mini-doc. Since January, I have spent innumerable hours interviewing Berlin … Continue reading

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Happy Record Store Day!

First Rick Berlin’s birthday, now Record Store Day 2012! Though I am on deadline for my video project and sadly cannot be out among my fellow vinyl-philes today —whom I know are all undoubtedly hunting through crusty piles of old … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Berlin

In honor of Rick Berlin’s birthday today, I thought I would put up a short post of some significant events that occurred on April 19. Short video link: THIS DAY IN HISTORY. On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began. In 1897, the … Continue reading

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