Entertainment

By - 1/16/17 - 9:47 pm

In its daily word tweet today, Merriam-Webster writes:

The difference between a commonwealth & a state is
1) modern moonlight
2) 128 when it's dark outside
3) imaginary

H/t Chris Devers.

By - 1/10/17 - 12:31 pm

The owner of Delicias Dominicanas, 635 Hyde Park Ave., vowed this morning to avoid a repeat of a late-night November incident in which Boston Police detectives found karaoke booming out of the place at levels far higher than allowed by city code. Read more.

By - 1/1/17 - 7:23 pm

I thought Casey Affleck was funny satirizing Donny, a raging masshole and real Dunkin' Donuts customer on SNL December 17.

h/t "Masshole in the morning" UniversalHub December 30, by roadman.

By - 12/28/16 - 9:41 am

The MetroWest Daily News reports the death of Virginia Lucier, longtime arts-and-entertainment reporter for the News.

It might be hard to imagine today, but Framingham used to be something of an entertainment mecca - performers would often do shows at the old Chateau de Ville rather than in town - and Lucier was there to interview them all over a 50-year career.

By - 12/22/16 - 10:58 pm

Elizabeth Tedesco, better known to 1980s Kiss 108 listeners as Lisa Lipps, died Tuesday. She was 59.

By - 12/20/16 - 3:18 pm

Sean Burns, for one:

The movie spends so much time fellating its bogus hero, were it about an actual living person “Patriots Day” would feel like a North Korean propaganda film. ...

The filmmakers have no time for civilian heroes like Carlos Arredondo, who you surely remember as the man in the cowboy hat from that iconic finish line photo. Here he’s been erased from history to make more room to celebrate the phony white movie star hero.

By - 12/20/16 - 2:19 am
wbts 60-5 goes live picture

It works!

Last week, NBC Boston said they planned on increasing the coverage for WBTS in Metro Boston by leasing temporary signal space in the form of a digital sub channel from WMFP at the “FM-128” broadcasting site in Needham. NBC Boston said this new digital sub channel should appear on channel 60.5 on December 20th. Read More.

By - 12/18/16 - 10:43 am

Casey Affleck brings out his inna Dunk's. But, um, khed, they haven't sold crullas in years.

By - 12/14/16 - 9:59 pm

Brandeis Now posts the list, although looks like they need to do some more research: They list Gates "Dr. Crusher" McFadden but not her classmate, Louise "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" Lasser (nor the Lasser-inspired mention of Brandeis in "Annie Hall"). And where's movie producer and writer (and, OK, convicted felon) Jack Abramoff?

H/t fellow Brandeis alum Martin Leiberman.

By - 12/14/16 - 1:10 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a measure that would let city small businesses have acoustic musicians play without having to get a permit from the city. The proposal was sponsored by at-large Councilor Michelle Wu.

By - 12/13/16 - 3:50 pm
Led Zeppelin fan in Massachusetts

Ooh, it really makes me wonder: Did Robert Plant move to Boston? Eastie Strong noticed this SUV today.

By - 12/13/16 - 12:01 pm

A petulant woman struggling to get to the front of a concert at the Paradise on Oct. 19 decided one way to clear her way was to get a small cannister of Mace out from her purse and start spraying the people around her, police and venue officials told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 11/28/16 - 3:34 pm

I get treated like Ebenezer Scrooge at holiday time. After all, there is no investment advisor in Boston’s Enchanted Village. But rather than admonish my readers to rein in spending, I’m recommending you treat yourself this season.

By - 11/25/16 - 8:51 am

Vanyaland posts a photo of the renovated interior of the former Cambridge music spot.

By - 11/22/16 - 11:52 pm
Wally Brine

Wally Brine is retiring from WROR on Dec. 16, after 35 years working with Loren, originally on WVBF.

His father was Salty Brine, who broadcast for 50 years in Providence - and who helped him get his first job at WPRO there.

By - 11/18/16 - 10:13 pm
Three pandas

Gordon's "drawing," DreamWorks drawing, Disney coloring-book drawing.

A federal jury today convicted Jayme Gordon, 51, on wire fraud and perjury charges for his attempt to force DreamWorks to pay him for what he claimed was his prior work on a story about a fighting panda. Read more.

By - 11/18/16 - 12:30 am

Chelsea Girl asks if anybody knows of any local high schools or colleges with ukelele clubs.

By - 11/2/16 - 3:13 pm

I’ve always wanted to dispel the common investment myth that wealthy people have an automatic advantage in the stock market. So, I thought joining a Boston Brahmin social club would be the best way to explore this topic. Things did not turn out the way I expected, but the process reinforced some very basic life lessons along with investing realities.