Entertainment

By - 2/27/15 - 12:33 pm

Leonard Nimoy, who grew up in the West End, died today.

Last year, he talked about life in the West End - and its destruction by wrecking balls - in an interview with the Yiddish Book Center.

Boston city records show that in 1948, when he was 17, Nimoy set up a child-photography business:

By - 2/24/15 - 5:13 pm

Please join your neighbors at this free, public panel discussion: Our Lives Matter: Art as Protest

Thursday, March 5th from 7-8pm at SCATV (90 Union Square).

We will discuss how local artists, poets and performers use creative expression to respond to current events and social injustices. The panelists will highlight their own work and how this was used to raise awareness about a particular issue... Read more

By - 2/24/15 - 6:25 am

People reports Jennifer Lawrence spent Sunday night at the Pru mall instead of at the Oscars.

She is, of course, in town to work on a biopic of the inventor of the Miracle Mop. No word on who plays Billy Mays.

By - 2/8/15 - 5:33 pm

A Far Cry, a string orchestra with no conductor that plays at the Gardner Museum, is up for a Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

The awards ceremony in Los Angeles starts at 8 p.m., EST. On their way there, the group stopped off in Tucson. They were supposed to leave for LA yesterday, but there plane was delayed for five hours.... Read more

By - 1/15/15 - 1:56 pm

It might be Guster Day in the city of Boston (no, sir, not making that up), and they did play at South Station and in Copley Square, but the boys still found time to head over to Harvard Square play a few chords with the Bear.... Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 7:56 pm

Bread & Puppet Theater in the Cyclorama. Includes “Captain Boycott” [recommended for ages 12 & up], along with “The Nothing Is Not Ready Circus” [recommended for everyone] and a visual art installation created by the theater's artistic director Peter Schumann. Performances and exhibit run January 24 through February 1, 2015.

Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), 539 Tremont St., South End,... Read more

By - 1/7/15 - 11:24 pm

The Belmontonian and Wicked Local Belmont both report that town officials have closed Belmont's only movie theatre, citing code violations.

The single-screen Studio Cinema on Trapelo Road has entertained Belmont residents since 1919, but owner Jim Bramante told The Belmontonian that he sees "only about a 10 percent chance" than he can make the repairs that the town is now demanding.

The popular... Read more

By - 12/26/14 - 10:31 pm

Kristie Helms asks:

Question... good place in Boston to browse/purchase vinyl?

By - 12/11/14 - 11:44 pm

Memo to every writer everywhere who would write more than one sentence about recovering thug Mark Wahlberg: HE'S NOT FROM SOUTH BOSTON and he did his maiming and rock throwing in Savin Hill, which is in Dorchester, which is an entirely different neighborhood.

Last week, we had some Columbia Journalism School graduate at the Daily Beast proclaiming Wahlberg grew up in "the rough Dorchester... Read more

By - 12/5/14 - 6:38 pm

This just in from Governor's Councilor Michael Albano, who represents the western part of the state:

[Albano] stated he was "favorably inclined" to approve a Pardon for Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg.

Any pardoning of the erstwhile Marky Mark for racist violence when he was 16 - and drug possession - would need the approval of the Governor's Advisory Board of Pardons, the governor and the... Read more

By - 11/30/14 - 6:05 pm
Filmed car chase in South Boston

UPDATE: Or the statie car could have been there to provide protection to the crew filming stuff in front of them. See the comments for more.

Eileen Murphy reports she watched car chases being filmed around Moakley Park and Day Boulevard for "Spotlight" - the movie about the Globe Spotlight Team's work to uncover pedophile priests. Or maybe it was just Bernie Law's... Read more

By - 11/29/14 - 7:06 pm
Lots of tubas at Faneuil Hall

Mike Ball took in the annual Christmas tuba concert at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

He reports he took one of the inaugural Saturday Fairmount Line trains from his home in Hyde Park and that it was the bee's knees compared to shlepping to Forest Hills for the Orange Line.

Posted under this Creative Commons license. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 11/22/14 - 12:39 pm
Tom Doyle

Mark Watson reports the station let go Tom Doyle, responsible for the parody songs and "Men from Maine" bits on the show and is further slashing humor and music to emphasize unfunny talk, which is dirt cheap, apparently.

According to his bio, already purged from the WROR Web site, Doyle has done more than 300 "Townie Tunes" for the station, including "Charlestown," done... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 2:52 pm

A We Don't Knock sampler, from back in the days when just any idiot could walk right into the JFK Building - assuming their TV cables didn't jam up the revolving door.

By - 11/10/14 - 8:06 am
Furry musicians in Boston's Public Garden

Stevil ran across these fine furried musicians in the Public Garden yesterday.

Is there a Mrs. Keytar somewhere that popped these guys out? They were very good despite the somewhat ridiculous costumes. I wanted to read them a bedtime story. :-)

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 11/9/14 - 9:28 pm

On November 15th the Somerville Community Growing Center will be partnering with New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) to host a satellite viewing party of Seeds & Songs of Change at the Center for Arts at the Armory. Come join us at the armory as we tune into the Berklee School of Music for an evening of music and grassroots activism. Cash bar and snacks... Read more

By - 11/9/14 - 8:17 pm

Grooversity Festival 2014. Saturday, November 15, 1:00-6:30 pm. Free and open to all, with live streaming; prizes available for on site and online attendees. East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St., Somerville, MA 02145. For information: 917-719-0127, http://www.grooversity.com/festival.

"World drumming for entertainment, education and social change" ... the Grooversity motto and the incentive behind what has now become the annual Grooversity Festival, presented by... Read more

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