Entertainment

By - 4/22/17 - 9:05 pm

The Patriot Ledger reports that state Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick) has filed a bill to make Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers the Official Rock Song of the Commonwealth.

This is the third time the legislature will consider the measure. The first time, in 2013, the bill was sponsored by then state Rep. Martin Walsh (D-Dorchester).

By - 4/16/17 - 11:16 am

Sully and Denise return to the airwaves, even if just for one performance. With shoutouts to the Burlington Mall and, of course, Nohmah.

By - 4/14/17 - 2:22 pm

The Globe reports the death of Louis DiBella, who won a groundbreaking Supreme Judicial Court decision letting him hire women to dance naked in cages at his Peabody club - named for his other business selling bananas.

By - 4/11/17 - 9:52 pm

WCVB reports.

By - 4/6/17 - 8:11 pm

The Red Sox yesterday won city permission to host eight concerts at Fenway Park this summer, starting with the Dead and Company on June 17 and 18.

The Red Sox wanted to host twelve concerts, but city licensing head Christine Pulgini said nope after a hearing last month at which Fenway residents and City Councilor Josh Zakim said they didn't sign up for lots of concerts at Fenway on top of 81 Sox home games. Read more.

By - 3/27/17 - 7:17 pm

Mike McD alerts us that CBS will be filming scenes for a pilot on Thursday on Shawmut Avenue by Union Park through about midnight. Read more.

By - 3/24/17 - 9:25 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a liquor license for City Winery, which is building a restaurant where patrons can eat and sip wine as they listen to and watch live entertainment in the new apartment and hotel complex going up at 80 Beverly St. Read more.

By - 3/18/17 - 8:31 pm

Chuck Berry, who helped give us rock 'n' roll, died yesterday at his home in Missouri. Read more.

By - 3/18/17 - 7:27 pm

1240 pm today 90 yrs old

By - 3/4/17 - 8:50 pm
Old Orange Line in Fuzz

Channel surfing, we just ran across a movie where Boston has an 87th precinct, across the street from the Orange Line el, Yul Brynner plays an evil-doer and Raquel Welch is a detective urged to get a bite to eat at a cafeteria on Tree-mont. She might've been paired with a detective played by Burt Reynolds, but somebody set him on fire. Plus, he's married to a deaf woman. Yes, of course, we're watching Fuzz, which was based on a New York book that for some reason the directors decided to base in Boston.

And thanks to Matt Robare, we know that somebody stitched together all the El scenes from the movie:

By - 2/15/17 - 12:29 pm

NBC Boston reports unease over reports that Russian spy ship has been spotted "in the waters off the coast of Connecticut," although the report adds that means international waters, not Long Island Sound.

Fortunately, we're still at the slapstick comedy phase of things; here's hoping things don't progress to Dr. Strangelove or Fail Safe mode.

By - 2/2/17 - 9:16 am

Tory Bullock tries to set the record straight about Boston for people who live westa Worcester.

By - 1/26/17 - 9:38 pm

Mobius, Inc. announced today it's opened studio space in the Midway Studio building at 15 Channel Center St., returning to the neighborhood where it was based for 20 years. Read more.

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.