Entertainment

By - 6/17/16 - 6:44 pm
Donna Summer roller skating at City Hall Plaza

Jed Hresko was one of the early arrivals at the annual Donna Summer disco skating night on City Hall Plaza.

By - 6/17/16 - 1:01 pm

Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates, to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city.

The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects. One of the first areas to benefit will be Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, where the city Public Works Department will spend $100,000 on public art to go along with a planned road upgrade. Read more.

By - 6/10/16 - 1:34 pm

Vinod Johnson watched the Bandaloop dance troupe help the Fallon Co. inaugurate its new 12-story office building at 100 Northern Ave yesterday.

By - 6/9/16 - 5:31 pm
Mayor Walsh at the Huntington Theatre

Mayor Walsh discusses the deal. Photo by Adam Castiglioni.

Officials from the Huntington Theatre, the company that now owns its building and the city announced a deal today in which the theater company will stay in what's now called the BU Theatre on Huntington Avenue and the owner will redevelop the space around it. Read more.

By - 6/6/16 - 3:06 pm

This is what remains of the second bombing location for the movie, currently taking place on the decommissioned Weymouth NAS. Weeks-old debris remains from pyrotechnics, and filming has shifted to the Watertown set (see rooftops in the distance on left). Interesting to watch some of the film making process unfold. The amount of resources put toward this seem inexhaustible.

By - 6/3/16 - 2:45 pm

Parenteau was 66. The Worcester Telegram reports. Charles Laquidara posts photos.

By - 5/31/16 - 11:24 am

A couple of reports from this past holiday weekend:

Vanyaland reports the bassist for a band playing O'Brien's in Allston last night tried to set his instrument on fire - with the help of some lighter fluid. No, it wasn't the Flaming Lips.

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports a large fight inside the Cask 'n Flagon early Sunday ended with "1 female with cut to face and officers closing the bar early."

By - 5/29/16 - 9:15 am

Some light-saber action on the Common last night.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 5/27/16 - 1:28 pm

Boston Magazine reports that the Boston Calling music festival will be moving to a larger space owned by Harvard in Allston starting next year - and will be adding a film festival curated by Harvard alum Natalie Portman. Read more

By - 5/26/16 - 10:18 pm

Farah Jones asks:

Boston drummers: I miss Jack's on Boylston, and cannot find an independent store to shop from near transit. Suggestions?

By - 5/25/16 - 7:35 am

WBUR reports on a recent conclave on the state of the local live-music scene following the closings of several venues.

By - 5/13/16 - 7:19 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Nima Samimi on his new alburm - which he created with his iPhone, and mixed and mastered on the sound system of his Nissan Versa.

By - 5/10/16 - 7:24 am

Massmouth's annual storytelling competition will pick Boston's best story teller on Sunday evening, from among the ten winners of the Club Passim and Trident Booksellers 2015-2106 story slams. Read more.

By - 5/7/16 - 5:59 pm

Juliana Hatfield shares her inner monologue about making ends meet through a note from Cobain.

By - 4/22/16 - 11:45 pm
Pax Pokemon players in Boston

Vanessa Kuo could tell Pax East is in town by all the costumed people roaming downtown tonight.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:11 pm
Zakim Bridge lit up in purple to honor Prince

617 Images shows us the Zakim lit up like it's 1999.

By - 4/21/16 - 3:35 pm

Josh Kantor, the organist at Fenway Park, is playing tributes to Prince in between innings of today's game:

1st inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Little Red Corvette"

2nd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Purple Rain"

3rd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Take Me With U"

Fenway organ, 4th inning: Prince's "Raspberry Beret"

By - 4/19/16 - 11:59 am

Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:
Wild Belle @ Brighton Music Hall
w/ James Supercave
Wednesday 4/27: Doors @ 6pm, Music @ 7pm
Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA
Tickets start @ $15, sold here: http://bit.ly/1QkmdiD
All Ages!
https://www.facebook.com/events/818518514943916/

By - 4/19/16 - 11:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week ordered a one-day suspension for the House of Blues after police found vendor tables set up after a March concert were causing too much of a bottleneck at the main exits.

Boston officials continue to be particularly vigilant about blocked egress; the memory of the Cocoanut Grove fire continues to reverberate here. Read more.

By - 4/18/16 - 11:42 am
Jeff Bauman throwing first pitch to David Ortiz at Fenway Park

While Marky Mark was down at the Marathon finish line playing a cop for his Patriots Day Marathon-bombing movie, Jeff Bauman was at Fenway throwing out the first pitch to David Ortiz for inclusion in the other Marathon-bombing movie, Stronger, as Patty Neal shows us.