Entertainment

By - 9/16/17 - 6:39 pm
Roslindale Porchfest band

Them City Ducks on Belgrade Avenue.

More than 100 bands and performers played on porches and in driveways across Roslindale today during the third annual Roslindale Porchfest.

On Beech Street, homeowner Jen Goldston joined in with one of them there City Ducks: Read more.

By - 9/14/17 - 1:14 pm
Denzel Washington equipment in the South End

Molly S. snapped some of the equipment today for "Equalizer 2." No word if the actor himself is in town (he was supposed to be filming in Marshfield in November), but we hear part of the plot involves him battling bank robbers from Charlestown and the trouble he has just getting there because he keeps getting detoured.

By - 9/3/17 - 9:16 am

The concert and unity rally, which starts at 7 p.m., will be free, but people are being asked to bring school supplies to be donated to kids in Houston, Mayor Walsh and state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry announced.

By - 8/10/17 - 11:54 am

Variety reports that Melissa McCarthy, last in town for the Ghostbusters remake, will star in a movie about the first women cops in Boston in the 1970s (the real ones, not Raquel Welch, and presumably the real ones issued guns, not the real ones who weren't).

H/t Louise Miller.

By - 8/9/17 - 2:39 pm

No, not the seagulls-and-ship's-bell dentist-office station some of you may remember from your youth, but Bob Bittner's WCAS-successor oldies station that's been on 740 AM for awhile now. It's at 101.3 FM, but with a caveat: It's a low-power station so you may not hear it most places - and if you're south of the Fenway and hear hip hop instead, you're hearing a Dorchester pirate station that's been using the same frequency (last week in Roslindale, that's what came in, but at 2:30 p.m. today, anybody tuning into 101.3 in Roslindale instead heard soft oldies rock).

By - 8/9/17 - 11:26 am

Hey, guys, what about a TV series about a Boston crime family, but instead of featuring some Afflecky tough guy, it "takes the traditionally hypermasculine crime genre and turns it on its head, placing a queer female lead at its center and making her the driver of the action"? The Dig interviews Caitlin Graham, who's trying to bring this idea to the small screen. She's from Brooklyn, but she's OK, she went to school here.

By - 8/7/17 - 10:07 pm

Edge Media reports the death of the longtime Avalon DJ.

By - 8/3/17 - 6:11 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the impending exit of the Comedy Studio from its perch atop the Hong Kong.

By - 7/29/17 - 10:12 pm

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo and Juliet is absolutely wonderful -- with lots of fine young performers. Photos posted on Facebook (spoilers -- if you don't know the story of Romeo and Juliet - and expect the ending to be a surprise): Photos.

By - 7/28/17 - 9:21 pm

What an original idea! Our own local stars are working with Showtime to produce a series about the Boston Miracle - you know, that 1990s period involving "a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s city-wide criminal justice system," not some silly idea about trying to get the gangs of Roxbury and Dorchester to stop killing each other: Read more.

By - 7/10/17 - 1:01 pm

KENNEDY-ERA NEWS CAPSULE: 4/11/61 (WMEX-RADIO; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS)

The current owner of WMEX, one of Boston's oldest call signs, reports to the FCC that it wants to put the 1510 AM station back on the air after its June 30 shutdown. In an FCC filing, Daily XXL Communications of Wilmington, NC reports: Read more.

By - 7/8/17 - 11:29 pm

Did you enjoy it? Was it worth the price?

fox25Boston:

Organizers of Boston Pizza Festival face heat for event organization

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By - 7/3/17 - 8:34 pm
Hatch Shell in Boston before the July 4th concert

Molly Lanzarotta took in the Pops rehearsal concert at the Hatch Shell this evening.

By - 7/3/17 - 10:51 am

WMEX 1510 Boston - Melvin X Melvin (J.J. Jeffrey) - 1965

Boston Radio Watch reports the demise of WMEX: The current owners of the 1510 AM station turned off the transmitter on Friday.

By - 7/2/17 - 1:15 pm

Disposable plastic consumption is a way of life for citizens across the globe. It is unavoidable when buying bottled drinks, bagging groceries, or unwrapping pre-packaged food. Though plastic reduction and recycling efforts have picked up momentum in recent years, the positive change has not been enough to slow the ever-increasing amount of plastic waste found in our oceans.

By - 7/1/17 - 1:46 pm
Cambridge dance party in Central Square

Our own Ron Newman was among the hundreds who didn't let the rain stop the annual Cambridge Dance Party outside City Hall in Central Square last night.

By - 6/30/17 - 8:22 pm
Keytar Bear

Jason watched Keytar Bear, "the hero we need in trying times like these," at Park Street late this afternoon.

By - 6/28/17 - 10:57 am

Nite Jewel, Harriet Brown, and Geneva Jacuzzi will be performing at ONCE Ballroom as part of Fenway Recordings Sessions on July 26, 2017. Doors open at 8:00pm and the show will begin at 8:45pm. The event is 18+ with a valid ID. Tickets are on sale for $14 in advance at ticketfly.com. Tickets are also available for purchase the day of the show for $16.