Entertainment

By - 6/26/14 - 7:58 am

JIMMY TINGLE
Making Comic Sense

7:00 PM
Tonight- Thursday, June 26
Doyle's Cafe
3484 Washington St,. JP
Tickets $25 at the door
http://bostonward19dems.org/

A fundraiser for the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee (thanks, Jimmy!)

By - 6/25/14 - 10:07 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports 36 people were transported to local hospitals while another 50 were treated at the scene.

Something like 30 people treated or taken away in ambulances from an Avicii concert at the Garden tonight due to excessive alcohol/drug consumption, per Stanley Staco and O'Ryan Johnson.

Around 9:20 p.m., Boston EMS declared a "level 2 mass casualty incident",... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 9:07 am

Looking to meet like-minded progressives while working on your tan? Well, bring your sunscreen - we'll be soaking up the sun for justice at Carson Beach, 600 William Day Blvd in South Boston on Saturday, July 12th!

We'll be there from 11am-1pm so stop by anytime. We'll be the gaggle of folks having fun in front of the first parking lot! Plan ahead and... Read more

By - 6/19/14 - 11:04 am

A company that has a contract with Billy Joel to sell officially authorized Billy Joel concert clothing and tchotchkes yesterday filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against 200 John and Jane Does and "XYZ Company" to keep them from trying to sell Joelware outside the singer's concert next Thursday at Fenway Park.

Defendants John Does 1-100, Jane Does 1-100 and XYZ Company who are sued herein under

... Read more
By - 6/13/14 - 12:33 pm

Evolution 101.7, the electronica replacement for WFNX, signed off the air forever at noon, after a run of about 18 months. The frequency is now playing country music as its owners go about "building the new country revolution, one artist at a time."

Evolution folks say you can still stream them over the InterWebs and they're still on one of those HD channels that... Read more

By - 6/6/14 - 11:39 pm

Over at the Globe, Ty Burr loves Tom Cruise's latest movie:

The fact is that this is a pretty good summer-kablooie movie, and Cruise is better than pretty good in it.

Over at the Herald, though, James Verniere couldn't wait to get out of the theater:

“Edge of Tomorrow” is two hours of sci-fi, rewind-repeat eye-agony.

... Read more
By - 5/25/14 - 8:51 pm

Margery Eagan and Jared Bowen interview Leonard Nimoy at WGBH.

By - 5/22/14 - 7:06 pm

The Herald reports on a campaign to get a statue in the city for Dorchester's disco diva, who, unlike the newest person to get a statue, never derided her hometown.

By - 5/22/14 - 9:01 am
Faux NYPD cruiser in Copley Square

There's an odd sight in Copley Square this morning: A film crew shooting something involving a supposed NYPD cruiser.

No, has nothing to do with "Black Mass." Stefani Vieira, who took the photo, reports it's a German film crew making their own movie in which Boston stands in for the more-expensive-to-shoot-in New York.

She says they're also using the BPL as a stand-in... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 7:06 pm

Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education campaign?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Location: The NonProfit Center 89 South Street, Boston,... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 1:16 pm

We were starting to grow worried, what with that bar in Cambridge being remade as the convicted murdering thug's headquarters and all. Southie Spots reports "Black Mass" will actually be filming in the area of E Street and W. 5 Street next Wednesday and on Silver Street between Dorchester Street and F Street on Thursday.

By - 5/20/14 - 11:17 am

Do Not Enter Sign altered

By - 5/19/14 - 7:07 pm

Wicked Gay Blog expresses frustration with the trend of women celebrating impending nuptials to show up at bars that normally cater to gay men - even in Provincetown during Bear Week:

Jacques, which is a Boston drag institution and gay bar is now nothing more than a playground for bachelorette parties, often hosting 3 and 4 parties in a single evening. When I go

... Read more
By - 5/17/14 - 9:59 am

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers take a spin around Boston in 1972.

Via Todd Prussman.

By - 5/17/14 - 9:32 am

How many episodes do you think this TBS series about a Charlestown barbershop will last before it's canceled? But at least it answers the question of what happened to Norm from Cheers after he realized he had a drinking problem and joined AA.

Via Matt Perkins.

By - 5/12/14 - 7:21 am
Boston Common buskers

Myron Freeman took in an impromptu concert on the Common the other day.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/8/14 - 10:55 pm
Keytar Bear at the Middle East

Keytar Bear showed up at his benefit at the Middle East tonight. Mary Anne Rodis reports:

Keytar Bear is making the entire place sing! He's baaaaaack.

She adds that Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung attended with a proclamation making May 8 Keytar Bear and Abby Taylor day in Cambridge; Taylor being the organizer of the benefit.... Read more

By - 5/2/14 - 10:29 am

Abigail Taylor, who organized a fundraiser for the broken-nosed busker bear, reports the May 8 benefit has been moved to the Middle East on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.

The 18+ show, featuring Freezepop, starts at 7. Admission is $10.

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