Entertainment

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.

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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

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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

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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.

By - 4/30/14 - 3:22 pm

Chris Rich photographed the filming of establishing shots for an ABC Family series in Inman Square today, even as it rained.

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

By - 4/29/14 - 7:16 pm

A peeved citizen complains:

Bike attached to street sign was removed due to filming location on Charles St. Completely unacceptable for someone's property and only mode of transportation to be taken when there was absolutely ZERO signs warning bicyclists that their bikes would be towed. Very disappointed that the city is bowing to stupid film scouts demands that directly impede citizens daily life.

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By - 4/29/14 - 10:34 am
No more Swan Boats after the zombies arrive

Joystick Chik has written a zombie walking tour of Boston to go with The Last of Us, a 2013 video game about two people fighting their way though a post-apocalyptic landscape, including Boston.

H/t Jared May.... Read more

By - 4/27/14 - 7:34 pm

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By - 4/24/14 - 12:04 pm

Cambridge Day reports the city has given the movie house permission to screen films until 2:30 a.m., Fridays through Sundays; owners cite later T service hours for the potential new market.

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