Jed Hresko was one of the early arrivals at the annual Donna Summer disco skating night on City Hall Plaza.
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.
Vinod Johnson watched the Bandaloop dance troupe help the Fallon Co. inaugurate its new 12-story office building at 100 Northern Ave yesterday.
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.
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.
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."
Some light-saber action on the Common last night.
Via Boston Reddit.
Farah Jones asks:
Boston drummers: I miss Jack's on Boylston, and cannot find an independent store to shop from near transit. Suggestions?
WBUR reports on a recent conclave on the state of the local live-music scene following the closings of several venues.
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.
Juliana Hatfield shares her inner monologue about making ends meet through a note from Cobain.
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"
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.