Vanyaland reports the Citi Performing Arts Center, which runs the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is becoming the Boch Center, thanks to money from the car dealer, stepping up to replace the money from CitiBank, which gave up on supporting the arts in Boston when it gave up on Boston.
Rumor has it Adele is going to do an impromptu concert there. Transit Police say the rumor is false:
Adele is NOT showing up to Quincy T station. She is playing at TD Garden only.
It'd be pretty funny if you got pulled over on Gallivan Boulevard by the guy in this 1967 Michigan State Police cruiser, wouldn't it? Dorchester this morning is still standing in for riot-torn Detroit for some movie.
Language NSFW, unless you work on a boat in the harbor, maybe.
H/t Jed Hresko.
Meet Bret LaBelle, a sergeant who's been on the force for 18 years. And yes, he rocks the accent, which is a requirement for all Bostonians on the show.
Wicked Local Watertown reports the helicopter that buzzed the town awake early yesterday was hired by the production company making Marky Mark's Marathon-bombing movie. Back in February, the town asked the film company to find some other place to recreate the Watertown manhunt because it was just too soon.
MassDOT reports Keolis will run a train to and from the Bruce Springsteen concert at Gillette on Sept. 14.
The downbound train will leave South Station at 5:35 p.m., Back Bay at 5:40 and Dedham Corporate Center at 5:55. The train back to Boston will leave a half hour after the end of the concert. Tickets are $20 at the ticket counters at South Station, Back Bay and North Station.
This just in from inside BPD:
This evening a Hollywood production company, Wheelman PSC, LLC will be test firing prop weapons on Federal Street at Franklin St. We will arrive at 7:30pm and will be finished with in one hour. I will temporarily shut down traffic on Federal Street during the simulated gunfire. I will also make an "on air" announcement before we proceed. Please share this with the community partners in the financial district. Thank you
Titanium Cranium reports her apartment manager has forwarded a similar message.
Wheelman PSC is listed as the company behind Wheelman, a thriller involving a failed bank robber who can't trust anyone - except his 14-year-old daughter, natch. But they weren't originally scheduled to start filming here until Sept. 12.
Drew Starr reports the owners of the Burren want to move into the Pad Thai Cafe space at 1116 Boylston St. and turn it into a jazz club and restaurant.
Finally, the Boston accent gets the movie it deserves. With requisite bar fight, even.
Jimmy Buffet returns to
Great Woods the Xfinity Center this coming Saturday and Mansfield Police are warning tailgating fans not to bring their own jury-rigged toilets this time:
Fortunately, the folks at Live Nation New England have supplied the parking lots with an abundance of actual, health-code-compliant toilets that aren't attached to the bumper of a pickup truck. We want to get the word out early this year that the "tent toilets" will not be permitted (or tolerated). We know, we know....no one likes to poo in a Porta-Loo, but think of it as an experience to build character. Like showering at camp with a family of spiders.
Michael Ratty shows us a sea of cell phones at the end of last night's James Taylor concert at Fenway Park.
National Night Out will take place on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday August 2.
Teddy Kokoros journeyed to Hogwarts Square in Cambridge last night for the release of the latest Harry Potter book.
Rachel Platten, who wrote "Fight Song," the song Hillary Clinton walked across the stage to, grew up in Newton and went to Buckingham Browne and Nichols.