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By adamg - 7/7/20 - 11:04 am

Cambridge Day reports on plans for a pop-up to be called Starlight Square that will, among other things, let local performance spaces hold outdoor performances now that their indoor facilities are shut due to Covid-19.

By adamg - 7/2/20 - 10:18 am
Old Neponset Drive-in in Dorchester

Outdoor movies in Dorchester in 1984 (now John Paul II Park). From the Library of Congress.

Update: All the showings are already full.

Boston yesterday announced a series of drive-in movies for July, marking a temporary return of the art form to a city that once had at least three drive-ins (Dorchester, West Roxbury and East Boston). Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/20 - 10:11 am

Arnie Woo Woo Ginsburg

Arnie "Woo Woo" Ginsburg, who introduced both radio and video generations of Bostonians to the hottest platters that matter, has died. He was 93. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 5:13 pm
Kids at Herter Park

Some of the kids. Photo by Carrie Belle Isle.

Around 4:45 p.m., a roving UHub correspondent reported something odd in the parking lot of Herter Park along the Charles in Allston: Lots and lots of teens on cars. Yes, on them, not in them. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 3:36 pm

ImprovBoston announced today it is suspending its operations - including online performances - until at least January and that all of its staffers are taking a furlough until then, due to Covid-19 issues. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/17/20 - 7:55 pm
Bella Luna logo

Bella Luna Restaurant and Milkyway Lounge, which survived a traumatic move from Hyde Square to the Brewery complex, couldn't beat Covid-19: It announced today it's shutting for good because the very nature of its business - a social gathering place - is now untenable due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/20 - 8:53 pm

WBZ-TV announced tonight it's put the Andelman brothers' restaurant show "on hiatus" as it ponders co-host Dave Andelman's inability to stop ranting about Black Lives Matters on his Facebook page for at least ten days, and whether his apology yesterday was sincere. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/20 - 10:33 pm

Some of the BLM stylings of Dave Andelman.

Update: WBZ takes the Phantom Gourmet off the air, at least temporarily.

After people began besieging WBZ, which airs "The Phantom Gourmet," with complaints, Dave Andelman tonight apologized for a making "a mistake" - a series of Facebook posts over the past ten days taking issue with Black Lives Matter protests and vigils. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 6/12/20 - 8:08 pm

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company does not want its audience to emulate Demitrius, who told Helena, "I am sick when I do look on thee." So there will be no midsummer night's Tempest on the Common this year.

Full statement from the company

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 10:05 am

Boston Restaurant Talk considers how the governor's current re-opening plan could mean clubs - and bars not attached to restaurants - might not be allowed to open until sometime in 2021, or even later, because they're in "phase 4," which requires development of a vaccine or treatments that doctors, as opposed to certain politicians, declare effective. How long can clubs hold out?

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 12:50 pm

The annual fair in August won't be held this year for Covid-19 reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 6:51 pm

Nick Benevenia mourns the loss of Amp 103.3, converted a couple days ago to a mindless Big 103, which somehow promises "music unleashed" despite having no DJs. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 9:59 pm

Kelley O'Shea caught an impromptu concert at the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum today by West Roxbury's Noah on violin and JP's Julian on bass: Read more.

By schneidz - 5/24/20 - 10:37 am

I just noticed that the smoke stacks in everett is one of the landmarks that scrolls past in the screensaver:

Why would they choose this over the more well known usual suspects (Custom House, Bunker Hill/Zakim bridge, Citgo sign, ...) ?

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 10:37 am

No, Marty hasn't caved: The boys and the Boss will be playing to an empty ball field and livestreaming around the world. OK, technically, Springsteen will be playing from a remote location. Starts at 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/20 - 11:16 am

Robert Kearns asks:

Musicals that take place in Massachusetts: 1776, Little Women, Legally Blonde. What else?

By adamg - 5/16/20 - 11:13 am

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone announced yesterday that the city has canceled all large events for the rest of 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns: Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 9:28 am

The Massachusetts Production Coalition's Made In MA Streaming lists 50 movies made in Massachusetts over the past five years that you can stream as you stay at home.

Via East Boston Times-Free Press.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 1:17 pm

Boston Baroque announced today it's had to cancel its concerts through February following a decision by the New England Conservatory to close Jordan Hall to outside programs through the winter due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/20 - 12:29 pm

Summon The Heroes - The Boston Pops Orchestra, May 5, 2020

It there were a Zoom version meant for orchestral performances, it might look and sound like this rendition of John Williams's "Summon the Heroes," played as a tribute to essential workers.

H/t Adam Castiglioni.

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