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By adamg - 11/11/22 - 12:20 pm

WBUR talks to Skippy White, now 86 and living in Natick and reports on a new album - The Skippy White Story: Boston Soul 1961-1967 - compiled by a musician who found waterlogged records in the basement of White's old Central Square store while cleaning it out.

By adamg - 10/29/22 - 10:27 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved a proposal by Casa Bonita, 1033 Massachusetts Ave., where the Hen House used to be, to add live mariachi music to its Mexican food. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/22 - 1:16 pm

GBH reports the re-opening of Wally's, two years after the storied Mass. Ave. place closed due to the pandemic. Donations from fans helped support Wally's during the interregnum.

By adamg - 10/18/22 - 9:56 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on action by the Footlight Club involving an actor with allegations of past sexual abuse and a producer for an upcoming play about the Roe v. Wade decision.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 1:41 pm
Honkers on parade

Greg Cook took in the annual Honk procession from Somerville to Cambridge over the weekend.

So did Frank Solensky: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 1:24 pm

The Dig reports on a new DIY spot.

By adamg - 10/5/22 - 10:10 pm

Eurogamer reports that CD Projekt Red of Warsaw, known for its Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher role-playing games, is setting up a design hub in the Hub, which will start with development of a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/22 - 10:49 pm

The Crimson reports the university at some point will ask the BPDA for permission to build a new home for the theater - and new housing for grad students - at 175 North Harvard St in Allston, next to Harvard Stadium.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 8:51 pm

Organizers of the first Greater Boston Arts Expo - with live performances by "organizations across the region, with a focus on uplifting work by historically excluded populations including BIPOC, trans, and disabled communities" - have cancelled the event because of tomorrow's anticipated storms. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/22 - 3:34 pm

GBH reports the death this morning of Eric Jackson, host of "Eric in the Evenings," who had broadcast jazz in Boston for more than 50 years.

By adamg - 9/3/22 - 11:46 am

Adam Castiglioni notices a notice posted on the door of a North End home that producers are considering for use when Neeson comes here next month to film "Thug," mostly set in "San Pedro" (filling in for Weymouth or Marblehead, perhaps?):

Thug revolves around an ageing San Pedro gangster (Neeson) who attempts to reconnect with his children and rectify the mistakes in his past, but the criminal underworld won’t loosen their grip willingly.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 4:39 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that the bar, closed all this time because of the pandemic, is set to re-open.

By adamg - 8/22/22 - 1:14 pm
FDNY ambulances on Drydock Avenue

Kyle Benton spotted this mini-caravan of aging FDNY vehicles on Drydock Avenue today, but speculates they're for filming Madame Web, a Spideyverse movie in which Boston will stand in for New York.

By adamg - 8/18/22 - 6:24 pm

Evanescence - Tourniquet (Music Video)

Lisa Kashinsky reports Charlie Baker is an Evanescence fan.

By adamg - 8/3/22 - 9:42 am

Footage of The Rat and Pizza Pad in 1985 (We Don't Knock clip)

James Harold, 79, of Medford, was owner of the Rat in Kenmore Square, in the pre-BU, pre-hotel era, when Mr. Butch held court and Deli Haus served breakfast late into the night. He died Sunday at 79.

Let's Go to the Rat - a documentary.

By adamg - 7/23/22 - 10:48 pm
Wakandans on the Mass. Ave. Bridge

Ben Brophy couldn't help but notice the prominent role the Mass. Ave. Bridge plays in the new "Wakanda Forever" trailer.

Nick Quaranto noticed a lost looking Bilbo, um, Martin Freeman, on the bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/22 - 12:00 pm
Cool kit

Cool kt, with supplies for keeping cool.

Boston has started a pilot program to lend out block-party starter kits to residents on streets organized enough to throw themselves a party. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/22 - 6:49 pm

The Emerson Colonial Theatre announced today that "A Beautiful Noise" has been silenced through Sunday because "multiple company members" have tested positive for Covid-19.

By adamg - 6/27/22 - 3:09 pm

The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing is considering a request from the new owners of the Silhouette Lounge, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston, to use one of its rooms as a venue, initially for local musicians and trivia nights, but maybe to one day extend even to comedians. Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/22 - 2:05 pm
Fake ads for Applebee's and a Cleveland tennis open

Angel Nunez spotted these two ads in the parking lot for the defunct 99 in Braintree, likely for use in that movie in which Zendaya plays a tennis player.

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