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By Courtney - 7/25/16 - 2:26 pm

It’s a brunch + concert + makers market! Looking for something hip and local to do in the Boston area on a hot summer Sunday? There’s no better place to shop local, eat local, and support local music than at Somerville Local First’s Music & Makers Event on August 7th. Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/16 - 9:58 am

Flux Boston details just what the cuts would mean. Arts groups are trying to get legislators to override Gov. Baker's veto.

By adamg - 4/6/16 - 7:18 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the opening of CityPOP Egleston in a building slated to be torn down in a year or so.

By adamg - 2/27/16 - 8:48 am
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Boston Hassle's telethon goes live at 10 a.m. on March 4 on the Somerville cable-access channel and runs through 10 a.m. the next day.

Backers hope to use funds raised from the 24 hours of "science experiments, poetry, sketch comedy, presentations, demonstrations, live music, music videos, children’s reading time, magicians, sad pet tricks, puppets [and] drag" to secure "an independent art space/venue somewhere in the city."

People without access to Somerville cable TV will be able to listen online.

By adamg - 2/17/16 - 11:09 pm

Michael J. Epstein, a Somerville musician and filmmaker who has given us, among other things, the Boston version of the opening of The Prisoner, is leaving for Los Angeles this fall along with his partner Sophia Cacciola. Epstein cites a number of reasons, including the weather, but writes the move is ultimately about the frustrations and limitations of the creative world in the Boston area:

Every year, more and more of our friends give up and move outside the city because they can no longer afford the rent. Boston, as a community and as an institution, fails to support startup and mid-level arts groups. ...

This deficit means that the city fails to attract the types of infrastructure that result in creative workers getting paid fair wages. For our needs, that means that there are very few record labels, booking agencies, feature-film production houses, film distribution companies, etc. We personally just can’t rely on crowdfunding and accumulating debt forever, and we can’t work under those financial restrictions to do better than we are now. We are just killing ourselves to pull off anything serious on tiny budgets. The true cost of this failure to value creative work is that people like us are significantly burdened by staying, and we are driven to leave. We’d prefer to stay, but it’s self-sabotaging to wait for sociopolitical miracles.

By adamg - 3/26/15 - 10:21 am

The city that gave us Wicked Free WiFi and set up pahk.boston.gov for downloading a parking-meter app is getting a bit tired of calling the Boston Arts Festival the Boston Ahts Festival.

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is running a contest to find a new name for the annual celebration in Christopher Columbus Park.

By anonism - 10/3/13 - 9:59 pm

The famous non-profit organization is suffering at the (stage)hands of LocalOne.

See below for a couple of takes on the situation.

By dbryck - 9/22/12 - 11:06 pm

Local theatre artist Danny Bryck performs his one-man documentary play "No Room for Wishing," chronicling the story of the occupation of Dewey Square, using the exact words of the people involved. Co-produced by Company One and Central Square Theater, playing at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend and Central Square Theater 9/30-10/9.

By dwyer - 10/1/10 - 1:16 am

It’s Boston Fashion Week and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is extending the celebration throughout October with two relevant exhibits, a party on the first of the month, an appearance by Don Ed Hardy on October 6, and a robust list of fashion-related events.

Read full article by John Stephen Dwyer

By adamg - 4/5/10 - 9:17 am

Joel Brown reports the Boston Art Dealers Association now has a shuttle between "the Newbury Street and South End gallery districts," at least, on the first Saturday of every month.

By theszak - 1/21/08 - 12:37 pm

Today a one time opportunity for free viewing of the Symbols of Power Napoleon exhibition and all of the Museum of Fine Arts during the Martin Luther King Day open house

Wear a universalhub symbol of power... Meet other people at the museum who've read the bits of local interest at http://universalhub.com

By Undercover Blonde - 5/1/07 - 12:46 pm

Steven Fales was the model Mormon boy: an Eagle Scout, international missionary, BYU graduate, married in the Salt Lake Temple, and father of two children. But what happens when the model finds himself in “reparative therapy” for "same-sex attraction"…and fails?

By adamg - 1/11/07 - 11:46 pm

MBTA cops ordered an artist's car out of the gallery at the Green Street T stop:

... I got a call from Ravi Jain last night asking me to come down to the new Axiom Gallery on Green Street to help him push his car, Hosey, OUT of the gallery. ...

Why was the car there to begin with? To show episodes of Jain's videoblog, taped on his morning commute. Cops were afraid it would blow up or something.

By adamg - 12/14/06 - 8:09 am

Joel Brown discusses Bank of America's decision to stop funding the Celebrity Series, started by predecessor FleetBank:

...Both sides make nice with quotes about how important it is for givers and getters to diversify and blah blah. But basically this is the now out-of-town bank yanking major support from an arts series that has been a mainstay. ...

It's another reason to patronize a locally owned bank, Leslie Turek writes.

By tblade - 10/5/06 - 9:33 pm

At the Coolidge Corner Theater today, Eve Ensler of “The Vagina Monologues” fame read from her new book “Insecure at Last: Losing it in our Security Obsessed World”. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review summarizes the new work saying, “Ensler stitches together vignettes from her visits to locales where women are coping with the aftermath of calamities both natural -- the 2004 Sri Lanka tsunami and post-Katrina New Orleans - and man-made - Afghanistan, Kosovo and the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez.”

By adamg - 7/20/06 - 8:08 pm

The WBUR art critic is getting canned; he writes his final 'BUR commentary:

By adamg - 7/14/06 - 1:15 pm

WBUR is firing long-time arts critic Bill Marx and shutting down its arts site, which Marx oversees and which features (featured) reviews, a blog, podcasts and an arts calendar.

No word on what will fill Marx's time. More time for headlines taken from the Globe and Herald?

Via the Bank of America Celebrity Series blog.

By adamg - 5/16/06 - 12:24 pm

Imagine if the Sox always barred reporters from practices, the clubhouse and players. The sports section would be a lot thinner; the writing a lot less interesting. Joel Brown writes that's just what Boston-area arts institutions do, so no wonder they don't get much coverage:

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