By - 12/4/18 - 1:30 pm
Davido and TMP

Members of the band that opened for Nigerian singer Davido at the House of Blues on Aug. 31 told the Boston Licensing Board today that the singer's beefy security entourage beat them up and chased them out of the backstage room where they had been enjoying a post-concert snack. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 11:54 pm

The 41st John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) is a special holiday celebration, honoring two master JCMC alumni, Bill Pierce and Stan Strickland, and featuring the 14-piece JCMC Ensemble, with host Eric Jackson. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 5:31 pm
Michael Douglas in Coolidge Corner

Douglas is in town for an award and film discussion at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Hood Will Hunting reports bringing a VHS copy of "Wall Street" in the hopes of getting Kirk's son to sign it - which he did.

By - 11/29/18 - 3:11 pm

The Boston Guardian reports John Henry and Friends will seek city permission for 12 concerts this year at the lyric little bandbox - but say they'll keep them from turning the Fenway neighborhood into an aural hell by requiring the concerts to end at 10:30, having on-hand sound engineers who can lower the volume and maybe installing evening sound-deadening curtains. A licensing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12 at City Hall.

By - 11/25/18 - 4:19 pm
Tuba player near Faneuil Hall

Leslee captured this tuba player near Faneuil Hall yesterday. He was leaving the 2018 Boston Tuba Christmas performance which, yes, featured a pack of tuba players.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:04 pm

Boston Harbor Hotel managers said today they will no longer allow members of the public onto a dock on which it offers live musical performances after an August incident in which a couple fell off the dock into the briny shallow - ironically while dancing to the theme song from the movie "Footloose." Read more.

By - 11/1/18 - 2:22 pm

The Harvard Gazette posts some photos from Tuesday's transformation of the Arnold Arboretum paths from a place to go jogging to a place where Little Women could roll along in horse-drawn carriages.

By - 11/1/18 - 12:53 pm

Henry Wong, who owns the Limelight restaurant and karaoke bar at Boylston and Tremont streets downtown, won approval from one city board this week to open something similar at Harvard and Brighton avenues in Allston. Read more.

By - 10/30/18 - 12:32 pm

The day after announcing that the president of the group that runs the Arisia science-fiction convention had resigned and been barred from the event over a rape and harassment allegation, several members of the group's executive board have resigned as well. Read more.

By - 10/27/18 - 3:24 pm

Vanyaland reports the new square in honor of Billy Ruane will be the corner of Brookline and Green streets, outside of the Middle East and the place where TT the Bear's used to be.

By - 10/25/18 - 10:06 am
Gentrification Game in Uphams Corner

Greg Cook reports on educator and video star Tory Bullock and the Gentrification Game installation he set up for today and tomorrow between 4 and 7 p.m. at Dudley Neighbors, 572 Columbia Road:

One neighborhood is home to a liquor store while the other has a wine emporium. One side has a check cashing business and a torn-down theater, while the other has “an actual bank” and a pristine theater. Bullock asks, “Can you survive in my fictional transitional neighborhood?”

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

David Bates discusses the implications of the Boston Center for the Arts purchase of the Calderwood Pavilion from the BPDA, which had formerly leased it to the center.

By - 10/15/18 - 11:08 am
Black plastic left behind in Blackstone Square fountain

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about the rubber sheeting a film crew (part of Marky Mark's Spenser funky bunch?) left behind Friday night in the Blackstone Square fountain. Also, they tore up the grass.

By - 10/12/18 - 12:25 pm
Romsey Street with fake snow

Seems Marky Mark is back in his old hood, doing a movie in which he really stretches his dramatic wings and plays a gritty gun-toting tough guy with a Boston accent. One of the scenes in the Netflix-sponsored version of a "Spenser: For Hire" story (of course) called for snow. Kaw3589 reports the recreation of winter on Jones Hill this morning was "pretty damn spot on" - look at those space savers and the half-assed shoveling job for that half inch of snow.

By - 10/8/18 - 10:38 am

Kay Hanley has some thoughts about that interchange between Sox pitcher Ryan Brasier and Yankees batter Gary Sanchez in Saturday's game (put those ear buds in first if you're at work):

By - 10/7/18 - 10:40 pm
Honkfest bees

Some bees go honk. Greg Cook took in the annual Honk Festival parade from Somerville to Cambridge today.

By - 10/7/18 - 11:32 am
Dartmouth Street with horses and dirt

Greta Gerwig is filming part of her version of "Little Women" on Dartmouth Street in the Back Bay, and that means covering the asphalt with dirt to recreate 19th-century scenes featuring horses and carriages, as Pilotblock observed this morning.

By - 9/30/18 - 1:17 am
By - 9/15/18 - 8:44 pm
Harpist at Tony's Market in Roslindale

Janna Maria Frohlich played the harp and sang at Tony's Market as part of Roslindale Porch Fest today. Across the neighborhood, on porches, in backyards and at Tony's, people gathered for the annual neighborhood music festival.

Singing jazz with the Patrice Monahan Trio on Orange Street: Read more.

By - 9/6/18 - 3:34 pm


In 1972, Reynolds starred with Raquel Welch and Tom Skerritt as BPD detectives chasing after evil bomber Yul Brynner through Boston streets, the Charlestown el and the Public Garden. Most of the scenes were filmed on location. Read more.