Entertainment

By - 2/1/19 - 5:19 pm

Ryan Benharris has gone through the list of concerts at Fenway Park since they started in 2003, and found that out of all 66 concerts, only one has had a black headliner - and that even then, Jay-Z had to share billing with Justin Timberlake. Read more.

By - 1/31/19 - 11:03 pm

City On A Hill (2019) Official Trailer | Kevin Bacon SHOWTIME Series

We can't wait for this new Showtime series, because of its exciting story line involving an intrepid prosecutor going after corrupt, racist cops and hockey-mask-wearing armored-car holdup guys in Charlestown. All those Roslindale-based movies have gotten a bit tiresome, even if, as Jay Kraft notes the chase scenes through the Arboretum are always spectacular.

By - 1/15/19 - 9:31 pm

Mayor Walsh announced tonight that musician William Banfield will be opening a cafe in Dudley Square's Bolling Building that will couple a restaurant with performances that will range from jazz to dance and theater. Read more.

By - 1/2/19 - 10:46 am

NBC Boston rides around with Ryan Cook, an Emerson graduate who earns his money finding and securing sites for movies made in Boston.

By - 12/30/18 - 11:27 pm
Dicky Barrett of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Maria M. took in the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' at their annual Hometown Throwdown at the House of Blues Saturday night, including Dicky Barrett greeting his fans.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/19/18 - 9:08 am

The mayor's office reports GrubStreet, which offers creative-writing classes, has been awarded space in a Fan Pier luxury condo building to create "a literary destination with year-round programming." Read more.

By - 12/17/18 - 7:45 pm
Keytar Bear in the subway

David Weininger caught Keytar Bear in his Christmas finest at Park Street at rush hour.

Maria M., meanwhile, caught him upstairs at Downtown Crossing a couple of nights ago.

By - 12/16/18 - 2:52 pm

WMFO, 91.5 FM in Medford, played two straight hours of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" this morning - including the versions by Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel and Michael Buble and Miss Piggy.

H/t Ron Newman for noticing, since here at UHub World Headquarters, we get WMLN in Milton on 91.5.

By - 12/13/18 - 10:02 pm

Revolution Axe Throwing has started hiring axe throwing coaches for its axe throwing venue on Norman Street in Everett's Fermentation District (of course Everett has a Fermentation District). Good news: "No axe throwing experience necessary."

Just last week, Urban Axes, which lets you get both your axe and your drink on, opened in Somerville.

By - 12/13/18 - 9:43 am

Billy West Christmas in Kenmore Square WBCN Audio Master courtesy of Tom Sandman Billy & Tom

From the WBCN oldies collection.

H/t Gary C.

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 - 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.