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By adamg - 3/29/23 - 12:47 pm

Update: 2 a.m. closing time approved - for both this place and an Indian place a couple doors down.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Tori Japan, 1110 Boylston St., where Teriyaki House used to be, stay open until 2 a.m. to serve the ravenous needs of nearby college students who think nothing of staying up until all hours. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 2:18 pm
Window poster calling for democracy in China

The window poster that allegedly outraged Xiaolei Wu.


A Chinese guitar player studying at Berklee was scheduled for an appearance in Boston federal court today on a charge of stalking for allegedly threatening the student who posted a poster calling for democracy in China, by saying he had reported that student's family to Chinese authorities and hoping the student would get stuck with a needle by an addict at South Bay and then eaten. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/21 - 8:58 am

Berklee College canceled classes today and is moving classes remaining until Thanksgiving to remote learning due to a spike of Covid-19 cases this week. Read more

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 10:45 am

Berklee College of Music has rented 17 rooms at the Hynes Convention Center for students to use in a socially distanced sort of way for classroom and ensemble use. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 10:59 pm

What the World Needs Now - for Virtual Orchestra

On her way home to Florida from the end of on-campus life this year, Boston Conservatory student Shelbie Rassler came up with the idea of a virtual song, in which several dozen Conservatory and Berklee students videoed themselves playing "What the World Needs Now" and she put it all together in a single video.

H/t Shelley.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 2:40 pm

Berklee announced today it plans "to transition to an online/remote learning mode by Monday, March 23, after spring break," while the New England Conservatory will take a similar step starting March 30.

By adamg - 12/21/19 - 4:31 pm

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Happy Holidays from Berklee)

Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students perform Pedro Osuna's arrangement of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," with vocalist Shalyah Fearing and cellist Nathaniel Taylor.

By adamg - 6/22/16 - 11:15 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a multi-cuisine restaurant called B3 plans to open in the newly opened Berklee tower on Mass. Ave., where the McDonald's used to be. People looking for a quiet spot to eat might want to look elsewhere because B3 "will be a fluid space where food is alive with freshness and flavor and music just happens."

By adamg - 12/21/15 - 5:29 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports.

By adamg - 12/8/15 - 7:15 pm

You've heard of Hawk Technology Systems, right? After all, they hold the patent on displaying videos on a PC and then storing them. Or, at least, they claim they do. Or did, until the patent expired last year. In any case, the company, which has filed 171 patent-infringement lawsuits since 2012 this week sued Berklee College for not paying it royalties for displaying and storing videos. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/15 - 10:47 pm
Chromeo at Boston Calling

Beth went to Boston Calling and saw Chromeo.

Earlier in the day, Mike Ball took in the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, including a performance by Felix Peikli and the Royal Flush Quintet: Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/14 - 7:15 pm
Beantown Jazz Festival procession

Louis Gudema took in the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on Columbus Avenue in the South End today.

By adamg - 9/10/14 - 11:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of the fire-ravaged TC's Lounge on Haviland sell the liquor license to a company that plans a restaurant and music venue in the new Berklee tower on Mass. Ave.

Jeremiah Tracy, manager of the proposed Boston Beats, said he's hoping to recreate the best of the old Wally's - a place where Berklee and other musicians can just drop in for jam sessions as others enjoy a bite to eat and something to drink.

By adamg - 3/27/14 - 10:26 pm

Berklee College of Music Students Sing to Honor Fallen Boston Firefighters - 3/27/14

Brian D'Amico watched Berklee students remember the two fallen firefighters today at the Boylston Street firehouse.

By adamg - 2/28/14 - 5:31 pm

Todd Glaskin asks:

Need a recommendation for a good dinner place tomorrow within walking distance to Berklee Performance Center.

By adamg - 12/19/13 - 8:28 am

XMAS Flash Mob @ the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

By adamg - 10/17/13 - 7:57 pm
Traffic light

An annoyed citizen files a complaint from Mass. Ave. near Berklee:

Could this lamppost have been installed in a less convenient place? Doubtful.

The city agrees, replying:

The boston transportation department is working with the berkeley school of music contractor to relocate this traffic signal which was not approved in the field by btd.

Ed. question: What do local institutions have against pedestrians?

By adamg - 4/11/13 - 12:28 pm

FluteThe flute.

By adamg - 5/18/12 - 12:58 pm

The road will be narrowed to just one lane (and St. Germain will be shut completely) from 7 p.m. tonight through Sunday so that contractors can install a ginormous crane to help build that new Berklee building.

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