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By uhrinews - 2/25/20 - 8:06 pm

The present day nation of Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society as a place to send free Black people in an effort to uphold US slavery. Join founder of UHRI & Liberian refugee, Rev. Torli Krua, to:

By adamg - 2/22/20 - 3:09 pm
Furries outside Hermes on Boylston Street

Anusha Cicchetti caught a cavalcade of furries on Boylston Street today, here for the annual Anthro New England convention at the Park Plaza.

The line to get into Hermes, or just a stroll down Boylston Street, actually stretched all the way down the block: Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 9:33 am
Big purple monster eats the Pru

Nobody eats the Pru on my watch!

The Boston Comics Roundtable has turned to Kickstarter to help fund a series of three comic books, titled "Boston Powers" and featuring the superheroes who live among us right here in the Hub of the Universe. And the Cape: Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 11:22 am

The Boston Music Intelligencer reports that the BSO, which had a planned Asian tour canceled over coronavirus fears, will instead play a series of free concerts in the Boston area - with one trip out to Tanglewood. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/20 - 8:30 pm
Horse and pumpkin carriage in the North End

Jared Alves took a look at one of the setups for "Frill," a streaming-Disney prequel to "Cinderella" - in which the North End's North Square was turned into a Christmas scene, complete with snow, as if that could ever happen. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 11:28 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan to use parts of a the upper level of an old movie theater in Fields Corner for dance studios, gallery space and arts classes. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 2:22 pm

Smaht Pahk | 2020 Hyundai Sonata | Hyundai

Featuring a cameo by His Bigness, in an ad they're still going to run during the Super Bowl even though New England's Team didn't make it.

Of course, this is hardly the first commercial to feature English as it is spoken heah: Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 12:04 pm

The Daily Free Press introduces us to Danielle Johnson and her Spark-FM Online Radio, which she hopes to launch in April.

Although the station will focus on urban and Caribbean music, it will also feature talk shows on everything from Boston politics and music culture.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 10:18 am
Cats lady

The movie adaptation of "Cats" was pretty widely panned as an awful waste of time and money. But so awful you want to see it? The Somerville Theatre has started showing the movie late on Friday and Saturday nights, which is the sort of thing that turned "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" from a low-budget film hardly anybody saw on its first release into a cult phenomenon.

But the theater cautions: Read more.

By clodaghdrummey - 1/24/20 - 3:30 pm

The Presentation School Foundation Community Center is excited to launch the Brighton Winter Farmers Market. Read more.

By clodaghdrummey - 1/23/20 - 8:35 pm

We are excited to offer a free Yoga Sculpt Class on Sundays in February and March at PSF Community Center.

Yoga Sculpt is a combination of Yoga, Pilates and Barre and is taught by Theresa Poirier, a nationally certified group exercise instructor through NETA.

To sign up, contact Clodagh Drummey at [email protected] or 617 782 8670. Space is limited! Bring your own mat.

By adamg - 1/23/20 - 5:51 pm

Cambridge Day reports the owner of the Middle East complex in Central Square has put the complex up for sale - but that he hopes whoever buys it will keep the nightclub open.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 3:27 pm

Scape North America, which is planning a 477-unit apartment building on Boylston Street in the Fenway, announced today it's signed a letter of intent with the Theater Offensive to run the 10,000-square-foot, 156-seat black-box theater that will be part of the new building. Read more.

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 - 12/7/19 - 9:19 pm
Free Guy scene set on Franklin Street, with flames, helicopters and missiles

The trailer for "Free Guy," in which Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who begins to realize he's a character in a shoot-em-up video game, dropped today, and it features lots and lots of scenes in downtown Boston (and one under the Zakim in Charlestown) - although oddly it starts with somebody skydiving over what looks like Pittsburgh. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 12:03 pm

Contestant on "The Price is Right" is from Massachusetts. "I bet you have a wicked cool prize for her," Drew Carey said. "Wicked awesome," Johnny the Offscreen Announcer replied, trying his hardest to sound like a Townie or something.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 9:06 am

The Dig interviews the Big Mattress guy in advance of his performance at the Wilbur next week.

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 9:39 am

The BU News Service sounds a klaxon for Tavern of Tales, 1478 Tremont St., which will have rooms dedicated to specific board games, but with sound effects to make them more like video games:

When you play Monopoly, you pass go and collect $200. In our experience you would pass go, collect $200 and you’ll hear the sound of money rolling into your bank account.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 2:28 pm

The owner of a comedy spot in Roslindale shut down a series of stand-up sets last night after, she says, she'd had enough of a string of racist, sexist jokes. Read more.

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