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By adamg - 9/18/20 - 11:55 pm

Vanyaland reports the latest on the saga of the shuttered music space whose manager refused to let it die.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 1:53 pm

The Nubian Summer Drive-In, which officially launches tonight, will show movies through October on a 40-foot-screen at the former Bartlett Yard bus yard at 2565 Washington St. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 9:52 am

WBUR reports on the plight of street performers when hardly anybody's on the street.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 4:26 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Bull McCabe's in Union Square has been knocked out of commission.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 10:20 am

Layoff notices went out yesterday, according to one of the workers, Tammy Lynch, who has started a GoFundMe page to help her colleagues.

Many of those laid off have had very little time and ability to develop any savings, and they face uncertain futures, particularly regarding health insurance.

By adamg - 8/18/20 - 4:46 pm

Vanyaland reports the people who tried to raise money to convince Great Scott's Comm. Ave. landlords to let them re-open are negotiating with the owners of the former train depot turned sports bar turned pizza place turned empty shell at the other end of Harvard Avenue.

By adamg - 7/19/20 - 7:25 pm

Word is spreading like wildfire through the local bluegrass and poetry communities that the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge is closing for good. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/20 - 4:47 pm

Although Gov. Baker gave the go-ahead for movie theaters to begin re-opening this week (next week in Boston and Somerville), operators of the Somerville Theatre and the Capitol Theatre in Arlington say they will remain closed. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 11:04 am

Cambridge Day reports on plans for a pop-up to be called Starlight Square that will, among other things, let local performance spaces hold outdoor performances now that their indoor facilities are shut due to Covid-19.

By adamg - 7/2/20 - 10:18 am
Old Neponset Drive-in in Dorchester

Outdoor movies in Dorchester in 1984 (now John Paul II Park). From the Library of Congress.

Update: All the showings are already full.

Boston yesterday announced a series of drive-in movies for July, marking a temporary return of the art form to a city that once had at least three drive-ins (Dorchester, West Roxbury and East Boston). Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/20 - 10:11 am

Arnie Woo Woo Ginsburg

Arnie "Woo Woo" Ginsburg, who introduced both radio and video generations of Bostonians to the hottest platters that matter, has died. He was 93. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 5:13 pm
Kids at Herter Park

Some of the kids. Photo by Carrie Belle Isle.

Around 4:45 p.m., a roving UHub correspondent reported something odd in the parking lot of Herter Park along the Charles in Allston: Lots and lots of teens on cars. Yes, on them, not in them. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 3:36 pm

ImprovBoston announced today it is suspending its operations - including online performances - until at least January and that all of its staffers are taking a furlough until then, due to Covid-19 issues. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 7:55 pm
Bella Luna logo

Bella Luna Restaurant and Milkyway Lounge, which survived a traumatic move from Hyde Square to the Brewery complex, couldn't beat Covid-19: It announced today it's shutting for good because the very nature of its business - a social gathering place - is now untenable due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/20 - 8:53 pm

WBZ-TV announced tonight it's put the Andelman brothers' restaurant show "on hiatus" as it ponders co-host Dave Andelman's inability to stop ranting about Black Lives Matters on his Facebook page for at least ten days, and whether his apology yesterday was sincere. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/20 - 10:33 pm

Some of the BLM stylings of Dave Andelman.

Update: WBZ takes the Phantom Gourmet off the air, at least temporarily.

After people began besieging WBZ, which airs "The Phantom Gourmet," with complaints, Dave Andelman tonight apologized for a making "a mistake" - a series of Facebook posts over the past ten days taking issue with Black Lives Matter protests and vigils. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 6/12/20 - 8:08 pm

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company does not want its audience to emulate Demitrius, who told Helena, "I am sick when I do look on thee." So there will be no midsummer night's Tempest on the Common this year.

Full statement from the company

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 10:05 am

Boston Restaurant Talk considers how the governor's current re-opening plan could mean clubs - and bars not attached to restaurants - might not be allowed to open until sometime in 2021, or even later, because they're in "phase 4," which requires development of a vaccine or treatments that doctors, as opposed to certain politicians, declare effective. How long can clubs hold out?

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 12:50 pm

The annual fair in August won't be held this year for Covid-19 reasons. Read more.

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