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5 things to do in Boston this weekend

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Mystic Inscho (left) and Merritt David Janes in “School of Rock.” Fans of the feel-good 2003 Jack Black film “School of Rock” will want to check out Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical version at the Boston Opera House, where it is running through Feb. 24. Merritt David Janes, who grew up in Vermont, performs the lead role of Dewey, the slacker guitarist turned substitute teacher played by Black in the film. (Now through Sunday, Feb. 24, at various times; Boston Opera House , Boston; $40-$175; all ages) If you didn’t manage to get tickets to “Hamilton” when it was in […]

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Best of Boston Comedy

Best of Boston Comedy

CCANH/Courtesy The Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord is giving out giggles to cure those winter Blues tonight. See the Best of Boston Comedy on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19-$23. If there is one cure for cabin fever it’s definitely laughter. The Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord knows this. Bring on the Boston comedians and you’ll be giggling like a kid with these acts of funny. Kevin Lee is an amazing juggling, fire and sword-swallowing, physical comedian. Lee has widely appeared on TV, including “Showtime at the Apollo,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” and Jamie […]

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Hoot and Holler

Hoot and Holler

When: Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 12:00a Where: Atwood’s Tavern 877 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02141 Admission: $8 Categories: Music Event website: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4032699 Hoot and Holler are the sum of two parts: guitarist Mark Kilianski and fiddler Amy Alvey. Each are songwriters dedicated to honing their craft, both equally influenced by wordsmiths like Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt as they are to authentic mountain musicians like Roscoe Holcomb and Ola Belle Reed. After spending the better part of 2016 living in a camper van while playing shows across the country, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home. www.hootandhollermusic.com […]

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For vacation week, skip the school books

For vacation week, skip the school books

It’s Presidents’ Day and school vacation week, and if you’re not dragging your young ones from car lot to car lot hoping to score a good deal, consider taking them somewhere else for fun. (Let’s be honest: Shopping for a car is not an enjoyable experience.) In Salem , the House of the Seven Gables (photo above), at 115 Derby St., has activities for children this week through Sunday , including “Constructing History” workshops that experiment with historic construction techniques using popular building toys. Workshops run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours for children and students are free […]

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President’s Day Family Activities to Do in Boston

President’s Day Family Activities to Do in Boston

Things to Do in the Snow If you don’t want to stay indoors, here are some things for you to do in the snow. The Frog Pond here in Boston is a great place to spend a snowy day off. Starting today, they are offering free ice skating to the public. The free admission does include skates. The Frog Pond opens at 10 a.m. today and tickets are on a first come first serve basis. You are also right by the Freedom Trail if you’re up for a walk today. If you’re looking for indoor options, here are some […]

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The Cashmans Launch Pre-Release Campaign for National Release of ‘City of God’

The Cashmans Launch Pre-Release Campaign for National Release of ‘City of God’

The Cashmans Evangelistic husband and wife singer/songwriter duo, The Cashmans, are thrilled to announce a special pre-release campaign for the long awaited national release of their CD, City of God . The project is slated to impact retail March 1, 2019, from CLG Distribution, and will be available digitally from major online retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, at an MSRP of $9.99. But from February 15-28, 2019, fans can download the full digital album at a special pre-release price of just $5.99 through a special arrangement with iTunes. Click this link to take advantage of this special […]

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Spin the best beats of Boston

Spin the best beats of Boston

Carissa Johnson (publicity photo) Grammy music not doing it for you? Tired of today’s anemic Top 40? You need to get local with this playlist of Boston’s best artists of now and an unearthed rarity from decades ago. “Something Good,” Carissa Johnson After a couple of big years with wins at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble and Boston Music Awards, Carissa Johnson should be entitled to a flop. Instead, she doubles down on her finely crafted blend of punk, power pop and indie rock. On her new single “Something Good” (out Friday), a wash of guitars and cracking drums […]

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Yoko Shimomura to Attend Anime Boston 2019

Yoko Shimomura to Attend Anime Boston 2019

Earlier today, Anime Boston announced that composer Yoko Shimomura will attend their 2019 convention as a guest of honor. Shimomura is the first Japanese guest confirmed for the con, and joins four North American guests: Billy Kametz Greg Ayres Michelle Ruff Tara Sands Shimomura previously attended Anime Boston 2015. Yoko Shimomura has been active in the entertainment industry since 1988. She began her career at Capcom, where she scored tracks for numerous iconic titles, including Street Fighter II , Breath of Fire , and The King of Dragons , and Code Name: Viper . She left Capcom to join […]

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What’s the Best Boston Movie of All Time?

What’s the Best Boston Movie of All Time?

Movies Not including the many crime-related contenders. Welcome to “One Last Question,” a series where research editor Matthew Reed Baker tackles your most Bostonian conundrums. Have a question? Email him at [email protected] . Courtesy photo Question: Recently I got into yet another debate with my friends over the best Boston movie of all time, and it struck me that most of our contenders involve the Irish mob or a bank heist or some other scenario where people get killed. Instead of those, what’s the best non-crime-related Boston film? —J.S., Allston Answer: Just in time for the Oscars, J.S., I’m […]

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SideTrack: Revs, Wiz Khalifa … and more

SideTrack: Revs, Wiz Khalifa … and more

FEBRUARY 13, 2019: TV anchor Maria Stephanos, New England Patriot Matthew Slater, former New England Patriot Jarvis Green and Mass Restaurant Association’s Bob Luz are celebrity judges from the 12th Annual Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational. Courtesy of Image Unlimited Communications. PLAYING THE FIELD: The New England Revolution recently rolled up to Gillette Stadium and they were there for the right reasons: to shoot a special parody video of “The Bachelor” in celebration of Valentine’s Day. To start off what is hopefully not the most dramatic season yet, a few players from our local roster — specifically Matt Turner , […]

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