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Casino gambling has not increased Mass. social ills, study finds

Casino gambling has not increased Mass. social ills, study finds

Players gambled at the slot machines in the Plainridge Park Casino. So far, casino gambling in Massachusetts has not significantly affected the state’s social and economic landscape, according to the latest findings from a research team led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. “There is little evidence of marked socioeconomic changes to date in Massachusetts that can be attributed to gambling,” the new report concludes. The report is part of a long-term study, called the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts, being contracted by the state. The report examined the effects of Plainridge Park Casino, a slots […]

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Five things to do around Boston, Dec. 10-16

Five things to do around Boston, Dec. 10-16

From The Lane Collection, © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston The work of nature photographer Ansel Adams will be featured in an exhibit opening at the MFA on Thursday. Above: Adams’s Clearing Winter Storm, taken at Yosemite National Park about 1937. Opening Thursday 1,000 Words View the work of iconic nature photographer Ansel Adams (1902-84) alongside images that inspired him and ones that reflect his influence in Ansel Adams in Our Time, at the Museum of Fine Arts. Compare prints including national park landscapes and aerial shots with work by 19th-century government […]

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Watch a behind the scenes video of the Boston Music Awards’ 617Sessions

Watch a behind the scenes video of the Boston Music Awards’ 617Sessions

Back in September the Boston Music Awards unveiled the Sound of Our Town compilation , a result of its year-long 617Sessions series that brought emerging bands and artists into the studio to record new music. At that point, public voting opening alongside the full list of 2018 BMAs nominees to determine a “winner” among its 10 participants, a varied cast that reflected the eclectic style and sound of the city’s current music scene. While that winner will be unveiled Wednesday at the Boston Music Awards’ party at The House of Blues , the organization today pulled back the curtain […]

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The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker” is at the Emerson Colonial Theatre Dec. 15-16. MUSIC Pop & Rock KIMBRA This Kiwi is still a presence on safe-for-work radio stations thanks to her cameo on Gotye’s fluke hit “Somebody That I Used to Know,” but she’s even better on her own: Her 2018 album “Primal Heart” frames her lithe voice in genre-agnostic, sprawling gems, some of which get stripped to their bones on her recent EP “Songs From Primal Heart: Reimagined.” With shape-shifting electro-soul visionary DAWN, whose forthcoming full-length “New Breed” looks back on her journey from New Orleans to pop’s vanguard. […]

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Ax-throwing bar opening in Somerville’s Union Square

Ax-throwing bar opening in Somerville’s Union Square

BOSTON (WHDH) – A bar bringing the sport of ax throwing near the City of Boston will open Friday. Urban Axes located at 2 Union Square in Somerville will offer walk-in hours starting at 5 p.m. The bar, which sells beer and wine, gives city folks the opportunity to enjoy a sport that is typically played outside in the woods. Guests compete by throwing 1.5-pound axes and earn points based on where it lands on a target. The company offers group bookings, eight-week leagues and walk-ins for $25 an hour. (Copyright (c) 2018 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This […]

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12 Fun Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Photo by Getty Images Need some help planning for your days off? You’ve come to the right place. From Santa runs to a new axe-tossing bar, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend. 12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend FOOD & DRINKS Things to do in Boston this weekend: Aeronaut Brewing Co. Boston indie rockers The Lights Out has teamed up with Aeronaut for another album and beer can release. Stop by on Saturday to hear a special acoustic performance while sipping on the new X-Ray Night Vision, which comes with Spotify […]

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Holiday Lights of Boston

Holiday Lights of Boston

When: 8:30p Where: Boston Public Garden 4 Charles Street Boston, MA 02116 Admission: $80 Categories: Kid Friendly, Meetup, University Event website: https://www.bluehourboston.com/holiday-boston?fbclid=IwAR1_boyqZii_q7zfR5OcyIKYRphC-BZVQhwocU0sILmjxQuMr073Z7Edq4Y#!event-register/2018/12/6/holiday-lights-of-boston Sunday, December 9th has been added to our list of dates. —- Boston is a beautiful city to photograph any time of year, but is especially beautiful during the holiday season. Join us and visit areas that really sparkle. Join David for an afternoon and evening workshop in the heart of Boston. Learn how to make the best compositions, try your hand at night photography and learn how to capture holiday lights set against Boston’s historic architecture. […]

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Boston Seeking Ideas To Brighten City During Winter Months

Boston Seeking Ideas To Brighten City During Winter Months

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is trying to make the city a little less foreboding during the dark, frigid months of winter. The city has begun accepting proposals for a competition dubbed “Play Around The Snowy City” which seeks ideas for projects designed to make Boston’s public spaces more fun and inviting during the coldest season of the year. Boston Public Garden in January 2011 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Organizers said applicants will be encouraged to submit projects that “reduce stress, build lifelong learning skills, and support responsive relationships.” Two projects will be selected. Each project must be temporary, be […]

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Boch Center kicks off 15th season supporting Globe Santa

Boch Center kicks off 15th season supporting Globe Santa

From left, Globe Santa appeared with Josiah A. Spaulding Jr., president and chief executive of the Boch Center (center), the Grinch, and Cindy Lou Who. Holiday celebrations are built around traditions, and looking out for those less fortunate has become a cherished part of the holiday season for many who celebrate. That’s true at the Boch Center, the nonprofit institution that operates the historic Wang and Shubert theatres, which just kicked off its 15th year of supporting the Globe Santa program by opening its doors to volunteers during its holiday productions and donating a portion of ticket sales. “We […]

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Boston Ballet Aims To Develop Women Choreographers In Male Dominated Art Form

Boston Ballet Aims To Develop Women Choreographers In Male Dominated Art Form

closemore Lia Cirio leads rehearsals on her new piece of choreography “Sta(i)r(e)s” (Courtesy Brooke Trisolini and Boston Ballet) At a recent evening practice, Boston Ballet principal dancer Lia Cirio directed a group of fellow dancers. She stood at the front of the room — a notebook in hand and determination on her face — and skimmed through notes she took during the last practice to fine-tune a performance. Then she set down the notebook and talked with the dancers, complimenting them and at times correcting their motions. Cirio has been with the company since 2003 and this fall choreographed […]

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