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By adamg - 4/8/20 - 3:21 pm

Peter Wilson reports the Boston Pops have cancelled their spring season and that they're still considering whether to perform on July 4th at the Hatch Shell and this summer in Tanglewood.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 11:49 am
Desolate houses left over from the filming of the Patriot

Marc Hurwitz found this post-apocalyptic empty hellscape while wandering around what's left of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station yesterday - fortunately for him, rather than a village decimated by zombies, it turned out to be the recreation of a street in Watertown for that movie where Markie Mark single-handedly solved the Boston Marathon bombings.

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 1:36 pm

Organizers of Boston Calling announced today that they've cancelled the May music festival because of coronavirus: 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 - 3/22/20 - 12:57 pm

First, Neil Diamond is out with a revised version of "Sweet Caroline" for the situation in which we find ourselves: Read more.

By damaskin - 3/21/20 - 9:52 am

I've been watching TV. WHY all the guys seem to be constantly constipated? Especially on CBS.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 3:21 pm
Lonely performer in front of the Quincy Market building

Kevin Wiles, Jr. ran across Joey LeBlanc outside Faneuil Hall today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 8:16 pm

The Somerville and Capitol Theatres announced tonight they're closing until at least April 3 due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 6:18 pm

Big Night Entertainment, which runs 17 clubs, bars and restaurants in Boston and at Foxwoods announced today it's shutting all of them until April 1 due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 10:34 pm
Dropkick Murphys to stream on Tuesday

The Dropkick Murphys are famous for their annual St. Patrick's Day concert. Times like these mean no concerts, of course - unless you do it from a studio and stream it out over the Internet, which is what they'll be doing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook Live.

By Ron Newman - 3/13/20 - 2:52 pm

The Independent Film Festival Boston, scheduled to unspool April 22-29 at the Somerville, Brattle, and Coolidge Corner theatres, will be postponed to unspecified future dates. The theatres themselves remain open for now, and IFFB urges moviegoers to patronize them.

ArtsEmerson, operator of the Cutler Majestic and Paramount theatres, is suspending all of its programming through at least the end of March, including the current show Plata Quemada and the upcoming Parable of the Sower.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 9:04 am

The Record Co. is hoping to distribute grants of up to $200 to Boston-area musicians affected by the shutdown of communal life due to Covid-19.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 10:46 pm

The singer announced today she's cancelling her current tour to help keep fans safe from Covid-19.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 10:03 pm

Introducing: Boston Hand Sanitizer

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 3:09 pm

Peter Wilson reports the BSO is cancelling all performances through March 28, at both Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood because, well, you can guess.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 10:10 am

The company that has a contract to sell Billie Eilish stuff got a court order yesterday that will let it and police go after anybody selling unauthorized merchandise outside the Garden on March 19, when she has a concert scheduled. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 10:25 pm

ACE Comic Con announced tonight it's calling off its convention, which had been scheduled to open March 20 at the South Boston convention center over Covid-19 concerns. The company says it is trying to schedule a new convention sometime this fall.

Some 32,000 attendees had been expected.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 10:06 pm

Carol Downs reports several steps her Bella Luna and Milky Way in Jamaica Plain are taking to to reduce coronavirus concerns at the establishment - which remains open for lunch, dinner and takeout: Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 1:54 pm

With Jordan Hall closed to the public because of cornavirus concerns, Boston Baroque reports it's postponing its March performances of Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons" and "Gloria" to a to-be-determined later date and cancelling it April performances of Handel's "Ariodante."

In a statement, Boston Baroque Executive Director Jennifer Ritvo Hughes said: read more.

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