Entertainment

By - 4/20/19 - 9:03 am

The great, golden oldie-but-keeper of a classic movie-musical, West Side Story, will be playing at the Somerville Theatre, in Davis Square, as part of the Somerville Theatre's annual 70mm film Festival, on Friday, May 18th, at 8:00 p. m., and on Saturday, May 19th, at 1:30 p. m.

Since the 70mm festival at the Somerville Theatre will be from May 17th-May 22nd, 2019, there'll also be other prominent classic films in 70mm film as well, such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Dark Crystal, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, to mention a few.

By - 4/18/19 - 5:31 pm

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By - 4/16/19 - 2:26 pm

The Arts Fuse says farewell to David Kleiler, who helped save the Coolidge Corner Theatre, founded the Boston Underground Film Festival and taught at Babson, Emerson and UMass Boston. His son, David Kleiler, Jr., reported the news and reports there will be a marquee ceremony at the Coolidge Corner at 6 p.m. today.

By - 3/30/19 - 11:13 am
Pax East attendees in Boston

Michael Cole is at the annual Pax East convention at the South Boston convention center today.

By - 3/22/19 - 12:04 am

As the old saying goes: You can take the girl out of Boston...but you can't take the Boston out of the girl who is taking a trip outside Boston. Not too long ago I received an email from MassPoetry about its Evening of Inspired Leaders fundraiser event (LMAO @ MASSPOETRY ASKING ME FOR MONEY YEAH AIGHT) happening this Monday, March 25 at 7pm at the Huntington Theatre Company.

By - 3/21/19 - 10:07 pm

Grace Hightower's soon-to-be-ex husband Robert De Niro is kinda going through some sh*t. His "Goodfellas" co-star Ray Liotta got a guest voice spot on "SpongeBob SquarePants" and he didn't. Some deranged former male stripper sent him some very crazy fan mail. Someone buy De Niro a drink...and you can do just that with this Broadway World promotion commemorating A Bronx Tale: The Musical coming to Boston:

By - 3/19/19 - 10:17 am

Fitchburg's own Michael Brodeur is bringing his music project New Dad to Boston and it's going to be a real hoot!

You know Brodeur from his work at such local publications as DigBoston, Boston Phoenix, and currently, the Boston Globe.

And, duh: Brodeur penned that brilliant satirical taxonomy, "Fake Massachusetts Towns", that ran in McSweeney's. The stuff of Massachusetts Memes legend:

By - 2/28/19 - 5:16 pm

The American Repertory Theater reports it will be moving from Cambridge to Allston thanks to a $100-million donation to Harvard to build "a state-of-the-art research and performance center" in Allston - although it will remain in its current home in the Loeb Drama Center for several years. Read more.

By - 2/25/19 - 8:06 pm

Adam Sacks, the guy who'd been raising funds to digitally remove the rat from the ending of "The Departed" got served a big ol' case of cease and desist by Warner Bros. Sacks reports Kickstarter has pulled down his fundraising effort after getting a formal complaint from the movie company under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

By - 2/24/19 - 2:30 pm
Fenway Theater architect's rendering.

Architect's rendering.

The Red Sox last week filed their formal plans for a four-level performing-arts theater behind the Fenway Park outfield that can hold up to 5,400 patrons at once. Read more.

By - 2/22/19 - 11:18 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered the Grand, 25 Northern Ave., to close for two nights because of an incident last fall in which a manager let a table of men finish their drinks even after their server told him one of the men had grabbed her and inserted his finger in her. Read more.

By - 2/20/19 - 1:31 pm
Rat scurries in front of Boston State House

Heavy-handed symbolism or wry comment on how rats are endemic to Beacon Hill?

So this guy who says he really loves "The Departed" is trying to raise $4,000 to buy some equipment an software and hire a digital-effects specialist to digitally remove a rat that scurries across the screen at the end in what he considers too much heavy-handed symbolism for a Scorsese film about human rats. Read more.

By - 2/17/19 - 1:29 pm

Mayo Kaan, born and raised in Revere (he eventually became head lifeguard at Revere Beach), went to his grave in 2002 proclaiming he was the male model on which Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster based the Man of Steel (literally - click the link to see his tombstone). Read more.

By - 2/1/19 - 5:19 pm

Ryan Benharris has gone through the list of concerts at Fenway Park since they started in 2003, and found that out of all 66 concerts, only one has had a black headliner - and that even then, Jay-Z had to share billing with Justin Timberlake. Read more.

By - 1/31/19 - 11:03 pm

City On A Hill (2019) Official Trailer | Kevin Bacon SHOWTIME Series

We can't wait for this new Showtime series, because of its exciting story line involving an intrepid prosecutor going after corrupt, racist cops and hockey-mask-wearing armored-car holdup guys in Charlestown. All those Roslindale-based movies have gotten a bit tiresome, even if, as Jay Kraft notes the chase scenes through the Arboretum are always spectacular.

By - 1/15/19 - 9:31 pm

Mayor Walsh announced tonight that musician William Banfield will be opening a cafe in Dudley Square's Bolling Building that will couple a restaurant with performances that will range from jazz to dance and theater. Read more.

By - 1/2/19 - 10:46 am

NBC Boston rides around with Ryan Cook, an Emerson graduate who earns his money finding and securing sites for movies made in Boston.

By - 12/30/18 - 11:27 pm
Dicky Barrett of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Maria M. took in the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' at their annual Hometown Throwdown at the House of Blues Saturday night, including Dicky Barrett greeting his fans.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.