Emerson Hospital’s Tom Ruggles Is the Spirit of the Holidays

No one wants to spend the holidays at the hospital. At a time when most look forward to celebrating and relaxing at home with family, it’s […]

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An Emerson College Senior Traveled Across Massachusetts with His Ukulele to Record a Song

The internet has earned its bad reputation. It’s filled with obnoxious trolls, political news you just don’t want to see, and creepy targeted ads to […]

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Backstage Photos from Hanson’s Boston Show

Fans lined up around the block to wait for this sold-out Boston show. Hanson’s latest single “I Was Born” celebrates the band’s positive outlook and optimism, […]

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Backstage Photos from Young the Giant’s Boston Show

Young the Giant. Sameer Gadhia, lead singer of Young the Giant, sings during soundcheck. Equipment cases. Gadhia checks out the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion venue […]

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Backstage Photos from Fitz and the Tantrums’ Boston Show

From left: Jeremy Ruzumna, Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs, John Wicks, James King, and Joe Karnes. Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards) arrives in the green room. James King […]

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Chad Stokes and Brad Corrigan Reflect on Dispatch’s Early Days

The route to Dispatch’s air-conditioned tour bus is a narrow passage that winds between tapestries spread on the lawn, through a sweaty sea of women […]

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Expect More Than 200 Bands at This Year’s Jamaica Plain Porchfest

One-part block party, one-part music festival—Porchfest is a special breed of event, popping up in more than 40 neighborhoods across the United States and Canada. […]

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Fizzle Go the Boston Pops

With sponsors bailing out and CBS signing off, Boston’s most rousing Fourth of July export has fallen off the national stage. After nearly 25 years, does its boy-wonder conductor, once the talk of the town, still have the spark to bring it back to life?

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New Edition Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from BET

With over three decades-and counting in the business, classic R&B group New Edition was honored last night at the BET Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The […]

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Make Music Boston Returns to Give You Free Music

Live free music around the city is but one fun aspect of Boston’s long, hot summer days. But on June 21, local musicians won’t just be […]

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Boston Pops Celebrate the 25th Annual Gospel Night

Ten-time Grammy-winning artist, Cece Winans, will join the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gospel Choir for the 25th annual Boston Pop’s Gospel Night. Winans says she’s […]

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Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Is Back

It’s ba-ack. The Boston Harbor Hotel’s annual Summer in the City series kicks off Thursday, June 8, for its 2017 season. This will be the 19th […]

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Your Guide to Boston Calling’s Hometown Heroes

Sure, you’re excited to see Chance the Rapper, Tool, and Mumford & Sons—the global superstars headlining the three nights of Boston Calling this weekend. But if you want […]

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The BPL’s Hosting Free Concerts in the Courtyard—and They’ll Be Livestreamed

The Boston Public Library announced today its 2017 Concerts in the Courtyard schedule. The program brings musical acts to the central library’s gorgeous courtyard, where twice a […]

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Somerville PorchFest 2017 Is This Weekend

A little rain isn’t going to stop Somerville from one of its most proud traditions: PorchFest! The annual festival features dozens of bands all performing […]