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The Interview: Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block

Boy-band fans of a certain age may know Joey McIntyre as the youngest member of New Kids on the Block, but in the years since […]

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Boston’s Biggest New Concert Venue Now Has a Very Boston Name

Although the past year saw the heartbreaking closure of a number of Boston music venues, there may be a glimmer of hope at the end […]

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Please, PLEASE Stop Changing the Name of the Waterfront Pavilion Concert Venue

Last week, Vanyaland reported that the concert venue down on the waterfront—you know the one, it gets lovely breezes in the summer—had changed its name. […]

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Meet the Boston Musician Who Has Performed Every Single Night of the Pandemic

Where were you, one year ago this month, when the pandemic shutdown first shook up your life? Chelsea, Mass. musician Adam Ezra was logging on […]

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An Oral History of Wally’s Café

When Wally’s Paradise opened its doors in 1947, it wasn’t just serving up stiff drinks and smokin’ jazz to patrons—it was making history. After all, […]

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Q&A: Candace McDuffie on 50 Rappers Who Changed the World

If you’ve read much about Boston’s thriving hip hop scene, there’s a good chance you’ve read a story by Candace McDuffie. The Brighton-based journalist (and […]

City Life

Great Scott May Live on in a New Spot: The Old Regina Pizzeria in Allston

Update: Lavin has officially signed a letter of intent to move Great Scott to the building. The crowdfunding campaign wrapped up on September 30, with more […]

City Life

Crowdfunding Can Save Boston’s Beloved Businesses—Until It Can’t

It was like something out of an inspiring movie: Historic Allston rock club Great Scott, like so many small businesses during the pandemic, was out […]

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My Life in the Age of COVID: Camp Blood

As the COVID-19 pandemic upends every aspect of Boston life, we’re checking in with some local residents to learn how they’re processing our new normal. […]

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Boston Calling 2020 Is Officially Canceled

It was gonna be a hell of a show this year. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wipe out gatherings large and small across […]

City Life

Is the BSO Ready for a New Tune?

A number of years ago, I was co-chairing a fundraiser for a large local nonprofit. It was a seated black-tie dinner in a hotel ballroom, […]

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Confirmed: Rage Against the Machine Is on the 2020 Boston Calling Lineup

The dream of the ’90s is alive at Boston Calling. At least that’s the case when it comes to the festival’s 2020 headliners, who are […]

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Boston Symphony Conductor Andris Nelsons on Why Symphony Hall Tops Lists of the World’s Be st Classical Music Venues

Ever since he made his electrifying Boston Symphony Orchestra debut in 2011 conducting Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 9, Andris Nelsons has captivated audiences at Symphony […]

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Over a Decade, Hip Hop Claimed a Hard-Won Seat at the Table in Boston

Boston’s relationship with hip hop has always been a tenuous one–and it’s not due to lack of talent. From Gang Starr to Akrobatik, the city […]

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The Definitive Mom-Approved Guide to Taking Your Toddler to the Holiday Pops

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! From watching the “Big Tree” lighting in Faneuil Hall to ice skating at Frog Pond, Bostonians of […]