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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 […]

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Here’s Our First Look Inside Fenway’s Planned MGM Music Hall

Introducing: The MGM Music Hall. That’s the name the developers have given to the brand-new music venue planned for the triangle-shaped plot of land next […]

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Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Headline Boston Calling 2020

Surprise! The folks at Boston Calling are announcing today that they’ve picked two of the three headliners for the festival when it returns in 2020: […]

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Are We Entering a New Golden Age of Live Music in Boston?

The Sunday before Thanksgiving might seem like a prime opportunity to rest up before cramming a year’s worth of family into one night. But thousands […]