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My Grandfather introduced me to Gilbert and Sullivan, and in fact, “A Modern Major General” from Pirates of Penzance was one of his favorite patter songs (a patter song is sort of like the nineteenth century version of a rap song with lots of fast-moving lyrics and puns). Well, Grandpa might not have enjoyed […]
Thousands of people swarm to the Hatch Shell each July for an annual concert by the Boston Pops Orchestra, but Fourth of July is far from your only opportunity to catch this world-famous orchestra. In fact, the Pops have dozens of concerts scheduled between now and Independence Day. And if you haven’t already been inside Symphony Hall, then that in itself is practically worth the price of admission.
Free is a word everyone seems to seek out these days. And Radio 92.9 (formerly WBOS) has been kind enough to provide the good people of Boston with this free concert going on 16 years now.
Sponsored by Whole Foods Market (a personal favorite of mine – their free sample selection is phenomenal), the concert being held this Saturday May 30th, focuses on all things green with a special emphasis on community involvement.
Last week, I discussed some of Boston’s best art museums, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Many of these museums are a fun activity for older kids, but this week, I’m continuing the museum theme (after all, it’s still May, which means it’s still […]
In honor of May being National Museum Month, I thought I’d share some of Boston’s best art museums. From the ancient to the avant-garde and everything in between, Boston has plenty to offer art buffs of all stripes. Here are some of my favorites. 1. Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) – The MFA is Boston’s major […]
Before the lights dim and band plays its first chord, there’s an unusual sense of energy and anticipation in Boston’s Colonial Theatre. For one thing, I’m used to being one of only a handful of people under the age of 50. Not so today. In fact, most of the theatre milling around the lobby or flipping through the playbill around me appear to be in their teens or early twenties, which is a welcome change.
There are many reasons to be proud of the music and musicians that have originated from Boston. Perhaps one of the best home-grown guilty pleasures is the J. Geils Band. Personally, “Centerfold” and “Freeze Frame” were two personal favorites of the just-been-born (what’s-a-music-video?) MTV era. When the tunes come on the “we play everything” radio station, I still crank it up and roll down the windows in the car. For others, the J. Geils of the 70’s is the true Boston grit rock. Either way, the boys still rock.