Culture

Cambridge-themed Monopoly Hits Stores for Holidays

Monopoly Unveils First Ever ‘Small City’ U.S. Edition with the Launch of Cambridge Monopoly at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel By Marion McBride CAMBRIDGE – Just in time for the holidays and the upcoming winter months of more social distancing, a Cambridge-themed version of the Monopoly board game that is made by Rhode Island-based Hasbro. The …

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Macy’s kicks off the holiday season with tree lighting and usual fanfare

Good old holiday joy is once again back in Boston. Setting off the merriest of seasons is Macy’s with their annual lighting of their Christmas tree, with a small ceremony to celebrate their iconic tree above Washington Street in Downtown Crossing. Traditionally, the lighting of the tree would happen on ground level and the lighting …

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Of Statues, Stones, & Social-Distancing in the Time of a Pandemic

BOSTON — The world is in a state of upheaval and Boston is no exception. Yet, even with empty streets, businesses closing doors, and people sealing themselves inside as part of the quarantining efforts, Boston is finding a way to maintain its spirit and fun in the face of a greater challenge. Commonwealth Avenue’s colors …

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‘Plata Quemada’ offers a study in high-stakes emotion

Based on a real-life, 1960s, bank heist pulled off by four criminals, the chase by a corrupt law enforcement officer, and the siege where the criminal protagonists make their final stand, Plata Quemada is a play that carries itself on both strong performances and bold direction with its integration of graphic novel elements. It at …

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‘DONKEY SHOW’ ENDS 10-YEAR RUN IN CAMBRIDGE

CAMBRIDGE – After 10 years and tons (probably, literally) of glitter, The Donkey Show will end its run this week at the American Repertory Theater’s Club Oberon on the fringes of Harvard Square. The immersive theatrical experience was part of Artistic Director Diane Paulus’ first season in the “Shakespeare Exploded” festival that also included The …

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TONY AWARDS SPREAD THE LOVE, SHOWCASE VETERANS IN 2019

If there was a Tony Award for best dress worn by a presenter, then actor-director Billy Porter would have taken the prize. His flowing custom-made ballgown (created from the curtain of Broadway’s Kinky Boots) – the show that won him his Tony Award – was just one more bold choice by the star of TV’s …

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Clinton and Albright on the record at Wellesley College

They both attended Wellesley College and they both faced the usual uncertainty of attending college, surrounded by women of note and, in many cases, privileged. Those campus experiences started both on their paths to serving as the United States’ highest diplomatic position, Secretary of State. Madeleine Albright, Wellesley Class of ’59, and Hillary Clinton, who …

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LINDA HOLLIDAY, BILL BELICHICK HONORED BY BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

BOSTON – 500 guests turned out for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation‘s 14th annual Boston Hot Pink Party, which raised more than $2 million for breast cancer research. The BCRF has awarded more than $8 million in grants this year. The swanky gala recognized New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and his girlfriend, Linda Holliday, with the …

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TCL, NICK CANNON AND PITBULL BRING STARPOWER TO SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGO — The owners of TCL Chinese Theatre, known to most as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, are behind San Diego’s newest hot spot, The Theatre Box, a luxury theater, dining and entertainment complex.  And, the new venue was kicked off in grand style, with a private screening of “A Star Is Born,” which recently was …

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What This Young Pop Culture Needs is An Old Soul: An Evening with Charlie Puth

By: Anna Paula Goncalves With pop[ular] culture placing considerable focus on the “marketability” of an artist, most would agree that the misplaced focus has weakened the quality of Pop music and jeopardized the potential of what it can become. It’s no longer solely about the raw “talent” anymore. This can – and to some degree, …

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Images From Past Summer Radio Station Concerts

We asked photographer Steven Tackeff to select some of his favorite images from the summer radio station concerts that are always a tough ticket in Boston, New York and Los Angeles. Steve picked some of his favorites from Kiss 108’s annual concert, including Alanis Morissette, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, and Lenny Kravitz.   …

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