The Next Draft: Coffee, beer on menu at local breweries

WORCESTER — Most everything about Redemption Rock Brewing Co.’s barroom, from the warm lighting to the soft couches, makes you think of a coffee shop, not a brewery. Then there’s the bar, where you’ll find a coffee grinder, drip coffee machine and porcelain tap for cold brew, along with mugs and beans from local roaster Acoustic…

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National Pizza Day 2019: The best pizza deals and freebies

The most delicious holiday of the year is Feb. 9: National Pizza Day.According to Offers.com, the most popular pizza topping in the country is (duh) pepperoni, followed by sausage, mushrooms and extra cheese, and about 83 percent of Americans buy pizza every month.To celebrate, here are restaurant deals for the holiday.Chuck E. […]

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Here’s how you can get a free Wendy’s Baconator this week

It’s not a free lunch, but it’s a start: now through next Monday (Feb. 4), Wendy’s is offering a free Baconator sandwich and free delivery with $10 purchase through DoorDash.In announcing the promotion, Ohio-based Wendy’s — which has become known for sassy social-media posts — tweaked McDonald’s for recently announcing a “bacon Happy Hour” to promote…

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Music: Get ready to devour the Flesh Eaters

The Flesh Eaters were originally formed as an act of friendship, and sort of “a busman’s holiday” for the musicians involved way back in 1977. All these years and many lineup changes later, that’s still the unifying principle of the legendary Los Angeles punk-roots-rockers.The Flesh Eaters have reunited their classic 1982 lineup and released their…

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Music series brings opera, musical theater to Milton

 When 10 accomplished opera singers perform “Sing for Their Supper,” the concert will nourish the soul and indirectly feed the body. The concert of light opera and musical theater songs will raise money to help people with food and financial needs. “It’s always struck me how generous people in the musical community are,” said Tim Steele,…

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SOUNDS: Singer-pianist Patricia Barber celebrates a new album at Scullers

Pianist-vocalist Patricia Barber, who will be fronting her trio at a CD release show for her new album “Higher” at Scullers on March 15, had to make a few musical decisions when she was growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the 1960s. Her parents made sure that their home was filled with music:…

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Danvers High School a cappella group, Falconize, looking forward to Festival Disney

High school student Mike Mahoney rushed into the Danvers High School chorus room to help his fellow Falcons warm up while led by Choral Director Alexander Grover. There may have only been a few members present, but Falconize will clearly be a group that has earned their spot at the 15th annual Festival Disney held…

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5 things to know about the ‘Leaving Neverland’ doc detailing Michael Jackson abuse allegations

The four-hour HBO documentary detailing accusations of sexual abuse against the late pop singer Michael Jackson aired Sunday and Monday night.”Leaving Neverland” premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January, reigniting the conversation about the King of Pop’s alleged behavior with underage boys. Jackson has been accused of child sexual abuse multiple times, including an accusation…

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Music: Americana sound rings true for Lola Kirke in cross-country tour

Lola Kirke grew up as the daughter of famous, successful parents, and she’s already carved out her own lustrous career acting in both films and TV. But this winter Kirke is driving cross-country in a van and playing small venue shows like any other struggling musician, and as far as she’s concerned that’s bliss.Kirke, 28,…

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James McMurtry talks redneck relatives, cruise ships and a ‘hell of a learning curve’

James McMurtry fascinates me.He gives off an old stoic vibe, Gen X American Gothic.I discovered him a few years back with the brilliant “Choctaw Bingo” — do yourself a favor and YouTube it — and was hooked.McMurtry is writing about Woody Guthrie’s America in the 21st century, but with Townes Van Zandt’s attitude and John…

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