LISTEN: The Beer For Everyone Project tries a black and blue, other beers

He thinks there’s a beer out there for everyone. She thinks he’s nuts. We’ll find out who’s right in The Beer for Everyone Project. This week, Nicole tries a black and blue and three beers she picked out for herself. Originally posted 2018-11-24 00:02:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Music: Three chances to hear Matt Andersen’s booming vocals

Matt Andersen is kind of a living testament to the basis of rock ‘n’ roll, which is to say the skillful blending of many North American roots music forms into something new and exciting. He’s also a prime example of that old music business standby, the “overnight sensation” who’s been laboring at his craft for…

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Music review: Blues and boogie with ZZ Top in Boston

Two of the most reliable warhorses in the classic rock cavalry charged through Boston’s Rockland Trust Pavilion on Wednesday night, as ZZ Top and Cheap Trick blazed through sets of some of their biggest hits, as well as some surprises, for a crowd of about 4,500 fans. Although the two headliners played nearly equal length sets…

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PREVIEW: Upcoming chamber music season is exciting, accessible

Chamber music society. It sounds expensive just to belong.Fortunately, it’s not an exclusive club. Just accessible and various music, with many concerts tucked away in places you wouldn’t expect.Ashmont Hill Chamber Music (ahchambermusic.org) returns bass-baritone Dashon Burton to open its season Sept. 24. He’s joined by Baroque violinist Julia McKenzie and organist Andrew Sheranian. Here’s…

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OFF THE VINE: Time to stop playing ‘What’s my Wine’

Back in the 1950’s a television game show titled “What’s My Line” featured celebrity panelists questioning contestants in order to determine what exactly they did for a living. An extremely laborious exercise, if you ask me.So, what does all this have to do with wine? Recently I overheard a customer ask a wine store clerk,…

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NORTH SHORE BOOK NOTES: Exploring a brave, new world in ‘The Warehouse’

One of the most appealing things about “The Warehouse,” the new near-future, near-dystopian thriller by Rob Hart, is its familiarity. Rob Hart’s version of the United States is just over the next ridge, a place that’s hotter, drier, lesser, but not really so different. It’s as if you turned a page, fell asleep, and woke…

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Fran Drescher, Katherine McNamara, and More Stars Pay Tribute to Iconic Women in Television

Women have been pushing boundaries in the TV industry for decades. In the early 1950s, Lucille Ball fought for I Love Lucy to depict a multiethnic marriage — and eventual pregnancy — like her own. In […] Originally posted 2019-04-02 00:02:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Report: R. Kelly charged with sexual abuse in Chicago area

R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times.According to the Daily Beast, the charges stem from a video which allegedly shows […] Originally posted 2019-03-07 12:00:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Chatham County Line twangs it up in Fall River

There was mountain music, fiery banjo, and rapid-fire mandolin lines ringing out through the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River on Saturday night as Chatham County Line concluded the New England swing of its current tour.The Raleigh, North Carolina quartet was also celebrating the release last week of its latest album, “Sharing the…

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Just the two of us

Fabiola Mendez’s fingers moved agilely and rapidly along the strings of her cuatro playing a happy folk song from her native Puerto Rico.It was just the two of us in a small office, seated directly across from each other. Strangers forced into an intimate setting.The music starts. My eyes are transfixed as I’m instantly drawn…

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Seen behind the scenes at NSMT’s ‘Jersey Boys’

The musical, “Jersey Boys,” tracks the rise, adult troubles and split of the Four Seasons to the group’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.Here’s what some of the cast and people behind the show look like in real life.The show runs through Sept. 1. Originally posted 2019-08-09 00:06:06. Republished by Blog Post…

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REVIEW: Mott the Hoople ’74 rocks Boston

The fact that there’s plenty of musical fire left in Ian Hunter comes as no surprise to rock fans who’ve followed the singer’s career over the past decade or so, but the revelation that his cohorts from the 1974 edition of Mott the Hoople are also willing and determined to kick out the jams was…

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