Aug.. 25 Tanglewood gala tops off a season of concerts honoring Leonard Bernstein

The Boston Symphony Orchestra will conclude its season-long centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein on Aug. 25, the Lawrence native’s 100th birthday, with a gala concert at Tanglewood, where the legendary composer and conductor’s influence continues to be felt to this day.A protégé of Tanglewood founder Serge Koussevitzky, the BSO’s music director from 1924 to 1949,…

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Music: Weymouth’s Jay Psaros to share stage with Foreigner

Maybe we can re-work the old tune: How we gonna keep him doing open mikes in Cohasset now that he’s seen Cotillion, Nebraska? Weymouth’s Jay Psaros has always been a man in a hurry, professionally speaking, performing as many gigs in as many places as was humanly possible. And then some, you might say, as the…

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THE BEER NUT: Lord Hobo to open taproom this week, Smuttynose gets hazy

Boom! It’s almost time to get some Boomsauce on draft at the source.Lord Hobo Brewing Company founder Daniel Lanigan announced that Lord Hobo Brewing Company is expected to reopen its 5 Draper St., Woburn, taproom this week after a major renovation.The new taproom will have seating for more than 150 people, and will serve food…

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SYMKUS: Woodstock turns 50 and I remember (almost) all of it

Cutline: Me, my uncollected tickets, and a brochure from Walter Dyer Leather. [Courtesy photo/Lisa Becker]EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an updated version of a story Ed Symkus wrote in 1994, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Woodstock.By the time I got to Woodstock in the summer of 1969, Route 17B in the Catskills was clogged, the Friday…

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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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NORTH SHORE BOOK NOTES: ‘Perfect Son’ is perfect summer thriller

British author Lauren North’s debut novel, a thriller titled “The Perfect Son,” is 368 pages of nervous anxiety packed between two covers. Right off the bat a young mother, Tess, wakes up in a hospital bed, greeted by searing pain. Despite the heavy duty painkillers, she knows that the reason for her pain is a…

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Valentine’s Day 2019: These are the most romantic restaurants in the country

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Looking for somewhere nice to take your special someone?Yelp just released its list of the top 100 most romantic restaurants across the country.To compile the list, Yelp searched restaurants on its website with a large number of reviews mentioning phrases like “romantic,” “Valentine’s Day” and “date night” and then…

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The Next Draft: Enjoy our beer, don’t steal our glass

I have acknowledged a dark truth about my many visits to breweries around the state. At some point, unwittingly, I’ve been a party to one of the most common crimes in craft beer: glassware theft.Friends tell me they have stolen glasses, even from their favorite breweries. They store them on their shelves — the theft…

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Folk and blues legend Chris Smither to perform in Plymouth

Chris Smither sings and plays the acoustic blues better than almost anyone ever has, embodying the way the music is ultimately about triumphing over travails, persevering through troubles, and, not infrequently, having a good time as you walk, or occasionally stumble, through life. Smither was born in Miami but mostly grew up in New Orleans, where…

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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. […] Originally posted…

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Review: Seymour Hersh turns his pen on his own life in entertaining memoir

From the infamous My Lai massacre in Southeast Asia to Watergate. From Jack Kennedy’s administration to the demise of Osama bin Laden. Seymour M. Hersh has uncompromisingly witnessed these and other signal occurrences. Originally posted 2018-08-21 19:22:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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