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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THE NEXT DRAFT: Pumpkin beers creep back into the market

SPENCER — The monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey follow a Trappist tradition that dates back to the 17th century.They operate their brewery by the strict standards of the International Trappist Association and produce timeless styles of beer that float above the whims of craft’s fleeting market.But, being in New England, their abbey cloister could not avoid…

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Concert review: Vampire Weekend takes a bite out of Boston

Vampire Weekend loves Boston and judging from Tuesday night’s soldout show at Agganis Arena, Boston loves them right back. A crowd of about 8000 fans, most of them college age or mid-30s and younger, showered the band with affection as Vampire Weekend played its first show in the Hub in six years, and outdid themselves…

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Music: Expect a mix of musical styles from White Denim

The Austin, Texas, rock band White Denim flavors its basic rock ‘n’ roll with a potpourri of other styles, but that’s kind of logical, since their origins came out of a virtual collision of bands. White Denim, which has included tinges of punk-funk, psychedelic, country, heavy metal, and Latin jazz, just released its latest album, “Performance”…

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Meet the Marblehead authors of ‘How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids’ at Spirit of 76 Bookstore

Local authors Lisa Sugarman and Debra Gansenberg will be at the Spirit of 76 Bookstore Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. signing copies of their new book, “How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids and Be Okay With It.Born in an age where society tells every kid they should be the best and…

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Cape Ann Museum exhibit honors 75th anniversary of Virginia Lee Burton’s ‘The Little House’

It’s taken six years and a team of collaborators that stretches from Gloucester to Tokyo. But at last, Virginia Lee Burton’s “Little House” has come home to the North Shore.The Cape Ann Museum is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publication of Burton’s children’s book “The Little House” with an exhibit that will feature drawings,…

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Concert review: Zac Brown Band hits it out the park at Fenway

No matter how many times they demolish the competition on the country music charts, the Zac Brown Band is only nominally a country band, and might more properly be described as the most current incarnation of Southern rock. Even then, their music often betrays folk and, admittedly, old-time country/bluegrass roots with honky tonk rawness, yet…

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Jameson Singers founder ready to retire – again

It may be the trendy question of the future: How many retirements did you have?For Jameson Marvin, retiring from chorale conducting at Harvard 10 years ago clearly was just the first. He went on to found the Jameson Singers that same year, and now retires from that ensemble after their upcoming May 10 performance in…

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Valentine’s Day 2019: Food deals and freebies

There’s nothing wrong with doing Valentine’s Day on a budget.Here are deals and freebies at restaurants across the country in honor of the holiday so you can save your cash.Abuelo’s: Get fajitas for two plus a dessert for $32.99, dine-in only, through Feb. 14.Amazon: Get 15 percent off certain Valentine’s Day candies like Dove chocolates,…

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Pentatonix to perform at DCU Center June 8

WORCESTER — Pentatonix is on the “A” list when it comes to the surge of popularity a cappella singing groups have been enjoying in recent years.”A” for awards, for example (including three Grammy Awards). Also, “A” for arenas, as the group is currently on a world tour taking it to an array of large and prestigious…

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Jazz band pays tribute to Nancy Wilson in Plymouth show

Eastham native Emily Wade Adams said she was just a little stunned and mostly intrigued when her friend and bandmate Justin Flynn loaned her an old record, the 1962 Capitol Records release “Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley” and added a warning. “If you don’t like this album,” said Flynn, “I might have to stop being…

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Music: Son Volt heading to Boston with new album, ‘Union’

From the start, the group Son Volt has explored rock ‘n’ roll’s roots in folk, country and blues music, so in that respect their latest album “Union” is right in line with their particularly sublime blend of Americana. But the latest album is also focused on preserving another cherished tradition of American music, which is…

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OFF THE VINE: Screw caps on wine bottles fuel debate

The debate over the use of screw caps on wine bottles continues to stir emotions among wine lovers. While some see them as rather novel, others have a strong aversion to their use. Since the early ’60s screw caps have gained a rather solid footing in the wine industry and today can be found on…

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Newton’s Highland Jazz series winds down its celebrated run

Highland Jazz, the long-running community-based jazz series that started, appropriate to its name, in Newton Highlands in 1983, and has moved around to various venues, is closing up shop with a final show on March 31 at Newton South High School, its home for the past 15 years. It’ll be a triple headliner concert, with…

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