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The acoustic vortex behind Lizzy McAlpine’s ‘Older’

The acoustic vortex behind Lizzy McAlpine’s ‘Older’

April 10, 2024

Lizzy McAlpine's latest album, “Older,” released on April 5, is a mesmerizing collection of ballads intertwined with irresistible sing-along adlibs....

One of the last exhibits in the WNDR Museum, titled We Are All Artists (If Only We Knew?) by Brad Keywell. The exhibit reminds visitors that they are all artists, creators, and visionaries in their own unique ways. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

WNDR museum cultivates interactive exhibits at Downtown Crossing location

April 10, 2024

The WNDR Museum, one of Boston’s newest attractions, cultivates visitors’ sense of wonder and imagination through a series of interactive and immersive...

Sampha’s ‘Lahai’ tour transcends Roadrunner

Sampha’s ‘Lahai’ tour transcends Roadrunner

April 10, 2024

British alternative R&B singer-producer-instrumentalist Sampha graced Boston with his presence on April 2 at Roadrunner Boston and serenaded the crowd...

Anime Boston 2024

Thousands of anime fans flood the Hynes for Anime Boston 2024

April 3, 2024
If anyone is wondering why there have been some interesting outfits on the Green Line this past weekend, it’s because Anime Boston 2024 occurred at the Hynes Convention Center from March 29 to 31.
Emerson alumni class of ‘95 Laura Warrell

Author Laura Warrell ’95 explores jazz and loss of love with ‘Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm’

April 3, 2024
On April 2, author and Emerson alumni class of ‘95 Laura Warrell visited Emerson College for a Q&A and public reading of her debut novel, “Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm.”
Olivia Rodrigo “GUTS” world tour in Boston

Olivia Rodrigo brings her paralyzing thrill of ‘GUTS’ to Boston

April 3, 2024
From sequins to seduction, Olivia Rodrigo brought her “GUTS” world tour to Boston for two sold-out consecutive stops at TD Garden.
Hozier returns with four stunning “Unheard” tracks in new EP

Hozier returns with four stunning “Unheard” tracks in new EP

March 28, 2024

Seven months after his album “Unreal Unearth” graced the world, critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Hozier returned with an EP on March 22,...

Exclusive: Jesse McCartney chats dual ‘All’s Well’ EP and tour

Exclusive: Jesse McCartney chats dual ‘All’s Well’ EP and tour

March 27, 2024

College students who were raised on a diet of "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Suite Life of Zack and Cody," and "Horton Hears a Who!" are undoubtedly familiar...

JP Saxe brings color to the ‘grey areas’ of Boston

JP Saxe brings color to the ‘grey areas’ of Boston

March 27, 2024

JP Saxe tends to love “a grey area.” On March 6, amid Boston’s rainy and dull backdrop, Saxe created a space that was anything but dreary and colorless.  At...

Zac Efron and John Cena talk ‘Ricky Stanicky’

Zac Efron and John Cena talk ‘Ricky Stanicky’

March 21, 2024
In a tale of childhood mischief turned lifelong deception, three inseparable friends concocted a clever ruse that endured over two decades.
Youth and New York in ‘Cleopatra and Frankenstein’

Youth and New York in ‘Cleopatra and Frankenstein’

March 21, 2024

This article contains spoilers.  Wandering into the tiny closet-like store aptly titled The Almost Corner Bookstore in the Trastevere neighborhood...

Julio Torres’ ‘Problemista’ masterfully tells the story of a toymaker with big dreams

Julio Torres’ ‘Problemista’ masterfully tells the story of a toymaker with big dreams

March 21, 2024
Julio Torres’ new film “Problemista” promotes individuality in a world that often stifles creativity.
Jorge Arroyo on lighting design for ‘Eurydice’

Jorge Arroyo on lighting design for ‘Eurydice’

March 21, 2024

Boston Lyric Opera’s “Eurydice,” which ran its stunning production from March 1 to 10, has received much acclaim due to its stellar performance and...

An Instagram post announcing the return of Black Swan for the Spring 2024 semester.

Meet Black Swan, Kasteel Well’s magazine by students, for students

March 21, 2024

As Kasteel Well students approach the final weeks of their semester, they’ve likely already collected plenty of souvenirs and trinkets across Europe....

‘Drive-Away Dolls’: Blending crime, comedy, and refreshing queer representation

‘Drive-Away Dolls’: Blending crime, comedy, and refreshing queer representation

March 8, 2024
“Drive-Away Dolls,” filmmaker Ethan Coen’s first movie made without his brother, Joel, is currently in theaters.
‘Pretty Woman’ takes the stage at Emerson Colonial

‘Pretty Woman’ takes the stage at Emerson Colonial

March 8, 2024

This article contains spoilers. Backdropped by a set of the Hollywood sign, the Emerson Colonial Theatre stage erupted into a riot of upbeat sound and...

‘Madame Web’ and the death of superhero films

‘Madame Web’ and the death of superhero films

February 28, 2024
Sony’s newest superhero flick, “Madame Web,” has turned out to be as disastrous as its predecessors. It has fallen to 12 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, citing a “predictable plot” and uneven execution.
‘Dune: Part Two’ Directed by Denis Villeneuve

‘Dune: Part Two’ saga expands with new depths and real-world themes

February 28, 2024

This article contains spoilers. Prepare to be immersed again in Frank Herbert’s “Dune: Part Two.” Director Denis Villeneuve delivers a cinematic...

Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Larios

The Theater Offensive’s “Queer Prom” brings together Bostonians to celebrate LGBTQ+ liberation

February 21, 2024

The Theater Offensive’s latest community-building event brought together some of Boston’s most notable queer activists and performers for a special...

Photo courtesy of Nile Scott Studios

Boston Lyric Opera draws on forgotten history with ‘The Anonymous Lover’

February 21, 2024

The onstage orchestra at the intimate Huntington Theatre lit up in a purple glow as they began the overture to Le Amant Amour, or “The Anonymous Lover,”...

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