Arts and Entertainment

  • Interview: Illegally Blind’s Jason Trefts named new booking agent at Church of Boston April 15, 2014
    When Jason Trefts started booking shows for the Middle East in Cambridge a few years back, it didn’t seem to line up. Being a former musician himself, it’s not exactly a common reaction to want to try your hand on the other side of the deal. But for Trefts, who himself toured and booked shows... Read more
  • Afghan Whigs, Thee Oh Sees, more new albums this week April 15, 2014
    With Record Store Day on the horizon for this weekend, it’s easy to get caught up in more limited edition stuff that will be hitting the racks. Don’t get too far ahead of yourself though, there’s plenty to get excited for before that one day of the year where vinyl gets swept off the shelves.... Read more
  • China Film takes 1st stake in Hollywood movies April 15, 2014
    HONG KONG (AP) — China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions.
  • Go On A 'Ride Along' With John Leguizamo In DVD's Special Features April 15, 2014
    'Ride Along' DVD gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
  • Nick Offerman Brings Deadpan Humor To 'Date And Switch' April 15, 2014
    Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Gary Cole & Aziz Ansari Spice Up 'Date And Switch'.
  • Olivia Wilde Gets Seductive In This First Look At 'Better Living Through Chemistry' April 15, 2014
    Trophy wife Olivia Wilde seduces pharmacist Sam Rockwell in this First Look from the quirky dramedy 'Better Living Through Chemistry'.
  • Flavor Flav takes plea deal in Vegas battery case April 15, 2014
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and was sentenced to probation and more counseling in a Las Vegas domestic violence case involving the teenage son of his longtime girlfriend.
  • Revealing explorations of Brahms by Hamelin and Ax April 15, 2014
    For the second of his three 2013-14 Celebrity Series recitals, the brilliant Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin offered a program that might well have been titled “Brahms in F minor.” It was a key that elicited a tempestuous response from the composer — and, to varying degrees, from Hamelin.
  • From a man who makes epics, a departure April 15, 2014
    PASADENA, Calif. — Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’s “The Address” have something in common: brevity.
  • Discovery Ensemble closes season exploring ‘Crosscurrents’ April 15, 2014
    Discovery Ensemble’s final concert of the season at Jordan Hall on Sunday was a sprawling affair, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven before intermission, Stravinsky and Haydn after. The afternoon, which ran two hours and 40 minutes, had been billed as “Crosscurrents: Four Intimately Linked Composers,” but the intimate links were hardly self-evident. What did pull the program together was Discovery music director Courtney Lewis’s cogent phrasing and the alert, pellucid sound of the ensemble.


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