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“Yes” Performs 50th Anniversary Tour in Boston

“Yes” Performs 50th Anniversary Tour in Boston

Juliana Tuozzola

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

“Yes” performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on Oct. 4, 2017. The band featured lead singer Jon Anderson, guitarist Trevor Rabin, and keyboardist Rick Wakeman. The progressive rock band was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April after nearly 50 years of performing. They have maintained...

#GlamSlam at Boston Fashion Week

#GlamSlam at Boston Fashion Week

Haley Clegg

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Local fashion designers and artists came together Thursday night to share personal stories from their careers as a part of this year’s Boston Fashion Week. #GlamSlam featured 10 different speakers from all areas of the fashion world, from makeup artists to footwear designers to models and an author...

Rap artist Chico Williams staking his claim in the Boston rap community

Rap artist Chico Williams staking his claim in the Boston rap community

John Irizarry

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Considering that the rap genre originated on the East Coast, songs from cities like New York and Boston can be considered as some of the purest forms of rap music. Rapping began as a way to entertain at block parties in the Bronx because urban youth had very few outlets to express creativity. Since then, t...

Hempfest 2017

Hempfest 2017

Kaitlin Hahn and Nick Viveiros

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

For more pictures from this year's Hempfest, visit Uncovered with Flash.   Thousands flocked to the grassy knolls of the Boston Common this past weekend for the 38th annual Boston Freedom Rally, the second largest gathering of cannabis enthusiasts and activists in the world, behind Seattle’s Hem...

Swedish band INVSN set to tour in Boston

Swedish band INVSN set to tour in Boston

Felicity Otterbein

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Serving as a procurement of fresh percussive sound and fury, Swedish band INVSN (pronounced Invasion) released their latest album “The Beautiful Stories,” earlier this year. Acting as a sort of hodge-podge of Swedish punk and rock artists, the group is comprised of various Swedish talent. Fans of...

Growing Pains: In settling into a new location, Boston Calling doesn’t forget its roots.

Growing Pains: In settling into a new location, Boston Calling doesn’t forget its roots.

Felicity Otterbein

June 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

What was a draw back and almost disappointment was the general feeling of the cop-out try-hard attitude toward this year’s installment of the ever-growing music festival, Boston Calling. While there were certainly drawbacks, like overcrowded T-stations and minimal parking, it was a let down to travel...

Allston-based Vundabar set to perform at Boston Calling

Allston-based Vundabar set to perform at Boston Calling

Kendra Huber

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Vundabar, a local indie-rock band, started out with the intention of playing their music for themselves, simply because they loved it. Five years later, however, they are playing shows where their audiences can love their music as much as they do. The band started out in high school, as Brandon Hagen,...

Crystal Fighters deliver spectacular display of sound, color

Crystal Fighters deliver spectacular display of sound, color

Felicity Otterbein

April 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

In an explosive and turbulent display of sound and color, the Crystal Fighters brought a passionate show to the stage of The Sinclair in Cambridge, Mass. Beginning with a set stage that was complete with a mish-mash of percussion, string and electronic instruments, the show was shrouded in mystery be...

Boston Ballet makes contemporary leaps and bounds

Boston Ballet makes contemporary leaps and bounds

Felicity Otterbein

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

The show was a celebration and exposé of the human body. What seemed like a logical and methodical progression of a more traditional ballet to contemporary pieces turned out to be a pragmatic approach to the artform. The first of the three performances was the light-hearted George Balanchine’s “Donize...

Vanessa Carlton gets intimate in Boston

Vanessa Carlton gets intimate in Boston

Morgan Hume

March 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Grammy-nominated artist Vanessa Carlton descended on The Sinclair in Cambridge Monday night as her latest installment of her tour, promoting her new album “Liberman,” which was released in Oct. 2016. “Liberman” is comprised of indie-pop songs, a sound that is almost a complete 180 from her initial debut in the early 2000’s as a su...

Third Thursdays at The Gardner: Comparing the Madonnas

Amy Koczera

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Crowds gathered around the flourishing courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum this past Thursday to appreciate the life and art collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner. The theme of the evening, “Madonna/Madonna,” celebrated two iconic Madonnas. The evening highlighted the resemblance...

The Titanic, lost love and a new storyline to the old tale

Felicity Otterbein

February 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Heartbreak is timeless and relatable to all those who have experienced it. However, it can only go one of two ways. Either the boy or the girl wins over the other’s heart after a montage of long walks in the rain and lonely coffee shop visits, complete with some sort of graphic apology or love conf...

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