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Playgrounders and parents alike, we know what you’re thinking—with the summer vacation coming up, how are you going to survive the hot months ahead without becoming painfully bored? Fear not! The Playground is here to start your summer break off right with all the latest and greatest in kid’s entertainment and activities in Boston. Sound [...]
Glen Hansard – Academy Award winning folk singer and songwriter – has embarked on his first solo project after working with acts like The Swell Season and The Frames. Hansard is ready to release his first solo album Rhythm and Repose on June 19 under Anti-Records. Hansard’s last year and a half living in New [...]
It’s been over a decade since Atlanta, Georgia artist Kelly Hogan put out a solo album, which leads to the question: where has she been all this time? Taking a look at her complete discography, it’s apparent that she’s been pretty busy as a collaborator with a smorgasbord of artists on several dozen records, contributing [...]
From the troubled streets of Jamaica, a passionate voice rises with an intimate yet disquieting perspective of life on the Caribbean island. The young and incredibly talented Romain Virgo captivates the attention of reggae enthusiasts with his new album, The System. With authentic reggae melodies and an enthralling voice, Virgo uncovers the devastating issues that [...]
The compilation album Jouvert Riddim that came out in February was something I never saw coming. I never expected there to be a riddim where a soca beat would be outfitted with elements of dancehall , but the Jouvert Riddim is just that! Not only is the beat catchy and fast and the lyrics are [...]
I found it interesting that someone would try to stage a comedy like Private Lives at the Huntington Theater. In my mind, it’d be more fitting to play one of Coward’s comedies at a more intimate venue like the Lyric where one can see the nuances in the actors’ faces. Sure enough, Private Lives proved [...]
WERS at Night will recognize black musicians contributions to the music industry
Rod Stewart – “(I Know) I’m Losing You” VS The Temptations – “(I Know) I’m Losing You” It’s pretty simple: our favorite is the original with the smooth soulful sounds of The Temptations. Rod Stewart did a good job with the cover, but nothing beats the raw emotions of David Ruffin’s soulful cries and the [...]
June is Black Music Month, on June 5th Rockers is highlighting Luciano.
June is Black Music Month, on June 5th 889@Night is highlighting Afrika Bambaataa.