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  1. House of Blues, back to its roots by Amy NachbarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 |

    House of Blues, a staple music venue on Lansdowne Street in Boston originally opened it's doors in a converted historical house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992. Isaac Tigrett, founder of the House of Blues, wanted to bring blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz and roots based rock and roll to the world.


  2. Supermarket head-to-head: BaguettesRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2009 |

    Sure, any grocery store is good enough for your Philly cream cheese, your canned black beans, your variety-pack of Doritos, but where can you get your bread and butter? You may be able to find bread anywhere, but where is it worth eating ? I've pitted three of the major New England markets' brands against one another to find out where man might want to live on bread alone Johnnie's Foodmaster : The Johnnie's bread looks like a cross between frozen dinner rolls and home-baked goodness, with a rippled and cracked top, and a uniformly, factory-formed pebbled bottom. That's about where it lands taste-wise, too.


  3. Where is your local cafe getting its goods?Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2009 |

    We've all been there before, standing in line at the local coffee shop, picking up the pre-work cuppa, or maybe the afternoon pick-me-up, waiting for the Paris Hilton-wannabe juggling a mini-dog and ten layers of clothing to try and explain the exact proportion of soy to espresso in her preferred drink, and staring the whole time at that tempting, enticing, cruelly beautiful pastry-case. God they all look so good, the cookies and breads, the scones and muffins, all of them just dying to be dipped in your drink.


  4. 'Strawberry season just got sweeter' dessert eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2009 |

    Taking a trip to a good local farmer's market can be like a visit to Willy Wonka's factory. Just look at the shape of that fruit ! What do you mean you have purple carrots? You're only charging how much for the snozzberries? And they do, in fact, taste like snozzberries? But even if you stick to the staples, it can be a bit daunting transforming your harvest into edibles; maybe you're not sure exactly how to cook those crazy leafy greens you got, or maybe you have no real idea of the flavor of that particular variety of squash, or maybe you just don't want to mess with a good thing, so you just end up washing, peeling, and serving.


  5. Wine events on MondaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2009 |

    It's snowing outside. No matter what may have occured weather-wise in the few days earlier last week, Mother Nature is explicitly reminding us that it's still very much winter.


  6. BAKERIES 101: Where can you find good bread in Boston?Read the original story

    Jul 25, 2009 |

    Many baked goods may be necessary to the soul, but one stands out as a bodily staple in most western diets: bread . As with all things, not all bread is created equal.


  7. Island Creek Oysters...from careful process to incredible luxuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2009 |

    If it is one thing I don't know much about, it is oyster farming. I love eating oysters , and have always been fascinated with their mysterious nature though.


  8. Poetry for the dog days of summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2009 |

    The Deep Moat Reading Series offers cool and refreshing poetry tonight at the Pierre Menard Gallery in Cambridge. Headlining this edition of the monthly event is Zachary Schomburg, whose books The Man Suit and Scary, No Scary were published by Black Ocean , one of the many irons in local poet and impresario Janaka Stucky 's very active fire.


  9. New York City and Boston musical improv troupes unite for one night onlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 |

    Boston and New York will set aside their rivalry for a night of revelry as North Coast , New York City's premier hip-hop improv comedy team, and Hidden Falls , Boston's long-running musical improv ensemble, come together for a one night only comedy showcase at ImprovBoston on Friday, April 10 at 10 p.m. Recently named one of the Top 10 Comedy Shows of 2014 by TimeoutNY , North Coast is upbeat and energetic from start to finish, and boasts nationally ranked beatboxers in their cast. A unique collaboration of hip-hop, music, and comedy, North Coast has been wowing at comedy venues, festivals, and universities across the country since 2009.


  10. Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund dessert event Oct. 30, 2009Read the original story

    Oct 21, 2009 |

    Looking for a slightly more adult treat this Halloween? Head over to the Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund's "Home Sweet Home" dessert and port-tasting event , being held Friday, October 30, from 7-11 pm at the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge . Your ticket to the event gets you tastings of desserts from local bakeries Kickass Cupcakes , Carberry's , Finale , Rosie's , Sweet , and many more.


  11. Life is a circus punk revivalist vaudevillian rock cabaretRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2009 |

    An epic collection of Goth-tinged folk, indie rock, and circus punk bands are performing at the Middle East tonight, as local group Beat Circus releases their third full-length CD, "Boy From Black Mountain." The Village Voice says the band "not only has the chops but features a fallen hellfire preacher/band leader who simultaneously channels Nick Cave and Johnny Cash.


  12. Causing a scene: ImprovBoston launches first Boston Improv FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2009 |

    Improv acts from across the comedic globe take over Boston this week, performing five nights' worth of comedy acts ranging from the family friendly to the fringe. ImprovBoston's first ever Boston Improv Festival runs from Wednesday to Sunday, and features talented local troops including ImprovAsylum Mainstage, Bastards Inc. and Flaming Awesome , as well as New York and San Francisco favorites, and performers from Mexico and New Zealand.


  13. Venus as a Boy: Brian King tells the story of growing up gay in Gloucester through songs by womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2009 |

    Brian King, the chameleonlike crooner for What Time is it Mr. Fox? , grew up with an inner soundtrack full of strong female voices. Like many gay men, he felt a strong connection to stars like Cher and Judy Garland, he told the Boston Phoenix .


  14. Discounts available at six family friendly museums in the Boston areaRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2009 |

    The following six Boston area museums are listed as "family oriented" on the Museums of Boston website. There is a short description of each taken from the museums' own websites as well as a listing of the discounted admissions each museum offers.


  15. Carny delight: Two Cambridge shows offer sideshow freakery and vaudeville sassRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2009 |

    There's a double header of cabaret mayhem in Cambridge tonight as snake charmer Zehara Nachash hosts The Odditorium: An Evening of Side Show Delights & Vaudeville Theatre, and The Steamy Bohemians ride their Jerkus Circus train back into town. The Odditorium features a cavalcade of circus troupes, hoopers, jugglers, circus bands, side show freaks, glass walkers, and burlesque and belly dancers.


  16. Celebrating Poe with burlesque tricks and cinematic treatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2009 |

    Edgar Allen Poe was born 200 years ago in Boston which he derided as Frogpondium, adding: "Their hotels are bad. Their pumpkin pies are delicious.


  17. Portuguese wines at Atasca, CambridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2009 |

    You've probably heard how if you want to shop for values, one of the best places to look is toward South American wines. And it's true.


  18. American Idol finalist John Stevens talks new CD release at Regattabar April 7Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 |

    At age 16, he started his music journey with a ticket to audition for American Idol with a Sinatra song in his heart and continued with a national tour, meeting his music mentors, and much more. He is celebrating his new album release 'Mr. Nice Guy' on Tuesday, April 7 at Regattabar , 1 Bennett Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information and see him perform a song off his new CD here .


  19. See a 10 String symphony, open mic, and enjoy a new restaurant at Club PassimRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 |

    As the spring sun finally rises a bit higher over Boston heading into April, Club Passim has proudly opened their new Club Passim restaurant and is boasting a slew of new and returning talent. Located at 47 Palmer Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Club Passim is conveniently off the Harvard Square T stop, Club Passim boasts live entertainment seven days a week.


  20. Green is the New Black! Pyara Salon & Spa Kicks off Earth Month EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 |

    Pyara Spa and Salon , AVEDA's flagship lifestyle spa and salon with locations in Cambridge and Burlington, Massachusetts, announces its annual Earth Month fundraising calendar for the Cambridge location. Throughout April 2015, the salon will raise money for local partner Clean Water Fund, a non-profit dedicated to protecting water from toxic chemicals in Massachusetts.


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