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Comic artists descend upon Cambridge for MICE... A lot of work goes into the massive free comics expo coming to Porter Square this weekend.

5 Things to know about The Best Years Expo Join us Saturday, Oct. 20, for the 4th annual The Best Years Expo presented by Steward Healthcare, featuring celebrity guest dancing sensation Derek Hough, plus an action-packed day featuring a wide variety of entertainment, informational seminars, exhibits, and more! Free admission and free parking at The Best Years [...]

Music: Lovelytheband gives Boston crowd much to... "I wrote this song at my lowest point..and I've had mental health issues throughout my life," said singer Mitchy Collins of Lovelytheband, in surely one of the most unforgettable song introductions, before a sold out crowd of 525 fans at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Saturday night. "We have an epidemic of this stuff; depression, anxiety, addiction," he continued. "If I can say anything to you tonight, it is that you are not alone, and reaching out for help is a courageous act. [...]

GET REEL: Golden anniversary for 'Romeo and... Fifty years ago on Oct. 8, Franco Zeffirelli’s rendition of “Romeo and Juliet” opened in U.S. theaters and has since gone on to be considered one of, if not the best cinematic versions of a William Shakespeare play.I happen to be a member of the “best” club, though I have a soft spot in my light heart for Roman Polanski’s “Macbeth” (1971). On TV, the 1974 Great Performances presentation of “King Lear” starring James [...]

Music: Austin's Black Joe Lewis and Honeybears... Black Joe Lewis brings a primal power to his rock and blues that is exceedingly rare these days. While he's cited Howlin' Wolf and James Brown as two major influences, and they certainly are, we'd add the late Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, another guitarslinger whose raw passion and 'swing for the fences' vocal style was unforgettable.Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears just released their fifth studio album, "The Difference Between You and Me," and their current tour brings the Austin, [...]

Turvy seeking forever home NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Turvy, along with his sisters Topsy and Tootsie, were found as strays outside. They are sweet and shy and looking for our forever home. They would love to live with another cat to show us the ropes of what it is like to be in a home. Gentle humans who will hold them, pet them and play with them are a must. They can be adopted together or separately.If interested in Turvy, or any other animal at the North Attleborough Animal Shelter, call 508-699- [...]

Artist director Jim Petosa saying goodbye to... When Jim Petosa chose to direct “We Will Not Be Silent” this season at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, he didn’t know it would be the last play he would helm as the company’s artistic director.During the intervening months, Petosa started to feel the timing was right for his departure, largely because the theater company had successfully redefined its artistic raison d’etre.“We had just completed a robust review of our mission, [...]

The Band That Time Forgot opens the music vault... There was a time when Tim Jackson was playing in seven bands at once. In Boston. A drummer since his middle school days in Westport, Connecticut – when his dad bought him a gold sparkle snare drum ... but, hold on, Jackson, who likes to tell stories, tells a story:“I was the accomplished little elementary school thespian. I liked performing. But in middle school there was no organized drama, so I said, ‘Can I play something?’ And they said, ‘Here, [...]

THE BEER NUT: Wachusett Purple raising money... Wachusett Brewing Company of Westminster is once again brewing its original IPA, and it's for a good cause. Author John Holl is coming to Concord and Hop Culture is hosting a festival with some rarely seen breweries.

Join iconic Broadway star Chita Rivera for... Chita Rivera has had one of the most storied careers in Broadway history.Originating iconic roles including Anita in “West Side Story,” Charity Hope Valentine in “Sweet Charity,” Velma Kelly in “Chicago,” and Aurora in “Kiss of the Spiderwoman” has given Rivera some stories to tell, too.The legendary dancer and singer will do just that when she joins Broadway aficionado Seth Rudetsky for “Broadway @ the [...]

Theater: The farce is strong in Company's 'Loot'  Your first glimpse of Ryan Barrow’s well-appointed set for the Company Theatre production of “Loot” – complete with an open casket front and center – may make you think you’re in for a dignified look at a 1960s British family in mourning.But if you know the playwright, Joe Orton, you know any reverential references will soon give way to irreverent black comedy. In his brief but prolific career as a playwright, Orton – just 34 when [...]

Music: Lucero bringing Memphis rock to Boston “In the beginning we didn’t expect to be here 20 years later, or, we expected to be rich and ruling the world,” said Ben Nichols, singer and guitarist for Lucero. “We’re somewhere in between – there’s no limos with hot tubs in them, alas, but we’ve found out it’s better without that stuff. The heart and soul of the band – the core of it – is still here.”Lucero still sounds as immediate, [...]

Sideman Zachariah Hickman takes center stage at... Ask Zachariah Hickman a straightforward question, and you get an honest answer. The host of, performer in, and creator of the upcoming “Songs and Strings” shows at Club Passim on Oct. 9 and 10, is best known as a bass man – both double and electric – and often picks away on an acoustic guitar when accompanying his pal Josh Ritter on tour. Then there’s the business of a sousaphone taking up a lot of space in his Medford living room.So, the question: [...]

Theater: Cast is superb in ASP's 'Macbeth' It is more than passing strange to enter the majestic Sanctuary at the United Parish Church in Brookline for Actors Shakespeare Project’s production of “Macbeth,” a drama about a man who breaks all the rules of morality associated with religion. Under the direction of Dawn M. Simmons, the actors enter down every aisle and from the rear of the playing space that has been curtained off to hide the altar. A white cloth covered chair, later to be stained with blood, sits at [...]

In photos, a recollection of life among the... Movie fans know the Ju’/Hoansi, formerly known as Bushmen, from the South African international hit “The Gods Must Be Crazy.” The 1980 comedy, hugely popular yet controversial, makes no claim to accurately portray the peaceful hunter-gatherers who had long fascinated and been misunderstood by Westerners. But a new photography exhibit offers a documentary look into their lives 60 years ago, and to a lesser extent today, that also is a fascinating story about the Cambridge [...]

At the McMullen: Weems exhibit casts a harsh... BOSTON - Carrie Mae Weems’ art kicks viewers in the gut, stirs their consciences and forces them to wonder how familiar images of non-white people have distorted the way they think about race.An award-winning photographer who explores the power of imagery to shape perceptions, Weems is displaying more than 120 works in a profound and powerful exhibit at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College.Her exhibit, “Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement,” [...]

'Stone Journey' at Worcester Art Museum raises... We live in a time when wealthy collectors shell out hundreds of millions of dollars for a single artwork, placing seemingly unlimited value on them. But how does that compare with the value of the natural treasures that surround us and which is ultimately more important?A new installation at Worcester Art Museum by internationally recognized artist Lee Mingwei poses those questions and asks us to think about what our ownership of anything actually means. Called “Stone Journey, [...]

Sunday is HarvestFest at Chestnut Hill Farm in... SOUTHBOROUGH - Chestnut Hill Farm is celebrating the arrival of fall Sunday, Oct. 7, with its annual HarvestFest, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.The family friendly outdoor festival on the 170-acre farm owned and operated by the Trustees of Reservations will be filled with live music, food and beverages, farm animal, vendors, hayrides, contest, and games and activities for all ages.Kids can participate in making crafts, face painting, field games, and making their way through a [...]

Nubbies seeks home NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Nubbies is still searching for a forever home. If interested in Nubbies, or any other animal at the North Attleborough Animal Shelter, Cedar Road, call 508-699-0128 and leave a message or e-mail at kokeefe@nattleboro.comPictures with Santa will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Miller’s Family Farm, 500 Allen Ave. Cost: $12 The next shelter clinic will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 17.

Music: Expect a mix of musical styles from... The Austin, Texas, rock band White Denim flavors its basic rock 'n' roll with a potpourri of other styles, but that's kind of logical, since their origins came out of a virtual collision of bands. White Denim, which has included tinges of punk-funk, psychedelic, country, heavy metal, and Latin jazz, just released its latest album, "Performance" on August 24, and the quartet's national tour will be stopping off at Brighton Music Hall on Tuesday night. White Denim became a [...]

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