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WINE WISDOM: Are they really super stores? One of the recent trends in the wine business is the arrival of wine superstores, or really alcohol superstores, since these retail outlets offer an assortment of thousands of beers and spirits in addition to mass quantities of wines. Until recently, I resisted the trend and had not visited any of these retailers. Believing I have a responsibility to my readers to weigh in on the topic, I made two visits to one.The store reminded me of a Lowe’s or The Home Depot for alcohol. [...]

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THE BEER NUT: All hail new 'Game of Thrones' beer While summer is almost here in the real world, winter is still bearing down on the world of Westeros. Maybe they could use a nice beer.Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York, is partnering with HBO to release a new beer inspired by the popular “Game of Thrones” television drama series, Bend the Knee Golden AleThe new beer, available in 750 ml bottles, hits shelves around the Memorial Day weekend. The beer will be available in three collectible bottles. [...]

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Movies: 'Pirate' Geoffrey Rush has the personal... You could call him a late bloomer. Australian actor Geoffrey Rush had already gone through 23 years of working in theater and small films before American audiences caught on with what became his Oscar-winning performance as troubled-but-brilliant concert pianist David Helfgott in "Shine," which came out in 1996.  And it’s been an additional busy two decades for Rush since then, with major roles in films ranging from "Shakespeare in Love" and "The Tailor of Panama" to "The Life and [...]

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Stay Tuned: Food and life on ‘Jacques... The upcoming American Masters episode featuring acclaimed chef Jacques Pepin begins with a thought from chef Anthony Bourdain: “I believe that before you have sex with another human being, you should be capable of preparing them an omelet to Jacques Pepin’s standards the next morning. Wouldn’t the world be a better place, a nicer place?” I’m guessing it couldn’t hurt but what I do know is that “Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft” is an [...]

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Lyric brandishes a fresh, sharp... BOSTON - A beloved classic has been given a modern and lean spin in the Lyric Stage Company of Boston’s new production of “Camelot,” the musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the same writing team known for “My Fair Lady” and “Brigadoon.”Although I’m a musical theater geek, somehow I had never managed to catch this show. "Camelot" is well known to a generation of baby boomers who grew up on the cast recording with Julie [...]

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Movies: It's a pirates life for Javier Bardem Over the 30 years that Spanish actor Javier Bardem has been regularly working in television and film. He shown an amazing range, hitting perfect notes as romantic leads, tough heroes, free-spirited seducers, physically challenged victims, you name it. But there’s always been something special about his portrayal of villains. It’s clear that he relishes playing them, and pushing them over the top. Most recently he was the sadistic Silva in the Bond film "Skyfall." A few years [...]

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New local sports podcast to premiere Tommy Cassell, a sports reporter with the MetroWest Daily News and Milford Daily News, is starting his own podcast.Each week, he is going sit down with one of the major players in high school sports from the region to talk about their interest in sports, their high school and their lives outside of sports. This is a chance to hear from the players you see on the field, as well as the coaches, athletic directors and alumni who got their start on the fields throughout the region. [...]

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Meet the actress: Brookline’s Laura... See her in the Huntington’s ‘Ripcord’ May 26-June 25.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Alien: Covenant' delivers terrors “Alien: Covenant” picks up in 2104, 10 years after the events depicted in “Prometheus” and 17 years before the events in “Alien.”

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MOVIE REVIEW: Make a date with 'The Wedding Plan' I doubt I'll be the first to label “The Wedding Plan” as “My Big Fat Hasidic Wedding.” But that's a bit of an insult to the former, which has much more going for it than just a frustrated singleton negotiating love and a crazy family with rapidly fading patience. But what interests director Rama Burshtein more are the gnashing gears inside her heroinie Michal's head, as her faith in herself and her God are put to the ultimate test.

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It’s time to light up the Campfire Another Memorial Day weekend ... another Campfire at Club Passim. The annual event has been around for almost two decades, and continues to be one of the most popular offerings at the Cambridge venue.It kicks off from 6 p.m. until midnight on Friday, May 26, then runs from noon until midnight over the following three days, featuring performances by some well-known Passim regulars, by some first-timers and by others who are in the midst of rising up through the ranks. [...]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Teen drama 'Everything' isn't all... If you've read the popular young adult novel by Nicola Yoon that serves as the film's source material, then you know what's coming and there's really not much need to see this competently made, but uneven film.

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THE BEER NUT: Taste-testing the Samuel Adams... This week I am taking a look at the new Samuel Adams mixed summer pack, new beers from Smuttynose and Barrel Houze Z and, finally, a preview of what looks to be an awesome beer event.First up is the new Samuel Adams American Summer Variety Pack. As always, it features Samuel Adams Boston Lager and the Sam Summer Ale. Joining it this year is the Tropic of Yuzu, Berliner Weiss, Golden Hour and Hefeweizen.The folks at Samuel Adams sent me the pack to sample, and [...]

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James Burton prepares to lead the Tanglewood... Conducting the Tanglewood Festival Chorus appears to be a satisfying and rewarding job – the last guy who held the position was there for 45 years.He was the beloved John Oliver, who founded the position in 1970 and retired at the end of 2015 season. After an extensive and exhaustive two-year search, the BSO recently named James Burton the new conductor of the TFC. He’ll also hold the newly created post of BSO choral director.Burton may have proven his commitment [...]

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The 411 on Boston Calling Boston Calling musical and comedy festival makes a move to Harvard May 26-28.

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2017 Elliot Norton theater awards announced Diane Paulus, the artistic director of the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, was honored last night with the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence at the 35th Elliot Norton Awards ceremony at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles last night by The Boston Theater Critics Association. The ART also took home awards for outstanding design/large theater for [...]

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Stay Tuned: Experiencing life as 19th century... “It’s a bit bleak isn’t it?” It’s a statement more than a question and an understatement at that. The speaker is Graham, a grandfather who, along with his wife, daughter and two grandchildren are participants in “Victorian Slum House,” a PBS show (renamed from the original BBC2 production “The Victorian Slum”) that puts real people in a recreated east end London slum to experience what life was like for the 19th century poor. The [...]

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PET OF THE WEEK: Meet Jimmy NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Meet the North Attleboro Animal Shelter's pet of the week, Jimmy. "Hi, my name is Jimmy. I am a beautiful four-year-old beagle mix looking for my forever buddy. I love to go on walks and just be with you. I will be right by your side wherever you are! I will be the perfect companion to a family in a quiet home. Let's just keep it you and me, please. I came from a very busy household with other animals and it is time to relax and get the one on [...]

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Hockomock Area YMCA announces summer... The Hockomock Area YMCA has invited residents in local communities to try out camp at the Summer Camp Open House from 10 a.m. to noon May 21 at the Bernon Family Branch, 45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin; Foxborough Branch, 67 Mechanic St., Foxborough; and the North Attleborough Branch, 300 Elmwood St., North Attleborough.This outdoor-based family event will highlight activities such as camp crafts, music, summer games, camp themes and more for all to enjoy. Children will get to [...]

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Welcome back to 'Camelot' Spiro Veloudos has come a long way in five months.In December, he sat in a chair in the lobby of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, preparing to make his pre-show remarks for a performance of "Murder for Two." He never made his entrance.The next thing Veloudos remembers, EMTs were strapping him into a stretcher in preparation for a dash to the hospital. Noticing that Veloudos had reawakened, one of the EMTs said, "Welcome back."Veloudos would soon learn that [...]

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