Thursday, December 13, 2012
Before the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, there was another Unexpected Journey. Find Waltham showtimes and ticket information for "The Hobbit", which opens on Friday.
Before Frodo and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there was another epic tale from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", the first in the three-part series, opens Dec. 13 and it's not too soon to figure out where you'll watch. According to IMDB.com, the movie traces the story of "a curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, (who) journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug." The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journal, official trailer The fantasy film based in a land of elves, wizards and hobbits starts with midnight showings the night of Friday, Dec. 14, with its "official" opening on Dec. 14. The film debuts at Embassy Cinema at 12:00 p.m. on Friday…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Over his career, the Waltham native and Framingham resident interviewed legends of music & entertainment including, Charlton Heston, James Earl Jones, Lauren Bacall, Maya Angelou and photographer Ansel Adams.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Waltham High School graduate and founding member of the Danforth Museum of Art, Dave S. MacNeill, died peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. He was 80 years old. MacNeill, most recently a Framingham resident, was a well-known broadcaster in Boston, working at classical radio station WCRB 102.5 FM for 57 years. In the late 1950's he spent two years at KCBH-FM (98.7), Los Angeles but returned back to Boston where he forged a long radio career. He was best known for being the voice of the Boston Pops on WCRB Radio for countless years including broadcasts from Tanglewood. He is believed to be one of the longest running radio personalities in Boston history, according to his obituary. Over his career he interviewed many …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The concert starts at 5:30 p.m. on the city common.
Mayor Jeanette McCarthy's annual Doo Wop Concert starts today at 5:30 p.m. on the City Common. Admission is free and food will be available. The following bands will be performing: If inclement weather arrives, the concert will move to the John F. Kennedy Middle School fieldhouse. Have photos of the concert? Upload them here!
Friday, August 17, 2012
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took over the 100-year-old home of the Red Sox Tuesday and Wednesday, filling the lyric little bandbox with, well, lyrics and a band. If it were up to you, who would get the call to perform at Fenway Park next summer? Let us know by posting a comment below. And here's the list of the bands/musicians that have played on one of baseball's most hallowed grounds in the last decade:
Friday, August 10, 2012
This free concert will feature several bands and food.
Mayor Jeanette McCarthy's annual Doo Wop Concert is coming on Aug. 18, according to an announcement on the city website. The free concert starts at 5:30 p.m. on the City Common and food will be available. The following bands will be performing: If inclement weather arrives, the concert will move to the John F. Kennedy Middle School fieldhouse.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Get ready for some Waltham circus fun!
Circus Smirkus is coming to Waltham for its 25th Anniversary tour, according to a press release. The circus will stop at Gore Place in Waltham for eight shows, July 26 - 29. Kids ages 11 - 18 will perform highwire, juggling and other acts. The performers hail from nine stats inclduing two from Massachusetts, Olivia Saunders, 18 of Acton and Remi Sanchez, 16, of Amherst, according to the circus. SHOW TIMES: July 26 - 27, 12 p.m., 7 p.m., July 28, 1 p.m., 7 p.m., July 29, 11 a.m., 4 p.m., July 29, This year's show is called "Topsy Turvey Time Travel: A Blast From The Past and Fun From The Future." The shows often raise money for the non-profit organizations that present it, but the Waltham show benefits Circus Smirkus, according to the …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Summer concert series in Waltham runs throughout the summer.
The Waltham Arts Council's Concert on The Common series starts today, July 10. The series, which runs throughout the summer, kicks off at 7 p.m. on the City Common adjacent to City Hall. The Jazzabelles will be performing and a clown will be for additional entertainment. Also, concessions will be available for sale.
Friday, May 4, 2012
A Waltham kid hopes to turn his DJ hobby into a business someday.
If you visit a nightclub in the future, you may eventually spot a Waltham kid dropping beats. And yes, he takes requests. While he is still young, 15 year-old Anthony Clemente is already at the start of what could be a career as a disc jockey. Clemente, a resident of the Island neighborhood in Waltham, regularly DJs at Waltham events, playing a wide variety of music ranging from oldies to currently popular songs. Clemente, a Waltham High School sophomore, started as a DJ two years ago when he saw a family friend doing the same. “He was kind of what got me into it,” Clemente told Waltham Patch in a recent interview. Clemente bought some DJ equipment from his father’s friend and landed a gig playing the school dance at the John W. McDevitt …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The 'Fast Five,' a project of the T Riders Union in which members dress up as superheroes representing MBTA debt solutions, are attending today's public MBTA Finance Committee meeting.
The Fast Five have attended multiple MBTA meetings in colorful garb, and today they're going to try and "take back our public transit system" during an open MBTA Finance Committee meeting with their proposals, which are matched 1-1 with each "superhero's" identity. The meeting will be at today at 11 a.m. at 10 Park Plaza in Boston in the MBTA Boardroom on the third floor, and all are welcome to attend. For those who can't make it, here's a rundown on the Fast Five and what they represent, from their website: Snow Removal Man seeks to "Transfer MassDOT's snow removal funds to the MBTA, as a mild winter has left much of the money unused." MBCR Rock Star recommends we "Hold MBCR accountable for service!," since "in the past two years, …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Born and raised in Nonantum, Alan Flynn helped show a playwright and director a thing or two about The Lake, the setting for the new play "The Prince of Atlantis."
When one stops and thinks about the city of Newton, one doesn't often consider that a translator may be needed to walk through its village streets. But when former Oak Hill resident and playwright Steven Drukman decided to base his newest play in Nonantum, he needed some help with the local dialect. Enter: Alan Flynn, who now lives in Waltham. "I went through [the play] and corrected some words, added some words...I took them down to The Lake and we drove around, I showed them the sights," says Flynn. "That's where I grew up." Flynn, the city's supervisor of custodians, recently acted as a consultant for Drukman's new play The Prince of Atlantis, which will premiere this spring in California. The play takes place in The Lake (or Nonantum…