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Review: Fame

Oh, MGM: I realize you're staving off bankruptcy, but is remaking past hits the answer?
A PG-rated, post- High School Musical remake: why, exactly?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 02, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009
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Once from the heart

Some people are confused when they talk about musicals.
The musical takes to the streets
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 23, 2007
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F*** The Commitments?

Glen Hansard has a number of dedicated fans.
Glen Hansard and John Carney hold forth
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 23, 2007

Flashbacks: September 1, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands and Paul Babin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By BOSTON PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  August 30, 2006
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From Belfast to Boston

“You look at the Bosstones," says one veteran punk frontman, "you look at Dropkick Murphys, you look at the Bruisers, the Ducky Boys, and you hear SLF in all those bands."
The explosive impact of Stiff Little Fingers
By ANDREW MARCUS  |  January 17, 2006