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Big Fat Whale
It's no great surprise that Christina Aguilera can sing.
A film that's been done before. Many times.
| December 03, 2010
Classic burlesque star swings into town
"I've always been a class act," says Tempest Storm, the 82-year-old Burlesque Hall of Fame dancer. "I have a personality that really connects with the audience — the expression on your face, your eyes, your smile — I've been told that . . . when I hit
| November 05, 2010
Thrust it, Xtina, Thrust it!
Judging by the originality of the Burlesque trailer, it’s a pretty safe bet that the Xtina-helmed film (with Cher--CHER) was probably even shot in the...
| August 06, 2010
Glitter II: Coyote Showgirls a.k.a. Christina Aguilera's big film debut
It seems that the newly returned (and showered up) Christina Aguilera is ready to make her bid for next Oscar season, if the trailer for her upcoming feature film...
| August 05, 2010
Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan
In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
| February 05, 2010
The Big Hurt: Durst pantsed, Michaels smooshed
"This isn't a reunion, this is a comeback," quibbled the red-hatted irrelephant in a BBC interview.
Music news in brief
| June 26, 2009
Beyoncé | I Am . . . Sasha Fierce
What I love about the chorus to B's current smash single, "Single Ladies" ("If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it"), are its blurry pronouns — quick, what does "it" refer to?
| December 02, 2008
Kanye Wants To Be Elvis, and 9 Other Things We Learned At the 2008 American Music Awards
10. PINK IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ARTISTS OF OUR TIME. At least according to noted musical-greatness e...
| November 24, 2008
Surly you jest
He might be the toughest veteran on Boston’s hip-hop scene, but Shug is a phenomenal dinner guest.
The other side of Big Shug’s game
| November 20, 2008
Surly you jest
The other side of Big Shug's game
The other side of Big Shug's game
| November 18, 2008
Annie is adept at balancing bratty tweener kiss-off ’tude with dance-friendly bliss — meaning that someone over 16 can listen to her music without wincing.
Don’t Stop | Island
| September 16, 2008
I Like It Like That: Fania Remixed | Fania
| August 04, 2008
A night in Guantánamo
I’d volunteered to spend the night in the replica cell (which is modeled on the ones at Gitmo) because we’ve all heard stories about unlivable conditions at Gitmo but can’t come close to imagining what it must be like.
Staying in a replica cell, with no waterboarding included
| June 11, 2008
Crossword: ''And the last shall be first''
Or pretty close, anyway.
| May 21, 2008
Rock of ages
What a difference four decades make.
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
| April 03, 2008
Three for the road
Maybe it’s Larry Klein’s world and the rest of us just live in it.
Herbie Hancock, Renee Rosnes, and Luciana Souza
| August 21, 2007
When you dial the Disney Channel headquarters in Burbank and ask to be transferred, the operator will cheerily instruct you to have a “magical day.”
Building the new Disney empire, one tween at a time
| August 15, 2007
Presidency of the absurd
In the literature of absurdity, torture is never far away.
Looking for insights into Bush’s torture policy? Try limericks, rhinoceroses, and a pistol-packing midget bicyclist
| August 01, 2007
At the decks, Clouds was owning the room and the dancing crowd, dropping ridiculously hot dancehall reggae.
Music seen at the White Heart, June 27, 2007
| July 03, 2007
Out with the book tour?
Powell’s Books is trying out an alternative to the traditional author’s book-reading event to promote a new release.
| June 06, 2007
In honor of dancing dirty, as well as Patrick Swayze’s open-shirt-pelvic-thrusting summer camp fantasy, we offer this list of the dirtiest dancing music videos we could find.
The 15 dirtiest dancing music videos
| May 24, 2007
That interesting man Chuck Barris has written another book.
Chuck Barris’s Big Question, Shear Genius, Ultimate Fighter, and more bull rides
| April 23, 2007
Crossword: 'Boardin' boredom'
Note the starred entries; I wrote this in an airport.
| April 04, 2007
Dear iPod listener
I can hear you all the way over here.
A few things for the next five years
| October 30, 2006
Jam Master Jay's mom slams DMC
Nobody expected it to get ugly.
Beef overshadows Berklee's Milestones
MATTHEW M. BURKE
| September 25, 2006
Forward into the past!
Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
| September 14, 2006
Young, gifted, and blonde
What starts as a tribute to ‘Aretha and Miles’ ends as a far more loving tribute to Christina Aguilera’s first and greatest inspiration, Christina Aguilera.
Christina Aguilera stripped down to basics
| September 06, 2006
Disney’s tweenpop smash is now the fastest selling TV movie on DVD, ever. Here’s five reasons not to hate the most disgusting show on television.
A guide to surviving High School Musical
| June 02, 2006
Flashbacks: May 26, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966 .
| May 24, 2006
Slideshow: 20 things you should do this spring
COMPILED BY IAN SANDS AND ASHLEY RIGAZIO
| January 01, 1900
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