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Review: Burlesque

It's no great surprise that Christina Aguilera can sing.
A film that's been done before. Many times.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  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
Octogenarian dedication
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  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...
By Marianna Faynshteyn  |  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...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  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
By BILL FLANAGAN  |  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
By DAVID THORPE  |  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?
Columbia (2008)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  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...
By Carly Carioli  |  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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 20, 2008

Surly you jest

The other side of Big Shug's game
The other side of Big Shug's game
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 16, 2008



I Like It Like That: Fania Remixed | Fania
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 11, 2008

Crossword: ''And the last shall be first''

Or pretty close, anyway.
By MATT JONES  |  May 21, 2008

Rock of ages

What a difference four decades make.
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By JON GARELICK  |  August 21, 2007


Marketing magic

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
By SHARON STEEL  |  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
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 01, 2007

Desert People

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
By TODD RICHARD  |  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.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 06, 2007

Good vibrations

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  
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 24, 2007


Choke holds

That interesting man Chuck Barris has written another book.
Chuck Barris’s Big Question, Shear Genius, Ultimate Fighter, and more bull rides
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 23, 2007

Crossword: 'Boardin' boredom'

Note the starred entries; I wrote this in an airport.
By MATT JONES  |  April 04, 2007

Dear iPod listener

I can hear you all the way over here.
A few things for the next five years
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  October 30, 2006

Jam Master Jay's mom slams DMC

Nobody expected it to get ugly.
Beef overshadows Berklee's Milestones
By 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
By MATT ASHARE  |  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
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  September 06, 2006

Tuned out

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
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  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 .  
By EDITORIAL  |  May 24, 2006