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Keynote’s Richard Collier is opening doors

When many people dream of a career in music, visions of selling out the Dunk or Gillette Stadium come to mind. Richard Collier has these same aspirations, though he's envisioning them from another angle.
Stage struck
By JOHNNY GWYNN  |  May 11, 2012

Review: Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium

Marotta is on a well-deserved vacation far, far away -- leaving the bossman to ruin his indie cred by reviewing country music on the blog....
By Carly Carioli  |  June 27, 2011

Rabble-rousers, re-enactors, and the New World Order

Charles Picerno, a disheveled rabble-rouser, stands at the back of the crowd while Lincoln Chafee is inaugurated as the state's 58th governor.
The Inauguration
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 07, 2011

The Varsity Girls aim for pop stardom

By the time I arrive at their Lowell recording studio to talk to the teenage pop/R&B dynamos Varsity Girls, it's almost 10 pm, and I'm expecting to encounter an exhausted group of studio-tanned kids burned out after a full day of singing and more sin
Making the cut
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 07, 2011

Digesting the Great American Food & Music Fest

Paula Deen brings Southern charm and semi-disturbing grandparenting anecdotes to GilletteSaturday's Great American Food & Music Fest was conceived with loftily scaled expectations: 10 hours...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  July 02, 2010
The Great American Food and Music Fest at Gillette Stadium

The Great American Food and Music Fest at Gillette Stadium

Here in America, we love our food, so it's no surprise that chefs and cooks have wandered out of the kitchen to become rock-star-like celebrities....
By webteam  |  June 22, 2010


Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010

Massachusetts: You might be living in a red state if

Scott Brown’s Senatorial victory is merely the latest sign that red tides are creeping upon our once-progressive Commonwealth. Don’t believe us? Consider that Kenny Chesney sells out Gillette Stadium every summer, and, of course, that wealthy Republican
31 signs that Scott Brown’s victory is changing the face of the commonwealth for the worse
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010

Ten years of great sports

Moments after Adam Vinatieri's field goal split the uprights as the clock expired in the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002, the streets of Boston were in bedlam. Drunk people dangled from trees and hung off lampposts. Motorists leaned on their ho
Boston's road from Loserville to Title Town
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 25, 2009

Stuck in his Throat

Growing up in Sudbury, David Bertolino’s upbringing was strictly G-rated.
Suburban, family-oriented David Bertolino has a dream: to stage a play about  Deep Throat , one of the most controversial films of all time
By JON HART  |  October 30, 2009

Photos: U2

U2, live at Gillette Stadium, September 20, 2009
U2, live at Gillette Stadium, September 20, 2009
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  September 25, 2009

Click, click: What U2 hears when they hear U2

Click, click: What U2 hears when they hear U2

   30 MORE PHOTOS: U2 at Gillette Stadium, September 20, 2009. Credit: Richard McCaffrey. If you happened to take a cigarette break on the north...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 21, 2009

Onward, Christian governor!

It's nice to see Governor Don "Laughing Boy" Carcieri loosening up by sharing the real Donnie Boy with the people of Vo Dilun. Initially (certainly in his first campaign for governor in 2002) Don tried to come across as a moderate conservative, not unlik
Carcieri gets "loose"; plus, farewell to Tedy, and mind-boggling Bush
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  September 04, 2009

Photos: AC-DC at Gillette Stadium

Photos of AC/DC live at Gillette Stadium
AC/DC, live at Gillette Stadium, July 28, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  August 07, 2009

Review: AC-DC at Gillette Stadium

Photos of AC/DC at Gillette Stadium: Let There Be Rock 
AC/DC, live at Gillette Stadium, on July 28, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 07, 2009

Long way to the top

"I wanted longevity, even if it meant obscurity."
The belated glory of Anvil
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 24, 2009


Photos: American Idol Season 9 Auditions in Boston

Thousands of American Idol hopefuls lined up very early outside the Gillette Stadium to register and secure an audition for the show.  
June 12-14 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough
By MATT TEUTEN  |  June 12, 2009

Immaculate reception

Two Saturdays ago, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama sat cross-legged on the 50-yard line and gently intoned that "the path to happiness in the individual and with society is through inner peace."
The New England Patriots played host to a very different out-of-towner last week, as the Dalai Lama made a most incongruous visit to Gillette Stadium
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 15, 2009
Soul provider

Soul provider



Some would argue that sitting in the home of the New England Patriots is almost always a religious experience. Well, they haven’t seen anything yet. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is touring stateside, giving talks on Buddhism and paths to peace and happiness, and he’s making a stop at Gillette Stadium (1 Patriot Place, Foxborough) for two sessions on ay 2. It’s not every day that we can listen to a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in a setting typically reserved for sports and Stones concerts. Tickets ($37.50–$200) went on sale last month on and get you admission to both talks; snag yours online or by calling 866.448.7849.

By Erin Souza  |  April 03, 2009

Backed the f*** up

I wasn’t the only one held back from “Rock the Bells” by fleets of ugly persons driving Chevy Avalanches.
‘Rock The Bells’ 2008
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 30, 2008

Going on sale: April 4, 2008

Kate Walsh, Adam Green, R.E.M., and more.

Breaking news from the concert ticket trade

By GOING ON SALE  |  April 02, 2008

Don’t talk to strangers

Why is jawing with total strangers acceptable at sporting events, which are full of alcohol and kids?
Balls and pucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 31, 2007

Squish the fish

Hey New England, can I get a “Sucks to be you, you got a DWI, you LOSER!”
Sports blotter: "Dolphin crime" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 18, 2007

Something for everybody

As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 11, 2007

Putting the pop into the Pops

The screams came from the second balcony at Symphony Hall on Wednesday.
Boston Pops! Opening Night, Symphony Hall, May 9, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 11, 2007

Eat, drink, and be a hooligan

It's the biggest sporting event in the world. Six story lines to follow: open wide for some soccer. Don't Mention the World Cup
Twelve places to soak in the World Cup
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 09, 2006