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Beach House's artful myth

Victoria Legrand opened her notebook and saw the word "Myths." "There were no other words on the page," says the Beach House singer and keyboardist. VJust JMythsM. . . . I hadn't even remembered writing it. It was magical. A total sign."

By LIZ PELLY  |  October 12, 2012
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Photos: The xx at the Wilbur Theatre

The xx perform live at the Wilbur Theatre on July 31, 2012.
July 31, 2012
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  August 03, 2012
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14 comedy shows coming this summer

Check out  thePhoenix.com/listings  for more comedy happenings.
Midsummer funnies
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012
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Interview: Oderus Urungus and GWAR hit the Wilbur

It makes a certain amount of sense that Boston's Theater District will be visited upon by one of rock's most theatrical groups, GWAR.
Death threat
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Glen Campbell at The Wilbur Theater

Glen Campbell played The Wilbur Theater on February 23, 2012.
February 23, 2012
By SAM LIANG  |  March 02, 2012
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Photos: George Clinton at The Wilbur Theatre

George Clinton, "Dr. Funkenstein, PhD.," played The Wilbur Theatre on Sunday, February 12, 2012.
George Clinton | Wilbur Theatre | Sunday, February 12, 2012.
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  February 24, 2012


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The Musical Box revives a lost Genesis record

"And I'm hovering like a fly, waiting for the windshield on the freeway."
Like a Lamb to the theater
By IRA KANTOR  |  November 11, 2011
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More jazz to catch live

Here are just a few upcoming jazz events that should be on your calendar.
Mark your calendars
By JON GARELICK  |  October 28, 2011
August 27 | Bobby Lee at the Wilbur Theatre

August 27 | Bobby Lee at the Wilbur Theatre


Comedian Bobby Lee doesn't exactly define sophistication. Let's examine the evidence, shall we? He spent years as a cast member of MADtv, pops up often...
By Scott Kearnan  |  August 22, 2011

The Shark Week in Geek, August 1-7: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year


It's finally here. People count down to this for months. As soon as the weather starts to change, it's fresh in everyone's minds -- the...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  August 01, 2011

The Week in Geek, June 27-July 3: School’s out, but we’ve still got class


We have finally reached that point in the summer where all the local schools are out. Swarms of children roam free; already, their vacation-slackened brains...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 27, 2011


July 9 | KRS-One at Wilbur Theatre

July 9 | KRS-One at Wilbur Theatre


Break down the taxonomy of rapper names, and you'll find an awful lot of stage monikers that include numerals. 2Pac, 50 Cent, Andre 3000 -...
By Scott Kearnan  |  June 27, 2011

The Week In Geek, June 13-20: All Over the Place, Just Like the Doppler


So since the weather looks absolutely atrocious today through Wednesday and completely uncertain thereafter, Laser Orgy has provided you with a variety of indoor-outdoor events....
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 13, 2011

This Week in Geek June 1-June 6: Celebrating Mars, the Arts, and Mobile Grilled Cheese


 Welcome to June! It's Potty Training Awareness Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Bathroom Reading Month. This first week of June celebrates none of...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 01, 2011
March 25 | Norm MacDonald at Wilbur Theatre

March 25 | Norm MacDonald at Wilbur Theatre


Credit: BROOKS ARTHUR ARCHIVES Back when our parents were singing the praises of Chevy Chase and unfunny "Coneheads" sketches, we rolled our eyes with derision....
By Scott Kearnan  |  March 21, 2011
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Straight talk(1)

Neurotic humor is Richard Lewis's style, as the series Anything But Love and Curb Your Enthusiasm, his many late-night-TV appearances, film roles, and cable specials, and his book, The Other Great Depression, all attest.  
Richard Lewis gets serious
By RICHARD ANTONE  |  February 18, 2011


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Interview: Greg Fitzsimmons brings it home

Greg Fitzsimmons wasn't born in Boston, but the comedy community in town has claimed him as one of its own all the same.
Return of the native
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  January 28, 2011
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Interview: Bob Saget

Bob Saget introspects
Balls-deep introspection
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  January 14, 2011
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Photos: Wu-Tang Clan and Bad Rabbits at the Wilbur Theatre

Wu-Tang Clan and Bad Rabbits perform live at the Wilbur Theatre on January 3, 2011.
Wu-Tang Clan + Bad Rabbits | Wilbur Theatre | January 3, 2011
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  January 07, 2011
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Pics from Wu-Tang at the Wilbur (Second Show Next Monday)


Wu-Tang, while always good for an unexpected turn or two, did something absolutely unprecedented at their Boston show last week: they showed up on time....
By Chris Faraone  |  December 29, 2010
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Interview: U-God

Getting a mouthful of the Wu-Tang Clan
Getting a mouthful of the Wu-Tang Clan
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 17, 2010


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Interview: MST3K creator Joel Hodgson on Cinematic Titanic's art of bad film

Hodgson has returned to live performance with Cinematic Titanic , a touring version of MST3K that keeps the riffing (but ditches the robots-in-space conceit). In advance of the Cinematic Titanic show at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, he called to di
Awful good
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  October 29, 2010

Interview: Tony Clifton

When comedian Andy Kaufman died 26 years ago, it seemed logical to think that Tony Clifton would be dead too.
Am I blue?
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  October 22, 2010
October 28 | Margaret Cho at the Wilbur Theatre

October 28 | Margaret Cho at the Wilbur Theatre


Between her raunchy onstage sex stories and punch-line-ready politicking as a liberal activist, comedian Margaret Cho is well known for speaking her mind. But singing...
By Scott Kearnan  |  October 18, 2010
October 9 | Shaq at the Wilbur Theatre

October 9 | Shaq at the Wilbur Theatre


Since he stands more than seven feet tall, Shaq is usually above most things. But evidently our newest Celtics player isn't above a good laugh...
By Scott Kearnan  |  October 04, 2010
[interview]: Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione discuss November 2010 Dresden Dolls reunion

[interview]: Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione discuss November 2010 Dresden Dolls reunion


 Break out the guyliner: the Dresden Dolls have announced a reunion, or a return from hiatus, or whatever the fuck you want to call it,...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  September 22, 2010


Xavier Rudd & Izintaba at the Wilbur Theatre

Xavier Rudd & Izintaba at the Wilbur Theatre


Xavier Rudd is Australia's smarter, more talented version of Jack Johnson. You may have seen him already at a festival this summer, since he's been...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 09, 2010
Dirty Projectors at the Wilbur Theatre

Dirty Projectors at the Wilbur Theatre


Dirty Projectors push the boundaries of indie rock, song structures, and listeners' expectations in a way few modern acts would dare. Far from "just another...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 09, 2010
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Gray Area


  Ordinarily, we'd cringe if anyone described one of our favorite singers as "the sellout." (Except for that time Jewel morphed into a midriff-baring pop...
By Scott Kearnan  |  September 06, 2010
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Interview: Tom Green

Tom Green's rules of behavior
On the Gathering of the Juggalos and his rules of behavior
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 03, 2010