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Out: Matt Nathanson at City Hall Plaza's BBQ Beach Party

If you take a gig for something called "BBQ Beach Party," you'd think there would be some pretty decent grub on hand. But that wasn't exactly the case for Lexington native Matt Nathanson last Friday.  
Homecoming king
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  July 01, 2011
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Stopping time

BSO music director James Levine has returned to Symphony Hall for the first time since October, when back surgery put him out of commission.
The BSO, Peter Maxwell Davies, BCMS, BMOP, Mark Morris, and Christian Tetzlaff
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  February 05, 2010
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Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Somerville Theatre

The Carolina Chocolate Drops introduced the penultimate song of their Saturday night Somerville Theatre show as from 2001, "which is about 100 years ago in pop music."
Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Somerville Theatre, January 23, 2010
By JON GARELICK  |  January 29, 2010
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Review: Fanfarlo at T.T. the Bear's

I wasn't expecting much from London indie-pop band Fanfarlo at T.T.the Bear's last Thursday evening. For the passed month, I had a live performance of theirs bouncing around my iPod, which I downloaded only because I thought their name was cool.
Fanfarlo, live at T.T. the Bear's Place, December 17, 2009
By DAVID BOFFA  |  December 25, 2009
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Kwok 'N' Roll

After the third costume change of his show, Aaron Kwok strode from the midst of a gaggle of backup dancers to the front of the stage, rearing his head back.
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By JASON BEERMAN  |  December 25, 2009
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Review: WFNX's Miracle on Tremont Street 2009

A quick, mildly sycophantic shout-out to the "powers that be" here in Phoenix -Land: This year's Miracle on Tremont Street was nothing short of a wicked pissah powerhouse bill. The grand old Orpheum creaked under the weight of a sold-out audience, and a
Passion Pit, Phoenix, and Spoon, live at the Orpheum Theatre, December 4, 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 11, 2009