What’s Billy Conway up to? The Morphine drummer has switched from low rock – the category invented by the famed Cambridge band – to roots music in the supergroup Cold Satellite.
At the core of J.J. Abrams’ brilliant rebranding, beyond the astute and well-measured use of high-powered special FX, is the inspired casting of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as the younger Kirk and Spock. The tale of this sequel is ambitious, crisp, filled with action and subplots – and yet possibly a bit too familiar.
Chanteuse Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers perform favorite James Bond and spy-themed songs live at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harvard Square’s Oberon. “Diamonds are Forever, but this show is one night only,” Luparelli says.
What makes Richard Kuklinski intriguing is that he did it while married and living a suburban existence, replete with two teenage daughters. But writer/director Ariel Vromen plays the tale a little too straight.
PorchFest, started in 2011 by the Somerville Arts Council to gain exposure for local musicians and build a sense of community for listeners, returns Saturday.
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra performs a concert called “Love on the Run” on Saturday with some Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev “Romeo & Juliet” and Verdi’s equally sweeping and tragic “La forza del destino.”
We love our roots music in Cambridge and Somerville, so we should love Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys when they bring their unique, progressive “LouGrass” sound to The Cantab Lounge.
Leonardo DiCaprio gives a thoughtful and nuanced performance lost alongside a miscast Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan and amid a swirl of 3-D spectacle.
For many academics, educating people is its own reward. For Cantabrigian Merry White, a professor of anthropology at Boston University and author of “Coffee Life in Japan,” there is Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun.
The Louder than a Bomb youth poetry slam festival arrives in late May with funding needs – and a newly poignant name.