Chinatown isn’t usually the first place that comes to mind while trying to think of a hot date spot around Boston, especially on Valentine’s Day. This year, Valentine’s Day shares its day with the Chinese New Year, and Chinatown’s romantic appeal heightens as the possibility of finding a hidden date spot with an added splash of culture surfaces.
Call it overwhelming or exciting, but one reality of living in a community as large as Boston University is the impossibility of recognizing and appreciating everything that goes on around campus. On the other side, having the right blend of curiosity and initiative will undoubtedly lead to discovery of various hidden gems on campus.
Boston Lyric Opera’s new Opera Annex Production, Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, is a unique and terrifying production staged at the historic Park Plaza Castle, a distance from the BLO’s traditional Shubert stage. Since opening in 1891, the Castle has never before hosted an opera.
It’s an unparalleled experience nowadays to attend a concert of a band that truly cares about its fans. Numerous times, I’ve attended concerts where an artist unmistakably scurries through notes and lyrics just in time to dash off stage and still make a night of it on the town. All I simply ask is that the musician stick to the subject at hand &-&- music!
These days, it’s good to be from New Orleans. While many citizens of the city took time off from their continuing rebuilding efforts to celebrate the first Saints Super Bowl in history on Tuesday, they could celebrate to the sounds of New Orleans born and bred funk band Galactic and its new album Ya-ka-may (Anti).