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2 12, 2018

2018 ABX Showcase Spectacular at the BCEC

2018-12-02T17:13:12+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 2018 ABX Showcase Spectacular at the BCEC

Connor McGuire, Steven Burke, Lisa Robbins Carrie Havey on Experts on Healthy Schools. By Richard Campbell This year’s ABX Conference showcased such depth in architecture, design, construction and innovation that the show’s program calling the event the “premier” forum in the field was no exaggeration. Running two full days at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this past Wednesday and Thursday, this is a traditional trade show with added educational workshops and special events that cover  a wide variety of topics. Informa Global and Boston Society of Architects who produce the convention have partnered with an array of institutions.  The show drew thousands from the industry and offered free high-end publications. Some publishers like Kathy Bush- Dalton of New England Home came to [...]

22 11, 2018

Antiquarian Book Fair: Local Vendors Lead the Way

2018-11-27T13:23:15+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Antiquarian Book Fair: Local Vendors Lead the Way

By Richard Campbell The 42nd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair ran November 16-18 at the Hynes Convention Center attracting booksellers from around the world, as well as some great vendors from New England. This is a free event that is sufficiently entertaining for book people, and a source for truly unique gifts. The limited edition, first edition priceless older books of all kinds, collections of maps, memorabilia and framed art bespoke of the vast great world of quality printing and design.  The first thing one notices about this fair is the decidedly older demographic of the event, with enthusiasts and vendors alike dressed professionally in clothes made of quality materials with the gentile expectation of doing business. Amidst the booths of precious leather-bound books, [...]

22 11, 2018

ICA Gallery Review: Interactive Arts for the Holidays

2018-11-27T13:26:34+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on ICA Gallery Review: Interactive Arts for the Holidays

By Richard Campbell It is not often that the visual arts attempt to engage the audience into playing on a jungle gym, but William Forsythe’s “Choreographic Objects” currently installed at the ICA in the Seaport gives the viewer room to romp.  The choreographer’s experience-based works  coincide with his residency at the Boston Ballet, and would be considered a collaborative effort, bridging the visual arts, writing, and choreography.  Where many conceptual artists come to this kind of work without in-depth experience in dance, William Forsythe is coming from a life-long career in classical ballet. After having worked for the Stuttgart Ballet,  he was director of Ballet Frankfurt for twenty years, and formed his own Forsythe Company between 2005 and 2015.  All that experience adds a power [...]

22 11, 2018

Opening Reception:  Society of Arts + Crafts

2018-11-26T17:03:25+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Opening Reception:  Society of Arts + Crafts

       On Thursday, November 8, South Boston’s Society of Arts + Crafts (100 Pier 4 Boulevard, second floor) held its Opening Reception for “Adorning Boston and Beyond” and “Our Cups Runneth Over”.  These are cleverly combined exhibitions of both jewelry and cups, which are on view until February 17, 2019.  Admission is free; don’t miss it.   by Rick Winterson   The Society of Arts + Crafts is sited in the middle of South Boston’s Seaport District, at the corner of Seaport and 100 Pier 4 Boulevards.  The Society is on the second floor, just a short walk across Seaport Green from District Hall and the Courthouse Silver Line Station.  It is really a fine place to visit, combining (as it does) an [...]

15 11, 2018

DAV5K Boston Race Honors Disabled Veterans

2018-11-27T16:41:07+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on DAV5K Boston Race Honors Disabled Veterans

  SOUTH BOSTON SPORTS By Richard Campbell The  Veteran’s Day Weekend DAV5K race grows each year and is responsible for raising money to help over a million American Veterans each year with a myriad of services.  The Boston Castle Island trunk of the run is just one of six locations where the national event occurs but has special significance with its start at Fort Independence.  WRKO announcers handled the opening ceremonies and various organizers for the race spoke of the importance of this kind of event for veterans and their families.  With a loop around Pleasure Bay one can see that veterans of all stripes, and their supporters  were out in force. The weather was crisp, but not formidable as last year.  The teams for [...]

8 11, 2018

Illuminous: Getting A Little Better with Each Year

2018-11-15T17:51:30+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Illuminous: Getting A Little Better with Each Year

By Richard Campbell Illuminous is an annual Downtown Crossing art event that draws a little larger crowd each year as the recovery process of the once moribund shopping district has been springing back to life. As far as art installations are concerned the show was a combination of conceptually challenging, space age beauty and quirky events. For its fourth annual installment it was a cold windy night this past Saturday, but nevertheless plenty of young people seemed to be having a good time. Often the projections on the side of buildings are the most interesting part of this street art exhibit, as some of the interactive aspects were a little underwhelming. Jennymae Kho’s “New American Scholar”, as series of famous literary quotes and portraits from [...]

1 11, 2018

Moms’ Club Teal Pumpkin Project Celebration

2018-11-15T17:26:16+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Moms’ Club Teal Pumpkin Project Celebration

by Rachel Pearson On Saturday, October 20th, MOMS Club of South Boston members and families gathered together for a Teal Pumpkin Project themed Halloween Party at the South Boston Neighborhood House. The Teal Pumpkin Project is a nationwide movement that encourages offering non-food treats in addition to traditional candy/ food items to trick-or-treaters at Halloween. It is a way for children with food allergies, diabetes, celiac disease, among other medical conditions and limited diets, to enjoy a safer and happier holiday. Children at the party enjoyed live entertainment and non-food treats in a celebration that also served to announce the MOMS Club’s involvement i n our neighborhood ’s annual Trick-or-Treating on Broadway. As part of this inclusive celebration, the MOMS Club of South Boston together [...]

18 10, 2018

Seaport Sculptures Bring Iconic Brightness to Boulevards

2018-10-27T19:01:08+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Seaport Sculptures Bring Iconic Brightness to Boulevards

By Richard Campbell  The Spanish Pop Surrealist Okuda San Miguel has landed his brightly colored mythical creature sculptures on the Seaport Boulevard, lending a playful quality to what is essentially a highway through the Seaport. His larger than life sized geometrically formed sculptures face forward on the boulevard, beckoning more to drivers than to the pedestrian passer-by. The identity of the mythical figures is encased with an architectural sense of sculpture. They are the perfect anecdote to break up the seemingly never-ending sequence of blue glass boxes.  Looking somewhat like computer generated art, they are often cryptically named. In contrast to the native growth on the medians, these shiny sculptures will draw the eyes and add a notion of modernity to the new Seaport that [...]

15 10, 2018

Cleverly Polished: “Sherlock’s Last Case”

2018-11-01T11:38:48+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Cleverly Polished: “Sherlock’s Last Case”

Sherlock's Last Case By Richard Campbell This past week “Sherlock’s Last Case” opened at the Huntington Theatre main stage with a tight cast and high production values to bolster a script laden with verbal hijinks and very British humor. While a little subtler than Monty Python, there is a decidedly campy strategy behind this amalgam of familiar Sherlockian scenarios, but good taste does not allow me to reveal the central conceit of the play. Suffice it to say this rendering by Charles Marowitz turns the traditional Holmes adventures inside out via a clever psychological ploy- creating a parody that usurps all the accepted conventions of the time. The direction by Maria Aitken is near the polish of the best productions ever at the [...]

15 10, 2018

4th Annual Boston Hub Week: “We the Future!”

2018-10-27T18:43:22+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on 4th Annual Boston Hub Week: “We the Future!”

  By Richard Campbell  Founded in 2014 by Harvard, MIT, MGH, and The Boston Globe, the annual Hub Week now sporting many new sponsors, materialized on City Hall Plaza Monday October the 8th this past week. The showcase runs through the 14th and is comprised of over 200 events. This year’s theme is “We the Future”, which seems as much about cultural innovations as future crisis points mitigated by technologies. Hub Week brings smart people from around the world to showcase innovations in technology, medicine, education, humanities and the arts. While there are really only three full days of forums-Wednesday through Friday- the week includes satellite experiences all around Boston. Home base on City Hall Plaza is where select environments, staged experiences and amenities create [...]

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.