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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Beacon Quick Picks

by lynda seumoJohn Grisham, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town; Available...

New Scorsese film is unjustifiably grotesque

Judging by the advertisements, The Departed promises a return to the grimey, gritty days of...

Elvis-infused musical ain#039;t nothing but a hound dog

Elvis Presley's 1950's-era hits are crooned to 1950's-era teenyboppers by a man who looks, sings...

No lip service for new Zach Braff dramedy

It is most definitely not. A well-directed film with (mostly) believable characters, The Last...

BEACON QUICK PICKS

by bryan o'tooleU2 AND NEIL MCCORMICK, U2 ON U2; AVAILABLE SEPT. 26I have climbed through highest...

What to watch and skip on TV this fall

"Lost" ABC, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.Premieres Oct. 4As if "Lost" wasn't crazy enough before the second...

That old time rock amp; roll

It's a kind of mating game for Lester Bangs disciples. "Did you catch that new band at the Middle...

Ben Harper and band brings soul and swagger back to Boston

"Are you seeing this?" a woman in the audience asked. "He's making love to that guitar." ...

Dylan looks back to tradition for modern Times

Modern Times is not Highway 61 Revisited, nor is it Blonde on Blonde. Modern Times, is...

Don#039;t touch that dial: two New York bands herald the second coming of rock

From the Ramones to Sonic Youth and the Strokes, New York City has a reputation for turning out...

Popular musical brings Oz to the Opera House

Few will mourn seeing Wicked.,"No one mourns the Wicked," sings the touring company of the latest...

Toke a few (music) hits

Just as many movies have memorialized marijuana, scores of musicians have sung its praises-often...

Spend your day up in smoke with movies

The Beacon understands that Emerson students are some of the most dedicated and morally...

New comedy makes all Dreamz come true

Usually when filmmakers set out with an idea for a project, they hope that it won't flop and die...

Ani DiFranco shines on quot;official bootlegquot;

Carnegie Hall 4.6.02, named for its famous recording location in New York City, showcases deep...