Frank Avruch

A New England television personality for over 40 years, Frank Avruch is Boston born and bred. He had  an ongoing love affair with the city...a mixture of the old and new, a burgeoning restaurant scene, a thriving theatre, music and arts mecca, Frank  covers it all. is a counted-on-source for the oft-asked questions: "What's new", "What's happening" and "Where should we go?", he lists many of the events that make Boston a choice destination for tourists and residents alike.

Keith Lockhart's 20th year with Boston Pops 

A sure sign of summer, the concerts at Symphony Hall. Some of this season's highlights include having the audience pick their favorites on demand. Drawing from a selection of the orchestra's unmatched library of 3,500 exclusive orchestral arrangements, audience members will vote for songs from mobile devices live at the concert. Other events include: Celtic Sojourn hosted and curated by Brian O'Donovan on May 27th and 28, Audra McDonald on June 2nd, Gospel Night on June 6th, Simply Sondheim on June 10 and 11 and concluding with the Fireworks spectacular on July 4th at the Esplanade. 

2015 Tanglewood Season Highlights. Opening June 19th. 

The 2015 Tanglewood season celebrates two historic occasions: the inaugural season of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and the 75th Anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center. The BSO season opens July 3 with a special all-American program. Opening weekend continues with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra on July 5. Following his inaugural season at Symphony Hall, Andris Nelsons leads five BSO concerts this summer: with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, violinist Renaud Capuçon, and cellist Gautier Capuçon in Beethoven's Triple Concerto (8/1); a program with Dean's Dramatis personae featuring trumpet star Håkan Hardenberger and Strauss' Don Quixotewith Yo-Yo Ma (8/2); a special gala performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with the TMC Orchestra, alumni of the TMC, and theTanglewood Festival Chorus (8/8); and concerts featuring Christian Tetzlaff in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto (8/14) and soprano Kristine Opolais in a program of Barber, Boito, Puccini, Verdi, and Strauss (8/15).

Upcoming Arts Summer Highlights

  •  Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, July 8 through 26 at Emerson's Cutler Majestic Theatre
  •  Mormon Tabernacle Choir. July 6 at Wang Theatre
  •  Dream Girls at North Shore Music Theatre. June 2 through 14
  •  Boston Landmark's Orchestra at the Hatch Shell. Every Wednesday starting July 15. Free admission
  •  Newport Jazz Festival. July 31-August 2
  •  Commonwealth Shakespeare's Romeo and Julier. May 29 and 30, at Strand Theatre, Dorchester. Tix just $5
  •  Commonwealth Shakespeare's King Lear. July 22nd through August 9 at Boston Common. Free admission
  • Van Gogh and Nature at Clark Institute, Williamstown. June 14 through September 13th
  • Summer Arts Weekend. July 25, 26. Free concerts at Copley Square

Outside the Box Performing Arts Festival returns to Boston Common. July 14 to 19.

Outside the Box is back and better than ever! This July over one hundred artists and organizations from Boston and beyond will gather over 6 days on Boston Common to share their talents with you. The Common will once again be transformed into a massive performing arts festival designed to engage, educate and most importantly, entertain the citizens of Boston. And all for free! From theater to dance, the symphony to indie bands, classic to cutting edge whatever you’re looking for, Outside the Box will draw you in and make you a fanatic for the arts right here in your own backyard.

Herb Ritts back at the MFA with a new show, now through November 8

Featuring 15 recent acquisitions from the Herb Ritts Foundation, the new exhibit is a sort of modified reprise of a popular 1996 retrospective of the photographer’s work at the museum.

New Restaurants continue to flourish in the hub.

Sweet Cheeks owner Tiffani Faisom plans to open a south East Asian inspired restaurant and tiki bar called Tiger Mama in the Fenway. Gallows owner Rebecca Roth Gullo is opening Banyan Bar and Refuge in the former Hamersley's in the South End. The food from chef Philip Tang will feature the flavors of Asia and India with an emphasis on seafood. Further west in Newton, David Punch (Sycamore) has plans for an east asian soul food diner meets izakaya.


Frank as Bozo

Get an autographed picture of Frank
as Bozo the Clown!

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