<![CDATA[NBC10 Boston - The Scene]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcboston.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcboston.com/designimages/clear.gif NBC10 Boston https://www.nbcboston.com en-usWed, 20 Mar 2019 18:17:48 -0400Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:17:48 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Your Favorite Local Ice Cream Stands Are Opening]]> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:25:50 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/219*120/homemmade_icecream.JPG

As spring approaches, delicious ice cream is a must. We checked with all of your favorite seasonal local stands from across New England to find out when you can get a mouthful of their most delectable flavors.

MASSACHUSETTS

Cape Cod

Cape Cod Creamery - 5 Theater Colony Rd., South Yarmouth : April 13

Cape Cod Creamery - 645 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis : Mid April (specific date to be announced soon)

Kate's Fried Seafood and Ice Cream - 284 Paines Creek Rd., Brewster : May 27

The Shipwreck Ice Cream - 2 Freezer Rd., Sandwich : OPEN

Short 'n' Sweet - 2334 Main St., South Chatham : May 10

Sundae School Homemade Ice Cream - 381 Lower County Rd., Dennisport, MA : May 4

Sundae School Homemade Ice Cream - 606 Main St., Harwich Port : May 27

Sundae School Homemade Ice Cream - 210 Main St., East Orleans : May 27

Twin Acres Ice Cream Shoppe - 21 Route 6A, Sandwich : OPEN

Worcester County

Christopher's Homemade Ice Cream - 22 West St., Millbury : March 23

Gibby's Famous Ice Cream at Gibson's Farm - 50 Sunderland Rd., Worcester : First week of April

Meola's Wayside Ice Cream - 165 W Boylston St., West Boylston : OPEN

Rota Springs Farm - 117 Chace Hill Rd., Sterling : OPEN

Uhlman's Ice Cream - 232 East Main St., Westborough : OPEN

West End Creamery - 481 Purgatory Rd., Whitinsville : April 5

Middlesex County

Dairy Joy - 331 North Ave., Weston : March 23 (expected)

Kimball Farm - 400 Littleton Rd., Westford : March 28

Kimball Farm - 1543 Lunenburg Rd., Lancaster : April 4

Kimball Farm - 343 Bedford Rd., Carlisle : April 4

Sully's Ice Cream Stand - 55 Graniteville Rd., Chelmsford : OPEN

Bristol County

Acushnet Creamery - 264 Main St., Acushnet : OPEN

Acushnet Creamery - 230-248R Macarthur Dr., New Bedford : May (specific date to be announced soon)

Acushnet Creamery - 1 Bridge St., South Dartmouth : May (specific date to be announced soon)

Country Whip - 1173 Main St., Acushnet : March 21

Eskimo King - 29 Market St., Swansea : March 30

The Ice Cream Barn - 289 Locust St., Swansea : OPEN

Somerset Creamery - 1931 GAR Hwy., Somerset : OPEN

Somerset Creamery - 146 County St., Somerset : OPEN

Somerset Creamery - 1268 Rte. 28A, Cataumet (Barnstable County): April 5

Tom & Jimmy's Ice Cream - 337 Winthrop St., Taunton : OPEN

Uncle Ed's Front Porch - 116 Winthrop St., Rehoboth : OPEN

116 Winthrop St., Rehoboth116 Winthrop St., Rehoboth : OPEN

 

Plymouth County

Dairy Twist - 580 Washington St., Pembroke : April 1

Farfar's Danish Ice Cream - 272 St George St., Duxbury : May (specific date to be announced soon)

Heidi's Hollow - 165 Liberty St., Hanson : OPEN

Hornstra Farms Dairy Bar - 246 Prospect St., Norwell : April 1 (weather permitting)

Oxford Creamery - 98 County Rd., Rt 6 Mattapoisett : April 11

Perry's Last Stand - 2704 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham : April 12

Sugar Hill Dairy at Hanson Farm - 602 Pleasant St., Bridgewater : April 13

Norfolk County

Black Cow Ice Cream - 1397 Main St., Millis : April 13

Bubbling Brook Restaurant and Ice Cream Stand - 1652 High St., Westwood: OPEN

Frozen Freddies - 435 Washington St., Quincy : March 26

Scoops at Watson's Candy - 761 Main St., Walpole : April 26

Essex County

Benson's Homemade Ice Cream - 181 Washington St., Boxford : April 1

Carter's Ice Cream - 534 Salem St., Haverhill : OPEN

Dairy Witch - 115 Boston St., Salem : April 14

DownRiver Ice Cream - 241 John Wise Ave., Essex : OPEN

Hodgie's Ice Cream - 71 Haverhill Rd., Amesbury : April 6

Jeff and Maria's Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Food - 918 Salem St., Groveland : March 21

Soc's Ice Cream - 67 Lynn Fells Pkwy., Saugus : OPEN

White Farms Ice Cream - 326 High St., Ipswich : OPEN

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Annabelle's Natural Ice Cream - 49 Ceres St., Portsmouth : April 1

The Big 1 Ice Cream Stand - 185 Concord St., Nashua : OPEN

Deer Cap Ice Cream - 1275 Rte. 16, Ossipee : Memorial Day Weekend

Hayward's Homemade Ice Cream  - 7 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua : OPEN

Hayward's Homemade Ice Cream - 364 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack (new location) : OPEN 

Hayward's Ice Cream of Milford - 383 Elm St., Milford : OPEN 

Kimball Farm - 158 Turnpike Rd., Jaffrey : April 11

Lago's Ice Cream - 71 Lafayette Rd., Rye : OPEN

Memories Ice Cream - 95 Exeter Rd., Kingston : OPEN

Rock Salt Creamery - 16 Parker Hill Rd., Sanbornton : OPEN

Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream - 209 Rte. 103, Sunapee : May 10

Twin Lanterns Dairy Bar - 239 Amesbury Rd., Kensington : April 1 (weather permitting)

RHODE ISLAND

Brinkley's Ice Cream - 322 Main St., Wakefield : OPEN

Brinkley's Ice Cream - 921 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett : End of April (expected)

Lincoln Creamery - 276 Front St. #1, Lincoln : April 1

MAINE

Martel's Ice Cream and Mini Golf - 757 Portland Rd., Saco : April 4

Red's Dairy Freeze - 167 Cottage Rd., South Portland : OPEN

Scoop Deck Ice Cream - 6 Eldridge Rd., Wells : May 24

Shaker Pond Ice Cream - 6 Smada Dr., Sanford : May 16

CONNECTICUT

Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream - 473 Shetucket Tpke., Griswold : OPEN

Sweet Claude's Ice Cream - 828 S Main St., Cheshire : OPEN



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<![CDATA[Finland, Named World's Happiest Country, Offers Contest]]> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:29:42 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/finlandGettyImages-1001696666.jpg

Finland, ranked for the second time the world's happiest country, is launching an unusual tourism campaign which it promises will share its secret.

The country's tourism board is holding a contest in which eight people will win a free trip to Finland and will be paired with Finnish hosts.

"Our secret is in our nature, very literally. When others go to therapy, Finns put on a pair of rubber boots and head to the woods," said a release from Visit Finland announcing its sweepstakes to "rent your very own Finn."

The Finnish participants in the program "will host travelers for three summer days and introduce them to Finnish nature through their own activities ... basically all the things that we Finns love to do in nature and what makes Finland the happiest country in the world," the release said.



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<![CDATA[Meet the Stars of 'The Village']]> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:27:48 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Meet_the_Stars_of__The_Village_.jpg

Watch "The Village" on Tuesdays on NBC10 Boston.

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<![CDATA[NYC's Newest $16 Billion Neighborhood Is Officially Open]]> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:54:34 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_19074155064378.jpg

New York City’s newest neighborhood — a whopping 14-acre, $16 billion real estate project with 100 retail stores called Hudson Yards -- is officially open.

This is just Phase 1 of the project -- the full 28-acre development, which will include an additional $9 billion investment, more towers and a school, will be completed by 2025. In the meantime, there will be a number of grand opening activities over the course of the weekend to celebrate Part I, with fun performances from a number of artists. Also check out:

  • The Shops & Restaurants, New York City’s premier shopping and dining destination located at 20 Hudson Yards. The one-million-square-foot retail center brings more than 100 diverse stores, including the city's first Neiman Marcus, and culinary experiences across all food and price points

  • The Public Square and Gardens, one of the signature spaces at Hudson Yards, containing five acres of public plazas, gardens and groves designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio. The new park space connects to the High Line, Hudson Park & Boulevard and Bella Abzug Park, creating a continuous chain of open spaces on the West Side from Gansevoort Street to Times Square. It's the largest network of public spaces developed in Manhattan since Central Park. It's one part of the 14 acres of open space at Hudson Yards.

  • Vessel, the centerpiece of the Hudson Yards Public Square and Gardens, and the City’s new urban landmark designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio. Comprised of 154 intricately-interconnecting flights of stairs, 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings, Vessel offers the public a one-mile vertical climbing experience and some of the most unique views of Manhattan’s West Side. Free entrance with timed ticketing details are now available here.

The development of Hudson Yards also provides for more than 1,300 new or permanently preserved affordable units onsite and in the neighborhood, 14 acres of public space and a new K-8 public school.

Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg launched the project about six years ago after his bid for a West Side stadium failed. Bloomberg committed billions of taxpayer dollars to extend the 7 train to the location first, and now, the city’s new skyline sits atop the LIRR railyard.

While the first phase of the huge real estate project opened Friday, a $9 billion second phase, with several more towers and a school, is planned for the years ahead.



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<![CDATA[Disney World Raises Prices Over Summer, Holidays]]> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:11:23 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/disneyGettyImages-453983807.jpg

Walt Disney World is raising its prices again -- in some cases. 

Historically-busy periods like Christmas, summer and spring break will be more expensive going forward. 

The date-based pricing was announced back in October, in an effort to spread out crowds throughout the year. This week, Disney World increased the prices for tickets during the busiest times of the year. 

The least expensive one-day base ticket to Disney World remains the same at $109.

A 4-day base theme park ticket starting on July 4 will now cost $9 more per day compared to previous pricing.

A 1-day base theme park ticket from Christmas Day to New Year's Eve, will now cost $159, compared to $129 the previous year.

"Our flexible date-based ticket pricing reflects the demand we see for our parks and provides guests multiple options to meet their vacation needs. As we invest in our parks and expand our offerings, we will continue to look for ways to manage high demand and spread attendance while preserving and enhancing the guest experience," a Disney spokeswoman said in a statement.

Guests can search Disney World's pricing calendar to see what the lowest possible price would be.

For Florida residents, the 3-Day Discover Disney program offers admission to one theme park per day for $59 per day plus tax for a limited time. Residents can also add a 4th day for $20 more plus tax. 

The price hikes come as Disney is set to open Star Wars: Galaxy Edge at Hollywood Studios in California and Orlando.

Disneyland's prices increased in January



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<![CDATA[Boston Ballet Debuts New Works by Forsythe]]> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 23:16:40 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Boston_Ballet_Debuts_New_Works_by_Forsythe.jpg

Boston Ballet's spring season is kicking off with works by world renowned choreographer William Forsythe.

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<![CDATA[The Interstellar Sips + Eats of Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge]]> Fri, 01 Mar 2019 13:43:16 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/SWGE_Beverages_at_Ogas_Cantina_0214ZR_0346KP_jrod.jpg Eye the cosmic cuisine and drinks of the upcoming "Star Wars"-themed land, which opens at the Anaheim theme park in summer 2019.

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<![CDATA['World of Dance' Returns on NBC]]> Tue, 26 Feb 2019 21:15:29 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/_World_of_Dance__Returns_on_NBC.jpg

Derek Hough of "World of Dance" talks to Jackie Bruno ahead of the season premiere.

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<![CDATA[Aerosmith Announces 4 Shows at MGM Springfield]]> Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:53:23 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_19033722134516.jpg

If you've been hoping to see Aerosmith live soon, you don't have to "Dream On" much longer.

Get ready to rock n' roll this August because Aerosmith will be performing at MGM Springfield.

The "Bad Boys from Boston" announced Tuesday morning they will perform at the new casino for four nights. The rock stars will be taking a break from their Las Vegas residency to perform in Springfield on: Aug. 21, Aug. 24, Aug. 26 and Aug. 29.

If you don't want to miss a thing, you can purchase tickets on Friday on the casino's entertainment section



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<![CDATA[Rats! Man Told He Can't Edit Copies of 'The Departed']]> Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:43:48 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/departed.jpg

A movie fan has been told he cannot exterminate what he considers to be a pest in "The Departed."

Adam Sacks, a video director and editor, loves Martin Scorsese's Boston crime thriller, but he has a major gripe with the final shot, in which a rat crawls into the frame. In the movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson, mobsters try to identify a "rat." But Sacks feels the actual rodent's presence hurts an otherwise great film.

"It's a very on-the-nose metaphor and it's completely unnecessary because the movie already worked," Sacks said last week.

In response, Sacks launched a a Kickstarter campaign to remove it digitally, asking for $4,000 to get the job done. He had hoped to burn 50 Blu-ray copies of the movie, which he would then sell only to people who had paid for the original movie, which he would dispose of and replace with his "superior" rat-less disc.

But Friday, he said he had learned the rat was there to stay.

"Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. has decided that my Kickstarter to buy 50 Blu-ray copies of their thirteen-year-old movie infringes on their intellectual copyright, just because I was going to fix the ending," he said in a tweeted statement. "In order to comply with the digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Kickstarter had no choice but to take down my project to digitally erase the rat from the end of The Departed."

He added, "I could fight this. But I checked my bank account, and I have far less money than Warner Brothers made off 'A Star Is Born' in its 21st week in theaters alone (700,000 dollars. Very impressive!)."

Slack knew from the start it was a risky venture.

"I don't know if I'm allowed to do this," he said in the video accompanying his defunct campaign. "But if I don't receive a cease and desist letter, and we hit $4,000, it will happen."

Ultimately, though, he remains hopeful.

"If there is a silver lining here (besides me not having to actually follow through on this), it's that maybe all this online controversy about a rat will convince Warner Brothers to release a 4k Blu-Ray of The Departed. And maybe, just maybe, they will include an alternate rat-less ending," he said. "I'm fairly confident it would make them at least an additional 4,000 dollars."



Photo Credit: Warner Bros.
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<![CDATA[Looking Ahead to 'The Enemy Within']]> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 19:26:57 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Looking_Ahead_to__The_Enemy_Within_.jpg

Jackie Bruno caught up with Morris Chestnut of NBC's newest drama.

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<![CDATA[How to Register Your Organization for Clear the Shelters]]> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:59:39 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Kitty+on+top+of+Dog.jpg

Animal shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need.

The fifth annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative, will be held Aug. 17, 2019. 

Organizations interested in participating in Clear the Shelters 2018 must complete the Commitment Registration form here. This form is required to ensure proper verification of all interested participants.

Inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption effort led by our Dallas NBC and Telemundo stations, NBC and Telemundo-owned stations, along with dozens of affiliates nationwide, decided to step up to the plate to help their local animal shelters and communities "Clear the Shelters" every summer.

Clear the Shelters was expanded nationally in 2015. Over 18,000 adoptions were recorded by some 400 participating shelters and rescues from coast to coast. The event took another big leap in participation in 2016, when roughly 700 shelters and rescues participated and over 50,000 animals were adopted. And last year’s highly successful effort resulted in over 100,000 animals from more than 1,200 shelters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico finding new homes.

The support our local stations received from participating animal shelters and rescues, who gave families the opportunity to adopt an animal in need by offering low-cost or no-fee adoptions, or waiving pet spaying and neutering fees, helped make Clear the Shelters overwhelmingly successful. More than 250,000 pets have found their fur-ever homes since 2015.

We would love to work with your organization to make this year’s Clear the Shelters event a resounding success as we seek to help address the overcrowding issues that local animal shelters typically experience in the summer months because of spring litters.

This year, NBC and Telemundo stations are teaming up with the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, a leading animal welfare non-profit organization, to offer shelters and rescues an opportunity to raise money through the first-ever Fund the Shelters Challenge.

Michelson Found Animals will award a total of $200,000 in prize money to organizations that participate in the challenge. The funds will help shelters and rescues offset the cost of offering reduced or waived waived fees during Clear the Shelters and to support their day-to-day operations. 

The Fund the Shelters Challenge kicks off on April 9. To learn more about the challenge, click here. 



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<![CDATA[How to Participate in the Fund the Shelters Challenge]]> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:38:57 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Fund+the+Shelters.jpg

To celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Clear the Shelters, NBC and Telemundo stations are teaming up with the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, a leading animal welfare non-profit organization, to present the first-ever Fund the Shelters Challenge.

Every year, thousands of animal shelters and rescues partner with their local NBC- and Telemundo-owned television stations to offer low or waived adoption fees to help families and individuals adopt a pet.

Ahead of this year’s pet adoption initiative on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, the Fund the Shelters Challenge will offer shelters and rescues an opportunity to raise money to help offset the cost of offering reduced or waived fees during Clear the Shelters and to support their day-to-day operations.

The Fund the Shelters Challenge kicks off on April 9 and runs through May 9. It is hosted on the Crowdrise by GoFundMe platform.

The challenge is open to shelters and rescue groups participating in Clear the Shelters and to animal welfare organizations all across the country. Organizations do not need to participate in Clear the Shelters in order to take part in the challenge. Interested shelters and rescue groups must have a minimum annual operating budget of $25,000 and a maximum annual operating budget of $20,000,000 to participate.

Michelson Found Animals will award a total of $200,000 in prize money to organizations that participate in the challenge. The top six groups that raise the most money during the month-long challenge will be rewarded with cash grants totaling $135,000. There will also be weekly Bonus Challenges totaling $65,000 to encourage groups to participate participation and give all organizations a chance to win money.

Grand prize winners will be announced in May.

Interested groups can visit crowdrise.com/fundtheshelters to register for the Fund the Shelters Challenge and to read additional program rules and eligibility information.

Since 2015, more than 250,000 pets have been adopted through NBC and Telemundo stations’ Clear the Shelters nationwide pet adoption campaign. Last year alone, over 100,000 pets were adopted during the month-long initative.   

The Fund the Shelters Challenge borrows the successful model of the Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge, which it replaces for 2019. Since 2014, this pioneering fundraising effort has generated a cumulative program impact of over $7.2 million across over 600 participating organizations. To learn more about Michelson Found Animals, visit foundanimals.org.

Groups interested in participating in Clear the Shelters 2019 can visit cleartheshelters.com or contact their local NBC and Telemundo stations directly, to sign up. To access information about Clear the Shelters in Spanish, please visit DesocuparLosAlbergues.com.

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<![CDATA[Man Raising Money to Make Change to 'The Departed']]> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:39:20 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/departed.jpg

A man is raising money to undo what he considers to be a major flaw in an otherwise excellent movie.

"The Departed" is an Oscar-winning crime thriller that takes place in Boston. The 2006 film, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson, is all about mobsters trying to uncover a "rat" in their midst.

Many people loved the movie, but according to Adam Sacks, a video director and editor, the film has one huge problem: the last shot, in which an actual rat crawls into frame.

"It's a very on the nose metaphor and it's completely unnecessary because the movie already worked," explained Sacks.

Sacks has become so bothered by the last shot that he now has a Kickstarter campaign to remove it digitally.

"Basically, I just need money to be able to buy a Blu-ray of the movie, and a Blu-ray player, because I don't have one. And then I need to be able to rip it, and hire a friend of mine to digitally erase it," he explained to NBC10 Boston.

Sacks says he needs $4,000 to get the job done. His campaign is getting mixed reactions from people in Boston.

"He's got too much time on his hands, and if he wants to do a Kickstarter campaign, there's a lot more things he can do to fix," expressed Jennifer Kahn of North Andover, Massachusetts.

Juan Charvet supports his project.

"I say, all for it," he said. "It's a free world now."

If you want of copy of Sack's version, it will cost you.

"There's a huge copyright issue, because I don't own the movie, so then if anyone wants a Blu-ray, they need to give me enough money so I can buy them a Blu-ray to buy the movie legally, break that disc and replace it with what I think is a better version and then send it to them."

Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing deal, so if Sacks does not reach his goal of $4,000 in under 30 days, his project will not happen.



Photo Credit: Warner Bros.
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<![CDATA[Checking Out the New England Boat Show]]> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:13:04 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Jackie_Bruno_Tours_the_New_England_Boat_Show.jpg

This year's New England Boat Show at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is a seafarer's paradise with more than 600 boats on display... including family cruisers, sail boats, and pontoon boats.

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<![CDATA[Museum of Modern Renaissance Stands Out in Somerville]]> Wed, 06 Feb 2019 12:59:35 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Museum_of_Modern_Renaissance_Stands_Out_in_Somerville.jpg

In Somerville, Massachusetts, there's one home that stands out against the rest -- the Museum of Modern Renaissance. Resting between normal-looking homes in a residential area, this house is adorned with art covering every aspect in the building.

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<![CDATA[Flickr to Delete Thousands of User Pics]]> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 13:11:46 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/219*120/flickr30384.PNG

Social media giant Flickr announced it will be deleting a large amount of user photos on its website starting Tuesday. 

The company was purchased by Smugmug from Yahoo! last April and announced policy changes in November. 

Free users will now be limited to a total of 1,000 pictures. Customers can opt for Flickr Pro for $50 a year. 

At one point, Flickr offered users a terabyte of free storage, leading to more sign ups for the incentive. 

"I'm not concerned about the deletion," said user Calvin Smith of San Marcos, California. "I have those photos saved somewhere else. Flickr was mainly used to share photos easily." 

The company said it will start deleting the oldest photos first until the 1,000 picture limit is reached. 

"I don't want old photos deleted on any social sites because they don't have my permission," said Grace Lee in San Diego's Gaslamp District Monday. 

For users who want to download their photos, anyone with tens of thousands of them will have to spend some time on the task. 

Users can download 500 pictures at a time, which are sent in a .zip file to their Flickr inboxes. Clicking on the file downloads and stores it. 

"While current free users with over 1,000 photos and videos will become eligible for deletion starting tomorrow, users may not see any of their content deleted immediately," said Allen Nguyen, a consultant for Flickr, in an email to NBC 7 Monday. "The first accounts to be impacted will be abandoned accounts that bear large volumes of private photos." 

Statistics show Flickr has about 90 million monthly users. An average of one million photos are shared daily on the site. 

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<![CDATA[Bryce Dallas Howard Roasted by Harvard Theater Troupe]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:39:14 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Bryce_Dallas_Howard_Is_Hasty_Pudding_Woman_of_the_Year.jpg

Venerable Harvard theater troupe Hasty Pudding honored actor, director and producer Bryce Dallas Howard as its Woman of the Year and unveiled its first performance with women cast members Thursday.

In keeping with the quirky traditions of the nation's oldest collegiate theatrical organization, the 37-year old "Jurassic World" star was paraded through Harvard Square surrounded by extravagantly costumed performers then roasted by the young cast and handed a golden pudding pot.

"For some of the smartest people on the planet, you're totally bananas," Howard said on stage. "This is a blast. I'll never forget this as long as I live. And please, accept my children to Harvard."

Afterward, she told reporters she was grateful to be a part of the historic performance. "It's about time," Howard said.

The troupe announced last year it would end its policy of casting men only, which female students have protested in recent years by signing up and taking part in auditions anyway.

"One of the great things about Harvard is experiencing tradition, but what's also great is how these traditions are changing," said Elle Shaheen, a 19-year old sophomore from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, who took part in last year's audition protests and was cast this year. She played an evil prince Thursday.

Ashley LaLonde, a college junior who played a satirical version of a Disney princess in Thursday's performance, said she was thankful for the opportunity, but also sad that so many generations of women missed out.

"This is the most professional opportunity available to Harvard students," said the 21-year-old New Yorker, who hopes to pursue a career in theater. "It's a real Broadway schedule. We get to spend time with celebrities. We have industry professionals who will come see these shows."

Annabel O'Hagan, a 21-year-old senior from Richmond, Virginia, said the troupe is better for opening acting roles to women.

"It's such a talented pool of women. I'm looking forward to fighting back at the stereotype that women can't be funny," she said prior to taking the stage as a flightless, sassy parrot.

To be sure, women have long been active behind-the-scenes at Hasty Pudding, including writing the shows, working on the technical crew and serving on the executive board.

Four of the board's six members are currently women and the company is majority women, said organization spokesman Isaac Grafstein.

Of the roughly 200 people who auditioned for the current production, about 70 percent were women, he said. The troupe ultimately cast six men and six women.

During Howard's roast, the cast gently mocked her for past roles in the Terminator and Twilight franchises.

They knocked her for her likeness to Jessica Chastain and other red-haired contemporaries in Hollywood. And they referenced her famous father, Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard.

Howard, for her part, said she hopes to focus more on directing rather than acting as her career evolves, not unlike her father. And she joked that her father has said the "Dallas" part of her name refers to the Texas city where she was conceived.

Howard also said she didn't consider herself accomplished enough for Thursday's honor, given how many other women are "really taking a stand and being courageous."

"This inspires me to do more and contribute and give back," she said. "Hopefully I will be worthy of this hilarious award."

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<![CDATA[New England Boat Show]]> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:30:28 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/New_England_Boat_Show.jpg

The New England Boat Show has returned to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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<![CDATA[What Super Bowl Recipe Is Your State Extra Interested in]]> Sat, 02 Feb 2019 19:05:53 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/240*120/Screenshot+2019-01-30+at+3.01.54+PM.png

Sure, everyone eats chicken wings for the Super Bowl. But who's looking to make fried chicken wings?

People in Arkansas, according to a Google analysis of the most uniquely searched recent Super Bowl recipes across the country. It's Pennsylvanians who are most interested in making regular chickens wings.

The results from Google Trends show what Super Bowl recipes were trending in each state compared to the rest of the country in the week leading up to Wednesday. It doesn't show what recipes are most popular in each state — rest easy, spinach dip haters in New York and Texas, the map isn't saying spinach dip is more popular than wings or chips where you live.

Massachusetts and California, home to the two teams playing the Super Bowl, appear to be more health conscious, uniquely searching for gluten-free pretzels in the land of the Patriots and baked chicken breasts in the Rams' home state.

And in Georgia, which is hosting the Super Bowl, people have been searching more for Buffalo chicken dip.

Cake seems to be an extra-enticing recipe for Super Bowl parties across the country: in New Hampshire, Florida, Tennessee, Wyoming, Arizona and Washington state.



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<![CDATA[Mouth-Watering Grub and Drink Found at Super Bowl LIII]]> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 13:52:32 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/HotDog7.JPG Fans eager to watch the big game at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium Feb. 3 can expect to find top-rated food and beverage items offered at the same prices fans experience at all other events in the stadium.

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<![CDATA[Sam Adams Releases New Tom Brady GOAT-Themed Beer]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:57:59 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/goatbeer.jpg

Just in time for Super Bowl LIII, Boston-based Sam Adams is releasing a special GOAT-themed beer in honor of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

"Too Old, Too Slow, Still Here," a 7.8 percent ABV double New England IPA "commemorating the greatest team of all time and the GOAT itself," will be sold in crowlers and on draft in the Sam Adams Boston Brewery in Jamaica Plain on Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. or until the kegs are kicked.

The first 199 people who show up (Brady was drafted 199th) will be able to purchase one crowler each. There will also be free wings, live entertainment and commemorative posters and stickers, as well as a sample of the beer for those in attendance.

Anyone who isn't one of the first 199 to show up will still be able to purchase the Brady beer on draft in the taproom until it's gone.

"We’re behind the New England Patriots 100 percent as they head to the big game," Jim Koch, Sam Adams' founder, said in a statement. "The best way we could think to honor the team was to brew a beer for fans that can’t make it to Atlanta and a New England style Double IPA with as much spirit as the players felt like the perfect beer. We haven’t doubted them all season and can’t wait to watch them on Sunday with a beer in hand that honors their hard work."

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<![CDATA[Strega's Singing Waiter]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 21:26:44 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Strega_s_Singing_Waiter.jpg

A Woburn waiter is a master of both the order and the stage.

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl LIII By the Numbers]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:20:10 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/thumb33.jpg

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<![CDATA[Virgin's 18+ Cruise Ship Sets Sail in 2020]]> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:42:43 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/vv-thumb.jpg Virgin Voyages is the latest travel-related company in Sir Richard Branson's empire. The inaugural boat, the "Scarlet Lady," will be an adults-only cruise line sailing from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020. Future itineraries will include trips to Cuba. Amenities on board were designed with the 18+ traveler in mind. A tattoo parlor, mani-pedi spa, nightclub and group fitness classes are just some of the offerings. ]]> <![CDATA[Meet a First Grader With a Fashion Line]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:07:36 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Meet_a_First_Grader_With_a_Fashion_Line.jpg

This Sudbury, Massachusetts 6-year-old boy already his own fashion brand. Jackie Bruno has more on the story.

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<![CDATA[The Cast of 'New Amsterdam' Dishes on Plot]]> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:44:02 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000021370050.JPG

NBC10 Boston's Jackie Bruno chats with the cast of the medical drama "New Amsterdam" about upcoming plot developments and why they love being on the show.

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<![CDATA[Boston Wine Festival Celebrates 30 Years]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:56:14 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Boston_Wine_Festival_Celebrates_30_Years.jpg

The Boston Wine Festival kicked off for the 30th time Friday.

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<![CDATA[Boston Calling Announces 2019 Lineup]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:35:59 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/bostoncalling1.jpg

The lineup for Boston Calling 2019 was released Thursday morning, featuring headliners Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott and Tame Impala.

Other major acts include Odesza; Logic; Greta Van Fleet; Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals; Hozier; Janelle Monae; Brandi Carlile; Lord Huron; Sheck Wes; Rainbow Kitten Surprise; Christine and the Queens; Big Red Machine, an experimental collaboration between Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National; and Black Star, the hip-hop duo of Mos Def and Talib Kweli.

Boston Calling will be held over Memorial Day Weekend, from May 24 to 26, at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston. It will be the festival's third year in Allston after being held at City Hall Plaza in previous years.

Special "announce day pricing" will be available for 24 hours after the big reveal. For ticket info and more on the lineup, visit bostoncalling.com.

Last year's lineup was among the most star-studded in the event's history, with acts like Eminem, The Killers, Jack White, Khalid, Portugal. The Man and more.

In addition to the musical acts, this year's festival will include comedians like Michael Che, Jenny Slate and Fred Armisen. The Boston Ballet will also perform.

“Since 2013, we’ve had the privilege of bringing fans nine editions of Boston Calling, featuring hundreds of acts: from world-renowned superstars, to Grammy winners and nominees, to local artists on the rise," said Brian Appel, co-founder and chief executive officer of Boston Calling Events. "We love the artists that have been assembled for 2019, and look forward to welcoming back many of our favorites from past editions. With each Boston Calling, we aim to bring the festival to greater heights and this year is no exception."

Tickets will be available in a tiered pricing structure this year, with the lowest price tickets on sale beginning Thursday and gradually increasing as the festival draws closer.



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<![CDATA[Interviews With Stars of 'Chicago' Shows]]> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 18:20:02 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000021227002.JPG

Hear from stars from prime-time shows "Chicago Fire," "Chicago Fire," and "Chicago P.D."

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<![CDATA[Boston Calling Lineup to Be Announced Thursday]]> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:17:58 -0400 Boston Calling Music Festival, City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage festival featuring performances from some of the biggest names in music, comedy, and art. It began in 2013 at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston, and after seven successful and critically acclaimed installations, the festival is moving to the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston in order to expand programming. It will be held over Memorial Day weekend, 2017. The festival is primarily an indie and pop rock festival; past performers have included Jack Johnson, Fun, Vampire Weekend, Beck, Pixies, Alabama Shakes, and Ben Harper.]]> Boston Calling Music Festival, City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage festival featuring performances from some of the biggest names in music, comedy, and art. It began in 2013 at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston, and after seven successful and critically acclaimed installations, the festival is moving to the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston in order to expand programming. It will be held over Memorial Day weekend, 2017. The festival is primarily an indie and pop rock festival; past performers have included Jack Johnson, Fun, Vampire Weekend, Beck, Pixies, Alabama Shakes, and Ben Harper.]]> https://media.nbcboston.com/images/191*120/Boston+Calling+Crowd+.jpg

The lineup for Boston Calling 2019 will be released on Thursday, organizers have announced.

The music festival said on its Twitter account Wednesday that the lineup and tickets will drop at 10 a.m. Thursday. Special "announce day pricing" will be available for 24 hours after the big reveal.

Boston Calling will be held over Memorial Day Weekend, from May 24 to 26, at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston. It will be the festival's third year in Allston after being held previously at City Hall Plaza.

Last year's lineup was among the most star-studded in the event's history, with acts like Eminem, The Killers, Jack White, Khalid, Portugal. The Man and more.

For ticket info and more, visit bostoncalling.com.



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<![CDATA[Chef Loses 200 Pounds While Working at Sweet Cheeks]]> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:47:05 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Chef_Loses_200_Pounds_While_Working_at_Sweet_Cheeks.jpg

One local chef was able to lose hundreds of pounds while working at one of the most tempting restaurants in Boston.

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<![CDATA[Gearing Up for the Golden Globes]]> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 18:29:49 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Gearing_Up_for_the_Golden_Globes.jpg

Hollywood is getting ready to party, with the Golden Globes airing Sunday on NBC10 Boston.

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<![CDATA['Titan Games' Competitor Shares His Story]]> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:40:56 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/_Titan_Games__Competitor_Shares_His_Story.jpg

Gardner native Mike Evans talks to Jackie Bruno about his appearance on "Titan Games."

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<![CDATA[Historic Boston Restaurant to Serve Last Customer]]> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:34:38 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Durgin-Park.JPG

One of Boston's most historic restaurants is closing its doors.

Right now, Durgin-Park in Faneuil Hall is still open for business. There are no signs the place is closing. But the workers have been told their last shifts will be next week, and now, many disappointed customers are trying to get in their final meals.

Like an under-cooked steak, long time customer Jonathan Berg says the news is leaving a bad taste in his mouth.

"This is another passing of a great institution," said Berg.

Rachelle Mazzone is Durgin-Park's bartender and says dozens of long-time workers were told the restaurant would be closing next weekend. She was told it's no longer profitable.

"Well, they say they were losing money, lot of maintenance of the building," said Mazonne. "It's a big, old building."

NBC10 Boston went by during Thursday's lunch rush. The workers say in the past, the place used to be packed during those hours. Mazzone believes the emergence of all the new restaurants in the Seaport District nearby is also hurting the bottom line.

"Young people like new places," said Mazonne.

Durgin-Park also runs a comedy club downstairs, and was always family-owned and operated until it went corporate back in 2007 after being sold to Ark Restaurants, based in New York.

According to Ark Restaurants CEO Michael Weinstein, the restaurant wasn't profitable anymore. He says business has been down about 30 percent over the last five years. Weinstein says the dwindling head count, increase in minimum wage and health care costs, the expensive upkeep of an old building and competition from the growing Seaport District were all factors in the restaurant's downfall.

"We're not picking up new local business," Weinstein said. "There are economic realities."

Weinstein says the restaurant will be closing after business on Jan. 11. He says the company is still looking for an interested buyer, but "it does not look hopeful."

Outside, the restaurant's slogan proudly hangs above the entrance, reading, "Established Before You Were Born." Inside, it's a blast from the past. The menu has traditional "Yankee cooking," like prime rib, clam chowder, Boston baked beans and shepherd's pie.

Since 1827, the business attracted faithful diners and tourists to its Faneuil Hall location, winning several culinary awards. And the wait staff was always encouraged to be rude — in a good way.

"When you saw the same people everyday, you were like, 'Joe, eat your beans. Harry, eat your hot dog, get away from me.' Nothing offensive, though," said Mazonne.

With time running out, Mazzone hopes she'll be able to say good bye to all her faithful customers, many who are unaware of the impending closing.

"It's going to be bad when they come to the door and it's locked," said Mazonne.

Berg says he's preparing for his final meal.

"I'll have to come back and bring a few friends," said Berg.

A Fanueil Hall spokesperson says Durgin-Park is still under lease for several years. There's also a smaller location at Logan Airport. That location's future is unclear.



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<![CDATA[Local Company Believes New Headshot Can Transform Your 2019]]> Tue, 01 Jan 2019 21:21:39 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Professional_Makeup_and_Headshots.jpg

Whether you're looking for love or just trying to build your business, a new headshot could make a big difference. Rachel Rubin is the CEO and founder of Parlr in Framingham, which is a salon, spa and lifestyle photography studio all under one roof. Rubin says they have an amazing track record for dating profile shoots, and that their services help clients feel like the perfect version of themselves, giving them a confidence boost. NBC10 Boston's Jackie Bruno has more.

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<![CDATA['Almost Heaven': John Denver Estate in Aspen Listed for $11M]]> Fri, 28 Dec 2018 21:39:38 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/John+Denver+Aspen+Home.jpg It's "almost heaven," but not in West Virginia. The Aspen, Colorado, estate built by singer-songwriter John Denver has been put on the market for $11 million. The 7,735-square-foot home, constructed in 1972 and immortalized in his hit song "Starwood in Aspen," was put up for sale this week following a major renovation. Denver called the retreat his "sweet Rocky Mountain paradise."

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