Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Leadership envy: Justin Trudeau

justin-trudeau-canadian-prime-ministerIt is human nature to be drawn to those we find attractive. Typically attraction will wax or wane as you learn more about an individual.

Since his election to office, I’ve found my interest and attraction in Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has continued to grow. He seems to share many of the values I admired in President Obama and miss in our current president.

For those of you who may also be developing a crush on this Prime Minister to the north, I wanted to share a recent post on Unicorn Booty of some new photos of Trudeau when he was younger – enjoy.

U2 Joshua Tree tour coming to Boston June 25

u2-joshua-tree-tourPerhaps you didn’t hear but earlier this week the rock band U2 announced that they would go on a 25 city stadium tour around the world in honor of the 30th anniversary of their Joshua Tree album which sold more than 25 million records and went on to win a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1987.

The band will perform the album in its entirety each night. Speaking to the media, U2 guitarist, The Edge, said, “It seems like we have come full circle from when ‘The Joshua Tree’ songs were originally written, with global upheaval, extreme right-wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk. To celebrate the album – we decided to do these shows; it feels right for now.”

U2 will come to Boston for one night on Sunday, June 25th. You can find more information about tickets which go on sale this Monday here.

George Michael dead at 53

george-michaelIt is so sad to write that it was reported earlier today that singer George Michael died at the age of 53. His publicist has said that he passed away while at home this afternoon.  Police say there were no suspicious circumstances.

George Michael had a string of infectious pop music hits that played a big part of my life. While I’ve not given him much thought recently, he holds a special place in my heart for all the memories his music has brought me over the years.

Dunkin Donuts skit with Casey Affleck is wicked awesome

I missed SNL this weekend but the Dunkin Donuts skit with Casey Affleck is on YouTube and it is a hilarious two minute video. Check it out.

Hairspray Live on NBC tonight 8PM ET

pop cuture, musicalsI’ve loved every version of Hairspray, starting with the original movie written and directed by John Waters in 1988. The musical which came later to Broadway and was then remade into a movie musical lacks the emotional impact of the original, but I still love it.

Set your DVRs if you’ll be out so you can watch this fun musical which will be live on NBC tonight starting at 8PM ET / 7PM CT.

Prince tribute at Beat Brasserie, August 17

Controversy BostonTomorrow, August 17th from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square will present a musical tribute to Prince. The evening will feature live performances adhering to Prince’s style and substantial influence on music today, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelic and pop.

Freddie Mercury tribute at Oberon, Wednesday, August 10

Oberon tribute to QueenFREDDIE FOR A DAY

Boston joins cities all over the world to celebrate the life, memory and music of Freddie Mercury with “Freddie For A Day”. In addition to celebrating Mercury’s music contributions the evening brings people together to help raise awareness and funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust – fighting AIDS worldwide.

Boston’s “Freddie For A Day” celebration takes place at the Oberon Theater on Wednesday night. Three local bands will pay tribute to and perform Queen songs while a silk aerialist dressed as Freddie Mercury performs overhead.

A raffle and costume contest will also be held so come down to The Oberon in Cambridge and enjoy an evening of great music. Tickets on sale now through OBERON for $20 and limited half priced tickets on sale through Bostix.

Tickets to Freddie Mercury Tribute