Monday, September 14, 2009

MON 9/14: Books, Film, Rap

Dang, another three-day weekend today would've been nice today.

In case you're interested, The Polyphonic Spree is doing a free show at the Paradise on Thursday. I think you can still text to get on the list (probably a "first-come..." deal).


MON 9/14

Cari Beauchamp, "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents His Hollywood Years": Lecture & Screening
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

The patriarch is getting some attention for his professional career besides diplomacy (and bootlegging).

Fitting that the presentation at this theatre since the Kennedy family lived down the street from for 13 years -- also known as the JFK birthplace -- before heading to Hollywood via New York. Not just "a movie mogul", he was one of the most successful and influential of the era.

Author Cari Beauchamp will discuss her book and introduce "The Trespasser", a movie produced by Joe and the transitional film for silent-film star Gloria Swanson into "talkies".

Advance reservations are recommended via Brookline Adult & Community Education: 617-730-2700 or online.

MON 9/14

7pm to 9pm
Four Stories, "The Long Goodbye: Stories of endings and loss": Reading
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Feat: Lisa Borders, Steven Brykman, Tim Horvath, Sebastian Stuart

Maybe I've got Beatles on the brain, it seems like the theme could've been "Hello Goodbye." It's the season opener of this reading series that encourages audience participation to interact with the authors. Someone wins a free drink every for asking the best question.

MON 9/14

Busdriver, Abstract Rude, Los Wunder Twins Del Rap, Will C
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 advance / $10 day of show / 18+

From LA's underground hip-hop scene centered around the long-running open-mic Project Blowed, Busdriver and Abstract Rude offer two distinct yet appealing approaches. Busdriver has a rapidly crisp delivery that covers topics from the political to the bizarre. Abstract Rude usually doesn't go at such a frenetic pace, but the rhymes have a more soulful flow.

With a name like Los Wunder Twins Del Rap, you know there's a healthy sense of humor. These guys from Lowell will make you laugh here and there, but it's solid stuff. It should be a damn good show.

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