Arts and Culture

Tea Party Ship loses $3.6m

Tea Party Ship loses $3.6m

In 3d year, museum boosts revenue but losses continue

THE BOSTON TEA PARTY Ships and Museum boosted revenue in its third year of operation, but continued to lose money, nearly $3.6 million. Damaged by fire in 2001, the museum commemorating the 1773 tax rebellion against the British by the Sons of Liberty reopened in 2012 with the help of an $18 million loan from(...)

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All together now

All together now

Boston Children’s Chorus director Anthony Trecek-King gets young voices to sing out for justice

After 10 years as the artist director of the Boston Children’s Chorus, you’re now taking on the role of president as well. You’ve said you plan to up the organization’s focus on social justice and race and cultural harmony. How so? Now that we’ve built a platform where we feel comfortable with where the growth(...)

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Boston Public Market: Looks great, makes sense

Boston Public Market: Looks great, makes sense

Locally produced food sold in a smart way

DO YOU REMEMBER the first time you went to Whole Foods and saw the perfect stacks of flawless carrots and oranges?  You might have wondered: grocery store or toy store for the crunchy set? If Whole Foods is a toy store, the Boston Public Market downtown is Tiffany’s.  It isn’t that cranberry-orange-chocolate-cinnamon jam is so(...)

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Senator still working on film tax credit changes

Senator still working on film tax credit changes

'There's a lot of moving parts,' Rodrigues says

THE SENATE COCHAIR of the Legislature’s Revenue Committee said on Wednesday that he is still working on legislation that would reduce the cost of the state’s film tax credit. “It’s a work in progress,” said Sen. Michael Rodrigues of Westport, who has been working on the legislation for months. “There’s a lot of moving pieces.”(...)

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Iron Man run off by reporter

Robert Downey Jr.  was talking up the new Avengers movie in London when his TV interviewer suddenly started asking him questions about his past drug use, his politics, and his father. Downey eventually took offense, shed his microphone, and left. “It was getting a little Diane Sawyer and you’re kind of a schmuck,” he said to his interviewer on(...)

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Tea Party ship off to slow start

Tea Party ship off to slow start

THE BOSTON TEA Party Ships and Museum, which re-opened in 2012 with the help of a first-of-its-kind $18 million loan from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, is off to a much slower-than-expected start. The financial statements of the museum’s parent company indicate the Boston attraction has lost more than $9 million in its first two(...)

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HUBweek hubbub

Now we know what the managing director of the Boston Globe does: She enlists Harvard, MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital, and together they launch a week-long festival celebrating innovation. Called HUBweek, the festival is slated to kick off October 3 next year. Linda Pizzuti Henry, the Globe’s managing director and the wife of Globe owner(...)

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