By Jill Diver Before the fall season creeps in with its vibrant colors and cool winds, enjoy the few weekends left of summer by taking a road trip to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Yes, Pop! fans, this means not attending the beach for a full weekend, (think of the sunburn it will save your skin) but Mohegan Sun has more than enough entertainment for the 21 plus crowd. From the moment you set foot inside the doors of the giant hotel and casino, you are surrounded by waterfalls, intricate decorations made with mosaic tiles and of course, the cha-ching sound of money, being lost and won.
By Jill Diver Natan Alexander is 40 and has been a tattoo artist for 18 years. He has been tattooing in Massachusetts, since it was legalized in 2001. Alexander was one of the people who had been lobbying for the the legalization of tattoos in Massachusetts since the 90s. To celebrate the legalization of tattooing in Massachusetts, Alexander has helped to put together the Boston Tattoo Convention, now in it’s 9th year. The Boston Tattoo Convention will be in Boston at the Boston Back Bay Sheraton Hotel, from today, Friday, Sept. 3 to Monday, Sept. 6.
By Jill Diver Welcome back to another installment of “Why don’t we just dance?” After learning the very basic footwork for what I think was every professional dance known to man, I’ve started focusing on just one dance — The Foxtrot.
By Jill Diver Well, dancing the tango, rose in my teeth, twirling around the floor, may not be in my near future, however, I am learning the basics of some pretty cool and very amazing dances –tango, foxtrot, salsa, swing, hustle and waltz, with more to come! I have also learned:
By Jill Diver Hello Pop! readers, Thus far this blog has kept you updated on theater, music and even local bar events, but now, hold on to your hats, or better yet your dancing shoes, as I attempt to become more cultured, and learn how to dance from the professionals at Studio 665 in Woburn, Mass.
My job allows for me to meet some pretty cool people, and on occasion, I get to meet some famous people as well. This past Friday, March 5, I went and checked out country singer Pat Green at the House of Blues in Boston.
By Jill Diver For the rock group Sublime their musical careers came to an abrupt stop with the death of lead singer, Bradley Nowell in 1996, just two months before the release of the band’s self-titled album “Sublime”. Now, the band “Bad Fish — A Tribute to Sublime”, will bring Sublime fans a live version of music they would otherwise, never hear live. According to drummer Scott Begin, the band started in 2001 at the University of Rhode Island.
By Jill Diver Summer is just around the corner, and with summer, comes the need for a new wardrobe or just a few new staple pieces. If you are one of those people, that love to shop, then check out the trendy Black & Blues Boutique in Davis Square in Somerville, Mass. Too far you say? Don’t write off this store just yet, as they carry some fantastic lines of clothing and all moderately priced!
On Monday, the summer season for Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion kicks off with the “Country Throwdown Tour.” All the specific details can be found here on the Eagle-Tribune site. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter while we live tweet from the concert, twitter.com/PopFiend and go backstage with the artists and keep the fans updated on all that is new. In the meantime check out our short interview with Emily West: