Summer — ‘tis the season of the blockbuster, or so Hollywood hopes, right? But who knew a blockbuster would sweep through the beloved Boston-area art house, the Brattle Theatre?

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This year’s version of the free JP Music Festival features 21 bands at Pinebank Field, off Perkins Street and the Jamaica Way in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. (Photo: Tony Sahadeo)

Full story: In A Music-Rich Neighborhood With Few Rock Clubs, The JP Music Fest Thrives

"To me, it was just about making my own work the way I wanted to," says artist Jerry Beck.

Full story: The Rise And Fall And Rise Again Of Jerry Beck And His Revolving Museum

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The Simpsons + Mondrian + Wine 

"Wine, or maybe not? is a playful, minimalist wine bottle design project that will bring a smile to your face. Inspired by the style of famous Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian, the collaborative project was developed by Russian artist Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich in 1987, the same year The Simpsons first aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. And, the contents of the bottle have remained a mystery ever since.” 

Here’s our recent Simpsons tribute. 
nprfreshair:

The Simpsons + Mondrian + Wine 

"Wine, or maybe not? is a playful, minimalist wine bottle design project that will bring a smile to your face. Inspired by the style of famous Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian, the collaborative project was developed by Russian artist Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich in 1987, the same year The Simpsons first aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. And, the contents of the bottle have remained a mystery ever since.” 

Here’s our recent Simpsons tribute. 

nprfreshair:

The Simpsons + Mondrian + Wine 

"Wine, or maybe not? is a playful, minimalist wine bottle design project that will bring a smile to your face. Inspired by the style of famous Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian, the collaborative project was developed by Russian artist Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich in 1987, the same year The Simpsons first aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. And, the contents of the bottle have remained a mystery ever since.” 

Here’s our recent Simpsons tribute

It’s the final weekend to see the highly acclaimed “Turner and the Sea” exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum. For details on that, and for more arts and entertainment suggestions for those of us traveling outside Boston this weekend, here are a few ideas from wburartery's Ed Siegel.

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Bread and Puppet Theater is back in town this weekend! They’ll be performing in Cambridge on Sunday, and Lawrence on Monday.

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Water Balloons Falling (and Bouncing) in Slow Motion.

Rewatch the video.

Well. That’s awesome.

Dylan’s 2014 tour dates include the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on November 14th.

Complete list of Dylan tour dates

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Last night Breaking Bad won its second consecutive prize for outstanding drama series.  Its star, Bryan Cranston, won his fifth Emmy. Fresh Air spoke to Cranston while he was on Broadway playing President Johnson in All the Way. In the interview, he tells Terry about his short-lived stand-up career: 

"I did it for about nine months in 1981, I believe it was. I did it solely for the purpose of overcoming fear, because I looked at that and I said to myself, "Oh, my God, that’s got to be the scariest thing to do." There’s a microphone and a light on you, and that’s it. It’s all you, and so I wanted to do that. I got into the idea of going from club to club. I was never paid for it, nor should I have been, because I never rose above the level of mediocrity. But it was a great, great experience, very humbling. My respect and admiration for those who do it for a living, like Jerry [Seinfeld], was just enormous."

Photo: Andreas Laszlo Konwrath via Variety