Best Arts & Entertainment in Boston 1977

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1977 Best Irish Pub

The brogues are so thick here you could spread them on toast. The Irish folk music is loud, the food very good, and the spirits are high (and not in...

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1977 Best Cocktail, Fruit

The emphasis at this restaurant is on seafood fresh from the docks and natural food dishes. If you think you don’t like brown rice, the alcoholic fruit drinks—many made with...

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1977 Best Blooper

The Boston Globe, which was serializing the new William Safire novel, commissioned the radio ad, but referred us to the agency that wrote it, Quinn & Johnson. At Q &...

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1977 Best Church

The only extant seventeenth-century church in Massachusetts, it is so historic that Alistair Cooke used it in his “America” series. The Old Ship features imposing open beams and a rooftop...

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1977 Best Jogging Track

Run a mile and a half around the pond on a new, two-foot-wide, special resilient-surface track. The city is in the process of making $300,000 worth of improvements at the...

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1977 Best Cinema

David O. Selznick would have been comfortable in this rococo gilt-and-plaster movie house. Unfortunately, given the roster of films that play there, the architecture is much more diverting than the...

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1977 Best Ghost

Goody Whitcher doubles as Amesbury’s town witch and favorite ghost. She specializes in banging her loom shuttle day and night, three centuries after she gave up the ghost. Her act...

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1977 Best VFW Hall

A few years ago, after a century as a granary, this building traded its kernels for colonels and became the picturesque headquarters of 160 ex-G...I...s...

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1977 Best Wedding

Former Harvard professor Kirtley Fletcher Mather, eighty-nine, and Muriel Speare Williams, sixty-three, said “We do” on May 31, before a packaged house at Cambridge’s Memorial Church. The happy couple is...

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1977 Best Housewife

Clever Claire managed to hold down a full-time city job as an aide to City Counselor John Kerrigan (her $300-a-week salary nicely supplemented her husband’s hefty paycheck from the federal...

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1977 Best Whistler

You hear him everywhere—on the Common, in the subway station, on the street—and he’s got a great tone. But all he whistles is the first few bars of “Yankee Doodle.”...

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1977 Best Lighthouse

Moonlight, sand, bare feet and surf … what more could a romantic ask for? A lighthouse that twinkles “I-L-O-V-E-Y-O-U” over Massachusetts Bay (its signal is 1-4-3). Even the Department of...

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Music

1977 Best Jukebox

An eclectic selection that includes oldie goldies and moldies, Motown, top forty, and Italian pop tunes. The Pompei’s other attractions include its coffees, its ice cream (fresh banana and pistachio),...

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1977 Best Child Prodigy

At twelve, he played with the Boston Pops, and now at fourteen, he composes for both piano and violin at New England Conservatory. By twenty-one, he’ll have changed his name...

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