Best Arts & Entertainment in Boston 1990

Entertainment

1990 Best Comedy Club

Contrary to what its name suggests, this little fun house on the Charles seems to attract the bigger names in comedy, and possesses especially good taste in women comics...

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Entertainment

1990 Best Tour

Walking tour flyer available at the Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau information booth, 147 Tremont Street, on Boston Common. If you don’t know who Margaret Fuller, Myrna Vasquez, Melnea Cass,...

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Music

1990 Best Jazz Club

Yes, it’s noisy. Yes, it’s expensive. Yes, the taste is mainstream. No matter. Any club that can survive five years on Boston’s anemic jazz scene must be doing something right...

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Music

1990 Best Club, Blues

The South Side of Chicago meets the west side of Boston in a relaxed club where the covers are merciful, the drinks are cheap, and the best local and national...

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Music

1990 Best Club, Folk

Not merely the best folk club in Boston—or New England or the East—but very possibly the world. Passim has broken in dozens of greats, gives breaks to would-be greats, and...

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Music

1990 Best Band, New Favorite

The Dogs’ improbable mixture of blues-based rock and roots won them a major-label contract last year. The Horns’ big-brass treatment of World eat, jazz, and R&B blows the roof off...

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Nightlife

1990 Best Dance Club

A beautiful, stylish place, featuring cutting-edge hip-hop and house music, and a sophisticated, multicultural crowd. A slice of the Apple in the home of the bean and the cod...

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