Best Arts & Entertainment in Boston 1993

Arts

1993 Best Art, Booster

Here’s to a 16-year-old Boston-based for-profit company so successful with its touring theatrical productions for junior and senior high school students that it is now able to be a corporate...

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Arts

1993 Best Art, Nudger for Youth

Its stated mission is to “inspire the imagination of children,” but it makes adults wish they were back in school. Backstage workshops, art and essay contests, and exhibitions for Massachusetts...

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Entertainment

1993 Best Cinema

You won’t pay more than four buckaroonis to see a movie in this cute cinema house, and the snack bar offers espresso, ice cream, and frozen yogurt. For similar reasons,...

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Entertainment

1993 Best Comeback

Her ‘Til Tuesday days behind her, she has released, at long last, a solo album, Whatever, that is thoughtful, inventive—in a word, stunning. Don’t make us wait so long next...

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Entertainment

1993 Best Comedian, Local

He has perfected the unlucky-guy shtick and is confident enough—in a self-conscious kind of way—to let the audience behind his mask now and then without stooping to the amateurish or...

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Entertainment

1993 Best Dancing, Engine

The Cambridge-based dance-presenting organization long ago secured the devotion of Mark Morris, who now rewards us all by performing here regularly. Morris is just one talent among many sheltered by...

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Music

1993 Best Music Venue, Unlikely

The best by far. There’s music in the restaurant’s back room, in the bakery, in the basement (once a bowling alley). Eclectic bookings, a much-needed showcase for local rock and...

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Music

1993 Best Jazz Band

Can’t beat the soloists in this 15-person ensemble, and its arrangements are always interesting. Added attraction: free performances at Paul’s Steakhouse in Marshfield every Sunday of the year except in...

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Music

1993 Best Club, Blues

That’s right—with a Y. It’s in Joe’s Pub, across form the Quincy Shipyard’s main gate, and its regulars describe it as an “excellent little hideaway,” a “wicked great bar,” and...

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Music

1993 Best Music Venue, Sometimes

If you’re hep and you follow local rock, you’re here, religiously, on Monday nights. Fixed-price ($8.95) menu, no cover, and happenin’ local bands playing in the small, stageless dining room....

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Nightlife

1993 Best Club, Twentysomething

Stupid name, but otherwise the hot scene for the postcollege sub-boomer. Three levels of dancing, plus a roof deck where attractive waitrons serve sundaes, hot dogs, and other patio food....

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