John Black

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Commitment, A Collection by Equinox

Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, today unveiled an unprecedented new take on its acclaimed “Commit To Something” campaign with “Commitment, A Collection by Equinox,” featuring seven one-of-a-kind luxury goods inspired by the passion and persistence of some of the most committed people and organizations on earth.

In an on-demand world where everything is a swipe away and anything can be bought if the price is right, Commitment, A Collection by Equinox was conceived to subvert our typical perceptions of luxury.  From “The Truth Lipstick” to “Eau de Blood, Sweat and Tears,” each product serves as beautiful proof of commitment in a noncommittal world.  The catch?  Nothing is for sale.

Designed by some of the world’s most provocative fashion forces including Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, Shayne Oliver, Y/Project and Eckhaus Latta, the products explore the real-life stories behind The Washington Post’s truth-seeking journalists, the gay civil rights pioneers of The Stonewall Inn, marathoner/activist Kathrine Switzer, and other fiercely committed people and organizations.

“The concept of commitment is central to the Equinox mission, and we proudly celebrate it every day as we empower each member of our community to maximize their own personal potential,” said Vimla Black Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer, Equinox Fitness Clubs. “We’re living in a time where commitment has become a relative rarity, so the stories we’re sharing as part of this year’s campaign feel especially important as a catalyst for inspiring others to accomplish their own goals—both inside and outside the four walls of our clubs.”

Commitment, A Collection by Equinox, developed in collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy New York, is further brought to life with Steven Klein-shot imagery that serves as an homage to classic luxury fashion advertising and an “e-commerce” hub, www.commitmentcollection.com, featuring interactive narratives on each product.

“As a brave brand, this year’s campaign pushes well beyond two-dimensional images to create deeper, narratives around the world’s most valuable resource—but nothing is as it seems,” said Elizabeth Nolan, Equinox Executive Creative Director. “‘Commit to Something’ has now evolved from a provocative idea into a cultural movement, so we’re inviting audiences on a meaningful journey to challenge their own definitions of luxury and its significance in their lives.”

Commitment, A Collection by Equinox is not for sale. Throughout 2018, several of the items from the collection will be auctioned off, with proceeds donated to nonprofit organizations of importance to the people and organizations behind each, including Equinox’s longtime charitable partners, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Heroes Project. In some cases, donations have been made to these organizations on Equinox’s behalf.

With designers curated by stylist Mel Ottenberg, Equinox commissioned the production of these one-of-a-kind items:

The Truth Lipstick: Made from blank newspaper pages from The Washington Post. Symbolizes the organization’s commitment to free press and journalistic integrity. Lipstick Case designed by Mel Ottenberg.

The Law Suit: Designed by Eckhaus Latta, and made from case files of lawyer James Thornton, founder of nonprofit ClientEarth who, over four decades, has committed to fighting for the environment because it can’t fight for itself.  Symbolizes Thornton’s commitment to solving the greatest challenges faced by our planet.

Stonewall Stilettos: Designed by Shayne Oliver, and made from the actual pleather from the banquettes at The Stonewall Inn.  Symbolizes the commitment of early activists fighting for LGBTQA rights.

The Shades of Humanity: Designed by Adam Selman, and made from the camera lens of 2016 Instagram photographer of the year, Ruddy Roye.  Symbolizes Ruddy Roye’s commitment to capturing the stories that often go unseen.

Eau De Blood, Sweat & Tears:  Bottle designed by Rafael de Cardenas/Architecture at Large with a custom scent by 12.29, the fragrance was infused with the actual DNA of Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.  Symbolizes Switzer’s commitment to equal rights for all female athletes.

The Scrubs Sweatsuit: Designed by Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, and inspired by the workwear of dedicated oncologists like those at Memorial Sloan Kettering, who patient by patient, are committed to fighting the war on cancer daily.

The Real Camo Jacket: Designed by Y/Project (Glenn Martens) and made using actual material from the uniforms of four Heroes Project veterans, celebrating our partnership with the Heroes Project.  Symbolizes The Heroes Project’s commitment to wounded veterans, who changes lives by empowering and enabling these veterans to climb the world’s seven summits. Materials donated by Charlie Linville (Jacket from his Battle Dress Uniform, including name patch, piece of his boot that he was wearing when he stepped on an IED and lost his leg, piece of rope that went to the top of Everest, belt buckle from dress uniform); Brad Ivanchan (belt when in combat); Carlos Torres (Jacket from his BDU’s, including his name patch); Kionte Storey (Bracelet from when he was in combat)

“I was really inspired to work on the Commitment project with Equinox this year,” said Ottenberg, who curated the collection’s designers.  “The commitment stories we worked with were so interesting and varied, and to be able to create different products with some of my favorite designers was such a fun and rewarding challenge.”

Beginning on January 2, Commitment, A Collection by Equinox will also appear on Equinox social channels featuring stories behind each of the products and using the hashtag #committosomething.  The products will also be displayed in select Equinox club windows nationwide as a nod to luxury retail shop displays.

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Commitment, A Collection by Equinox

Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, today unveiled an unprecedented new take on its acclaimed “Commit To Something” campaign with “Commitment, A Collection by Equinox,” featuring seven one-of-a-kind luxury goods inspired by the passion and persistence of some of the most committed people and organizations on earth.

In an on-demand world where everything is a swipe away and anything can be bought if the price is right, Commitment, A Collection by Equinox was conceived to subvert our typical perceptions of luxury.  From “The Truth Lipstick” to “Eau de Blood, Sweat and Tears,” each product serves as beautiful proof of commitment in a noncommittal world.  The catch?  Nothing is for sale.

Designed by some of the world’s most provocative fashion forces including Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, Shayne Oliver, Y/Project and Eckhaus Latta, the products explore the real-life stories behind The Washington Post’s truth-seeking journalists, the gay civil rights pioneers of The Stonewall Inn, marathoner/activist Kathrine Switzer, and other fiercely committed people and organizations.

“The concept of commitment is central to the Equinox mission, and we proudly celebrate it every day as we empower each member of our community to maximize their own personal potential,” said Vimla Black Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer, Equinox Fitness Clubs. “We’re living in a time where commitment has become a relative rarity, so the stories we’re sharing as part of this year’s campaign feel especially important as a catalyst for inspiring others to accomplish their own goals—both inside and outside the four walls of our clubs.”

Commitment, A Collection by Equinox, developed in collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy New York, is further brought to life with Steven Klein-shot imagery that serves as an homage to classic luxury fashion advertising and an “e-commerce” hub, www.commitmentcollection.com, featuring interactive narratives on each product.

“As a brave brand, this year’s campaign pushes well beyond two-dimensional images to create deeper, narratives around the world’s most valuable resource—but nothing is as it seems,” said Elizabeth Nolan, Equinox Executive Creative Director. “‘Commit to Something’ has now evolved from a provocative idea into a cultural movement, so we’re inviting audiences on a meaningful journey to challenge their own definitions of luxury and its significance in their lives.”

Commitment, A Collection by Equinox is not for sale. Throughout 2018, several of the items from the collection will be auctioned off, with proceeds donated to nonprofit organizations of importance to the people and organizations behind each, including Equinox’s longtime charitable partners, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Heroes Project. In some cases, donations have been made to these organizations on Equinox’s behalf.

With designers curated by stylist Mel Ottenberg, Equinox commissioned the production of these one-of-a-kind items:

The Truth Lipstick: Made from blank newspaper pages from The Washington Post. Symbolizes the organization’s commitment to free press and journalistic integrity. Lipstick Case designed by Mel Ottenberg.

The Law Suit: Designed by Eckhaus Latta, and made from case files of lawyer James Thornton, founder of nonprofit ClientEarth who, over four decades, has committed to fighting for the environment because it can’t fight for itself.  Symbolizes Thornton’s commitment to solving the greatest challenges faced by our planet.

Stonewall Stilettos: Designed by Shayne Oliver, and made from the actual pleather from the banquettes at The Stonewall Inn.  Symbolizes the commitment of early activists fighting for LGBTQA rights.

The Shades of Humanity: Designed by Adam Selman, and made from the camera lens of 2016 Instagram photographer of the year, Ruddy Roye.  Symbolizes Ruddy Roye’s commitment to capturing the stories that often go unseen.

Eau De Blood, Sweat & Tears:  Bottle designed by Rafael de Cardenas/Architecture at Large with a custom scent by 12.29, the fragrance was infused with the actual DNA of Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.  Symbolizes Switzer’s commitment to equal rights for all female athletes.

The Scrubs Sweatsuit: Designed by Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, and inspired by the workwear of dedicated oncologists like those at Memorial Sloan Kettering, who patient by patient, are committed to fighting the war on cancer daily.

The Real Camo Jacket: Designed by Y/Project (Glenn Martens) and made using actual material from the uniforms of four Heroes Project veterans, celebrating our partnership with the Heroes Project.  Symbolizes The Heroes Project’s commitment to wounded veterans, who changes lives by empowering and enabling these veterans to climb the world’s seven summits. Materials donated by Charlie Linville (Jacket from his Battle Dress Uniform, including name patch, piece of his boot that he was wearing when he stepped on an IED and lost his leg, piece of rope that went to the top of Everest, belt buckle from dress uniform); Brad Ivanchan (belt when in combat); Carlos Torres (Jacket from his BDU’s, including his name patch); Kionte Storey (Bracelet from when he was in combat)

“I was really inspired to work on the Commitment project with Equinox this year,” said Ottenberg, who curated the collection’s designers.  “The commitment stories we worked with were so interesting and varied, and to be able to create different products with some of my favorite designers was such a fun and rewarding challenge.”

Beginning on January 2, Commitment, A Collection by Equinox will also appear on Equinox social channels featuring stories behind each of the products and using the hashtag #committosomething.  The products will also be displayed in select Equinox club windows nationwide as a nod to luxury retail shop displays.

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Narragansett Porter Is Back

For the first time since 2012, Narragansett Beer is back to brewing its award-winning Porter after countless requests from ‘Gansett fans. Just in time for the new year, the Narragansett Porter’s robust taste and rich history make it the perfect beer for winter in New England.

With a subtle base of bittersweet chocolate and a hint of smokiness from the blend of malts accompanied by a touch of berry and pine from the hops, Narragansett Porter is a hearty yet extremely approachable craft brew. The 7% ABV and 28 IBU American-style porter is brewed with Chinook hops for bittering and Simcoe hops for aroma, along with Black, Pale, Chocolate, Crystal and Special B malts, roasted barley and ale yeast.

First brewed in 1916, Narragansett Porter has long withstood the tests of time, carrying ‘Gansett through Prohibition and beyond. From 1920 through 1933, Narragansett Brewing Company was granted one of just six patents issued by the U.S. government to brew the beer for “medicinal purposes,” as people largely believed that the Porter had strong healing effects. These days, whether it’s called ‘Gansett Dark like the locals do or just plain Porter, the beloved brew is back and better than ever, having been brewed at the new Narragansett Brewery at The Guild for the first time. Narragansett Porter is now available in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans for $10.99 - $12.49 and for purchase in Rhode Island, Eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut through the winter.

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Snowball Special at Babbo

Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca Chef Mario LaPosta and his team invite guests to join them for a "snowball special" on snow days this winter.

Serving up a tastier, more adult alternative to traditional "snowballs," Babbo will be offering guests who purchase an adult beverage at its bar a complimentary order of its famous meatballs! The offer will be available from open to close and will be limited to one meatball order per guest.

From open to close during snowstorms

For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.babbopizzeria.com or contact (617) 421-4466.

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Songs from Three Mile Island

What happens when a dozen songwriters get stranded for a week on a primitive island in Lake Winnipesaukee? Come listen and find out. It's an evening of all-new works from the Sub Rosa Collective. The Club Passim Iguana Music Fund sponsored this group of castaways for their 7th Annual Songwriting Retreat last June. Six months on, they're holding their reunion with us, sharing intimate songs arranged for a big band and lots of backup singers. These artists are all favorites at Passim, having appeared under their own name or with various bands. 

with

Miss Tess

Kristin Andreassen

Charlie Rose

Dietrich Strause

Jocie Adams

Kris Delmhorst

Mark Erelli

Rose Polenzani

Rose Cousins

Sean Staples

Dave Godowsky

Dinty Child

 

Sub Rosa Songwriting Retreat - Songs from Three Mile Island is at Club Passim on Jan. 7. Showtime 7 PM. Tickets $20/$25

 

 

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The Killers at The Garden

The Killers are a Las Vegas-based four-piece who formed in 2003, featuring the talents of singer/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, drummer Ronnie Vanucci, guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer. The band has received countless accolades for their artistic achievement, including multiple Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards and more.

Their first album, Hot Fuss, was released in 2004 to worldwide acclaim. The album contained the singles “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me,” in addition to the anthemic song “All These Things That I’ve Done,” which has since been referenced by the likes of U2 and Coldplay. The band toured for two years straight behind Hot Fuss, playing more than four-hundred shows, and eventually returned to Vegas to begin to work on the follow-up album with legendary producers Alan Moulder and Flood. The result, a love letter of sorts to their hometown entitled Sam’s Town, was released in 2006 and spent forty-two weeks on the Billboard Top 200.

The Killers have appeared three times on Saturday Night Live, in addition to performances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A b-sides collection entitled Sawdust was released in 2007. The Killers have sold over twenty-five million albums worldwide; their third studio album, Day & Age, was released to widespread critical praise in 2008. The following tour saw the band headlining two of America’s most prestigious festivals, Lollapalooza and Coachella, as well as selling out Madison Square Garden for the third time.

Wonderful Wonderful., the band's fifth studio album, and first in five years, was released on September 22nd on Island Records. The band plats The Garden on Jan. 7. Showtime 7:30 PM. Tickets $25-$95.

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The Nervous Eaters at Thunder Road

Boston punk legends The Nervous Eaters, were originally managed by Jimmy Harold, owner of the Ratskeller. They recorded their first two singles for Rat Records. They also were the second house band after Barry and The Remains. For a good 2 years, The Eaters opened and head-lined with just about every major band to play the Rat. They also recorded with Elektra records, Penniman and No Tomorrow records. The Nervous Eaters are proud of their long association with Rick Harte and Ace of Hearts records. New Eaters CD’s are planned by The AOH’s Label.

 

The Nervous Eaters play Thunder Road on January 6. Showtime 8 PM. Tickets $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show -

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Sh!t-faced Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

Think these star-crossed lovers are going somewhere? (Well, other than the drunk tank..?) NO! It's the Capulets and Montagues like you've never seen before. Sword fights, doubling, and happy daggers galore.

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare, the hilarious combination of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one entirely sh!t-faced cast member, and the Magnificent Bastards are performing ROMEO AND JULIET just for you. Enjoy Shakespeare responsibly Sunday nights at Laugh Boston for drunkenly good time!

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The World in a Drop

The minuscule ecosystem within a single drop of water is home to an astonishing diversity of organisms busily living out their lives and interconnected by myriad complex relationships. The photographic exhibit World in a Dropis an aesthetic journey into this microbial world, as revealed through cutting-edge imaging technologies. With expertly executed photography, videography, and poetic narration, Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter capture the intrinsic beauty of a mysterious world that is seldom recognized.

World in a Drop is at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

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Mala Comes Back by Popular Demand

Set during the epic winter of 2015, Mala is inspired by text messages frantically typed on an iPhone b Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez, while she cared for her increasingly frail and consistently fierce mother. These short missives ultimately create a moving and generous portrait of the way taking care of family tests, deepens, and changes our bonds to the ones we love. Lopez, a regular on Boston stages, also performs the play.

Mala won the 2016 Elliot Norton Award for Best New Script, and it was named one of the best plays of 2016 by The Boston Globe, WBUR’s ARTery, and DigBoston. This return engagement of Mala, back by popular demand, is funny, brutally honest, and ultimately cathartic. Mala puts a sharp focus on what it means to put our loved ones first, right to the very end, and what happens when we strive to be good but don’t always succeed.

“I am thrilled to bring Mala back to Boston,” says Melinda Lopez. “The Huntington has provided me the time and space to continue to create new work as their playwright-in-residence, and I am grateful to them for remounting the original production, as this play is extremely close to my heart.”

 

The Huntington Theatre Company is pleased to present the ArtsEmerson production of Mala January 6 through January 28, 2018 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion.