Category Archives: Entertainment

Presto! Young magician to appear at Wellesley Community Center

Teenage magician Ryan Lally, who has been wowing audiences with plenty of tricks in the book from card tricks on up to more complicated amazements, will be the next special guest on Wellesley Media Corp.‘s Gil Stubbs’ World of Magic show, to be taped at the Wellesley Community Center on December 3 at 4 pm. […]

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Verizon FiOS, Cox Media tick off Wellesley

Wellesley residents were among the 400,000 households in Massachusetts forced on Thanksgiving Day to miss the Cowboys-Eagles football game and spend more quality time with family on the holiday as a result of a financial dispute between Verizon FiOS and Cox Media, which owns the Fox TV station that carries NFL games. Some of us […]

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The weekend in Wellesley

Friday, 11/21, 2pm – 3:30 Dana Hall Middle School Waldo Auditorium Free   Wellesley Middle School One-Act Plays Thursday 11/20 at 4:30pm & Friday 11/21 at 7:00pm at the WMS Auditorium. These are 3 comic plays performed by 7th and 8th graders in the auditorium. Admission is free, and we ask for donations at the […]

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Wellesley dream team joins forces for “Benched” comedy on USA Network

The new USA Network comedy “Benched,” about “a high-powered corporate lawyer’s fall from grace into the rough and tumble world of the public defenders,” was co-created by 1990 Wellesley High alum Michaela Watkins and stars Jay Harrington, another Wellesley High alum (1989)  who recently played the title character in the TV comedy “Better off Ted.” A former […]

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Classic movie night in Wellesley: Seven Samurai

Fans of the western The Magnificent Seven might enjoy catching a showing at Wellesley Free Library on Wednesday night of the movie it was based on: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. (Not to be confused with the more recent Seven Psychopaths. The action starts at 6:45pm. This epic tale concerns honor and duty during a time when […]

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Filming on Rice Street

Here’s a peek at the film shoot set-up on Rice Street Friday near Wellesley High School. The Wellesley Police were on hand, along with lots of orange cones as well. As we reported earlier this week, neighbors were given a heads up that an all-day film shoot would be taking place for a local company’s […]

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Film magnet Wellesley readies for a shoot on Friday near High School

Another production company is honing in on Rice Street in Wellesley for a film shoot (sounds like some sort of Christmas-related commercial).  It will take place on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7am-7pm, and is being orchestrated by Redtree Productions, whose directors include Wellesley’s own Mary Mazzio. A scene from a movie called “The Grey Lady” […]

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Cut! “The Grey Lady” movie scene not to be shot in Wellesley after all

The location manager for an upcoming movie called “The Grey Lady” says a scene that was going to be shot next week on Rice Road has been cancelled. He didn’t elaborate on why. Before I learned this I had been looking into what’s involved when a production company chooses to film in town. For starters, the town […]

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