A troupe whose talents are praised by the Boston Globe and the New York Times, the 16-years-young Boston Musical Theater transports audiences from their cares and woes through a melodious comedic revue. “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park,” directed by company founder Charlotte Kaufman, examines satire and humor through a tuneful lens. Ears hearken to four gifted singers quadrilaterally harmonizing satirical songs by composers such as Tom Lerher, George Gershwin, and Stephen Sondheim, flanked by a jazz trio who backs their every belt with interweaving instrumentals and enthusiastic high-fives. The performances ensue at the Maxwell Auditorium at the National Heritage Museum, a 390-seat setting that features six handicap-accessible seats and an up-to-date sound system. Seats are first come, first served, so arrive early to secure a favorite view of the stage or arrive late to instigate sudden sessions of musical chairs.
Experienced framers Barry Stahl and Bob Clayton built Big Picture Framing from scratch in 2000, holding meetings around an old card table as construction roared around them. Today, framers at 15 area locations craft custom frames to display artwork, photographs, and record sleeves, and shadow boxes protect three-dimensional items such as ballet slippers, macaroni art, or a swarm of wasps. Patrons can dictate all design choices, choosing from metal and wooden frames in a multitude of colors and styles, or ask for recommendations from one of Big Picture Framing's resident experts. Big Picture Framing also stocks pre-framed art, prints, and posters to spruce up bare-walled homes or a drab doghouse.
Crate Escape owes its existence to a 10-year-old jack russell terrier named Ernestine Hastings. Ernestine's owners, Bradley and Stephanie, loved their pooch so much that they decided to spread this affection to other dogs by opening a spacious boarding and grooming facility. Pet owners can drop off their furry friends for daycare or overnight boarding services, letting pups gambol about in a 17,000-square-foot play space. Groomers tackle matted fur and tails caked in cake by scrubbing coats with hypoallergenic shampoo.
Most dog training schools use a traditional curriculum to get canines to behave well and perform simple tricks such as fetching and sitting. While traditional training techniques may effectively domesticate your beast, they lack the pizzazz required to set your pet apart. Those who want their dogs to exhibit unique talent prefer the controversial training regimen developed by radical dog trainer Barry Caravan. In a 1997 interview, Caravan said, "A dog should be more intelligent than its owner. I'd prefer an animal-run society, for obvious reasons. I just watched Planet of the Apes. That seemed pretty cool." He later wrote a book, My Dog is Better than You & Me: Training Tips for Superior Pets, guaranteed to teach your dog to:
Road Warrior Moving & Storage perform local relocations on an hourly basis. How long your move will take depends on the size of your household and the travel time involved. Smaller variables also to be considered are the types of access at both sites, whether you own special pieces such as pianos, safes or need hoisting.