News
Kimberley Chat: The Aftermath!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Well I had the chance to partake in the chat with Kimberley Dahme through her Official Fan Club. Monday night. I was keeping notes, but I couldn't copy/paste from the chat session directly (stupid Java), so this isn't word for word exactly.

The chat session consisted of about 17 people, including Kimberley. It was a very informal chat session, but I did manage to pick up a little bit of info.

I asked her how many songs she's done for the next Boston album, and so far, she's assisted on two of them.

Someone asked about the rumor of Brad taking over lead vocals, and like what was previously reported from boston.org, who asked Brad Delp directly, and it's not true. In fact, she had this to say:
"Brad is Boston he can never leave again. Well excuse me Brad and Tom have to stay always and of course all of us Fran, Anthony, Jeff, Gary"

As far as her Christmas plans, you can look for her to be visiting a couple Nashville hospitals (she mentioned Vanderbilt and Baptist Hospital), as she said she'd be taking her guitar with her and "knocking on doors", to help bring a smile to kids and adults who can't be home for the holidays.

As for questions of a Boston 30th Anniversary Tour, it might happen. No official word, but her solo performances will be scheduled around it if it does.

 
Boston Helps Operation Christmas
Monday, December 19, 2005

Many know that Boston (Tom Scholz) is very generous when it comes to helping various causes. This time, he helped Operation Christmas in Fall River, MA by giving a $3,000 donation.

Project Christmas is an annual event held by Citizens for Citizens Inc, which provides toys for needy children at Christmas, as well as providing needy folks with food, help with utility costs and various other outreach activities.

Source: The Herald News, Fall River, MA

 
Chat with Kimberley
Friday, December 16, 2005

Boston vocalist/bassist Kimberley Dahme will be holding a chat session on Monday, December 19 at 10pm Eastern Time through the Official Kimberley Fan Club group.

To join the chat, you'll have to sign up as a member of the group, which is part of the Yahoo Groups community. Membership requires moderator approval, so if you plan on joining in, don't wait until the last minute to sign up.

If you can't join the chat, but would like to ask a question, I plan on being in the chat session, so you could send me your questions (use the "Contact Webmaster" link to your left). I can't guarentee that the question will get asked (due to volume of questions or my availability to attend the chat session), but I will make every effort.

 
Brad and Kimberley on WZID
Thursday, December 08, 2005

Brad Delp and Kimberley Dahme will be appearing on WZID (95.7 FM Manchester, New Hampshire) as WZID will be broadcasting live from the Palace Theatre on Dec. 14 at 7pm EST for Christmas at the Palace Theatre, with proceeds going to the Make a Wish Foundation.

If you live in the Manchester area and want to see the show live, unfortunately you're out of luck if you haven't purchased a ticket yet as this show is sold out. Not to worry though, you can still listen to the show live on WZID. If you don't live in the Manchester area, you can listen to the audio stream at www.wzid.com.

Joining Brad and Kimberley are many other artists -- some known to the Boston community, like David Stefanelli (RTZ), Michael Troy (who worked with Stefanelli in Beloved Few) and Lisa Guyer.

Sources: wzid.com, palacethreatre.org, kimberley.de

 
Site Issues
Monday, December 05, 2005

If you've visited this site in the last day or so, you probably noticed that the site would load poorly - or not at all. For over a day, most attempts to access this site would bring up the following error:
403.9 Access Forbidden: Too many users are connected

This was happening Monday afternoon, evening and early Tuesday morning. A trouble ticket was sent to my webhost Tuesday evening and within a couple hours, the site was working like magic.

After years of mediocre service from Elosoft (aka "NextWebHosting"), I've come to a decision -- this site needs a new home, and soon.

If you would like to help cover the costs of moving this site to a new, and hopefully better web host, you can donate using the link below. If you don't have a PayPal account, they do accept credit cards. If you don't have a credit card and would like to contribute another way, please let me know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 
Upcoming Boston Album (General Info)
Sunday, December 04, 2005

While there's no breaking news, I thought it'd be a good idea to create a post regarding the upcoming album, since a lot of fans might be wondering whether or not there is or will be another Boston album.

Well there is going to be another Boston album. There is no information yet regarding the title, songs, etc, but it is known that Kimberley and Brad have recorded some tracks. Now there was a rumor floating around that Kimberley was taking position of lead singer, but Troy from boston.org contacted Brad and he has denounced the rumor. Both Brad and Kimberley have been recording vocals. There have been rumors as well that the band lineup was changing dramatically, including Anthony not being invited to participate in any recording sessions, however this seems to be just another baseless rumor.

Hopefully we will get some official word soon regarding the album, and possibly be able to put to rest the rumors that have been circling throughout the online Boston communities.

 
Cosmo Tour Dates (More Info)
Tuesday, November 22, 2005

More info is available on the Cosmo venues previously announced. This extended info came from boston.org:

Nov. 05/05 8:00PM: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (Chenay Bay Resort)
Nov. 12/05 8:00PM: Syracuse, NY (Club Tundra)
Nov. 22/05 8:00PM: Verona, NY (Turning Stone Casino)
Jan. 05/06 8:00PM: New York, NY (BB Kings)

Info: Cosmo's Website

 
RTZ Release, Plus Meet and Greet
Tuesday, November 22, 2005

With the positive response to the European release of Lost and Found, RTZ is releasing 2 CDs in the US, Lost in America and Found in America on Briola Records (Brian Maes' label).

For the most part, these CDs will contain previously released material, including the song Dangerous. which was previously only available on the Japanese release of Lost. As well, there will be a live track (not sure which song it will be).

The band (Brad Delp, Barry Goudreau, Brian Maes, Dave Stefanelli and Tim Archibald) is having a Meet and Greet CD release party on Monday, November 28, 2005 from 8-11pm at the Boston St. Cafe in Lynn, MA. The event is free and includes a free buffet, courtesy of the Boston St. Cafe. Their phone number is (781) 593-8882 for reservations. The two CDs will be on sale there as well for $15 each, or both for $25.

Source: brianmaes.com (as well as a member of the boston.org mailing list)

 
Kimberley Dahme Update
Wednesday, October 26, 2005

According to Kimberley Dahme's website, she is currently in Boston, recording tracks for the next Boston album. Her site also hints at a possible Boston 30th Anniversary Tour any time after April 15/06!

Here are her upcoming performances (some information not complete):

Nov. 11-13/05: FloraBama (21st Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival)
Dec. 07 /05: Nashville, TN (Girls with Guitars @ The Sutler)
Dec. 09 /05 7:30PM: New Brunswick, NJ (Glen Burtnik's XMAS Xtravaganza 2005)
Dec. 15/05: New Hampshire (Christmas Show - New Hampshire)

Feb. 04/06 8:00PM: Salinas, CA (House Concert Series)
Feb. 05/06 4:00PM: Campbell, CA (House Concert Series)
Feb. 25/06 9:00PM: (Earth Music - Industriegebiet Schontal)
Mar. 18 /06: Richmond, VA (Private Party)
Aug. 11/06: Cape Girardeau, MO (Tunes @ Twilight)

Info: Kimberley Dahme Official Website

 
Cosmo Tour Dates (Revised)
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Cosmo Myspace site has an updated list of venues:

Nov. 06/05 8:00PM: St. Croix (Venue TBA)
Nov. 12/05 8:00PM: Syracuse, NY (Club Tundra)
Nov. 22/05 8:00PM: Verona, NY (The Showroom)
Jan. 05/06 8:00PM: New York, NY (BB Kings)

Info: Cosmo's Website

 
thirdstage.ca Gets RSS Feeds
Sunday, October 23, 2005

I've been planning this for some time, but after doing some reading and poking around, I have added an RSS feed to this site.

For those of you who aren't familiar with RSS, it stands for Really Simple Syndication -- basically it's a way for sites do deliver news. To access the feed, all you need is either a feed aggrigator, or use a browser like Mozilla Firefox, which has built-in support for RSS. What this means is that you can keep up to date with Boston news, as well as site updates.

To get the feed, either click the RSS button or use this URL:
http://www.thirdstage.ca/boston/index.php?format=feed&type=rss

 
Cosmo Tour Dates
Sunday, October 02, 2005

Cosmo is getting ready to start touring. While the tour schedule is still being worked on (even the shows scheduled don't have complete info), there have been 3 dates announced so far:

Oct. 29/05 8:00PM : Atlanta, GA (Venue TBA)
Nov. 05/05 8:00PM : St. Croix (Venue TBA)
Nov. 22/05 8:00PM : Verona, NY (The Showroom)

Info: Cosmo's Website

 
Boston Reunites (sort of)
Monday, September 26, 2005
Well, it's not a complete reunion -- or a permanent one for that matter, but according to a poster on the boston.org mailing list, Brad, Barry, Fran and Sib performed at a private wedding on Saturday, September 24. I can imagine there are many Boston fans who wish they would've been invited to that wedding.
 
thirdstage.ca Returns!
Thursday, September 15, 2005

It's been over 2 years since thirdstage.ca said goodbye to the Boston site that bore its name. Not a lot has changed in the Boston community, but after a lot of thinking (and more webspace available), I decided to bring this Boston site back into commisison.

Those of you who visited this site in the past will see some differences; the first one is right on the first page of the site. Since I have added extra content that has been made available on this server, so I decided to use the main page as a portal in order to be able to use the thirdstage.ca name to direct people to the content, as it's easier to use that than the longer URL for the page the content resides on, plus it gives visitors the opportunity to explore content I have to offer on thirdstage.ca (so if you're a fan of the show "Charmed", you can see the section this domain that is full of video clips on that show).

Another change is that while this site was known for giving you the most and fastest Boston and Boston related news, that is no longer guarenteed. While I will be making great efforts to keep the news section current, I can't guarentee it'll be as up to date as it used to.

The primary purpose of resurrecting this site is to bring back (almost) all the material that was previously available. I have added some new material as well -- full resolution video in the downloads section. I never had the capacity to host files of that magnitide until now. Check out the Downloads section to see what's here. I hope to add more content in the no too distant future, but I can't guarentee anything.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Let me know by sending me an email (just use the link at the bottom of any page here).

If you want to know more about the history of this site, check out the thirdstage.ca history section.

 
Cosmo, the Band
Thursday, September 15, 2005

Boston members Fran and Anthony Cosmo have formed a new band, appropriately named Cosmo. The Cosmos are joined by Bill Carman (who performed on Corporate America), Mick Brooks and Patrick Orlowski. They are on the verge of releasing their first album and will be in Cincinnati on October 1 to gear up their "Alien" tour, which will feature new Cosmo songs mixed with Boston songs.

They have a webpage online at www.myspace.com/cosmotheband, however, their official site is www.cosmomusic.net, which is under construction at the moment.

 
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