Latest Back Bay, Boston Stories

2014-07-24 16:24:59

MONTPELIER, Vt., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- August 4-10 will be a music-filled week at Vermont College of Fine Arts as the MFA in Music Composition welcomes students and faculty to the summer residency. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140724/130244 In addition to a full line-up of concerts of student music performed by world class musicians, the MFA in Music Composition welcomes special guests George S. Clinton, Grammy and Emmy nominated film scoring composer...

2014-07-23 08:25:31

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two men whose innovations changed the way the world built cities shared more than just a creative streak -- they also share a bloodline. Experts at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston have confirmed that Willis Carrier's great-grandmother, Lydia Otis, was cousins with Elisha Otis, making Carrier and Otis fourth cousins. Now, the Carrier and Otis brands are parts of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, the world's...

2014-03-20 23:03:34

The global Westin Well-Being Movement kicks off with local wellness events on March 20th. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 The Westin Copley Place invites hotel guests, locals, and associates to experience wellness with free, open-to-the-public events hosted by RunWestin concierge Chris Heuisler and instructors from Back Bay Yoga during Westin's global well-being launch. On March 20, 2014, in recognition of International Happiness & Well-Being Day and the Spring Equinox, Westin...

2014-01-29 23:28:26

High performance realty firm, Boston Z Realty, moves their offices three blocks in order to accommodate their expanding business, and to house the growing team of seller’s and buyer’s agents. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Boston Z Realty, formerly located at 8 Newbury Street, Boston, has moved over the weekend to their new offices at 581 Boylston Street, Suite #604. The move is around the corner and is intended to facilitate their rapid expansion while keeping the firm’s...

2013-08-31 23:19:39

Georgia Leva, singer, actor and movie producer, looks forward to a new year with a dual-enrollment course in lyric writing. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Oaks Christian Online High School (OCO) Junior Georgia Leva is looking forward to starting a new school year online and taking her first dual-enrollment course through Berklee College of Music. OCO offers a partnership with Berklee Music to help its online college-preparatory students meet their year-long visual and...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'