Comparing Boston, Seattle school districts
Despite warnings about sun worshiping, melanoma rates continue to rise, especially among young women.
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Particularly if you have fair skin, be careful about sun exposure, especially burns.
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There’s nothing funny or fresh about “Save Me,” which NBC is burning off over the next few weeks.
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Brighten up your home in time for the season with tips from Bravo’s “Million Dollar Decorators.”
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Like Angelina Jolie, Ellen Freeman Roth traded her cleavage for added years of life.
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Ami Albernaz’s weekly roundup of bargains includes Yumi Kim and Pinkyotto’s joint pop-up sample sale in Back Bay.
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Set in the Boston suburb of Waltham, Leavitt’s new novel isn’t a page-turner in the usual sense, but it’s a novel that pulls you in.
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Fields and stripes Don’t be surprised if paintings at “Ridley Howard: Fields and Stripes” remind you of works by Edward Hopper or Ed Ruscha. Howard offers portraits, landscapes, and abstractions that reflect his exploration of “intense yet veiled emotion.” Thursday hours 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (through Oct. 27). $25; $23 seniors and students 18 and older; free under 18 weekdays after 3 p.m., weekends, and Boston Public Schools holidays (otherwise $10). The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300. www.mfa.org
No pain, no gain Behind the walls of suburban affluence is where Edward Albee went to create his Pulitzer-winning play, “A Delicate Balance.” When Agnes and Tobias are visited by friends, Harry and Edna, walls come down in the Connecticut home. 7:30 p.m. (through June 1).
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Critics’ picks for upcoming concerts around the region, including Ke$ha & Pitbull.
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A guide to area performances, including “Paul Taylor Dance Company,” “Amadeus,” and “In the Heights.’’
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Nightlife this week:
OCEAN CLUB OPENING WEEKEND ’Tis the season for outdoor entertainment venues. This one kicks off its season with a four-day lineup of hot EDM acts. May 23-26, doors at 8 p.m. $30-$80, $200 four-day pass. 21+. Ocean Club at Marina Bay, 333 Victory Road, Quincy. 617-689-0600, www.oceanclubatmarinabay.com
JESSEJESS Variety is the spice of life, and of the dance floor when Boston DJ JesseJess is in charge. His open-format approach uses house, electro, hip-hop, Top 40, dubstep, and more to keep things moving. May 25, 10 p.m. $20. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. www.theestateboston.com
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What’s happening for kids in and around Boston:
THE YANKEE PEDDLER
Stories, songs, and local history going back 300 years provide the material for this show by Brad Shur and Chris Monti. Your little ones will meet a sailor, bear, and the world’s largest wheel of cheese. May 24 at 3:30 p.m. $12 (recommended for ages 4 and older). Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. 617-731-6400. www.puppetshowplace.org
WOOL DAYS AT OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE
Did you know that farmers’ hands are soft when they shear sheep because of the wool’s lanolin? Watch a demonstration of 19th-century-style sheep shearing and sheep herding, and learn about the wool textile process from start to finish. May 25-27 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $8 ages 3-17
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June 5 “Out In Sports: Moving Forward” discussion at Boston Public Library. www.bostonpride.org
June 9 Mark Kozelekat the Institute of Contemporary Art. www.worldmusic.org
June 14 Rascal Flatts at Comcast Center in Mansfield. www.livenation.com
Chefs in Shorts at Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center. www.seaportboston.com
Cyrus Chestnut at Scullers Jazz Club. www.scullersjazz.com
June 15 “An Evening With Singer-Songwriter Dar Williams” at First Baptist Church in Newton. www.newphil.org
June 15 and 16 Dave Matthews Band at Comcast Center in Mansfield. www.livenation.com
Chelsea Art Walk in Chelsea. www.chelseaartwalk.com
June 18 Counting Crows at Bank of America Pavilion. www.livenation.com
Hot Tuna at Somerville Theatre. www.livenation.com
June 19 LL Cool J at Bank of America Pavilion. www.livenation.com
June 20 Hal Sparks at Johnny D’s in Somerville. www.johnnyds.com
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Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights
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