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Ten O'Clock News; Gay bars in South End


Gay bars in South End. South End environs. Exteriors of 520 Tremont. Henry Vara, nightclub operator, will be fifty percent owner of jazz room Lulu White's if the licensing board approves. Interview with spokesman for gay community on concerns about the Vara Brother's reputation for exploiting the neighborhoods, and the types of gay bars they would prefer. He encourages community involvement with neighborhood associations to ensure safe spaces for gay people. They shoot cutaways. Exteriors of South End residences. Exteriors of Lulu White's. Interview with White's owner, Mario Carnavale, who explains that they are having to close Lulu's because jazz isn't supported by the Boston community. He defends himself and Lulu's co-owner Dennis Palmisciano, against the controversy people are trying to make of their selling the club.

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Ten O'Clock News

Gay bars in South End

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NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Gay bars
Gay rights
South End (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Manzi, Glenda (Reporter)
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