BOSTON — A sold-out Symphony Hall joined Red Sox skipper Alex Cora, former Sox player and announcer Jerry Remy and others for “A Company Christmas at Pops,” the annual holiday gala that celebrates the extraordinary partnership between the corporate community and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, through the BSO’s Education and Community Engagement programs throughout the year. More than $1 million was raised. Broadway star Laura Osnes (“Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” “Bandstand”) performed…

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Photo by Bill Brett for his book “Boston: A Year in the Life” taken on the second day of the World Series in 2004. It was October 25 and that is a hunter’s moon up over the Back Bay as the Prudential Center beams with pride. The heavens were in perfect alignment for the Red Sox, and the city, just before game 2 of the 2007 World Series. This photo (and all of Bill’s work…

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PHOTO BY BILL BRETT FENWAY — This week’s airing of the documentary “Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Live” on PBS stations has prompted a number of people to ask Bill about his various photos of the great Red Sox slugger. Bill likes this one, which he took on May 14, 1991, when Williams was back at Fenway to mark the 50th anniversary of the season in which he batted .406, the highest batting…

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FENWAY — The 25th annual Banned in Boston political parody and comedy show brought together the usual political figures, business and civic leaders, members of the media and actors to raise money for Urban Improv, Rehearsal for Life. The evening’s shenanigans, which were held at the House of Blues, raised $700,000 to support young people to learn how to make better life decisions. The night included performances by Attorney General Maura Healey, Boston City Council…

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