3 days ago

Theater Review: “True West” — American Anarchy

True West by Sam Shepard. Directed by Daniel Bourque. Staged by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, through April 26. Bob Mussett and Victor Shopov in the Hub Theatre Company production of “True West.” Photo: Hub Theatre Company.

    Theater Review: "True West" - American Anarchy
    Hub Theatre Company's True West is a joy to watch. True West by Sam Shepard. Directed by Daniel Bourque. Staged by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, through April 26.
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4 days ago

Theater Review: “Anna Christie” — A Memorable Look at Life on the Margins

...Neill. Adapted and directed by Scott Edmiston. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through May 5. Lindsey McWhorter (center), Dan Whelton (r), and Johnny Lee Davenport...

    Theater Review: "Anna Christie" - A Memorable Look at Life on the Margins
    The Lyric Stage production of Anna Christie does right by Eugene O'Neill's brilliance. Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill. Adapted and directed by Scott Edmiston. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through May 5.
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6 days ago

Book Review: “Show Trial” — Not Ready for Primetime

...Members of the Association of Motion Picture Producers deplore the action of the 10 Hollywood men who have been cited for contempt by the House of Representatives,” it began. “We...

    Book Review: "Show Trial" - Not Ready for Primetime
    Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, And the Birth of the Blacklist by Thomas Doherty. Columbia University Press, 424 pp., $29.95. By Helen Epstein Over three million books are now being published every year, so writers are increasingly called on to testify to the value of their efforts.
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Apr 10

Concert Review: Handel & Haydn Society Plays Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen”

...percussion in Act 3’s rustic masque and the brassy, martial outbursts of the Act 4 Symphony – were vividly etched. Jonathan Hess was the afternoon’s excellent percussionist, while Paula Chateauneuf’s...

    Concert Review: Handel & Haydn Society Plays Purcell's "The Fairy Queen"
    A thoroughly charismatic Fairy Queen from start to finish, well-prepared, fulgently delivered, and received by a packed house with well-earned warmth. By Jonathan Blumhofer The Handel & Haydn Society (HHS) brought Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen to Jordan Hall this past weekend for the ensemble's penultimate concert series of the season.
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Apr 08

Coming Attractions: April 8 through 24 — What Will Light Your Fire

MassArt Media and Design Center, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

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Boston Cyberarts, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Krakow Witkin Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

33° at Bell Gallery, List Art Building, Brown University, 64 College Street, Providence, RI, through May 27.

Three Americanisms by Mac Wellman. Directed by Paul Lazar. Staged by The Theater, Dance & Media Concentration at Harvard University at Farcas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA, April 12 through 15.

True West by Sam Shepard. Directed by Daniel Bourque. Staged by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, April 13 through 26.

Jordan Hall/New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: April 8 through 24 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film The Thirty-Fourth LGBT Film Festival entertains, enriches and enlightens all audiences in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities.
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Mar 31

Visual Art Review: Public Art at Boston’s Fenway Neighborhood’s Pierce Boston Tower

...some kind of a conceptual or literal gateway. Set at a strategic roadway fork between Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street, the site would make a fine geographic location for a strong visual welcome to The...

    Visual Art Review: Public Art at Boston's Fenway Neighborhood's Pierce Boston Tower
    By Mark Favermann The 1980s and '90s inspired a type of mediocre large-scale sculpture that was referred to as Mistress Art, so called because it was cynically commissioned as a parting gift/payment to the more or less artistic mistress (either an artist or an art dealer) of a rich real estate developer.
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Mar 25

Coming Attractions: March 25 through April 3 — What Will Light Your Fire

Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

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Boston Cyberarts, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by A.Nora Long. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, through March 25.

Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan. Directed by Marianna Bassham. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through March 31.

30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

The Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont St, Boston MA

    Coming Attractions: March 25 through April 3 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film This 17th Annual International Film Series promotes cross-cultural cultural performances as well aa ethnic cuisine via Monday screenings of international feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts.
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Mar 16

Theater Review: “The Humans” — Americans in Limbo

The Humans by Stephen Karam. Directed by Joe Mantello. Presented by Boch Center at the Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, MA, through March 25. From left: Richard Thomas, Therese Plaehn, Pamela Reed, Daisy Eagan, and Luis Vega in “The Humans.” Photo: Julieta Cervantes.

    Theater Review: "The Humans" - Americans in Limbo
    In The Humans, Stephen Karam suggest that America can be a Heaven that in a moment, might flip into Hell. The Humans by Stephen Karam. Directed by Joe Mantello. Presented by Boch Center at the Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, MA, through March 25.
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Mar 15

Jazz Concert Review: Anat Cohen Tentet and Ben Wendel “Seasons” Group at Sanders Theater

Next up: Jazzmeia Horn, singing as part of the Stave Sessions series, at 160 Massachusetts Avenue, March 20, 8 p.m. This young singer has chosen a bold path – following in...

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Mar 13

Theater Review: “Orlando” — Asking What Gender Really Means

...Ruhl. Directed by A. Nora Long. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through March 25. Elise Arsenault, Jeff Marcus, Caroline Lawton, Rory Lambert-Wright, and...

    Theater Review: "Orlando" - Asking What Gender Really Means
    Virginia Woolf's Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by A. Nora Long. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through March 25. By Roberta Silman In 1928, after writing her three masterpieces, Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs.
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Mar 12

Theater Review: “Every Brilliant Thing” — The Weight of the World

...by Marianna Bassham. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company, Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA, through March 31. Adrianne Krstansky in the SpeakEasy Stage Production of “Every Brilliant...

    Theater Review: "Every Brilliant Thing" - The Weight of the World
    Adrianne Krstansky, a marvelous actress, understandably exhibits signs of the strain of having to carry the entire production on her shoulders. Every Brilliant Thing , by Duncan Macmillan. Directed by Marianna Bassham. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company, Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA, through March 31.
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Mar 11

Coming Attractions: March 11 through 27 — What Will Light Your Fire

Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (CCVA), Harvard University, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

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Galerie d’Orsay, 33 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by A.Nora Long. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, through March 25.

Ripe Frenzy by Jennifer Barclay. Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary. A New Rep co-production with the Boston Center for American Performance at Studio ONE, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, through March 11.

Brawler by Walt McGough. Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara. Produced by the Boston Playwright’s Theatre in collaboration with Kitchen Theatre Company at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, through March 18.

The Hotel Nepenthe by John Kuntz. Directed by Alex Lonati. Staged by Brown Box Theater Project at the Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA, through March 11.

Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan. Directed by Marianna Bassham. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through March 31.

Berklee College of Music, 160 Mass. Ave., Boston, MA

City Winery, 80 Beverly Street, Boston MA

Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

At Jordan Hall/New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

At All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA

At MIT/Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge,

9 Wallis, Beverly, MA

The Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont St, Boston MA

    Coming Attractions: March 11 through 27 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film Harry Houdini Double Feature March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Aeronaut Brewing Company, Somerville, MA Rare surviving films from the great illusionist's brief movie career.
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Feb 27

Jazz Review: Harvey Diamond Quintet at the New School of Music

Harvey Diamond Quintet at the New School of Music, 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA (l to r) Joe Hunt, Phil Grenadier, George Garzone. Photo: Steve Provizer.

    Jazz Review: Harvey Diamond Quintet at the New School of Music
    There was an easy depth to the music, if such is possible, as if the musicians were digging in hard, but with the relaxed assurance that comes of a shared vision. Harvey Diamond Quintet at the New School of Music, 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA By Steve Provizer Living in Boston, it's easy not to notice concerts like this one - 5:30 p.m.
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Feb 25

Coming Attractions: February 25 through March 13 — What Will Light Your Fire

At the Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, through June 3

Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

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Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (CCVA), Harvard University, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Galerie d’Orsay, 33 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

...Bard and the human spirit, in the mode of Shakespeare in Love, perhaps. “Set in 1942 Providence, the play follows the women of the fictional Oberon Playhouse, who endeavor to continue with...

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange. Directed by Dayenne CB Walters. Staged by Praxis Stage at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA, through February 25.

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by A.Nora Long. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, through March 25.

Ripe Frenzy by Jennifer Barclay. Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary. A New Rep co-production with the Boston Center for American Performance at Studio ONE, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, through March 11.

Brawler by Walt McGough. Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara. Produced by the Boston Playwright’s Theatre in collaboration with Kitchen Theatre Company at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, March 1 through 18.

AcousticaElectronica , written and performed by ToUch Performance Art. Presented by the American Repertory Theater at Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, on March 2.

The Hotel Nepenthe by John Kuntz. Directed by Alex Lonati. Staged by Brown Box Theater Project at the Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA, March 2 through 11.

Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan. Directed by Marianna Bassham. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, March 2 through 31.

At St. Cecilia Parish, 18 Belvidere Street, Boston, MA

At Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

At Jordan Hall/New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

At the Emmanuel Church/Lindsey Chapel, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

The Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont St, Boston MA

    Coming Attractions: February 25 through March 13 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film The thousand-year history of the Amazigh in Morocco has been, for the most part, recounted, preserved and transmitted by bards and storytellers in oral form among Tamazight speaking pastoral communities.
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