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Visual Arts Commentary: Now + There — Reinterpreting Public Art in the Civic Environment

...multimedia installation piece, re-imagines Boston Public High School students as the legendary founders of West and West-Central African ethnic groups. Ekua Holmes’ Roxbury Sunflower project addresses cultural resiliency in the eponymous...

    Visual Arts Commentary: Now + There - Reinterpreting Public Art in the Civic Environment
    By Mark Favermann Now + There is a bold, vital organization that sees as its mission to serve the City of Boston as a catalyst for public art, a curator that is out to challenge our city's cultural identity by producing compelling works that take genuine artistic risks.
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Jun 17

Coming Attractions: June 17 through July 3 — What Will Light Your Fire

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

Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

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YELLOW PERIL. 60 Valley Street #5, Providence, RI

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through July 15...

Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. Presented by the Nora Theatre at the Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, through July 1.

Salt, written and performed by Ruby Rose Fox. At OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, on June 22. At the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA on June 28 and July 13. At Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet, MA, on July 14.

...Director, Allyssa Jones. Choreography by Jean Appolon. Staged by Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 40 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA, through July 1...

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

    Coming Attractions: June 17 through July 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 Author Events "Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts.
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Jun 05

Theater Review: “The Wiz”: Not in Kansas Anymore

...Director Allyssa Jones. Choreography by Jean Appolon. Produced by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA, through July 1. The cast of the Lyric Stage Company of...

    Theater Review: "The Wiz": Not in Kansas Anymore
    A delicious, comforting gumbo of a Wiz with all the right ingredients for an upbeat, entertaining evening (or afternoon) at the theater. The Wiz. Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. Book by William F. Brown. Directed by Dawn M. Simmons. Music Director Allyssa Jones. Choreography by Jean Appolon.
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Jun 03

Coming Attractions: June 3 through 19 — What Will Light Your Fire

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

Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

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Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Boston College, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through July 15...

...Director, Allyssa Jones. Choreography by Jean Appolon. Staged by Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 40 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA, through June 24...

After Grace by Cary Crim. Directed by Regge Life. Staged by Shakespeare & Company in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA, through July 15.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. Presented by the Nora Theatre at the Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, through July 1.

    Coming Attractions: June 3 through 19 - 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 Dance for World Community Film Program June 4 -June 6 Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Three days of special screening of dance films presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre.
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May 30

Theater Review: “Jagged Little Pill” — A Relevant and Rocking Brew

...Kitt. Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Produced by the American Repertory Theater, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, through July 15. Elizabeth Stanley (Mary Jane), Celia Gooding (Frankie), and Sean Allan...

    Theater Review: "Jagged Little Pill" - A Relevant and Rocking Brew
    In the end, Jagged Little Pill manages to spotlight multiple modern problems while making us care about its characters. Jagged Little Pill. Music by Alanis Morisette and Glen Ballard, lyrics by Alanis Morissette. Additional music by Michael Farrell and Guy Sigsworth. Book by Diablo Cody. Directed by Diane Paulus.
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May 27

Theater Review: “Allegiance” — Inspiration By-The-Numbers

...by Ilyse Robbins. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through June 2. Melissa Geerlof and Grace Yoo in the SpeakEasy Stage Company...

    Theater Review: "Allegiance" - Inspiration By-The-Numbers
    Despite my complaints, Allegiance is affecting - almost frustratingly so. Allegiance Book by Mark Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione. Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo. Directed by Paul Daigneault. Music Direction by Matthew Stern. Choreography by Ilyse Robbins. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through June 2.
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May 24

Theater Review: “The Last Act” — Underdone

...by Guy Ben-Aharon. Staged by Israeli Stage at Martin Hall at the Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St, Boston, MA, through June 1. Annelise Lawson and Louis Abd El Massih in the Israeli...

    Theater Review: "The Last Act" - Underdone
    Joshua Sobol isn't interested in exploring dramatic possibilities but making sure his equation about the inevitable mechanics of violence work out. The Last Act by Joshua Sobol. Directed by Guy Ben-Aharon. Staged by Israeli Stage at Martin Hall at the Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St, Boston, MA, through June 1.
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May 20

Coming Attractions: May 20 through June 5 — What Will Light Your Fire

Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

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

Boston College, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

Allegiance Book by Mark Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione. Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo. Directed by Paul Daigneault. Music Direction by Matthew Stern. Choreography by Ilyse Robbins. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through June 2.

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through July 15...

The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett. Directed by Daniel Boudreau. Staged by Praxis Stage at the Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, May 11 through 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA, through May 27.

The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett. Directed by Daniel Boudreau. Staged by Praxis Stage at the Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, May 11 through 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA, through May 27.

...Director, Allyssa Jones. Choreography by Jean Appolon. Staged by Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 40 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA, through June 24...

Brokelahomo musical comedy by Ryan Landry. Staged by the Gold Dust Orphans, at MACHINE, 1254 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, through May 27.

After Grace by Cary Crim. Directed by Regge Life. Staged by Shakespeare & Company in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA, May 24 through July 15.

At the First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

At the First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: May 20 through June 5 - 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 A restoration of this great 1968 revisionist Spaghetti Western. The Italians had no interest in heroism; their westerns flourished in an era seething with cynicism and contempt for government.
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May 15

Theater Review: “The Plague” — A Necessary Moral Parable

...Neil Bartlett. Directed by Daniel Boudreau. Staged by Praxis Stage at the Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, through May 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA...

...Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, through May 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA, May 23 through 27. The cast of the Praxis Stage production of...

    Theater Review: "The Plague" - A Necessary Moral Parable
    In a culture that seems hell-bent on distracting us from painful realities, the intimacy of this production comes off as redemptive and inspiring. The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett. Directed by Daniel Boudreau.
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May 10

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May 09

Theater Interview: Adaptor Neil Bartlett on Seeing Your Own Plague in “The Plague”

The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett. Staged by Praxis Stage at the Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, May 11 through 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA, May 23 through 27.

The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett. Staged by Praxis Stage at the Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, May 11 through 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA, May 23 through 27.

    Theater Interview: Adaptor Neil Bartlett on Seeing Your Own Plague in "The Plague"
    Albert Camus brings a bracing response to thinking about the worse that is missing in so many of our current dystopias. The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett.
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May 06

THE ARTS FUSE TURNS ELEVEN! — Our Spring Appeal

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    THE ARTS FUSE TURNS ELEVEN! - Our Spring Appeal
    By Bill Marx ELEVEN YEARS of The Arts Fuse! Over five thousand reviews, commentaries, and features on arts and culture written by over 60 writers, ranging from veteran critics for The Boston Globe and the Boston Phoenix to talented fledgling reviewers.
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May 06

Coming Attractions: May 6 through 22 — What Will Light Your Fire

Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Boston College, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

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Allegiance Book by Mark Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione. Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo. Directed by Paul Daigneault. Music Direction by Matthew Stern. Choreography by Ilyse Robbins. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through June 2.

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through July 15...

Wig Out! by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Directed by Summer L. Williams. An American Repertory Theater production presented in collaboration with Company One Theatre at Oberon 2 Arrow St. Cambridge, MA, through May 13.

...Neil Bartlett. Directed by Daniel Bourdreau. Staged by Praxis Stage at the Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, May 11 through 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston...

...Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, May 11 through 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA, May 23 through 27...

...Director, Allyssa Jones. Choreography by Jean Appolon. Staged by Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 40 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA, May 18 through June 24...

Brokelahomo musical comedy by Ryan Landry. Staged by the Gold Dust Orphans, at MACHINE, 1254 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, through May 27.

Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, Concord, MA

At Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Sanders Theatre/Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

At the First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

At the First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: May 6 through 22 - 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 performances as well as ethnic cuisine via Monday screenings of international feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts.
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May 06

Pop Rock CD Review: Sloan’s “12” — By Jove, they’ve done it again!

Sloan plays Brighton Music Hall at 158 Brighton Ave, in Allston, MA, on Monday, May 7. Doors at 7, show at 8.

    Pop Rock CD Review: Sloan's "12" - By Jove, they've done it again!
    Sloan plays Brighton Music Hall at 158 Brighton Ave, in Allston, MA, on Monday, May 7. Doors at 7, show at 8. By Blake Maddux The Toronto-by-way-of-Halifax quartet Sloan plies its craft so consistently well that fans should never be surprised when the band delivers a collection of songs that is at least every bit as good as any previous entry in its quarter-century-spanning catalog.
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