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  • Be Here Now at Lyric Stage

    By Deborah Zoe Laufer

    By: Lyric - Sep 15th, 2021

    A quirky romantic comedy about a professor of nihilism who experiences joy for the first time in her life.

  • Jazz Entrepreneur George Wein at 95

    It Started With Storyville in Copley Square

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 13th, 2021

    A native of Newton and Boston University graduate the career of jazz entrepreneur, George Wein, started with the club Storyville in Copley Square. With the Lorrilards as backers he founded the Newport Jazz Festival and later the Newport Folk Festival. He went on to the the world's foremost jazz promoter. He died today at 95 in New York.

  • Joyce Kozloff: Uncivil Wars

    At DC Moore Gallery

    By: Patricia Hills - Sep 13th, 2021

    Patricia Hills, Professor Emerita, Boston University, writes on art and politics in American art and African American Art from the nineteenth-century to the present.  Her book Alice Neel (1983) and Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence (2009) have been source books for recent exhibition curators.  Her Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné Website was launched on July 29.  For several years she has been researching work by Joyce Kozloff.

  • Starting Here, Starting Now

    San Francisco Playhouse

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 13th, 2021

    Unlike most revues, this one also demands acting out the songs, and on this count, the artists excel, making the drama work.  Dance and blocking choreographed by Nicole Helfer provide visual dynamics. Lovers of musical revues who like the cerebral and the discovery of unfamiliar music and lyrics will appreciate this production.

  • Scalia/Ginsburg, Music and Libretto by Derrick Wang

    Produced by Solo Opera

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 13th, 2021

    Opera simply is not supposed to be this much fun. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were judicial titans representing the opposite ends of the political spectrum. Most opera goers would find Composer/Librettist Derrick Wang’s one-hour confection distinctive, entertaining, and evocative.

  • Art in the Barn at Mass Audubon

    Two Perspectives on the Natural World: Ghetta Hirsch & Carolyn Newberger

    By: Mass Audubon - Sep 13th, 2021

    Experience differing views of nature during Two Perspectives, which opens on September 18 as part of ArtWeek Berkshires. The show will be hosted at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox in the sanctuary's historic 18th century barn.

  • Pittsfield CityJazz Festival

    Rescheduled From Mid-October to Late April.

    By: Ed Bride - Sep 13th, 2021

    The long hiatus from indoor concerts has given Berkshires Jazz, Inc. an opportunity to reflect on the many aspects of our programming. As a result, we have re-scheduled the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival from mid-October to late April which is celebrated nationally as Jazz Appreciation Month.

  • Mellencamp By Paul Rees

    Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

    By: Nancy Bishop - Sep 12th, 2021

    Mellencamp is British writer Paul Rees’ story of a midwestern teenager growing into a musician who came to represent heartland rock, a term he disliked. The book, written with the cooperation and support of Mellencamp and his management, is highly readable, a blend of nonfiction and oral history, with many long quotes from interviews with Mellencamp, fellow musicians, friends and relatives who shared their perspectives with Rees.

  • Memories of Atrocities to Come –

    Published with Ref. to 9/11, WWII, and Today

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 09th, 2021

    'Memories of Atrocities to Come:' Written at night, edited at daytime - published in remembrance of 9/11 - atrocities of WWII - and of today....

  • The Third Man

    Best of Noir Films

    By: Nancy Bishop - Sep 11th, 2021

    The nighttime streets are dark and shadowy, elegant in rubble and 19th century buildings. Cobblestones glisten in the light from street lamps. Carol Reed’s 1949 film, The Third Man, shows us a visually stunning Vienna, a masterpiece of the noir realm, and probably one of the greatest films of all time.

  • The Winter’s Tale

    At Cal Shakes

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 10th, 2021

    Shakespeare’s infrequently produced “The Winter’s Tale” is often characterized as a “problem play,” meaning that its tone is inconsistent – sometimes dramatic with psychological overtones, sometimes comic with mystic qualities. 

  • Liz Shepherd: Ungathered

    At Boston Sculptors Gallery

    By: Sculptors - Sep 12th, 2021

    Ungathered is a remembrance of Thanksgiving 2020, a day that people in the United States were denied life-long traditions of togetherness with family and friends due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

  • Linda Leslie Brown's Entangled

    November at Kingston Gallery

    By: KIngston - Sep 10th, 2021

    Linda Leslie Brown’s recent sculptural work draws upon the transformative exchanges between nature, objects, and viewers' creative perceptions. Her practice involves the assemblage of objects and fragments of plastic, metal, wood, fiber, glass, rubber, and foam, which have been scavenged from the streets of Boston and other castoff sources like dumps and thrift shops.

  • Peabody Essex Museum Honors Fashion Icon Iris Apfel

    First Iris Apfel Award to Tommy Hilfiger

    By: PEM - Sep 09th, 2021

    On Friday, September 17, at 7 pm, Iris will present the very first Iris Apfel Award to Tommy Hilfiger in a virtual event, which will also be screened at PEM as part of its Friday late-night programming. Iris selected Tommy as someone who is a creative force in the industry, and as someone who demonstrates excellence in design in balance with good business sense.

  • Works & Process at the Guggenheim

    Fall Performing Arts Series

    By: Guggenheim - Sep 08th, 2021

    Works & Process will resume its signature behind the scenes Artist-driven programs, uniquely blending performance highlights with insightful artists discussions all prior to premiere.

  • Boston Lyric Opera's

    Cavalleria Rusticana Opens Season October 1

    By: BLO - Sep 08th, 2021

    Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) opens its new season October 1 with the company’s first production of “Cavalleria Rusticana,” composer Pietro Mascagni’s one-act verismo tale of love, betrayal and death in a small Sicilian village. 

  • Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories

    At the MFA

    By: MFA - Sep 08th, 2021

    Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories showcases 50 remarkable works created by women and men, known individuals and those yet to be identified, urban and rural makers, and members of the Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian and LGBTQIA+ communities.

  • MFA Offers Free Admission October 9

    Honors Indigenous Peoples' Day

    By: MFA - Sep 07th, 2021

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is offering free general admission on Saturday, October 9 in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, inviting visitors to recognize and honor the heritage of all Indigenous peoples and the histories of their nations and communities.

  • The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons

    A World Premiere Production by FAU's Theatre Lab

    By: Aaron Krause - Sep 06th, 2021

    The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons is a new play by Rachel Teagle receiving its world premiere production at Florida Atlantic University's Theatre Lab. The professional company's production runs through Sept. 19. Jess the Mastodon seeks to find her place in a world in which she seems out of place. A Mastodon is a large, extinct elephant-like mammal.

  • Pennie Brantley The Presence of the Past

    At Real Eyes Gallery

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 05th, 2021

    For the realist painter, Pennie Brantley, every picture tells a story. Encountering the work in her current exhibition, The Presence of the Past, there is a lot more to the notion that what you see is what you get.

  • Galatea by David Templeton

    At Spreckels Theatre Company

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 06th, 2021

    Robot, replicant, android, or body snatcher – one of science-fiction’s leading obsessions has long been the fear of alien or man-made “beings” replacing humans.  In playwright David Templeton’s “Galatea,” the near future envisions an outer-space centered universe populated by organics, like you (I think) and me, as well as synthetics, the latter being created by the former to appear and behave exactly like humans.

  • Angela's Ashes: The Musical

    An Irish Repertory Theatre Streaming Production

    By: Aaron Krause - Sep 02nd, 2021

    Angela's Ashes: The Musical is a new musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Frank McCourt memoir. The award-winning, Off-Broadway Irish Repertory Theatre will stream the show from Sept. 9 through Sept. 22. The online production follows an in-person, critically-acclaimed run in Ireland in 2017.

  • Mothers of the Bride by Meghan Maugeri

    Produced by Pear Theatre

    By: Victor Cordell - Aug 31st, 2021

    Starting with the latter 20th century, divorce, remarriage, and nonmarriage have become so prominent that the would-be-bride may have several significant women to share these charged moments with.  Or maybe none.  Yet those same consternations go on, right down to the decision whether to go through with the wedding. Playwright Meghan Maugeri has plumbed this territory with a well-written play. 

  • The Suburbs

    Thrown Stone Theatre in Ridgefield i

    By: Karen Isaacs - Sep 02nd, 2021

    After a two block walk, the audience arrives at the lawn of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum for The Caterers by Tony Menses. At least you can understand why a museum dedicated to recent art was chosen, since the play takes place sometime after 2030.

  • The New Agit Prop

    American Repertory Theatre

    By: A.R.T - Sep 01st, 2021

    The press release for fall programing at American Repertory Theatre contained a signifying statement.

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