Arts

Spotlighting local artists, exhibitions, and galleries, dance, musicals, theatre, public art and everything in between.

THE CHANGELING: MIDDLESEX LOUNGE IS GOING TO BE THURS-SAT ONLY STARTING IN 2015

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A notification that was sent out tonight by manager Nate Brown details the decision to make the shift, shut down at the end of December for some renovations, and what that means in the coming months. Continue reading

MUSICAL MILESTONE: HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY CONCERTMASTER ON PERFORMING VIVALDI, AND EYEBALLING THE NEXT 200 YEARS

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“The material is as exciting and fresh today as when it was written and a musical roller coaster ride to perform. It really needs to be experienced live in a concert hall to be believed, and can’t be copied in any kind of recorded format, or viewed on YouTube.” Continue reading

RE-ANIMATING POE: AN INTERVIEW WITH JEFFREY COMBS

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“There were stories of Poe being in the gutter, literally. But he always pulled himself up and tried to not do that again.” Continue reading

IN CONVERSATION: A FUTURE OF RADICAL QUEER POSSIBILITIES

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“Film and creative media has the potential to build a kind of urgency around issues that otherwise are not made visible in our daily lives and allows folks from our community to be seen and heard in ways that empower the community.” Continue reading

BORN TO RUN: GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES CHIME IN ON ARTS MATTER DAY

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Back in July, at the Gubernatorial Candidates Forum on Arts, Culture, and Creativity in Worcester, Martha Coakley talked herself in circles and Charlie Baker was a no show. With Election Day edging closer, Coakley (D) and Baker (R) have firmed up their respective stances on the arts. Continue reading

THOMAS PAGE MCBEE’S ‘MAN ALIVE’ WILL BE ASSIGNED TO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN IN HIGH SCHOOL

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By the time I say all this out loud, Thomas Page McBee will likely be a ubiquitous name in literary circles, and folks will scratch their chins as I remind them that before Man Alive was assigned to every high school student in the land, such stories of staggering transgender triumph hadn’t yet become part of the American narrative. Continue reading

IT’S ALL VERY COSMIC: THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY

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The trilogy is expansive and bursting with energy, each play exploring the inherent symbolism of the deities of the Hindu Trinity through the lens of human stories exploring themes of self-discovery and identity in an era of post-colonialism. Continue reading

ALL ABOUT DAPHNA: BOSTON CONSERVATORY ALUMNA TALKS HER LATEST ROLE IN “BAD JEWS”

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Daphna Feygenbaum is devout, passionate, driven, and manipulative. And Alison McCartan, who has stepped into Daphna’s shoes for SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Joshua Harmon’s play “Bad Jews,” is three of these things—unless she is manipulative, and then maybe I’ve been duped. Continue reading

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