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The pleasures of Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words are the pleasures of being a fly on the wall.
Doug Elkins' take on Othello is entirely of our era, when domestic abuse is finally a public discussion and a complex story of betrayal can be conveyed with pop culture efficiency.
There is now an online "sonic census" of puppetry in the greater Boston area.
Rebecca's spirit will persist in every artist who remembers how much she believed in them, every organization that she urged to greater risk-taking and optimism for the future, and every fri…
In red gloves and dark glasses, popping and locking, the Wondertwins are both imposing humans and robotic objects, organic and mechanical reproduction.
Rufus Wainwright is like that: unfiltered family love and dysfunction threaded through whammo pop tunes wrapped in the sequins of more than a little clear-to-those-who-know celebrity.
Mark Morris' choreography for his 18-member ensemble alternates between joyful ring-around-the-rosy and contra dance circles.
This is what I call an example of a critic making an impact!
Carrying cacti around the stage in boxes and placing them on their heads and in predictably suggestive positions, the Boston Ballet dancers looked like they were having a blast
Fred Turner's counterintuitive and subtle argument in The Democratic Surround draws a direct line between the design of museum exhibitions and the Be-Ins of the Summer of Love.
Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers: Portraits of 50 Famous Folks & All Their Weird Stuff is a weird cartoon bait-and-switch.
Comic genres don't die; they just become niche markets.
British Pathe's 85,000 (some sites say 90,000, but who's counting?) newsreels are now online.
"Falling Out of Time" is a book that gives all the truth that Israeli writer David Grossman can deliver, and far more intimacy than we strangers who are his readers have earned.
Israel's Nalaga’at Theater Deaf-Blind Acting Ensemble, whose name translates to “Do Touch,” is on a U.S. tour that included a side visit to the White House.
The Fuse doesn't usually publicize auditions, but it's news that Debbie Allen is swinging through Boston this week seeking young dancers between the ages of seven and 22.
Fanny Lou Hamer's life and the political struggle that gave us the Voting Rights Act is the basis of Mary Watkins' two-act opera.
It was not the first time the Sarajevo Haggadah had benefited from Muslim protection: during the Nazi occupation, another librarian had spirited the Hebrew manuscript out of danger and hidde…
Boston Ballet is showcasing a number of its ballerinas in the title role of Cinderella.
If calculating pi to a far-off-integer isn't for you, TAO Dance Theater's baffling kinetic exploits may seem less like an incredible journey than a trudge to a dead end.
I get why Compagnie Käfig's Correria/Agwa has been booked onto stages in 15 countries and counting. But the troupe's polished athleticism comes at the sacrifice of hip hop dance's precious …
Dancer Wendy Whelan will not be appearing under the auspices of the Celebrity Series of Boston as planned.
Arts alert for readers in the Pioneer Valley.
No amount of postmodern theory can paper over the fact that a half-baked cake, even one made with tasty ingredients, fails to satisfy.
With a Stephen Sondheim show, it's all in the casting, and Emmanuel Music's casting was a mixed bag.
John Tiffany's Tony-winning direction of "Once," restaged for the current tour, is a miracle of judicious rhythmic choices and deft transitions.
"Lon Chaney is just a master," says Roger Miller of The Alloy Orchestra, "and the film 'He Who Gets Slapped' has everything that he's great at."
All was well -- at moments, thrilling -- until the credits rolled. Then the Regal did what it always did: it launched its terrible muzak.
Observers have often commented that NEA money goes disproportionately to large cultural institutions, and that continues to be true, but those investments are dispersed among disciplines and…
Mona Rice, who performed with Denishawn and who founded the dance department at the Cushing Academy as well as her own studio in Ashburnham, MA, died in Boston on November 26 at the age of 8…
This, my friends, is what 80 looks like.