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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Coming Attractions: February 14 through 27– What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Classical Concert Review: BMOP celebrates Joan Tower by Arts Fuse Editor

Above all, Joan Tower’s music doesn’t waste your time.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Arts Fuse Readers Rejoice — An Exciting New Look is Coming! by Arts Fuse Editor

A nifty new design for the magazine is on its way .... bear with us.

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Music Interview: Do It Now Supplies a New New Beat by Arts Fuse Editor

Older folks say Do It Now reminds them of the Beats.

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Theater Feature: Northern Stage Announces Winners of $1.25 Million Grant to Support Women in Theater by Arts Fuse Editor

According to Wellesley Centers for Women study, women hold only 20% of the artistic leadership positions in America's regional theaters.

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Jazz Review: Curtis Brothers in Concert — Mentoring Bears Fruit by Arts Fuse Editor

The Curtis Brothers performance was a display of the mentoring system at its best.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rialto Round-Up: Adieu to the One and Only Larry Coen by Arts Fuse Editor

To be with Larry was to be part of his family. If you passed muster, you were friends for life. And Larry had a LOT of friends….

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

WATCH CLOSELY: The End of the F***ing World — Coming-of-Age Nihilism by Arts Fuse Editor

The show is tightly put together, brilliantly balancing black humor with just the right amount of dramatic pathos.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Book Review: “I Can’t Breathe” — Humanizing the Underclass by Arts Fuse Editor

Follow almost any of these police brutality cases to their realpolitik conclusion and you will eventually work your way back to a monstrous truth.

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Theater Review: Wilbury Theatre Group’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” — Surreal Meltdown by Arts Fuse Editor

The WTG production succeeds largely because it heightens the absurdity of a play that takes a comic look at catastrophe.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Dance Review: BB@home — Trainees’ Playground by Arts Fuse Editor

The show, organized by associate director of BB II Peter Stark, was built to show off the talents and challenge the performing chops of the young dancers.

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Theater Review: “Every Brilliant Thing” — Two Cheers for Solipsism by Arts Fuse Editor

A manipulative entertainment that sets out to confuse theater and therapy.

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STREAMING DOCS: A-list Documentaries, February Edition by Arts Fuse Editor

Where to find the best in new documentaries? In the brave new world of digital streaming.

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Book Review: “The Ghosts of Galway” — Fighting an Irish ISIS by Arts Fuse Editor

Jack Taylor is a Beckettian character on the skids; he can’t go on, and yet he goes on.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Film Review: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” — Unapologetic Romanticism by Arts Fuse Editor

The most compelling reason to see this film is Annette Bening’s performance as Gloria Grahame -- it’s perfect.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Theater Review: “Proof” — Missed Moments of Power by Arts Fuse Editor

This Proof's weakness comes from the thinness of its lead performances.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jazz Concert Review: Lee Konitz at 90 — At the Regattabar by Arts Fuse Editor

Lee Konitz presented himself as the aging hipster he seems to be -- sunglasses, laconic presence, and an I-don't-give-a-shit attitude.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Concert Review: Pianist Garrick Ohlsson at Mechanics Hall by Arts Fuse Editor

A pianist with an uncommonly sensitive touch, Garrick Ohlsson’s playing encompasses poeticism and technical strength in just about equal measure.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Coming Attractions: January 28 through February 13 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Book Review: “In a Lonely Place” — In the Mind of a Misogynist by Arts Fuse Editor

Dorothy B. Hughes is one of the finest of the female practitioners of noir.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Film Review: “Phantom Thread” — The Genius at Breakfast by Arts Fuse Editor

Phantom Thread is an absorbing story about a genius who makes gorgeous dresses for wealthy women.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dance Interview: Turkish-born Choreographer Korhan Basaran by Arts Fuse Editor

"I’m trying to be at peace with not being a happy person. It’s ok to not be happy but to do something for the betterment of humanity."

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Film Review: “42 Grams” — A Story of Food, and Passion by Arts Fuse Editor

Chef Jake Bickelhaupt’s passion for cooking and for doing everything himself is the driving idea behind this high-energy documentary.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Film Review: “Unrest” — A Powerful Study of Life on Hold by Arts Fuse Editor

Jennifer Brea’s absorbing and moving documentary about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a stunning achievement.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Theater Review: “Unveiled” — An Exploration in Understanding by Arts Fuse Editor

As a storyteller, Rohina Malik exudes warmth and humanity.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Book Review: Lou Reed — A Welter of Contradictions by Arts Fuse Editor

Anthony DeCurtis wants to do justice to his subjects’ extensive catalogue, but the book begins to feel less like exegesis and more like Lou Reed 101.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Film Review: “Thelma” — Surreal Adolescence by Arts Fuse Editor

Thelma learns that she can’t escape who she is -- but she can control what she does.

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Theater Review: “Lost Girls” — Raw and Revelatory by Arts Fuse Editor

Ultimately, this production of Lost Girls might have gone deeper if it had been slowed down a bit.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Theater Review: “Shakespeare in Love” — Lightweight Bard by Arts Fuse Editor

SpeakEasy Stage Company's production of Shakespeare in Love comes off as lovely, temperate, and at least a little trite.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

WATCH CLOSELY: “The Last Five Years” — David Bowie’s Immortal Artistic Vision by Arts Fuse Editor

To the end of his life, David Bowie was excited about creating innovative sounds and collaborating with new musicians.

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Book Review: “Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts” — Pages of Glory by Arts Fuse Editor

De Hamel's history is a detective story, a love story, and a revelation of the nourishment to be found in celebrated libraries and collections.

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