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Friday, February 24, 2017

Theater Review: “Women in Jeopardy!” — Critic Left Unconcerned by Arts Fuse Editor

The MRT production marches clumsily along the fine line of being funny and knowing it is funny.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Book Review: “The Shipwrecked Mind” — Leaving the Carnage Behind by Arts Fuse Editor

Mark Lilla argues that the creed of the reactionary mind can be just as radical (and disturbing) as any revolutionary ideology.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dance Review: At the ICA, Alessandro Sciarroni’s FOLK-S Mesmerizes by Arts Fuse Editor

The performance turned out to be a nervy but hypnotic game of endurance for performer and audience members.

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Theater Review: “Don’t Give Up the Ship” — A Promising Voyage by Arts Fuse Editor

Don’t Give Up the Ship is well worth the time of audience members seeking exciting, unconventional theater.

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Jazz CD Review: “Meditations on Freedom” — Creative Politics by Arts Fuse Editor

On this album, saxophonist Noah Preminger serves up his visceral reaction to the post-election state of affairs.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Music Interview/Review: Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Crosses Musical Borders by Arts Fuse Editor

"My ancestors fled pogroms in Poland and today we have a crisis to rival what went on in the 1940s."

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Film Review: “Toni Erdmann” — Humor is Tedium’s Balm by Arts Fuse Editor

Toni Erdmann gently but somewhat darkly reminds us that living life in the fast lane means missing out on its slower, humbler pleasures.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Music Interview: Session Americana and That Little Round Table by Arts Fuse Editor

Session Americana has matured from a local, informal collective to a polished touring band.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Theater Review: A Very Winning “Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Arts Fuse Editor

The Druid Theatre Company staging shows what amazing things happens when a group of artists work together fully and completely .

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Dance Review: Gallim Dance’s “WHALE” — Strictly Small Fry by Arts Fuse Editor

Nothing in this over-lengthy work refers to whales, the ocean, or even the fishing industry.

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

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

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Film Review: “The Salesman” — The Limits of Empathy by Arts Fuse Editor

Director Asghar Farhadi’s most stringent judgments generally fall upon members of his own sophisticated, worldly cohort.

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Book Review: “The Mary Julia Paintings of Joan Brown” — In a Pantheon All its Own by Arts Fuse Editor

Poet William Benton's slender and beautiful book can safely be described as sui generis.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Book Review: “The Feud” — Brilliant Literary Frenemies by Arts Fuse Editor

Alex Beam generates interest via his portrait of frenemies Edmund Wilson and Vladimir Nabokov as brainy but flawed human beings.

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Jazz Book Review: “Blue Rhythm Fantasy” — Illuminating the Swing Era by Arts Fuse Editor

This is more interesting than a sweeping survey, it is a portrait of an African-American musician whose career peaked in the Swing Era.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Music Preview: Drive-By Truckers — Triumphantly Defiant by Arts Fuse Editor

It’s almost as important to see the Drive-By Truckers show at the Royale as to join a march in the streets outside.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Music Preview/CD Review: Valerie June — Learning to Master the “Order of Time” by Arts Fuse Editor

Singer Valerie June lays down an impressive vocal marker with her new album.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Concert Review: After 700 Hundred Years, “The Play Of Daniel” Still Sings Truth To Power by Arts Fuse Editor

The Boston Camerata’s lucid production placed emphasis on music and movement and a chiaroscuro-inspired use of light and shadow.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Film Review: “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” — Death Becomes Her by Arts Fuse Editor

At first, The Autopsy of Jane Doe comes off as a sort of small town crime thriller, but it slowly evolves into what feels like a bonafide horror film.

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Classical CD Reviews: Shai Wosner’s Haydn/Ligeti and Justin Taylor’s “La famille Forqueray” by Arts Fuse Editor

Hats off to harpsichordist Justin Taylor for the resonant, gripping performances he turns in on his debut album.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Book Review: “Hope in the Dark” — An Homage to Community by Arts Fuse Editor

Now, more than ever, It’s worth being reminded of our natural potential for good.

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Theater Review: “Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women” — An Evening of Powerful Journeys by Arts Fuse Editor

This is a script with an exquisite sense of balance; Trans Scripts, Part I is thoughtful, informative, honest, and playful, all at once.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Theater Review: “Really” — An Absorbing Confrontation With Memory by Arts Fuse Editor

Company One's production of this unconventional work is absorbing: this is the kind of exciting theater that we need to see more often.

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Visual Arts Review: Virtual Reality Art — Not Ready for Prime Time by Arts Fuse Editor

Worse, humor and irony have no place in this show's version of virtual reality.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Theater Review: The Lyric Stage Company is not “Afraid of Virginia Woolf” by Arts Fuse Editor

Edward Albee’s bitter masterwork is a tough nut for a company to crack as well as a hard play to watch.

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Dance Review: Jessica Lang Dance — Flowing with the Go by Arts Fuse Editor

I like to see dances that are somehow all of a piece. Hope this doesn’t mean I'm sinking into some kind of retro-fogeyism.

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Film Review: “The Executioner” — Death Be Not Pedestrian by Arts Fuse Editor

Director Luis García Berlanga entertainingly but ruthlessly lampoons the cruelties and absurdities of Spanish life under dictatorship.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Coming Attractions: January 29 through February 14 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

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

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Visual Arts Interview: Doug Weathersby — Making Art Out of Work by Arts Fuse Editor

Among other things, we talked about the art world’s massive hoarding problem.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Film Review: “Hidden Figures” — Finger Painting by the Numbers by Arts Fuse Editor

All of these stories are powerful... if only they were treated with dramatic complexity.

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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — January 27 by Arts Fuse Editor

An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world.

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