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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Poetry Review: Lyrical Outrage — Songs of the Resistance by Arts Fuse Editor

Many of the poems live up to the title’s shout-out to Walt Whitman, cutting through the current political miasma with fresh wit, insight, and lyrical outrage.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Music Review: The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices, Revealed by Arts Fuse Editor

This is sweet and haunting music; and, like rose oil, it lingers.

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Visual Arts Review: “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine” at the MFA by Arts Fuse Editor

This is the largest exhibition of Botticelli paintings ever mounted in North America. Bigger may not always be better, but this is a gorgeous show.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Dance Review: Maureen Fleming at the ICA — Brilliant Movement by Arts Fuse Editor

Dancer/choreographer Maureen Fleming's highly distinctive style of movement is unforgettable.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Television Review: “The Handmaid’s Tale” — Not a Documentary…Yet by Arts Fuse Editor

Margaret Atwood’s novel turns out to have been far more clairvoyant than even she believed it would be.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Theater News: IRNE Fetes Boston’s Theater Community by Arts Fuse Editor

IRNE critics argue about what we think are the best, the brightest, and the most award worthy of these dozens and dozens of productions.

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Film Review: “Phoenix Forgotten” — Retro Science Fiction by Arts Fuse Editor

If you have a hankering for a new "found-footage" film, then Phoenix Forgotten will feed your retro-appetite.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Book Review: “A Line Made By Walking” — A Lyrical Portrait of a Depressed Artist by Arts Fuse Editor

Sara Baume’s sophomore novel insists that we rethink the value of empathy: depend on it, yes, but also be suspicious.

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Film Preview: The Wide-Ranging Documentaries at the Independent Film Festival Boston by Arts Fuse Editor

There are documentary films for all tastes this year.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Coming Attractions: April 23 Through May 7 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

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

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Film Review: “Free Fire” — A Tsunami of Gunshots by Arts Fuse Editor

While calling this Ben Wheatley's most violent film may be debatable, Free Fire is absolutely the one most riddled with gunshots.

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Book Review: “The Girl at the Baggage Claim” – An Exploration of Avocado Pits and In(ter)dependent Selves by Arts Fuse Editor

What could easily have become a dense, jargon-filled work of cultural psychology instead reads like a thoughtful conversation.

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Commentary and Preview: The Shrinking Scene v. Jazz Week and the Thelonious Monkfish Jazz Festival by Arts Fuse Editor

I try to be optimistic, but it’s hard not to observe that the jazz club scene in eastern Massachusetts is worse than it’s been in decades.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Poetry Review/Interview: Poet Martín Espada — Resistance is Obligatory by Arts Fuse Editor

Martín Espada’s lyricism sings deeply in the key of loss, turning the anguish of social and personal histories into hope.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Theater Review: “Paradise” — A Fascinating Culture Clash by Arts Fuse Editor

Paradise's central conflict and the performances in the Underground Railway Theater production are damn good.

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Book Review: “Stigmata of Bliss” — From the Master of the Tersely Disquieting by Arts Fuse Editor

Klaus Merz’s cunning, compressed prose invites us to listen for the sounds of the inexpressible, the other side of life.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Film Review: “Tommy’s Honour” — A Golden Boy of Golf by Arts Fuse Editor

Seeing the rugged minimalism of golf in its infancy was very appealing.

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Book Review: “The Teeth of the Comb” — Brusque Tales of Rebellion by Arts Fuse Editor

These tales have an incendiary energy, but Osama Alomar handles his narrative explosives with restraint, wisdom, care, and precision.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Film Review: “Get Out” — A Different Kind of Horror Flick by Arts Fuse Editor

Get Out owes much to the small but precious film genre that dares to cultivate bizarre and hip satire.

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Book Review: “The Hunger Saint” — Courage in a World of Pain by Arts Fuse Editor

Olivia Kate Cerrone tells this story in raw, blunt terms, in a naturalistic mode worthy of Zola.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Concert Review: Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” at the Boston Conservatory by Arts Fuse Editor

The Boston Conservatory production of Mass was mostly frustrating, but Leonard Bernstein’s score came across very strongly.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Concert Review: Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 — Exhilaratingly Performed by Arts Fuse Editor

The fiery excellence of Handel and Haydn Society's collective effort made Monteverdi’s epic masterpiece sparkle like a star.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Theater Feature: “temping” — A Stage for Virtual Reality by Arts Fuse Editor

temping is a strange and experimental beast, and I look forward to seeing where this type of interactive experience goes next.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Coming Attractions: April 9 Through 25 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

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

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Jazz CD Review: Pianist and Composer Satoko Fujii — Jazz’s Whirling Dervish by Arts Fuse Editor

These trio of releases from pianist Satoko Fujii are exciting snapshots of a jazz daredevil in action.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Theater Review: “Coyote on a Fence” — Drama on Death Row by Arts Fuse Editor

In a surprisingly quick 100 minutes, this smart play forces us to confront our own preconceived notions about good and evil.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Theater Review: “Made in China” — Puppets Made to Charm and Alarm by Arts Fuse Editor

Wakka Wakka's puppetry skills are highly impressive, its staging inventive and undeniably entertaining.

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Theater Commentary: Resist Trump? Boston’s Stages Opt Out by Arts Fuse Editor

Resistance, at least in Boston theater, is futile.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Film Review: “Frantz” — The Changeable Color of Grief by Arts Fuse Editor

Frantz explores the complicated emotions generated by the aftermath of a catastrophic war.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Visual Arts Commentary: Urban Branding — An Expression of Civic Character by Arts Fuse Editor

Nobody wants to be boring -- including cities and their neighborhoods.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Theater Review: Mad Horse Theatre’s Talky Journey to the Afterlife by Arts Fuse Editor

Is the long trip through Purgatory worth the time? Not sure.

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