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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Theater Review: “Papermaker” — Elegy for a Maine Mill Town by Arts Fuse Editor

Penobscot Theatre Company is staging Monica Wood’s moving and thoughtful play about a real life labor dispute in Maine.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

CD Review: The Tedeschi Trucks Band — “Live From the Fox Oakland” by Arts Fuse Editor

So much goes on over the course of Live From the Fox Oakland that the TTB upends the notion of a band “settling” into a sound.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Jazz Review: Jason Anick and Jason Yeager — A “United” Front by Arts Fuse Editor

Jason Anick, on violin and mandolin, and Jason Yeager, on piano, showed off just how exhilarating it can be to kick down musical walls.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Book Review: “With the Radio On” — The Modern Lovers, Aptly Canonized by Arts Fuse Editor

Simplicity is its genius; some call "Roadrunner" the first punk song for a reason.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Theater Review: “Silent Sky” — Cosmic Wonder, Captured by Arts Fuse Editor

Silent Sky is a moving and thoughtful play; it is well worth the gaze of any serious theatergoer. Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Dori A. Robinson. Staged by Flat Earth Theatre a…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Film Review: The Lure—Surreal Mermaid Horror Musical by Arts Fuse Editor

The Lure is often violent and disturbing, but its exuberance and unapologetic strangeness make it one of the most memorable foreign films in recent years.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Film Review: “My Life as a Zucchini”—A French Fable of Loss and Belonging by Arts Fuse Editor

Children’s connections to one another are layered and complex, and their understanding of the adult world more sophisticated than we usually allow.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dance Review: Popcorn from BODYTRAFFIC by Arts Fuse Editor

BODYTRAFFIC seems to be invested in a relentless likeability.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Coming Attractions: March 13 through 28 — 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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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Music Preview/Appreciation: Jens Lekman Attains Indie Sainthood by Arts Fuse Editor

If there is such a thing as upbeat melancholia, then Jens Lekman has got it down pat.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Theater Review: “Precious Little” — Prospecting Inner Treasures by Arts Fuse Editor

Nora Theatre Company's thoughtful production of Precious Little will encourage you to dig a little deeper into yourself.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Visual Arts Commentary: The ICA — The Limits of Being an Icon by Arts Fuse Editor

The nagging question: why didn't the ICA didn’t create a building that offered options to be developed vertically?

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Film Review: “XX”—Horror Anthology, Female Version by Arts Fuse Editor

I was looking forward to XX because it was horror, it was an anthology, and because all four pieces were directed by women.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

TV Review: “3 Mics”—Neal Brennan’s Innovative Stand Up by Arts Fuse Editor

Neal Brennan’s mix-and-match of styles manages to combine deadpan sensibility with shocking poignancy.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dance Review: Meredith Monk — Songs With and Without Words by Arts Fuse Editor

Any performance of Meredith Monk's is spare to the point of enigma, and also tremendously evocative.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Film Review: “Kedi” — Caring for a City of Cats by Arts Fuse Editor

This endearing but unsentimental film explores the myriad connections that many Istanbul residents have to their feline neighbors.

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Book Review: Peter Handke — A Writer At War With Himself by Arts Fuse Editor

The imperative to engage with landscape, and thus leave or at least minimize the self, has become of great importance to Peter Handke.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Book Review: “Nicotine” — A Fresh Take on Addiction by Arts Fuse Editor

A beautiful, if somewhat meandering, series of vignettes on the writer's lifelong relationship with cigarettes.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Coming Attractions: February 26 through March 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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Dance Review: At the Boston Ballet — Ballet as Drama by Arts Fuse Editor

Like a lot of first efforts by prospective masters, Artifact is loaded with ideas.

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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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