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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Visual Arts Commentary: A Tale of Two Bridges by Arts Fuse Editor

Two stories about how a public process, because of politics, can make it very difficult, and costly, to connect two points.

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Visual Arts Review: A Joyous Look at New American Sculpture, 1914 – 1945 by Arts Fuse Editor

These are men who appreciated women for their bodies, athleticism, motherhood, intelligence, and humor - all reasons to celebrate this show.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rock Review: Dead & Co. — Still Kicking by Arts Fuse Editor

Wisely, guitarist John Mayer does not try to copy Jerry Garcia’s memorable licks, solos, tones, and styles.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Coming Attractions: June 18 through July 4 — 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, June 17, 2017

Poetry Review: “The Thin Wall” — Haphazard Resonance by Arts Fuse Editor

Unfortunately, poetry doesn’t sell and doesn’t get made into movies.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Book Review: “Our Dead World” — Testaments to the Never Quite Absent by Arts Fuse Editor

Bolivian author Liliana Colanzi delivers some risky, but important, messages in these enigmatic stories.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Film Review: The Sublimely Refined Touch of Ernst Lubitsch by Arts Fuse Editor

In Trouble in Paradise, Lubitsch makes us feel complicit in the best of ways; he makes us feel clever.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Theater Review: “The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion” — Pleasant Remembrance of Things Past by Arts Fuse Editor

Alan Brody’s play is a pleasant valentine, and it will likely find a life in regional and community theaters.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Theater Review: “The Rest is Silence” — A “Doggie Hamlet” by Arts Fuse Editor

A difficult balancing act: marrying art with the community-based traditions of everyday rural life.

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Film Review: Satire As it Should Be — “Tickling Giants” by Arts Fuse Editor

If you want to see what courageous political satire really looks like, see Sara Taksler’s engaging new documentary about Bassem Youssef.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Music Preview: Chuck Prophet Does ‘California Noir’ by Arts Fuse Editor

Chuck Prophet's rollicking sound now is a lot more thoughtful than of yore -- without losing any of its rollick.

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Film Review: “It Comes at Night” — A Prepper’s Handbook of Hope and Dread by Arts Fuse Editor

This is a fine exercise in arthouse horror -- don’t expect elaborate monsters, an orchestral score, or CGI effects.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Visual Arts Review: An Impressive Selection of Picasso Prints at The Clark Art by Arts Fuse Editor

This is a relatively small but stunning selection of Picasso's finest prints, a collection that reflects the artist's range of inspiration.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Visual Arts Reviews: Decorative Glories of the Gilded Age at The Clark by Arts Fuse Editor

The exhibition provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view masterpieces of the decorative arts.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Film Review: Jean Renoir’s “The Rules of the Game” — Top o’ the canon, Ma! by Arts Fuse Editor

The Complete Jean Renoir -- a definitive retrospective of films by the greatest of all directors.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Visual Arts Review: Stella Prime — Prints from an American Master by Arts Fuse Editor

The stunning show Frank Stella Prints offers visual entertainment at its most exhilarating.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Visual Arts Feature: Artist John O’Reilly — Art History and Private Drama by Arts Fuse Editor

For John O’Reilly, encountering mental states of disorder and nightmare created a yearning for a kind of clarity.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Film Feature: Summer of Love Series — Retro Balm for Turbulent Times by Arts Fuse Editor

Summer of Love's line-up contains some of that iconic year's most indelible works of cinema.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Coming Attractions: June 4 through 20 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

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

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Theater Feature: JAG Productions — Establishing Black Theater in Vermont by Arts Fuse Editor

JAG Productions' goal is to stage plays that reflect the lives of African-Americans -- in Vermont, the second-whitest state in the nation.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jazz CD Review: “Charnett Moffett — Music From Our Soul” by Arts Fuse Editor

Large parts, if not all, of this well played, eclectic disc should appeal to various tastes in modern improvised music.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

The Arts Fuse Mentorship Program: Student Reviews by Arts Fuse Editor

The program's goal is to educate young people about writing arts criticism.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Book Review: Denis Johnson’s “California Scheming” by Arts Fuse Editor

Denis Johnson sees that New Age thinking is a response to something very American, very late-twentieth-century—namely the precariousness of identity.

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Fuse Remembrance: Denis Johnson, American Dostoevsky by Arts Fuse Editor

Denis Johnson’s spiritual vision was dark and more than a little scary but also supremely generous.

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Book Review: “Age of Anger” — United in Hate by Arts Fuse Editor

In his profound new book Age of Anger, historian Pankaj Mishra finds the key to Trump-worship.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Theater Review: “Fuente Ovejuna” — An Underwhelming Revival by Arts Fuse Editor

Lope de Vega's classic story of how the powerless stood up to authority -- and won --deserves better treatment than clumsy caricature.

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Visual Arts Review: Matisse in the Studio — Objects Inspiring Art by Arts Fuse Editor

Matisse said his objects were his "working library," sources to mine for formal qualities and their ability to evoke an emotional response.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rethinking the Repertoire #12 – Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Violin Concerto by Arts Fuse Editor

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich has an uncanny understanding of what instruments can do and how to showcase them best.

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Dance Review: L.A. Dance Project — Dancing All Over the Place by Arts Fuse Editor

All three pieces delivered eclectic dancing, appealing bodies, unostentatious scenic effects, and trendy but serious music.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Visual Arts Feature: MASS MoCA Launches Building 6 by Arts Fuse Editor

It is now possible for visitors to explore the MASS MoCA museum complex via a continual loop of 4.5 miles.

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Theater Commentary: “Trumpismo avant la lettre” and the Elliot Norton Awards by Arts Fuse Editor

Hypnotized by celebrity and the monied class, our stage critics have become a gaggle of cheerleaders, feckless enough to call Diane Paulus a "visionary."

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