Friday, March 24, 2017

Film Review: “Personal Shopper” — An Enigma Wrapped in a Seance by Arts Fuse Editor

Personal Shopper poses questions about how technology and fashion are skewing our relationships and obliterating traditional notions of identity.

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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 24 by Doug Briscoe

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

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Concert Preview: Local Boys Make Cool Jazz — The Levin Brothers Reunite by Arts Fuse Editor

One of my favorite quotes from Gil Evans is, “Quit playing what you think I want you to play!”

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Concert Preview: Grand Harmonie’s “March Madness” by Jonathan Blumhofer

"We thought, why don’t we hark back to earlier occasions which were equal parts socializing and entertainment?"

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Concert Review: Men at Work’s Colin Hay — Solo Success Achieved by Blake Maddux

Colin Hay need no longer worry about job security as a touring and recording artist.

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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 23 by Doug Briscoe

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

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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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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 22 by Doug Briscoe

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

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 21 by Doug Briscoe

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

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Theater Review: Lincoln in the Shooting Gallery – “Topdog/Underdog” at The Huntington Theatre Company by Ian Thal

This is a wonderful production of an important play that still has a dog in the fight.

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Book Review: The “Inexhaustibility” of Angela Carter by Roberta Silman

May this superb biography, The Invention of Angela Carter, spark more interest in this amazing writer, especially in the United States.

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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 20 by Doug Briscoe

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

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Book Review: Nuff Said? — “What Playwrights Talk About When They Talk About Writing” by Ian Thal

 Jeffrey Sweet has provided a handy oral history of the ways playwriting has changed over three generations.

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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

The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 19 by Doug Briscoe

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

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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

The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 18 by Doug Briscoe

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

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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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Visual Arts Feature: The Photographs of Henryk Ross — An Eye on the Banality of Evil by Robert Israel

In the remarkable images of Henryk Ross, Nazi evil is exposed through a kind of heroic voyeurism.

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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 17 by Doug Briscoe

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

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 16 by Doug Briscoe

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

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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

The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 15 by Doug Briscoe

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

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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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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 14 by Doug Briscoe

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

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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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Concert Review: Sibelius and Busoni at Symphony Hall by Jonathan Blumhofer

In the Piano Concerto, Ferruccio Busoni seemed to want to have the final word in the tradition of the Romantic concerto.

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Jazz Review: Vijay Iyer Sextet at Sanders Theater — Speak, Memory by Steve Elman

This is music that says things that cannot be said any other way, music that cannot wear its heart on its sleeve.

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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — March 13 by Doug Briscoe

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

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