Friday, February 24, 2017

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

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

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Film Review: “The Red Turtle” — A Singular Talent by Gerald Peary

The Red Turtle is a poem to individual visual artistry and not to the anonymous machinery of technology.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Theater Review: Zeitgeist Stage Company’s “Exit Strategy” — Tales Out of School by Bill Marx

Can the smothered idealism of the teachers be rekindled? Will the school be saved if students and faculty join together?

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

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

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Book Review: “The Year of the Comet” — Surviving History by Roberta Silman

This is the work of an extremely talented writer whose prose is spare and exact and has an authenticity that marks him as the real thing.

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

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

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Compendium of Consolations: The Words of Albert Murray by Steve Elman

“Art . . . is . . . fundamental equipment for existence on human terms.” -- Albert Murray

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Book Review and Commentary: Albert Murray’s Non-fiction – A Balm in Columbia by Steve Elman

At his best, Albert Murray is a thinker passionately in love with thinking, a virtuoso of verbal music, an American to his core.

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

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

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Monday, February 20, 2017

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

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

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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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Concert Review: Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s “Glass Works” by Jonathan Blumhofer

It was a treat to experience Philip Glass’s orchestral music live and in-person.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

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

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

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

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

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

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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

CD/DVD Review: “Celebrate Ornette” — An Exuberant Homage to a Jazz Genius by Michael Ullman

This collection demonstrates that the music of Ornette Coleman is in tune with something elemental and essential in the human spirit.

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Theater Review: Wooster Group’s “The Town Hall Affair” — Reality as a Funhouse Mirror by Tim Jackson

The Wooster Group deconstruction of the documentary Town Bloody Hall adds layers of artificiality to what may or may not have been a serious event.

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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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Book Review: “In the Midnight Hour” — The Tempestuous Life of Wilson Pickett by Blake Maddux

Tony Fletcher’s research is impeccable, his sources are unimpeachable, and his style is thoroughly engaging.

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

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

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Theater Review: A Stylish “Steel Magnolias” at Peterborough Players by Jim Kates

This Peterborough Players production deserves a longer run than it has in the company's inaugural winter season.

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

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

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

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

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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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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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

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

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Concert Review: Boston Symphony Orchestra plays Ravel, Benjamin, and Berlioz by Jonathan Blumhofer

Front and center was Andris Nelsons, who, interpretively, seemed more than happy to try on a bunch of different hats.

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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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