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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Concert Review: Tchaikovsky, Takemitsu, and Shostakovich at Symphony Hall by Jonathan Blumhofer

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gave a searing, intense reading of the solo part in Nostalghia (In Memory of Andrei Tarkovskij).

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Film Review “Spettacolo” and “One October” at the IFFBoston by Betsy Sherman

From the homogeneous small town of Spettacolo, we travel to One October's ethnic gumbo of eight million in New York City.

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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — April 28 by Doug Briscoe

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

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Concert Review: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra plays Mahler by Jonathan Blumhofer

So, what is one to make of the BPYO’s weekend effort? It was a bit bold, to be sure. But it was also stirring, heartfelt, and timely.

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Film Review: “Sylvio” and “Tormenting the Hen” at the IFFBoston by Betsy Sherman

The absurdist comedy Sylvio suffers from chronic low energy, but Tormenting the Hen is mysterious and magnetic.

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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — April 27 by Doug Briscoe

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

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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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Film Interview: WJIB Owner Featured in IFFBoston Documentary Short by Noah Schaffer

Derek Frank's film tells the story of radio station owner Bob Bittner, whose one-man network has generated a cult following.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Arts on the Stamps of the World — April 26 by Doug Briscoe

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

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Film Review: “Finding Kukan” at the IFFB — A Compelling Detective Story by Betsy Sherman

Finding Kukan is a compelling detective story covering the fields of World War II history and film preservation.

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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: “A Quiet Passion” — A Personal View of Emily Dickinson by Gerald Peary

Cynthia Nixon is a great Emily Dickinson, so deeply angry, so heartbreaking in her fool’s life of stoic suffering.

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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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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — April 25 by Doug Briscoe

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

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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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Concert Review: “Bach Trios” — Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile by Susan Miron

J.S. Bach has been subjected to every imaginable kind of transcription, but the combination of mandolin, bass, and cello is probably new.

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Friday, April 21, 2017

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

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

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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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Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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