Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Arts on Stamps of the World — June 29 by Doug Briscoe

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

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Book Review: Supreme Democracy? How Supreme Court Justices are Chosen by Arts Fuse Editor

The history and process of judicial selection -- dispassionately detailed.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

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

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Visual Arts Preview: “Summer of Love” at the MFA — A Good Trip by Arts Fuse Editor

The odds have never been more stacked against a Summer of Love.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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

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

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Theater Review: A Pretty Ragged “Ragtime” by Helen Epstein

Ragtime, Book by Terrence McNally, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Music by Stephen Flaherty. Directed by Joe Calarco. Based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow. Staged by the Barrington Stage a…

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

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

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

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

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

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Book Review: “Women in the World of Frederick Douglass” — Crucial Partners by Roberta Silman

Focusing on these indomitable and sometimes troubling women, Fought has written an engaging book that is compelling, sometimes even fierce.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

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

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Friday, June 23, 2017

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

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

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Film Commentary: Death Knell for American Independent Cinema? by Gerald Peary

The well has evaporated for much of new American independent cinema.

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Dance Review: Bubbles at the Dance Complex by Arts Fuse Editor

The idea of the project is to cross-fertilize new dance in the two cities (Boston and New York) by presenting choreography in cabaret settings.

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Theater Review: “The Whipping Man” — A Secular Haggadah by Jim Kates

Flawed and perhaps overwrought, The Whipping Man is worth watching because of the intensity of its individual scenes.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Opera Review: BEMF’s “Le Carnaval de Venise” — A Delightful Triumph by Susan Miron

Chock-full of truly delightful music, the production scores as yet another BEMF opera triumph.

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Film Feature: Report from the 2017 Provincetown Film Festival by Tim Jackson

One of the Provincetown Film Festival's highlights: a documentary on the life of best-selling author Armistead Maupin.

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

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

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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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Film Review: 2017 Provincetown Film Festival — A Summing Up by Gerald Peary

Two of the best feature documentaries this year at the Provincetown Film Festival were gay-themed.

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

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

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Classical CD Review: Heath Quartet plays Bartók and Natalie Dessay’s Schubert by Jonathan Blumhofer

The Heath Quartet delivers a triumphant Bartók cycle; Natalie Dessay's Schubert misses the mark widely.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Theater Review: “Dhalgren Sunrise” — Unreal City by Bill Marx

This is an evening that, through an excess of imagination, makes as little sense as possible.

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

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

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Monday, June 19, 2017

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

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

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Theater Commentary: Trump, Julius Caesar, and Political Farce by Bill Marx

If the ballyhoo around the Public Theater's Julius Caesar is a sign of the times, then we have a lot more than Trump to fear.

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CD Reviews: Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms and Christian Gerhaher sings “Die schöne Magelone” by Jonathan Blumhofer

The BSO's Brahms' sounds as robust and responsive as they do when they’re on their best behavior at Symphony Hall.

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

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

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

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

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

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