Sunday, October 22, 2017

Film Review: “The King’s Choice” — Norway’s Stand Against Hitler by Arts Fuse Editor

The King’s Choice is a thoughtful nail-biter, a suspenseful historical drama.

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

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

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

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

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

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Classical CD Review: Brahms Piano Trios and “Living in Light” by Jonathan Blumhofer

Nothing sleepy about the playing or the interpretations in the Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax disc; New Hampshire's Heather Gilligan is a composer to watch.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Theater Review: A Rousing “Enemy of the People” at Yale Rep by Bill Marx

An invigorating staging of Henrik Ibsen's still pertinent play about spinelessness up and down the political spectrum.

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Classical CD Review: Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia plays Saint-Saëns by Jonathan Blumhofer

This is one of the year’s standout orchestral albums and it’s a special treat to catch the ensemble live on these shores so soon after its release.

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

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

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Theater Review: Did You Hear the One About the Lawyer With the Cellphone? – “Kol’s Last Call” by Ian Thal

An entertaining but surprisingly slight monologue from Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol.

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Classical CD Reviews: Leif Ove Andsnes’ “Sibelius” and Borusan Quartet’s “Company” by Arts Fuse Editor

Leif Ove Andsnes’ excellent all-Sibelius album is nothing short of revelatory; Borusan Quartet's disc is creatively programmed and brilliantly played.

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

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

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Music Preview/CD Review: Jon Langford’s “Four Lost Souls” by Arts Fuse Editor

With Jon Langford, the only certainty is that there will be surprises that make it party time.

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

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

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CD Reviews: Jonas Kaufmann’s “L’Opera” and Michael Spyres’ “Espoir” by Jonathan Blumhofer

Two great tenor discs have recently been released

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

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

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CD Review: Wormwood Casts a Mean “Mooncurse” by Arts Fuse Editor

Even though Wormwood’s sound is thick and lumbering, the band is actually pretty nimble.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Opera Review: Boston Lyric Opera’s “Tosca” by Jonathan Blumhofer

For my taste, too much of the stage action during Friday's performance was stiff and shopworn.

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Film Commentary: October — A Month of Horror, Multiplying by Arts Fuse Editor

I love subtlety, and beauty, and trash, and terror, in equal measure.

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Music Preview: Michael Gibbs — Coming Full Circle at Berklee by Michael Ullman

The evening will be an invaluable opportunity to hear sounds, textures, and melodies created by a veteran composer/arranger.

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

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

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

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

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

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

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

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

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Jazz CD Reviews: Cowboys and Frenchmen/ Mark Zaleski Band by Arts Fuse Editor

Both Cowboys and Frenchmen and Mark Zaleski Band "groove, interact, and emote."

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

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

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Film Review: “It” – The Ordinary and Fantastic Eventually Meet by Arts Fuse Editor

It is most effective when it dwells on the sad influence of history, on personal tragedy, on the banality of evil and cruel indifference.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Film Review: “Kékszakállú” — Obliquely Inspired by Bartók by Arts Fuse Editor

What follows is a succession of images and tableaux static enough to make Michelangelo Antonioni look like an action-movie director.

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Concert Review: Hudson at the Berklee Performance Center by Steve Elman

It’s clear these four musicians love playing together. As long as the magic lasts, it’s well worth your hearing.

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Book Review: “Love, Madness & Scandal” — Among the Metaphysicals by Roberta Silman

The biography offers a fascinating look at Frances Coke Villiers’s unique tale of rebellion, examining the plight of one memorable woman during a tumultuous time.

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The Arts on Stamps of the World —October 12 by Doug Briscoe

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

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Concert Review: Pharaoh Sanders Quartet at Blackman Auditorium by Arts Fuse Editor

Sometimes Pharaoh Sanders came back and played like a primordial saxophone deity, cutting into the rhythm section like an act of penetration.

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The Arts on Stamps of the World —October 11 by Doug Briscoe

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

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Theater Review: Flat Earth Theatre’s “A Bright Room Called Day”: Illuminating These Dark Times by Ian Thal

This staging, in terms of quality, surpasses any previous Flat Earth Theatre production I have attended.

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