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Dance cohort explores politically charged issues in ‘We Try to Live Together’
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Dance cohort explores politically charged issues in ‘We Try to Live Together’
With financial support and studio space from the Foundation, the cohort of dancers spent the 2018-2019 season delving into their own personal experiences and pulling those emotions onto the stage. On Sept. 26–28 those stories will come together in the group show “We Try to Live Together” at the Boston Center for the Arts.
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Mount Auburn cemetery comes alive in performance of 'The America Plays'
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Mount Auburn cemetery comes alive in performance of 'The America Plays'
The deceased members of Mount Auburn Cemetery are walking, talking and performing plays through Sept. 22. Well, almost. “The America Plays,” written by Mount Auburn artist-in-residence Patrick Gabridge, explore the lives of some of the most notorious residents in the Cambridge cemetery and others who were closely linked to it.
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SpeakEasy Stage Company presents 'Choir Boy'
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SpeakEasy Stage Company presents 'Choir Boy'
In the small society of an eight-member chorus at an elite black prep school for boys, sublime vocal harmony does not conceal discord.
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Comedy takes a turn in Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Pagliacci’
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Comedy takes a turn in Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Pagliacci’
On Sept. 27, the DCR Steriti Memorial Rink in the North End will be transformed into an audience-immersive circus for the Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “Pagliacci,” which runs through Oct. 6.
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Jomama Jones delivers wisdom, hope & love
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Jomama Jones delivers wisdom, hope & love
When performance artist, playwright and educator Daniel Alexander Jones created his onstage alter ego Jomama Jones, Jomama wasn’t so much made as discovered. The transcendent diva was born from Jones’ memories of watching “Soul Train” as a child and imitating the music with his friend.
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‘The Opioid Spoon Project’
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‘The Opioid Spoon Project’
Artist Domenic Esposito launched The Opioid Spoon Project, an activist art nonprofit, just eight months ago, but it’s already receiving significant national attention. To be fair, it’s hard to ignore an 800-pound metal spoon that’s been suddenly dropped onto the campus of a pharmaceutical company.
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Public Garden’s Robert Gould Shaw memorial slated for restoration
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Public Garden’s Robert Gould Shaw memorial slated for restoration
In 1981, the first capital campaign the Friends of the Public Garden facilitated was to restore the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial and to set up an endowment for its care. Now, just months away from the organization’s 50th anniversary, the Friends are revisiting that early project.
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Kenny Garrett: One-of-a-kind
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Kenny Garrett: One-of-a-kind
Grammy Award-winning saxophone player Kenny Garrett is on the road, in the studio and heading toward his 60th year, creating and redefining music.
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Artists paint Worcester with powerful work
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Artists paint Worcester with powerful work
Last week, Aug. 16–23, POW! WOW! Worcester held its fourth annual public art festival, resulting in new artworks on display around in the city by 18 different artists.
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Arts in the Fall: Offerings abound in Greater Boston arts scene
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Arts in the Fall: Offerings abound in Greater Boston arts scene
As the weather turns cooler, the Boston-area arts scene remains hot! Theater and visual arts offerings abound. The following is a cross-section of this fall’s offerings at local museums and theatre companies.
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IN A.R.T.'s production of ‘SIX,’ scorned wives of Henry VIII have their say, and then some
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IN A.R.T.'s production of ‘SIX,’ scorned wives of Henry VIII have their say, and then some
If it’s been a while since your last European history lesson, head to the American Repertory Theater for a refresher on Henry VIII and his six wives. But these queens might look (and sound) a little different than you remember.
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New documentary celebrates Boston’s ‘Latin Quarter’
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New documentary celebrates Boston’s ‘Latin Quarter’
Colombian filmmaker and Jamaica Plain resident Monica Cohen had lived in the neighborhood for several years before she decided to turn her camera lens onto the vibrant community. The resulting half-hour, bilingual documentary, “Boston’s Latin Quarter,” celebrates the Latinx enclave that many Jamaica Plain residents are fighting to keep intact.
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