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Indigenous science fiction at Emerson College gallery
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Indigenous science fiction at Emerson College gallery
Interdisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger has transformed Emerson College’s Media Art Gallery into an apocalyptic, indigenous landscape. “Future Ancestral Technologies: nágshibi,” running at the gallery through Dec. 15, tells a science fiction story, reimagining the future using video production, ceremonial regalia, still images and a mural Luger created live at the opening of the show.
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‘Don Quixote’ gets a contemporary refresh in Huntington production
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‘Don Quixote’ gets a contemporary refresh in Huntington production
The Huntington Theatre Company is peeling off a whole new layer of Cervantes in “Quixote Nuevo,” running through Dec. 8. Written by Octavio Solis (one of the storytellers behind Disney’s “Coco”) and directed by KJ Sanchez, the show is a poignant exploration of the human condition and a love letter to Latinx culture and experience.
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Hub Theatre Company of Boston reexamines the Bible’s biggest betrayal in ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’
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Hub Theatre Company of Boston reexamines the Bible’s biggest betrayal in ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’
“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” produced by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston through Nov. 23, takes place in a tiny, abandoned quarter of purgatory. And there couldn’t be a better setting for this dark, thought-provoking courtroom comedy.
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Powerful drawing show debuts at BCA’s Mills Gallery
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Powerful drawing show debuts at BCA’s Mills Gallery
Through Dec. 22, the walls of the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts reflect the vibrant emotional landscape of artists. “Field Notes: Lovers, Teachers and the Consciousness in Between,” explores the role that relationships have played in art and society.
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Paranoia and rigid, societal codes mark the landscape of ‘Fellow Travelers’
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Paranoia and rigid, societal codes mark the landscape of ‘Fellow Travelers’
The year is 1953. Starched suits, Jello molds and McCarthyism are all the rage. In BLO’s “Fellow Travelers,” showing at the Emerson Paramount Stage November 13-17, the era comes to life in a performance eerily relevant to our contemporary world.
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Boston Moving Arts Productions showcase explores emotional experiences
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Boston Moving Arts Productions showcase explores emotional experiences
Boston Moving Arts Productions dances onto the stage with a new showcase, “In My Heart,” on November 8 and 9 at the Boston Center for the Arts. The performance features four vignettes highlighting regional choreographers including a premiere by Whitney Schmanski and works by Chavi Bansal, Ali Kenner Brodsky and Aysha Upchurch. Each piece digs deep into a different emotional experience in the human experience.
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When Mozart meets marimbas
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When Mozart meets marimbas
For the third time, ArtsEmerson welcomes South Africa’s Isango Ensemble to their Cutler Majestic Theatre for a short run performance of “Magic Flute,” November 6-10. This production is Mozart like he’s never been heard before. The Isango Ensemble takes the classic score and story and reinterprets them through the lens of traditional and contemporary African art forms.
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MFA launches new 'Banner Project' with artist Robert Pruitt
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MFA launches new 'Banner Project' with artist Robert Pruitt
Visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts can reflect on a new array of faces in the Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria. Three new banners by Robert Pruitt have been installed, hanging from the ceiling and visible from the first and second floors of the space. “Banner Project” reflects real faces of the Boston community and celebrates the breadth of African aesthetic traditions.
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The Bad Plus — Inspiration through improvisation
The Bad Plus, the famed musical trio out of Minneapolis and based now in NYC, redefines what jazz is through complex improvisations and interpretations of popular music and an array of surprising tunes.
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Exploring the human experience of immigration at ICA/Boston
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Exploring the human experience of immigration at ICA/Boston
“When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art” is the poetic title of a powerful new show at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.
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‘Marie and Rosetta’ revives legacy of musical legend Rosetta Tharpe
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‘Marie and Rosetta’ revives legacy of musical legend Rosetta Tharpe
Front Porch Arts and Greater Boston Stage Company have teamed up for another production, this time to tell the buried story of gospel star Sister Rosetta Tharpe. “Marie and Rosetta,” playing through Nov. 10 at the Greater Boston Stage Company’s Stoneham theater, specifically focuses on Tharpe’s relationship with Marie Knight, her lover and creative partner for a decade of her life.
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Book review: ‘A Multicultured Life’ by Dolores Wharton
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Book review: ‘A Multicultured Life’ by Dolores Wharton
Dolores Wharton, the first woman, and a black woman at that, to become a director of the Phillips Petroleum Corp., has written a personal biography, “A Multicultured Life,” about the course of her life that enabled her to be appointed to several corporate boards.
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