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Home is where the ‘Heartland’ is
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Home is where the ‘Heartland’ is
Language, culture and philosophy blend in “Heartland,” playing at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown through Feb. 9.
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When life imitates art
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When life imitates art
Through Feb. 27, the walls of the Friends Meeting at Cambridge building are lined with photographs from the Chiapas Photography Project’s “Respeto/Respect” series. The CPP provides technical photography lessons and equipment to indigenous Maya people in Chiapas, Mexico.
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Christian Bale morphs into Dick Cheney in biopic ‘Vice’
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Christian Bale morphs into Dick Cheney in biopic ‘Vice’
Who is the real Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) and how did he become the most powerful vice president in U.S. history? Those are the fundamental questions explored by “Vice,” an alternately hilarious and sobering biopic written and directed by Adam McKay.
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Daring Dickens
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Daring Dickens
Central Square Theater’s “A Christmas Carol” presented Dickens like you’ve never seen him before.
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Barry Jenkins directs spot-on adaptation of Baldwin’s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
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Barry Jenkins directs spot-on adaptation of Baldwin’s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
Barry Jenkins, director of 2017's Oscar-winning Best Picture “Moonlight,” has brought a faithful adaptation of “If Beale Street Could Talk” to the big screen. The poignant coming-of-age tale co-stars Kiki Layne as 19-year-old Tish Rivers and Stephan James as her 23-year-old fiancé, Fonny Hunt.
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A Sacred Space
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A Sacred Space
Born from an abundance of talent and inspired by the desire to pool this talent into celebrating the sacred music of the African American gospel tradition, the Millennium Gospel Choir held its 18th annual holiday performance at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston last weekend.
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The Windy City serves as setting for ‘Widows’
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The Windy City serves as setting for ‘Widows’
Now, Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen (for “12 Years a Slave”) has brought a much more faithful adaptation of “Widows” to the screen, although the setting has been shifted from London to Chicago. The crime caper revolves around a trio of widows who opt to follow in their late husbands’ felonious footsteps in the wake of a botched bank heist.
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The Boston blues
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The Boston blues
For the first year in its history, “The Urban Nutcracker,” created and produced by Tony Williams, will be presented at the Shubert Theatre. This venue change has led to a number of other new additions to create a bigger, grander version of the Boston-centric show. The endearing production, which runs Dec. 20 through Dec. 30, takes the classic “Nutcracker” story and grounds it in the streets of Boston’s South End, with diverse dancers and musical styles representing the city.
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1776
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1776
When John Adams, played by Benjamin Evett, appears on stage in New Repertory Theatre’s production of “1776,” he’s trying to convince the Continental Congress to secede from the British – and he’s wearing leather pants. The 1960s musical about the creation of the United States gets a “Hamilton”-era makeover, with diverse and gender-bending casting, avant-garde costumes and contemporary undertones.
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Black pianist tours segregated South with white chauffeur in ”Green Book”
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Black pianist tours segregated South with white chauffeur in ”Green Book”
Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) was a promising prodigy whose formal training in classical piano began when he was admitted to Russia's prestigious Leningrad Conservatory of Music at the age of 9. Because he had the misfortune of being raised in Florida in the Jim Crow era, it was very unlikely that his extraordinary talent would be appreciated anywhere in the South upon his return to the States.
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Black Magic
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Black Magic
The Boston Ballet’s opulent performance of “The Nutcracker,” running through Dec. 30, is a hallmark of the holiday season. Based on the novella of the same name by E.T.A. Hoffman, the ballet follows Clara as her magician uncle throws her into a world of fantasy with her new nutcracker doll. It features lavish costumes, jaw-dropping sets and this year, a groundbreaking number of dancers of color.
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Altruistic couple adopts siblings in ‘Instant Family’
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Altruistic couple adopts siblings in ‘Instant Family’
An uplifting adventure apt to lead to an uptick in applications for adoptions.
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