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Marissa and Charles Licata at Scullers

I can't remember the last time I saw a costume change in the middle of a jazz show — if ever — but violinist Marissa Licata's performance with her father, saxophonist Charles Licata, and their band held all kinds of surprises.
Full of surprises
By JON GARELICK  |  February 03, 2012
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Street rhythm

In the city where Florencia Gonzalez grew up — the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo — every neighborhood has its own candombe group. These are drum outfits that might meet on a Sunday afternoon, a Wednesday night, or particular holidays, depending on neig
Florencia Gonzalez gets ugly . Plus, Dave Holland is sitting pretty.
By JON GARELICK  |  August 28, 2009
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Takeo Toyama | Etudes

Takeo Toyama's song experiments here run the gamut from sublime to unsettling. The first half offers mannered, consonant melodies.
Karaoke Kalk (2009)
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  April 24, 2009
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‘New music’ agenda

The Bayside Trio push the boundaries of modern classical music, performing works by living or recent composers.
Modern works performed by the Bayside Trio
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  October 22, 2008
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New beginnings

Step into any classical music rehearsal space right now and you can almost taste the excitement.
Classical music comes alive this fall
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  September 10, 2008
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Giants and Steps

Island Moving Co. will present new dances and works from their repertoire at its summer Flight of Steps series, July 11 through 13 and July 16 through 20.
Island Moving Co. takes its annual Flight
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 09, 2008


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Get CLOSEr

Festival Ballet Providence’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” program is a stunning selection of short classical and contemporary ballet, performed with polish and passion.
Festival Ballet’s intimate showcase
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008
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Boston Public

In this case, the chef, Pino Maffeo, has stayed in the chef saddle and also picked up co-ownership reins.
The best of the star-chef-run steak houses
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 20, 2008
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Hot and cold

James Levine’s second French program this season with the Boston Symphony Orchestra was more compelling than the one with which he began the season.
More French music plus Osvaldo Golijov at the BSO; Sarasa’s warm tribute to Craig Smith
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 11, 2007
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Drama dance

Half a century ago something known as dance drama occupied a large part of the modern-dance repertory.
Complexions at the Tsai Center
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 06, 2007
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Tango talk

Argentine tango has a strong tradition. Which is both good and bad news for Bernardo Monk.
Bernardo Monk steps out
By JON GARELICK  |  January 23, 2007


Portland scene report: November 24, 2006

The Poor Valley Salvation Society, purveyors of the old-school and old-timey, have said goodbye to drummer Diane Toepfer.
Sibilance
By SIBILANCE  |  November 21, 2006