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Only the awesome need apply

What if Eli and Edythe Broad, two important financial backers of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, had gone batshit crazy back in the early '00s and decided to go in a different direction with their philanthropy?
Free Money Dept.
By IAN SANDS  |  July 24, 2009
Beeline Festival closing weekend: Ensemble Robot + The Loud Objects

Beeline Festival closing weekend: Ensemble Robot + The Loud Objects


It's really, really hard to refrain from writing big, slobbery love notes to the Beeline Festival wh...
By Shaula Clark  |  April 16, 2009
Beeline Festival opening weekend

Beeline Festival opening weekend


 Science may still be baffled by colony collapse disorder, but one thing is certain: Boston’s ...
By Shaula Clark  |  April 01, 2009
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Beeline Festival


 Like Neil LaBute’s update of The Wicker Man, the first annual Beeline Festival has an obsessi...
By Shaula Clark  |  March 16, 2009

Play by Play: March 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 10, 2009

Play by play: March 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 03, 2009


Play by Play: February 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 24, 2009
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Worlds collide

A week ago Wednesday and Thursday, a curious collection of young scruffy indie kids and older scruffy MIT eggheads converged on the school's Broad Institute for two nights of free music, art, and lecture dubbed "Darkness Visible."
Bryce Dessner and Matthew Ritchie at MIT
By WILL SPITZ  |  February 03, 2009
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Gongs with robot

The Balinese gamelan, a close-knit ensemble of percussion, flute, and voices, preserves some of the oldest music in the world as an essential part of ritual and secular occasions.
Gamelan Galak Tika does crossover
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 24, 2008
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Can the Providence schools get it together?

As Rhode Island continues to struggle with budget deficits and economic development, the future of education is a piece of a large puzzle.
The answer will have a serious impact on the state’s economic future
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 11, 2008
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Group dynamics

Boston has its own homegrown Balinese-style gamelan orchestra.
The gamelan gathering of Galak Tika and I Made Bandem
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 05, 2007


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Holy spirit of the saxophone

John Coltrane died 40 years ago this past July at the age of 40 of liver cancer.
The John Coltrane Memorial Concert and Ben Ratliff’s Coltrane: The Story of a Sound
By JON GARELICK  |  September 12, 2007
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Dream time

MIT professor Alan Lightman's first novel Einstein's Dreams doesn't have a plot or developing characters.
Einstein's Dreams at MIT
By IAN SANDS  |  April 24, 2007
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Radical dude

Cameron Jamie grew up in the ’burbs.
Cameron Jamie at MIT, Edward Hopper at the MFA, and the 2007 Annual at the DeCordova
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 24, 2007