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Donna Summer, 1948-2012

Donna Summer, Dorchester born and always Boston-loyal, died last week, reportedly of lung cancer.
In Memoriam
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  May 25, 2012
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The articulate melodic eloquence of Bill Frisell

Many of us have embarrassing moments in our past, but when one of the hippest jazz dudes around admits to donning a leisure suit and playing in a show band, you prepare for a wince on the seismic level.
Rolling with the changes
By JIM MACNIE  |  June 17, 2011
August 27 | Donna Summer at the Bank of America Pavilion

August 27 | Donna Summer at the Bank of America Pavilion


Boston's own "Bad Girl" of disco, Dorchester-born Donna Summer, needs no introduction: surely we needn't send subliminal reminders of her countless hit songs played "On...
By Scott Kearnan  |  August 23, 2010

Play by play: October 30, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays around town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2009

Play by play: October 23, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 23, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
This week's theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 16, 2009


Play by play: October 9, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 09, 2009
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Disco ball

C-dust pinch-hits for fairy dust in The Donkey Show , Diane Paulus & Randy Weiner's disco-set riff on A Midsummer Night's Dream . Forget the juice of "a little western flower" with which fairy king Oberon and hench-sprite Puck mix up the libidos o
The Donkey Show gets its kicks at the ART
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 18, 2009

Play by play: September 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 18, 2009
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Autumn garden

It's freshman and sophomore year on the Boston rialto, with American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus introducing her first season and Huntington Theatre Company honcho Peter DuBois endeavoring to survive his second.
Fall on Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 18, 2009

Play by play: September 11, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 11, 2009


Play by play: September 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater guide
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 04, 2009
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Wild nights

I don't need to break this news to you returning LGTBTQ-folk, but for those of you just joining us in Boston, a bitter little amuse bouche to start off this otherwise super-tasty survey of our current gay-nightlife situation: our gay bars kind of suc
For better or worse, gay life is ditching the bars
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 04, 2009

Play by Play: August 28, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 28, 2009

Play by play: August 21, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 21, 2009

Play by play: August 14, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 14, 2009


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Bard in the USA

"You know," Paulus observes, "we are the American Repertory Theatre, and we haven't spent a lot of time in the repertoire on American drama."
Next season's greetings from the American Repertory Theatre
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2009
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Rockers moonlighting with non-rock producers

The Killers first worked with Stuart Price on a dance remix of their hit “Mr. Brightside” — and so far, this blend of rock-band brawn and electro-dance bliss has worked smashingly.
. . . or are we dancey?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009

Action steps

The Killers go through some new motions
The Killers go through some new motions
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009
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Year in Theater: Staged right

It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
Changing of the local guard
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008
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Retro active

The ’80s, pop culture’s most tenacious decade, were a mix of greed, technological breakthrough, and hope for a bright future.
The Regeneration Tour reheats the ’80s
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 12, 2008


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Going on sale: April 11, 2008

The Raconteurs, the Spill Canvas, Radiohead, and more.

Breaking news from the concert ticket trade


By GOING ON SALE  |  April 08, 2008
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The French are coming

The launch of an extensive North American tour sponsored by MySpace that comes to the Paradise this Saturday.
Justice and Busy P bring the Ed Banger sound to Boston
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  March 10, 2008
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Dirty dancing

The exhibit is called “Inappropriate Touching,” and whether you wanted it or not, that’s what you got at the packed opening reception.
A fitting opening for 'Inappropriate Touching'
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  February 05, 2008
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At home with home

Women may dominate the pop charts from time to time, but in the annals of acknowledged rock/pop greatness, they are few in number.
Sara Cox arrives at domesticity with Crowded Is the New Lonely
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 30, 2007
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D-Back rampage

The great 2006 defensive-back crime rampage continues.
Sports blotter: "And we do mean defensive " edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 14, 2006


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America’s next musical genius

Can  Paris the album win over the haters who wrote off Paris the person ages ago? Paris Hilton, "Stars Are Blind" (YouTube) Hate club: Ten celebs more objectionable than Paris
Paris Hilton serves up a sonic bitchslap
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 22, 2006
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Anybody can edit

Wikipedians postulate and congratulate their way into the future of the Internet.
A weekend of Wikimania
By IAN SANDS AND JESS MCCONNELL  |  August 11, 2006
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32 worst lyrics of all time

The most horrific, the most god awful, the most offensively bad.
The votes are in, Ms. Lavigne
By BILL JENSEN AND RYAN STEWART  |  June 08, 2006