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A date with Jane: Jane Powell remembers Fred Astaire, Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda, and more

Surrounded by artist Michael Mazur's monumental drawings of the Memorial Drive sycamores in an upstairs alcove of the Charles Hotel, pixie-ish MGM musical star Jane Powell looked even more petite than she seemed on the big screen.

By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 22, 2013
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The Big Hurt: MJ's ghost speaks!

In case you've been bummed by the dearth of posthumous Michael Jackson tracks, I've got some good news.
A Florida psychic gets the message from Michael
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 24, 2011
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Ferraro, a photo, and a legacy

Geraldine Ferraro's photograph stands proudly in a silver frame, inscribed to my daughter with the words, "You are my hero."
Tribute
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 01, 2011

Chi chi chi chi changes

The title of this item sounds like I blatantly lifted if from some old David Bowie song. Would I stoop so low? (Don't answer that.)
Cicilline's rapid decline; riding RIPTA; the art of architecture; two artistic losses
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  April 01, 2011
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Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011


 Like many great artists,  Elizabeth Taylor, who died today at the age of 79, peaked at the age of 12. Her first lead performance in...
By Peter Keough  |  March 23, 2011
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Podcast: Newscheck ii 3-23-11


DOWNLOAD: Podcast: NewsCheck 3-23-11 To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."   Henry Santoro gives his "D-E-D" to famed late actress Elizabeth Taylor.  I...
By MorningIntern  |  March 23, 2011


Scenes from the Plaza Classic Film Festival


Boston's Alloy Orchestra scores Metropolis EL PASO, TEXAS - It's the West Texas city that Whole Foods forgot, though the chain started up in Austin....
By Gerald Peary  |  August 24, 2010

Play by play: September 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  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

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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Review: Michael Jackson | Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix

Personally, I'm fascinated by Michael Jackson, who may be the only truly deviant artist in modern pop: who would you really find scarier in a dark alley, him or Marilyn Manson?
Epic (1997)
By BRETT MILANO  |  July 03, 2009
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High drama

It's a quintessential rock-and-roll love story. Sort of . . .
The glam amalgam of MEandJOANCOLLINS
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 01, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Cautionary Tales

I've been going out with this guy at work for about four months and, although I love him dearly, he seems distant while we are at work.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  April 24, 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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Daddys and lovers

The Lyric gives Williams's Cat new life; Dirty Dancing on stage
The Lyric gives Williams's Cat new life; Dirty Dancing on stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2009

Play by play: February 20, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 17, 2009

Play by play: February 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 10, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
  Plays A through Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009


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Review: Angel

But Ozon has a wry plan, for the conventionally told tale switches tone and becomes a very funny bodice ripper itself.
Inglorious kitsch melodrama
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 16, 2008
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Still crazy after all these years

Since Dorothy Parker died, in 1967, Carrie Fisher is probably the most hilarious screwed-up person alive.  
The Force is with Carrie Fisher in her one-woman show Wishful Drinking
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 15, 2008
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Paul Newman (1925-2008)

Paul Newman, who died last weekend at the age of 83, was that rarest of creatures, a movie star who turned himself into a great actor.  
Remembering a movie star who turned himself into a great actor
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 01, 2008
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Life of Don

Mad Men continues to take us back to a time we think we know.
Mad Men ’s dark nostalgia
By JON GARELICK  |  July 21, 2008
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They always beat Gypsies

From the beginning of his career in movies, Joseph Losey was persecuted — chased out of town.
Joseph Losey at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 08, 2008


Building better bodyguards

This article originally ran in the May 2, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix .

Inside a Connecticutt "anti-terrorist driving school"


By MICHAEL MATZA  |  May 01, 2008
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Fleeting sounds

This week saw the unexpected passing of Tim Haslett, a key figure in Boston’s underground music scene for many years.
Remembering Tim Haslett, plus Morton Subotnick comes to town
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 24, 2008
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When Jacko was king

Richard Nixon may be the only figure whose decline in popularity eclipsed Michael Jackson’s.
The 25th anniversary of Thriller
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 26, 2008
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Bottled-spider web

Richard III  is a thing of additions and subtractions.
Trinity’s Richard III; plus Shakespeare’s Actresses in America
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 05, 2008