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Brian Wilson | Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin
George and Ira Gershwin's music may have been the pop music of its day, but — like much of the Great American Songbook — it was more sophisticated than most of the pop of the '50s and '60s.
Disney Pearl Series (2010)
| August 20, 2010
I don’t know that David Mamet’s is a fine Romance , and it certainly doesn’t conjure love at first scene.
Mamet’s Romance with ART; ASP’s Much Ado About Nothing
| May 22, 2009
Some albums are extraordinary because they capture their time. Others are great because they transcend it.
Rokia Traoré breaks through with Tchamantché
| February 09, 2009
Various Artists | Tom Feminino/Tom Masculino
These two compilations of female and male singers addressing the Jobim songbook span five decades of idiosyncratic interpretations by a galaxy of mostly Brazilian stars.
| October 22, 2008
Easy to love
Given the water wings of a viable performance, one-person shows about historical figures tend to sink or swim on the raconteurship of their subjects.
According to Tip debuts at New Rep; the ART sings Cole Porter
| July 01, 2008
Finding a voice
Closer inspection, however, shows a choreographer making a series of perplexing musical choices that don’t always serve him well.
Battleworks at the ICA
| February 29, 2008
As soon as you think you’ve got Catherine Russell figured out, she lobs another detail your way that throws the whole thing off.
Catherine Russell’s rich musical path
| February 26, 2008
The long view
Bob Blumenthal’s first book is out, and the wonder is that we didn’t get it sooner.
Bob Blumenthal’s history of jazz
| January 29, 2008
Scene and heard
Entertainment companies are pumping out music DVD titles by the hundreds, and 2008 will see a deluge of releases across all genres.
The year ahead in DVDs
| December 31, 2007
In the era of YouTube, we’re apt to forget that not every note of music ever played has been captured on film or video.
The ‘Jazz Icons’ DVDs
| November 26, 2007
Birds of a feather
What continues to make the JVC Jazz Festival at Newport so vital these days isn’t just the variety but the depth of the variety.
The jazz flocks gather at Newport
| August 15, 2007
Trouble in paradise
While our capital city continues to promote itself as a prime booster and center for the arts, we continue to wonder about the strength of that commitment.
An emerging art group fights bureaucracy in the supposed renaissance city
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| November 21, 2006
Like most 17-year-olds, Sonya Kitchell is struggling to figure out who she is.
Sonya Kitchell strikes a major chord
| October 27, 2006
Joe + Judi
Husband and wife Joe Lovano and Judi Silvano came from different musical backgrounds, but they found home — and each other — in the musical ferment of New York’s late-’70s jazz-loft scene.
Lovano and Silvano are two of a kind
| September 05, 2006
Summer concert preview
Why cool down when the concert scene is just getting warmed up? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Some ideas on how to rock away the summer months.
| June 19, 2006
My lovable, impossible friend of more than 30 years, the artist Ralph Hamilton, died on February 19, of complications from diabetes. He was only 59. It’s a very sad loss. He was one of Boston’s most original and searching painters and had been doing some
| March 09, 2006
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