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For years now, the decade of the 1980s has been enjoying a curiously sustained wave of nostalgia.
The gods must be ’80s
| July 29, 2011
Dreams made real
The members of Everett Dance Theatre are nothing if not adventurous, tackling such topics as aeronautics, inner-city neighborhoods, and current events in earlier pieces.
Everett Dance's The Smiling Lady
| May 28, 2010
Usually when a cell phone goes off in the theater, you want to kill someone. In the case of Dead Man’s Cell Phone , that’s not necessary.
The Lyric answers the call of Dead Man’s Cell Phone
| October 23, 2009
It has now been 40 years since the University of Southern Maine began publication of its literary and arts journal Words and Images .
Words and Images 2009 is less serious, but headier, than in the past
| May 08, 2009
My two Dads
For those still jonesing for The Sopranos , Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale (at the Colonial Theatre through April 5) may provide a somewhat sanitized fix.
Chazz Palminteri recycles A Bronx Tale
| April 10, 2009
Daniel Nagrin was one of the last surviving stars of modern dance's second generation.
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| January 07, 2009
Sergei Prokofiev’s two classical ballets invariably find Boston Ballet playing the dating game.
James Kudelka’s Cinderella at Boston Ballet
| October 17, 2008
Should 'Plantations' be removed from the state name?
Eight years after an effort began to remove the word “plantations” from Rhode Island’s official state name, a related bill has not made it out of committee.
| May 14, 2008
Just another Night
Paris by Night , the musical play — as opposed to a straight musical, if you’ll pardon the expression — is a pleasant enough excursion.
The songs are the draw in Trinity’s Paris
| May 07, 2008
From Mr. Chips to Miss Jean Brodie, charismatic teachers have been the stuff of drama.
SpeakEasy’s The History Boys; Trinity’s Paris by Night
| May 06, 2008
When Jacko was king
Richard Nixon may be the only figure whose decline in popularity eclipsed Michael Jackson’s.
The 25th anniversary of Thriller
| February 26, 2008
One persistent question surrounding the 35th Dance on Camera Festival, which winds up this Saturday at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, is “Just what is dance film?” As a category it’s even more accommodating than dance itself.
Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| January 09, 2007
Monuments and miniatures
Harvard University’s Music Department and the Office for the Arts celebrated Leonard Bernstein’s work last weekend with “Boston to Broadway,” a festive symposium surrounded by exhibitions and concerts.
Bernstein at Harvard; Central Square weekend
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| October 17, 2006
Last man standing
Here’s my favorite movie trivia question: what living film director can claim the earliest extant film? The answer: Portugal’s Manoel de Oliveira, born in 1908 and still directing.
Plus Judy Stone’s stellar interviews and Look Both Ways
| July 19, 2006
Mix and match
They were a study in contrasts — in personal styles, in modes of masculinity, in American musical-comedy legacies.
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly at the Brattle
| May 18, 2006
Dorothy Jungels, founder of Everett Dance Theatre (1986) and the Carriage House School and Stage (1993), has had many dreams for her company and her theater.
Everett celebrates 20 years
| April 26, 2006
Flashbacks: February 10, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
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| February 09, 2006
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