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The goggles-and-corset crowd invades the watch city
Broken clocks are getting hard to find in this part of the country. At least that's what a Santa Claus archetype who introduced himself as Professor William Whatley told me, shortly after the clouds exploded.
| May 13, 2011
Interview: Charles Ross, One-Man Star Wars Trilogy
Bostonians! Power up your light sabers, because this Monday, actor Charles Ross is bringing his One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the Coolidge Corner Theater for...
| November 11, 2010
Pianist David Deveau, celebrating his 15th year as director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival (now Rockport Music) and the opening of the elegant, $20 million Shalin Liu Performance Center on Main Street, said that the sound in the new hall, at the
A new beginning for the music festival
| June 18, 2010
Some lovers of religious music consider Heinrich Schütz even greater than Bach, who was born 13 years after Schütz’s death.
Heinrich Schütz’s swan song; the Pops’ 125th-anniversary commission
| May 28, 2010
In memoriam: Star Wars artist Don Ivan Punchatz
With just an hour to go before laser beams start shooting out of the TD Garden's ceiling in time to "The Imperial March" at tonight's...
| November 14, 2009
In the swim
My head’s swimming.
Guerilla Opera, von Stade’s farewell, the BSO, Handel and Haydn, the BPO, and that Tosca
| October 16, 2009
The roar of the crowd
I wasn’t there, but the opening-night dissatisfaction with the Met’s new Tosca was widely reported.
‘Opening Night at Symphony,’ Russell Sherman, the Discovery Ensemble, Boston Musica Viva, and the Bostonians
| October 02, 2009
Eno Moebius Roedelius | Cluster and Eno/After the Heat
Krautrock pioneers proved much more simpático musical partners than either the fractious Roxy Music or the British classical avant-garde milieu that thought of Eno as an untrained fanboy.
Bureau B (2009)
| September 25, 2009
“Film Night at Tanglewood” with John Williams + Boston Pops Orchestra + Frank Langella
Looking for some lighter fare after last night’s Mozart and Mahler? That would be “Film Night at Tanglewood,” with John Williams leading the Boston Pops...
| July 15, 2009
Film Night with John Williams
“Film Night with John Williams” is a Boston Pops staple; what’s newsworthy here is that Williams will also be conducting the world premiere of his...
| May 20, 2009
Here comes the bride
It's been a long time since Bostonians had the chance to see the most popular Czech opera, Bedrich Smetana's The Bartered Bride , but Opera Boston followed its electrifying run of Shostakovich's The Nose with this tuneful folk opera and gave it a swe
Opera Boston's Smetana, the BSO's Berlioz, and Dawn Upshaw
| May 08, 2009
Gui Boratto | Take My Breath Away
Gui Boratto's 2007 debut, Chromophobia , was a pop crossover because of its string of 2 am dance anthems.
| March 03, 2009
Anniversaries and other occasions
Anniversaries, however fabricated, can still be useful. This year commemorates the 200th birthday of Felix Mendelssohn, the 150th birthday of Victor Herbert (both recently celebrated with intensive "orgies" on WHRB), the 200th anniversary of Haydn's dea
Masur's Mendelssohn, Orfeos from Norrington and Levine, the Discovery Ensemble, and the Inauguration 'performance'
| January 27, 2009
Somehow I missed out on the whole Lego video-game universe.
Indiana Jones goes Lego
| June 24, 2008
Corporate welfare state
In 2006, state lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to give away millions of tax dollars a year for decades to some of Maine’s biggest corporations.
A little change in the tax law with big consequences
| February 20, 2008
Broadway's Best at Pops
This DVD represents some of the best of public broadcasting and a bit of the worst.
WGBH Boston Video
| December 10, 2007
On the heels of Saint Patrick’s Day, it’s fitting to blather about the Irish.
Quebecois ensemble Le Vent du Nord join PSO
| March 21, 2007
Fest or famine?
Women filmmakers dominate this year’s festival, and an unflinching honesty marks their movies.
This year’s Boston Film Festival has a woman’s touch
| September 08, 2006
Opera, opera, opera
Every performance at Santa Fe was packed, and few subscribers left unhappy.
At Santa Fe and Tanglewood and in New York
| August 15, 2006
I tried to find the answers to two questions: why did the Legislature pass LD 141, and why did Hillary Lister chain herself to the railing of the House gallery on April 11?
Welcome to Maine, the way toxic waste emissions should be
| May 10, 2006
Elvis Costello’s My Flame Burns Blue (Deutsche Grammophon) disappoints me. I don’t mean critically as much as personally.
Has Elvis Costello become Yes?
| February 21, 2006
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