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Three's company

The show's American curator, Frederick Ilchman, has snagged an improbable number of pairs and trios from the world's famous (and not so famous) museums.
Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese rule at the MFA
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 11, 2009
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Truly Tess

Any film/TV adaptation of Hardy is in fact rare.
Hardy, for once, gets his due
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 29, 2008
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Interview: Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky might deny it, but he almost died for a metaphor.
Ring cycle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 22, 2008
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Mastering the masterpieces

It’s not exactly a trip down Memory Lane, but this weekend Boston Ballet is revisiting some pieces and choreographers it hasn’t performed in the Mikko Nissinen era.
Boston Ballet takes on Balanchine, Tudor, and Tharp
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2008
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Nothing's sacred

“I’ve been called anti-woman, a racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American, you name it!”
Biting art at AIB
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 05, 2007
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Cornucopia

The year 2007 didn’t begin on the highest note.
The BSO, the Cantata Singers, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Celebrity Series
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 23, 2007


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Ideas you never paid for

Three ideas for the artist-(inter)activist.
Three thoughts for 2007
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  January 03, 2007
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The best of times, the worst of times

This year Boston classical music lost some of its most beloved figures — some, like mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, at the very height of their extraordinary powers, others, like opera director Sarah Caldwell and her conductor/collaborator, Osbo
A year in classical
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 20, 2006
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The final journey

“The best ideas for songwritin’ are the true stories that happen — especially to people. When you get into the human spirit, you get some good ideas sometimes,” says Cash. Johnny Cash, "God's Gonna Cut You Down"  Windows Media  |  Real Audio Five je
Johnny Cash’s A Hundred Highways and his Personal Files
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 05, 2006
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Da Vinci Code

You’d have expected this trio to arrive as a boxed set, but for reasons even Dan Brown might be hard-pressed to explain, the Da Vinci Code soundtrack is on Decca instead of Sony.
Three movie tie-in discs
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2006
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Tinkling symbols

That Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has become a worldwide phenomenon attests to the worldwide yearning for a better truth than the one we have.
Ron Howard illustrates The Da Vinci Code
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 19, 2006


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Queering the Code

With close to 60 million copies in print worldwide and a film version starring Tom Hanks opening on May 18, The Da Vinci Code is a galloping success.
Leonardo da Vinci’s work is coded, all right — as gay
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 17, 2006
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Odds and endings

The classical-music season is winding up without winding down.
Russell Sherman, the Cantata Singers’ Belshazzar , and Dmitri Hvorostovsky  
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  May 16, 2006
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Making it new

The avant-garde ain’t what it used to be.
Ballet mécanique in Washington, the Callithumpians’ Xenakis, Mark Morris in New York and Boston, Yo-Yo Ma at the BSO, Harbison’s But Mary Stood
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 21, 2006