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Review: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI

"You are here to kneel/Where prayer has been valid.” “Here” for T.S. Eliot was a church in Huntingdonshire, but it’s hard to imagine a place where prayer has been more valid than Jerusalem, or a place where more people have died for their faith.
“Jerusalem: The City of the Two Peaces,” live At Sanders Theatre, May 5, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2010
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Dysfunction junctions

“Have you ever been in a gymnasium in the round before?” asks one of the participants toward the top of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at North Shore Music Theatre.
Spelling Bee in Beverly; The Goatwoman in Lenox
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 19, 2008
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Big in every way

Men in inky darkness. Men without women (save for the Blessed Virgin). Men in splendor, men in ecstasy, men without smiles. Men as saints but not as sinners.
‘El Greco to Velázquez’ at the MFA
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 15, 2008
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Impossible dreamer

If it’s “The Impossible Dream” you’ve come for, you’ll hit paydirt.
The Lyric Stage resurrects Man of La Mancha
By IRIS FANGER  |  September 12, 2007
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There are certain works of art in the face of which the critic must simply bow his head and weep.
Sam van Aken at Whitney Art Works
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  May 09, 2007
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Implausible dream

Whether beaming optimism is a virtue of America’s collective character or a curse, it certainly looks like it’s here to stay.
A mediocre Man of La Mancha at PPAC
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 28, 2007