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A strong season of dance and song

From the comic to the sublime, with a dash of flamenco, the winter season has it all.
Ten to grow on
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 30, 2011
Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus at Paramount Theatre in Boston

Rhyme time at the Paramount Theatre

Rhyme time at the Paramount Theatre for Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus.
Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 11, 2011
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Review: The Druid’s fine trip to Inishmaan

Although Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan is the least likely of his plays to provoke a riot, as John Millington Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World did at its 1907 Dublin premiere, it is the most Synge-like of the Anglo-Irish dramatis
Cripple kicking
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 04, 2011
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Review: In the Footprint: The Battle over Atlantic Yards

I've seen a lot of musicals in development; this is the first I've seen about development.
The Civilians fight the battle over Atlantic Yards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 21, 2011
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Winter Theatre preview: Winter’s tales

With such tantalizers in the wings, it’s hard to grieve over the exit of all the Rockettes, Scrooges, and tipsy Welshmen that see out the old year.
  Hem, Chaim, Bucky, Poppins, Kuntz, and more
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 31, 2010
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Boston’s Best Theater Productions of 2010

Renovation and reanimation were the news this year, and that led one to wonder: if the Fabulous Invalid is so sick, why does it need so many new cribs?
Busting out all over
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 24, 2010


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The Best Boston Dance Stories of 2010

Some of the past year's most interesting dance events recaptured iconic moments in our history, either as usable texts for today's dancers or as a springboard into reinterpretation, parody, and nostalgia.
Tradition, innovation, and (loving) parody animated the year's dance
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 24, 2010
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Review: Aftermath presents Iraq refugees in their own words

Aftermath presents Iraq refugees in their own words
Collateral damage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 29, 2010
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Review: Doug Elkins's Fräulein Maria

Doug Elkins's Fräulein Maria at the Paramount
The jest of music at the Paramount
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 01, 2010
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ArtsEmerson's sophisticated street cred

Connoisseurs and casual consumers this season will enjoy two debuts that will instantly redefine the depth and breadth of the Boston arts experience.
The renovated Paramount Center gives Boston a new intellectual anchor
By PETER KADZIS  |  September 17, 2010
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Fall Dance Preview: Kick up your heels!

Fall dance starts at the very beginning, which is a very good place to start, with Doug Elkins and Friends’ hilarious send-up of The Sound of Music , and continues straight through to the brink of the holiday season with an authentic Gypsy “Ole!” from a
Dance around town
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 17, 2010


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Photos: One Night in Boston 2010

STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over nine hours on the night of August 22, 2010; here are a few of our favorites
Fifteen photographers. Nine hours.
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 13, 2010
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ArtsEmerson taps Hirsch as music booker

The theater district's ArtsEmerson project keeps getting more and more interesting.
Dan's the Man
By JON GARELICK  |  July 30, 2010

Play by play: May 14, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 14, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2010
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Meta-theater

Choreographer Tim Rushton makes unusual, high-powered dance movement and blends it with slick but modest theatrical appurtenances, sound scores that claim your attention, and important program notes.
Tim Rushton bring existential relevance to town
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 07, 2010
Danish Dance Theater at the Paramount

Danish Dance Theater at the Paramount


Tim Rushton is one of the great humanist choreographers in the world today, and with the Boston debut of the brilliant Danish Dance Theater, we’ll experience...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010


Electric Cellist Maya Beiser

Electric Cellist Maya Beiser


Styled by the New Yorker as “the avant-garde diva of the electrified cello,” Maya Beiser will add video imagery, lighting effects, and recorded elements to...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010
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Airs and graces

Somewhere in the middle of Stephen Petronio’s terrific hour-long dance I Drink the Air Before Me last Friday night, the dancers exited and the space went dark.
Stephen Petronio at the ICA, Black Grace at the Paramount
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 26, 2010
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Making it sing

If you come to Dee Dee Bridgewater’s new Billie Holiday tribute disc — or to her two Holiday shows at the Paramount Theatre this weekend — expecting a reverent impersonation, you could be in for a shock. Bridgewater has transformed the music and persona
Dee Dee does Billie, plus John Stein & Ron Gill
By JON GARELICK  |  March 26, 2010
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The good old days

As if it weren’t enough that the venerable Paramount Theatre on Washington Street was open for the first time since 1976, the Celebrity Series of Boston brought in as the initial act to play the new 600-seat mainstage Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester.
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester, live at the Paramount Theatre, March 6, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 12, 2010
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High stepping

The heavy-hitter repertory shows this season come from ALVIN AILEY and GEORGE BALANCHINE . But why not welcome spring by taking a chance on fresh experiences as well?
Dancing with the stars
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 12, 2010


Black Grace Dance Company at the Paramount Theatre

Black Grace Dance Company at the Paramount Theatre


The last time New Zealand's Black Grace Dance Company came to Boston, we got punching, thrusting, galumphing, thigh slapping, stamping, sudden spins into the air,...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010
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Interview: Max Raabe

"It was so crazy in the '20s, in the Weimar Republic. Everything was so open-minded and wide, and that is why I love that period so much."
Killer cabaret: bringing Berlin to Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 05, 2010
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From Mozart to milonga

We Bostonians may swathe ourselves in sweaters and lock our doors against the blustery weather, but once the music begins, dance performances can help us shake off the shivers — and often transport us to more temperate climes.
All kindsa dance hits the stage
By DEBRA CASH  |  January 01, 2010
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Tinseltown East

Looking at the photographs now, it’s hard to believe it ever existed.
Boston was once a breeding ground for movie big-wigs. Now, Emerson College tries to preserve its ghosts.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 30, 2007