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Fall Theater Preview: Fall on Boston boards

Fall came early to Boston boards this year, bringing with it "Summertime."
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 16, 2011
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An enchanting South Pacific at PPAC

History is written by the winners, and there are few good-guy winners in the history of warfare more hallowed and haloed than the American victors of World War II, saviors of Western civilization.
Love and war
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2010
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Fall Theater Preview: Musicals and more

If we've come to know anything about 2nd Story Theatre, it's that we shouldn't presume to know what plays to expect.
Belting it out and acting up
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2010
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Majestic mysteries

Though your brain knows better, you can’t help getting the feeling that the moon sitting in the RISD Museum’s Farago Gallery has floated down from space.
Intriguing installations by Lowe, Elson, and Younger
By GREG COOK  |  June 18, 2010

Crossword: ''2 funny''

I'z in ur crosswurd, makin u solv.
I'z in ur crosswurd, makin u solv.
By MATT JONES  |  October 30, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2009


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Black beauty

August Wilson pioneered a magical realism all his own.
Fences, plus The Savannah Disputation and Mister Roberts
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 25, 2009

Play by Play: September 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 25, 2009
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Interview: Jane Goodall

If only there were more trees to be torn down, we could utilize them . . . to fill newspapers with the endless depressing stories out there about the environment and all its hapless inhabitants.
Creature comforts
By LANCE GOULD  |  September 25, 2009
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Water, benign and fierce

In Onne van der Wal's sailing photos, it seems the weather is always balmy and the golden sun always setting. The Jamestown resident's exhibit at Moses Brown School's Krause Gallery (250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, through October 2) depicts a world that's
Sailing photos at Moses Brown, Katrina’s aftermath at Brown
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2009

Play by play: September 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 18, 2009


Play by play: September 11, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 11, 2009
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Korean Garden Restaurant

Despite being open only six months, Korean Garden already has 22 Internet reviews.
Enjoy, we're here to help
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 29, 2009

A Fighting Spirit

The funniest Providence Newspaper Guild's annual Follies of all time.
Laughing to keep from crying at the Projo's follies
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  March 04, 2009
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Super-curious

A conversation with a Nobel-winning polymath: QED
A conversation with a Nobel-winning polymath: QED
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 11, 2009

Crossword: ''Early and often''


An election selection.
By MATT JONES  |  October 29, 2008


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Mirrors up to Nature

Up close, the Forest of Arden, an elevated glade tucked into Boston Common, looks like verdant, dappled clouds tacked to two-by-fours.
As You Like It on Boston Common; QED in Central Square
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 29, 2008
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Pho Republique

Retro done right sits well with me, and the refined fusion dishes here can be remarkable.
Refined fusion done right
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 04, 2008
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Gone but not forgotten

Before there was eHarmony, there were harmony and disharmony.
She Loves Me at the Huntington; plus Way Theatre Artists’ The Memory of Water
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 27, 2008
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Opera superstar 101

Domingo put his arm around Martínez and whirled her around the stage, asking the audience to sing in their stead.

At 67, Plácido Dominingo makes his Boston concert Debut


By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 17, 2008

State of the arts

Your recent editorial on the Bush administration’s attempt to slash the federal arts budget was excellent, poignant, and keenly well put.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 29, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 27, 2008


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Streets where you live

The 2001 National Theatre of Great Britain/Cameron Mackintosh production further sharpens the Shavian edge of this beloved musical.
A loverly My Fair Lady ; The Missionary Position at MRT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2008
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The War is swell

Sometime in the late ’80s, I was sharing some Iron City with my father at the bar of a Pittsburgh American Legion post.
Ken Burns captures reflections in ‘Hell’s own cesspool’
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 18, 2007
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Geek power

Like a lot of people, Soren Ryherd and Vida Jakabhazy were drawn to Providence by their fondness for the city.
Techies and digital innovators are injecting fresh life into the Rhode Island economy
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 18, 2007

Crossword: 'Ghost of a chance'


What's the common link?
By MATT JONES  |  May 23, 2007
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The golden age

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Music celebrates a golden anniversary, with a performance featuring nearly 300 performers and two world premieres by Maine composers.
The USM School of Music celebrates 50 years
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  April 25, 2007


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Stormy weather

The BSO has been having terrible luck hanging on to its star soloists.
BSO cancellations, plus the Camerata, Jonathan Biss, Emmanuel Music, and more
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 28, 2007
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A lost fan

What happened to the black plumes of smoke?
Stranded somewhere in the South Pacific
By ELLEE DEAN  |  February 16, 2007
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Messin’ with TX

Pity the poor Texas redneck.
Greater Tuna isn’t  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 17, 2006
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Grant Lee Phillips

Bordered by twilight and tangled-branch silhouettes, former Grant Lee Buffalo singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips captures the imagery, as well as the heart, of an era’s underground on this aptly titled collection of covers.
Nineteeneighties | Rounder
By SUE BELL  |  August 08, 2006