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Sunderland smoothies

"We're two brothers trying to entertain ourselves and have a laugh in the studio," says Peter Bowens. "We have to pretend to be rock musicians."
Field Music are ready to soft-rock
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 19, 2010
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Old masters

Last month, students at Boston Conservatory and Boston University paid tribute to two notables of modern dance's second generation in the best possible way: by performing their work.
Anna Sokolow and Joseph Gifford
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 05, 2010
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Review: Dance Flick

The Wayanses, purveyors of raunch and sharp social commentary on race, have a long tradition of assailing the mainstream for rich comedic farce.
Genre-bending crap
By TOM MEEK  |  May 29, 2009
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Review: The Soloist

A small, real-life drama about a homeless musical genius set in the urban present.
Troubled reporter meets homeless musical genius
By TOM MEEK  |  April 24, 2009

Year in Dance: Reusable histories & durable trends

Conservation is a good thing in these times, and some of the most interesting performances drew on the uses of history — personal history, performance history, and even some inventions that sought to overturn history.
No startling breakthroughs, but that's okay
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 22, 2008
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Three’s a charm

Muhly, Amidon, and Bartlett are all VT-to-NY transplants and long-time collaborators.
The 802 Tour at the Museum of Fine Arts, August 24, 2008
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  August 26, 2008


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Russian revel?

The Russians are coming!
Looking ahead to Ballets Russes 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2008
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Breaking through

In the overall retail picture, jazz accounts for about three percent of sales, and a “hit” CD is anything that exceeds 10,000 copies.
Esperanza Spalding steps up her game
By JON GARELICK  |  May 19, 2008
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Stepping stones

The dance is large and sweeping, the music (by an unnamed recorded chorus and organist) majestic.
Tudor and Limón at Boston Conservatory
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 25, 2008
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Lloyd Schwartz: the beat goes on

Classical-music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently marked his 30th year as a Phoenix contributor.
Letter from the Executive Editor
By PETER KADZIS  |  January 30, 2008
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Glenn Gould: The Original Jacket Collection

Even when Glenn Gould was not at his best, he was an indispensable artist.
Sony
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 20, 2007


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Love bites

Noël Coward may not have been born in a trunk, but he moved into one early.
A Marvelous Party; Mr. Marmalade; Misalliance
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 18, 2007
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Digital dancing

Over the past few years, Beatport, the Web site of choice for dance-music heads, has grown at such a rate, it’s practically the homepage for DJs worldwide.
Slanted House gets a boost from Beatport
By DAVID DAY  |  July 17, 2007
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Pass the jelly

It came about “because I knew a girl who wanted to wear a tutu on stage.”
John Kuntz toasts Mr. Marmalade
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  July 10, 2007
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Why blame Chekhov?

The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg have been scavenging Russian literature for 30 years now in search of suitably theatrical subjects.
Eifman’s Seagull, plus [bjm_danse] and Susan Marshall
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 02, 2007
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Dreaming and remembrance

Two momentous revivals in town showed us how big the category of classical ballet really is.
Boston Ballet’s Midsummer, Boston Conservatory’s Dark Elegies
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 21, 2007


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Rule, Britannicus?

The ruler of the mightiest nation in the world has begun to appreciate his power.
American Repertory Theatre does rare racine
By IRIS FANGER  |  January 09, 2007
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Coping with Internet infamy

Here’s a rule of thumb: if the teenage mouse potatoes who spend their lives on YouTube are laughing at you, chances are you aren’t going to be taken too seriously by the brass at the big investment bank.
Have mercy on me
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 17, 2006
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Caravan

James Bolle’s final concert of Monadnock Music’s summer season began with a work that had had its premiere in Keene, New Hampshire, 70 years and three days earlier.
American ballet music at Monadnock; a young Latin American conductor at Tanglewood
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 30, 2006
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Trifecta

It’s hard to imagine a more diverse assemblage of bodies, temperaments, and performing presences than the roster for this year’s “Three Women Solo” at Summer Stages Dance.
'Three Women Solo’ at Concord
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 01, 2006
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Free fisticuffs

After last year’s Hamlet , Commonwealth Shakespeare Company artistic director Steven Maler decided he wanted a play “with life and character and vitality to it — an upbeat type of spirit” for this year’s offering of free Shakespeare on Boston Common.
Shrew to be tamed on Boston Common
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  July 11, 2006


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Cultural imperatives

The first time I saw trumpeter Christian Scott play was at Sweet Lorraine’s in his hometown of New Orleans a couple of years ago.
Christian Scott tries to break the mold
By JON GARELICK  |  April 18, 2006

Gorillaz at the Apollo

There were puppets, singing and dancing middle schoolers, a gospel choir, a 14-piece string section from Juilliard, a who’s who of guests, including Neneh Cherry, De La Soul, Ike Turner, and a lollipop-sucking Shaun Ryder. But no Jamie Hewlett animations
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By WILL SPITZ  |  April 10, 2006
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Home again

There are several exceptional things about Home Movies , the dance performance by Everett Dance Theatre, and one is that it’s so much more than dance.
Everett’s Movies is more compelling
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 08, 2006
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Memory book

It’s the time of year when you swear you’re going to finish all those special projects you started and clean out the files and scour the closets of junk you never wear.
Everett Dance at Zero Arrow Theatre
By MARCIA SIEGEL  |  January 23, 2006
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Kristin Hoffman

The 26-year-old Juilliard grad's first major-label release is pleasant pop that oozes confident training.
REAL | Interscope
By LINDA LABAN  |  January 13, 2006