That rarest of Opening Nights: a program that was mostly fun and entertaining, but also substantive and artistically satisfying.
Apart from predilections turned into marketing hooks, both ZZ Top and Cheap Trick know how to rock as a base instinct – and that also hasn’t changed since they first burst to fame in the ’70s.
“Honest weight” has more to with like karats of gold, maybe. The “weight” being the value of something. It kind of alludes to that a little bit.
Veteran guitarist Jimmy Herring and the 5 of 7 play groove-heavy tunes that barrel into unexpected and interesting places.
If the music industry put as much effort into being fair to their customers as they put into taking their money, everyone could participate in the rocking world.
Listening to the dead speak, amid the natural grandeur of Mount Auburn Cemetery, is a moving experience.
Reading The Sweetest Fruits is like looking at the back of an oriental rug in which the pattern is rather more indistinct than the front but the colors much richer and more vivid.
Emily Remler took a particularly clear-eyed view of her work. She didn’t want to be judged by a lesser standard because she was a woman in the overwhelmingly male world of jazz.
This clever Japanese zombie film is a spirited attempt to blow up and reinvigorate the genre.
One of Saint-Saëns’s most important operas, Proserpine, has recently been given its world-premiere recording, and the result is a revelation.