As the festival season draws to a close, a look back at the 2013 BeanTown Jazz Festival.
This small but important book is a collection of stories about being human. It explores, even probes, the inner recesses of its characters without pretense or flamboyance.
Interestingly, both of these powerful visions of horror root their avenging vision of mayhem in the brutal mistreatment of children.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra lacks a composer-in-residence. There are many local composers the orchestra might draw on were it to establish such a position, but few have the international reputation of someone like Thomas Adés.
Every few years, people ask, “Is Jazz Dead?” Nights like this, with living masters and future stars all paying homage to a dead legend whose music will live forever, refute the pessimism.
Director Bill Rauch’s concept and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival company have, in a small space, created an achievement of monumental, yet personal, proportion.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is an annual theatrical adventure for many on the West coast, and should become one for the rest of the country – but make reservations early.
Cocaine’s bleak and brilliant satire, lush and intoxicating prose, and sadistic playfulness remain as fresh and caustic as they were nine decades ago.
The audience, mostly gray-haired seniors and aging baby boomers, walked out with smiles on their faces, as did I.
Other than the teams that put together Rent and Wicked, film-makers have taken ‘creative’ control, turning Broadway into the land of retreads.