Apr 222008
Theater Review: Barker’s Hard Heart – Riddler Me This

By Bill Marx I narrate disintegration among rulers And the kindness of the enemy I report the speed at which fear grips the innovative And the intolerable loneliness of the habitually free – From Howard Barker’s poem “Gary Upright” A [...]

Apr 132008
Fuse Flash: Revving up Cultural Tourism

By Bill Marx “Boston is adrift in the brave new competition among big American cities vying for tourist dollars.” Maureen Dezell, WBUR Maureen made that charge back in July 2006 in an article that turned out to be one of [...]

Apr 032008
Theater Views: Breaking News on Breaking Ground

By Bill Marx The Huntington Theatre Company’s Breaking Ground Festival of new play readings turns five this year. The latest lineup runs through Sunday at the shindig’s venue, the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Scripts [...]

Apr 012008
Classical Music Review: ‘An American Sampler’

By Caldwell Titcomb The Spectrum Singers, founded in 1980 and still led by John W. Ehrlich, presented a concert on March 29 entitled “An American Sampler.” Taking place in Emmanuel Church, the program was devoted to six composers of distinction, [...]