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Jun 292011
 
Coming Attractions in Theater: July 2011

We are hitting the season of high summer now, with productions coming fast and furious. As is my wont, I will single out shows that are off-the-beaten path. This is not to say that the production of “Guys and Dolls” at the Barrington Stage Company isn’t as terrific as I have heard it is. Only that I want to venture beyond brand name material.

Jun 292011
 
Fuse Book Review: Playing in the Shadows of the Modernist Giants

The wily Enrique Vila-Matas remains wary but respectful of Ernest Hemingway and asserts his independence by going on his own self-consciously vaudevillian way—Juan Gabriel Vásquez is too subservient to elude the shadow of Joseph Conrad.

Jun 292011
 
Fuse Visual Arts: Where's Theo? Is that Theo van Gogh in the picture?

Nothing would please me more than to believe the announcement made last week by the Van Gogh Museum, saying that one of the paintings in the museum that has always been called a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh is in fact a portrait of his brother Theo

Jun 272011
 
Coming Attractions in Underground Music: July 2011

July brings lots of psychedelic rock music. Be sure to check out the Gang Gang Dance show if you can.

Jun 272011
 
Fuse Classical Music Review: Musical Power Couple Wow Rockport

This was ensemble playing by two people who knew not only the music, but each other completely. There are some things you can’t fake, and one is ensemble playing with a person — or people — you love. (I speak from experience here). Everything was perfect.