Debra Cash

Book Review: “Culture Crash” — The People Who Followed Their Bliss Off a Cliff

January 13, 2015
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Truth is, the fraying of the middle class is not just something that has happened to creatives.

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Fuse News: In March, Celebrity Series Will Help Us “Stave” Off Boredom

January 9, 2015
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Stave off boredom. This is going to be a smoking festival.

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Arts Commentary: The View from Free — 2014 Edition

January 2, 2015
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The exploitation of the free labor of artists may finally have hit a critical mass in 2014, generating enough publicity to make observers righteously angry.

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Fuse News: Cathy Edwards Comes to NEFA

December 8, 2014
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This week, The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) announced that Cathy Edwards will become NEFA’s new Executive Director.

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Arts News: Boston’s “Mayor’s Holiday” — A Valuable Cultural Gift

December 8, 2014
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You’d be a fool to miss taking advantage of Boston’s Mayor’s Holiday.

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Dance Review: Boston Ballet’s “Swan Lake” – A Reverent Visit into the World of Renaissance European Fairy Tale

November 4, 2014
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If you know Swan Lake, there will be few structural surprises. Girl turned into swan, prince falls in love, prince gets fooled, they both feel really terrible, and die.

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Opera Review: Isango Ensemble’s “The Magic Flute” — Not Your Usual Take on Mozart

October 24, 2014
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Isango’s Magic Flute/ Impempe Yomlingo is lit by flashes of brilliance. Most can be traced directly to Mandisi Dyantyis’ reorchestration of Mozart’s orchestral score for an ensemble of marimbas.

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Fuse Commentary: A Tasting Menu for Boston Arts — An Idea Whose Time Has Come

October 18, 2014
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Here’s a modest proposal. Let’s invent a Boston arts tasting menu.

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Dance Review: Howling Wolf—Abraham.In.Motion at the ICA

October 12, 2014
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One of the reasons audiences and funders love Kyle Abraham’s work is that the layered landscapes of his dances resonate with the fraught conditions outside the theatre.

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Fuse News: Another New England Alt-Weekly Bites the Dust

October 9, 2014
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After a 35+ year run, writers for the paper learned today that the Providence Phoenix will be shutting its doors after next week’s issue.

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