Noah Schaffer

Visual Arts Review: Visiting a Museum during a Pandemic — A Trip to the deCordova

May 26, 2020
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“We ask that you limit your stay to two hours, and remember that our restrooms are not open.”

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Arts Remembrance: Darick Campbell — Quiet Giant of the Sacred Steel Guitar

May 12, 2020
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Darick Campbell was one of the Campbell Brothers, the Rochester-based group whose emergence on the roots music circuit in the late ’90s played a major role in the mainstream discovery of the sound known as “sacred steel.”

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Arts Commentary: Big Art — Big Greed

March 26, 2020
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Members of anti-arts Right are incensed by the stimulus funding going to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Arts. And they’re right.

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Concert Preview: Judy Collins Heats Up Some “Winter Stories”

November 27, 2019
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“People love a story, they always have, and always will, and stories are an essential ingredient in this folk music revival, which started sometime in the early ’50s.”

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Music Interview: Michael C. Smith on the Boston Caribbean Carnival and How “Culture Lives Here”

August 20, 2019
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Michael C. Smith’s new Boston Carnival photo book proves that “Culture Lives Here.”

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Music Feature: From the Pews to the Streets — The Harmonizing Stars of Boston Celebrate 50 years

June 5, 2019
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As a capella singers, they have taken their musical ministry — and its repertoire of 500 songs — to streets, subway stations, picnics, community clean-ups, and anywhere else they might find an audience who appreciated a musical message.

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Music Interview: Michael Daves on How Anyone can be a Bluegrass Singer

February 12, 2019
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“You don’t really know how to perform bluegrass until you interact with others.”

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Concert Review: Soca and Calypso Fans go “Crazy” for Parang

December 17, 2018
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Septuagenarian, Edwin Ayoung, better known as Crazy, easily carried the rest of the night with his exuberant performance.

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Book Feature: “Buy Me, Boston” — A City of Ads

November 8, 2018
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The volume is devoted to print ads and event flyers for local eateries, concert venues, theaters, stores, and community events that were printed in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

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Music Feature: The Power of Boston Disco — Celebrating an Era

September 19, 2018
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Disco is back in town! DJ Joey Carvello returns to Boston and the compilation Boston Goes Disco! is released.

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