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Coming Attactions in Theater: July 2010

June 28, 2010
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Underneath the discouraging array of customary exhibitions there are some reassuring productions of the new this month, with a smattering of New England and world premieres. Culture Vulture thinks that Richard III will be a highlight at Shakespeare & Co; I am also intrigued by Company One drawing on local playwrights to revamp the tales…

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Culture Vulture: July Highlights in the Berkshires

June 27, 2010
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By Helen Epstein For Stephen Sondheim fans there’s the Barrington Stage Company production of Sweeney Todd that runs till July 17. I’m waiting for Yasmina Reza’s Art , which is directed by Henry Wishcamper and runs from July 22 through August 7.

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Coming Attractions in Jazz: Summer Festivals 2010

June 11, 2010
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By J. R. Carroll Photo by Nicole LeCorgne Jazz festivals come in all shapes and sizes these days, even within the modest geographical confines of New England. Up in Vermont, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is still in progress; among others, you can still catch Jim Hall on Friday, June 11, and Sonny Rollins the…

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Coming Attractions in Film: June 2010

June 7, 2010
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By Justin Marble June 11–17, Grindhouse films at The Brattle: Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s 2007 double feature reignited interest in the campy, cheap, and cheesy B-movies of the grindhouse era. These highly-enjoyable and ridiculous films are an experience unto themselves. With esteemed titles like Black Cobra, Chained Heat, Lady Terminator, and Thrill of the…

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Coming Attractions at Museums: June 2010

June 6, 2010
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By Peter Walsh It’s a hot weather tradition. Generations of American artists have followed the seasonal migration out of hot, sticky, eastern cities to Cape Cod (Edward Hopper, Hans Hoffman), the North Shore (Winslow Homer, Childe Hassan, Stuart Davis, Mark Rothko), and the Berkshires (Daniel Chester French, Norman Rockwell ). Besides their work, they left…

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Coming Attractions: Popular Music in June 2010

June 4, 2010
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By Thomas Samph This month’s music selection is all about trying something new. One of my selected artists recorded her entire album in a church. One guy kissed another guy on stage at an awards show that was on live TV. And another group brings together nine solo acts under one dirty name that has…

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Coming Attractions in Jazz: June 2010

May 31, 2010
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By J. R. Carroll June brings a cupful of world jazz. [Updated: See Mose Allison item below] Photo by Daniel Sheehan While the eyes of the sporting world may be on the stadiums of South Africa, there will be plenty of international flavor here in New England this month. Brazilian born but now Seattle-based, pianist/composer/arranger…

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Coming Attractions in Theater: June 2010

May 31, 2010
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By Bill Marx Summer has never been a time for theaters taking chances and the sluggish economy only encourages the hot weather drift to safety. But there’s some funky activity around the margins as well as encouraging news about Shakespeare & Company’s finances. Also, the Gloucester Stage Company has forsaken last year’s geriatric lineup and…

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Classical Music Sampler: June 2010

May 30, 2010
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By Caldwell Titcomb June 4: The Old West Organ Society presents Yuko Hayashi in an organ recital celebrating the 40th anniversary of the C. B. Fisk organ. Old West Church, 131 Cambridge Street, Boston, 7 p.m.

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Coming Attractions at Museums: May 2010

May 10, 2010
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By Peter Walsh Sowers United at the Museum of Fine Arts Despite the Romantic Era notion that great art is always original, artists have always borrowed (or “reimagined” or stolen) each other’s ideas. Modern copyright lawyers would have had a field day with van Gogh’s various Sowers—blatant rip-offs (or “homages” if you prefer) of Millet’s…

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