That rarest of Opening Nights: a program that was mostly fun and entertaining, but also substantive and artistically satisfying.
Apart from predilections turned into marketing hooks, both ZZ Top and Cheap Trick know how to rock as a base instinct – and that also hasn’t changed since they first burst to fame in the ’70s.
Listening to the dead speak, amid the natural grandeur of Mount Auburn Cemetery, is a moving experience.
Reading The Sweetest Fruits is like looking at the back of an oriental rug in which the pattern is rather more indistinct than the front but the colors much richer and more vivid.
This clever Japanese zombie film is a spirited attempt to blow up and reinvigorate the genre.
One of Saint-Saëns’s most important operas, Proserpine, has recently been given its world-premiere recording, and the result is a revelation.
Billy Joel remains in fine voice and his versatile bandmates provided his songs with grace and fire power that fleshed out his casual but punchy onstage prowess.
The Who – arguably the third cog in British rock royalty behind the Beatles and the Rolling Stones – delivered more than a nostalgic run through the hits at Fenway Park on Friday.
As a River is a sensuously and smoothly written book, a heartfelt meditation on what divides us from each other and from love.
With The Purists, Dan McCabe has written a comic drama that not only has a lot to say, but does it with an enormous amount of playful vim and vigor.