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Opera Album Review: A Major German Baroque Opera — Reinhard Keiser’s “Ulysses” Gets a Spiffy Recording

March 28, 2023
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Photo: Anton Saecki.

All in all, an ear-opening introduction to an important opera composer — and to the little-known tradition of German-language (with Italian touches) Baroque opera.

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Opera Review: “The Dragon of Wantley” — Knight Kicks Dragon in the Arse

March 8, 2023
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More popular than The Beggar’s Opera, J. F. Lampe’s goofy opera of 1737 receives its first complete recording, and the performance is splendidly, subtly humorous.

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Folk Album Review: “Ears of the People” — Ekonting Songs from Senegal and the Gambia

February 24, 2023
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The banjo’s African relative makes its American debut via a new Smithsonian Folkways album.

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Music Feature: 20 Moments That Made Us Glad Live Music Returned in 2022

December 30, 2022
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Still, for all the gloom and doom, there’s no question that a bountiful amount of live music was finally on offer throughout the year as musicians and presenters continued to defy the odds.

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Arts Remembrance: Dino Danelli of the Young Rascals

December 16, 2022
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Thank you, Dino, for all you contributed to music and to the art of drumming.

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Concert Review: The Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Orpheum Theater — Beginning a New Phase

December 4, 2022
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This is a band as capable of being as spry and unpredictable in its 12th year as it was in its first.

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Dance Review: “What Problem?” — Bill T. Jones’s Angel of History

November 6, 2022
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The struggle is to define what the problem is – and to allow the questions to have big, destabilizing, and more honest answers.

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Coming Attractions: October 23 through November 8 — What Will Light Your Fire

October 23, 2022
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As the age of Covid-19 more or less wanes, Arts Fuse critics supply a guide to film, dance, visual art, theater, author readings, and music. More offerings will be added as they come in. Frankenstein (1931) Somerville Theatre at 2 p.m. on October 23 This iconic horror film from 1931 screens today with a live…

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Jazz Album Review: Kirsten Lambert, “From A Window To A Screen” — Tomorrow’s Standards Today

October 18, 2022
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Sultry, smart, and sweet, From a Window To A Screen will be a perfect accompaniment to romantic winter nights.

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Concert Review: Europa Galante — Baroque Music Aficionados Take Note

October 12, 2022
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Europa Galante is small enough to make touring financially viable, yet large enough to successfully undertake “larger” works in a variety of venues.

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