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Halloween Window Decorating in Newton

Newton’s looking spooky after hundreds of children filled store windows with witches, ghosts, pumpkins, and more as a part of the city’s 2020 Halloween Window Decorating Event, a spin on the annual contest due to COVID-19 restrictions. Paula Gannon, director of Newton’s Office of Cultural Development, said there was no way they were “going to let the pandemic take it away,” [...]

2020-11-03T12:12:18+00:00November 3rd, 2020|News|

New Art Center in Newtonville Reopens Its Doors

A ceramics class at the New Art Center in Newtonville is a respite for 12-year-old Hannah Spector, since it’s one of the only times during the week she is learning in person. “You finally get some human interaction after being on the computer for seven hours a day,” she said while sitting masked at a wheel. Currently, the city’s middle and high schools are only offering remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The center, a nonprofit community art education space, has been holding live Zoom classes since March, and recently began offering in-person courses after $200,000 in COVID-19 capital improvements.[...]

2020-10-29T18:48:47+00:00October 29th, 2020|News|

Outdoor Large Scale Photo Exhibit Opens at the Seaport

“The Boston Uncornered Photo Project,’’ an outdoor exhibit where large-scale portraits of former gang members are displayed alongside images of successful public figures, has a new home on Seaport Common. The collection, which opened Tuesday and runs through Oct. 25, features more than 30 black-and-white images with familiar faces including Mayor Marty Walsh, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and Boston police commissioner William Gross next to Bostonians who also overcame difficult situations. [...]

2020-10-07T23:56:05+00:00October 7th, 2020|News|

Boston-area Theaters Foresee a Long Road to Recovery Before Reopenings are Possible

The plaintive question actress Jennifer Garner asked Dr. Anthony Fauci recently on Instagram Live echoed one that countless theater lovers have been asking for six months now: “When are we going to be able to sit in a theater and watch our favorite performers up on stage again?’’ Well, answers began to issue forth this week from Boston-area theaters [...]

2020-09-18T22:04:51+00:00September 18th, 2020|News|

Boston Ballet Plans Virtual Nutcracker and a Return to Stage in May

While Boston Ballet’s Snowflakes won’t be dancing across the stage of the Citizens Bank Opera House this upcoming holiday season, you will be able to watch them on your TV and computer screens. The company has announced a “reimagined’’ 57th season, and it is an ambitious blend of live and virtual offerings, including a one-hour version of “The Nutcracker’’ that will be broadcast on television and available online. Like most major dance companies [...]

2020-09-15T22:00:06+00:00September 15th, 2020|News|

New Live Music Series From the Boch Center-Viewers Urged to Donate

In theater culture, a “ghost light’’ is a single lamp left burning when everyone has left. In a time when many venues have gone dark, the Boch Center is reviving live music with “The Ghost Light Series’’ at the Wang Theatre, televised half-hour shows that will feature artists playing to an empty house, illuminated only by one ghost light. No amps. No spotlights. The series premieres Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. on NECN with the Mammals. It will air every other week in the same time slot, through at least Dec. 18. The lineup includes[...]

2020-09-15T21:16:41+00:00September 15th, 2020|News|

Dorchester Art Project Doubles Its Space

Dorchester Art Project announced Thursday it had effectively doubled its space after receiving permission to overtake the first floor of its current building. That gives the gallery and flexible arts organization an additional 6,000 square feet to use for musical performances, community events, photo and video shoots, and artist studios. The expanded Dorchester Ave. spot opens to the public Oct. 1. “We are happy to announce that the vacant space below us will soon become a part of DAP,’’ the organization wrote in a Facebook post. “This year has been a wild ride so far [...]

2020-09-14T22:51:41+00:00September 14th, 2020|News|
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