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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 [...]

2020-09-18T22:04:51-04:00September 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 [...]

2020-09-15T22:00:06-04:00September 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[...]

2020-09-15T21:16:41-04:00September 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 [...]

2020-09-14T22:51:41-04:00September 14th, 2020|News|

New Film Showcases Strength and Resilience of Berkshire Arts Community

In the video for his 1983 song, “I Love L.A.,’’ Randy Newman, wearing a Hawaiian shirt and shades, cruises around Los Angeles in a classic Buick convertible. The video is a valentine to Los Angeles, a collection of quick-cut images — palm trees, pretty girls, the Burrito King in Echo Park — that capture a certain Southern California vibe. It was directed by the singer’s cousin, Tim Newman, who [...]

2020-09-11T18:44:05-04:00September 11th, 2020|News|

Destiny Palmer Wins 28 Austin St Mural Competition

Austin Street Partners, in conjunction with the New Art Center, the Newtonville Area Council, and Newton Community Pride, is pleased to announce that Destiny Palmer, a Boston-area artist, has been selected as the winner of the 28 Austin Mural Competition. Ms. Palmer’s winning entry will be located on the brick wall facing the newly created 28 Austin Plaza in Newtonville, MA. The plaza was designed as a community gathering place [...]

2020-08-30T15:33:28-04:00August 30th, 2020|Blog|
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