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  • Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges Wine Auction

    Sunday March 20, 2022

    By: Hospices - Jan 21st, 2022

    "Aft­er a series of sunny vintages starting in 2018, the 2021 vintage at Domaine des Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges has seen a return to pure Burgundy tradition: perfect balance, clear typicity, small yield wines, and incredible balance," says Jean Marc Moron, Technical Manager of this estate, with its 13 hectares of vineyards.

  • Almost, Maine

    At Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 21st, 2022

    Almost, Maine is a romantic comedy with magical realism. In magical realism, fantastical things happen within a realistic setting. However, the characters accept the otherworldly occurrences as normal. Almost, Maine runs through Jan. 30 at Palm Beach Dramaworks in South Florida.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    At San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

    By: Victor Cordell - Jan 21st, 2022

    This touring musical brings all of the glitzy production values of Broadway.  Staging, which combines extensive back-lit projection along with movable scenery, is bright, colorful and appealing, especially the brilliant landscape diorama made entirely from candy.  The play is highly episodic with different musical twists in the introductions of each winner of the free tour. 

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Hirshhorn Museum Acquisition

    Yayoi Kusama. Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 20th, 2022

    In a landmark collaboration between two leading U.S. modern and contemporary art museums, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced today the joint acquisition of an important immersive artwork by Yayoi Kusama. Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe (2018) will receive its East Coast debut when One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection opens at the Hirshhorn this spring; dates to be announced.

  • Literary Diagnoses Gay

    Thomas Mann, Thomas Eakins and Henry James

    By: Susan Hall - Jan 20th, 2022

    Colm Toibin's The Magician, his story aboutf Thomas Mann, portrays a man constantly glancing at other men. Does the embrace of celebrated artists as gay add anything to our understanding of great men?

  • Celebration of Black Voices — Ain’t I A Woman

    Streamed Free by Barrington Stage Company

    By: BSC - Jan 19th, 2022

    Written by Shirley Edgerton and Felicia Robertson and directed by Shirley Edgerton and Ted Thomas, Ain’t I A Woman tells the stories of unsung African American heroines. Members of the Women of Color Giving Circle, Rites of Passage and Empowerment program, Youth Alive and other community members perform. Wanda Houston is the guest artist, telling the story and singing the songs of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.  

  • Gypsy: A Musical Fable

    The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 18th, 2022

    The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton has mounted an impressive production of the classic musical, Gypsy. The production runs through Feb. 13. Laura Hodos as Mama Rose and the rest of the cast shine.

  • Artist Krzysztof Wodiczko

    Harvard Double Header

    By: Mark Favermann - Jan 12th, 2022

    Krzysztof Wodiczko lives and works in New York City and is currently professor in residence at the Art, Design, and the Public Domain Masters of Design program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Previously, he served as the director of the Interrogative Design Group at MIT and the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS). He has been a professor in the Visual Arts Program since 1991.

  • America’s Critic Terry Teachout Was 65

    Wrote for Wall Street Journal

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 15th, 2022

    The author of several biographies, plays and opera librettos, Terry Teachout had an expansive interest in the arts. Few of his generation were more prolific. In an age of decline in arts journalism he was the only major critic who regularly covered regional theatre. We saw him several times each season in the Berkshires.

  • Holding the Center Still by Debra Weisberg

    At Boston's Piano Craft Gallery

    By: PCG - Jan 14th, 2022

    The work of Debra Weisberg will be featured in a new exhibit, Holding the Center Still, at the Piano Craft Gallery in Boston from March 4 – March 27, 2022. The exhibit comprises collaged paper works and a large scale floor installation. In the opening and closing receptions Vermont choreographer, Paula Higa, will premier a short piece created in response to Weisberg’s work.

  • Tootsie

    Non-Equity National Touring Production Playing in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 14th, 2022

    A non-equity national touring production of the stage musical adaptation of Tootsie is playing the Broward Center for Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. The uneven production will remain in Ft. Lauderdale through Jan. 23. For showtimes and ticket information, go to

  • The Band’s Visit

    Touring Company in San Francisco

    By: Victor Cordell - Jan 14th, 2022

    The biggest star of The Band's Visit is the music.  Lyrics in the sung songs are witty and divulging, and the accompanying music is pleasant throughout, with eclectic influences from American pop to klezmer to bossanova.  Some of the stylings are a little rough, which at first may suggest poor casting, but on further consideration, less than perfect renditions work well.  After all, the characters represented are not singers, they are working class.

  • Igor Levit at Carnegie Hall

    An Invitation to Listen

    By: Susan Hall - Jan 14th, 2022

    Igor Levit performed Beethoven, Fred Hersch, Wagner and Liszt in a compelling musical evening at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Hall, vaccinated and boosted, was packed for the occasion.

  • Mass MoCA Events

    Through April

    By: MoCA - Jan 12th, 2022

    Mass MoCa has a busy schedule of exhibitions and special events through April. Check this out and bookmark.

  • Barington Stage Company Winter Program

    11th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival

    By: BSC - Jan 12th, 2022

    Barrington Stage Company announces the 10-minute plays and casting for the 11th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, part of the 2022 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival.   

  • Tomm El-Saieh at Clark Art Institute

    Year Long Exhibition

    By: Clark - Jan 12th, 2022

    El-Saieh (b. 1984, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; lives and works in Miami) creates paintings that dazzle with dense, all-over compositions of compact marks—achieved through painting, erasing, and abrading—often accompanied by atmospheric washes of bold color. His pictures test the limits of abstraction and perception with parts that resemble patterns, symbols, or even language, and a whole in which larger figures appear to coalesce, advance, or recede. Haitian vodou traditions inform his distinctive visual style, which also reflects influences from Abstract Expressionism and Surrealist automatism. 

  • Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris

    Production Transfers to Broadway

    By: Rachel de Aragon and Susan Hall - Jan 09th, 2022

    Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, brings us abruptly into sexual fantasies played out by three interracial couples in the ante-bellum South. This is not what might have happened in the South before or during Jim Crow.  No, it is the processing of feelings which will re-invigorate the Black partner’s sexual desire.  In the second Act, Processing, we get into the nitty grity of race feelings, which range wider and tougher than the first act’s insight that cantaloupe has white skin and no taste

  • Lincoln Center's Flying Over Sunset.

    Musical About Early Acid Trips

    By: Karen Isaacs - Jan 08th, 2022

    In the late ‘50s-early ‘60s, LSD (before Dr. Timothy Leary) was a trendy drug used by both psychiatrists and other to help individuals explore their past and their subconscious. Among the well-known people who experimented with the drug was actor Cary Grant, novelist Aldous Huxley and playwright/journalist/diplomat Clare Boothe Luce.

  • BSO Appoints Executives

    Maureen Flores, as Chief Development Officer, Asadour Santourian, as Vice President

    By: BSO - Jan 07th, 2022

    Gail Samuel, Eunice and Julian Cohen President and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, today announced the appointment of two new executive leaders Maureen Flores, as Chief Development Officer, and Asadour Santourian, as Vice President, Tanglewood Music Center & Learning. Both appointments are effective January 2022.

  • Remaking West Side Story

    Screenwriter Tony Kushner and director Stephen Spielberg

    By: Jack Lyons - Jan 05th, 2022

    The original film of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story was released in 1957. Why mess with a masterpiece? Now we have a remake collaboration by living legends screenwriter Tony Kushner and director Stephen Spielberg. While arguably not better it certainly is different and relevant for a new generation of viewers. Look for the fabulous 89-year-old Rita Moreno (Academy Award winner for her 1961 portrayal of Anita) as Valentina, the widow of the store owner ‘Doc.”

  • The Musical Kimberly Akimbo

    NYC’s Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater

    By: Edward Rubin - Jan 07th, 2022

    Kimberly Akimbo the newly penned musical with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical) and music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Caroline, or Change) is the most loving, loveliest, and poignant theatrical experience of the year.

  • Why Casablanca is an Iconic Film

    TCM Encores Jan. 23 and 26

    By: Jack Lyons - Jan 06th, 2022

    When the movie “Casablanca” merged the powerful elements of love, war, and destiny in 1942, the film and its producers never saw the phenomenal appeal or its success coming until it won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1943.  Eighty years later it still deserves a shout-out for American filmmaking exceptionalism.  

  • My Father's Portraits

    Aesthetic and Psychic Legacy of Raeford LIles

    By: Barbara Liles - Jan 05th, 2022

    During three years in New York in the 1960s I (Charles Giuliano) was assistant director of East Hampton Gallery. Raeford Liles was one of the artists we represented. A native of Birmingham, Alabama he came from a military family. During WW11 he was a fighter pilot in the South Pacific and later served with SAC based in Paris where he studied art and cooking. There PTSD caused a breakdown leading to a lifetime of treatment and medication. He often spoke of his daughters with whom he had a complex relationship. This is explored in a remarkable essay by Barbara Liles. A chapter of a larger work in progress it was published by Southern Humanities Review.

  • 39th Re-Rooters Day Ceremony

    What to Do With Post Holiday Trees

    By: Jay Critchley - Jan 01st, 2022

    You are invited to attend the 39th Re-Rooters Day Ceremony, Friday, January 7, 2022, 4:00 pm, Harbor Hotel beach, Provincetown Harbor (snow, storm or shine); bring something non-toxic to burn on a tree boat. Sponsored by the IRS, International Re-Rooters Society, Jay Critchley, President

  • Almost, Maine

    An Upcoming Palm Beach Dramaworks Production

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 03rd, 2022

    Palm Beach Dramaworks will perform Almost, Maine from Jan. 12-30. In this play about love and romance, magic is literally in the air. Almost, Maine is an example of Magical Realism.

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