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  • The 74th Berlinale

    The International Flm Festival in Berlin

    By: Angelika Jansen - Feb 26th, 2024

    The 74th Berlinale is Europe's first international film festival of the year. Always a glamorous happening with stars galore, this year's events from February 15-25th,  2024 have drawn to a close.

  • Squirrels, Taiji and Stillness

    By: Cheng Tong - Feb 27th, 2024

    The squirrel comes each day to eat peanuts with me on one of the benches in the meditation garden that surrounds my training and teaching deck.  Sometimes she will sit in my lap, sometimes she will sit on the cushion beside me, and sometimes she just sits on the cinder block armrest.  But she comes every day, and several times at that.

  •   Two at Boston Sculptors

    Ed Andrews and Leslie Wilcox

    By: Boston Sculptors - Feb 27th, 2024

    First Friday, March 1, 5 - 8:30pm, will feature the reception & artist talks at Boston Sculptors in the South End. Works by Ed Andrews and Leslie Wilcox will be on view through March 31. There will be artist talks on Saturday March 16 from 2-5 PM.

  • Gloucester's Legendary Dogtown Common

    Conjured by Playwright Peter Littlefield and Artist Gabrielle Barzaghi

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 25th, 2024

    Percy MacKaye’s 1922 poem, Dogtown Common, is a beloved document of Gloucester lore. It tells the story of two legendary figures, Tammy Younger and her niece Judy Rhines, shunned for practicing witchcraft. It was inspired by Charles Mann’s 1906, The Story of Dogtown or In the Heart of Cape Ann, that compiles recollections about the outsiders, berry-pickers, subsistence farms and self-proclaimed witches that inhabited Dogtown after it was abandoned in the early 1800s.

  • Guggenhein New Acquisitions

    102 Works by 60 Plus Artists

    By: Guggenheim - Feb 26th, 2024

    The Guggenheim acquired 102 works by more than 60 artists, over half of whom are new to the collection. The works, spanning from 1928 to the present day, further the Guggenheim’s commitment to expanding the purview of its interpretation and presentation of modern and contemporary art by focusing on acquiring works that embody diversity and innovation.

  • The Legend of Georgia McBride

    Music Theatre of Connecticut

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 26th, 2024

    One of the unique features of the show is that it is up to the director and the performers to decide which famous women performers and songs are in the drag sequences. Here, Connors and the cast have offered terrific performances.

  • Barrington Stage Company

    Season Set for 2024

    By: BSC - Feb 22nd, 2024

    Barrington Stage Company  will celebrate its 30th  anniversary season with two major musical revivals, a world premiere play, two regional premiere plays and a raucous comedy featuring three of BSC’s most beloved associate artists.

  • 39th annual Bistro Awards

    Steve Hayes Will Host Event

    By: Bistro - Feb 23rd, 2024

    Celebrated comedian-actor-singer Robert Klein and Grammy Award–winning songwriter and singer Julie Gold are among the 14 artists who will be honored for their musical and comedy artistry at the 39th annual Bistro Awards gala on Monday, April, 1 at Gotham Comedy Club in New York. As is the Bistro Award tradition, the evening will feature performances by all the awardees.

  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2024

    92nd Season Runs Nine Weeks

    By: Pillow - Feb 20th, 2024

    The nine companies to perform for one week each in the Ted Shawn Theatre are, in chronological order: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Social Tango Project, MOMIX, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Parsons Dance, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

  • Berkshire Opera Festival Announces Season

    Mark Your Calendars

    By: Susan Hall - Feb 21st, 2024

    Berkshire Opera Festival  (BOF) announces its 2024 season in Great Barrington, MA and New York City. The only company of its kind in the Berkshire region, BOF produces opera at the highest level under the vision of esteemed co-founders Brian Garman (Artistic Director) and Jonathan Loy ((Director of Production).

  • Foreverness of Plastic by Artist Robin Frohardt

    Co-Produced by WTF and MASS MoCA

    By: WTF - Feb 20th, 2024

    Williamstown Theatre Festival announces The Plastic Bag Store, produced by MASS MoCA in association with WTF, opening May 9. Created by artist Robin Frohardt and produced by Pomegranate Arts, this immersive, multimedia experience will be open from May 9 through September 2 in MASS MoCA’s Building 1.

  • 10x10 New Play Festival

    Thirteenth Version at Barrington Stage Company

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 20th, 2024

    During the dead of winter yet again, for the thirteenth time, we embraced 10x10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage Company. At least for a matinee we woke from hibernation to embrace the treat of arts in the Berkshires.

  • Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation

    Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

    By: WCMA - Feb 19th, 2024

    In conjunction with the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) will present newly commissioned and recent works by Sadie Barnette, Alfred Conteh, Maya Freelon, Hugh Hayden, Letitia Huckaby, Jeffrey Meris, and Sable Elyse Smith in a new exhibition visualizing Black freedom, agency, and the legacy of the Civil War today and beyond.

  • Rigoletto

    Opera San Jose's Powerful Production of Verdi Masterpiece

    By: Victor Cordell - Feb 15th, 2024

    The jester Rigoletto's life is dedicated to the care and safety of his daughter, Gilda. When she is kidnapped and compromised by his employer, the Duke of Mantua, he plans revenge but is also cursed by the father of another victim of the Duke's lechery. His plans backfire catastrophically. The glorious opera receives a powerful treatment.

  • The Garbologists

    TheaterWorks Hartford

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 19th, 2024

    The playwright points out that sanitation people often feel “invisible” to the people whose garbage they pick up. In the same way, both Marlowe and Danny feel they have become invisible.

  • Corpus Evita

    West Bay Opera Performs 2006 Grammy Nominee

    By: Victor Cordell - Feb 17th, 2024

    The composer and librettist both grew up in Argentina during Juan Peron's return to power and his third wife Isabel's ascension to the presidency on his death. Employing magical realism, the ghost of Evita, Juan's second wife beloved by the people, looms over Isabel, who fails to capture a similar relationship, despite the machinations of her advisor, Ministro. Lush neo-romantic music and Argentina's dramatic political events in the last half of the 20th century drive this beautifully produced rendition.

  • The Cancellation of Lauren Fein

    World Premiere at Palm Beach Dramaworks

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 18th, 2024

    Christopher Demos-Brown's suspenseful play, "The Cancellation of Lauren Fein" is experiencing a riveting world premiere production at Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach. The production runs through Feb. 25. Demand for tickets was high, so Palm Beach Dramaworks extended the production of the timely and layered play by a few performances.

  • Days of Wine and Roses

    Studio 54 through April 28

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 16th, 2024

    The musical is based on the teleplay by JP Miller and the Warner Brothers film, all with the same name. The 1958 Playhouse 90 production starred Cliff Robertson and Piper Laurie. The 1962 film starred Jack Lemon and Lee Remick.

  • 2024 Boston Pops season, May 10–June 8

    Under Baton of Keith Lockhart

    By: BSO - Feb 14th, 2024

    The Boston Pops’ 138th season opens on May 10 and 11 with one of the great entertainers of our time, Harry Connick Jr., singing American Songbook classics. Returning to the Pops for the first time since 2001, Connick performs in what will be the 35th anniversary year of the release of the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack that earned him his first Grammy Award and went multi-platinum. He joins Maestro Lockhart, who is in his 29th year leading the Pops, making him its second longest-serving conductor since the Pops was founded in 1885, after Arthur Fiedler. 

  • Anatevka at Komische Oper, Berlin

    Better known as Fiddler on the Roof

    By: Angelika Jansen - Feb 17th, 2024

    Most people know the story of Tevye, the milkman, as 'Fiddler on the Roof.' What started in the1960's as a sensational Broadway musical by Jerome Robbins, has kept all of its allure. 'Anatevka,' here named after the location of the action, is still the wonderful same.

  • Love, Loss and Waffles

    Mona Pirnot’s I Love You So Much I Could Die

    By: Jessica Robinson - Feb 14th, 2024

    Running approximately 65 minutes without intermission, I Love You So Much I Could Die isn’t just theater, it’s an experience. The fact that I found it disturbing is a compliment to the playwright because she made me feel something, even though that something was emotionally unsettling. As Edward Albee said: “if the theater must bring us only what we can comfortably relate to, let us stop going entirely and sit in our rooms and contemplate our paunchy middles.”  

  • Stormin Norman’s Barbecue

    Just Off 1-95 in Kenly, N.C.

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 12th, 2024

    During our epic road trip to and from Florida we sniffed out barbecue. By default, we enjoyed many Mexican restaurants. In a hamlet off 1-95 we enjoyed authentic North Carolina grub at Stormin Norman's Barbecue.

  • Barrington Stage Celebrates Black History Month

    Free Event February 26

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 13th, 2024

    Barrington Stage Company’s Black Voices Matter Program is proud to present “Black History: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” on Monday, February 26 at 6:00pm at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden St.)  

  • Rhapsody in Blue 100th

    Link to Berkshire Jazz Performance

    By: Ed Bride - Feb 12th, 2024

    Berkshires Jazz got a jump on the centennial phenomenon last April, presenting the remarkable pianist Ted Rosenthal with the equally remarkable advanced strings ensemble from Kids 4 Harmony.  

  • Environmental Artist Harry Bartnick

    Launches Evocative Website

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 09th, 2024

    Harry Bartnick is a realist painter whose modernist aesthetic is deeply rooted in traditions of classicism. He refreshes and refines his vision through annual visits to Europe particularly the ruins of Italy. In recent years that has evolved into aerial depictions of nature ravaged by industrial and residential development. While framed as environmental commentary the works have an uncanny beauty that evoke a range of responses. Following a template, the artist has launched a website for his extensive and unique oeuvre.

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