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  • Abstract Artist Ellsworth Kelly at 92

    Graduate of Boston's Museum School

    Kelly
    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 28th, 2015

    In 2013 we interviewed abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly during an exhibition of his relief series in wood at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. A graduate of the Museum School he maintained close times with the city and its museum. He passed away yesterday at his home in Spencertown, New York.

  • Winning the Battle at Trias Batlle Winery

    Third Generation Winemakers

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jun 11th, 2016

    The winery, Trias Batlle was once a bulk wine producer. Now, the 3rd generation has brought the winery into the modern day era wine production and has taken in many followers.

  • How to Make Cava

    Giro del Gorner in Penedes, Catalonia, Spain Can Teach You

    Gabriel the winemaker
    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jun 12th, 2016

    Great wines and cava have been made at Giro del Gorner in Penedes Spain for the last 300 years. This article is about a family who has occupied the same land since 1595.

  • What's Next for Hamilton Winners

    From Broadway Sensation to Years on the Road

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 14th, 2016

    At about $150 each my pal and BFA contributor, Jack Lyons, managed to get a few "cheap seats" for the Broadway smash Hamilton. We even got to go back stage and chat with now Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. Back in November I asked him "what's next." It was a bit premature but all of the original contracts expire this summer. Its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has already announced plans to leave. The show will continue indefinitly on Broadway while several touring companies are launched.

  • Maud / Olson Library Launched

    Gloucester Writers Center Celebrates Poet Chales Olson

    By: GWC - Jun 18th, 2016

    Charles Olson (27 December 1910 – 10 January 1970) was a second generation American poet and link between Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the New American poets, which includes the New York School, the Black Mountain School, the Beat poets, and the San Francisco Renaissance. In his epic Maximus Poems he celebrated Gloucester which in turn honors him the the launch of the Maud/ Olson Library,

  • Ken Moffett at 81

    First Contemporary Curator of the MFA

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 22nd, 2016

    During the 1970s Kenworth Moffett, while a full professor at Wellesley College, was hired part time as the founding curator for contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts. After a long illness he passed away at the age of 81. Long after our days as aesthetic adversaries we remained friends. During annual visits to Palm Beach we would meet for lunch in Ft Lauderdale where he was director of its museum. In 2015 we collaborated on an extensive interview which is linked to this obituary.

  • First Berkshire Mountains Faerie Fest in Adams, MA

    A Family Day Built Around Fun and Fantasy, June 25

    Fest
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Jun 28th, 2016

    While looking into the concept of Faerie or Fairy Festivals, one might discover that there are quite a number of such events happening each year all over America. 'The Faerie Festival Bug' hit six months ago in the town of Adams, MA, among a group of believers, at the Adams Arts Advisory Board. They enlisted many participants, word spread quickly among like-minded fantasy lovers, and here is the result in photos and report of the First Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival.

  • Faerie Festival in Adams to Return in 2017

    J. K. Rowling Casts Spell on Mt Greylock

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 30th, 2016

    The enormously sucessful first Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival in Adams, Mass. was a midwinter brain storm of a group of local artists and activists. With this event they aspired to put Adams on the map as a community for artists and unbridled imagination. Now their ambition has been given a serendipitous boost. The Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has announced that her latest venture “Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry” takes place on Mt. Greylock. The Adams festival was staged in the shadow of the tallest peak in Massachusetts where wizards and faeries abound.

  • Garrison Keillor's Big Night

    Final Tanglewood Event and Broadcast

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jun 30th, 2016

    After 17 seasons at Tanglewood, Garrison Keillor retires from 'Prairie Home Companion.'

  • Ira J. Bilowit at 90

    Renowned New York Theatre Critic

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 22nd, 2016

    Although elderly and in poor health Ira J. Bilowit, who has passed away at 90, continued to cover and work in theatre. Just last November he was co-chair, with Sherry Eaker, of a New York conference of the American Theratre Critics Association. He was among the most respected and revered members of that organization.

  • Ultra Cosmic Gonzology

    Giuliano Book Launch in Gloucester

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 05th, 2016

    In a couple of weeks Ultra Cosmic Gonzology will be hot off the presses. Already word is spreading on Facebook. There was a recent sighting at a taco joint in Vermont. The offical book launch will be staged with a reading at the Gloucester Writers Center, on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 PM. The address is 126 East Main Street, Gloucester.

  • Carl Belz at 78

    For 24 Years Director of Rose Art Museum

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 03rd, 2016

    For 24 years Carl Belz was the director of the Rose Art Museum where he was a champion of regional artists with an emphasis on women. There was an annual major exhibition sponsored by Lois Foster who was later instrumental in his ouster when she and her husband Henry were the primary donors of an addition in their name designed by Graham Gund. Belz passed away recently at the age of 78.

  • Train, Yo-Yo Ma, Jeremy Denk and The B52's

    Tanglewood Rocks.

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Sep 04th, 2016

    The 2016 Tanglewood season come to a close with a long time commitment from Conductor Andris Nelsons to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2017.

  • Allyn Burrows Named Artistic Director

    No Stranger to Shakespeare & Company in Lenox

    By: S&Co. - Sep 08th, 2016

    Shakespeare & Company announces that actor and director, Allyn Burrows, a long-time member of the Company, has been named its new Artistic Director.

  • Stefan Stux Closes New York Gallery

    Started in Boston in 1980

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 12th, 2016

    When Stefan and Linda Stux, with a partner, opened a gallery on Newbury Street in Boston in 1980 it was a year before they made a sale. The partner left and they continued to support the gallery while working full time jobs. His brother asked how long he intended to maintain his "museum." The answer was "forever." But now that day has come with the closing of the New York gallery after some 35 years of ups and downs. Stefan and Linda had an enormous impact during the era of Boston's cultural revolution in the 1980s.

  • Former WBCN DJ Mark Parenteau at 66

    Last Years Marred by Scandal and Illness

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 09th, 2016

    During a golden age when WBCN was the Rock of Boston Mark Perenteau was a larger than life presence. A mega watt presence was the catalyst for both fame and fortune as well as scandal and demise. He died from complications following surgery at 66.

  • At Home With Lindsay Ann Crouse

    Reflecting on a Remarkable Life in Theatre

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 31st, 2016

    Having returned to Annisquam where she grew up during summers Lindsay Ann Crouse is performing annually with Gloucester Stage. We saw her launch the season with a lively and hilarious production of Lettice ad Lovage. As kids my sister Pip was Lindsay's age and I was a bit older than her brother Timothy. On a rainy day we met in her vintage village home and discussed a remarkable life in theatre with numerous stage, TV and film credits including an Oscar nomination and an Emmy.

  • Industrial Designer Richard Sapper (1932-2015)

    Iconic Industrial Designer Dead at 83

    Richard Sapper
    By: Mark Favermann - Jan 12th, 2016

    Iconic himself, Richard Sapper, an industrial designer whose sleek, precision-engineered prototypes spawned the Alessi espresso maker, the Tizio lamp and the IBM ThinkPad, died on Dec. 31 in Milan. He set the highest standards for industrial design in the latter half of the 20th Century and the early 21st Century.

  • Playwright Sharyn Rothstein Wins ATCA Award

    2015 Francesca Primus Prize for By the Water.

    By: ATCA - Jan 17th, 2016

    The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) announces that playwright Sharyn Rothstein has been awarded the 2015 Francesca Primus Prize for her play By the Water. Rothstein will receive the $10,000 award check immediately and be officially congratulated at an upcoming ATCA conference. Jointly sponsored by ATCA and the Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation, the Primus Prize is given annually to an emerging woman playwright.

  • ATCA Announces Playwriting Finalists

    Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award

    By: ATCA - Mar 13th, 2016

    The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2015.

  • Big Year for Bill Russell, One of Broadway's Best!

    BCEFA Benefit Premieres an Exciting 2016 for Lyricist Russell

    By: Deborah Heineman - Mar 25th, 2016

    Writer/Lyricist Bill Russell has brought us some of the best of on and off Broadway – yet many do not recognize his name. Creator of the moving and critically acclaimed Side Show, Russell recently staged a benefit performance of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS) at the Birdland Jazz Club in NYC which was spectacular. 2016 will be a big year for Russell, with world premieres and revivals of three of his shows (Side Show, Pageant, and premieres of both Brave New World and Unexpected Joy) in London and across the U.S. from Cape Cod to the Carolina's and the Black Hills of South Dakota!

  • Berkshire's Gonzo Poet Charles Giuliano

    Berkshire Fine Arts, LLC Launches Total Gonzo Poems

    By: BFA - Mar 29th, 2016

    April is National Poetry Month. Berkshire Fine Arts, LLC announces the publication of two books Shards of a Life and Total Gonzo Poems by Berkshire poet and arts critic Charles Giuliano. In July, 1970 he coined the word gonzo while telling an outrageous story. He was the first to publish gonzo in a rock review that summer for the former daily Boston Herald Traveler. With these two books and a third nearing completion Giuliano has morphed gonzo journalism into a vibrant, hip, compelling form of cutting edge poetry.

  • Brian Dennehy Special Guest for P'Town Gala

    Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

    Dennehy
    By: PTWTF - Mar 30th, 2016

    The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TWP Fest) announces that the multi-award-winning actor Brian Dennehy, recognized for his interpretation of many of Eugene O’Neill’s complex characters, will be the guest of honor at their annual dinner. The gala is to support this fall’s 11th festival, Eugene O’Neill and Tennessee Williams: Beyond Success with performances from theaters around the world throughout the charming seaside town from Sept 22 – 25, 2016. The Gala will take place on June 4.

  • Actress Irina Maleeva

    Appears in The Meddler with Susan Sarandon

    By: Jack Lyons - Apr 15th, 2016

    Irina Maleeva, born in Bulgaria but who has lived in the United States for over 40 years, started her movie career at the tender age of 14 while living in Italy. She was discovered by famed filmmaker Federico Fellini and went on to work with some of the premiere filmmakers including Orson Welles.

  • Eclipse Mill Book Launch May 6

    Event Features Five North Adams Authors

    Books
    By: Charles Giuliano - Apr 21st, 2016

    Five residents of the Eclipse Mill will present a book launch and reading in the gallery on Friday, May 6 at 8pm. The free event and reception will occur at 243 Union Street, North Adams, Mass. 01247. The participants include Charles Giuliano, Astrid Hiemer, Vin Jensen (Ien Nivens) and Sarah Sutro.

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