Charles Giuliano


Publisher & Editor. Charles was the director of exhibitions for the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University where he taught art history and the humanities. He taugh tModern Art and the Avant-garde for Metropolitan College of Boston University. After many years as a contributor, columnist and editor for a range of print publications from Art New England, Art News, the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Herald Traveler and Patriot Ledger, to mention a few, he went on line with Maverick Arts which evolved into a website.

Recent Articles:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird Front Page

    At the Shubert Theater

    By: Karen Isaacs - Mar 23rd, 2019

    Aaron Sorkin received permission from author Harper Lee before she died in 2016. However, when Tonja Carter whom Lee had named as her personal representative, learned of some of the changes lawsuits ensued. Eventually the matter was settled.

  • Musical Chess at CVRep Front Page

    Premiere at New Venue in Cathedral City

    By: Jack Lyons - Mar 21st, 2019

    “CHESS,” is a musical written by three giants of the Broadway stage: librettist Richard Nelson, lyricist Tim Rice, and a musical score composed by two members of the world-famous Swedish pop music group ABBA: Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. It was a glorious evening several years in the making, but the result is a stunning Broadway-like venue of comfortable 208 seats to please even the fussiest of theatre-goers.

  • Juno and the Paycock by O'Casey Front Page

    At Irish Repertory Theatre

    By: Nancy Bishop - Mar 21st, 2019

    Sean O’Casey, considered one of Ireland’s finest playwrights, was born in the Dublin slums and was involved in the Irish Nationalist cause for years. His Dublin trilogy focuses on the Irish wars and their impact on the Irish people. Irish Repertory, New York’s distinguished Irish theater company, is in the midst of its O’Casey Cycle, three plays by Sean O’Casey set during the Irish war for independence and the civil war that followed.

  • Colombian-Belgian Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Front Page

    Recipient of 2019 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award.

    By: Pillow - Mar 20th, 2019

    Jacob’s Pillow announces that internationally sought-after Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is the recipient of the 2019 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award.

  • The Barber of Seville Front Page

    At Livermore Valley Opera

    By: Victor Cordell - Mar 20th, 2019

    In the opera canon, The Barber of Seville is one of relatively few that can ease many unfamiliar with opera into enjoying it.

  • WBCN: The American Revolution Front Page

    Award Winning Documentary Film by Bill Lichtenstein

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 19th, 2019

    Recently, WBCN: The American Revolution had its first public screening at DC Independent Film Festival. It was judged Winner Best Documentary 2019. Bill Lichtenstein launched the project in 2009. There was at the time no archive dedicated to the legendary alternative rock station. Now there is as the film conflates talking heads, images, sound tracks and vintage footage. More than a radio station, WBCN provided the sound track and social media platform for the coming of age of 250,000 college students during an era of war, protest, and a dynamic counterculture.

  • Hairspray at Oregon Shakespeare Front Page

    Baltimore Based Musical Packs Hefty Impact

    By: Victor Cordell - Mar 18th, 2019

    Hairspray challenges prejudices against women who lack an idealized body type and pushes for racial integration and acceptance of non-binary genders. It slyly and adroitly conveys its message even to conservative audiences through an entertaining package of sympathetic characters and shared enjoyment.

  • Mother Road by Octavio Solis Front Page

    At Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    By: Victor Cordell - Mar 17th, 2019

    Mother Road by Octavio Solis is produced by Oregon Shakespeare Festival and plays in repertory at its August Bowmer Theatre in Ashland, Oregon through October 26, 2019. The tone of Mother Road successfully drifts between realism and dream state, between drama and comedy.

  • True West at Roundabout Theatre Front Page

    With Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano

    By: Nancy Bishop - Mar 17th, 2019

    True West, Roundabout Theatre’s staging of the Sam Shepard play, stars two fine actors—Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano. It’s a play that descends from brotherly rivalry to rage and chaos, amidst a dozen toasters and piles of toast. And then Mom arrives home from vacation to her little tract house east of LA and her sons turn into little boys—briefly.

  • Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee Front Page

    Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    Joe Ngo as Chum, Brooke Ishibashi as Sothea, Moses Villarama as Ted, Jane Lui as Pou. All photos by Jenny Graham.
    By: Victor Cordell - Mar 17th, 2019

    In Lauren Yee’s tense and scintillating comedy/drama, Cambodian Rock Band, lead character Chum had escaped Cambodia during the height of the atrocities and resettled in Massachusetts. It is produced by Oregon Shakespeare Festival and plays in repertory through October 27, 2019.

  • Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O'Casey Front Page

    NY's Irish Repertory Theatre

    By: Nancy Bishop - Mar 16th, 2019

    Sean O’Casey’s play, The Shadow of a Gunman, now on stage at Irish Repertory Theatre, tricks us into thinking this might be a comedy about drunken and verbose Irishmen.

  • The Rape of Lucretia Front Page

    Review at Boston Lyric Opera

    By: Doug Hall - Mar 16th, 2019

    Boston Lyric Opera’s production and interpretation of Benjamin Britten’s contemporary tragic opera “The Rape of Lucretia” is once again an example of a willingness and commitment to perform dramatically intense and socially relevant subject matter.

  • Andy Warhol—From A to Z and Back Again Front Page

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    By: Nancy Bishop - Mar 12th, 2019

    The Warhol exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art leads you through the commercial illustrations, personal drawings, paintings, prints, photos, silkscreens, films, videos, music production, his Factory years and more. The last galleries show his giant Mao painting, works in collaboration with Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the 35-foot mural titled Camouflage Last Supper 1986, a rendition of the Last Supper under camouflage print.

  • Judas Kiss in Pasadena Front Page

    Just Wilde About Oscar

    By: Jack Lyons - Mar 12th, 2019

    “The Judas Kiss”, written by playwright Hare, is deftly directed by Boston Court’s co-artistic director Michael Michetti, and, boldly explores Hare’s raison d’etre for his roman a clef story. Act One of the play is set in the Cadogan Hotel in London, in 1895.

  • Diana The Musical Front Page

    Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

    By: Jack Lyons - Mar 12th, 2019

    La Jolla Playhouse presents a new musical about Diana and Charles who as heir to the British throne, at 70, is still waiting. For global fans she was a fairybook princess in real life.

  • Earth Wind and Fire at Tanglewood Front Page

    Friday June 28 at 7 PM

    By: BSO - Mar 12th, 2019

    n Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m., Earth, Wind & Fire returns to Tanglewood, bringing its U.S. tour to the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Earth, Wind & Fire are a music institution. Over a five-decade history, they have sold out concerts all around the globe, scored eight number one hits, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.

  • Glory: A Life Among Legends Front Page

    By Dr. Glory Van Scott

    By: Doug Hall - Mar 10th, 2019

    “GLORY: A Life Among Legends” is a testament to “the power of art, to the power of commitment, to the power of education, and how taken together they can change a culture.”

  • Trenton Doyle Hancock at MASS MoCA Front Page

    Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 10th, 2019

    There is always anticipation and suspense when MASS MoCA opens another year long exhibition in its vast Building Five. The current installation is Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass by cartoonist, conceptual artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. This time it seems that the generally dead serious curators just want to have fun. It is a show for children of all ages.

  • Rock Archivist David Bieber Part Two Front Page

    Boston Media and Counterculture

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 09th, 2019

    Several years ago The Fenway Motor Inn, morphed into the boutique, rock themed, Verb Hotel. David Bieber was commissioned to provide vintage memorabelia from his vast archive. Since then, with a small staff, he has been unpacking and cataloguing the collection. He also worked with the late Stephen Mindich to archive The Phoenix material at Northeastern University. Bieber discusses an era in the counterculture of Boston when there was a community of music makers, promo men, writers and DJs. Rent was cheap compared to now and we were living large on other people's money.

  • Boston Rock Archivist David Bieber Front Page

    Collection of 600,000 Objects

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 07th, 2019

    The vast archive of some 600,000 objects was a primary source for the Bill Lichtenstein film WBCN: The American Revolution. When in college David Bieber became a campus correspondent for Billboard Magazine. In graduate school at Boston University he wrote a thesis on the impact of WBCN and the growing counterculture media on changing the mainstream of Top 40 radio and the straight press. He became music director of WBUR and went on to work for WBCN and the Boston Phoenix. He provides an insightful overview of an era of social and poltical change for the vast college/ youth market in Boston.

  • Al Perry Talks About WBCN Front Page

    Former Station Manager

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 05th, 2019

    While many during the Golden Age of WBCN had their heads in the clouds former station manager, Al Perry, had his feet on the ground. Somebody had to stay straight and pay the bills. He is a talking head in Bill Lichtenstein's documentary film WBCN: The American Revolution.

  • WBCN and the American Revolution Front Page

    Bill Lichtenstein Discusses His Documentary Film

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 03rd, 2019

    On March 7 the documentary film WBCN and the American Revolution will have a sneak preview at the DC Film Festival. On March 9, 12 and 13 there will be screenings at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose. A world premiere is being planned for Boston in April. The day after wrapping the film Bill Lichtenstein discussed the project which started in 2006. The story of WBCN is set against events from the launch of the radical FM station in 1968 to developments surrounding the resignation of Richard Nixon seven years later.

  • Lil’ Britain in Bennington Restaurants

    Authentic London Fish and Chips Shop

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 01st, 2019

    When in Bennington, Vermont we have a new go to place for cheap eats. While simple and unpretentious Lil's Britain serves authentic fish and chips, bangers and mashed, and standard pub food.

  • York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Front Page

    Restaging Interesting and Worthy Flops

    By: Karen Isaacs - Mar 01st, 2019

    For 25 years, the York Theatre Company annually has done their “Musicals in Mufti” series featuring little know musicals, flops and those that closed out of town: Minimal sets/props/lighting, a small combo or just a piano, cast with script in hand and in their own clothes

  • Bauhaus in Chicago Front Page

    100 Years Celebrated at Elmhurst Art Museum

    By: Nancy Bishop - Mar 01st, 2019

    The Whole World a Bauhaus, the 100th anniversary exhibit of Bauhaus work, is now on display at the Elmhurst Art Museum. There are national and global Bauhaus exhibitions. This one is on view in Chicago.

  • Next >>