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  • Kristy Edmunds Joins MASS MoCA

    Second Director of North Adams Museum

    By: MoCA - Sep 23rd, 2021

    The Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) announces that Kristy Edmunds has been appointed as its new Director, following a 10-month international search and a unanimous decision by the Board. Edmunds comes to MASS MoCA from UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA), where she has served as the Executive and Artistic Director since 2011.

  • Billy Crystal at Barrington Stage Company

    Mr. Saturday Night a Work in Development

    By: Barrington - Sep 22nd, 2021

    Barrington Stage Company (BSC),welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Crystal in a presentation of a new musical in development, Mr. Saturday Night, on the Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street) for nine performances. A new musical comedy, Mr. Saturday Night is about one man’s meteoric rise to the middle. The musical is a work in development and will be presented with minimal set and costume pieces.  

  • Was It Me by Andrea Fulton

    Theatre for the New City is Live Again

    By: Rachel de Aragon - Sep 22nd, 2021

    Theater for the New City, Executive Director Crystal Field presents Andrea Fulton's Was it Me? Directed by Kymbali Craig, the play gives us a poignant peak into everyday life. Fulton probes the anguish of a woman burdened by an unresolved memory of a traumatizing assault in her childhood. Fulton brings the question of self blame to the fore as the woman asks:  “Was it something about me that made this happen?"

  • Young Composers at the Ojai Festival

    Free to Be an Individual in Sound

    By: Susan Hall - Sep 23rd, 2021

    John Adams writes about his release from the shackles binding  him as a Northeastern composer in the US.  Coming to California as a young man, he was at last able to write the music he heard, whatever shape it took.  He was free to be an individual. Each of the young composers featured prominently in Ojai 2021 has clearly benefited from Adams’ experience.

  • Jacob’s Pillow Announces Fall Artist Residencies

    Fourth Year of Pillow Lab

    By: Pillow - Sep 22nd, 2021

    Jacob’s Pillow announces this season’s artist residencies offered at the Pillow Lab, its year-round incubator of new work. The Fall 2021 recipients include jumatatu m. poe and Jermone Donte Beacham, Indigenous Enterprise, Taylor Stanley and Shamel Pitts, and Yve Laris Cohen.

  • Noorrrraaaaaaa  after Ibsen

    The Gorki Theater, Berlin

    By: Angelika Jansen - Sep 21st, 2021

    Just be aware. The premiere of Nora at Berlin's smallest theatre, The Gorki Theater, offers anything but the expected story line of Henrik Ibsen's famous 1879 play about a woman stepping out of a comfortable upper middle class family life to become independent.

  • The Ojai Music Festival Is Now

    John Adams Mixes a Potent Broth

    By: Susan Hall - Sep 22nd, 2021

    The annual Ojai Music Festival is arguably the most exciting music event in this country.  It “monitors the everchanging mood and directions of our musical atmosphere.” A challenge to be sure. A challenge which is richly met and then some.

  • The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown

    Branford’s new Legacy Theatre

    By: Karen Isaacs - Sep 20th, 2021

    The Last Five Years is a very popular musical with theaters; in part because it only needs two performers and minimal sets/costumes and partly because it tells a universal story of falling both in and out of love.

  • Abandoned Chicagoland: Rust on the Prairies

    By Jerry Olejniczak and Arcadia Publishing

    By: Nancy Bishop - Sep 20th, 2021

    This new book by Jerry Olejniczak is filled with images of sites demolished, transformed by decay, and sometimes overtaken by nature. Olejniczak (pronounced Oh-lay-KNEE-chalk) is an urbex photographer—a photographer as urban explorer.

  • Working by Studs Terkel

    Produced by Palo Alto Players

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 20th, 2021

    Terkel’s hometown beat was a great laboring town, Chicago, the City of Broad Shoulders.  From a lifetime of communing in his community and across the country, he produced powerful oral histories based on interviews, particularly “Working” (1974) and the Pulitzer Prize winning “The Good War” (1985).

  • Boston Sculptors ALight on MARS!

    Gloucester's Manship Artists Residency + Studios

    By: Ellen Schon - Sep 19th, 2021

    Inspired by the light and wonder of fireflies, 16 Boston Sculptors Gallery artists have been invited to exhibit their site-specific sculptural works on the grounds of the Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS) in Gloucester, MA. Paul Manship, celebrated sculptor of the Prometheus Fountain in New York City’s Rockefeller Center, established his summer residence and studio amid Cape Ann’s granite quarries.

  • Angela's Ashes: The Musical

    Irish Repertory Theatre's Frank McCourt's Memoir

    By: Susan Hall - Sep 19th, 2021

    Angela’s Ashes, a musical based on Frank McCourt’s fictionalized memoir of his early family life, is presented now in its musical version by Irish Repertory Theatre.  It is a conventional musical. Yet the memoir’s conventionality did not diminish the story’s deep resonance not only with immigrants, but with all readers who have experienced difficult childhoods. 

  • The Clark Art Institute Fall/Winter Exhibitions

    Competing Currents: 20th-Century Japanese Prints

    By: Clark - Sep 17th, 2021

    The Clark Art Institute announces its fall/winter 2021 exhibition schedule featuring two new exhibitions. Competing Currents: 20th-Century Japanese Prints explores two parallel Japanese print-making movements through the Clark’s collection of shin-hanga and s?saku-hanga works while Hue & Cry: French Printmaking and the Debate Over Colors explores the surprising but steady opposition to printed color over the nineteenth century in France. The yearlong exhibition Erin Shirreff: Remainders is on view through January 2, 2022. 

  • Morgan Bulkeley at Yezerski Gallery

    Carved and Painted

    By: Yezerski - Sep 17th, 2021

    A resident of Western Massachusetts, Morgan Bulkeley was the subject of a retrospective at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. His career began as a seminal artist of the Boston scene. His exhibition at Yezerski Gallery remains on view through October 15.

  • William Beckman: Five Decades of Self-Portraits

    At NY's Forum Gallery

    By: Forum - Sep 17th, 2021

    From September 23 to November 6, 2021, Forum Gallery will celebrate William Beckman’s 50 years of self-portraiture with an exhibition of seventeen paintings and drawings made between 1976 and 2021. The exhibition, William Beckman: Five Decades of Self-Portraits, will present important examples from each decade beginning with 1976 and will include a group of current paintings, illuminating the Artist’s singular and ongoing contribution to the field.

  • Marjorie Kaye at Galatea Fine Art

    Energy Fields and Artifacts

    By: Galatea - Sep 16th, 2021

    Marjorie Kaye is a painter and sculptor residing and working North of Boston. Her work is an exploration of Sacred Geometry, organic forms, the relationships of color, and are kinetic and energetic. Her exhibition, Energy Fields and Artifacts, opens at Galatea Fine Art on October 1.

  • Domaine des Hospices de Nuits

    Videos of Harvest

    By: Domaine - Sep 17th, 2021

    This Friday, September 17, the Domaine des Hospices de Nuits begins its harvest on its plots in the heart of Burgundy. Discover in video all the work 1) in the cellar 2) in the vineyard and 3) admire the beauty of the Pinot Noir clusters on one of the Domaine's Old Vines.

  • The Story Box Presented by Here

    Suzi Takahashi Dramatizes Truth and Reconciliation

    By: Susan Hall - Sep 16th, 2021

     Written and performed by Suzi Takahashi and directed by Kristin Marting, The Story Box explores the importance of safeguarding our civil rights through the lens of Japanese American identity. Using kamishibai (a traditional Japanese storytelling method), coupled with Takahashi’s own family history and original music, this show takes audience members on a 230-year journey through our country’s problematic treatment of Asian immigrants.

  • A Different Kind of Self Portrait

    A nine-and-a-half-feet tall mastodon

    By: Aaron Krause - Sep 16th, 2021

    Jess the Mastodon is puppet artist Jim Hammond's self-portrait -- kind of. Hammond designed Jess for Theatre Lab's production of The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons. The professional company based on Boca Raton's Florida Atlantic University campus is staging the play about dreams coming true.

  • Iphigenia at MASS MoCA

    Composer Wayne Shorter, Librettist and Performer esperanza spalding

    By: MoCA - Sep 15th, 2021

    In Iphigenia, two of the most visionary and daring musical voices of our time—composer Wayne Shorter and librettist and performer esperanza spalding—have created a modern operatic re-imagining of the ancient tale of a daughter sacrificed to the gods. The set is designed by luminary architect Frank Gehry. Performances in the Hunter Center are Friday, November 5, 8pm & Saturday, November 6, 8pm

  • Boston Pops Holiday Concerts

    Return to Live Music at Symphony Hall

    By: BSO - Sep 15th, 2021

    The Boston Pops announces the return of the ever-popular Holiday Pops season at Symphony Hall, December 2 through 24. Under the direction of Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, the 2021 Holiday Pops season celebrates the reunion of the Pops with its devoted patrons, while the orchestra also welcomes new audience members to experience the sights and sounds of these special concerts with the one-and-only Boston Pops Orchestra.

  • Walking Evil by Mark St. Germain

    A Hilarious True Story of a Possessed Hellhound

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 14th, 2021

    The renowned playwright, Mark Saint Germain. has published his first non theatrical book. A true story, Walking Evil, is a hilarious account of the author's epic battle with his wife's dog Evie. Named Evil by St. Germain the hellhound is in league with the devil. The cur destroys everything in sight including a thirty five year marriage. Clearly not a work of fiction you can't make up such an incredible and riveting story. Indeed the devil is in the details of this compelling book.

  • Ready To Cast Off at Blue Heron Gallery Online

    By Artists Duo schiffernolandstudio

    By: Blue Heron - Sep 14th, 2021

    Blue Heron Gallery Online, a virtual art gallery, will be presenting the work of schiffernolandstudio, a Peggy Schiffer and Sam Noland collaborative. In both the abstract works and the real-life works, digital images are created and joined in series.  In the case of the abstract work, paintings are created on glass and photographed; the paintings are then washed off and the glass is reused.  The digital image becomes the art.  In the case of the other photographs, they are presented in a way that tells a story. 

  • WAM Theatre's US premiere of KAMLOOPA

    Staged at Shakespeare & Company

    By: WAM - Sep 15th, 2021

    WAM Theatre to present the US premiere of KAMLOOPA: AN INDIGENOUS MATRIARCH STORY by Kim Senklip Harvey, winner of Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award for English Language Drama, directed by Estefanía Fadul (WAM’s Native Gardens, The Oregon Trail). COVID safe live performances of this new comedy, will be presented at Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre in Lenox.

  • Be Here Now at Lyric Stage

    By Deborah Zoe Laufer

    By: Lyric - Sep 15th, 2021

    A quirky romantic comedy about a professor of nihilism who experiences joy for the first time in her life.

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