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  • Jane Hudson’s Tarot

    Vernissage and Reading

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 23rd, 2023

    Last night I sat for my first ever Tarot reading. Well, Kindah. Not a full reading but just one card and a brief analysis. The format was devised to accommodate many visitors. Jane Hudson became energized explaining the significance of The Tower.  

  • POTUS: Or Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

    A President's Improprieties Trigger a Zany Cavalcade of Events

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 22nd, 2023

    The subtitle of the play suggests where it’s going.  But if you think that it may simply be misandristic, that wouldn’t be correct.  Given the crazy antics of these females who are close to the president, you could just as easily add the word dumbass in front of the word women.  In any case, the result is “POTUS,” a farce that had Berkeley Rep’s opening night audience laughing with glee from start to finish. But it's not for everyone.

  • John Zorn Celebrates 70

    Who Knew Classical Music Could be So Much Fun

    By: Susan Hall - Sep 22nd, 2023

    One of the reasons John Zorn’s music attracts is that it’s so damn much fun. Leaping on and off the stage to introduce the numbers in his first of many 70th birthday celebrations at the Miller Theatre at Columbia, Zorn looked like he was going to last forever. And let’s hope he does. 

  • The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd

    Theatre Lab in Boca Raton

    By: Aaron Krause - Sep 21st, 2023

    The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd is about a 12-year-old computer genius who convinces her uncle to travel back in time to repair her parents' relationship. A strong Florida Premiere production is running through Oct. 8 at Theatre Lab on Florida Atlantic University's campus in Boca Raton. The play won the 2022 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwrighting Competition at Alliance Theatre, where the world premiere production took place.

  • Il Trovatore

    One of Verdi's Most Challenging and Emotional Operas

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 19th, 2023

    The title character is Manrico, a troubadour and leader of a Roma troupe.  Unbeknownst to anyone but his adoptive mother, he is of noble blood and the brother of his arch enemy, Count di Luna.  They contest not only in the communal and political world but for the love of a woman, Leonora.

  • American Tenor Stephen Gould Dies at 61

    His Performances Were Always A Treat

    By: Susan Hall - Sep 20th, 2023

    Berkshire Fine Arts was fortunate to hear Stephen Gould sing Parsifal in Bayreuth two years ago. He retired from Bayreuth this summer when he was diagnosed with incurable cancer.

  • Lunar Eclipse By Donald Marguiles

    World Premiere at Shakespeare & Company

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 18th, 2023

    Lunar Eclipse, by Pulitzer prize winner, Donald Marguiles is having its world premiere at Shakespeare & Company. Directed by James Warwick it stars Karen Allen and Reed Birney. The playwright digs deep into the long marriage of the farmer and his wife. The drama of loss, legacy and end of life play out in the phases of an eclipse. The taut one act play is emotionally invasive.

  • Bald Sisters

    A Clash of Cultural and Family Values.

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 19th, 2023

    One Cambodian-American sister has married a Christian pastor and has remained in Dallas, where the mother had resettled the family. The younger sister had moved to New York City, rejecting some of the family's values, but reconnecting with Buddhism. When their mother dies, the sisters face conflicts that extend well beyond dealing with death rites.

  • The Addams Family

    A Fun Look At The Ghoulish Family

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 16th, 2023

    Horrors! Guess who's coming to dinner. Gomez and Morticia's daughter Wednesday has fallen in love and wants to marry a "normal" young man. She has even invited him and his family over for a meal. What can be done to stop such a fearsome turn of events?

  • The Happiest Man on Earth by Mark St. Germain Returns

    Back by Popular Demand at Barrington Stage Company

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 16th, 2023

    By popular demand Barrington Stage Company brings back a world premiere by Mark St Germain on the stage that bears his name. The Happiest Man on Earth is a one-man show based on the holocaust memoir The Happiest Man on Earth published by Eddie Jaku when he was one hundred years old. It is profoundly performed by Kenneth Tigar.

  • Williams '62 Center Season

    Performances Open to the Public

    By: Williams - Sep 15th, 2023

    The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance unveiled its nineteenth season of extraordinary theatre, music, and dance programming for the Williams College community and beyond.  

  • Ellen Shattuck Pierce Taking Place

    Boston's Hall Space

    By: Hall Space - Sep 15th, 2023

    Hall Space presents Ellen Shattuck PIerce "Taking Place." It's a lively exhibition of relief and hand colored laser prints.

  • Crowns

    An Uplifting Celebration of African-American Women and Hats They Wear To Church

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 14th, 2023

    Hats are an integral part of the African-American woman's church attendance. Playwright Regina Taylor celebrates not only hats but the women that wear them - their fortitude, their triumphs, and their tragedies. Animated vignettes and a gospel dominated song book provide for a rousing entertainment.

  • Five Guys Named Moe

    MNM Theatre Company in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Sep 12th, 2023

    MNM Theatre Company in West Palm Beach is presenting a vibrant production of the acclaimed musical revue, "Five Guys Named Moe." The production runs through Sept. 24 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. In the show, through music, the titular characters hope to change the life of a drunken man whose wife has left him.

  • Romeo and Juliet - Gounod's Opera

    Fine Voices and Acting of Young Opera San Jose Cast Carry Opera

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 11th, 2023

    "Romeo and Juliet" reigns as the touchstone of love stories centuries after its creation. But the play offers depth of meaning and cautions in many other social realms which contribute to its greatness. Adapted in many genres, Gounod's opera remains perhaps the most compelling and enduring realization. Its lush music and tight adherence to the Bard's work yield a timeless masterpiece.

  • Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical

    Dominique Morisseau's Second Musical About Black Song In The Late 20th Century at San Francisco's ACT

    By: Victor Cordell - Sep 08th, 2023

    After her Broadway success with "Ain't Too Proud," which also premiered in the Bay Area, Morisseau pays homage to "Soul Train," the syndicated TV show that became the Black community's "American Bandstand." The playwright also successfully integrates a warts-and-all biography of creator and longtime host, Don Cornelius.

  • New Federal Theatre Opens Fall Season

    Gala and Micki Grant Premiere Directed by Woodie King Jr.

    By: Susan Hall - Sep 09th, 2023

    For over five decades, the New Federal Theatre has presented undiscovered talent like Denzel Washington, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, S. Epatha Merkerson, Issa Rae, La Tanya Richardson Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chadwick Boseman, and Morgan Freeman in their first stage appearances. They premiered For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide. Led. by Woodie King Jr. and now Elizabeth Van Dyke, the New Federal Theatre is a national treasure.

  • Belonging and Stillness

    By: Cheng Tong - Sep 06th, 2023

    In the morning, we play qigong for about 90 minutes to circulate the qi we had gathered the previous evening throughout our entire body.  The Heavenly Horse Qigong routine is designed to work various areas of the body, and to prepare the body for whatever the day has in store for us.

  • WBCN Legend Charles Laquidara

    Pairs With Matt Siegel for Benefit Event

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 07th, 2023

    “An Afternoon with Charles Laquidara & Matt Siegel,” moderated by Joyce Kulhawik, is a fundraiser for the Paul “Tank” Sferruzza Scholarship Fund. The late Sferruzza was a sports director at WBCN and WZLX. The event is at City Winery Saturday, September 9.

  • Adam Tendler and Cage at the Crypt

    Andrew Ousley's Death Defying Death of Classical

    By: Susan Hall - Sep 08th, 2023

    Leave it to the brilliant impresario Andrew Ousley and his music series, Death of Classical,  to bring us an incredible and surprising evening of John Cage music. Before Cage moved on to the concepts of indeterminacy and chance, he composed more conventionally arced works for the prepared piano, in which screws were systematically and specifically applied to some strings in a grand piano, Cage clearly began in one place and ended up in another.  Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano is a deliberate whole. 

  • Lenox Jazz Stroll

    Schedule Updates

    By: Jazz - Sep 05th, 2023

    The Mill Town Foundation has announced an updated schedule for the Lenox Jazz Stroll. The timeframe will be the same as always, on the third weekend in September, but the times and some of the details have changed.  

  • Pause at Eclipe Mill Gallery

    Debi Pendel and Melanie Mowinski

    By: Eclipse - Sep 05th, 2023

    Melanie and I have wanted to collaborate for years, and finally decided to pause our other work to make it happen. Within the exhibit, we asked ourselves and now our viewers to pause time and consider something larger than our day-to-day selves and to ponder the deeper ideas of our existence.

  • Tanz im August in Berlin

    With 19 World-Wide Dance Companies

    By: Angelika Jansen - Sep 02nd, 2023

    Tanz im Augus is the Berlin showcase for contemporary international dance. Organized, as usually, by the theater Hebbel am Ufer (HAU).

  • Ballet Hispánico

    Launches Tour in Connecticut

    By: Ballet - Sep 05th, 2023

    Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s largest Latinx cultural organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures, announces a 2023-24 Season tour stop at Garde Arts Center on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 8pm.

  • Jane Hudson Cuts the Deck

    Tarot on the Go

    By: Jane Hudson - Sep 02nd, 2023

    In late 2019 I made a piece (later to become The Chariot) and a friend suggested that I pursue a series based on the Tarot. Up to that point I had not worked in series, allowing myself to explore developing imagery as it occurred to me. Of course when Covid hit, I was faced with isolation and focused studio time, so the project took shape then. 

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