Jared Bowen http://wgbhnews.org en Arts This Week: Apes, Patriots, And Free Music http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-apes-patriots-and-free-music <p></p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.dawnofapes.com/" target="_blank">Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">In Theaters Friday.</em></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:37:22 +0000 Jared Bowen 26325 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Apes, Patriots, And Free Music Arts This Week In NYC: Violet, Cabaret and Hedwig http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-nyc-violet-cabaret-and-hedwig <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's a tough part of my job, really, to visit New York City and check out the theater scene. If you are inclined to make the same trek to the Big Apple—which I encourage—here are a few plays not to miss during your stay.</span></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/violet.aspx" target="_blank">Violet</a> </strong><em> Presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company, it plays through August 10th at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.</em></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Jared Bowen 25974 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week In NYC: Violet, Cabaret and Hedwig Arts This Week: Bulger vs. US, Fyvush Finkel and Fun Fridays http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-bulger-vs-us-fyvush-finkel-and-fun-fridays <p></p><p>Before you indulge in the deluge of summer blockbuster films, consider this documentary with its scathing presentation of the role law enforcement played in the Bulger case. Next, plan some early Friday departures to take advantage of the 60+ venues swinging open their doors free to the public through the summer months.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:59:31 +0000 Jared Bowen 25663 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Bulger vs. US, Fyvush Finkel and Fun Fridays Madeleine Albright Gets Right To The Point— Even At Wellesley College http://wgbhnews.org/post/madeleine-albright-gets-right-point-even-wellesley-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From lizards and snakes to mushrooms and monkeys, from antique eagles to homemade hearts, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s collection of pins is on display at Wellesley College.</span></p><p>The exhibition, “<a href="http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/41963" target="_blank">Read My Pins</a>,” has toured the nation and stopped at Albright’s alma mater for a special visit. WGBH spoke with Secretary Albright, famous for her diplomatic usage of brooches and pins, about some of her favorites and the stories behind them.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:08:59 +0000 Jared Bowen & Danny Lamere 25342 at http://wgbhnews.org Madeleine Albright Gets Right To The Point— Even At Wellesley College Arts This Week: Madeleine Albright's Pins, Dramatic Drone Warfare http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-madeleine-albrights-pins-dramatic-drone-warfare <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A surprisingly inviting look at the art of diplomacy and an intense play about living in a world of drone warfare highlight this week's arts picks.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:06:15 +0000 Jared Bowen 25341 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Madeleine Albright's Pins, Dramatic Drone Warfare Arts This Week: Gidion's Knot, Hodges And Kunstkammers http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-gidions-knot-hodges-and-kunstkammers <p></p><p>There's an unintentional theme of the peculiar in the Arts to present this week. A play of an unexpected parent-teacher conference for a child who has died is fraught with tension and opens up to the larger conversation around bullying and culpability. An artist's work on view at the ICA gives visitors the immersive experience of burial and his dead mother's favorite perfume. A coatroom in the MFA becomes an alcove for curious collections and the Seattle Symphony leaves many puzzled after a pop song performance.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:44:55 +0000 Jared Bowen 24970 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Gidion's Knot, Hodges And Kunstkammers Boston Arts: More Economic Punch Than All Four Sports Teams Combined http://wgbhnews.org/post/boston-arts-more-economic-punch-all-four-sports-teams-combined <p></p><p>The Arts can be a nebulous term, including everything from street performances to grand concerts, &nbsp;fringe theater companies to big Broadway-bound shows, local artists dotting canvases to masters gracing museum walls. What’s no longer nebulous though—the arts are an economic engine.&nbsp;</p><p>A new report by the non-profit group ArtsBoston reveals the arts are a $1.4 billion annual industry in Greater Boston. That’s no surprise to developer and philanthropist Ron Druker.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:27:56 +0000 Jared Bowen 24869 at http://wgbhnews.org Boston Arts: More Economic Punch Than All Four Sports Teams Combined Turner's Maritime Paintings At PEM http://wgbhnews.org/post/turners-maritime-paintings-pem <p>The Peabody Essex Museum sets us sail for summer with its newest show, Turner &amp; the Sea. This is a first-ever look at the British master’s half-century long attraction to ocean.</p><p>The sea has always had an allure for many, from the sailors looking for adventure to those seeking solace, from poets to painters. But there is one artist, says curator Daniel Finamore of the Peabody Essex Museum, who captured it like no other. That is famed British painter J. M. W. Turner.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:34:23 +0000 Jared Bowen 24734 at http://wgbhnews.org Turner's Maritime Paintings At PEM Arts This Week: Smart Patients, Smart Moms, Smart People http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-smart-patients-smart-moms-smart-people <p></p><p>Two courageous teens rely on love to face cancer, director Diane Paulus expresses all she is glad she learned from her mother in a new Cirque du Soleil performance, and playwright Lydia Diamond treats issues of prejudice with comedy, smartly.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2013-2014/Smart-People/" target="_blank">Smart People</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, it plays at the Calderwood Pavilion through June 29th.</em></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:26:38 +0000 Jared Bowen 24693 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Smart Patients, Smart Moms, Smart People Arts This Week: Prospero, Turner And The Stormy Sea http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-prospero-turner-and-stormy-sea <p></p><p>Two men looking at the sea—one learns to harness its strength, even as he is jailed by it. The other learns to render it on canvas for others to see its power and might.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/tempest-0" target="_blank">The Tempest</a>,</strong> <em> Plays at the American Repertory Theater’s Loeb Drama Center through June 15th.</em></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:33:40 +0000 Jared Bowen 24325 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Prospero, Turner And The Stormy Sea Arts this Week: Sondheim, Stephen King and Foodtrucks http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-sondheim-stephen-king-and-foodtrucks <p></p><p>Sondheim's outrageous co-opting of our beloved fairy tales never gets old, and in this rendition of <em>Into the Woods, </em>the Lyric Stage Company rises to the musical challenges . It's sure to delight. Meanwhile, setting Stephen King to music was a mistake in the 1980s, and despite the Speakeasy's attempt to contextualize the story within how our society now views bullying, the play remains difficult to deliver.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 15:54:29 +0000 Jared Bowen 24009 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts this Week: Sondheim, Stephen King and Foodtrucks Arts This Week: Modern Dance and Modernized Monsters http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-modern-dance-and-modernized-monsters <p>The Boston Ballet under the artistic direction of Mikko Nissinen is delivering fantastic and ultra modern performances, while outside, the dreams of many to dance in public are realized because one choreographer is willing to take his training on the road. Plus, Godzilla saves the day again, and looks good doing it.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.bostonballet.org/pricked/" target="_blank">Pricked</a></strong> <em> Presented by Boston Ballet, it plays at the Boston Opera House through May 18th.</em></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 04:42:56 +0000 Jared Bowen 23690 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Modern Dance and Modernized Monsters Arts This Week: Sontag, Fed Up and Neighbors http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-sontag-fed-and-neighbors <p></p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=sontag" target="_blank">Sontag: Reborn</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Plays at ArtsEmerson’s Paramount Center through May 18th.</em></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:01:18 +0000 Jared Bowen 23321 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Sontag, Fed Up and Neighbors Mr. Showoff: Eugene Lee Designs From Providence To Broadway http://wgbhnews.org/post/mr-showoff-eugene-lee-designs-providence-broadway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tony-winning set designer Eugene Lee is the man responsible for the indelible look of Broadway productions </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Oz</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Wicked</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, as well as the television sets for&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday Night Live</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the new home for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Fri, 02 May 2014 19:29:21 +0000 Jared Bowen 22792 at http://wgbhnews.org Mr. Showoff: Eugene Lee Designs From Providence To Broadway Arts This Week: Barefoot Designer, Seven Bottoms and Fading Gigolo http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-barefoot-designer-seven-bottoms-and-fading-gigolo <p></p><p>Make art your way! This week we meet a designer redefining fashion through the perspective of her roots, irreverent comics telling outrageous versions of fairy tales, and an actor-turned-writer delves into the most ancient profession. In addition, all this week visitors can explore numerous kinds of art popping up around the Boston region.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:32:47 +0000 Jared Bowen 22986 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Barefoot Designer, Seven Bottoms and Fading Gigolo 'Tell It With Pride': African Americans And The Civil War http://wgbhnews.org/post/tell-it-pride-african-americans-and-civil-war <p>At the top of Beacon Hill, directly across from the Statehouse, sits the Shaw Memorial by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Jared Bowen 22677 at http://wgbhnews.org 'Tell It With Pride': African Americans And The Civil War Arts This Week: The Wholehearted, BYSO And Only Lovers http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-wholehearted-byso-and-only-lovers <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week hear about multimedia feats in theater, magic in the orchestra and an art house spin on the Vampire genre.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><a href="https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=wholehearted" target="_blank">The Wholehearted,</a></strong> <em> Presented by ArtsEmerson, it plays at the Paramount Center through April 27th.</em></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:23:52 +0000 Jared Bowen 22584 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: The Wholehearted, BYSO And Only Lovers Arts this Week: Learning From The Past http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-learning-past <p>From examinations of our childhood to memorializing tragic events, how we mark important moments in our past—and sometimes confront those memories—can make all the difference in our present.</p><p></p><p><strong><a href="http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/shape-she-makes" target="_blank">The Shape She Makes,</a></strong> <em> Plays at the American Repertory Theater’s Oberon space through April 27th.</em></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:40:50 +0000 Jared Bowen 22291 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts this Week: Learning From The Past 'We respond. We endure… We own the finish line!' http://wgbhnews.org/post/we-respond-we-endure-we-own-finish-line <p></p><p>Yesterday there was the collective exhale in Boston. It was the day marking the end of one year of shock, anguish and recovery. The day was, as the Reverend Liz Walker explained, <em>a rising.</em></p><p>“Up from the deep, out of the shadows, through the sting and darkness of death; from the shock of the blow and the recoil from the horror, there is a rising,” she declared to some 2500 people packed into the Hynes convention center this afternoon for a marathon memorial.</p><p>The event was titled <em>The Tribute</em>--to the victims, to the responders, to the survivors.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:49:10 +0000 Jared Bowen 22224 at http://wgbhnews.org 'We respond. We endure… We own the finish line!' Arts This Week: Expressing Our History, Ourselves http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-expressing-our-history-ourselves <p></p><p>Here are four very distinct ways to contemplate expressions of passion and beauty within a historical context, from artful metal craft that went with men into battle, to life for Cubans in exile, to understanding what mattered to classical composers or, more recently, how one gay man's encounters with hatred taught him to embrace himself when nobody else would.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:05:25 +0000 Jared Bowen 21965 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Expressing Our History, Ourselves Arts This Week: Heartbeat Of Home, Matelli Exhibit, Rich Girl http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-heartbeat-home-matelli-exhibit-rich-girl <p></p><p>Following up twenty years after <em>Riverdance</em> stole the hearts of audiences, a new generation of phenomenal dancers returns the beat with a celebration of dance worldwide. In addition to traditional Irish step dancing, you'll be mesmerized by Salsa, Tango and beautiful staging.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="www.HeartbeatOfHome.com" target="_blank">Heartbeat of Home</a>,</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Plays at the Citi Wang Theatre through April 6th.</em></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:49:45 +0000 Jared Bowen 21798 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Heartbeat Of Home, Matelli Exhibit, Rich Girl The Underbelly Of Art Forgery On Display At Springfield Museums http://wgbhnews.org/post/underbelly-art-forgery-display-springfield-museums <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="338" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Vm8pzFsLY7Y?rel=0" width="601"></iframe></p><p></p><p>Forgeries in fine art have existed about as long as art itself. They’re notorious, convincing, and lucrative – and they're an unseemly little secret kept under wraps by museums and art dealers.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:38:24 +0000 Jared Bowen 21725 at http://wgbhnews.org The Underbelly Of Art Forgery On Display At Springfield Museums Arts This Week: Intent To Deceive, 'Hello Again' And Cesar Chavez http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-intent-deceive-hello-again-and-cesar-chavez <p></p><p>How can you be sure the art you view on museum walls is genuine? After visiting an extensive exhibit in Springfield, where forgeries and originals are juxtaposed, it becomes clear that you really can't distinguish. Hear more about this audacious exhibit below and see more about it Friday night on Open Studio.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:51:11 +0000 Jared Bowen 21645 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Intent To Deceive, 'Hello Again' And Cesar Chavez Two Firefighters Killed In Massive Back Bay Blaze http://wgbhnews.org/post/two-firefighters-killed-massive-back-bay-blaze <p>[UPDATE: 8:17PM]&nbsp;Two firefighters were killed in a fire that ripped through a Bay Back townhouse on Wednesday afternoon.&nbsp;</p><p>Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh, Jr., 43, of West Roxbury&nbsp;and Michael R. Kennedy, 33, of Hyde Park, were both of Engine 33 on Boylston St., Boston Fire Department spokesman Stephen MacDonald said. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:38:20 +0000 WGBH News, Jared Bowen, James Edwards, Phillip Martin & Anne Mostue 21630 at http://wgbhnews.org Two Firefighters Killed In Massive Back Bay Blaze Arts This Week: Rigoletto, The Whale and Gallery Street Views http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-rigoletto-whale-and-gallery-street-views <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Change your plans for this weekend. The Boston Lyric Opera's </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Rigoletto</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a don’t miss production—superb direction and sublime performances by baritone Michael </span>Mayes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Rigoletto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and soprano Nadine Sierra as </span>Gilda<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:50:16 +0000 Jared Bowen 21503 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Rigoletto, The Whale and Gallery Street Views Arts This Week: Chekhov, Cave, Kentridge & Speed http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-chekhov-cave-kentridge-speed <p></p><p>A sure bet for theater goers this weekend is seeing the lovely actress Kate Burton in Chekhov's play <em>The Seagull, </em>presented by the Huntington. &nbsp;For museum goers, explore new art made from old objects and explore time with video as the medium with two great exhibits installed at the ICA.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2013-2014/seagull/" target="_blank">The Seagull</a>,</strong> <em>Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, it plays at their B.U. Theatre through April 6th</em></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:19:58 +0000 Jared Bowen 21358 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Chekhov, Cave, Kentridge & Speed Arts This Week: The Flick, BSO and Belmont Film Fest http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-flick-bso-and-belmont-film-fest <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.companyone.org/Season15/The_Flick/synopsis.shtml" target="_blank">The Flick</a>,</strong> <em>Presented by Company One Theatre with Suffolk University, it plays at the Modern Theatre through March 15th</em></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:39:06 +0000 Jared Bowen 21183 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: The Flick, BSO and Belmont Film Fest Arts This Week: Say It With Dance And Song http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-say-it-dance-and-song <p></p><p>When we might be at a loss to find the words for friendship, determination, dreams, love or even a desire for justice, we discover that a subtle gesture or the power of song might express our sentiments exactly.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.bostonballet.org/close-to-chuck/" target="_blank">Close to Chuck:</a>&nbsp;</strong><em>presented by Boston Ballet, playing through March 2nd at the Boston Opera House</em></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:15:00 +0000 Jared Bowen 20980 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Say It With Dance And Song Arts This Week: Life As A Circus http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-life-circus <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2013_14/oz.htm" target="_blank">Circus Oz:</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">playing at the Citi</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Shubert</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Theatre</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">through</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Feb. 23</em></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:40:07 +0000 Jared Bowen 20756 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Life As A Circus Arts This Week: Asking Big Questions http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-asking-big-questions <p></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:20:31 +0000 Jared Bowen 20640 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Asking Big Questions