Jared Bowen http://wgbhnews.org en 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 Arts This Week: Rockin’ & Rollin’, Movin’ & Shakin’ http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-rockin-rollin-movin-shakin <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Think about </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">movement</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as an element of art, and see how it plays out in kinetic sculpture, or as a platform for change in the civil rights era.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:17:04 +0000 Jared Bowen 20490 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Rockin’ & Rollin’, Movin’ & Shakin’ Arts This Week: Alison Saar At MassArt http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-alison-saar-massart <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I devoted much of my arts attention this week to the&nbsp;"DIY analysis," of Alison </span>Saar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. That's how she described her work to me during our interview. There are many, many layers of thought here for us to explore. Also, I report back from the first of three big conversations on the future of museums, held at the Boston Athenaeum.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:29:07 +0000 Jared Bowen 20345 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Alison Saar At MassArt Arts This Week: New Yet Familiar http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-new-yet-familiar <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whether you choose to browse through the displays from New England's upcoming artists, listen to the stories of average working Americans, or experience familiar classical music retooled into pulsing club music, there is a way for you see the world and its art through someone else's eyes this weekend.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:35:56 +0000 Jared Bowen 20193 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: New Yet Familiar Arts This Week: Best in Film, New to Stage http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-best-film-new-stage <p></p><p>Just as it's time to review the best Hollywood gave us in 2013, we can look to the stages in Boston for some great live performances.</p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Oscar Nominations 2014</strong><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The nominations have just been released. We'll discuss my expectations for these end-of-2013 films:</span></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">12 Years A Slave<br />August: Osage County<br />The Wolf of Wall Street</span><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">American Hustle<br />Her</span></em></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:25:59 +0000 Jared Bowen 20029 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Best in Film, New to Stage Arts this Week: Not the Usual http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-not-usual <p></p><p>We all know that Bernie Madoff swindled a lot of people from their savings, but now you can sit with a fictional Madoff and hear him talk out his philosophy. Top that with fashion that isn't concerned with a Western concept of "sexy", Dublin tunes to fall in love by and a less-than-perfect family from the Midwest.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:33:02 +0000 Jared Bowen 19787 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts this Week: Not the Usual Reflecting Upon The Year In Local Art http://wgbhnews.org/post/reflecting-upon-year-local-art <p>The Boston metro region is a place saturated with art of all kinds, and in 2013 we saw the arts community become a force that expresses itself, unifies the local art world and repeatedly launches local talent onto a national stage. Here are just a few of many noteworthy moments to recognize as 2013 comes to an end:</p><p><strong>Boston Arts on a national stage</strong>: Boston Ballet's summer world tour receives raves; The A.R.T. sends</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:50:27 +0000 Jared Bowen 19455 at http://wgbhnews.org Reflecting Upon The Year In Local Art Arts This Week: Theater and Film http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-theater-and-film <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/heart-robin-hood" target="_blank">The Heart of Robin Hood</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> presented by the A.R.T., plays at the </span>Loeb<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Drama Center through January </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The notorious Robin Hood and his band of outlaws steal from the rich, but they do not share their spoils with the poor and are unloved by the people, who must also pay unfair taxes to the evil Prince Joh Thu, 19 Dec 2013 07:17:37 +0000 Jared Bowen 19363 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Theater and Film Arts This Week: Finding What's Missing http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-finding-whats-missing <p>An artist fills an empty frame with memory, a filmmaker fills a hole in his heart with a story, a man makes a quest to find his dreams and a mother searches for her first born. Below are such unique examples of how art reveals our longing for wholeness.</p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.gardnermuseum.org/contemporary_art/exhibitions/current_exhibitions/sophie_calle_last_seen" target="_blank"><em>Last Seen</em> by Sophie Calle</a>, </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on view at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum through March </span>3rd</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:18:31 +0000 Jared Bowen 19198 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Finding What's Missing Arts This Week: Happy For The Holidays http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-happy-holidays <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These live performances are sure to bring some laughter and light to your holiday season.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://boston.broadway.com/shows/i-love-lucy-ss/" target="_blank">I Love Lucy Live On Stage, </a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">presented by Broadway in Boston, runs through December </span>22nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the Colonial </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:08:51 +0000 Jared Bowen 19061 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Happy For The Holidays Sophie Calle, The Gardner Heist, And Absence http://wgbhnews.org/post/sophie-calle-gardner-heist-and-absence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Gardner museum is presenting a new exhibit reflecting on their absence and their value.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5utcAJyTfcs" width="560"></iframe></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:37:58 +0000 Jared Bowen 19009 at http://wgbhnews.org Sophie Calle, The Gardner Heist, And Absence Arts This Week: All in the Family http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-all-family-0 <p><strong><a href="http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2013-2014/cocktail-hour/" target="_blank">The Cocktail Hour, </a></strong>presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, plays at the BU Theatre through December 15th.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:01:01 +0000 Jared Bowen 18758 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: All in the Family Arts This Week: Looking Back http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-looking-back <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Time travel with several art exhibits this week, starting with photography from a young woman's point of view in the </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, to experiencing first hand a colonial meal in the New World to masters' paintings that depict life in the old world.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:39:10 +0000 Jared Bowen 18603 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Looking Back Art World Favorite Amy Sillman's First-Ever Retrospective At The ICA http://wgbhnews.org/post/art-world-favorite-amy-sillmans-first-ever-retrospective-ica <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Brooklyn artist Amy </span>Sillman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is acclaimed in art circles for her point of view, for her use of the line and for the way she’s brought attention and enthusiasm back to painting itself.</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:54:29 +0000 Jared Bowen 18452 at http://wgbhnews.org Art World Favorite Amy Sillman's First-Ever Retrospective At The ICA Arts This Week: Revisiting The Canon http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-revisiting-canon <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There is Art, and then there is the art that becomes part of our collective understanding and endures. Names lake Beethoven, Handel, Beckett, Vonnegut and Queen need little explanation, nor is their work unfamiliar. See new generations present their own interpretations of the classics.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 04:46:24 +0000 Jared Bowen 18440 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Revisiting The Canon Reclusive Nanny's Found Photographs On Display At Brandeis http://wgbhnews.org/post/reclusive-nannys-found-photographs-display-brandeis <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="338" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2xFcka72uHo?rel=0" width="601"></iframe></p><p>There were moments nearly every day- especially in the 1950s and '60s- that nanny Vivian Maier would disappear wherever she was living. In cities like New York and Chicago, she quietly photographed street scenes, children, and herself, and hardly anyone knew.</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:09:31 +0000 Jared Bowen 18428 at http://wgbhnews.org Reclusive Nanny's Found Photographs On Display At Brandeis 'The Power Of Duff' Presents TV Anchor Who Ends Newscast With Prayer http://wgbhnews.org/post/power-duff-presents-tv-anchor-who-ends-newscast-prayer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new play </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Power of Duff</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> finds Charles Duff down and out. He’s a weathered, disenchanted anchorman at the third-rated station in a low television market.</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:03:33 +0000 Jared Bowen 18396 at http://wgbhnews.org 'The Power Of Duff' Presents TV Anchor Who Ends Newscast With Prayer Arts This Week: Life & Style http://wgbhnews.org/post/arts-week-life-style <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amy </span>Sillman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;describes her artistic process as one divided between a clean room and a dirty room. One is for planning, one for painting. That sounds a lot like life, the details of which can provide inspiration for some of the best art.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/AmySillman/" target="_blank">Amy Sillman: one lump or two, </a></strong>on view at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art through January 5, 2014.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 04:57:56 +0000 Jared Bowen 18290 at http://wgbhnews.org Arts This Week: Life & Style