Arts
8:36 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Arts This Week: 20th Century Icons

The Million Dollar Quartet
Credit http://boston.broadway.com

Go back just a short distance in time to peer at iconic moments in 20th Century art, from the obvious, such as images captured by Andy Warhol, to the heyday of Broadway and the new pulse put out by Elvis and others who had a different kind of musical attitude.

Million Dollar Quartet, plays at the Colonial Theatre through October 20th.

On December 4, 1956, four young rock ‘n’ roll icons—Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins –were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll”, at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with those four major talents who were red-hot as a rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.

Baritones Unbound, Presented by ArtsEmerson it plays at the Paramount Center Mainstage through October 20th.

Three dynamite baritones take the stage to give us a captivating musical tour of the baritone voice throughout history. Veteran singers Jeff Mattsey and Ben Davis join Broadway's Marc Kudisch in an illuminating performance studded with classics from Broadway, opera and beyond.

Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography, on view at The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University through December 15th.

Iconic American artist Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) created much of his art from photographs—those he collected from mass media and those he shot himself. Image Machine, which is drawn largely from the Rose Art Museum’s permanent collection, focuses on how Warhol used photography throughout his career as source material, medium, and subject matter. The phrase “image machine” refers to both the artist himself—he produced tens of thousands of photographs over his lifetime—and the technologies he employed. Warhol adopted the image-making machines of popular culture, including still cameras, movie cameras, and commercial silkscreen printing. 



This week on Open Studio:

Jared tours the stunning photography exhibit She Who Tells A Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, currently on view at the MFA; a conversation with Peter and Paula Lunder, whose gift to the Colby College Museum of Art has transformed the Maine arts scene; rediscovering the power of the baritone in Arts Emerson's Baritones Unbound; and a look at the dance and choreography of the incomparable Bill T. Jones.

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