Arts

Arts
6:00 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Arts This Week: Fruitlands Museum, Wifredo Lam And Nightcrawler

"Looking at the Valley" at the Fruitlands Museum
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6:38 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

MFA's Goya Retrospective Shows Spanish Life In The Balance

Francisco Goya was one of the most beloved painters of his time, adored by royal courts, patrons and collectors, which is interesting given that his subject matter could careen from the traditional to the darkly subversive. You can see it all in a new retrospective of the Spanish master at the Museum of Fine Arts. Not to mention it’s the first major Goya show in this country in 25 years. 

ARTS
7:13 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Plimoth Plantation Blends Art And Function

If you’ve ever been to Plimoth Plantation, you know it’s something of a time warp. The clothing, buildings and housewares at the 17th-century living museum are about as authentic as it gets. Now, visitors have the chance to see how early settlers combined function and artistry to make their goods.

 

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8:12 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Guitarist Joe Perry On Why Aerosmith Has Stuck Together For 45 Years

Aerosmith's lead guitarist, Joe Perry, sat down with Emily Rooney to talk about how the band has stuck together for 45 years despite breakups and infighting.
Credit Ross Halfin

Aerosmith's band members have said horrible things about one another, they’ve broken up for years at a time, but Boston’s hometown rock band is still at it after 45 years.

Now, guitarist Joe Perry has written a book, "Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith."

Emily Rooney sat down with Joe Perry and started by asking him how a kid who grew up outdoors wound up hankering for a guitar.

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Arts
5:46 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Arts This Week: Dear Elizabeth, Ether Dome And Whiplash

Laura Latreille and Ed Hoopman in Dear Elizabeth.
Credit Mark S. Howard

Dear Elizabeth, Plays at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston through November 9th.

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ARTS
6:46 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

'Whiplash' Explores What It Takes To Make An Extraordinary Artist

Miles Teller, left, and J.K. Simmons
Credit Handout

One of the favorites to come out of the Sundance Film Festival this year reaches theaters Friday. "Whiplash" is a provocative film that explores just how far an artist should be pushed to be great. 

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Arts
4:31 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Arts This Week: Mad Kings, Prostitutes And Playwrights

Joseph Marcell as King Lear
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What these three works have in common—two on the stage and one on the page—is the opportunity for theater lovers to understand the immense amount of thought, work and heart that goes in to a play, from its inception to its delivery.

La Traviata, Presented by Boston Lyric Opera, it plays a the CITI Shubert Theatre through October 19th.

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Arts
12:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

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Arts
12:05 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Arts This Week: Crafts, Glamour And Assassins

Scene from Assassins
Credit Andrew Brilliant / Brilliant Pictures

Plimoth Plantation Craft Center, The new craft center is now open.

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Arts
3:07 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Arts This Week: Nelsons' BSO, Consenses, Calder, And Bent

Andris Nelsons at Boston Symphony Hall
Credit Marco Borggreve

As the 2014 arts season gets underway, artists from Andris Nelsons to Sally Taylor lead you through new experiences driven by the passion for their creative work.

Andris Nelsons Launches Inaugural Season at the BSO, The 134th Season of the BSO is now underway. Nelsons took the podium with a Beethoven, Bartok and Tchaikovsky program through October 3rd and will return November 6-22nd for his second group of programs.

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Arts
11:23 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Arts This Week: Life's Intersections

Shinique Smith, Splendid (detail), 2014.
Credit Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai.

A new musical explores romantic encounters in middle age, an artist contributes to the public space in downtown Boston, an endangered young woman brings a retired vigilante out of retirement, and a young woman follows her inner compass to traverse the desert.

Closer Than Ever Plays at New Repertory Theatre through September 28th.

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ARTS
6:27 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

ABC's New Comedy, 'Black-ish,' Tackles Race And Culture

ABC is wading into some new territory in “Black-ish,” which premiered Wednesday night. The comedy centers around the Johnsons, a wealthy black family living in Los Angeles.

“Black-ish” premiered to strong numbers, nearly matching the ever-popular “Modern Family.” But whether it stands the test of time likely depends on how well it manages to balance humor with its social commentary.

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6:44 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Alexander Calder Exhibit At Peabody Essex Museum

It's been nearly 60 years since the last museum show of artist Alexander Calder was on view in the Boston area, even though he had a studio right here in New England. The drought is over now though, thanks to a show at the Peabody Essex Museum. Run to it, says WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen, and then, take your time. 

ARTS
6:28 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby' Opens In Theaters Friday

There’s much to be found in “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.” The new film is creating lots of buzz on the festival circuit.  

Arts
2:18 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Arts This Week: Family Drama

Tina Fey and Jason Bateman star in This Is Where I Leave You
Credit Warner Bros.

On stage and on screen, watch stories unfold as different characters find their place in that precious play in which each of us get our own leading role: the family.

Far From Heaven Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Calderwood Pavilion through October 11th.

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6:38 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

The True Story Behind 'The Green Prince'

The new documentary “The Green Prince” opens in theaters Friday. It tells the remarkable story of a Hamas insider who took an extreme risk by becoming an Israeli informant. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently spoke with the actual Green Prince.

ARTS
7:56 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Fall Arts Roundup: "The Green Prince," "The Drop," And "The Lion King"

Hear about the latest arts offerings that WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen says are must-sees.

Arts
6:28 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

“Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,” Comes To Boston

In 1967, Hollywood thrust the issue of interracial marriage into the spotlight  with the Academy Award winning film, “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,”  starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier. The film tells the story of a liberal San Francisco couple reconciling their private views about race.  Now, a formidable pair of television stars are taking the stage in a re-make. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen was at the opening last night, and chats about the new reboot, and how it translates to the stage. Watch more of Jared's conversation with stars Jamal Warner and Julia Duffy about honesty, comedy, and the making of this production.

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1:52 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Arts this Week: Time To Eat

Adriane Lenox, Lonnie Farmer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Julia Duffy, Patrick Shea, and Meredith Forlenza in the Huntington Theatre Company production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Credit Paul Marotta

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, it plays at the BU Theatre through October 5th.

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6:44 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Bringing Hollywood Glamour To The Hub

At a starry affair Monday night – the Museum of Fine Arts opened a new show presenting the original Hollywood style with gowns worn by Mae West, Gloria Swanson, Carole Lombard – and a host of other leading ladies.  WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen and Jill Radsken, style correspondent for the Boston Globe walk us through what these gowns tell us about the origins of Hollywood style.

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Arts
6:02 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

The DeCordova Museum Marries Sculpture With the Written Word

 Word at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is that language is as powerful in a gallery setting as it is on the page. In dual summer shows on view through October – language is the springboard to two very different points of view. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen takes us there. 

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Arts
11:22 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Arts This Week: Previewing The Fall 2014 Season

The Trip to Bountiful stars Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood.
Credit ArtsEmerson

With summer vacations behind us, it's time to look ahead to the new arts season. Here are some fall preview performing arts highlights.

Screen to Stage

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? At the Huntington Theatre Company through October 5th.

TV veterans Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Julia Duffy star in this staged adaptation of the 1967 film classic.

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6:32 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Arts This Week: Renovated Digs For North Shore Maritime Art

Credit Cape Ann Museum

Time for a weekend getaway to the North Shore, where you can visit the Cape Ann Museum. Add it to your list, right after the boating races and before the stop to Bob Lobster.

Cape Ann Museum This gem on the Massachusetts North Shore just re-opened after a $5 million renovation.

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7:21 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Touring The Renovated Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum was closed for the better part of last year and for good reason. It’s been undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. The museum re-opened this week sporting a new look. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen got a tour before the doors opened to the public. 

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9:59 am
Tue August 19, 2014

'Finding Neverland' A Broadway Bound, 'Peter Pan' Backstory

For more than 100 years, the adventures of Peter Pan have captivated audiences, from the famous play starring Mary Martin in the title role to the beloved Disney movie. The classic tale was the brainchild of playwright J.M. Barrie. Now, the story of how Barrie came to imagine a world of fairies and lost boys is the basis of a new musical, based on the 2004 film “Finding Neverland,” as WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen explained.

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12:29 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Arts This Week: Neverland, 4000 Miles And The Giver

Jeremy Jordan as J. M. Barrie and Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland.
Credit Evgenia Eliseeva / http://americanrepertorytheater.org/

I don't have enough thumbs to raise in appreciation for the new Finding Neverland. It was no surprise to receive their official announcement yesterday: this show is bound for Broadway. Be sure to catch it while you can and see the incredible Jeremy Jordan, who is sure to pick up awards for this performance.

Finding Neverland, Plays at the American Repertory Theater through September 28th.

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ARTS
7:30 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Remembering Robin Williams: Looking Back On A Stellar Career

Robin Williams was a singular performer. His wit, his timing and his range earned him the admiration of fellow comedians and dramatic actors alike. Actor and comedian Steve Sweeney had the privilege of meeting him. 

ARTS
6:07 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Japanese Comic Brought To Life On Stage In 'Astro Boy'

The cartoon Astro Boy is one of Japan's most beloved figures, and in this age of anime, he's as heroic as ever. Now he's the subject of a Company One show, "Astro Boy & the God of Comics," that has WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen raving. 

ARTS
11:17 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Remembering Esther Earl, Inspiration For 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Some of the biggest books and movies aimed at young people in recent years have been rooted in fantasy: think "Twilight," "Harry Potter" and "The Hunger Games." But "The Fault In Ours Stars" deals with a hard truth of real life, telling the story of a teenage girl with cancer who falls in love with a boy she meets at a support group.

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8:47 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Arts This Week: Wyeth In The MFA, Shakespeare In The Park

Jamie Wyeth, 1984.

Jamie Wyeth On view at the Museum of Fine Arts through December 28th.

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