Arts

Arts
12:56 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Arts Report: A Future Perfect, Walden Revisited, Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol

A Future Perfect, Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, playing at the Calderwood Pavilion through February 7th
Credit Craig Bailey / Pespective photo

A Future Perfect Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, it plays at the Calderwood Pavilion through February 7th

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ARTS
6:53 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Sitting Down With 'American Sniper' Star Sienna Miller

The movie "American Sniper " got six 2015 Academy Award nominations, including best picture and best actor. The film is based on the true story of the man known as the most lethal sniper in Navy SEAL history. Actress Sienna Miller plays that man’s wife, Taya Kyle, in the film, and WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently sat down with her to talk about the experience.

Arts
10:31 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Arts this Week: Oscars, Muckrakers, American Sniper, Blackhat, A Most Violent Year

Esme Allen and Lewis D. Wheeler of "Muckrakers." Presented by New Repertory Theatre through February 1st.
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BOOKS
7:00 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

'Boston Strong' Highlights Untold Stories Of Marathon Bombing

Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman, the authors behind the new book “Boston Strong,” say there’s more to the story than the narrative we all know so well and shared some of what they uncovered. 

Arts
11:47 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Arts This Week: Red Hot Patriots, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Downton Abbey, Inherent Vice

Marcia DeBonia, Martin Moran, Candy Buckley, and Tyler Lansing Weaks in Christopher Durang’s smash-hit Broadway comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Jessica Stone, based on the Broadway direction of Nicholas Martin, playing January 2 – February 1, 2015 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts.
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Red Hot Patriots: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins Plays at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston through January 31st

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ARTS
6:53 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Keeping Up Appearances On The Set Of 'Downton Abbey'

Season five of PBS’s hit show “Downton Abbey” premiered Sunday night. And the new year is bringing new rules, new technology and new drama to the estate. So what does it take to create this world of aristocracy, secrecy and intrigue? WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently got some insight from some of the foremost authorities.

 

ARTS
7:09 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Meet Boston's First Arts Czar, Julie Burros

Boston's new arts czar Julie Burros came from Chicago, where she was director of cultural planning.
Credit WGBH News

The focus on arts and culture in Boston is entering new territory, with the first ever cabinet-level chief of arts and culture. Julie Burros, already known around the city as the arts czar, arrived to Boston from Chicago, where she was director of cultural planning. 

Read an excerpt of WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen's interview with Burros, and watch the entire conversation below:

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ARTS
7:01 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Must-See Holiday Movies

ARTS
6:58 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Greater Boston's Holiday Book List

The holiday season is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. We’ve assembled a panel of notable local authors to share some must-reads that also make great gifts.

William Martin is a best-selling author whose latest historical suspense thriller is "The Lincoln Letter."

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the author of "Truth be Told," the third book in her crime-novel series that was just chosen as a best of 2014 by Library Journal.

Matthew Gilbert's new book, "Off the Leash,” chronicles his transformation from homebody to active member of a group of colorful and eccentric dog lovers.

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ARTS
3:52 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Annual Greater Boston Holiday Books And Movies Special

Watch the full show above, or see segments by clicking the links below.

The holiday season is the perfect time to kick back and watch a movie or curl up with a good book. We’ve assembled a panel of notable local authors to share some must-reads that also make great gifts. And our critics will tell you which new flicks are worth the price of admission. 

Have a story idea? Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

Arts
1:55 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Arts This Week: Political Correctness, The Allergist's Wife, Jesus and Moses

Credit Mark S. Howard

O.P.C,  Plays at the A.R.T. through January 4th

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Arts
12:33 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Arts This Week: The Trip to Bountiful, The Little Prince, Adriana Varejao, Foxcatcher

Jared Bowen with cast members of The Trip to Bountiful
Credit WGBH News

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, playing at the Cutler Majestic Theater through December 7th, presented by ArtsEmerson

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ARTS
6:12 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Broadway Hit 'The Trip To Bountiful' In Boston

"The Trip To Bountiful" is playing at the Cutler Majestic Theatre as part of the ArtsEmerson season. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently sat down with the cast, including Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams and the legendary Cicely Tyson.

Arts
10:51 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Arts This Week: Happy Days, Disgraced, It's Only A Play

Brooke Adams in Beckett's Happy Days
Credit Ed Krieger

Happy Days, Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, it plays at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College through November 23rd.

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Arts
4:58 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Arts This Week: Harvard Art, Fenway Studios, Rosewater

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Harvard Art Museums, Re-openning to the public this Sunday, November 16th.

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ARTS
11:51 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Historic Fenway Studios Open To The Public This Weekend

Fenway Studios was built in 1905 after fire leveled a Boston artist enclave. All of the studios are positioned to receive north light through their soaring 12-foot-tall windows.
Credit Fenway Studios Archives

Boston’s annual Open Studios events are in full swing, giving the public a glimpse inside the private workspace of local artists. The historic Fenway Studios, home to dozens of painters, will open its doors this weekend. 

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ARTS
6:44 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

New Reviews: 'Bad Jews' And 'Interstellar'

There’s a question of faith in the latest production by SpeakEasy Stage Company. The provocatively titled "Bad Jews" finds a family of cantankerous cousins dueling about religion and heritage

Arts
3:28 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Arts This Week: Swan Lake, Bad Jews And Goya

Scene from the Boston Ballet's Swan Lake
Credit Rosalie O'Connor Photography

Swan Lake, Presented by Boston Ballet it is performed through November 16th at The Boston Opera House.

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ARTS
6:55 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

'Nightcrawler' Delves Into The Dark Side Of The News Business

The new film "Nightcrawler" will surely make your skin crawl, especially if you work in the media. The tale of a freelance cameraman short on scruples could be construed as a hefty indictment of broadcast journalism. 

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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ARTS
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.

 

ARTS
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
Credit ArtsEmerson

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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